Visitor Visa and Medical Treatment Visa Changes as of 23 March 2013

DIAC Visa ChangesThe Department of Immigration and Citizenship has announced important changes to affect a number of existing visas.

From the 23rd of March 2013 DIAC will no longer be accepting applications for the following existing visas:

  • Tourist visa (subclass 676)DIAC-Changes
  • Sponsored family visitor visa (subclass 679)
  • Business (short Stay) visa (Subclass 456)
  • Sponsored business visitor (short stay) visa (subclass 459)
  • Medical Treatment (short stay) visa (subclass 675)
  • Medical Treatment (long stay) visa (subclass 685)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (visitor) (subclass 976)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (business – short validity) (subclass 977)DIAC-Changes
  • Electronic Travel Authority (business – long validity) (subclass 956).


Clients are advised to contact us on 03 9005 0832 and see if they qualify for one of the other new visa subclasses.