Entry Into Australia

Do I require a Visa?

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane regardless of the length of stay.

Note: New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure unless they have health and/or character concerns.

What should I do to help with the visa application process?

For the best possible chance of obtaining a visa to travel to Australia to attend an event, you should:

Important: IECN assistance will not guarantee a visa grant. In order to be granted a visa you must meet all the legislative requirements of that visa.


In accordance with Australia’s Privacy Act 1988, any information an event organiser or participant passes on to the Department’s IECN, will only be used to facilitate visa processing with the relevant Australian overseas visa office.