Perth Western Australia
With exquisite coastal scenery and a relaxed atmosphere, Perth is a vibrant and contemporary city, rich in culture and commerce. Surrounded by pristine natural environs including the Swan River, Kings Park and the Indian Ocean, Perth is breathtakingly beautiful with plenty to see and do. Boasting magnificent weather and an average of eight hours of sunshine every day (that’s more than any other Australian capital city), a thriving local food and wine scene and modern facilities, Perth ticks all the boxes.
A welcoming community that is brimming with new and established hospitality venues, retail outlets and business centres, Perth’s urban landscape continues to grow and evolve, while still retaining its stunning natural beauty and sense of space. Supported by a robust economy, the city is booming and has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years that continues to improve and broaden the scope of what’s on offer.
Western Australia boasts a truly diverse climate – from the arid desert in the east, to the tropical conditions in the far north. Perth and the southwest enjoy an idyllic Mediterranean climate.
All prices quoted for this conference are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travellers departing from Australia to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia. For detailed information on the TRS, visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government.
There is no vaccination required for entering Australia. However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information. More information can be found on the Department of Health of the Australian Government website.
BANKING & CURRENCY
There are 18 international, 12 domestic and regional, and 4 general aviation airlines that operate at Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 110 destinations around Australia and overseas. Perth Airport operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is one of Australia’s closest airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa.
Getting Around Perth
Perth is a modern city with many convenient transport options to get you around. Transperth provides the Perth metropolitan region with bus, train and ferry public transport services, allowing you to safely commute across the city. Information about accessibility, fares and timetables can be found here.
FREE CITY TRANSPORTTAXIS
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.
Several car hire operators are located at Perth Airport and throughout the metro area.
An extensive and economical bus network provides the main transport option in Perth. Perth Busport in the CBD is a fully underground station. Bus Route 40 offers the most direct route to Perth Airport from Perth City. In addition, Perth Connect is a designated airport shuttle service that runs to and from the domestic and international airports and Perth City.
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.
Perth Station, Perth Underground Station and Elizabeth Quay Station are located in the heart of the city. Clean and modern trains link Perth’s suburbs with hubs at Fremantle, Joondalup, Mandurah, Midland and Armadale.
Important things to note
Apply for your visa in advance to allow for variances in processing times.
Participants required to lodge paper-based visa applications should do so at the Australian visa office nearest to their current country of residence.
If you require a visa letter which states the dates, venue and times of this conference, please contact the Conference Convenor. Include your name as it appears on your passport, your personal (not professional) address, and date of birth.
We do not seek or assist with visas on your behalf. Please visit this website for more information on visa requirements for Australia
Registration fees do not include insurance. It is strongly recommended that attendees take out insurance covering cancellation fees for registration, travel and accommodation, as well as personal injury and loss or injury to property, including baggage.
Neither the Conference Host nor the Conference Managers take any responsibility for any attendee failing to arrange their own insurance, and are in no way responsible for any claims concerning insurance. In the event of industrial disruptions or force majeure, the Conference Host and the Conference Managers accept no responsibility for losses incurred by attendees.
Please check the Australian Government travel restrictions which are updated regularly. Explore your travel and visa options here.