General Information

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane regardless of the length of stay. New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure unless they have health and/or character concerns.

As visa processing times may vary, you are encouraged to apply for the appropriate visa 6-8 weeks before your departure to Australia. Your passport must be valid for the period of your intended stay in Australia and be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival date in Australia.

Please note that in order to be granted a visa to visit Australia you must demonstrate that you meet ALL the legislative requirements for visa grant.

For further information about visa applications please visit

Dress Code

The dress code for the conference is neat casual attire.

Registration & Information Desk

The Registration & Information Desk will be centrally located in Bay 9 at conference venue for collection of name badges and conference materials. 

Opening hours:
Wednesday, 15th May 2013 16:00– 19:00
Thursday, 16th May 2013 07:30 – 17:30
Friday, 17th May 2013 08:00 – 17.30
Saturday, 18th May 2013 08:00 – 16:00

Friendly staff will be on hand during opening hours indicated above, to answer your questions and provide information about the Conference, venue and surrounds.

Children at the conference

Children over the age of 12 can attend the conference with the purchase of a conference registration at the student rate. (Please see registration page for details.)

For children under the age of 12, unfortunately there are no child care services at the conference. For child care and babysitting options please contact dial an angel on 1300 721 111.

Name badges

Your name badge will be your official pass to conference sessions and functions and must be worn at all times.


Registration fees do not include insurance coverage of any kind. Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Conference managers cannot accept responsibility for any delegate failing to cover their own insurance.



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