Australian Business Visa (ETA Short Stay)

Information about Australian Business Visa (ETA Short Stay) and how to apply

An Australian business visa is a Business Visitor Visa which allows multiple visits to Australia for business purposes of up to 90 days each. It is valid for activities such as attending business meetings and seminars, but excludes paid work. It is valid for 12 months from the date you first enter.

Application Fee


Australian ETA Short Stay Business Visa Application

Business Visitor Visa for Australia

If you are planning to visit Australia for business purposes, you will need to apply for an Australian business visa – otherwise known as a ETA Short Stay business e-visa.

This business visa will permit you to make multiple short business trips to Australia, up to 90 days each, for business-related activities, e.g.

  • attend business meetings
  • meet potential partners or customers
  • conduct other business-related activities
  • attend seminars

When travelling on this visa, you are not allowed to receive payment for any work carried out in Australia.

ETA Business Visa Requirements

The requirements for an Australian Business Visa are relatively simple.

1) You must hold a current passport from the list list of ETA-Eligible countries, to be eligible to apply for a business e-visa (ETA Visa). If your country is not listed, you may still be able to apply manually for a short-stay business visa. You can do so by using the Australian Non-ETA eligible visa application process.

2) You must be of good character. If you have a criminal record, this must be declared and you will have to apply via the manual process for Australian Business visa applications for individuals with criminal convictions

Conditions of your ETA Business Visa

  • This visa is valid for a period of 12 months from the date it is issued.
  • During the 12 months, you are allowed multiple stays of up to 3 months (90 days) each.
  • You must have 6 months or more remaining on your passport on the day of exit from Australia.
  • The visa is attached to the passport you used when applying for the visa. Therefore, if you renew your passport, for whatever reason, you will have to re-apply for a new business visa.
  • This visa does not allow you to be paid for work completed in Australia.

Visa Details

Country to which the visa applies


Criminal Convictions

No Criminal Convictions

Valid for stay up to

up to 3 months


Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (resident in and applying in Taiwan), The Netherland, United Kingdom – BNO (applying via travel agent), United Kingdom – British Citizen, United States of America, Vatican City


holiday / tourism / visiting, business

ETA Eligible Countries

Passport holders from these countries may apply for an ETA (electronic) visa

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan*
  • United Kingdom – British Citizen
  • United Kingdom – British National**
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

* Taiwan passports can only be processed for an Australian electronic tourist travel visa if resident in and applying in Taiwan.
** Holders of UK passports which indicate their nationality to be British National (Overseas) (BNO) can be processed for an Australian electronic tourist visa if applying via a travel agent, airline, or at an office of the department. BNO passport holders cannot apply for their Australian electronic tourist travel visa online. For more information contact our offices.

If your country is NOT listed

If your country is not listed above, you will not be able to use the online ETA system to apply for your visa. However, you may still be able to apply.

Criminal Convictions?

Australia has very strict rules regarding granting visas to individuals with Criminal convictions.  You certainly can’t use the standard visitor visa applications.

There are bound to be some delays, and additional costs, but you may still be eligible

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