Visa Requirements

All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane.

Participants require either a eVisitor (subclass 651) or an Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa or a Visitor Visa (subclass 600). You can use the Visit Australia website of the Australian Government to help you decide the visa you need for entering Australia.

The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free and it is available for short (up to 3 months) visits or for business visitor purposes. Participants must apply for it at least 2 weeks before traveling to Australia and must have a passport of certain countries (including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.). Please check the details of your case in the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa webpage.

The a Electronic Travel Authority (ETA, subclass 601) visa costs 20 AUD and it is available for short (up to 3 months) visits or for business visitor purposes. Participants must apply for it at least 2 weeks before traveling to Australia and must have a passport of certain countries (including Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A.). Please check the details of your case in a the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA, subclass 601) visa webpage.

The Visitor Visa (subclass 600) visa costs 135-340 AUD and it is available for short (up to 3 months) visits or for business visitor purposes. Depending on nationalities, participants must apply for it at least 2 months before traveling to Australia. A passport holder of any country other than the ones mentioned above could apply for this visa class. Please check the details of your case in the Visitor Visa (subclass 600) visa webpage.

Conference participants who are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor or ETA visa need to request a "Letter of Invitation" to supplement their application. Please email esoaus_loc@aao.gov.au if you need an invitation letter or any further information.