Immigration and Visas

Visas Applications

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). For more information, see the fact sheet: here

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to the below Business Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable.

Congress participants should also refer to the below document containing General Information for Visa Applicants.


These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations. SEASC 2019 assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

For additional background relating to:

We request event participants apply for your visa well in advance of their intended date of travel to Australia. Information about visa processing times is available on the Department’s website: here

The SEASC 2019 Organising Committee can assist VISA application through a standard SEASC invitation upon request by the delegate. Please note that applications must be submitted by the delegate and registrations must be paid in full. If you require an invitation letter to allow your attendance, please contact the PCO using the details provided here.

Business Information Sheet

General Information for Visa Applicants

Information for Delegates

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