The congress managers recommend that delegates purchase travel insurance including cover for non-refundable congress registration fees. Travel insurance must be purchased in the country of residence.
All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the event before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. This is all you require from the event manager in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel (earlier in some cases). For more information, contact your nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au/visitors.
Australia has very strict quarantine rules which are enforced at all ports and airports. Animal and plant product imports are strictly controlled and prior application must be made to bring these into the country. Numerous food products such as meat, fruit and vegetables are also restricted and must be declared when entering the country. Passengers’ luggage is inspected using sniffer dogs.