General Information

Baby Sitting

Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange a baby-sitting service.

Contact Phone Numbers

  • Police – Emergency – 000
  • Police – General Assistance – 131 444
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital – 34-54 Poplar Road- (03) 8387 2000
  • Taxi  – 13 2227
  • Melbourne Water Taxi – 0416 068 655
  • Sky Bus – 1800 028 338
  • Qantas – 13 1313
  • Virgin Blue – 13 6789
  • Jetstar – 131 538

Disclaimer

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

Dress

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

Insurance

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

Melbourne Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road.

Privacy

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

Smoking

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.

Weather

During conference the daily mean maximum temperature is around 24°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 15°C. We recommend you bring 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.

Currency

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

Electricity

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

Language

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

Visas

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Invitation letters can be requested by emailing the Conference Managers (contact details in footer of the website) following completion of Conference registration. For VISA information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office.

Note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin.

To find your visa click here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/visit

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.

More information: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

ABOUT AeRO

AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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