Visas

  • All visitors to Australia need a visa − only New Zealand nationals are exempt and even they sheepishly receive a 'special category' visa on arrival.
  • There are several different visas available, depending on your nationality and what kind of visit you're contemplating.
  • See the website of the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (www.homeaffairs.gov.au) for info and application forms (also available from Australian diplomatic missions overseas and travel agents), plus details on visa extensions, Working Holiday Visas (417) and Work & Holiday Visas (462).