Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)
This visa is for temporary entry of people for tourism or business visitor purposes.
There are two streams which can be applied for outside Australia:
For people to visit Australia temporarily for a holiday, to visit relatives or friends or for other short-term non-work purposes, including study for less than three months.
For applicants seeking to engage in business visitor activities including:
- making general business or government enquiries,
- contract negotiations,
- government visits
- attending conferences, seminars, job interviews or professional examinations.
- Performing work for organisations or persons based in Australia
- Sales of good or services directly to the general public (retail activity)
Certain passport holders are also eligible to apply for a Visitor visa online
See: Visitor visa online
|Visa Category||Base Visa
|Base Visa Application Charge (PHP)||Additional
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
|Additional Application Charge – Over 18 (PHP)||Additional
– Under 18 (AUD)
|Additional Application Charge – Under 18 (PHP)|
*Fees updated effective from 1 July 2017.
Please refer Visa Pricing Table for more information.
How to pay for your visa
You can pay the visa fee in a form of Philippine Managers Check payable to ‘Australian Embassy’. Other forms of visa fee payment will not be accepted.
VFS Global Logistic Service charge per passport:
|Primary Applicant Fee|
|Primary applicant||PHP 636|
|Secondary Applicant Fee|
|Secondary applicant||PHP 445|
|Citizenship by Descent||PHP 445|
Logistic fees can be paid in cash upon submission, or in the form of Managers check payable to “VFS Services Phils. Pvt. Inc.”
Please ensure that your check has the following features:
- Standardized length of checks to 8 inches
- waiver that states “I/We allow the electronic clearing of this check and hereby waive the presentation for payment of this original to (Drawee Bank)”.
- Checks with alteration/s or erasure/s are no longer acceptable for clearing even if with counter signature. The same also applies to checks with missing relevant information such as date, payee, amount in figures, amount in words, signature.
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Notice on removing Credit Card details from Australian visa forms:
For all Australian visa application forms, your credit card details are NOT required. If you have included your credit card details on your form, please be aware that VFS Global do not accept payment by credit card, so you must remove your credit card details from the form before submitting to VFS Global.
Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).
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