A visitor from outside Australia to play a round of golf in a sanctuary golf course could lose the right to stay, according to the Immigration Department.
The department said the Immigration Minister would need to consider the case of an overseas visitor to a national park who has arrived in the country on a visa.
“The Immigration Minister will need to determine if it is possible to provide that visa to a visitor from Australia who has not yet arrived,” the department said in a statement on Thursday.
A person from outside the country who is not able to provide a visa can still be able to play, the department added.
In March this year, a man who had arrived in Australia on a tourist visa was given a five-year stay on a golf resort visa.
The Immigration Department is investigating the case, it said.
Australian Golf Links said it would review its policies for visa-seekers after the latest ruling.
Golf courses and other golf courses are often popular areas for recreational golfing.