General information

Everything you need to know

Destination Hobart

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city. Situated on the waterfront with a skyline framed by Mt. Wellington/Kunanyi, visitors can immerse themselves in the natural setting of a welcoming city steeped in history and complemented by a relaxing sense of hospitality. Come and engage with world class research and connect with peers over the finest local food, wines and whiskeys. Fire your imagination in the museums, galleries and hiking trails. Arrive on Saturday and shop for unique gifts at Salamanca Markets, then return home nourished, inspired and energised. Hobart has something for everyone.

To read more about Hobart and Tasmania please visit http://www.australia.com/en/places/hobart.html or http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/.

Climate

During spring (September – November) average temperatures in Hobart range from 7 – 17°C (46 – 62°F). This is the wettest time of year (168.7mm / 6.6″), so rug up and make sure to bring an umbrella.

Emergency

In a case of a serious emergency dial 000 for Fire, Ambulance & Police.

Getting there

The Tasmanian Redline Airporter bus will take you into Hobart city and drop you at your hotel or motel. You can also book this airport shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the airport when you’re ready to leave – just make a booking more than two hours before you want to be picked up. Most hotels will be happy to make the booking for you. The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Hobart Airport building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one of the curbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.

Time zone

The time zone for Hobart is AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) 10 hours ahead of GMT +1 hour for Daylight Saving Time.

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.

Catering

Refreshment breaks and lunches will be provided throughout the Conference. All catering will be served in the exhibition area.

Dress code

Dress for all conference sessions and social events is smart casual. Nights will be cold, so make sure you rug up if you want even a chance to glimpse the Aurora Australis.

Insurance

It is recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Tasmania and to protect you against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses.

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.

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