If you’re planning on travelling to Australia in the next few months or even in December, we urge you to allow for extra time when applying for your visa.
There are major delays in issuing Australian visas due to a backlog at the Australian High Commission’s South African offices.
The current processing time is around one month for business visas and six weeks for tourist visas. Before the delays began, the processing time was 10 working days for business visas and one month for tourist visas.
If you are going to need a visa, we advise you to start applying now