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All people entering Australia require a visa. Please ensure that you review the information contained in the below link to ensure that you are aware of the types of visas and which is the most appropriate for you.

A registration confirmation showing full payment may be required to be presented with your application. Should your visa application be rejected your conference registration fee will be refunded.

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Key Facts About Australia For International Visitors

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Official Name Commonwealth of Australia

Member of the British Commonwealth

Capital City Canberra
Main Cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin.
Area 7,682,300 sq. km
Climate Ranges from tropical to temperate. Most of Australia is arid land or desert.

The extreme north is tropical; the south-east and south-west more Mediterranean.

Population 21,575,341
Ethnic Make-up Nationals from over 140 countries. Predominantly European descent.

40% of population are immigrants or children of immigrants; 25% were born overseas.

Language English

Aboriginal and other languages are spoken at home and are available in government offices, banks, shops, etc.

Government Democratic Federal system comprising six states and two territories.

The states are: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania. The territories are the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

Electricity 240 volts

Three pronged plugs used. Adaptors needed for overseas appliances.

Telephone Australia’s country code is 61.

State area codes are:

  • NSW & ACT: 02
  • VIC & TAS: 03
  • SA, WA & NT: 08
  • QLD: 07
Currency Australian Dollar
Time Difference Australia has three time zones.

  • Western: GMT +8 hrs
  • Central: GMT +9.5 hrs
  • Eastern: GMT+10hrs