This visa is for travellers staying up to 3 months, including short-term studies, business visits and cruises in Australia. It’s typically valid for 12 months or the duration of your passport’s validity, whichever is shorter, with a 3-month stay for each entry. If you plan to stay longer than 3 months at a time, you must apply for a different visa.
With this visa you can:
- Visit family or friends
- Go on a cruise or have a holiday
- Undertake some business visitor activities
The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) begins on the date it is granted unless you hold another substantive visa. Extensions are not possible; you need to apply for a new visa if you wish to stay longer.
You cannot include family members, such as children or spouses, in your ETA application. Each family member must submit a separate application.
If you remain in Australia after your ETA expires and do not hold another valid visa, you may be classified as an unlawful non-citizen and could face removal from Australia.