Australia Visa Overview

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

When it comes to moving to Australia, one of the most confusing aspects is the vast myriad of visa options you can choose as a basis for your Australia Visa application. One of these visa options is the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) and to assist our visitors we have provided a high-level summary of this visa class below.

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) Overview

The Visitor Visa (Class FA) (Subclass 600) allows for the entry of genuine tourist, business and family visitors to Australia for the purposes of visiting the country on a temporary basis.


  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa does not allow you to work in Australia or studying for more than 3 months.
  • There are 5 different visa streams: Tourist, Sponsored Family, Business Visitor, Approved Destination Status and Frequent Traveller.
  • In general, this visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3, 6 or 12 months.

Key Eligibility requirements

  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.
  • You must meet the genuine temporary stay requirement.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) – Is this Visa type for you?

If you are considering applying for a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) we would love to hear from you. Tell us about your journey in our comments below. If you have any questions we encourage you to post these in our forums. You can access our community forums by Clicking Here.

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Please note this is only a high-level summary of the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) visa

The above is not an exhaustive list of requirements for the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600). This content on this page is provided for Getting Down Under visitors as general information purposes only, it is not immigration advice and must not be construed as such. While due care has been taken to ensure that the content is kept-up-to-date and correct, the accuracy of the information cannot be guarantee due to the frequent changes in migration law. Please view our Disclaimer for more information. Post Last Updated: 2020-10-12 11:43:28

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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