Most foreign nationals, including Australians, are required to gain prior travel authorization to enter Turkey. This is done by applying for a visa before traveling.
For tourism and business purposes, the simplest way to acquire the necessary travel authorization is to apply online for a Turkish e-Visa. Travelers will find that this electronic visa will greatly speed up the visa application process.
Available via an online application system, the Turkey e-Visa for Australians saves time that may otherwise have been spent on going to a Turkish embassy or consulate to apply for a visa.
It is possible for citizens of Australia to gain a visa on arrival in Turkey, although this can involve waiting around for a while at border control and does not guarantee being granted entry into the country.
For Australian citizens who plan to move to Turkey to work or study in the country, the Turkey e-Visa is not sufficient. Instead, individuals must apply for a residence visa and/or work visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate.
Additionally, if an Australian traveler wishes to stay in Turkey for longer than 90 days for tourism or business, they must obtain a long-stay Turkish visa instead of the e-Visa.