Getting to and from Airport
The distance from Hobart Airport to Hobart City is an approximate 15 minute drive or 17km in distance. In order to make your transfer as seamless as possible, it is recommended that you have transport prearranged, particularly if you are entering or leaving Hobart out of business hours.
Hobart Airport provides a range of transport options for travellers catering for all needs:
A Hobart bus shuttle service operates between Hobart CBD (Hobart accommodation hotels, motels etc) and the Hobart Airport for every departure. The Hobart bus shuttle departs outside the terminal after the arrival of every flight transferring passengers to the city.
To find out more about the Tasmanian Redline Airporter, visit Tasmania’s Redline website.
The Hobart Airport is serviced by a number of taxi firms. The taxi rank is conveniently located right outside the domestic terminal building.
Banking and Currency
Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1). Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours from Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 0900 – 1700 hours from Monday to Friday.
Climate and Clothing
Average maximum temperature 15°C
Average minimum temperature 7°C
Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings.
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”.
Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels
Goods and services tax (GST) / Tourist refund scheme (TRS)
All prices quoted in this brochure are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travellers departing Australia to claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia. For detailed information on the TRS visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government at http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference 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.
The Conference 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.
The official language for the Conference is English.
Car parking is available for hotel guests and is located under the hotel. An additional cost is payable if hotel guests wish to use the car park. Access to the car park is from the rear of the building on Macquarie Street. From the hotels main entrance, drive along Davey street which is one way and then turn right on Argyle Street and immediately right again onto Macquarie Street.
Undercover self parking; $9 per vehicle overnight (limited space)
Passport and Immigration (VISA)
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Welcome letters can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org following completion of Conference registration. For VISA information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office.
The Conference hosts and organisers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the conference. The images may be used for post-Conference 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 an Arinex staff member at the registration desk onsite.
Planning your Travel
Because of time change and jet lag, it is suggested you consider arriving in Australia by 17 May 2016. This will enable you to relax and familiarise yourself with your hotel and its surrounds before the start of the Conference.
Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2012 in March 2014. The Conference 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 Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. Further information on Privacy Laws in Australia can be found here: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform
It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference 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 Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.
Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants, which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted.
For more information see the ‘Information for International Travelers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website, which you can access by visiting http://www.agriculture.gov.au/travelling/.
Hobart Shops open from 0900 to 1700 hours during the week with late night shopping on Friday until 2100 hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, the hours in the CBD and shopping centres are generally from 0900 to 1700 hours and 1000 to 1600 hours respectively.
Supermarkets such as Woolworths and Coles are generally open from 0700 to 2200 everyday.
Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service. It is customary to tip hotel porters and a gratuity of about 10 % is usual in restaurants if good service is received. Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.
Hobart is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and observes daylight saving time.
There is no vaccination required for entering Australia. However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information. More information can be found on the Department of Heath of the Australian Government at http://www.health.gov.au/yellowfever.
Interested in attending?
If you are interested in attending the Conference and would like further information and regular updates, please register your interest below.
18 - 20 May 2017, Hobart
Early Bird/Author Registration Deadline:
21 March 2017
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DAA 2017 Conference 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