Information for Delegates
You can contact David MacBain, Logistics Coordinator at any time on +61 417 841 696
Whyalla and the Upper Spencer Gulf will be pleasant in September, with an average temperature between 21 and 28 degrees Celsius. We would advise that you pack at least one set of light clothing and a coat to be prepared.
Dietary requirements will be catered for to the best of our ability. Please ensure that you complete the relevant parts of the registration form.
There are hospitals located throughout the Upper Spencer Gulf. The Whyalla Hospital is modern and well equipped. There are also modern and reliable health services throughout the region. Please remember to bring your medication and any accompanying documentation that you may require.
Attendees must enter Australia on a Business Visa. There are two types of Visa’s available, please read the information below to ascertain which is right for you.
Business (Short Stay) Visa – Subclass 456
This visa allows business people to make a short business visit to Australia for up to three (3) months during your visa validity period. Business activities may include a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit.
This visa is available to all passport holders who want to visit Australia for business purposes. No sponsorship is required.
If you are granted this visa, you can:
- Attend to business activities in Australia including conferences, business negotiations or exploratory business visits
- Be allowed to engage in limited work, if for example it is highly specialised and non-ongoing
- Enter Australia once or on multiple occasions during the visa validity period
- Stay in Australia for up to three months from the date of each entry
- Bring your partner or dependent children to Australia
More information on the 456 Visa can be found here http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/456/
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Business Entrant – Short Validity Subclass 977
Certain business visitors will also be eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor.
To be eligible to apply for an ETA (Business Entrant – Short Validity), subclass 977, you must:
- be outside Australia
- hold an ETA eligible passport.
ETA eligible passports – apply online
If you hold a citizen passport issued by one of the countries or regions listed below, you can apply for an ETA online while outside Australia.
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- South Korea
- United States of America.
Note: European passport holders who are eligible to apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline or specialist service provider should apply for an eVisitor if applying online.
ETA eligible passports – apply through service providers
If you hold a citizen passport issued by one of the countries or regions listed you can apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline, specialist service provider or an Australian visa office outside Australia.
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- The Netherlands
- Republic of San Marino
- South Korea
- United Kingdom - British Citizen
- United Kingdom - British National (Overseas)
- United States of America
- Vatican City.
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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.
Holders of Taiwan passports in Taiwan can apply through an approved ETA travel agent in Taiwan or the Australian Visa Services office in Taipei. Holders of Taiwan passports outside Taiwan can apply for an ETA at their closest Australian visa office.
More information on the ETA 977 can be found here http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/956-977/eligibility.htm#a
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