Visa to Australia
Everyone that goes to Australia needs a visa, no matter if you are going on holiday, business, and study or to work. The visa application to Australia always needs to be approved before you first enter the country. You can not obtain the visa on arrival.
eVisitor visa to Australia
The most common visa to Australia is called eVisitor. It will allow you to have holiday or do business for up to 90 days per entry. You can enter the country multiple times during the 12 month validity period of the visa, and stay up to 90 days each time.
Everyone cannot apply an eVisitor visa; you need to be of a certain nationality to be eligible. Currently 36 European nationalities can apply for eVisitor visas. For more information, please read here: Auvisa.org for evisitor visa.
Working Holiday visa to Australia
If you are between 18 and 30 years old (not yet 31), you can apply a visa called Working Holiday visa. That visa is valid for 1 year, and you are allowed to work in Australia. You can work as much as you want, but only at most 6 months with the same employer. You can also study for up to 4 months, or just have holiday and relax for an entire year.
There is also a second Working Holiday, but to be eligible to apply for that you have to have worked in specified work in regional Australia for at least 3 months. For more information, please read here: auvisa.org for working holiday visa
Visitor visa to Australia (subclass 600)
If an eVisitor visa is not enough for you, you might want to consider a Visitor visa called subclass 600 instead. This visa will allow you to stay up to 12 months in Australia, for visiting, holiday or business purposes. The tourist version of this visa can be applied while inside Australia. For more information, please read here: auvisa.org for subclass 600.
Extend the visa
Some visa types can be extended, but not everyone. For example, the most common visa; eVisitor, cannot be extended. However, it is in most cases possible to instead apply another visa type while still in Australia. You need to do that before your current visa expires to not risk staying in the country without a valid visa.
Bio: this post is written by Auvisa.org, a visa agency with many years of Australian visa application processing experience.