Can you work whilst on a visitor visa in Australia?

Most visitor visas to Australia exclude people doing any work whilst there, although there are a few exceptions to this. The main intent of the visitor visa is for people to visit either as a tourist or to visit family and friends and to effectively treat it as a holiday whilst in Australia. Visitor visas normally last for three, six or twelve months. Types of Visa  The Australian government currently has six specific categories of visitor visa, as well as visas under the categories of Studying and Training, Family and Partners, Working and Skilled visas and Refugee and Humanitarian visas.