General Information

Canberra

The state-of-the-art Canberra Airport terminal is certainly the best of its kind in the region, if not the world. Not only is it functional and efficient, it ia a place of interest and calm, with world-class sculptures, landscaped gardens, and stunning water features. It is approximately a 15 minutes journey from Canberra Airport to the city centre.

ACTION Busses
Transport Canberra runs regular ACTION bus services between the Canberra Airport terminal and city bus station seven days a week. The bus numbers are 11 & 11A and full time table is available here. Cash fares are available and payment can be made on the bus, at time of travel. Ticket prices are:

  • Adult single fare: $4.90. Daily ticket: $9.40
  • Concession, Tertiary, School Student single fair: $2.40. Daily ticket: $4.70

Taxi
Canberra taxi cabs can take you wherever you need to go and to catch a taxi, use a taxi rank where the clearly marked cars are parked and ready for dispatch. You can also phone ahead or book online. Canberra taxis and cabs accept payment by credit cards, Cabcharge vouchers, cash and electronic funds transfer.Some suggested taxi companies include:

Ride Sharing
Uber is available from Canberra Airport. Request a pick-up or obtain an estimate from the Uber app. New users can sign up for an Uber account hereYour Uber driver will pick you up from the Express Pick-up car park, located on the ground floor of the green IndoorPark, a short 20 metre covered walk from the arrivals hall. 

Hotel transfers
Some Canberra hotels provide coach transfers to and from the airport.  Just ask the hotel representative when making your reservation.

Time

Canberra is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and does operate Daylight Savings Time.

Climate and Clothing

In Canberra, the average temperatures for Winter (Jun-Aug) is 12ºC (53.6ºF).

Shopping

Canberra shops are typically open from 9000 to 1730 hours during the week with late night shopping in the CBD until 2100 hours on Friday nights. Weekend trading hours are usually from 0900 to 1700 hours on Saturdays and 1000 to 1600 hours on Sundays.

Eating Out

Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor.  Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying.  At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer.  These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Symposium and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The policy should include:

  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference or through cancellation of the Conference,
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • Failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay,
  • Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • Loss or damage to personal property,
  • Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered,
  • Medical expenses.

The Symposium Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Language

The official language for the Symposium is English.

Photography

 The Symposium Hosts and Managers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the event.  The images may be used for post-Symposium reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested.  If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please inform the photographer and move out of camera range.

Privacy

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The latest updates were published in 2014.  The Symposium Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.  Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Symposium will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Symposium and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events.  Information may also be used for advice of future Symposiums in a related area.  See here for more information on Privacy Laws in Australia.

It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Symposium and to include the individual’s details in such a list.  Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Symposium.  Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Symposium Managers.

Here is a link to an Interactive Google Map which shows accommodation options, restaurants, institutions and other meeting spaces that are available around Old Parliament House. By selecting categories on the left selection panel, you are able to display or hide some of the categories as you wish.

Online Registration Form

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Symposium must register.

Symposium Managers

Arinex Pty Ltd
ABN 28 000 386 676
Level 10, 51 Druitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443
ahpa2018@arinex.com.au