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