Pristine coastlines, rugged landscapes along with an abundance of native wildlife.
From a seemingly never ending coastline and the vast emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain to towering limestone cliffs and ancient granite outcrops, the Eyre Peninsula’s remoteness, ruggedness and natural beauty are all part of its charm – you won’t be disappointed.
Adelaide International Airport is located just 10 minutes from Adelaide’s Central Business District and minutes from the city’s famous beach side suburbs. The new state-of-the-art Adelaide Airport Terminal accommodates international, domestic and regional operations from the one building. The fully serviced building provides car rental facilities, money exchange, duty free shopping and traveller service bureau along with souvenir shops and many other features for the convenience of travellers.
Airfares to Adelaide can be purchased through any of the following providers:
A taxi rank is located directly out of the front of Terminal 1 on the ground level.
Below please find some contacts of the main taxi companies below:
Suburban Taxis Adelaide | Phone: 13 10 08
Adelaide Independent Taxis | 13 22 11
13CABS Adelaide | 13 22 27
Public transport buses – known as the JetBus service – pick up and drop off from the new bus stop location, left hand side of the plaza as you leave the terminal. Click here for map.
JetBus services travel to and from the city, Glenelg and the north-eastern suburbs.
All JetBuses are Metroticket services. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers.
Click here to go to the Adelaide Metro website. Look for the J1 and J2 route information.
Alternatively, phone +62 8 8210 1000 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au for travel suggestions via public transport.
Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1) Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
All prices quoted on this website are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & 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 travellers departing Australia to claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (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.
Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Some restaurants you can reduce your alcohol bill down by taking your own wine or beer (these are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”). Please check with the restaurant prior to arrival for liquor regulations prior to arrival.
Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for good service. It is customary to tip hotel porters and a gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants. Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.
September to November is Spring in Australia with temperatures ranging from 10-20 ºC.
Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket or cardigan/shawl is recommended for evenings. Please refer to the information on the social program for dress code at social functions organised as part of the Conference.
Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 to 1600 hours from Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 0900 to 1730 hours from Monday to Friday.
Shops open from 0900 to 1700 during the week with late night shopping on Thursday. On Saturdays and Sundays most shops are open from 0900 to 1900.
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 visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Visa letters can be requested from the Conference Organisers following completion and full payment of Conference registration. For VISA information please download the information fact sheet from the Australian Immigration Office.
Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants, which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted. Penalties will apply for those not following Quarantine laws.
There is no vaccination required for entering Australia. However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information. More information can be found on the Department of Heath of the Australian Government.
Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2012 in March 2014. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the event and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. Further information on Privacy Laws in Australia can be found at www.oaic.gov.au
It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees prior and at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.
Information on parking at Adelaide Convention Centre will be provided closer to the event on the conference website and in the delegate pre-arrival letter.