General Information

Weather

During the month of October, the average temperature in Perth is between 20-25 degrees Celsius bringing warm and sunny days with little rainfall. Please ensure you bring a light jacket to the meeting as you may require this during the sessions.

Transport

Taxis
The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a designated Cab Spot location. A free taxi phone is located at the Plaza Entry doors on Level 1.

To book taxis directly, please phone:
Swan Taxis: 13 13 30
Black and White Taxis: 13 10 08

Buses
The Esplanade Busport is located adjacent to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, please visit the Transperth website.

Trains
The Esplanade train station is located directly outside the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and services areas on the Mandurah and Joondalup railway line. For more information, please visit the Transperth website.

Ferries
Ferry services operate across the Swan River between Barrack Street Jetty and Mends Street Jetty. Barrack Street Jetty is only a short walk from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Services operate daily from 7:50am to 7:20pm. For more information, please visit the Transperth website.

Parking

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre has 5,000 car parking bays available for short-term parking. The car park can be accessed via Mill Street off Mounts Bay Road or the Riverside Drive off-ramp from the Mitchell Freeway. The car park is open 24/7 and payment can be made by cash, credit card or City of Perth Parking Card. For more information on parking and fees, please visit the website here.

Intention to photograph

Please be advised that photographs of delegates and others may be taken during the congress and reproduced for promotional purposes.

Insurance

Delegates must be appropriately covered for travel insurance including, but not limited to, repatriation and medical expenses as well as public liability insurance.

Tourist Refund Scheme

International travellers can claim back the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalization tax (WET) they have paid on goods bought in Australia that they are taking with them when they leave the country. The tax can be claimed back at international airports and seaports under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), subject to conditions such as a $300 minimum purchase from once store.

Visas

All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the conference before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. This is all you require from the conference managers in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel (earlier in some cases).

For more information, contact your nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website.