All Visitors to Australia Must Have a Valid Visa
Plan Ahead: Visa Processing Times Vary
Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
The only Exceptions are within New Zealand and Norfolk Island:
- New Zealand passport holders who are normally 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.
More information is available on this fact sheet.
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia, depending in part on the visitor's purpose for visiting Australia. Please be aware of visa processing times and plan accordingly.
Visa Tips & Resources
- You may refer to the Business Information Sheet for guidance on visa options most suitable for you.
- It is recommended to select Visitor (subclass 600) (Business stream) visa.
- subclass 601 (Electronic Travel Authority-ETA)
- Apply for your visa well in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia.
- Browse General Information for Visa Applicants
NOTE: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations. IECN assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.
Familiarize Yourself With These Visa Types
- For tourism or business purposes
- To participate in an event as an invited participant
- To undertake short-term, highly specialised work
Official Letter of Invitation
ISSCR issues Official Letters of Invitation AFTER participants register and pay to attend the annual meeting only. Attendees receive a link to download a digital Letter of Invitation in their confirmation email.