INTERNATIONAL DELEGATE INFORMATION

A reminder that unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before travelling. Please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/ for further information. 

The Australian Government recommend that participants apply for their visa well in advance of their intended date of travel to Australia. 

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercard, are widely accepted.

Australian Dollars (AUD) is the currency in Australia. All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST – unless stated otherwise

For information please visit www.customs.gov.au.

Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.

In the case of an emergency, call triple zero (000) for ambulance, fire or police assistance throughout Australia. If calling from a mobile phone, you may call 112.

If the required assistance is not an emergency, you may call 131 444 for police assistance.

English is the official language of the Conference.

Banks are generally open Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm (5.00pm on Friday).

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is applicable in Australia.

Tipping is uncommon and unexpected in Australia. It is only offered after exceptional services and may be between 5% and 10% of the total bill.

A reminder that unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before travelling. Please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/ for further information. 

The Australian Government recommend that participants apply for their visa well in advance of their intended date of travel to Australia. 

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercard, are widely accepted.

Australian Dollars (AUD) is teh currency in Australia. All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST – unless stated otherwise

Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit www.customs.gov.au.

Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.

In the case of an emergency, call triple zero (000) for ambulance, fire or police assistance throughout Australia. If calling from a mobile phone, you may call 112.

If the required assistance is not an emergency, you may call 131 444 for police assistance.

English is the official language of the Conference.

International travelers can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on goods bought in Australia. The refund only applies to goods taken as hand luggage upon departure. The refund will be paid on goods costing A$300 or more, bought from the same store. For details visit www.customs.gov.au

Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm (5.00pm on Friday).

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is applicable in Australia.

Tipping is uncommon and unexpected in Australia. It is only offered after exceptional services and may be between 5% and 10% of the total bill.

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