eVisitor (subclass 651)


Holders of this visa are permitted to enter Australia:

  • as tourists, visitors or on business
  • as frequently as they wish within one calendar year
  • for as long as three months per individual visit within that year

An eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free of charge.


You may be eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa providing that you are both:

  • currently outside of Australia
  • a holder of a passport issued by certain specified countries

Who can get an eVisitor visa?

An eVisitor visa can granted to individuals who:

  • are intending to travel to Australia on a temporary basis for business, as a tourist or to visit friends or family
  • are currently outside of Australia
  • hold an eVisitor-eligible passport
  • do not have tuberculosis
  • have never been convicted in any country of a criminal offence with a sentence of one year or more

eVisitor-eligible passports

eVisitor-eligible passports are passports issued by the following countries and territories:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom – British Citizen
  • Vatican City.

NB: British passport holders who hold only a British National Overseas, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject passport are not eligible for an eVisitor visa.

Criminal convictions

Individuals with a criminal conviction from any country where the sentence was 12 months’ or more imprisonment will not be eligible to enter Australia on an eVisitor visa. Such individuals should instead consider applying for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600).

Health requirement

To enter Australia on an eVisitor visa, you must meet the minimum health requirement. In particular, you should be aware that you will be refused entry to the country if you have an active tuberculosis infection.​

Health insurance

Individuals travelling to and entering Australia on an eVisitor Visa are responsible for covering the cost of any healthcare treatment they require while visiting Australia, either via insurance or from their own funds. Some countries have reciprocal healthcare agreements with Australia which may cover certain treatment (usually emergency care), but it is still generally recommended that you have suitable health and travel insurance in place before you travel to Australia.