Vietnam visa for Australia citizens

Australian citizens are REQUIRED to apply for valid visas to enter Vietnam for tourism and business purposes and meet the entry requirements:

  • Australian passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp.

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Note: Australians are eligible to apply for 3 month tourist/business visas on arrival for Vietnam.

How to apply

Australian passport holders can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

  • Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent,, O'Malley, ACT 2606, Australia
  • Phone: (02) 6286 5660 / (02) 6286 8465 (Verified as of January 2020)
  • Fax: 61-2-6286 4534
  • Email: /
  • Website:

If you are currently living outside of Australia, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2- Visa on arrival

The easiest way for Australian visitors to obtain a Vietnamese visa is to apply for a visa on arrival online at You can complete your visa application in just a few simple steps, receive the visa approval letter by email in 3-5 working days and print out the documents to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport. See how it works!

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Visa on arrival fees for Australia citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Business visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month 18 70 US$25
Single 3 month 28 95 US$25
Multiple 1 month 21 75 US$50
Multiple 3 month 43 110 US$50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in Australia, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for Australia citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.

I am hodling Australian passport living in Singapore, do I need a visa?

Yes, Australian passport holders living in Singapore are required to apply for an entry visa to visit Vietnam. You can either apply for a visa on arrival or contact the local embassy in Singapore to get one.

How much is the visa fee at Vietnam embassy?

It depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Please contact the embassy of Vietnam in Canberra for information:

  • 6 Timbarra Cres, O'Malley ACT 2606, Australia
  • +61 2 6286 5660

A Tripadvisor user mentioned that the fee is AUD $95 for a 30 day single entry visa.

Vietnam Visa / Cruise Ship / Australian Passport

Q: I will be visiting Vietnam in March with 2 single day port visits (Phu My & Nha Trang). Myself and my wife are Australian passport holders. Can you tell me what sort of Visa do I need and do I apply via your website? Also I have a travelling companion who is an Canadian passport holder (along with his wife). Can you tell me what visa does he need?

A: Both Australian and Canadian citizens need a valid visa to Vietnam. If you arrive Vietnam on a cruise, you can apply for a loose-leaf visa upon arrival at a Vietnam sea port (Phu My & Nha Trang). Please see our detailed guide for cruise ship passengers.

Cruise to Vietnam

Q: I am an Australian citizen. I am travelling to Vietnam in February 2019. Is a loose leaf visa available for this holiday at the first port of entry?

A: Yes, you can get the loose-leaf visa at the first port of entry in Vietnam.

Cruise Ship Visa

Q: Hello I am an Australian passport Holder and my Mother is a UK passport holder and we will be cruising to Vietnam in February 2019 on Celebrity Constellation, do we need to apply for Visa beforehand or onboard or on arrival? Thanks for the help!

A: Cruise passengers can apply for a loose-leaf visa upon landing at a Vietnam port, please click here for details.

Visa for Australian passport living in China


Dear Sir/Madam, I hold Australia passport, but I am working in Guangzhou,China at the moment. I am planning to travel to Ho Chi Minh City at 25 April. Can you please let me know how to apply for the visa in local Vietnamese embassy, thanks.



You can fill the form (official site) and visit the Consulate of Vietnam in person to get your visa. The address of the Consulate is as follows:

  • 8 Qiaoguang Rd, BeiJingLu, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi

The fee will depend on the type of visa you are applying for.

Tourist Visa application



My wife and myself wish to visit Vietnam for about 20 days. We are  both Australian passport holders and we live in Melbourne.
What is the easiest way to get the required visa.

Herbert Saldanha


Dear Herbert

There are a few places in Australia where you can get your visa beforehand, and the closet location to Melbourne is Canberra. Kindly take a look on our guide on how to get a visa from Melbourne for further instructions.

Have a good day!

Visa requirements for Australian citizen on cruise ship visiting Vietnam


As an Australian citizen passenger on a cruise ship that will make one day visits to two ports in Vietnam do I need to obtain a Visa before I depart Australia?


If you arrive by cruise ship, it is advised that you contact the embassy of Vietnam in Australia to apply for a visa in advance or apply for an e-visa online.

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