I'm an Australian citizen sponsoring my (British) partner and step children for a visa subclass 100. We expect that this will be granted some time mid December 2014 to mid-January 2015 but have no way of knowing exactly when.
For a bunch of reasons, I'd like them to come out and join me in September and believe that they can do this on an eVisitor however that would mean leaving Australia after 3 months. So if they arrive on September 1st they would need to leave on December 1st.
My question is, could they leave to NZ for a long weekend and then come back to Australia for a second 3 month visit? The eVisitor seems to allow multiple 3 month stays within a 12 month period but doesn't seem to stipulate whether there are limits on where you go to between those three month periods - does anyone know if there are such limits ?