Yes, travelers from France will need to obtain an Australian visa before traveling there. The online application for an Australian eVisitor for French citizens saves them the time and money they would otherwise spend on a visit to an embassy.
It is ideal for French citizens who are interested in visiting Australia for short-term stays for any of the following reasons:
- Tourist activities: French passport holders visiting Australia for leisure, relaxation, or cultural visits
- Business opportunities: French professionals and investors traveling to Australia for business purposes or investment opportunities
- Short term studying and training courses: French citizens can stay in Australia and complete training courses provided they do not exceed 3 months.
French passport holders who want to visit Australia for other reasons such as full-time job seeking, long-term academic courses, or more extended stays must schedule an appointment at the Australian embassy in Paris and apply for a standard Australian visa for French citizens.