Vietnam visa for Australians visiting Vietnam for the first-time

It can be clearly stated that Vietnam visa for Australians is absolutely required if Australian passport holders would like to enter this country for leisure or business purpose. For Australians visiting Vietnam for the first time, it’s needed to read this article for more details.

How to get a Vietnam Visa for Australian

There are most 2 common ways to get Vietnam visa for Australians including at Embassy and Visa on arrival.

If you are going to obtain visa at Vietnam Embassy, please go to one of three offices of Vietnam Embassy in Australia: one in Canberra, New South Wales, and one in Perth and submit original Passport (at least 06-month validity), a filled out Vietnam Visa application form for and one passport size photo of 4×6 cm (attached to the application) in person. Processing time will be at least in 4 working days from the date of receiving sufficient documents so it can be a drawback for those who are in urgent or super urgent cases. While it is a complicated process for some Australians, it is applicable for both land and sea travelers. To check Visa fee at Vietnam Embassy in Australia, you can contact the address at HERE.

Instead of queuing and waiting for days to get your visa processed, visa on arrival cab be a better solution. Applicants just need to fill in the online application form with personal information, make payment for service fee online and then get visa stamped at Vietnam arrival airports. However, this kind of Vietnam visa for Australians is acceptable for air travel only.

Where to visit in Vietnam?

There are numerous vibrant places but Australians can consider these following ones.

Hanoi (The Capital)

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, charms you so effortlessly by its poetic and romantic beauty that you can hardly forget after the trip. Hanoi is full of the incredible must-visit attractions, such as The Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera House, and Old Quarter – the cultural heart of Hanoi. In Hanoi there are tons of delicious food which is a pity if you don’t try one of them. Pho can be seen everywhere in Vietnam but Pho in Hanoi is quite different because this national Vietnamese dish is a combination of hearty noodle & meat soup with fresh herbs eaten primarily at breakfast.



Tasty Pho


Halong Bay (Quang Ninh province)

Ha Long Bay is considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the most popular destinations in Northern Vietnam with plenty of caves and tropical forests that each has their own unique beauty. Considered as “where the mountain meet ocean, where the land meets sky”, this is absolutely a wonderful masterpiece that nature has bestowed for the land.


Sapa with its splendid beauty is the main reason for tourists’ returning to Vietnam. Coming here and tourists will have a chance to enjoy the fresh air and spend your time to enjoy the wonderful landscape of Sapa town. The spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice fields, as well as the colorful ethnic culture, make Sapa become one of the most attractive places.



A wonderful Sapa

With all these suggestions, you slightly know about Vietnam but traveling to Vietnam is still the best way to explore new lands. We hope you will have unforgettable moments in Vietnam.