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Australian Visa Overview

Please note this page is intended to provide general information only and does not constitute legal advice. For information on visas to enter Australia, visitors should seek the most up-to-date information from Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Unless you are an Australian citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country.

All other passport holders, must apply for a visa before arrival. You can apply for a range of Australian visa types, via the ETA app or on the Department of Home Affairs website.

We recommend that you start by using Australia government’s Visa Finder to explore your options.

Types of Visas

There are various Australian visa types available to travelers to PAG Australia. Knowing which visa to apply for depends on your passport and the length of your stay, in addition to attending the conference as the purpose of your visit. You’ll also need to meet certain financial and medical requirements, be outside of Australia when applying and maintain health insurance for the duration of your stay. Below are 3 of the main visa types that many attendees of PAG Australia will be eligible for.

Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601)
Passport holders from the following countries may be eligible for the Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) visa, which allows visitors to stay up to 3 months as a tourist or a business visitor.

Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong

Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
Norway
Portugal

Republic of San Marino
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States of America

All ETA-eligible passport holders must apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app. For more information, see the Australia government’s Step by step guide.

eVisitor (subclass 651)
This is a free visa for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period. This visa is available to passport holders from a number of European countries and it cannot be extended.

Visitor visa (subclass 600)
The Visitor visa allows you to visit Australia, either for tourism or business purposes. It is open to all nationalities. Generally, a period of stay of up to three months is granted, but up to 12 months may be granted in certain circumstances.

 

Visa Assistance / Letters of Invitation

The PAG Australia Organizing Committee is offering assistance should you need a Letter of Invitation to facilitate the visa application process or to provide authorization for attendance. Please note that you are required to register for the meeting before we can send your letter. For all questions, please email [email protected]

Letter of Invitation Request Form