Visitor Subclass 600 Visa

This visa is for tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months.

This visa is for tourists, business visitors or to visit family of friends for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Visitor Visa Subclass 600 Details

Visitor Visa (Class FA) (Subclass 600)

This visa 600 is for tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Tourist Visa 600 Stream

This visa subclass 600 stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

Visa 600 Australia Sponsored Family Stream

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.

Australia Visitor Visa Business Visitor Stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

Visitor Visa Australia Approved Destination Status Stream

This visa 600 Australia stream is for citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.

Visitors Visa Subclass 600 Frequent Traveller Stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

Substituted Subclass 600 Visa

A Subclass 600 Visitor visa that was granted following a decision by the Minister to substitute a more favourable decision under section 345, 351, 391, 417, 454 or 501J of the Migration Act 1958.

Subclass Visa 600 Fee

Subclass 600 Visa Fee in Tourist Stream: For an applicant outside Australia A$145; For an applicant inside Australia A$370; Frequent Traveller Stream: A$1085.

Visitor Visa Estimated Processing Time

Tourist Stream (Apply in Australia): 75% of applications in 45 Days, 90% of applications in 11 Months; Tourist Stream (Apply outside Australia): .

Visa 600 Eligibility

Be a Genuine Visitor

You must intend to stay only temporarily in Australia, and do only the things the visa allows you to do.

Have Enough Money for 600

You must have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia.

Visitor Visa 600 Health Insurance

For subclass 600 visa health insurance requirement you can either purchase health insurance from your home country or in Australia from health insurers such as BUPA, Allianz or Medicare. BUPA health insurance for visitors will be the best option as it will provide you cover while you are in Australia.

Sponsorship for Sponsored Family Stream

You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident and the Department of Home Affairs might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond between A$5000 - A$15000. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when a decision is made on your visa application.

How to Extend Visitor Visa 600 in Australia

If you are in Australia, you can apply for visa 600 extension by lodging another application, if condition 8503 is not applied to your current visa.

If you are in Australia and Your Visa has Expired

If you would like to stay longer in Australia as a visitor, and you do not hold a substantive visa, you must apply within 28 days of your previous substantive visa ceasing.
The Department of Home Affairs will assess if; the reasons you do not hold a substantive visa are beyond your control, and there are compelling reasons to grant you a visa.
You will not be granted this visa if your current visa is, or last visa was, a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (Subclass 403) in the Domestic worker (Diplomatic or Consular) Stream.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances that allow grant of the visa, you will not be granted this visa if you hold a Visitor visa, Work and Holiday visa, Working Holiday visa or bridging visa, and granting you a further Tourist visa would result in you staying in Australia for more than 12 consecutive months.

Visitor Visa 600 Frequently Asked Questions

How to Extend Visitor Visa 600 in Australia

If you are in Australia, you can apply for visa 600 extension by lodging another application, if condition 8503 is not applied to your current visa.

Visitor Visa 600 Health Insurance

For subclass 600 visa health insurance requirement you can either purchase health insurance from your home country or in Australia from health insurers such as BUPA, Allianz or Medicare.

Are there any Limitations on Sponsoring for Visitor Visa

You will not be allowed to sponsor someone for this visa if:
- You currently sponsor a visitor who was granted a Subclass 600 visa, and the new applicant is not part of the members of the family unit of the visitor you are already sponsoring or is travelling to Australia for a different purpose.
- In the last 5 years, you sponsored someone who was granted a Subclass 600 Visa or a Sponsored (Visitor) (Class UL) Visa which has now ceased and who did not abide by the conditions of their visa. However, an exception can be made if the previous visitor breached condition 8531 after they entered Australia due to circumstances beyond their control.

Visitor Visa Australia News

Recent Policy Changes and News

These are some of the relevant policy changes and recent news relevant to Subclass 600 visa.

Visitor Visa Family Sponsorsed Stream Requirements

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Visitor Visa Family Sponsorsed Stream Requirements

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Visitor Subclass 600 Visa Checklist

600 Visa Documents For Primary Applicant

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
3. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
4. Passport size photographs.
5. All applicants must provide adequate Health Cover.
6. Medical examinations.
7. For an applicant is under 18, copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the names of both parents; or adoption papers (if applicable).
8. Provide as much proof as you can to show you are visiting Australia as a temporary visitor only. This could include: proof you have enough money for your stay and to leave Australia, such as, bank statements of last 3 months, pay slips, audited accounts, tax records, term deposits and credit card statements.
9. A letter from your relative or friend in Australia, inviting you to visit. The letter could state: their relationship to you, the purpose of your visit and length of stay, if you will be staying with them. If this person will be paying for your stay, provide proof of their funds and your plans while in Australia.
10. Your reasons to return home at the end of your visit, such as: A letter from your employer stating you plan to return to your job, your study at a school, college or university in your home country, your immediate family members in your home country, you can return home or you own a house or other major assets in your home country.

Sponsored Family Visitor Visa 600 Checklist

11. Provide evidence that the sponsoring family member can support your stay in Australia such as their residence status, income and living arrangement.

For Business Visitor Stream or Frequent Traveller Stream

11. Provide an invitation from a host organisation, conference registration details, a letter from your employer stating why you are visiting, your plans for your stay and details of your Australian business contacts, proof of your current employment and professional qualifications, evidence your company is an active business, such as an annual report or evidence of prior contact with Australian businesses.