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General Information

Climate

The weather in Sydney is comfortable and sub-tropical. The city of Sydney enjoys a very enviable climate of warm summers and clear mild winters. These enticing attributes ensure that Sydney is idyllic for visitors all year round.

Whilst summer maximum average temperatures generally linger around 25°C, the summer months have some extremely hot days. Sunscreen, hats and protective clothing is essential in Sydney throughout summer and is highly advised throughout the year.

The winter is mild and very pleasant. Most winter days have an average temperatures of around 17°C. Most annual rainfall occurs in June with an average rainfall of 132mm.

Currency

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

Disclaimers

In the event of industrial disruption, the meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing; however, the organisers reserve the right to alter the program, if and as is deemed necessary

Public transport around Sydney

Getting around Sydney using public transport is easy. On www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au you'll find timetables, maps and destinations, plus everything you need to know about catching a bus, train and ferry. There is also information about late night services and safety and security.

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.

Time

Local Sydney time during September is – Greenwich Mean Time plus 10 hours.

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.

Visa Information

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Wheelchair access or other mobility disability access during the conference

When you register, please notify the Conference Secretariat of any mobility disabilities you have so that any venue access challenges can be addressed.