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13th Annual AusCERT Information Security Conference: 12th - 16th May 2014

Visa information

If you do NOT have an Australian or New Zealand passport and are not presently in Australia then you will need a visa to attend the conference. There are three alternatives depending on your country of residency and citizenship.

Option 1

Citizens of some countries may be eligible to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) from the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

The list includes countries such as:

  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong (SAR)*
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States of America

* A Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) cannot be used to apply for an ETA. Residents of Hong Kong require a citizen passport to apply for this visa.


Option 2

European passport holders may be eligible to obtain an online eVisitor. Eligible passports are listed at http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/evisitor/eligibility.htm

The list includes countries such as:

Austria Iceland Poland
Belgium Ireland Portugal
Bulgaria Italy Romania
Cypress Latvia Republic of San Marino
Czech Republic Liechtenstein Slovak Republic
Denmark Lithuania Slovenia
Estonia Luxembourg Spain
Finland Malta Sweden
France Monaco Switzerland
Germany Netherlands United Kingdom
Greece Norway Vatican City

For more information on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship eVisitor service visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/evisitor/.

Option 3

All other passport holders will need to submit a paper-based application for a Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) by downloading a form from www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/456.pdf

Obtaining a visa is a lengthy process so please allow plenty of time.

We can assist by providing your details to the Australian Immigration Department in Australia who will liaise with their office in your country.  For the process to commence you should register for the conference ASAP.

Once you have registered we will contact you directly to obtain the following information to support your application:

  • Full name (as it appears on Passport)
  • Gender
  • Full Street Address (Post Office Box is not accepted)
  • Organisation name
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
  • Country of Passport
  • Passport number and its expiry date