Visitor Visa (subclass 600)

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VISA Duration

3 to 12 months*

Work Hours

Max 0 hours a fortnight.*

Average Processing

5 to 14 days after successful completion of application.*


If you’re planning to visit Australia for tourism, business meetings, or visiting friends and family, the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is an excellent option to consider. This page will provide you with all the essential information you need to know about the visa, including its duration, work hours, average processing time, relevant visas, and eligibility criteria.

Want to stay longer or not sure what VISA fits your needs? Contact OZI today to receive expert advice from our specialists; begin your exciting journey to Australia!

VISA Streams & Durations:

The Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) allows you to stay in Australia for a period of up to 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on the specific visa stream you choose and the circumstances of your visit. It is important to note that this visa is temporary and does not provide a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. 


  • Tourist VISA Stream: This stream is designed for individuals who want to visit Australia for tourism or to visit family and friends. It allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, although shorter durations may also be granted. You can engage in activities such as sightseeing, exploring the country’s attractions, or attending social events. However, it is important to note that you cannot work in Australia under this stream.
  • Business Visitor VISA Stream: The Business Visitor Stream is intended for individuals who need to travel to Australia for business-related purposes. This includes attending conferences, seminars, or meetings, exploring business opportunities, or negotiating contracts. The duration of stay can vary, with options ranging from a few days to several months, depending on the circumstances. While this stream allows for business-related activities, it does not permit work in Australia.
  • Sponsored Family VISA Stream: The Sponsored Family Stream is for individuals who have a sponsor who is an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen residing in Australia. This stream enables you to visit your family members in Australia for an extended period, usually up to 12 months. The sponsorship serves as a guarantee for your stay, and you must meet certain requirements set by the Australian government.


It is essential to carefully assess your purpose of visit and choose the appropriate stream that aligns with your intentions. Each stream has specific requirements, conditions, and limitations, so it is advisable to review the official Australian government website or consult with a qualified immigration professional for detailed and up-to-date information. 

How many hours can I Work?

While holding a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600), you are generally not allowed to work in Australia. The primary purpose of this visa is for tourism, leisure, or non-work-related activities. However, under limited circumstances, you may be eligible for a work-related activity with appropriate authorization. It’s essential to check the conditions attached to your specific visa stream for accurate information regarding work permissions.

What do I need to be Eligible?

To be eligible for the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600), you must meet certain criteria, which may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Genuine Visitor: You must genuinely intend to visit Australia temporarily for the purpose stated in your visa application.
  • Sufficient Financial Means: You should have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Australia.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement: You must demonstrate that you genuinely intend to enter Australia for a temporary period and have reasons to return to your home country.
  • Health and Character Requirements: You must meet certain health and character requirements. This includes undergoing a health examination and obtaining relevant police clearances.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): It is mandatory to have health insurance coverage (OSHC) for the duration of your stay in Australia.

At OZI Immigration Services, we understand the complexities of the visa application process. Our experienced team will guide you through each step, ensuring that your application meets all the necessary requirements for a successful outcome.

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

Australia offers various types of visas, including tourist visas, student visas, work visas, skilled visas, partner visas, and more. The specific visa you need depends on your purpose of travel and eligibility.

To apply for an Australian visa, you typically need to complete an online application through the Department of Home Affairs’ website. The application will require you to provide personal information, supporting documents, and pay the required fees.

The processing time for an Australian visa can vary depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances. It can range from a few days to several months. It’s advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel date. For more specific info call or see this link to the Department of Home Affairs Website.

It depends on the type of visa you hold. Visitors to Australia on tourist visas are not required to have health insurance. However, it’s highly recommended to have adequate health insurance coverage as healthcare costs in Australia can be high.

In some cases, it is possible to extend your stay in Australia. However, it depends on the type of visa you hold and the specific circumstances. It’s important to check the conditions of your visa and consult with the Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent for guidance.

The cost of an Australian visa varies depending on the type of visa and the duration of your stay. The fees can range from AUD 140 for a tourist visa to several thousand dollars for more complex visas like skilled migration visas. It’s best to check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for the specific fees.

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