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1. Posted by lilpumpkin (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

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.
TY.

Shawn

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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.

Shawn