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 Brisbane

Brisbane 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 to Australia.

On your arrival at Brisbane 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 Brisbane Airport

Brisbane's main airport is located approximately 15-20 minute drive (13 km) from Brisbane CBD.

Transport is available via transfers, taxi, ride share, train and bus.

View Brisbane Airport’s guide to transport options.

You can visit the Information Desk located in both the International and Domestic terminals for help.


Accommodation is available to book via the registration form. If you need to change your reservation, please advise The Conference Company rather than the hotel direct: email


Brisbane's Spring climate sees average temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.


Australia uses a 240-volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

The time zone for Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of GMT.


The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Brisbane’s business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.

Good and Services Tax

Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables travellers to claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on some goods bought in Australia. Visit the Australian Customs website for details about what you can claim and how.

Disclosure of Registration Information

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


BCEC provide safe, equitable, and inclusive access for all visitors including; lifts accessing all levels, designated accessible parking, wheelchair and companion seating, accessible unisex toilets throughout the centre, access for guide, hearing and assistance animals, free wheelchair use, and hearing loops installed in all meeting rooms. Read more on accessibility at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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.

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.


Dress for all scientific sessions and welcome reception is smart casual. Dress code for social functions to be advised.

Visitor Information Centres
Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge, find out more.

If you have any queries about the Meeting arrangements please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
Telephone (NZ): +64 9 360 1240
Freephone (Aus): 1800 193 405

Postal Address: PO Box 90 040 Auckland, 1142 New Zealand
Street Address: Level 35, International Tower One 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

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