VISA APPLICATION INFORMATION

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 megan.evitts@conway.com

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