Major backlog in Australian Visa applications

Corporate Traveller has been advised that due to a backlog at the Australian High Commission’s South African offices there are currently major delays in issuing Australian visas.
In the past, the processing time was 10 working days for business visas and one month for tourist visas.

At present, the processing time is approximately one month for business visas and six weeks for tourist visas.

We strongly advise you to apply for your visa in advance to allow for extra processing time.