Travel to Australia
The Australian Government has announced that as from the evening of 20 March 2020 only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
In this case, immediate family means:
- legal guardians
If you are unsure whether you meet the definition of a ‘dependent’ and you hold a valid visa please complete the online form here and await further advice from Home Affairs.
If you do not hold a valid visa for Australia?
You can't come to Australia until you have a visa. Apply for a visa and include proof (such as your marriage certificate, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children to evidence your immediate family/dependent status). If you are approved to travel, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel. If you do not hold a valid visa and you are not an Australian citizen or resident but you believe you have compelling or compassionate grounds for urgent travel to Australia, please contact us on clientservice.newdelhiAHC@dfat.gov.au and include documentary evidence in support of the grounds for urgent travel and your acknowledgement of the need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Australia. It is unlikely that we will be able to process your application if it is lodged by paper. Travellers wishing to travel are advised to lodge online.
Do you already hold a temporary visa? (except for Partner and Child visa holders)
Attach proof (such as your marriage certificate, evidence of your de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children) and submit this form. Do not travel until we advise that you can. If you are approved for travel, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.
Partner and Child visa holders (except Prospective Marriage visa holders) can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.
These travel restrictions are subject to change and you are therefore encouraged to check the following website for further updates.
Please also note the New Delhi visa office is working with reduced staffing levels in response to the global COVID-19 situation.
Progress of online applications can be tracked using ImmiAccount: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools/immiaccount