General Information

Entry into Australia

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. Visit for more information.

Booking your travel to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport is serviced by several international airlines. Find out more.


It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit.

On your arrival at Melbourne Airport

Please note that all food, plant and animal related material (such as feathers, skins or bone) must be declared on arrival and will be checked by officials. If in doubt, declare it. The process is usually very efficient, but failure to declare prohibited goods leads to severe penalties.

Transport from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne’s main airport is located approximately 30 minutes drive (24 km) from Melbourne CBD.

Airport transfers are readily available from the airport and there is a regular bus service straight to the city. If you have any problems you can visit the Information Desk located in both the International and Domestic terminals for help with transfers.

SkyBus runs express bus services every 10 minutes between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD, operating all day, every day. Service desks are located in each terminal. Skybus also provide direct services to St Kilda, Southbank, Docklands, Frankston and Peninsula and Western suburbs of Melbourne. Find out more and book with SkyBus.

Taxis and Rideshare services operate from the airport, Melbourne CBD is approximately a 30 minute trip. Visit the Melbourne Airport website for taxi and rideshare information.


Accommodation will be available to book via the registration form. If you have any queries or need to change your reservation, please advise The Conference Company rather than the hotel direct: email

Childcare Options

Please see below a list of childcare providers who can provide in-room and off-site services for the duration of the conference. Please note the Conference has no affiliation or financial partnerships with the listed options.


Melbourne’s climate is temperate but quite variable. November temperatures range from 12-22°C with an average of 7 days of rain.

Disclosure for Registration Information

If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please select the appropriate option on the registration form.


Dress for all scientific sessions is business casual. Dress for the Gala Dinner will be advised once the theme is finalised.

Name Badges

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all social and optional events.

Parents Room

The Conference will have a specially allocated space for a Parents Room.


Valet Parking

Grand Hyatt Melbourne offers guests the option of valet parking. Entry is via the Russell Street driveway and their Concierge team will be pleased to assist you. To confirm a reservation, please contact +61 3 9653 4510 or email
Per Car A$90.00


The Grand Hotel Group offers undercover 24-hour, multi-level car parking located underneath the hotel. Access is via the Russell Street driveway or the car park entrance off Flinders Lane. The car park has a height restriction of 2 metres. Please note that the car park is operated independently of the hotel.

Public Transport in Melbourne

Trains, trams and buses are an easy way to see all of the best attractions, sporting venues and shopping precincts across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Tickets myki is your ticket to travel on trains, trams and buses in Melbourne and many parts of regional Victoria. To get started, buy a myki Explorer, myki card or Mobile myki

There is a Free Tram Zone in the city, extending from Queen Victoria Market to Docklands, Spring Street, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.

Travel on the City Circle Tram is also free. Hop on and off the historic trams as often as you like.

You don't need a myki if you're only travelling in the city's Free Tram Zone or on the City Circle Tram.

For information about public transport, visit Public Transport Victoria.

Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance or catering please give details required on your registration form.


Melbourne is +11 hours ahead of GMT in November.

Visitor Information Centres

Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge.


The Conference Company

Telephone (within Aus): 1800 193 405
Telephone (Int.): +64 9 360 1240

Acknowledgement of Country
The Conference acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Naarm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities.