Provide a valid passport which should have at least one free visa page.
Submit visa application form only after filling out all required sections. Click here to download the tourist visa application form.
UK clients should provide a pre-paid, self addressed special delivery envelope, size C5 which should be large enough for the return of their documents. The London office will make alternative arrangements to return the documents of applicants residing in Ireland.
To fill your form online click here.
Visa Fee and Mode of Payment
The Australian tourist visa fee is £75 and you can make this payment only by following methods.
1. MasterCard, Solo or Visa cards or Maestro.
2. Bank Drafts should be only in pounds sterling and payable to the 'Australian High Commission’. Those, applicants whose banks are outside of the United Kingdom should make sure that they request a bank draft that can be ‘cleared’ in the UK and paid into a UK bank account.
Note: The application charges change bi-annually on 1 January and 1 July, therefore verify visa charges before submission of form. Click here to see up to date visa charges.
Australian High Commission prefers that applicants should send all their all documents by ordinary mail. Because documents received by ordinary mail at AHC, reaches immigration officers more quickly as compared to courier. Send your applications and other corresponding documents at the below mentioned address:
Address: Migration Branch, Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA, United Kingdom.
It is recommended that applicants should send their passports and valuable documents by registered mail, so they have a secure delivery and trackable option. Applicants from UK should use Special Delivery as this is a trackable, while clients in Ireland can use Registered Post.
Don’t forget to specify your contact number and email address (if available) with all written visa enquiries.
It is recommended that overseas clients should use a courier or messenger service in order to send their delivery to the address below, as deliveries by courier are NOT accepted at the Australian High Commission.
Australian High Commission
Address: Migration Branch, Suite 100, 43 Bedford Street WC2E 9HA, United Kingdom.
Only in extraordinary circumstances it may be possible for a courier to pickup documents from AHC building. If this service is required then, your case officer will give you instruction.
Normally processing time period of Australian visa application takes about 7 working days. However, processing time can vary as it depends on circumstances and the complexity involve in each case.
The office hours for general public by appointment are from 9 am to 11 am, Monday to Friday, apart from all UK and few Australian public holidays.
To set an appointment, call Service Centre on this number +44 20 7856 1563 (open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm).
You can get your visa during the working hours after the processing period that is mostly 7 days.