Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Australia

New Additional Australian Travel Screening Process Called eTA

An ETA is an electronic authorisation from the government to enter Australia. To be eligible you must be below 75 years of age and hold a passport from one of the eligible countries.

eTA Filing Is Now Compulsory

International travelers seeking to visit the Australia are now subject to enhanced security requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the Australia under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for permission and register at least 72 hours before visiting Australia.

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Brunei – Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Rep Of (South)
  • Latvia
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City
  • United Kingdom
  • United States ( USA )

Tourst vs Business eTA Visa

The Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) is for people intending to travel to Australia on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes.

Tourist ETA – The Tourist ETA applies for travel for tourism only. Tourism includes holidays, recreation and visiting family and/or friends. It is valid for 1 year for multiple journeys of up to 3 months.

Business ETA – The Business ETA applies to business purposes only.Business purposes may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit. It is valid for 1 year for multiple journeys of up to 3 months.

If you are intending to carry out short term, non-ongoing, highly specialised work in Australia, you should apply for the new temporary work short stay activity subclass 400 visa. VisaCentral can assist you with this application.