Any foreign national, except a citizen of New Zealand, will need a visa in order to enter Australia. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you would need to stand in line for hours at an Australian consulate just to get a visa that allows you to travel to the country. Citizens of numerous countries are allowed to enter Australia for a short period of time as visitors under the rules of Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and eVisitor programs. A migration agent will have up-to-date information as to whether you can benefit from these programs to visit Australia. Having updated information is important, as just like with any other country, Australian visa rules and regulations are subject to change at any moment.