With this visa, you can travel to Australia:
- as a tourist - for example, to cruise or have a holiday
- to visit family or friends
- as a business visitor
As a business visitor, you can:
- make general business or employment enquiries
- investigate, negotiate, enter into or review a business contract
- conduct activities as part of an official government visit
- take part in a conference, trade fair or seminar. The organisers can't pay you to take part
You can apply the visa from your phone. There is no Visa Application Charge (VAC). There may be an application service charge of AUD20.
From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.
You cannot apply for an ETA online, or through an agent or airline at this time, unless the application is lodged via the ETA app.
The ETA app will be expanded to all ETA-eligible passport holders from April 2022.
You can apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app on your mobile device if you hold a passport from:
- Hong Kong (SAR of China)
- South Korea
- the United States of America
To access the instrument, click here.
Schedule 2 - Electronic Travel Authority visas
The ETA is a tourist visa (subclass 601), that enables the visa holder to travel to and enter Australia multiple times for a period of 12 months, an application for which is usually made by a travel agent. Schedule 2 clarify the process of making an application for an ETA visa and enables person who holds an ETA-eligible passport that is also an eVisitor eligible passport to apply for an ETA visa electronically using the AustralianETA App. Through this app, the applicants can lodge their ETA visa application using their own portable device, in a fast and convenient manner.
The AustralianETA App has specific travel agent functionality to enable travel agents to download the AustralianETA App to lodge an application on behalf of an applicant.
Visa Application Checklist
Valid Application Criteria
Time of Application & Decision Criteria
If you have a criminal conviction in any country, you should apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) and provide evidence about your criminal convictions.