General Information

General Information


Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure all information is accurate, all details provided are subject to change without notice


Dress throughout the conference is neat casual. Dress for each function is indicated in the function description.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Organising Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Name Badges

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For security purposes the conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference and social functions.


Parking is available most days in the Forecourt Basement car park—parking here is free on weekends, public holidays and for the first two hours on weekdays. View weekday parking fees.

Getting to Old Parliament House

Canberra Airport is a 10 minute drive to the Old Parliament House, Canberra. For public transport the trip to from the Airport to the  hotel will take roughly 32 minutes.

Recommended ways of transport to and from the Airport are Taxi, Uber, or public transport.

Please click here for more information on public transport options and fares.

If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available.

HertzAVISEuropcarThrifty and Budget all have pick up and drop off points at Canberra Airport.

Conference App

The App will be updated regularly and will be your most reliable source of information throughout the conference. The app enables delegates to explore the program, upload their photo, ask questions in sessions, connect with others and much more.

Presentation Slides

We ask that you please do not take any photographs of presenter’s slides without permission from the presenter first. After the conference, if the presenter has given permission, we will publish their presentations online.


Conference Design Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles


The conference and social functions are non-smoking

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.


During conference the daily mean maximum temperature is around 23°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 10°C. We recommend you bring a warm clothing that can be layered including a jacket for the evenings.

International Delegates

Changing Money

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercards, are widely accepted.


All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.


Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.


English is the official language of the Conference. Translation services are not provided.


All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel.

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The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) lets you claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods you buy in Australia and then take out of Australia with you or in your checked luggage or carry-on bags.

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