Learn about the Australian visa, customs and quarantine regulations. This includes types of visa applications, what to declare and what is prohibited in Australia.
All travelers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, must hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the event before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. This is all you require from the event manager in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa at least six weeks before your intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks if you are from an ETA or eVisitor eligible country) as visa processing times may vary.
How to apply:
- Before lodging an application you should determine which visa you should apply for:
Or use The Australian Department of Immigration ‘Find a Visa’ tool, by clicking here.
- Determine whether you are eligible to apply online for an eVisitor visa or ETA.
- If you are not eligible to apply online, you may lodge a paper-based visa application.
In order to obtain assistance on this process, and find the Australian visa office nearest to your current country of residence please click here.
You can request a visa letter as part of the registration process which will be issued once your registration is confirmed and paid. Registration will open in July 2017.
What items am I prohibited from bringing into Australia?
Australia’s customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife into Australia. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, seeds, skins and feathers are also prohibited. For more information visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
What is the duty-free concession limits for people entering Australia?
General goods: AUD 900 worth of goods per adult (18 years or over); AUD 450 worth of goods per child.
Alcohol: Up to 2.25 litres (0.5 imperial gallons or 0.59 US gallons) of alcoholic beverages (liquor, wine and Champagne) per adult.
Tobacco: 50 cigarettes or 50 grams (1.76 ounces) of cigars or tobacco products per adult.