Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment


Travel information
VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Australia.

Airport Information
Transport options to the conference venue:
From Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Airport (30 minute drive)


Transport means

Contact

Website

Cost

Taxi/Cabs

131 008

http://www.gccabs.com.au/

$70.00/trip

Con-x-ion

1300 2669 466

http://www.con-x-ion.com/

$25.00/person

Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle

1300 655 655

http://gcshuttle.com.au/

$25.00/person

From Brisbane Airport (75 minute drive)


Transport means

Contact

Website

Cost

Con-x-ion

1300 2669 466

http://www.con-x-ion.com/

$50.00/person

Tipping
Tipping in Australia is not customary. Workers in tourism generally make a sufficient income and do not depend on gratuities left by tourists. However, it always depends on the situation: If you feel that the service was exceptional it's good etiquette to leave a small tip, but know that this will not be expected.

Currency
The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of Australia

Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
In Australia the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

VAT
The standard VAT rate in Australia is a goods and services tax (GST) of 10%. It applies to most goods and services with a few exemptions.

Language
Australia legally has no official language. However, English is by far the most commonly spoken and has been entrenched as the de facto national language since European settlement.

Telephone
The country code is +61

Conference Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: (vertical): width .. cm, height .. cm
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Qld 4217, Australia


Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment
https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com/