Electronic Travel Authority

Electronic Travel Authority is designed for people who are outside Australia and who want to visit Australia for holidays, tourism, recreation or informal study. An ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. It is a travel visa that is valid for one year and successful applicants are permitted to travel to Australia and stay for up to three months per visit.

You must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Satisfy health & character requirements
  • ¬†Have sufficient funds to support the trip
  • Have an incentive to return back to your country
  • Have no intention to undertake paid-work during your stay

An ETA is applied online and it does not require you to send a paper application, or visit a diplomatic office. Also does not require a stamp or label on your passport. ETA is normally processed within 24 hours. ETA allows multiple entries to Australia but does not provide work rights.