General Information


Autumn (March - May) in Canberra is a delightful time of year as the trees in the city's parks and gardens turn red, gold and orange. Temperatures drop to averages of between 7-20°C. The days are mild with cool nights. Autumn is also harvest time in the vineyards. Visit the Canberra District Wineries to see the vineyards at their best.


In a case of a serious emergency dial 000 for Fire, Ambulance & Police.

Getting There

The Airport Express shuttle bus offers airport- National Convention Centre -airport services daily during peak periods. Cost is just $12 one way and $20 return. Tickets can be purchased a number of ways: Tickets can be purchased a number of ways:

  • Direct from the bus driver (EFTPOS or cash);
  • At the car park customer service office located opposite the bus stop;
  • Pre-booked at;
  • or By calling 1300 368 897.

The bus stop is located kerbside upon exiting the arrivals hall.

Three taxi companies operate from Canberra Airport (average return taxi fare costs $50):

Canberra Elite Phone: 13 22 27
Cabxpress Phone: 6260 6011
Queanbeyan Taxi Co-op: 13 22 11  


The time zone for Canberra is AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) 10 hours ahead of GMT +1 hour for Daylight Saving Time.

Car Rental

Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to conference delegates. Just call the local Avis office in your country and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.


Dress for all sessions is smart casual. Dress for the Gala Dinner is business/lounge suit or cocktail wear.

Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, or catering please give details required on your registration form.