General Information

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. For more information: Click here

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

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

  • Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa.  For more information: Click here
  • Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601).  For more information: Click here
  • eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa.  For more information: Click here

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

  • Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa.  For more information: Click here

Please note that a the letter of support from an Australian organisation is a legislative requirement for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa. For international event organisers, please see below visa.

  • Temporary Work (subclass 400)(Short Stay Specialist) visa.  For more information: Click here

If you have additional questions, please email

  • The World Forum was a stellar event. The program was great, packed with knowledgeable and engaging speakers, and the diverse attendee group was super."
    — James F. Alexander, Vice President, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber
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    — Jon Gustafson, Economic Development Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation
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    — Daniel Silverman, VP Business Development, ROI
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    — Andreas Campos, Ensenada EDC
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    — Catriona Riley, Operations Director, JS Group
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    — Cathy Rodgers, VP Global Opportunities, IBM
  • [The 2018 World Forum for FDI] was excellently organised by Conway's team who always goes the extra mile. The vibrant, business-oriented and friendly delegates and moderators made this an exceptional event where business meets pleasure!”
    — Angelos Tsigkopoulos, Founder & CEO, Diorasis Capital
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    — Joanna Gourlay, Scottish International
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    — Frank Rogalla, Global Technology Leader, Black and Veatch