All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane; they cannot apply for a visa on arrival. The only exception is New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders who will normally be issued a visa on arrival in Australia. Depending on how you apply, or where you apply from there may be a charge for an Australian entry Visa.
For further information in relation to visas for people to come to Australia for a business-related visit such as a conference, please see:
Please see the link below to determine if you are eligible for an ETA:
If the country for which you are a passport holder is listed you may apply via this online application form link:
If you are not eligible to apply for an ETA, please use the link below:
We strongly advise all participants to apply for a visa at least 6-8 weeks in advance of their intended date of travel.