Australian Values Statement

What is the Values Statement?

All applicants aged 18 years and over are required to sign an Australian values statement when applying for an Australian visa. The statement requires applicants to confirm they will respect the Australian way of life and obey the laws of Australia before being granted a visa.

Who needs to do a Values Statement?

All provisional, permanent and a small number of temporary visa applicants are required to have read or had explained to them information provided by the Australian government before signing the values statement. This information is contained in the Life in Australia book.

Where can I get a Values Statement?

The Australian Values Statement is included in the application forms for most visa subclasses. There are two different values statements and the applicable version to the applicant is dependent on the intended visa.

For all other temporary visa applicants the Australian Values Statement is included in the general declaration section of their visa application form.


There is a small group of visas that do not require the Australian Values Statement. This group includes, but is not limited to; Visitor visas and New Zealand citizens entering Australian on a special category visa.


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