As of the 23rd of March 2013, visitor visa applicants must now choose from the list of visas below.
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (subclass 400) visa Visitor (subclass 600) visa Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601) visa Medical Treatment (subclass 602) visa eVisitor (subclass 651) visa
Pathways to visitor visas have been unaffected by the recent changes. If a visa applicant was eligible before the changes were implemented, they will still be eligible for a visa under the new structure.
Now that the changes have occurred, the difference between work and business visas is much clearer. The new Visitor (subclass 600) visa, the ETA (subclass 601) visa and the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa will not allow work to be undertaken, but will allow business activities to be conducted such as:
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Making a general business or employment enquiry Investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract An activity carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit Participating in a conference, trade fair or seminar in Australia unless the person is being paid by an organiser for participation