About This Visa
This visa has four streams:
For people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends and for other purposes not related to business or medical treatment.
If you are in Australia, your application must be made in Australia. If you apply for this visa in Australia, you must be in Australia to be granted the visa.
If you are outside Australia, your application must be made outside Australia. If you apply for this visa outside Australia, you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.
Business Visitor stream:
For business people travelling to Australia for a short business visit. This includes making a general business or employment enquiry, negotiations or participating in a conference.
You must be outside Australia when you apply, your application must be made outside Australia, and you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.
Sponsored Family stream:
For people travelling to Australia to visit their family. You must have a sponsor who might be asked to provide a bond.
You must be outside Australia when you apply and you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.
Approved Destination Status stream: for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organised tour group.
You must be in the People’s Republic of China at time of application and to be granted the visa.
Visa condition 8101
You must NOT work in Australia.
Visa condition 8201
You must NOT study for more than 3 months while in Australia
Visa condition 8503
No further stay.
Following an assessment of your application, a visa officer may decide to apply the 8503 condition on your visa. The 8503 (or No Further Stay) condition means that the holder of the visa on which the condition has been imposed will not, after entering Australia, be entitled to be granted any other visa, while the holder remains in Australia.
The effect of this visa condition is that it will not be possible for you to apply to remain in Australia beyond the authorised period of stay of your visa. It is particularly important, if your visit to Australia is to attend a specific event, that you organise your travel so that you can attend these events within your authorised period of stay as you will not be able to extend your period of stay in Australia.
If the 8503 condition is imposed on your visa, it will be indicated on the letter advising you of the grant of your visa, with the words 8503 – NO FURTHER STAY.
Visa condition 8531
You must NOT stay in Australia after your visa expires.
Visa condition 8558
You must NOT spend more than 12 months in Australia in an 18 month period.