Visa Information

If you require an invitation to attend, please contact the conference organisers Invitations will only be issued if you have fully registered and paid for your conference registration.

Should your visa be rejected and you are unable to attend the conference, the conference organisers will issue a full refund only if proof of rejected visa application letter is provided from immigration to the conference organisers.  Should this evidence not be provided, the conference organisers are unable to refund the full amount and the full registration terms and conditions will apply.

Below we have compiled some important visa information for your reference, if you need further assistance with obtaining a visa, we recommend you contact immigration directly.

Applying for a Visa?

All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel.

If you are attending the Conference from overseas please download the Business Factsheet document which identifies the appropriate visa option, while the visa application requirements handout identifies the appropriate visa application process.

Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is an electronically-stored authority for travel to Australia for a short-term tourist or business entry. ETAs are issued within seconds of being requested through computer links between the Australian Immigration Department, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. Over 30 countries around the world have access to the free ETA system.

Meeting delegates from non-ETA countries will need to obtain a Business (short stay) visa, even if some tourism activities are planned for part of the stay in Australia. It is called a 456 visa if it is issued as a label into a passport. Alternatively, you may wish to use the Visa Finder to help determine which visa you require.

Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event:

Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601)
eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa

Passport holders who are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa or an ETA should apply for a Visitor visa (Subclass 600) in the Business Visitor Stream.

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors that will be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible for the following visa options:

Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa.
Please note that the letter of support from an Australian organisation is a legislative requirement for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa

Temporary Work (subclass 400)(Short Stay Specialist) visa.
Details are available from your local Australian Embassy/Consulate or visit the Australian Department of Immigration website for more information.

Lodge an online application

To lodge an online application through ImmiAccount, go to:  

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