Invitation letter for tourist visa

If you intend to invite someone for a visit to Australia you may write a letter explaining your and the applicant(s) situation. Your letter must include the following information about the person being invited (applicant):

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • The applicant’s address and telephone number.
  • Your relationship to the applicant being invited (friend, sister, brother, parent, niece, uncle, etc).
  • The purpose of the trip (vacation, business visitor, seminar, event).
  • How long the visa applicant you are inviting intends to stay in Australia (number of days, weeks).
  • Details on accommodation and living expenses (if they will be staying with you or at a hotel, etc).
  • The date the person/applicant you are inviting intends to leave Australia.

Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Address and telephone number in Australia.
  • Occupation (job or profession) in Australia.
  • Your status in Australia (Permanent resident, Citizen, 482 Visa holder, Student).
  • A scan of documents supporting your visa/citizenship status in Australia, living arrangements and financial capability.

Remember that this is just a sample and should be considered as general information only. Please contact us for a detailed analysis and review of your case.

Example of a letter of invitation

22 April 2022

Sam Smith,
2/85 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000

Te: To Whom It May Concern:

Application for Tourist visa: Bernard Shaw; April 4 1990; Passport No: W9284720

I am writing to confirm I wish to invite Bernard Shaw to visit me in Melbourne, Australia for 2 weeks in order to have a short holiday. I hope he will be able to come on 10th of April 2018 to 30th of April 2018.

I am an Australian Permanent resident and General Practitioner Working at Melbourne Royal Health Clinic in Melbourne. I will be on leave(Holiday) at that time.

I am able to accommodate him for the duration of his stay in Australia. Please see attached evidence of my accommodation.

Please see attached the following documents:
• Copy of my passport
• My Lease agreement

please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information

Sincerely Yours,

Sam Smith

Hanna Peterson
55 Eastwood Drive,
Melbourne, Australia. VIC 3145


Re: Invitation letter for Australian tourist visa for my parents
Visa applicants: Oscar Peterson (passport number X938472) and Briana Olask (Passport umber O8372645)

To Whom it may concern.

My name is Hanna Peterson and I’d like to ask for consideration of a visitor visa for my parents. I have recently completed my PhD degree at Victoria University and would love to have my parent attend my graduation Ceremony on 15th April 2018. I would like them to be with me for a month (from 5th of April 2018 to 5th of May Birth is due mid-November this year. It is a very important event in my life and hope to celebrate 4 years of my hard work and studies with them . I am currently on a student visa valid until 20th of January 2019. I will provide my parents with accommodation during their stay with me.

  • I have enclosed following documents:
  • a copy of my passport
  • Student visa

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further information.

Sincerely yours,

Hanna Peterson

Zhong Phan
47/2 St Kilda Road,
Melbourne, Australia. VIC 3004

Melbourne, 29/03/2022

Re: request for an Australian tourist visa for my parents
Visa applicants: Don Phan (passport number) and Senu Hakiwa (Passport number)

I am Feng Phan and am an Australian Citizen. I have been in Australia since 5 years ago. I’d like to invite my parents to Australia for them to spend the Chinese new year holidays with me here. They are looking forward visiting me during March- April 2018. As I am working full time here in Melbourne and we are in a very busy period I cannot leave work and therefore would love to have my parents with me for 6 weeks. They have enough money to support themselves while in Australia and I will provide them with accommodation.

Please see attached the following documents:
Copy of Citizenship Certificate
My father’s bank statement
Travel Itinerary

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me

Sincerely Yours,

Zhong Phan