Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) is a temporary visa that allows you to visit Australia for a holiday or a cruise, to visit family or friends, or to undertake certain business visitor activities, if you have a passport from an eligible country.
Eligibility for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
- Have passport from an eligible country
- Have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily
- Meet the health and character requirements
- Not have debts to the Australian Government
You must be outside Australia or in immigration clearance when you apply for this visa. Once granted, this visa is usually valid for a 12-month period. There is no Visa Application Charge (VAC) for ETA, however, you have to pay an online application service cost of AUD $20.
You cannot add dependant family members in your visa application. You must file a separate application for each applicant. It is also important to know that the Department may refuse to grant this visa if it is not in the best interest of an applicant who is a child, less than 18 years old.
Advantages of Electronic Travel Authority
- Multiple entries to Australia
- Stay for up to 3 months at a time
List of Eligible Countries
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Republic of San Marino
Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
United Kingdom—British Citizen
United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
United States of America
If you do not hold a passport from the above-listed countries or want to know about other Visitor Visa options, Get In Touch with us or call us on (02) 4626 100 to speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents to discuss your options to visit Australia.