Tourist Visa for Australia Australian tourist visa is for those individuals who want to visit Australia for the following purposes: Tourism Recreation Holidays Informal Studies Visiting family and friends Short business visits The Australian tourist visa has been divided into four categories: ETA (visitor) visa (subclass 976) eVisitors (subclass 651) Tourist visa (Subclass 676) Sponsored Family Visa ( Subclass 679) ETA (visitor) visa (subclass 976) This visa is for those individuals who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia with the purpose of recreation, holidays and pursuing informal studies. This visa is valid for twelve months or three months from the date of visit. E Visitors visa (subclass 651) This visa is for those individuals who are outside Australia and wants to visit Australia with the purpose of tourism, recreation, visiting family or friends, attending conferences and business. This visa is valid for a period of twelve months. Medical Treatment Long Stay (Subclass 685) This visa is for those individuals who want to visit Australia for medical purposes, treatment or medical consultations. You can apply for this visa if you are: 1) Planning any medical treatment or consultations in Australia except surrogate motherhood. 2) Travelling to Australia to donate an organ. 3) In Australia, aged over 50, and have been refused a permanent visa only on the grounds of health. 4) Accompanying or providing support to the person needing treatment. This visa allows you to visit Australia for three to twelve months, also you can study for three months. This visa can be granted for multiple entries also. Tourist Visa (Subclass 676) This visa is for those individuals, who want to visit Australia for tourism, holiday or to visit family members or friends. You can also study for a period of three months on this visa. This visa allows you single or multiple entries in Australia for a period of three, six or twelve months. Sponsored Family Visitor Visa (Subclass 679) This visa is for those individuals who want to visit Australia for holiday purposes or family visits. The individual must have a relative or an Australian government employer sponsoring them. This visa is granted only if you want to visit Australia with a purpose of holiday or visiting your family and provided that you are outside Australia.This Visa allows you to stay in Australia for a period of three, six and twelve months. This visa also allows you to take up studies for a period of three months.