General Information

ENTRY INTO AUSTRALIA
Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. Visit www.immi.gov.au for more information.

BOOKING YOUR TRAVEL TO ADELAIDE
Adelaide Airport is currently the fifth-largest domestic airport and sixth-largest international airport in Australia. It is the aviation gateway to South Australia, conveniently located just 7km from the city centre.

TRANSPORT FROM ADELAIDE AIRPORT
The international airport is just seven kilometres from the Centre, making a quick and economic taxi ride. The average return taxi fare costs $15; distance is 7.77kms and estimated travel time is 16 minutes. There is a designated taxi rank located at the left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers. They can also organise taxis with wheelchair access, five-seaters and maxi taxis for larger groups or station wagons for large amounts of baggage.

There is a $3 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.

If you wish to use public transport to/from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Metro offers an express double decker bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city. Adelaide Metro also offers a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en route. Both JetExpress and JetBus are Metroticket services. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers.

Click here for more information to find your closest service stop. Alternatively call Adelaide Metro Infoline (08) 8210 1000.

CAR RENTAL
Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to conference delegates. Just call the local Avis office in your country and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation will be available to book via the registration form when registrations open on 12 March 2019. If you have any queries in the meantime then please contact The Conference Company, csanzet@theconferencecompany.com.

CLIMATE
Spring sees Adelaide’s weather warm up with average temperatures between 11.8 - 22°C (53.2 - 71.6°F). Rainfall is low but evenings can be quite brisk as temperatures drop quickly.

CURRENCY / BANKING
The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0930 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout the Adelaide business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.

DISCLOSURE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please select the appropriate option on the registration form.

DRESS
Dress for all scientific sessions is smart casual. Dress for the Gala Dinner will be advised once the theme is finalised.

ELECTRICITY
Australia uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

GOODS AND SERVICE TAX
Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated.

The Tourist Refund Scheme allows visitors to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions. Please visit www.border.gov.au for more information.

INSURANCE
It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Australia.

NAME BADGES
Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all social and optional events.

PARKING
The Convention Centre has two undercover car parks accessible with the North Terrace and the Riverbank car parks. Both are located directly under the Centre and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Automated payment stations accept credit/debit cards (1.5% surcharge applicable).

Early bird rates of AU $16.00 are available 7 days for entry between 5.30am-9.30am and exit between 2.30pm-6.30pm

Casual parking rates are as follows:

0-1 HOUR

$7.00 

1-2 HOURS 

$11.00

2-3 HOURS

$15.00

3-4 HOURS

$17.00

Please note an additional $1.00 will be charged for each additional hour to a maximum of $29.00 over a 24-hour period. Lost ticket fee is $29.00

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ADELAIDE
Adelaide Metro is the public transport system of Adelaide, offering an integrated network of bus, tram, and train service throughout the metropolitan area.

The historic Adelaide Railway Station is located a two-minute walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre, and a Tram stop is just in front of the Railway Station.

The free City Connector bus is an easy way of navigating around Adelaide.

Adelaide is great to tour by bike as well. Including City of Adelaide’s Free Bikes, and bike sharing services.

For information about public transport, visit Adelaide Metro, including timetables and maps. Alternatively call Adelaide Metro Infoline (08) 8210 1000.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance or catering please give details required on your registration form.

TIME
Adelaide standard time is 9.5 hours ahead of GMT.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES
Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge. Click here to find out more.