This visa is for the 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.
Business Visitor stream
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.
(Note: The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is the appropriate visa for:
- 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 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor.
Health Check Proforma for applicants aged 75 years or over.
Certain tourists are also eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor.
|Visa Category||BASE VISA APPLICATION CHARGE (AUD)||BASE VISA APPLICATION CHARGE (LKR)||ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE – OVER 18 (AUD)||ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE – OVER 18 (LKR)||ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE – UNDER 18 (AUD)||ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE – UNDER 18 (LKR)|
|Visitor (Tourist/Business) (Subclass 600)||140||17900||-||-||-||-|
*Fees updated effective from 01 January 2019
Please refer Visa Pricing Table for more information.
Introduction of Service Fees
From 18 May 2015, the Department of Home Affairs is moving to a full user-pays model at all biometric Australian Visa Application Centers. This means that the Service Delivery Partner will charge clients a service fee for visa application lodgment and biometric collection. This is in addition to visa application charges. The service fees will be as follows:
|PRIMARY CLIENT/APPLICANT FEE|
|Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant||LKR 2,037|
|Biometric collection only||LKR 1,935|
|Resident Return visa applications – no biometric required||LKR 2,037|
|SECONDARY CLIENT/APPLICANT FEE|
|Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant||LKR 1,426|
|Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office||LKR 1,426|
*Fees are subject to change & inclusive of taxes.
How to pay for your visa
Visa fee payment should be made using a "Bank Draft" made payable to the Australian High Commission Colombo. Visa fees must be in Sri Lankan rupees and drawn against a Sri Lankan bank. The visa office cannot accept bank drafts in Australian Dollars or bank drafts drawn against an Australian bank or any other non-Sri Lankan bank.
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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).
For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.