Australian Embassy

Visa and Citizenship

From 12:01am AEST on Wednesday 6 July 2022:

  • People travelling to Australia will no longer have to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status;

  • All visa holders, including unvaccinated visa holders, can travel to Australia without needing a travel exemption; and

  • People arriving in Australia by sea will no longer need to complete a Maritime Travel Declaration.

Please find detailed information at the website below.

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 and the Australian Consulate-General in Osaka 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.