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Name: Australia
Location: Indian /Pacific Oceans
Time: Spans three Time zones, varying from IST (+) 4 1/2
Capital: Canberra
English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)
Area: 7,682,300 sq kms
Population: 22,751,014 (July 2015 est.)
National Day: 26 Jan (Australia Day)
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) 1 = INR 47.43.
Australia is in the southern hemisphere and the seasons are opposite to those in Europe and North America. There are two climatic zones: the tropical zone (in the north above the Tropic of Capricorn) and the temperate zone. The tropical zone (consisting of 40 per cent of Australia) has two seasons, summer (wet) and winter (dry) while the temperate zone has all four seasons.
Year 2015: New Years Day, 26 Jan Australia Day, 3 Apr Good Friday, 4 Apr Holy Saturday, 6 Apr Easter Monday, 25 Apr ANZAC Day, 8 Jun Queens Birthday Celebrations, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Boxing Day.
Airline Name: Qantas QF
International Airports: Townsville (TSV) Sydney (SYD) Perth (PER) Melbourne (MEL) Hobart (HBA) Darwin (DRW) Canberra (CBR) Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Adelaide (ANU)

Australiavisa Regulations

People travel to Australia for wide array of reasons such as sightseeing, holidays, social reasons, studies, business trips, medical treatments etc. It is also possible that you might have to stop in Australia while you are travelling to some other part of the world. Regardless of the fact that you are visiting Australia for a span less than 72 hours you want to stay here for a couple of months, you must hold valid Australian visa. Students come to Australia to study on student visa. These are temporary visas and permit students to study for a definite span of time at a recognized educational institute in Australia.

There are chiefly three kinds of visas which a person can apply for online if he or she seeks to visit Australia for business activities or for tourism. These are:

  • Electronic Travel Authority (subclass601) 
  • eVisitor (subclass 651) 
  • Visitor Visa(subclass 600) 
    Tourism encompasses recreation, holidays and visiting friends and family. Business visits include, coming for a conference or some kind of negotiation etc. People who come for medical treatment have to apply for Medical Treatment Visa (subclass 602). For transit you need to have Transit visa (subclass 771). Any person who seeks to apply for Australia visa online should hold a valid passport. For visa extension, application can be submitted online.
    Features of Visitor Visa (subclass 600)
    This visa allows a person to visit Australia for business or leisure reasons for up to a period of three, six or twelve months. The application charge for Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is from AUD 130 to AUD 335. For certain passport holders there is a possibility of cheaper or free visa. No money is charged for eVisitor(subclass 651) visa. For Electronic Travel Authority (subclass601) visa service charge of AUD 20 is charged. So,basically Australia visa fee keeps varying in accordance to kind of visa applied for.
    Visa Application Forms
    The Australia Tourist visa form should be completed with utmost care and vigilance. For applying for Australia Visa for Indians application has to be sent to Australian High Commission New Delhi. The documents which are needed with visa application are in accordance to the visa category under which you a person desires to apply.
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