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Monday, 23 July 2012 to Wednesday, 25 July 2012 from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


Passport And Visa

All international visitors require a valid passport and visa for entry into Australia (New Zealand visitors require a valid passport only). A facility for electronically issuing visas, The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system, is currently available through international travel agents and airlines in over 30 countries including the US, UK, parts of Western Europe, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This system also includes pre-clearance for entry which reduces the time needed to process passengers on arrival. Your local Australian Embassy or Consulate can advise of the availability. For non-ETA countries, visas are issued from Australian Embassies and Consulates around the world. In non-ETA countries, we recommend that you apply early for your visa.

Please note, the implementation of the new Biometrics Program for visa applicants lodging a paper-based application in the following countries; France, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, see:

Visa 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: 

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.

Visas for specific purposes

Please see the attachment below for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for your event participants.
NB: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations.

Note: For the purposes of attending the above event, the participants may wish to consider applying for one of the following visas, based on their role at the event.

1. Business visa - is the most appropriate option for delegates fulfilling an official role such as speaking/presenting at the event, or if the delegate is employed and is travelling to Australia to be involved in an activity that is related to their profession.

2. Tourist visa - is the most appropriate option for delegates whose only purpose is to attend/observe the event.  For further information, please visit:

Invitation Letters

Please contact, if you require an Invitation Letter to support your Visa application.


Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the importation of animals and plants which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted.

For further information, please visit Australian Customs:


The electrical supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.



Accommodation close to the University

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Phone: + 61 2 93118800

Rydges Camperdown Hotel Sydney
Address: 9 Missenden Road, Camperdown
Phone: + 61 2 95161522

Mercure Hotel Sydney
Address: 818-820 George Street, Sydney
Phone: + 61 2 92176666

Y Hotel City South
Address: 179 Cleveland St, Chippendale
Phone: + 61 2 83031303

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Phone: + 61 2 95503236  

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