VISA Information

In general, a visa is required for travel to Australia and must be obtained 4 to 6 weeks before departure. See this useful factsheet on Australian Visa Options for Conference Visitors and for further information, the website of Department of Immigration and Citizenship for information about obtaining a visa.

Many Europeans and North Americans as well as a number of other nationalities (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan) are eligible for (but not guaranteed) an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA subclass 977 Business Entrant - Short Validity) which replaces the visa and can be obtained through the ETA web page. Many European nationals also have the option of an eVisitor visa if they qualify. Note that although the ETA and eVisitor visas are often granted quickly if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, these visas should be obtained well in advance to avoid disappointments.