Australian Business Visa - ETA Short Stay

The ETA Business Visa allows business people to visit Australia for work reasons for up to 3 months to conduct business. It operates on the same conditions as the Australian ETA Tourist Visa.

The Australian ETA is an electronically stored authorisation for travel to Australia, meaning you don't need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport.

How to Apply for an Instant ETA Business Visa

  • Complete the Online Application.
  • Enter travel information and passport details for each traveller.
  • After payment, your application is processed instantly and linked to your passport number.
  • Your ETA status is confirmed by email within a few minutes.
Apply for a Business ETA Visa

What activities count as 'business activities' when staying in Australia on an ETA? 

Examples of business activities include:

  • Attending conferences;
  • Negotiations; or
  • Exploratory business visits.

The visa does not include acting or music performance or commercial film making.

Which countries are eligible for the ETA Business Visa? 

The following passport holders are able to access Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issuing system online.


Brunei Darussalam
Hong Kong (SAR)
San Marino Republic Of
Korea Republic of (South)
Taiwan 1 2
United Kingdom - British Citizen
United Kingdom - British National (Overseas) 3
United States
Vatican City
1. Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed for an ETA if resident in and applying in Taiwan. We regret that we are unable to offer the online ETA application service for Taiwanese passport holders on this website. Applications can be lodged with an approved ETA Travel Agent in Taiwan or Australian Visa Services office in Taipei.
2. Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
3. Holders of UK passports which indicate their nationality to be British National (Overseas) can only be processed for an ETA if resident in and applying in Hong Kong.

Please Note: Visa Bureau is only able to process applications for this visa for the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino Republic Of, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom - British Citizen, Vatican City


What are the conditions of the ETA Business Visa?

Short-stay business visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.

  • You must not work whilst in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable;
  • You must not engage in any studies or training for more than three months
  • If you are at least 11 years of age and you intend to study in a class-room environment for a period greater than 4 weeks, you may be required to pass a chest x-ray examination before commencing your studies;
  • You must be free from tuberculosis at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia;
  • You must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia; AND
  • The holder must depart within the validity of the Visitor Visa (ETA).

Need help deciding which visa you need? 

Still confused about which travel visa you require for your trip to Australia? Use our fast, easy online travel visa advisor to find out exactly which visas you are eligible for when travelling to Australia.


View the current travel restrictions and entry requirements for the countries we provide visas for.

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