Working in Australia on Visitor Visa.

Working Online in Australia, for home employer.

Some visitors to Australia continue working for their home country employer, doing work online, while on holiday in Australia.

A visitor visa does not permit working in Australia.
Condition 8101 states: The holder must not engage in work in Australia.

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Working Holiday visa processing times in February 2022.

Subclass 417 processing times in February 2022.

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

​Applications which had been on-hand while Australia’s borders were closed are now being finalised. As these older applications are being finalised, published processing times have increased. Applications lodged recently are being finalised quickly.

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Tourists can come to Australia from 21 February 2022.

Fully vaccinated tourists can come to Australia from 21 February 2022.

The Australian government has announced that fully vaccinated tourists can enter Australia, without an exemption or quarantine, from 21 February 2022.

Tourist visa holders that are not full vaccinated will still need to have an approved exemption from immigration.… Read the rest

Travelling to Australia on a One Way Ticket

Can I travel to Australia on a one way ticket?

There is no requirement to have a return ticket when you arrive in Australia.

However,  some countries will not let you leave their country, on a flight to Australia, without a return ticket, if you are travelling on a temporary … Read the rest

UK – Australia Trade Agreement for Visa holders

There are some changes in the current UK – Australia Trade Agreement that will affect some Visa holders.

The major one being discussed is the 3 year Working Holiday Visa for the British coming to Australia and a reciprocating one for Australians going to the UK.

A news article on … Read the rest

Foreign Citizen Working in Australia on a Tourist visa?

Can a Foreign passport holder work in Australia on a Tourist visa?

Part of the conditions of the normal Visitor Visa is where it mentions you can come to Australia for Tourist or Business purposes.

Some people say that the bit that mention “Business purposes” means you CAN … Read the rest

Visa Changes during COVID-19

On the 4th April 2020 the Australian government announced policies and advice for various holders of visas in Australia.

Permanent visa holders are treated much the same as Australian Citizens for government benefits.

Temporary visa holders however are very different.  There are over 2 million temporary visa holders in Australia. … Read the rest

Visitor Visas Processing Times

Processing Times for Australian Visitor Visas.

Visitor Visa Processing Times can be affected by various factors, including the nationality of the applicant, the quality of the application, missing information, various checks taking longer than normal, etc.

Processing times for Visitor Visas are also affected by the type of Visitor Visa … Read the rest

Visitor Visa Processing Times Sept 2019

Subclass 600 Visitor Visa Processing Times.

Processing Times in September 2019 were:

  • Tourist Stream: 75% finalised in 19 days or less, 10% took over 26 days.
  • Sponsored Family Stream: 75% finalised in 21 days or less, 10% took over 36 days.
  • Frequent Traveller stream: 75% finalised in 6 days or
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Australian Visitor Visa Statistics 2015-2016

Australian Visitor Visas Lodged, Granted and Not Granted (including refused) in 2015-2016.

An average of 3% of all Australian Visitor Visas were refused, or not granted, during the 12 months ended 30 June 2016, but this varied a lot by type of visa in the Visitor Class.

Out of 4.9 … Read the rest