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Visa Application

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to enter Australia. It is strongly recommended that applicants apply 6-8 weeks of their intended travel dates and that they do not make any travel arrangements until they have been granted their visa.

Visa Options

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors that will not be working, being paid by an organiser or selling their goods or services directly to the general public can apply for an ETA (601), eVisitor (651) or a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) in the Business Visitor stream.

Eligibility for an eVisitor visa and ETA will be determined by the country of passport that the applicant holds. Passport holders who are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa or an ETA should apply for a Visitor visa (Subclass 600) in the Business Visitor Stream.

Speakers, attendees and exhibitors that will be working, being paid by an organiser or selling their goods or services directly to the general public can apply for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408) invited participant visa See

Subclass 408 visa applicants are required to provide a letter from the organisation or individual in Australia who is responsible for the events or activities they will be undertaking (if an organisation – the letter must be on the organisation’s letterhead) which identifies

  • the visa applicant and any family members travelling with them

  • the event/s, activity or work the applicant will be involved in

  • the duties in relation to event/s, activity or work the applicant will be involved in

  • the date/s, location/s of the event/s activity or work

NB: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations

Online Application

ImmiAccount is a single point of entry into the department’s online visa services.

  • To lodge an online application through ImmiAccount, go to

  • A guide on how to create a new visa application in ImmiAccount is available at

Applicants who lodge their visa applications online will need to ensure that adequate supporting documents are attached to their online visa application.

  • The document checklist for the subclass 600 visa (business visitor stream) is available at

  • The document checklist for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408) invited participant visa is available at

  • A guide on how to attach documents to an online application is available at

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