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Australian ETA for Malaysian Citizens

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Malaysian passport holders visiting Australia must have a valid Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). This is quick and easy to get by applying online.

The Australia ETA for Malaysians is valid for a year and allows multiple trips.

The online system is designed to make it simple and convenient for visitors to authorize their entry to Australia.

To apply, you must simply meet a few basic Australia ETA requirements for Malaysians, such as having a valid passport.

What Is the Australian ETA for Malaysians?

The Australia ETA for Malaysian citizens is an electronic travel authorization, or visa waiver.

It is an entry requirement for Malaysians coming to Australia for the following reasons:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Transit on the way to another destination

The ETA allows Malaysians to stay in Australia for up to 3 months at a time.

It is valid for 1 year and permits multiple visits.

The user-friendly system is designed to make it quick and simple to get the ETA for Australia from Malaysia. Applications are done 100% online, meaning that you can authorize your trip from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere with an internet connection.

Do Malaysians Need a Visa for Australia?

Passengers with a valid ETA do not need an Australian visa for Malaysians.

Citizens of Malaysia planning a short-term visit to Australia can avoid having to go through the lengthier visa application process in person by applying online for the ETA.

You only need to go to an embassy to get an Australian visa for Malaysian citizens for the following reasons:

  • To move to Australia
  • To work, study, or engage in other activities not covered by the ETA
  • To stay for longer than 3 consecutive months

What Malaysian Citizens Need to Apply for an Australian ETA 

The Australian government requires Malaysian citizens to meet the following basic requirements to apply for an Australian ETA:

  • All applicants must have a valid email address where updates regarding the Australian ETA visa application can be sent
  • A valid Malaysian passport 
  • A debit or credit card valid for online transactions, that can be used to pay the processing fee associated with the Australian ETA

Additionally, travelers coming from Malaysia to Australia must meet certain health requirements, the most important of which is being free from tuberculosis. They must also not possess any past criminal convictions prior to applying for the ETA for Australia visa waiver.

ETA applicants from Malaysia should also note that the passport they use to apply must be the same one they will later use to travel to Australia, as this passport and the approved authorization will be electronically linked.

If the traveler’s passport is lost, damaged or stolen after receiving an approved visa waiver, they will be required to apply for a new Australian ETA that can be linked to the new passport.

How to Apply for the Australian ETA Visa from Malaysia 

Applying for the Australian ETA from Malaysia is quick and easy. Simply complete a short online application form with the required information, including the following:

  • Basic biographical details (name, date of birth, etc.)
  • Passport information
  • Questions related to security matters
  • Travel plans for Australia

Please fill out the online application as accurately as possible, as small errors and/or missing information can cause processing delays or issues using the ETA.

Travelers will have an opportunity to review the Australia ETA form before submitting the form and paying the fee associated with processing an ETA authorization for Malaysian nationals using a valid debit or credit card. Once the payment has been made, the traveler can then submit the application for final processing.

Those planning to visit Australia from Malaysia with children should be aware that a separate ETA application must be submitted for each child.

How will I receive my Australian ETA for Malaysians? 

Once approved, the Australian ETA for Malaysian nationals is delivered by email to the account they provided in the application.

Processing times are quick, typically taking no longer than 2 business days. Many Malaysians receive their approved ETA for Australia even faster than this.

Travelers are encouraged to submit their applications at least a week in advance of their intended journey to Australia to account for any processing delays that may occur.

How Long Can Malaysians Stay in Australia?

The ETA for Australia for Malaysian citizens is a multiple-entry electronic visa waiver which allows a maximum stay of 3 months in the country with each entry. It is valid for a total of 12 months (1 year) from the date of approval.

ETA holders are advised to print a copy of the approved Australian visa to take with them when they travel to Australia. In order to enter the country, travelers may be requested to present this copy to Australian Border Force officials alongside their electronically linked passport.

Nationals of Malaysia who wish to visit Australia for stays longer than 90 consecutive days, or for purposes such as to work or study, are required to apply for the relevant visa from their nearest Australian embassy or consulate.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa
ETA Australia Processing time
1 - 2 days
Australia government fee
14 usd
Our service fee
29 usd
TOTAL
43 usd
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Covid Update for Australia

Last update: 17/11/2022

Travelers with an Australia ETA or eVisitor can now enter Australia. All nationwide travel restrictions were lifted on July 6, 2022. Passengers no longer need to complete an online Australia Travel Declaration form. There may still be certain COVID-19 rules in the individual Australian states and territories. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Australia.

Australian High Commission in Malaysia

Malaysian citizens are eligible to apply for an Australian ETA. Thanks to this, Malaysians do not need to visit the Australian High Commission (which has the same function as an Australian embassy), as the process of applying for an Australian electronic travel authorization is done completely online.

Malaysians who plan to visit Australia for purposes other than short-term tourism, including, but not limited to, studying, relocating, or working, are advised to get in contact with the nearest Australian High Commission or consulate, seen below:

Kota Kinabalu

Suite 10.1 Level 10, Wisma Great Eastern, 65 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu Sabah 88000 Malaysia

Consulate

Kuching

E39 Level 2 Taman Sri Sarawak Mall, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman 93100 Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Consulate

Penang

14A (1st Floor), Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 Penang, Malaysia

Consulate

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Learn about the visa policy of Australia and find out the travel requirements for visitors of your nationality.

Traveling from Malaysia to Australia

Due to their respective positions near the southern hemisphere, traveling from Malaysia to Australia is convenient and straightforward.

The most popular routes between the countries include two non-stop flights: from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, and from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. Both routes fly nearly every day and take about 8 hours. The routes are both serviced by Malaysia Airlines.

Likewise, there are also plenty of flights with one or two stops. These fly between major Malaysian cities like Ipoh, Penang, and Kota Bharu, among others. Popular airlines that serve these routes include Scoot, Jetstar, Qantas, Philippine Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.

Malaysian Tourism in Australia

Because of its location, excellent infrastructure, and plenty of tourist sights, Australia is seen as an attractive destination for many Malaysian travelers.

In fact, the number of Malaysian tourists visiting Australia has been steady over the past few years. From architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House to natural formations such as Uluru Rock, there are many things to see in Australia. Other top attractions include the Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and Cable Beach.

  • Year

    Non-resident arrivals from Malaysia

  • 2015

    340,690

  • 2016

    389,950

  • 2017

    396,770

  • 2018

    401,040

  • 2019

    384,927

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