General Information

Airport Transfers

Perth Airport is a modern facility approximately one hour away from Fremantle.

Taxis

A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Fremantle will take one hour depending on the time of day.  The journey will cost approximately A$50.00 – A$70.00.

All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and operate twenty four hours a day.  Taxis indicate they are vacant by illuminating their sign on the roof. 

Taxis are easily accessible from the airport, there is a rank outside both the international and domestic terminals.

Buses

Within Fremantle the CAT (Central Area Transport) bus service operates for free. The Fremantle CAT bus has two routes – Blue and Red. For more information  http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Timetables/CAT-Timetables 

My Air Shuttle

http://www.myairshuttle.com.au/routes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6vIsvKr1QIVhgQqCh1ClAqxEAAYASAAEgJYt 

Bank/Currency

Banks generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday – Friday. Some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.Several international banks have offices in the CBD.

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, American Express and Diners Club.

Climate and Clothing

Average maximum temperature 18.5°C
Average minimum temperature 11°C

For more information on average temperatures, rainfall and lots of other great information about Western Australian destinations, visit www.westernaustralia.com.au

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 congress, as some of these may require formal evening dress.

Customs

Please ensure that along with your passport and visa, you also pack your registration confirmation letter within your carry-on luggage.  You may be asked to produce this when going through customs at your arrival airport.  In addition to this, please be sure to fill out your Incoming Passenger Card with all details and answer each question honestly

Eating out

The numerous cafes, gelateries, juice bars, tea rooms and coffee houses make this a perfect social city and a great meeting place.

Atrium Garden Restaurant
It’s all for you… enjoy fresh seafood, crisp salads, hot international dishes, Chef’s carvery and tempting desserts. The modern, spacious and family-friendly restaurant is perfect for your next celebration, especially for large groups that want to indulge in a variety of dishes that is great value for money. Adults and kids will be happy with $5 unlimited soft drinks and activity packs to keep the young ones busy while you enjoy your delicious meal.

Bar Orient
With its modern decor, live music and service-orientated staff, Bar Orient has become the premier destination for a fun night with friends or family.

Bread in Common
Opened in 2013, Bread in Common is within a 1898 heritage listed building on Pakenham Street, Fremantle. Street frontage is framed by large working garden beds.

Cicerello’s
Cicerello’s has been an iconic Fremantle eatery since it’s founding in 1903, offering the best of the port’s amazing selection of seafood in a relaxing atmosphere. On any visit with us you can enjoy anything from traditional fish & chips the way we have been serving it for decades, premium grilled fish freshly caught and usually filleted onsite in our own fish processing room as well as a selection of local delicacies including crayfish, crabs, prawns and much more.

Little Creatures
One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places . Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was left to the imagination of the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewer that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness.

Pizza Bella Roma 
Pizza Bella Roma is one of the oldest restaurant in Fremantle, first opened in 1972 by an Italian couple. The restaurant enjoys now a lot of popularity among locals as well as tourists thanks to its famous chilli mussels, pizzas and many more other dishes, all served in sizes which you won’t complain about!

Sail and Anchor
The recently launched Brewers Garden café is a lush and relaxed fully enclosed garden with views to the brewery. Dine of a selection of small plate tapas offerings, steaks, salads & pub food favourites. The garden also offers tables in the adjacent alfresco dinning area on the Henderson mall, a great place to soak up the sun and watch the famous Freo buskers in action.

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. 

Exchange Rate

Australian currency fluctuates on the international monetary exchange. Therefore we recommend checking with your local bank for the exchange rate just prior to your arrival in Australia.

Goods and services tax (GST)

All prices quoted on this website are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include

  • loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference,
  • or through cancellation of the conference,
  • loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • loss or damage to personal property,
  • additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered.

The conference managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Language

The official and most widely spoken language in Australia is English, and is also the official language for the Conference.

Parking

Secure valet parking is available at the Meeting venue at the rate of A$29.50 per day. Limited outdoor parking and metered street parking are nearby.

Passport and Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. It’s recommended to allow at least 6 – 8 weeks for visa processing. For VISA information please download the following visa information fact sheet from the Australian Immigration Office. The Conference Managers cannot assist with any visa enquiries or contact the Department of Immigration on your behalf. 

Photography

The Conference hosts and organisers 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 inform an Arinex staff member at the registration desk onsite.

Planning your Travel

Because of time change and jet lag the Organising Committee suggests you consider arriving in Australia a couple of days prior to the Conference. This will enable you to relax and familiarise yourself with your hotel and its surrounds before the start of the congress.

Privacy

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The latest updates have been published 2014.  The Meeting 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.  Information may also be used for advice as to future meetings in a related area.  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.

Quarantine

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries.  Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants, which cannot be brought into the country without prior application.  Animal and plant products are also restricted. For more information see the ‘Information for International Travellers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website, which you can access by visiting http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/travel/cant-take .

Shopping

Shops open from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the week with late night Perth City shopping on Friday’s until 9.00pm. The largest Shopping Mall is Westfield Garden City located in Melville (only 15 minutes from Fremantle) and other suburban shopping centres are open until 9.00pm on Thursdays.  On Saturday, most shops are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm and on Sunday most city shops are open from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Time

Perth is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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 per cent is usual in restaurants if good service is received. Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.

Vaccinations

A current valid international certificate of inoculation against yellow fever is required if passengers come from, or travel through, infected areas. Check this carefully with your airline or travel agent.