General Information

Airport Transfers

Luna Park is 15km from the Domestic Airport and takes approximately 35 minutes to reach by car. A taxi costs approximately A$75 depending on the time of day (traffic). A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Taxis: Taxis in Sydney operate under 2 pricing structures.  From 0600 – 2200 hours the standard fare applies.  On the left hand side of the taxi meter, above the word ‘rate’ you should see the number 1.  From 2200 – 0600 hours, a 20% night tariff applies, at these times the meter should be set on rate 2.  Please check the meter is set correctly when you begin your journey.

Trains: There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 10 minutes to reach Central Station and 15 minutes to Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and Domestic Terminals for the easy transfer of luggage. Fares from the Domestic Terminal to the City is A$17.50 per adult for a single journey, while fares from the International Terminal to the City is A$18.50 per adult for a single journey. For further information on the service that the Airport Link provides, please see the following website: www.airportlink.com.au.

UberX: UberX is an application available on your smartphone to arrange door to door transportation. You can meet your UberX driver at the priority pick up zone which is located between the T2 and T3 domestic terminals only. An Uber trip from the airport to Luna Park will cost approximately A$50.00. Please note that UberX charges a A$4.00 surcharge for every 15 minutes that they are in the priority pick up zone.

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 and American Express.

Business Hours

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

Spring (Sep-Nov):  16-26 C º (59-79 ºF)

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.

Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Conference.

 

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”.

Electricity

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

Language

The official language for the Meeting is English.

Parking / Car Hire

Parking – 
Luna Park has its own car park with 389 spaces. Entry is via Paul Street, just off Alfred Street South, Milsons Point.

The Following rates apply:
– 0 – 1 hours – A$9.00
– 1 – 2 hours – A$16.00
– 2 – 3 hours – A$23.00
– 3 – 4 hours – A$29.00
– 4 hours + – A$35.00

The fees above apply per 24 hour period. Hours of operation are 7.00am – 3.00am (no vehicle entry after midnight – exit only between midnight & 3.00am)

Care Hire –
All major car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, operate in Australia and vehicles may be hired at Sydney Airport.

Photography

The ADHC Organising Committee and Meeting Managers 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 step out from the frame.

Privacy

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 Meeting will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Meeting 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 Meeting 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 Meeting.  Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Meeting Managers.

Shopping

Sydney Shops are typically open from 9.00am to 6.00pm during the week with late night shopping till 9.00pm on Thursday nights. On weekends most shops are open from 9.30am to 6.00pm.

Tipping

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.

Time

Sydney is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open:
1 December 2017
Registration Opens:
1 March 2017
Call for Abstracts Close:
31 March 2017
Author Notification:
10 April 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline:
31 May 2017
Conference Dates:
14-16 September 2017