About the visa

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons. You must be outside Australia at the time of the visa application and when DOHA decides on your application.

Subclass: 600 Visa

Stay Duration: Up to 3 months

DoHA Fee: AUD 145.


As the visa applicant, you must,

  • be a genuine visitor travelling to Australia for business visitor activities
  • be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your application


  • You must be outside Australia when you apply and when a decision is made on your application.
  • You must be a genuine visitor.
    • You must intend to:
      • stay only temporarily in Australia
      • do only the things the visa allows you to do
  • You must have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia.
  • You must only perform business visitor activities. Please see the visa benefit’s section to see what you can and cannot do if you are granted this visa.
  • It is recommended you take out health insurance to cover any unforeseen medical treatment you might need in Australia. You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia.
  • You must meet all the health and character requirements
  • You must not have any debt to pay to the Australian government. If you or any family members (including those who do not apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you must: have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia AND confirm you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you sign an Australian Values Statement
  • It must be in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Note: If you have had a visa cancelled or previous application refused, you may not be granted a visa.

Visa Benefits

  • As a business visitor, you can:
    • make general business or employment enquiries
    • investigate, negotiate, enter into or review a business contract
    • conduct activities as part of an official government visit
    • take part in a conference, trade fair or seminar. The organisers can’t pay you to take part
  • You can’t:
    • work for or provide services to a business or organisation based in Australia
    • sell goods or services directly to the public

If you want to do short-term work in Australia that isn’t a business visitor activity, consider applying for a temporary work visa. Consult with our expert registered migration agents to explore your visa options.

Notes for APEC Business Travel Card Holders

You might not need to apply for a visa to travel to Australia if you hold an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC). We consider you to have applied for a Visitor visa when you applied for the ABTC.

ABTC holders (other than New Zealanders) might be granted a Visitor (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream visa to visit Australia. If you hold an ABTC with ‘AUS’ printed on the back, you can enter Australia for short-stay business visitor or tourism activities for as long as the ABTC is valid. The ABTC is valid for 5 years from the date we issue it.

If you apply for and are granted a separate visa, the visa associated with your ABTC will cease.

Consult with our expert registered migration agents to see if you are eligible to apply for ABTC. Book a consultation today.

General Notes

  • This is a temporary visa. DOHA might grant it for up to 12 months. You can enter Australia at any time while your visa is valid and stay for up to 3 months.
    • DoHA grants the visa with either:
      • single entry. If you leave Australia you will have to apply for another visa to come back
      • multiple entry. You can leave and re-enter Australia on this visa while it is valid. You can stay in Australia for a limited time each time you enter Australia on this visa. Your visa grant letter will tell you how long you can stay.
  • You might be able to submit a request to fast-track your visa application if you hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China (but not Hong Kong or Macau) OR India OR the United Arab Emirates. Fast-tracking your application costs AUD1,000 in addition to the visa application charge.
  • You can’t apply for a new visa because your visa will have condition 8503, no further stay. In limited circumstances, you might be able to request a waiver of the no further stay condition. You must not breach condition 8531, must not remain in Australia beyond the visa period, if it is applied to your visa.
  • You can’t include family members in your application. A separate application must be made for each member of your family, including those listed on your passport.

How can KBA Global assist you with this visa application?

With a team of experts led by registered migration agents, KBA Global proudly stands as one of the very few highly trusted consultancies for its efficient, reliable services, and high visa success rates.

At KBA Global, all of our clients are served by highly qualified and trained migration agents who review each case thoroughly in adherence to the requirements set by the respective authorities.

Our expert and experienced migration agents will provide personalized service for your needs and availability to ensure your visa success. We are there for you to provide an in-depth understanding of what is required to get the visa and will provide help throughout the visa process.

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