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 be issued a visa on arrival in Australia
and normally do not need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure, unless there are character or health concerns).
Participants require either a Short Validity Business ETA or a Business (Short Stay) Visa (including those holding diplomatic
These visas are intended for visits of up to 3 months.
Subclass 977 - Business (Short Validity) ETA
(Electronic Travel Authority)
For passport holders from one of these countries:
Hong Kong (SAR) Norway
* Taiwan passport holders can be processed for an ETA only if
resident in and applying in Taiwan.
** UK (British National Overseas) passport holders can apply
for an ETA only if resident in and applying in Hong Kong
You can apply for an ETA:
Available via the internet at www.eta.immi.gov.au (in most
cases online visa processing takes 20 minutes with an
internet service charge of AUD$20.00)
Also available through participating airlines & travel
agents overseas (service charge may apply)
No stamp or label in the passport
Please note that, in some instances, ETA is not automatically
granted and you may be referred to the nearest Australian
visa office of your current place of residence.
Subclass 456 - Business (Short Stay) Visa
For participants not fro