Jul 05 2017

Going to Australia on a Visitor Visa

Tourist Visa for Visiting Australia for Filipinos

The most popular Visitor visa for Tourism to Australia is the Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourism Stream.

The Tourist stream is for people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends and for other purposes not related to business or medical treatment.

This visa has options for up to three, six or 12 months visit periods. The three month option is the most common, and the easiest to process.

The normal cost for this Visa is A$140 (1 July 2017) and normally takes between 3 and 5 weeks to process, although some do take longer or shorter than this.

The Visitor visa (subclass 600) Sponsored Family Stream does take longer, and is subject to more rigorous checks, and has a higher rejection rate. It is the same price but often takes between 6 and 9 weeks to process.

Australian Visa Applications from the Philippines:

Visa applications will NOT be admitted directly at the Australian Embassy except in cases of genuine emergency only.

The Australian Embassy strongly encourages online visa applications. You can apply 24/7 and you check your application status if you apply online.

Online applications can be done at: www.border.gov.au/immiaccount

Paper applications are lodged through (AVAC) which is operated by VFS Global.

VFS Philippines(Manila Visa Application Center)


Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Building
2305 Don Chino Roces Ave Extension
Makati City
Metro Manila 1231


Tel: 02 790 4900
Mob: 0916 226 3779

VFS Philippines (Cebu Visa Application Center)


9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop
cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue
Cebu Business Park
Cebu City 6000


Mob: 0916 226 3779

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