How to Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport

Australia, the land down under, is an extremely efficient country so you won’t have difficulty getting an Australia Tourist visa from The Philippines. For starters, you can apply online – very easy, simple, and convenient. In case you are curious about how to apply, here is our guide on How To Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport.

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The process is quick, especially if you have complete documents. It takes can take a day to lodge your application. You’ll just have to wait to be contacted by immigration for a health exam. Once everything is done and you are approved, a Visa Grant Notice will be given to you!

How to Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport
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Compared to any other Western country, Australia is very welcoming and allows incredible ease for individuals to get their visa applications in. If you are planning to head over, work on your Australian visa application today and who knows, you might squeeze that trip in before the year ends!

8 Steps for Getting an Australian Visa for Filipinos

To make it even easier for you, we have provided an extensive guide below to walk you through the entire process. All the best!

1. Determine what kind of visa you need.

Use the Visa Finder to see what options are available to you. The purpose of your travel determines the appropriate visa application. Options include Visitor visa (subclass 600), Carer via (subclass 116), and Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) among many others. Eligibility criteria are set for each to better help you identify which fits your situation best.

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For those visiting Australia for a vacation, the best choice is the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) – Tourist Stream. You can go to Australia as a tourist and even visit family or friends! You can stay for a maximum of 12 months, but you can be granted 3 or 6 months depending on the Immigration.

2. Prepare the Requirements

After determining what kind of visa you want, you can check the requirements needed on the details. For Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) Tourist Stream, here are what you may need:

  • Valid Passport – you will need to scan the biopage of your passport that shows your name as well as passport details; in case, it’s you have a change of name due to marriage, you can also attach a Marriage Certificate
  • Family Registration and Composition – Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate in case you have a change of your ma,e
  • Financial Capacity – proof that you can afford to stay and leave and leave Australia, you can submit your Bank Statements, Credit Card Limit, Payslips, etc.
  • Invitation Letter – in case a friend or relative living in Australia has invited you; don’t forget that they must state their relationship to you, how many days you are staying, if you will be staying with them, and if they will sponsor your stay
  • Itinerary – what you will do in Australia, your plans
  • Evidence of Current Employment or Self Employment – Payslip, Letter from Employer with current role, evidence of leave, business registration
  • Proof of your deep ties or that you will return homeletter from your employer or school that you will return, you have immediate family members in your home country, or proof that you own a house or assets in the Philippines (e.g., titles, car registration, etc.)
  • Proof you can return home – may be a bank statement or a flight ticket back home
  • Passport-Sized Photo – soft copy, 45X35MM
  • Application Form – to be accomplished online
  • Travel History – copies of your old visa and stamps

3. Create an ImmiAccount.

Access the online services of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by creating an ImmiAccount to facilitate your application. This will be your primary contact point where you will submit, process, and get updates on your application. The interface is user-friendly and you will not have a lot of trouble navigating the platform.

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4. Fill out the online application form.

Go to “New Application.” Choose “Visitor” then Visitor Visa (600) Provide all the information needed to complete your Australian visa application. This involves pertinent details like personal information, desired travel dates, financial capabilities, and so on.

How to Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport

Also, if you are visiting a partner, friend, or family, you will be required to put in information about them too, such as their name, address, and other contact details. The form is very thorough. Just answer it to the best of your abilities. Add all the necessary details and be as specific as you can.

5. Attach the required documents.

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Several documents are needed to support your application. Mostly, it is concerned with providing evidence on how you are going to fund your travel to Australia. To meet the requirements, scan copies of your bank statements and assets and attach it to your ImmiAccount. If you have a separate payroll and savings account, scan copies of both. As for assets, this includes a land or house title, mortgage, or investments that you have. Even if your trip will be funded in full by another person, there is no going around showing your assets.


6. Pay.

Review your application form and attachments then proceed to payment. Again, it is a hassle-free online transaction. The cost will vary depending on the visa that you are seeking and the exchange rate for the day. Credit card fees apply, too. AUD 145 (PHP 5,100) is the minimum amount.

7. Download the health assessment endorsement.

The health exam is only applicable if you plan to stay longer than 3 months and/or depending on your age.

In the summary of your application, there is a button on health assessment. You can click on it to generate a HAP ID and download your referral letter for a health exam. Hold on to this document until Immigration contacts you via e-mail instructing you to proceed with the medical.

Once you receive this confirmation, print out your referral letter and go to an accredited medical institution. You have two options: Nationwide Health Systems Aux, Inc. in Salcedo St. Legaspi Village, Makati, or St Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Remember to bring your valid passport and referral letter from the Australian Embassy. You need the HAP ID to lodge the results of your health exam. Take any relevant medical record or certificate, too. Also, for female applicants, schedule your exam at least a week after menstruation. There is a timeframe for which you must finish the health exam so plan accordingly. The cost of the medical is PHP 6,000 in NHS. Repeat tests are not covered and additional fees apply.

The clinic will forward the results to Immigration. It does not take long.

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8. Visa Grant Notice

If successful, your Australian visa grant will be sent to you via e-mail. Print the Visa Grant Notice and present this to the immigration officers.

How to Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport
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That is how you can apply for an Australia Tourist Visa with your Philippines Passport. I hope you have learned a lot in this article and can visit the land down under and see some Kangaroos. Should you need assistance, we also offer a Visa Application Bundle Service. Good luck!

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605 thoughts on “How to Get an Australia Tourist Visa for Filipinos with Philippines Passport

  1. Hi, is there a minimum how much funds should a person have on acc to be able to get tourist visa for 3, 6 or 12 months?

  2. If a Philippino is granted a Australian Visa how long is it active for.
    With the Corona Virus on the spread now flights might be 6/12 months away;
    Does the Visa stay active until the first entry or departure point. ????

  3. hi,im from phil. A good freind of invites me to see his country,so I travel to nsw australia last 2013 with my tourist i wanna apply again for tourist visa because plenty of places i want to see and visit.with defferent person whos gonna ivites my concern for the requirement to apply as same visa.

  4. Hi! What does did you put in the “national identity card” option of the main application? I was wondering if this involves the PhilSys ID or any govt issued ID.

  5. hi. im from Philippine but i stay at malaysia because im working here, so how i get tourist visa while im here? can you help me to my question ? thank you.

  6. I already have a visa which will expire soon. However, I decided to postpone my trip due to the COVID 19.
    How do I extend my visa? Or do I re-apply ?

      1. hello ms kach, is there a standard form for the cover letter for unused visa? or a free form letter will do?

        thank you in advance.

  7. Our medical record is finished last February 5, 2020. The medical examination was conducted by St. Luke’s . They tell us that we just wait for an email by the Australian embassy. Until now there is no email from the embassy it almost a month already. We taught its only 20 days for the processing of visitors visa for the Filipinos.

  8. Hello ,

    Has anyone here traveled to NSW and back home here in PH? Just wanted to know if there are travel restrictions applied due to COVID-19 and what are those restrictions so far especially at the airport? I’ve been checking updates on websites but so far none have mentioned about Filipinos traveling to AU.

    Hoping anyone can share his/her experience during the COVID-19 outbreak. My trip will be early next month. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi, just got back from Sydney last week and we’re from Manila. So far no issues, same incoming and outgoing process.

      1. Thank you Abby for the response. I am just worried because I will be traveling with my 2 year old daughter. Also, at the moment, we are in monitoring of the situation until April if we are going to postponed the trip or not because the number of cases in AU is getting higher. 🙁

        Hopefully the situation will not get worse come April.

  9. Hi Guys! quick question, i encountered an error message as i try to access my immi account – error, close other browser, kinda like that. I’m trying to apply for a visa. i already did some troubleshooting, clear cache but still not working. thanks

    1. Hello,

      I am just a bit confused with the validity of my Australian visa. It says I must not arrive after 16-Aug, but that is also the expiry date. So, I can enter Australia before 16-Aug and still stay there for 3 months?

      To anyone know, kindly advise.

      Thank you!

  10. Hello my Mom and Dad including my younger sister will go to Australia, Do they need to create individual account to apply visa or only one can do for everybody?

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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