Visa information for Australia

Please note that it is the delegate’s responsibility to investigate visa requirements for Australia and apply for a visa, if necessary. Delegates are advised to apply for their visa at least three months before travelling to Australia to ensure adequate processing times (that is, no later than the end of June 2023 for congress delegates).

All travellers, except citizens of New Zealand, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. To enter Australia as a visitor, please review and follow the steps listed on this page.

Step 1

Familiarize yourself with Australia’s border and entry requirements. For further information, see Entering and leaving Australia.

Step 2

Explore which kind of visa you should apply for to enter Australia here

Once you have identified the visa you require, use the links below to apply for the relevant type of visa:

Please note that visa applicants outside of Australia will need to provide biometrics at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) or an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) if they apply for a visa that is part of the biometrics programme or from a country that is part of the Australian biometrics programme.

Step 3

Allow time for the processing of your visa. Visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are handled by the Australian migration representatives of your country or a neighbouring country.

The actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances, including:

  • Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents, and paid associated visa application charges
  • How promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • How long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • How long it takes to receive information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character and national security requirements
  • When the application is lodged taking the current global visa processing times into account
  • For more information about visa processing times, please see the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

N.B.: registered delegates can obtain a letter of invitation during their registration for visa purposes. Please note that the FIP Congress Department will send the list of registered delates on a regular basis to the Department of Home Affairs.