Updated processing time for Subclass 600 Visitor Visa

Visitor Visa

An Australian visitor visa allows individuals to travel to Australia for tourism or business purposes for a period of up to 12 months. Whilst it has other subclasses, such as Subclass 601 Eletronic Travel Authority and Subclass 651 eVisitor, it generally refers to a Subclass 600 Visitor visa.

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There had been a long delay in the processing of visitor visas. This processing time has however reduced quite significantly. As at 17 January 2023,

  • 25% of Subclass 600 applications are processed within 8 days.
  • 50% of Subclass 600 applications are processed within 16 Days
  • 75% of Subclass 600 applications are processed within 33 Days
  • 90% of Subclass 600 applications are processed within 85 Days


To be eligible for a Tourist visa (subclass 600), you must:

  • Have a valid passport
  • Be able to prove that you will be financially strong for your stay in Australia
  • Have an acceptable purpose for the visit
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia
  • Be outside Australia when you apply and be granted your visa


It is important to note that a visitor visa does not allow individuals to work or study in Australia. If you wish to work or study in Australia, you will need to apply for a different type of visa that permits you to work. If so, we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice concerning your migration options.


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