The conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 15th to 20th, 2018.

Visas for International Attendees

The visa information site of the Australian Department of Home Affairs is the authoritative source of information about visa requirements for visitors to Australia, including the application process. The Home Affairs travel site also contains additional information about travelling to Australia. Any further information in this section is provided for convenience only, and you should check the Home Affairs site for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

In general, if you do not have a current Australian passport, you will require a visa of some kind to attend the conference. Please make sure you leave enough time for your visa application to be processed. The processing time depends on the class of visa you apply for. Holders of passports from certain countries are eligible for an electronic travel authority (ETA) visa, which may be processed more quickly (and cheaply) than the non-ETA visitor visa.

Passports eligible for ETA

To apply for an ETA visa, you must hold a passport issued by one of the countries or regions listed below (current as of March 2018). If you hold a non-citizen passport or other travel document, such as a Certificate of Identity, you are not eligible to apply for an ETA.

Eligible passports are issued by:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport)
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom—British Citizen
  • United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
  • United States
  • Vatican City


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