All non-Australian and non-New Zealand citizens travelling to Australia require a visa.
Some European citizens can apply online for an e-Visitor visa, while citizens from some eligible countries can apply online for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). See the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for details. Both the ETA and e-Visitor visas are stored electronically, rather than a stamp or label in your passport. They show up as part of your passport record when Customs officials check your passport details. You need to apply well in advance and at least 2 weeks prior to your travel date.
If you are unable to apply online, you can obtain a visa by visiting an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate where a standard visa will be issued. Please allow at least 6 - 8 weeks to obtain your visa. We strongly advise you to apply as early as possible.
You can request an invitation letter for visa application purposes after you have registered and paid your registration fee. If you need to cancel due to visa issues, please provide supporting evidence that you applied within the recommended time and we will refund your registration in full .