General Information

Baby Sitting

Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange a baby-sitting service.

Contact Phone Numbers

  • Police – Emergency – 000
  • Police – General Assistance – 131 444
  • Gold Coast Private Hospital – 14 Hill Street Southport – (07) 5530 0300
  • Gold Coast University Hospital – 1 Hospital Blvd, Southport – 1300 744 284
  • Gold Coast Cabs – 131 008
  • Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle – 1300 655 655
  • Qantas – 13 1313
  • Virgin Blue – 13 6789
  • Jetstar – 131 538

Disclaimer

Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure all information is accurate, all details provided are subject to change without notice

Dress

Dress throughout the conference is neat casual. Dress for each function is indicated in the function description.

Insurance

The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Organising Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Name Badges

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For security purposes the conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference and social functions.

Parking

Jupiters Hotel & Casino offers a secure, undercover car park to all guests using the facilities. Access to the carpark is via Hooker Boulevard/Nerang-Broadbeach Rd or the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive.

Valet parking is also available at a $40 per day.

Privacy

Conference Design Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles

Smoking

The conference and social functions are non-smoking

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.

Weather

During conference the daily mean maximum temperature is around 26°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 19°C. Gold Coast weather is usually quite pleasant but weather can change instantly, so please bring a light jacket with you.

International Delegates

Changing Money

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercards, are widely accepted.

Currency

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.

Electricity

Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.

Language

English is the official language of the Conference. Translation services are not provided.

Visas

All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel.

More information: http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Trav/Conf

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) lets you claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods you buy in Australia and then take out of Australia with you or in your checked luggage or carry-on bags.

More information: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

ANZSSA

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

For more information, please visit ANZSSA website by anzssa.com.

ISANA

ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

For more information, please visit the ISANA website at www.isana.org.au.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.