Unless you are an Australian
or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter
Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a
visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of
visas, including tourist visas and working holiday
visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. You can
also apply for certain types of visas online.
Tourist or Visitor Visas
Visas are available from Australian embassies, high
commissions, consulates and online.
To find the most suitable visa, check eligibility, or
find out about visa extensions, visit the
Department of Home Affairs website.
If you are visiting Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, options include the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), Visitor Visa and eVisitor. These visa options can allow for stays of up to three, six or twelve months. Visiting relatives and friends, and other short-term non-work purpose visits may also be covered.
Working Holiday visas allow travellers to stay in
Australia for up to 12 months and take on short-term
employment during that time. These visas must be
arranged several months prior to travel to Australia.
Visit the Department of Home Affairs for further details about Working Holiday visas.
Prior to landing in Australia you'll be handed an
immigration form to fill out, as well as Customs and
Agriculture Declaration forms. Australia has strict
quarantine laws – you must declare all goods of animal
or plant origin, and you can't bring fresh fruit or
vegetables into the country. If you're unsure about any
items, it's best to declare them.
If you've been snacking on the flight, discard any leftovers in the arrival area quarantine bins, or on the way to collect your luggage. For more information, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
A Letter of Invitation is a
proof for conference registration and attendance
application. It will be stated in English and may help
with your visa application. However, it does not
guarantee you a visa. Invitation letters will only be
issued once your registration and payment have been
confirmed. And it will be sent by e-mail.
For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from individuals, you're strongly advised to start your application as soon as you can.
Should your application be denied, we cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.