Australian Embassy

Visa and Citizenship

From 21 February 2022, all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.

The latest information on the Australian Government’s COVID-19 immigration and border arrangements can be found at the Department of Home Affairs website.

See: COVID-19 and the border

Australia requires all foreign travellers to hold a visa to enter the country. The type of visa you apply for depends on your length of stay, your passport and the purpose of your travel.

Citizens of Japan travelling to Australia for up to 3 months for tourism, visiting friends or family, or on business visits can apply for an ETA through the Australian ETA App. Download the Australian ETA app for free from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android).

If you wish to travel to Australia for other purposes or if you do not have an ETA-eligible passport, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs to see what types of visas are available for travel to Australia. We cannot advise you which visa to apply for. 


The Australian Embassy in Tokyo cannot assist with visa information or advice.

If you have questions, you can contact the Department of Home Affairs via the Australian Immigration Enquiry Form or by telephone.

If you require assistance with your visa application, you may wish to contact a travel agent or a registered migration agent.

As our visa and citizenship services are available online, the Australian Embassy, Tokyo and Consulates-General in Japan do not accept visa and citizenship applications by mail or in-person.