Australia Visa Requirements – Before You Leave Home

Australia is a land of adventure. It offers a climate most other countries can only dream off, and a landscape that attracts more young travellers from all around the globe than any other country in the world. But before you leave for the airport, there is one very important document you will need to take care to ensure your travel plans in Australia go smoothly…your Australia visa.

Without the right Australia visa, your travel plans may be severely hindered, or worse you may not even get through immigration when you arrive and have to return on the next flight to your home country.

Finding the right help

Australian Surf Tours offers help to its guests where required to ensure they have the right Australia visa when they arrive into Australia. But our recommendation is to always seek the advice of an expert travel agency in your home country prior to applying for a visa.

One of the companies we recommend for our Guests travelling from France, Belgium, Canada and other French speaking parts of the world is helps tens of thousands of young French speaking travellers the opportunity to discover Australia and its culture each year, whilst also helping them to secure an Australia visa that allows them to work in Australia to earn the money they need during their travels.  Not only this, if you contact for help with your travel visa, you will also be eligible for a discount when booking a surf tour with Australian Surf Tours!


Before you come to Australia it’s important you have the right Australia visa. The right visa for you will depend on a number of factors such as the reason you’re travelling to Australia (e.g. is it to study, holiday or to work), what your nationality is and how long you intend to stay in Australia.

Applying for your visa with is easy:

  1. Visit for instructions on how to begin your online application.
  2. will help you create an “ImmiAccount” account with Australian Immigration Services
  3. They will provide support and information in relation to all the questions about your reasons for traveling in Australia, your projects, your state of health, your marital status …
  4. You will need to pay the Visa creation fee, which is around 300 € (or AU$440).
  5. Once this is complete, you will only need to wait a few hours or a few days, and you will receive your visa by email, it will also appear on the website For your visa to be accepted it must be “granted” and you are ready to go!

WHERE CAN I GET ADVICE AND HELP ABOUT AUSTRALIAN WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS AND WORK PERMITS? provides an informative website and a number of digital guides that will help you through the different types of visas available as well as explaining eligibility and requirements.

Some of the requirements you will need to fulfill include:

  • Evidence of available funds
  • Skills and qualification assessments
  • Health insurance
  • Police checks
  • English language testing

Some visas require you to have an Australian bank account already opened. See Opening a Bank Account in Australia.


Trying to figure out which Australia visa is right for you before travelling to Australia can be confusing. A good place to start is with the Visa Wizard available on the Australian Department of Immigration website. It will ask you to enter information about your circumstances and situation, and provide advice on the correct visa based on the information you have entered.

The most common migration categories to live in Australia are skilled migration, family migration and study migration.


The rights and conditions of each visa category will vary, so it’s important to find out what you’re entitled to while in Australia, and equally importantly to find out what restrictions there will be. For example, a number of visas won’t allow you to work and many have restrictions on healthcare.

Talk to to help you find the right Australia visa for you.

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