All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane, regardless of the length of stay.
New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure unless they have health and/or character concerns.
As visa processing times may vary, overseas registrants are encouraged to apply for the appropriate visa 6 to 8 weeks before departure to Australia. Passports must be valid for the period of the intended stay in Australia.
Visit www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi for further information on which visa to apply for as an event participant.
There is no import restriction on currency, although amounts with a value of AUD10,000 or more must be declared to Customs.
All animal and plant products and medicines must be declared to Customs on arrival.
It is illegal to take or send out of Australia, without a permit, items identified as being important to Australia’s national heritage. These include mineral and rock specimens, fossils and other archaeological finds.
Visit www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente for detailed customs information.
To prevent the entry of insect pests and diseases, travellers cannot bring fruit or honey into Western Australia. Bins are provided at the Perth domestic airport and Norseman Checkpoint for the disposal of any fruit or honey.
There is wheelchair access to all technical sessions and official functions.
Australia’s voltage is 240 Volts AC, 50 Hertz.
A variety of accommodation is available in Perth city and Fremantle. Free parking, public transport (buses or train) and taxis are readily available.
Registrants are responsible for their own accommodation bookings.