Subclass 601 — ETA visa
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This is still a valuable business visa and is obtainable by these passport holders:
The ETA eligible passports are:
UK – British Citizen or British National Overseas
The applicant genuinely intends to visit Australia temporarily:
(a) as a tourist; or
(b) to engage in a business visitor activity.
Reg 1.03 states:
business visitor activity:
(a) means any of the following activities undertaken by a person:
(i) making a general business or employment enquiry;
(ii) investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract;
(iii) an activity carried out as part of an official government to government visit;
(iv) participation in a conference, trade fair or seminar in Australia unless the person is being paid by an organiser for participation; but
(b) does not include either of the following activities:
(i) an activity that is, or includes, undertaking work for, or supplying services to, an organisation or other person based in Australia;
(ii) an activity that is, or includes, the sale of goods or services directly to the general public.
Note: An example for paragraph (b) is making a general business enquiry of an organisation based in Australia and also undertaking work for the organisation as part of investigating a business opportunity.
Under this definition various forms of wholesaling and importing could be done under this visa. It also includes job hunting or job interviews.
Here is the term of the visa:
Temporary visa permitting the holder:
(a) to travel to, and enter, Australia on multiple occasions within the shorter of:
(i) 12 months from the date of the grant of the visa; and
(ii) the life of the holder’s passport; and
(b) to remain in Australia, after each entry, for 3 months.
The subclass 600 visitor visa in the Business Visitor Stream has the same limitations.