Travel

Travel documents and visas

Information regarding entry into Australia for the purpose of attending the Congress can be found at the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including business visit visa options. If you require an invitation to the Congress for visa purposes, please contact the Secretary General well in advance of your travel.

Travel insurance

All congress delegates should ensure that they take out adequate travel insurance and medical cover.

Arriving by air

Some international flights arrive directly into Adelaide, but more often it is necessary to connect in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. There are regular flights between these destinations and Adelaide. Adelaide International Airport is a short ride from Adelaide City Centre. A typical taxi fare is AUD 25. There are regular shuttle buses that will deliver you to the hotel of your choice.

Arriving by car

If you hold a current overseas Driver's Licence of a particular class you may drive a vehicle of an equivalent class in South Australia if:

  • you also hold a current international driving permit;
  • your foreign licence is written in English or accompanied by an English translation;
  • you are not disqualified from driving in South Australia or elsewhere.

You are required to carry your licence (and English translation if applicable) at all times when driving. You must produce the licence and your temporary visa to Police on request. Full details of requirements can be found from the South Australian Government.

If you do wish to arrive in Melbourne and drive to Adelaide it will take you a minimum of nine hours. Driving from Sydney takes approximately 24 hours. Driving from any other capital city in Australia takes much longer.

If you are driving you should check with your hotel about availability and cost of car parking. Parking is also available at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Emergency services

Emergency services, including police, ambulance and the fire, are obtained by dialing 000 from within Australia (toll-free call).

Currency

The dollar is the official currency of Australia. Major foreign currencies may be changed into Australian dollars at all local banks, which are conveniently located throughout central Adelaide. ATMs are readily accessible throughout Adelaide and there are several in the airport arrival lounge as well as a Bureau de Change. Major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, JCB, American Express) are accepted at shops, restaurants and banks.

Electricity

Australia's power supply is 240V/50Hz. You can purchase a universal adaptor at any airport shop.