Skip Navigation

1. Posted by lilpumpkin (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I m in Australia with a tourist visa. My 1st tourist visa was for 3 months and I extended for another 3 months. Can I extend again for 3 months? Trying to find work/sponsor etc. Dont have condition "no further stay" applied to visa.


2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I'm certainly no expert in this matter, but I know of some person from Thailand who was in a similar situation to yours and she ended up having to buy a ticket back home to Bangkok and re apply for a new visa to re enter Australia as a tourist again. This may vary depending on the country which you are a citizen of so it may have been because she was a citizen of Thailand that this occured or it may be the same for all nationalities. I think your best bet would be to do whatever you did last time to get it extended and try your luck.

3. Posted by sean20 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

You need to pop out of Australia to apply for your visa. You can pop into NZ, what dont you get a working holiday visa as you'll be booted out if they catch you working there on the holiday visa

4. Posted by lilpumpkin (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi guys, thanks for your answers. Sean I dont intend to work while I am on a tourist visa. I am trying to find a sponsor who can give me work.I would leave Oz and apply for a working visa before working. Its just easier to look for a sponsor while I am in Oz instead of trying to deal with it while I am overseas.