International travel and restrictions

KOALA 2022 is being run fully in-person, with no online attendance for participants. There is no plan to record the presentations at this stage.

KOALA is primarily run for Australian and New Zealand students, but is open to international attendance, subject to travel restrictions. Current travel restrictions and advice can be found at

Currently, the following is required to travel to Australia:

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (two or more doses) or relevant exemption

  • Completion of the Digital Passenger Declaration

  • Masks must be worn on flights

  • A RAT or PCR test must be completed on arrival and you must quarantine until the result has come back

    • PCR tests usually take approximately 6-12 hours to process depending on wait-times.