This visa lets you visit Australia:
to visit or for business visitor purposes
for up to three, six or 12 months.
The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD130 to AUD335.
If you hold a certain passport, you might be able to apply for a free or cheaper visa.
The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.
The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa has an AUD20 service charge. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.
You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:
as a visitor
for business visitor activities
to visit family
on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.
If you are in Australia you can apply for the Tourist stream of the Visitor visa online provided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.
If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.
If you cannot apply online, you can lodge a paper application.