Subclass 600-Toursit Stream-Visiting Australia on the tourist visa
Visa Class: FA
Date of Modification: 4 May 2022
Visa Category: Visiting Australia
Visa Subclass: 600
Base Application Fee: 145
Stream: Tourist

Visa Introduction

The objectives of the Subclass 600 visa are to:

  • facilitate the entry of genuine tourists, business and family visitors;
  • support the integrity of Australia's migration programs; and
  • contribute to Australia's economic development, and social and cultural enrichment.

The principles governing the entry of Subclass 600 visa holders to Australia are that they must:

  • genuinely intend to visit Australia temporarily;
  • not work unlawfully
  • not engage in studies or training for more than 3 months
  • have, or have access to, adequate means to support themselves for the duration of their visit; and
  • intend to comply with all visa conditions and stay periods.

The Tourist stream (subdivision 600.22) may also be appropriate for applicants:

  • visiting other relatives and/or friends;
  • studying for less than 3 months;
  • not eligible for the grant of a Subclass 601 visa or a Subclass 651 visa who intend to visit Australia; or
  • eligible for the grant of a Subclass 601 visa or a Subclass 651 visa who intend a temporary stay of longer than 3 months in Australia.

Visa Feature

  1. Affordable Visa Application Fee
        • Onshore-145 visa application fee
        • Offshore-370 visa application fee
  2.   Fast processing
  3.   No Work Rights

Visa Application Checklist

Genuine intention to visit Australia temporarily, considering: 

  • Previous visa compliance
  • Intention to comply with Subclass 600 conditions
  • Any other relevant matter
  • previous visa history (Any refusal, visa cancellation )
  • the purpose of the visit (Check complex cases for a variety of unusual purposes)
  • Intended visiting period (whether it is consistent with the purpose)
Adequate means of support
  • the evidence of income and assets  (name, amount, etc)
Exceptional circumstances must exist if an applicant's period of stay in Australia would exceed 12 consecutive months
    • one or more visitor visas (Subclass 600, 601 and 651 visas);
    • a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa;
    • a Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa;
    • a bridging visa.
  • the visa history
  • Advise the maximum period to stay onshore must not in breach of the 12 consecutive months requirements
Evidence in relation to applicants under 18 years of age


  • whether both parents are travelling together


For Tourist Stream
  • The applicant is intending to visit Australia, or remain in Australia
  • If student visa holder in Australia, the visa is not sought for the purpose of commencing, continuing or completing a registered course in which the applicant is enrolled
  • whether sufficient evidence of incentive to return has been provided
  • The purpose of visit is not study


Health & Character
  • Check the health visa policies for
      • negative health outcome
      • Visitors 75 years of age or older
      • Pregnant visa applicants
      • Applicants intending to undertake medical treatment or visit a hospital or health care facility in Australia etc

Want to know more about this visa?

You can see the government visa policies, frequently asked questions, as well as some complex case scenarios, when you logged into our website.
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