CNBC Gold Coast 2018 - Visa Information
5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Competition
Gold Coast, Australia 14-18 February 2018

Visa Information for Visitors to Australia

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

For more information, see the fact sheet:

Event participants should refer to the Sport Information Sheet for guidance on the most suitable visa options and also to the document containing General Information for Visa Applicants..

General Information for Visa Applicants

Amateur Sports Persons Fact Sheet

Professional Sports Persons Fact Sheet

Visa Applications should include a confirmation of entry or a letter of invitation to participate in the event.

Event participants should apply for their visa well in advance of their intended date of travel to Australia. Information about visa processing times is available on the Department's website

Additional Background Information

Visas for people to come to Australia for tourism or business purposes

visas for people to come to Australia to participate in a specific cultural or social event or events, including sporting events

visas for people to come to Australia to undertake short-term, highly specialised work