Simpler Visas

Through innovative changes announced in June 2010, the Australian Government will be simplifying and streamlining Australia’s complex visa system.
Specifically, the government has committed to reduce by 50 per cent the number of temporary working visas by 2012 and to target 50 per cent reduction in the total number of visa subclasses by 2015.
The Visitor visa phase of the simplification and deregulation process commences with the release of the Simpler Visas: Making Visitor Visas Simpler discussion paper for public consultation. This discussion paper builds on earlier papers and seeks views on the deregulation of the Visitor visa group which is proposed to be implemented by September 2012.