Visas

International guests for the conference MUST apply for a visa in advance of travelling to Australia. This applies to ALL countries.  We strongly recommend applying as soon as possible so that any issues may be sorted out in time.

Depending on your nationality, there are three visas you may be eligible to apply for. You are not permitted to undertake any paid work in Australia under these visas. Please be sure to only use the application links provided here to apply – there are a lot of fraudulent sites that charge excessive fees that purchase google ads to promote their services.

Please also note that delegates are responsible for all your health costs while you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia. We strongly recommend all delegates take out travel insurance prior to travel.

 

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

The ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. Almost all applications are processed immediately upon application.

Cost: There is no visa application charge for an ETA, however, a service charge of AUD$20 applies.

Eligible Countries: Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States

How to apply: Visit https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas
 

eVisitor (subclass 651)

The eVisitor visa lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. 90% of applications are processed within 24 hours.

Cost: Free

Eligible Countries: Please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/651-#tab-content-1 for a list of eligible countries

How to apply: Visit https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login
 

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

If you are not eligible for an ETA or eVisitor visa you must apply for a Visitor visa under the business stream. While 90% of applications are processed within 17 days, processing times can be significantly longer.

Cost: $140 AUD

How to apply: Visit https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login

If you live in China, hold a Chinese passport and are applying this visa you can access an optional service to lodge your application online in Simplified Chinese through the website of an Australian Visa Application Centre in China. More information is available on the Australian Embassy in China website : http://china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/trialof10yearfrequenttravellervisa.html
 

Please click HERE to check all required documentation. We have prepared a sample letter of invitation you may use. You may download this HERE and edit to to your own requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on events@taxpayers.org.au if you have any further questions