All delegates will require a visa and valid passport to enter Australia for conferences. All visas must be obtained prior to arrival in Australia. The only exceptions are Australian and New Zealand citizens travelling on passports issued by these countries – these delegates do not require visas. Australia has a non-discriminatory visa policy and most delegates will be able to take advantage of the very quick and efficient Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system. The ETA system enables delegates to apply for visas electronically for a fee of AUD $20 and their applications are being regularly added to the system. A list of countries and details on eligibility to use the system is available at www.eta.immi.gov.au.
For delegates with passports issued by countries not yet approved for the ETA system, visa applications are handled by the international network of Australian Embassies and Consulates. More details on the visa application process is available at www.border.com.au
If a paper acceptance letter is needed for visa purpose, please contact Prof. Brian Lovell.