Visa information for delegates
Visa Information for delegates
The following information has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It contains information about visa requirements to visit Australia and how to apply for an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa.
eVisitor and ETA visas are electronically stored authority for travel to Australia.
You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. You should apply for your visa at least two weeks before you travel.
Please wait for a decision once your application has been completed, do not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised that you have been granted a visa.
An ETA visa may be required to travel to Australia. Only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online. You may need to use a travel agent to apply for this visa.
You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport. You will be provided with a confirmation for your records. Average processing time for this visa is less than one day. Your ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. You are also permitted to study in Australia for up to three months in some circumstances.
You might be able to get this ETA visa if:
- you hold an eligible passport and your passport will be valid for at least six months from the time you leave Australia
- you are travelling to Australia as a tourist or for business visitor purposes.
Tourist activities include holidays, recreation or seeing family and friends.
Business visitor activities include participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars (as long as you are not being paid by the organisers for your participation as well as:
making general business or employment enquiries
investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a business contract
activities carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit.
Business activities do not include short-term work. If you want to work in Australia, you can apply for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 400).
To find the right visa for you, please visit: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1