All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before travel. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival, with the exception of New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders, who will usually be issued a visa on arrival in Australia provided they meet health and character requirements. All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.
A facility for electronically issuing visas, The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system, is currently available through international travel agents and airlines in over 30 countries including the US, UK, parts of Western Europe, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This system also includes pre-clearance for entry which reduces the time needed to process passengers on arrival. Your local Australian Embassy or Consulate can advise of the availability.
For non-ETA countries, visas are issued from Australian Embassies and Consulates around the world. In non-ETA countries, we recommend that you apply early for your visa.
International participants for Design 4 Health may be eligible for the following visas:
For the best possible chance of obtaining a visa to travel to Australia to attend Design 4 Health, you should:
Determine which visa you are eligible to apply for, ie. ETA (Subclass 601)(business stream), eVisitor (Subclass 651)(business stream), Visitor (subclass 600)(business stream) visa. Please refer to the links above.
Apply for your visa at least 8 weeks before your intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks if you are from an ETA or eVisitor eligible country) as visa processing times may vary.
Consider Australia’s health and character requirements, which you will have to meet as part of the visa application process.
If you are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa or ETA, ensure you obtain a confirmation of your registration, or a letter of invitation, to attach to your Visitor (Subclass 600)(business stream) visa application.
For further information regarding Australian visas, please visit: www.border.gov.au
Official Acceptance and Invitation Letters may be obtained by contacting the Conference Office. Please note that when applying for your Visa you should include a copy of your Conference registration confirmation.
Please ensure that along with your passport and visa, you also pack your registration confirmation letter within your carry-on luggage. You may be asked to produce this when going through customs at your arrival airport. In addition to this, please be sure to fill out your Incoming Passenger Card with all details and answer each question honestly.
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It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.