Sep 25 – 27, 2024
Perth, Australia
Australia/Perth timezone
EuroMPI/Australia 2024 – Calls for Papers and Posters are open – Extended submission deadline is 7 June 2024

Travel

Travel Details for Perth, Australia

 

Transportation options to/from the airport

There are numerous transportation options available at the Perth Airport. For those arriving from the US or Canada, multiple direct flights to Australia await, with Sydney being a prominent entry point. Please see our overview pdf How to Get to Perth.

 

Accommodation

There are many options for where to stay in Perth, for details please see Visit Perth.

 

Visas

IWOMP and EuroMPI 2024 are registered with the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) of the Department of Home Affairs. IECN has provided the following information regarding visa options for event participants:

Visa options

Participants, attendees and speakers who will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:

  • Visitor (subclass 600) Business stream visa [More information]
  • Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601), for eligible passport holders [More information]
  • eVisitor (subclass 651) Business stream visa, for eligible passport holders [More information]

Eligibility for an eVisitor visa and ETA will be determined by the country of passport that the applicant holds.

A speaker, presenter, exhibitor, or overseas event management staff who will be working, or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for the following visa option:

  • Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Invited participant visa (where there is an inviting Australian organization) 
    [More information]

Please note that a letter of support from an Australian organization is a legislative requirement for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Invited participant visa.

NB: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations.

Biometrics

Visa applicants outside of Australia will need to provide biometrics when they apply for a visa that is part of the Australian biometrics program, or where they are from a country, or located in a country at time of application that is part of the Australian biometrics program. For information regarding Australia’s biometric program including visas and countries that are part of the program, please see the information at this link.

Visa Application Process and Processing Times

Visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents and paid associated visa application charges.
  • How promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information.
  • How long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided.
  • How long it takes to receive information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements.
  • When the application is lodged taking the current global visa processing times into account.

Processing times are impacted each month by cases that are complex, changes to volume of applications, and changes to Ministerial Directions. [More information about visa processing times] For this reason, we would advise that visa applications be lodged at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to a person’s intended date of travel.

Travelers should familiarize themselves with Australia’s border and entry requirements. For further information, see Entering and Leaving Australia.

Please contact the IECN if you have any questions, iecn@homeaffairs.gov.au.

Visa Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact the local co-chair Maciej Cytowski (pr at pawsey.org.au) with your full name, affiliation and home address.