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Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia*. The passport which you hold determines whether you are eligible to apply online, or need to lodge a paper based application. The appropriate visa will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia.

*New Zealand passport holders will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival.

Visa Options

If you are planning to visit Australia to participate in a business event such as a conference, trade fair or seminar or expo, and you are not being paid by an organiser for your participation in the event, you may be eligible for an ETA (subclass 601), eVisitor visa (subclass 651) or Visitor (Business Stream) visa (subclass 600), as long as you:

  • do not work for or provide services to a business or organisation in Australia
  • do not sell goods or services to the public

More information on this visa can be found via this link: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi/Visi.

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is the appropriate visa for those intending to undertake one or more of the following roles/activities:

  • People involved in the organisation or delivery of the event
  • Speakers, presenters or delegates who are being paid (including appearance fees) for their participation eg. professional motivational speakers or VIPs paid to attend as delegates
  • A role/activity that would normally be remunerated
  • Independent journalist, correspondent or reporter for an overseas news organisation who will not be taking part in film, television or other productions that will be broadcast in Australia
  • Exhibitors engaged in retail activities (sale of goods or services directly to the general public)

More information on this visa can be found via this link: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/400-.

For full visa information, always refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. See: http://www.border.gov.au/.

  • Key Dates
  • Call for Abstracts Open 8 August 2016
  • Registration Open 14 November 2016
  • Call for Abstracts Close 20 January 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance 30 January 2017
  • Early-Bird Registration Close 15 March 2017
  • Manuscript Submissions Close 15 March 2017
  • Pre-Conference 1 July 2017
  • NanoSPD7 Conference 2-7 July 2017