Visa Information

All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel. 

Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is an electronically-stored authority for travel to Australia for a short-term tourist or business entry. ETAs are issued within seconds of being requested through computer links between the Australian Immigration Department, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. Over 30 countries around the world have access to the free ETA system. 

Conference delegates from non-ETA countries will need to obtain a Business (short stay) visa, even if some tourism activities are planned for part of the stay in Australia. It is called a 456 visa if it is issued as a label into a passport. For more information visit the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs website or click here for the ETA Application

For information on the appropriate visa for travel to Australia or entry into Australia visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website:

Air Travel to South Australia

Adelaide is South Australia’s capital city. It is easily accessed by air from all Australian capital cities and international destinations. Adelaide Airport is only 8 kilometres from the centre of the city, a 15-minute drive.

Adelaide Airport (ADL) services regional, domestic and international travellers.

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer frequent daily services to Adelaide Airport from Australia’s capital cities.

Domestic Flight Times (Direct)

Melbourne to Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes
Sydney to Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Canberra to Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Brisbane to Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes
Perth to Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes
Darwin to Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes
Alice Springs to Adelaide: 2 hours


A taxi rank is located left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers. There is a $2 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.

Travel Insurance

The conference organisers recommend that delegates purchase travel insurance including cover for non-refundable conference registration fees.