The Australia eVisitor Visa is exclusively available for citizens of around 40 European countries.
It was introduced as part of a reciprocal short-stay travel agreement with the European Union (EU). Therefore, nationals of all 28 EU member states are eligible to apply for the eVisitor.
In addition, visitors from around 10 non-EU countries in Europe may obtain an eVisitor Visa for Australia. These include the 4 European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland; 4 European microstates affiliated with, but not members of the EU: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City; and the United Kingdom (UK).
The eVisitor Visa permits the holder to visit Australia for the purposes of tourism and business.
It is valid for 12 months, in which the holder can make multiple visits and grants the right to stay in the country for a maximum of 3 months at a time.
The Australian eVisitor Visa is designated as visa subclass 651.
The eVisitor for Australia is obtained by completing an online application form, which is straightforward and typically takes just a few minutes to fill in.
Applicants are required to submit basic personal details, passport information, and an email address to which the approved Australia visa will be delivered. There are also a few questions regarding health and security matters.
In order to have their eVisitor application granted, travelers must be free of tuberculosis (TB) and must not have any serious criminal convictions.