Visa Policy of Australia 

Special note to all delegates: Apply now for your visa, allowing enough time for processing, ideally 6 weeks for applicants with paper based visas

You will require a visa and a valid passport or other acceptable travel document if you are travelling from any of the following countries in the Commonwealth:

Africa Asia Caribbean and America
  • Botswanadelegate to apply now for their visas, allowing at least one month for processing, ideally 6 weeks for applicants with paper based visas
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Signapore
  • Sri Lanka







  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago




Europe  Pacific
  • Cyprus
  • Malta
  • United Kingdom





  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Island
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

If you are granted a visa, you must obey all Australian laws and all of the conditions attached to the visa while you are in Australia. In particular, you must leave Australia before your visa expires. Penalties for not obeying Australian laws and visa conditions can include the cancellation of the visa.All travellers entering Australia will need to complete and sign an Incoming Passenger Card, which includes declarations you will need to make about your health and character.

Kindly note, that the Commonwealth Law Association and Paragon Group are unable to assist with visa applications.

Click here for more information on the Australian Consulate nearest to you.


Obligations of visa holders
On arrival at Australia’s border you must identify yourself, present your travel documents, and complete an Incoming Passenger Card (IPC). The IPC requires visitors to declare their health status and any prior criminal convictions.
If you do not meet immigration clearance requirements, you may be refused entry to Australia.

For more information on visa requirements please click here.