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I've been to Australia twice in the past month and have never paid for my visa. If you're a British passport holder, it should be free and lasts for a year from when you first enter. Never had any problems and it takes about 2 hours or so to be processed and come through.
EU passport holders need eVistor - link is via official website. make sure you have 6 months validity at least (from return date) on your passports though, def need for Singapore although can't remember for Oz.