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

Help & Crisis

  • Police – Emergency – 000
  • Police – General Assistance – 131 444
  • Cairns Hospital – 165 Esplanade – (07) 4226 0000
  • Cairns Private Hospital – 1 Upward Street – (07) 4052 5200

Taxis & Transport

  • Cairns Taxis – 131 008
  • Cairns Shuttle – +61 7 4099 1191
  • Qantas – 13 1313
  • Virgin Blue – 13 6789
  • Jetstar – 131 538

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.

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
Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = A$1). Notes come in A$100, A$50, A$20, A$10 and A$5 denominations. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, A$1 and A$2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours.

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

Weather
During the conference the daily mean maximum temperature is around 28°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 19°C.

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz.  The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor.  If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch.  If not, you will need a voltage converter.  Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

All prices quoted in this brochure are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), unless otherwise specified.  GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travelers departing from Australia to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia.  For detailed information on the TRS visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government.

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.

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

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.

Limited undercover parking is available at the venue at a cost and a number of commercial car parks and on street parking is located throughout the city.

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.

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