The Best Tourist sites to visit on an ETA Visa Australia

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to holiday in. Over 8.5 million tourists visited Australia in 2018 alone! Below is a guide that gives an overview of some of the best cities and surrounding areas to visit, and also how to get your ETA Visitor visa Australia.


In Sydney there are so many things to see: Bondi and Manly Beaches, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, the Botanical Gardens, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There is also the Blue Mountains National Park only about 1.5 hours from the centre of Sydney, as well as famous wine making regions like the Hunter Valley.

Brisbane and the Gold Coast:

If you get the chance to visit Brisbane, take a Brisbane River cruise, visit the Queensland Museum, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Moreton Island, Australia Zoo, and the Cultural Centre in the South Bank. When in the Gold Coast enjoy Sea World, Dreamworld and Movie World, as well as the vibrant night life there.


When in Melbourne take a trip to the Southbank area and the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Visit vibrant St. Kilda and the go and see the Penguins at Phillip Island. Enjoy the Australian Open tennis tournament held every January. Visit Melbourne Zoo, Federation Square and the Queen Victoria Market.


Adelaide is known as the city of Churches. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. The city also has an annual Adelaide Festival which is an international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events. You can also take a trip to the famous Barossa Valley and Coonawarra wine growing regions which are amongst the best in the world.


Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and it lies where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre is where the state ballet and opera companies perform, and you can take a trip to nearby Rottnest Island.


There are many tourist attractions in and around Hobart. Hobart is the capital city of the island state Tasmania which is located off the south-eastern coast of the Australian mainland. There is the famous Salamanca Market on Saturdays, MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art), the Botanical Gardens, and the city’s backdrop is the 1,270 metre high Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, as well as hiking and cycling trails. Beautiful countryside and amazing national parks are also close by to Hobart.

How to visit Australia and start your holiday:

So how do you visit Australia? Please note that everyone who travels to Australia needs a valid visa. Everyone. Over 30 countries are able to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority or ETA including: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

The ETA Visitor visa Australia is a great visa. It is valid for 1 year and allows the holder to make multiple trips to Australia of up to 3 months at a time. You are even allowed to study for up to 3 months on an ETA.

There is also a business ETA visa, and 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 (you cannot be paid for this)

Make sure you are eligible to apply for an ETA visa Australia, as there are certain restrictions. It is possible to apply for an Australia ETA up to 1 year before you intend to arrive in Australia. You can make an application for an Australia ETA visa online.

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help: Please note that Australia is very possibly the strictest country in the world when it comes to Immigration and visa. Even Visitor visas like an ETA can be difficult to both apply for and obtain and a relatively very high percentage of self-prepared visa applications are refused. Considering this, you might want to look at getting professional help from our team at Australian Visa Advice (AVA). We can guide you through every step of the application. We have a very high success rate and many of our applications are granted in under the normal processing times. We obtain ETA visas for Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Singaporeans, Malaysians, South Koreans, British, and other European countries. So contact us today!

Written by Luke Gorham ©2019
Registered Migration Agent
Australian Visa Advice

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How to Get ETA visa to Australia?

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) allows travel to Australia for tourism or business purposes. An ETA is linked electronically to your passport so there is no stamp or label required. Citizens from ETA eligible countries can apply for and obtain an ETA online. Citizens from 12 other European countries are eligible to apply for and obtain an eVisitor visa online.

How long is Australian ETA valid?

An ETA or eVisitor visa is valid for one year, and allows multiple entries into Australia of up to three months per visit.

How many countries are eligible for ETA Visa Australia

Citizens from 32 countries can apply for and obtain an ETA online.

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