Welcome to Canberra
Canberra, the Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’ is the capital city of Australia. Designed around three lakes, Canberra is laced with parks, gardens and is surrounded by mountain ranges. Its distinct seasons make it a picturesque and ever-changing city. Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any Australian city and boasts some excellent local wineries.
Extensive bike paths make cycling a joy and Mt Kosciuszko (the highest peak in Australia and part of the snow fields) is only a two hour drive away. The city is home to many of Australia’s national cultural institutions and iconic buildings, all of which are located within easy reach of hotels.
Canberra is an exciting place to visit and is home to a diverse and multicultural population of about 325,000 people. It is a vibrant, creative city and offers many attractions including national institutions, scenic outdoor areas, wineries, museums and art galleries.
To learn more about what Canberra has to offer, go to www.visitcanberra.com.au.
The National Convention Centre undercover car park is accessed from Constitution Avenue. There is direct lift access from the top level of the car park to both levels of the Convention Centre. For parking rates, visit www.nccc.com.au/attend/parking. Paid parking is also available directly opposite the National Convention Centre on Constitution Avenue. Please ensure you have change for the parking meter.
The dress for the conference and all social functions is smart casual.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expenses. The Conference Organising Committee, Conference Secretariat and Department of Defence do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.
In registering for this conference, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, organisation and state only) and may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including Conference Logistics, venues and accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings and conference options) and key sponsors (subject to strict conditions).
Transport to and from the Canberra International Airport
The National Convention Centre is approximately 15 minutes by taxi (non-peak time) from the Canberra International Airport. The cost is approximately $25-$30. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal. From the NCC, please call 131 008 to request a taxi.
Canberra Elite Cabs SMS: 0417 672 773 (SMS name, pickup address and time required)
Cab express P: 6260 6011
Silver Service Taxis P: 13 31 00 or 132 227
The Australian Capital Territory is the first jurisdiction in Australia to have passed legislation regulating app-based taxi services, allowing the likes of Uber to operate under strict conditions and government oversight. Drivers in the ACT have to pass criminal and driving history checks, ensure proper insurance coverage and have their vehicles tested for roadworthiness.
Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.
To ensure you have the appropriate visa please read the following factsheets:
– Business Fact Sheet: for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you (PDF).
– Visa Application Requirements Fact Sheet: for information on visa application requirements (PDF).
It is suggested that all visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.
If you require assistance with your visa application please provide Conference Logistics with your passport details via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, these details will then be provided to the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. However you will need to make your own visa application through your nearest Australian Embassy.
In autumn temperatures drop to an average of 6.8 – 20°C (44.2 – 68°F) with mild days and cool nights. The city’s parks and gardens put on a beautiful display of colour.
PO Box 6150
Kingston ACT 2604
P: +61 2 6281 6624
F: +61 2 6285 1336