Australian Embassy
Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO

Visas and migration

The Australian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium does not process visa or citizenship applications. For clients resident in Belgium or Luxembourg visa processing is undertaken electronically through the online ‘eVisa’ service, or by processing centres in Australia. If you have a visa or citizenship enquiry please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs and/or the Global Service Centre.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Latest News and Changes 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Australian visas

Please visit the Department of Home Affairs Entering and leaving Australia webpage for up-to-date information.

COVID-19: Australian Government Response

Students

As part of the Government’s response to COVID19, Student visa holders who are currently offshore and travel to Australia between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022, are eligible for a refund of their visa application charge. You will be able to apply for a refund up until 31 December 2022. Students are also able to work unlimited hours in any sector in Australia for at least the next three months.

Student visa holders can travel to Australia without applying for a travel exemption but must be fully vaccinated with an Australian approved or recognised vaccine. 

For information on these changes visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/temporary-relaxation-of-working-hours-for-student-visa-holders

Working Holiday Makers

As part of the Government’s response to COVID19, Working Holiday Maker visa holders who are currently offshore and travel to Australia between 19 January 2022 and 19 April 2022, are eligible for a refund of their visa application charge.  You will be able to apply for a refund up until 31 December 2022.   Working Holiday Makers can also now work for the same employer for more than six months until 31 December 2022.

Working Holiday Maker visa holders can travel to Australia without applying for a travel exemption but must be fully vaccinated with an Australian approved or recognised vaccine. 

For information on these changes visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/whm-program/latest-news

For information on vaccine requirements visit: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers

 

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

If you are a Belgium or Luxembourg passport holder, you can apply for an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) using the AustralianETA app. An ETA allows you to visit Australia as often as you would like within a 12-month period, and stay up to 3 months each time.

To apply for an Australian ETA, use the AustralianETA app available from the Apple Store or Google Play.

For help using the app, the Australian Department of Home Affairs’ website has a step-by-step guide as well as instructional videos (listed under Step 1).

Further information is available on the Department of Home Affairs’ ETA webpage.

 

If you are unable to use the AustralianETA app, you can explore other visa options using the Visa Finder webpage.

European passport holders may be eligible for an eVisitor (subclass 651).

 

Whether you are visiting Australia for a short period of time or planning to migrate, you must have a valid Australian visa.