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I currently hold a multiple-entry business visitor (subclass 600) visa for Australia valid until January 2020, and I have traveled to Sydney multiple times before for business.

I am planning to spend my next holiday (i.e., next month) in other parts of Australia (Queensland & Victoria). For this purpose, do I need to apply for a tourist visa or will my business visitor visa work?

Note: I have already looked at a similar query raised here but there was no definite answer to it.

Can I travel to Australia for leisure but on a business visitor visa?

Edit: My plan to visit Australia last year was canceled but in May 2018, I went there as a tourist on my business visa and didn't face any issue with immigration.

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    What's wrong with the answer to the question you linked to? – phoog Apr 27 '17 at 12:42
  • I have never been at a border as strict as Australia. I would read this entire trough before going there as it was of big help to me: border.gov.au/Trav/Visi – Kinnaj Thomsen May 1 '17 at 19:54
  • Glad that you were allowed. What did they ask at immigration? Did you declare that you have a Visitor Visa- Business but are travelling this time around for Tourism? Appreciate your response as i am facing a similar situation. – P Shah Sep 30 '19 at 8:02
  • @PShah They didn't ask anything. I was allowed entry without any question. This is because subclass 600 can be used for both business and tourism. FYI, I am again going to Australia as a tourist on my business visa in December this year. – sandeep kakkar Oct 1 '19 at 12:11
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Yes, you can. Subclass 600 is a general visitor visa, and while there are different streams to qualify for one, once granted they are valid both for business and leisure.

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/600-

Note that on arrival, you may be asked to justify that you're a genuine tourist, but hotel bookings, proof of funds and a history of travel should be sufficient.

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