Visa Information

Applying for a visa

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 passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). 

Visa application forms are available on the Department’s website and many applications can be lodged online. Details about how to apply are included in the information below.

We encourage congress delegates to apply for a visa application as soon as possible as we cannot refund registrations or accommodation if your visa application is not granted in time for you to attend.


For more information about visa processing times, please click here.

The information is current as at 18 March 2022. Australian migration law may change after this time resulting in a change in visa options. Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for further information: