Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

Visiting Australia - Arrangements for Tour Escorts/Chaperones

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Visitor Visa Arrangements for Tour Escorts/Chaperones

Applicants intending to travel as tour leaders (or chaperones) should apply for the Subclass 600 Visitor Visa - Business Visitor Stream. This visa will generally be valid for up to 3 years and will allow tour leaders to perform general administrative functions in Australia such as keeping a tour group together.

Please note that this visa is not appropriate for tour guides, who should be engaged from within Australia unless there are exceptional circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online through ImmiAccount.

Scanned colour images or photos of the following documents should be uploaded digitally as you complete the online visa application. These include:

  1. Copies of the bio-data page of your passport and ID card (from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).
  2. A copy of the applicant’s tour leader license.
  3. A supporting letter from the employer that the position and purpose of travel to Australia.
  4. Evidence from an Australian based organization stating that they will provide tour guiding services.


To apply please click here

Page Last Updated: 16 June 2023