Australia Visa and Passport Requirements
Visas for Australia are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except those continuing their journey to a third country (who hold confirmation of booking and documentation to enter country) within eight hours of arriving in Australia. Be aware that not all airports remain open all night; travellers should check with the airline.
Australian visa regulations (including visa application charges) change from time to time. The information provided here is valid at the time of publication, but visitors should check this information is still current by visiting the Department of Immigration and Border Protection online (www.immi.gov.au ) or by calling the Europe Service Centre (tel: (020) 7420 3690, in the UK ; lines open Mon-Fri 0900-1200 and 1300-1600).
Most tourists staying for three months or less require either an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor visa (some nationals are eligible for both). These are electronically stored authorities for travel to Australia for tourism or short-term business purposes that allow multiple entries for stays of up to three months for people from certain countries (see below). The ETA and eVisitor visa are invisible and therefore will not show up in your passport.
Of the nationals listed in the chart above, only EU nationals are eligible for an eVisitor visa; US and Canadian nationals should apply for an ETA.
There are also working holiday visas, student visas, and various work visas; enquire at the high commission or embassy.
Types and cost.
ETA: authorised travel agents or airlines or the nearest Australian High Commission or Embassy; some nationals may apply online through the main Department of Immigration and Border Protection (www.eta.immi.gov.au ).