You might come to Australia for reasons such as holidays, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends, to be a business visitor or to be with your family.
To live in Australia you must have a valid Australian visa. Your visa might also let you work, study or visit for a short time or permanently.
Popular visas that let you live in AustraliaThe Partner visa
Australia offers great lifestyle and employment opportunities. To work, you must have a valid Australian visa with work rights. A range of temporary and permanent skilled visas are available. Australian laws provide all employees with basic rights and protection in the workplace.
Popular visas that let you work in AustraliaThe temporary work skilled visa (TSS)
Australia is a great place to invest and to do business. People wanting to start a business or invest in Australia can do so with the right visa.
Popular visas to invest in AustraliaProvisional visa
Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
All foreign applicants studying in Australia for more than 3 months must apply for a student visa unless they are holders of a New Zealand passport.
Not sure which visa is right for you?
Review unsuccessful visa applications
Unsuccessful visa applications may be reviewable by a tribunal. Merits review is an administrative reconsideration of a case. The tribunal makes decisions within the same legislative framework as the primary decision maker (case officer of the DIBP), and may exercise all the powers and discretions conferred on the primary decision maker.
Australian citizenship is an important step for your migration dream. Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and its people. You will be part of the Australian community and be able to participate in all parts of Australian life. You will be able to say ‘I am Australian’. The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. There are a number of different application options with different eligibility requirements.