General Info

Perth Airport is a modern facility approximately half an hour away from the centre of Perth.

The international and domestic terminals are easily accessible by car, taxi and bus.

Taxis

Taxis are available from both the domestic and international terminals. A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Perth city centre will take 20 to 30 minutes.

The journey will cost approximately AUD$20.00 – AUD$30.00.

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. At both airport terminals available taxis will wait at the taxi rank.

Buses

An airport shuttle operates to and from domestic and international airports with convenient pick up points located near accommodation throughout Perth.

Fremantle Airport Shuttle also picks up at the domestic and international airports dropping off customers from Cottesloe to Cockburn.

Please complete the appropriate section of the registration form if you require a mini-bus or private hire car transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Climate for Perth

Spring (Sep-Nov): 10-25 ºC (50-77 ºF)

Summer (Dec-Feb): 17-31 ºC (63-87 ºF)

Autumn (Mar-May): 12-29 ºC (55-84 ºF)

Winter (Jun-Aug): 9-19 ºC (48-66 ºF)

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

Exchange Rate

Australian currency fluctuates on the international monetary exchange. Therefore we recommend checking with your local bank for the exchange rate prior to your arrival in Australia. To view the currency foreign exchange rates, please visit www.xe.com/ucc/

Time

Perth is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Passport and Visa

All travellers to Australia, other than New Zealand passport holders, require a valid entry Visa prior to travel to Australia. For many nationalities, an Electronic Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) can be obtained from your travel agent or airline when making your travel arrangements. Please see your travel agent or airline for further details or visit the Department of Immigration website for more information www.immi.gov.au.

Privacy

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001.  The Scientific 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 Scientific Meeting will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Scientific Meeting and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events.  It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Scientific 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 Scientific Meeting. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Scientific Meeting Managers.

Public Transport in Perth  

All Transperth buses are free within the CBD

The Perth Central Area Transit (CAT) operate in the Perth CBD and are a good way to see the city. CAT services are free and operate frequently.

The Red CAT operates from Queens Gardens, East Perth to Outram Street, West Perth.

The Yellow CAT operates from East Perth to West Perth in a loop.

The Blue CAT operates from North to South from Barrack Street Jetty to Northbridge.

Shopping

Shops open from 0900 to 1730 hours during the week with late night shopping on Friday in Perth city until 2100 hours.

On Saturday, most city shops open from 0900 to 1700 hours. On Sunday Perth city shops are open from 1200 to 1700.