Registration Desk Hours

8am – 1pm Wednesday 24 May 2017

8.30am – 1pm Thursday 25 May

8.30am – 1pm Friday 26 May



If, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, the conference is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.



Personal information, as defined under the national privacy legislation, The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2001, will be treated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles and only shared with related or third parties in accordance with those principles. Please complete the section of the registration form relating to privacy if you do not wish your personal information to be included in the published Participant List to be distributed to participants and exhibitors at the meeting.


Gender Policy

The Conference Organising Commitee strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of their activities. The committee endeavours to achieve this through balanced female and male representation on the Conference Organising Committee, Conference Session Chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality speakers of both sexes.


Passports and Visas

All non-Australian citizens must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. A visa is a stamp or label in a passport; a travel authority is an electronic record authorising travel into Australia. Every person travelling to Australia has a personal responsibility to obtain a visa for their stay in Australia. The Conference Organising Committee cannot take responsibility for obtaining visas.

For information on the appropriate visa for travel to Australia, or entry into Australia, visit the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) website or contact the Australian Overseas Mission in your country. See for your closest Australian visa office. You should allow 4-6 weeks for your visa to be processed.


Medical and Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that international visitors seek advice and take out appropriate travel insurance and medical cover. Overseas visitors are required to pay in full all medical expenses incurred while in Australia. The conference organisers accept no responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.


Currency and Banking

The Australian Dollar ($A) is a decimal currency with units in dollars and cents. Check the currency converter on the website:



Tipping is not widespread or regulated in Australia, and is generally recognized as a reward for exceptional service rather than expected for every transaction. In a more expensive restaurant, a tip of about 10% is usually appropriate.


Airport Transfers

A taxi trip from the Sydney Airport to the Aerial Function Centre costs approximately $50, depending on the time of day. Details of shuttle service from airport to Sydney City can be found at:


Electronic equipment use

Australia uses 240V 50Hz AC electrical power.  Please ensure you have an appropriate adapter if you wish to use your own electronic equipment.