Visa information


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

Travellers visiting Australia cannot obtain a valid visa on arrival in Australia.

Participants require either a Visitor Visa (subclass 600), or, for those that are eligible, an eVisitor (subclass 651) or an Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa.

You can use the Visa Finder on the Department of Home Affairs website to help you decide which visa you need for entering Australia.

An eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free and allows short stays (up to three (3) months) for tourism and/or for business visitor purposes. Only citizens of EU-countries (including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.) are eligible for this visa. Participants for this type of visa should apply for it at least two (2) weeks before travelling to Australia. Please check your eligibility by visiting the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa webpage.

An Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa is free, however, there is an online application service charge of 20 AUD for applications lodged online. This visa allows short stays (up to 3 months) for tourism and/or for business visitor purposes and only citizens 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.) are eligible. Participants should apply for it at least two (2) weeks before travelling to Australia. Please check your eligibility by visiting the Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa webpage.

Visitor Visa (subclass 600) visa costs 140 AUD (for an application lodged from outside Australia) and allows temporary stays in Australia for tourism or for business visitor purposes. A citizen of any country could apply for this type of visa. Participants should apply for it at least two (2) months before travelling to Australia. Please check your eligibility by visiting the Visitor Visa (subclass 600) visa webpage.

Please Note: Conference participants who are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor or ETA visa need to request a “Letter of Invitation” to attach to their Visitor Visa (subclass 600) application.

Please email Conference Manager if you need an invitation letter or any further information.


Australia has a national health immunization program with recommended vaccinations.  We recommend that each person visiting Australia take note of this immunization program.  It is in your own interest to ensure you have had these vaccinations. Please click on the link below:

Yellow fever vaccination for travellers

Yellow fever is the disease for which immunisations are the strictest (based on WHO guidelines).  We list the follow advice for travelers from the Australia Health’s website.

Vaccination for Yellow Fever is strongly recommended for travellers who have never been vaccinated for yellow fever and who intend to travel to countries where there is a risk of transmission. Border biosecurity processes will remain in place for unvaccinated travellers.

On 16 June 2016, the Australian Government adopted the World Health Organization amendment to the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the period of protection afforded by yellow fever vaccination, and the term of validity of the certificate. The period of protection and term of validity has changed from 10 years to the duration of the life of the person vaccinated. This is based on data demonstrating for the majority of recipients, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine results in life-long immunity.

International yellow fever vaccination certificates presented at Australia’s border will be accepted even if the vaccination was given more than 10 years ago. Individuals who cannot provide a yellow fever vaccination certificate at the border will still be required to go through border control processes when entering Australia. As is current practice, entry to Australia will not be refused on the basis of non-compliance with yellow fever monitoring and control requirements.