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Airlines

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Airport and transport
The Gold Coast Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the congress venue. For more information on how to get to the venue visit https://www.gccec.com.au/how-to-get-here.html

Visa application
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).

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.

To ensure you have the appropriate visa please read the following fact sheets:

It is suggested that all visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

If you require assistance with your visa application, please provide Conference Logistics with your passport details via email at piacongress@conlog.com.au. These details will then be provided to the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; however, you will need to make your own visa application through your nearest Australian Embassy. NB: These are the visa options available presently, however the Department reserves the right to change regulations. IECN assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.