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 and Norfolk Island passport holders. Visa applications may take as long as 8 weeks to process.
Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the purpose for visiting Australia. A Business Visa or a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) would be the most appropriate option for most delegates to JIST 2017, even if you intend to extend your stay for tourism. Family members travelling with you will need to apply for their own (tourist) visas.
Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's business visit visa options page for information on the different business visa options and how to apply. If you are eligible for an electronic application please apply at least 4 weeks in advance of your arrival in Australia. If you are making a paper-based application you are advised to apply at least 8 weeks before your arrival in Australia and preferably after you have registered for the conference. People with character or health concerns should apply 4 months in advance.