Travelling to Australia is reasonably simple, but you do need to prepare your travel plans early to ensure a smooth inbound process.
The main item you will need to organise while preparing for AoIR2019 is your Australian Visa (required), which varies for each person depending on where you are coming from and your travel plans. A full list of Australian visas are available here. Please allow up to six weeks for your visa to be processed, with specific details on processing times available here.
There are three basic visas available for the majority of folk heading to AoIR2019:
- eVisitor (subclass 651): Free and valid for 12 months if you are from Europe, typically processed within a few days;
- Electronic Travel Authority Visa (subclass 601): Free ($20 AUD service charge) and available to people from a broad range of countries, typically processed within a few days;
- Visitor Visa (subclass 600): If you do not qualify for the other two visas, you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa and the charge is $135-340 AUD. This visa may take up to six weeks to process.
Of course there are specific variations to these visas that will apply to each individual, so please ensure you plan early and understand what is required to travel to Australia.
For a great overview on the available Australian visas and conditions, please visit Tourism Australia.
To find the correct visa for your visit, please visit the Department of Home Affairs.