It seems like a good news for Indians who like to make multiple visits to Australia.
3-year multiple-entry visitor visa for India will be in action by July 2016. This is an attempt to make high-spending Indian travellers repeat visits.
The trial which targets frequent short-term travellers to Australia, will allow entry into Australia multiple times on the same visa with each stay valid for up to three months.
This move came just ahead of the holiday and travel season in India.
India is among three other countries – Thailand, Vietnam and Chile, where Australia is doing this trial.
The trial applies to eligible applicants within the tourist and business visitor visa streams.
The move comes as Indians have emerged among the top spenders in the continent. Australia has witnessed a continued rise in tourists from India.
In calendar year 2015, over 2.3 lakh Indians went to Australia — a 19% rise from previous year — and spent 5,500 crore rupees there — a 38% higher than that in 2014, according to Tourism Australia.