Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA)

Visa requirements
All non-citizen crews, including the Masters of superyachts, are required to obtain a visa relevant to their visit before travelling to Australia. For immigration clearance on arrival they must present a valid passport and a valid visa and complete a passenger card.

There are a number of ways to obtain a visa:

  • (for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), which is an electronic record rather than a stamp in your passport);
  • asking your travel agent to arrange an ETA;
  • making a written application.
  • by making personal application to the nearest Australian Embassy overseas.

During your Stay
Crew of superyachts, including the Master can stay in Australia as long as their visas permit them to stay.

Commercial Operations
Should the superyacht engage in commercial activities prior arrangement needs to be made with DIMIA to ensure that the master and crew obtain suitable visas to enable them to work whilst in Australia.