Visa Information

General information about visa applications

It is recommended that all overseas Big Data Summit 2017 participants carefully read the following document from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship: Visa options for business events such as conferences, meetings or seminars

Participants may need to apply for a visa online, via ETA, or a paper-based application. Some overseas Big Data Summit 2017 participants need to apply for a business visa in order to visit Australia. The passport which you hold determines whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. The following information will help you identify the right visa and application process applicable to you.

For those participants from eVisitor eligible countries, information can be found at Applications can be completed at

For participants from Electronic Authority Travel (ETA) eligible countries, information can be found at Applications can be completed at

All other passport holders need to submit a paper-based application for a Business (Short Stay) visa. To determine type, please see:

For the relevant documentation: see

For the Australian visa office nearest to your current place of residence: see

A visa application charge will need to be paid when applying for this visa.

More information about the 456 visa is available at

Please lodge visa applications at least 6–8 weeks before your intended date of travel to Australia (or allow at least two weeks for online visa applications).

Australia’s health and character requirements


For enquiries, please contact the International Events Coordinator Network (IECN).

Online enquiries: Complete the online form to register to attend this conference and receive further advice. See: IECN Enquiry Form

Contact details
Telephone: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (AEST)
1300 550 684 (in Australia – for the cost of a local call)
+61 1300 550 684 (outside Australia – standard call charges apply).

Visa Support Letter

  • Big Data Summit is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as conference committee.
  • For visa support letters, refer all requests to Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request.
    • Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address
    • The name of the conference attendees is registering for
    • Speakers can provide the title of their talk.
    • Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent
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