Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
The passport which you hold determines which visa you are eligible to apply for. Participants, attendees, and speakers at CHEP 2019 may be eligible for the following visa options:
- Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600
- Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601). For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601#tab-content-1
- eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651
For many participants the visa application is quick and easy, either online or through your travel agent. However, depending on the subclass of visa you are applying for the process may take longer. Therefore, prospective participants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The following Australian government fact sheets provide further information regarding the visa process:
- Fact Sheet - General information for visa applicants
- Fact Sheet - Visa options for business conferences, seminars, trade fairs and expos
If you require an invitation letter to support your visa application please email the conference secretariat with the following information:
- INSTITUTION ADDRESS
- COUNTRY OF PASSPORT
- PASSPORT NUMBER
- CURRENT COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
- DATE OF BIRTH
- LAST NAME (AS IT APPEARS IN PASSPORT)
- FIRST AND MIDDLE NAMES (IN FULL)
- ABSTRACT(S) ACCEPTED? (IF APPLICABLE)
If you are a (co-)author for any accepted abstracts then your email should also include the title(s) and Indico abstract ID #.
We advise all international travellers to consult Department of Home Affairs immigrant and citizenship webpage, or contact the Australian Consulate in your country or travel agent to organise the visa that best suits your travel plans. Note that visa requirements may change without notice.