General Information

Climate
Brisbane has a subtropical climate, with the typical daytime temperatures in November ranging from 19 to 28 degrees Celsius.

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 immi.homeaffairs.gov.au for more information.

Booking your travel to Brisbane
Brisbane Airport is serviced by several international airlines. Find out more.

On your arrival at Brisbane Airport
Please note that all food, plant and animal related material (such as feathers, skins or bone) must be declared on arrival and will be checked by officials. If in doubt, declare it. The process is usually very efficient, but failure to declare prohibited goods leads to severe penalties.

Transport from Brisbane Airport
Brisbane’s main airport is located approximately 15-20 minute drive (13 km) from Brisbane CBD.
Transport is available via transfers, taxi, ride share, train and bus.
View Brisbane Airport’s guide to transport options.
You can visit the Information Desk located in both the International and Domestic terminals for help.

Rental Cars
Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to Conference delegates. Just call your local Avis office and request a quote giving reference number AWD Z994400.

Accommodation
If you need to change your reservation, please advise The Conference Company rather than the hotel direct: email epsm@theconferencecompany.com.

Registration desk
The registration desk will be located on the Boulevard Level of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Disclosure of Registration Information
If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

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.

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.

Dress
Dress for all scientific sessions and welcome reception is smart casual. Dress code for social functions to be advised.

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

Currency/Banking
The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Brisbane’s business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.

Good and Services 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 (TRS) enables travellers to claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on some goods bought in Australia. Visit the Australian Customs website for details about what you can claim and how.

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

Time
The time zone for Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of GMT.

Visitor Information Centres
Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge, find out more.

 

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