2018 Australasian Database Conference
Do I require a visa?
ALL visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
If you are planning to visit Australia to participate in an event such as a conference, and you are not being paid for your participation in the event, you need to apply for:
If you are planning to visit Australia and you will be paid for your participation in an event, e.g., receive an honorarium payment, you need to apply for:
The following information will help you identify the right visa and application process applicable to you.
PLEASE NOTE: This information is a guide only. It is the responsibility of the individual traveller to make sure they are applying for the correct visa.
 eVisitor [subclass 651] - Online Applications
For a conference event, European Union (EU) passport holders, and some other European passport holders, are eligible to apply individually online for an eVisitor visa (subclass 651) to travel to and enter Australia. Applications for eVisitor visas are free. Passport holders from the following countries can apply for an eVisitor visa online:
|Andorra||France||Lithuania||Republic of San Marino|
|Denmark||Italy||Poland||United Kingdom - British Citizen *|
You need a separate eVisitor for each family member travelling with you to Australia, including those who are younger than 18 years of age and are included on your passport.
 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) [subclass 601] - Online Applications
For a conference event, passport holders from a number of countries are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (Subclass 601) to travel to and enter Australia. There is no visa application charge for ETA applications lodged online but a service fee of AUD20 is charged for use of the ETA website. Passport holders from the following countries may apply for an ETA online:
|Andorra||France||Malaysia||United Kingdom - British National Overseas|
|Austria||Germany||Luxembourg||United Kingdom - British Citizen|
|Canada||Iceland||Republic of San Marino||Sweden|
Each family member travelling with you to Australia will need a separate ETA. This includes any children younger than 18 years of age who are included on your passport.
 Visitor Visa [subclass 600] - Online or Paper Based Applications
For countries not listed in  and  above, this visa lets you visit Australia for conference purposes. The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD135 to AUD340. If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.
If you are not eligible to make an online application you should submit a paper application for the Visitor visa (subclass 600), which can be lodged at your nearest Australian Immigration office to your current place of residence:
Visa Application Requirements
Things to consider before lodging an application: Visa Application Requirements Information Sheet - July 2015
If you require a letter for your visa application
In some cases, it will be necessary for you to obtain a letter from us stating that you will be attending the ADC-18 conference. The process for requesting a visa letter is as follows:
We are only able to generate visa letters for paid attendees and organizing committee members, so it is important that you register for the conference before requesting a visa letter. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this document is a guide only. It is the responsibility of the individual traveller to make sure they are applying for the correct visa.