Overseas visitors may need to apply for a visa before entering Australia.
There are several types of visa that may be applicable depending on what you plan to do while in Australia, and where you are travelling from. Please read the below information carefully and select the option that best represents you.
All international visitors who require a visa should lodge their visa applications at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the intended date of travel. This will permit a suitable period of time for the department to process the visa applications.
To assist in the streamlining of the visa process, all visa applicants should ensure that their applications are completed fully, and that all documentary and evidentiary requirements are addressed and met.
Participants, attendees and speakers that will be attending or participating at a trade only, or industry specific event such as a trade show or exposition, may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:
MICE EXHIBITORS (including stand builders and project managers)
Exhibitors working at an event which targets a specific industry, and which does not involve selling goods or services directly to the public, may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:
Exhibitors working at an event which targets a specific industry, and which involve selling goods or services directly to the public, may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:
Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa
Please note that a the letter of support from MICE event organisers is a legally required for the above visa type. See below for more information on requesting a Letter of Invitation.
Temporary Work (subclass 400)(Short Stay Specialist) visa
Where the media content or production will not be broadcast to Australian audiences
Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Entertainment) visa
Where the production or broadcast is intended for Australian audiences
You may require a Letter of Invitation to accompany your visa application.
To request a Letter of Invitation, please send a copy of your passport and confirmation of your MICE ticket purchase to: firstname.lastname@example.org