The cost of the eTa or eVisitor visa for travel to Australia

Would you like to know the price of a visa for Australia with the eVisitor or eTA online procedure? Find out all the information about this price and the services it includes.

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Cost of visa Australia

When travelling to Australia for tourism or business, you will need to obtain a residence permit such as a visa, an eVisitor or an ETA. These last two solutions offer the advantage of being much cheaper than the traditional visa and are accessible to many travellers who wish to visit this country for a period of less than 3 months, i.e. 90 consecutive days, and who reside in one of the member countries of these systems. It should be remembered that the eVisitor mainly concerns European Union nationals. The eTA is intended for other nationalities such as the United States. In this article we will tell you everything about the price of this online visa to help you prepare the best budget for your trip.

Australia visa price: key points

  • The eVisitor or eTA costs an average of €60 to €80, including processing fees.
  • The average cost of a standard tourist visa for Australia is AUD 190 (€120).
  • The average cost of a WHV visa for Australia is AUD 635 (€390).
  • To obtain a work visa for Australia, you will need to pay between AUD 2,000 and AUD 4,000 (€1,200 and €2,400).


How much does a tourist visa cost to travel to Australia?

The cost of a tourist visa to travel to Australia varies according to the type of visa.


The cost of a standard tourist visa

The standard tourist visa allows citizens of certain countries, including UK, to stay in Australia for a maximum of 12 months. The cost of this visa is AUD 190 (around €120).


The price of electronic authorisation (eVisitor or eTA)

The eVisitor or eTA allows citizens of certain countries, including UK, to stay in Australia for up to 90 days. These visas cost between €60 and €80, including our service provider's processing fee.

Type of visa Maximum length of stay Average price
Classic tourist visa 12 months AUD 190 (around €120)
Electronic authorisation (eVisitor or eTA) 90 days 60 to €80, including processing fees


Service fees charged by companies handling online visa applications may vary.

Australian citizens and permanent residents do not need a visa to enter Australia.


Why do I have to pay a fee for an eVisitor or eTA eVisa?

You may be wondering why you need to pay this fee when the Australian Government processes eVisitor applications free of charge. In reality, these fees are charged by the online intermediary, i.e. the website through which you are going to make your application.

These sites offer much more than just an application form; they also take care of checking your application in full and transferring it to the relevant authorities to ensure that you have every chance of obtaining this precious travel document.

The fees paid by the applicant for an eVisitor electronic visa are used to remunerate the service provider for these services. You will also receive help if you have difficulty filling in certain items on the form.


How are visa processing fees paid?

The price of the visa for Australia is payable at the end of the procedure, i.e. when you have finished filling in the application form and when you have checked all the answers. This payment is essential, as without it your application cannot be processed or forwarded to the Australian authorities. 

There are various secure ways of paying these fees, but the quickest method of payment, which will ensure that you receive authorisation in good time, is of course by credit card. In this case, you should be aware that payment will be made in a secure area. On some sites, you can also pay by Paypal or bank transfer.

Once you have paid these fees, you will receive a reply to your request within 72 hours, directly by email to the address you have indicated on the form.

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Can I get a preferential or reduced rate on my visa for Australia?

If you are used to finding reduced rates for certain services, for example for large families or unemployed people, you should know that this is not possible with the online eVisitor application.

Unlike some online services, the eVisitor procedure will apply the same fees to all travellers, regardless of their number, social situation or family circumstances. So if you are travelling in a group, if you are a student or if you are unemployed, you will have to pay the same fees as other travellers applying for the same visa.

The eVisitor visa is compulsory for all family members, including children, even if they are minors. However, note that the application procedure will be easier if you make a group application for your whole family or for you and the friends you are travelling with. You will, of course, have to fill in a form for each traveller and pay a fee for each form, but you can make a single global payment to speed up the process, using just one bank card.

Of course, you are under no obligation to proceed in this way, and you can ask each traveller to pay their visa fees online.


How much do other visas for Australia cost?

Apart from the tourist visa for Australia, there are other types of visa, the price of which varies according to the purpose of your trip. Here are the details.


Australia WHV visa price

The price of a WHP visa for Australia is AUD 635 (around €390). This price is set by the Australian government.

The WHV visa allows young people aged 18 to 35 to stay and work in Australia for 12 months.


Australia 1-year visa price

The price of an Australia 1-year visa is AUD 485 (around €300). This price is set by the Australian government.

This visa allows people over the age of 18 to stay in Australia for 12 months. It is issued to people who wish to study, work or travel in Australia.


Australia work visa price

The price of an Australian work visa varies according to the type of work the applicant wishes to do.

The following visas are available for workers in Australia:

  • Skilled Work Visa: the price of this visa varies according to the qualification of the worker and the occupation carried out.
  • Skilled Independent Visa: the price of this visa is AUD 4,000 (around €2,400).
  • Skilled Regional Visa: the cost of this visa is AUD 3,600 (approximately €2,160).
  • Temporary Work Visa: the price of this visa varies according to the length of stay in Australia and the occupation.
  • Seasonal Worker Visa: the cost of this visa is AUD 2,000 (approximately €1,200).


Will my application for an Australian visa be refused if the bank rejects my payment?

Of course, in certain cases, particularly if your bank has blocked payments by bank card, it is possible that your payment will be refused and that you will therefore not be able to pay the price of the visa for Australia. However, you will be notified immediately of this refusal, so you can try again to pay with another bank card, by bank transfer or using a Paypal account. You can also contact your bank to unblock the situation and your card so that you can pay the charges.

Unfortunately, if you are unable to find a solution to this payment problem, the data you have entered in the visa application form will not be retained. You will therefore have to reconnect to the service provider's website in order to restart the procedure from the beginning when you are able to pay. Make sure you always check your bank account for sufficient funds and contact your bank before completing the online visa application form.

Once the fee has been paid online, you should receive your visa by email within 72 hours. However, if you find that you have not received it within this time, we recommend that you check that the payment has been debited from your bank account. If this is not the case, there has probably been a problem with the payment and you are strongly advised to repeat the procedure.

Note also that the bank card you use to pay the visa fee does not have to be in the applicant's name. It is therefore possible to avoid certain situations by borrowing the card of your spouse or a member of your family in order to obtain your travel authorisation on time and be able to complete your trip to Australia.


What happens if my online visa application is refused?

If you have paid the application fee and your online visa application has been considered and processed, but you have been refused, you will probably want to know whether this amount will be debited from your account.

In reality, the fees are debited from your account before the application is processed and when it is validated by the applicant. It is therefore essential that the amount has been deducted from your account before your application can be checked and forwarded.

However, on some sites, if your eVisitor or eTA is refused, you may receive a refund of these fees. This refund will be made to the bank account used for payment and will depend on the reason for the refusal. If, for example, the refusal is due to incorrect information or a desire to conceal the truth when filling in the form, you will not be reimbursed.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the cheapest type of visa for Australia?

If you wish to travel to Australia, you will need a visa and will have the choice between the eVisitor or eTA depending on your nationality and the classic visa. Online eVisitor and eTA visas are of course cheaper than the traditional visa, which can cost up to €350. With our partner, processing fees depend on your country of residence.

What payment methods are accepted for online visa payments?

To pay the fees for your eVisitor visa for Australia, you can use various online payment methods. The most secure and fastest is of course credit card but you can also use, depending on the site and the provider's proposals, payment via Paypal or bank transfer or even by cheque.

Are visa fees for Australia compulsory?

If you apply through the official Australian government website, you will not pay any fees for your eVisa application. However, you will not benefit from the additional services offered by the service providers, such as checking and validating your file before it is transferred.