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Travel and Visa

Travel and Visa

Visa Information

Most overseas delegates will need a visa to enter Australia. Many will be able to obtain an 'electronic travel authority' online from: http://www.immi.gov.au/eta/

General information about visiting Australia: http://www.immi.gov.au

If required, the conference organisers can provide a letter of invitation. You will need to register first.

International Flights

International delegates can contact their local Qantas office for the best available fare of the day.

London Tel: 0845 7 747 767
Bangkok Tel: 66 2 636 1747
Japan Tel: 81 3 3593 7000
Hong Kong Tel: 852 2822 9000
Singapore Tel: 65 839 7788
Jakarta Tel: 62 21 230 0277
India Tel: 91 22 202 9297
Shanghai Tel: 86 21 6279 8660
Beijing Tel: 86 10 6467 3337
US/Canada Tel: 1800 227 4500
New Zealand Tel: 0800 808 767

If you are an international visitor and are planning to travel in Australia before or after the Conference you are able to incorporate the internal Australian air sectors in your international ticket purchased before leaving home. Often this will provide significant discounts on the internal air component than can be obtained after arrival in Australia.

Domestic Air Travel

Australia has two major domestic airlines – Qantas and Virgin Blue. There are many other regional airlines.

For travel on Qantas call 13 1313

For travel on Virgin Blue call 13 6789

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance before commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Getting from the Airport to your hotel

Taxi ranks are located at all major air terminals. The fare to the conference hotel in the city is approximately AU$25 - 30. All taxis are licenced by the government and have meters.

Information can be obtained online about the Airport Express. These buses are operated by the state government between the airport and the city. When in Sydney you can also call 131500 for bus and train information.

The Kingsford Smith Transport Airporter operates minibuses that run regularly every 20 – 30minutes to all central hotels. The buses are easy to locate at both the international and domestic terminals. They depart from the first bus stop outside both terminals. The fare is AU$8 one-way or AU$13 return. You will need to phone 9666 9988 24 hrs before the return journey in order to arrange a pick-up time and place. Each passenger is permitted two pieces of luggage. If you have more luggage a charge of AU$5 per extra piece will be charged.

The Airport Sydney Shuttle is available by telephoning. 9667 0477 or 9661 1170. They provide a door-to-door service. You will need to call them to book this service and they will collect you within 10 minutes. There is no extra charge for additional pieces of luggage.

Airport transfers are also provided by Brunel Chauffeured Limousines service 9667 4159 which costs approximately AU$70.

Sydney's Airport Rail Link is the fastest and easiest way to get to and from Sydney Airport. It directly links the airport to the centre of Sydney with connections to all suburban stations. Tickets can be purchased to and from all train stations in the CityRail network at a cost of AU$11. There is a direct link from the airport to Central, Museum, St James, Circular Quay, Wynyard and Town Hall stations in the centre of Sydney. You will need to get to Wynyard Station or Martin Place station if you are staying at the Westin Hotel.

All services FROM Sydney Airport arrive at Central’s Platform 21 before continuing to the City Circle. A lift is available at the city end (front of train) of the platform to assist passengers with luggage.

All services TO Sydney Airport depart from Platform 23 at Central Station. Lifts are available at the city end of the platform to assist passengers with luggage.

There is a direct service TO the airport for passengers travelling on the City Circle and East Hills Lines.

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