If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the meeting secretariat by indicating this on your registration form. Access and facilities for people with disabilities are provided throughout the venue. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Free wireless internet access is provided by the venue.
Free city transport
There is a free transit zone (FTZ) within Perth city on any form of public transportation at all times. Within the CBD, Transperth CAT buses offer a free and convenient means of getting around the city.
Perth’s rail network is a great way to visit attractions across the city and reach the surrounding suburbs. Within the city centre, there is a free transit zone for trains travelling in the area between City West, Elizabeth Quay, and Claisebrook stations. To take advantage of the free fares, you must use a SmartRider card.
Perth has free bus services in the city centre. There are multiple bus loops which depart every 5-15 minutes between 6am and 7pm most days. These buses are particularly useful for travel between Perth or Fremantle’s downtown hotels and attractions. Use the journey planner to map your route.
The main ferry terminal is at Barrack street jetty in the CBD. The jetty services ferry travel to and from South Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island, and is the departure point for Swan Valley and river cruises.
Taxis and ride share services i.e. Uber are also available to get you to and from your destinations in Perth.
Perth enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. During spring, days are warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 11.7 – 23°C (53 – 73.4°F). There is little rainfall at this time of year. There is a lot of flora in spring: discover more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, which blossom in Perth’s nature reserves and national parks.
A smart casual / business attire dress code applies for all meeting sessions. Lounge suit / cocktail dress for the meeting dinner is requested.
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the meeting organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.
For international travellers
Passport and visa requirements
If you are planning to visit Australia to attend a business event such as a conference as a speaker, participant or attendee, (that is, you will not be working, performing, or being paid to contribute), you may be eligible for one of the following visas:
- Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa
- Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601)
- eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa
For further information about visa options, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK YOUR VISA REQUIREMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE.
Letter of invitation will not be issued for this meeting. To assist in obtaining any necessary visas that you may require, it is essential that you complete the online registration form and finalise payment in a timely manner. An official invoice and confirmation email will be issued to you which you will be able to submit with your visa application.
Perth follows Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) which is UTC +8, so we suggest that international delegates allow at least one day in which to adjust to the time difference. Travelers crossing the Pacific will lose one day by crossing the International Date Line.
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before traveling.
The official language of the meeting is English.
Australia has a decimal system of dollars and cents. Exchange facilities are available at Perth airport or city banks. Credit cards are widely accepted. Commonly recognised cards are American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard (only Visa and MasterCard are accepted for meeting transactions). View currency exchange rates.
The electricity supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 2 or 3-pin plug.
No smoking policy
Delegates should be aware that smoking is not allowed in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, including the meeting venue.