Adelaide

Voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide is centrally located and home to great restaurants, premium food and wine, fast public transport and Australia’s longest shopping mall - all of which are only a 10-minute walk from the Centre.

Adelaide has had many nicknames over the years, from “the Athens of the south” (a nod to our Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to “the 20-minute city” (because getting around just isn’t a problem). It's also famous as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.

What visitors notice most, however, is the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.

It’s an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a stretch of white sandy beach just 20 minutes from the city.

Adelaide is also only a stone’s throw from South Australia’s world-famous wine regions; the unspoilt wilderness of Kangaroo Island; and the Flinders Ranges, the most accessible outback experience in Australia.

Conference Location - Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000

The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled with in the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens.

Close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precinct, the Centre is a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp are on our doorstep.  The International airport is just seven kilometres from the Centre, making a quick and economic taxi ride.  More information can be found here: http://www.adelaidecc.com.au

Getting to the Venue

If you are driving to the Centre, there are two undercover car parking options with the North Terrace and the Riverbank car parks. Both are located directly under the Centre and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once you’ve arrived in Adelaide there’s little need for transportation; the city’s compact nature makes it ideal for walking.

Public Transport

Adelaide’s public transport is operated by Adelaide Metro. There are a number of MetroCARDs that can be purchased to suit your needs and can be purchased from a number of locations in the city centre and surrounding suburbs. They can also be purchased from Adelaide Metro InfoCentre and Adelaide Railway Station InfoCentre. The cost of a regular MetroCARD is about $5.75. These cards can be used on the local train, tram and bus networks.

Transport from the Airport

Adelaide Metro Bus: If you wish to use public transport to/from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Metro offers an express double decker bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city.  Adelaide Metro also offers a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en route.  oth Jet Express and JetBus are Metroticket services. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers.

Click the links above for more information to find your closest service stop. Alternatively call Adelaide Metro Infoline on 08 8210 1000.

Pick up and drop off is from the bus stop located on the left hand side of the plaza as you leave the Terminal. Click here for Adelaide Airport grounds map

Airport City Shuttle offers a Door to Door service from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide Hotels and Businesses. Bookings are not needed, on arrival make your way to the Information and Tourism Bookings Booth located on the ground floor of the terminal in a central location.  The cost is $10 per person each way.

Taxis are a convenient way to get to and from the airport. There is a designated taxi rank located at the left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocated taxis to passengers. There is a $3 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.

Visa Information

Australia is a great place to visit but whether you are here for just the conference or you decide to stay for a holiday, you must have a valid Australian visa. The appropriate visa will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia.  Please click here for additional information.  

Travel & Health Insurance

The Conference does not provide insurance to delegates. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent

Weather

Spring weather sees Adelaide warm up with temps between 11.8 – 22°C. The evenings can be quite brisk as temps drop quickly, so be sure to wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed.

Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia - units are dollars and cents. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Visit http://www.xe.com for current exchange rates.

Taxes

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods and is included in retail prices. All fees are quoted in Australian Dollars and are subject to GST. In some cases the GST is able to be claimed back on exiting the country. Full details can be found here.

 

 
Important Dates

Registration Opens -  29 January 2019


Abstract Submission Opens -  29 January 2019


Abstract Submission Closes -  8 May 2019


Notification of Abstract Acceptance -  26 June 2019


Early Bird Registration Closes -  7 August 2019

  

Conference –  30 October - 2 November 2019

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