Department of Immigration and Citizenship
BUSINESS VISITOR VISA INFORMATION (General Guide Only)
All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane; they cannot apply for a visa on arrival.
(NB: The only exception is New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders who will normally be issued a visa on arrival in Australia,
unless there are character or health concerns, see: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/17nz.htm).
Participants (including diplomatic passport holders) require an eVisitor, Business (Short Validity) ETA or a Business (Short
Stay) visa to come to Australia for business-related purposes.
We strongly advise all participants to apply for a visa at least 6-8 weeks in advance of their intended date of travel.
Subclass 651 – eVisitor (available from 27 October
For passport holders from one of these EU and
European ETA eligible countries who have an email
address to communicate electronically with the
You can apply online, free of charge, at:
Subclass 977 – Business (Short Validity) ETA (Electronic
For passport holders from one of these ETA-eligible countries:
Taiwan passport holders
resident and applying in Taipei*
UK - British Citizen
Hong Kong (SAR)*
You can apply at partici