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General Information

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Conference Venue

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is situated on the banks of the Yarra River, nestled alongside some of Melbourne's most exciting entertainment venues.

For more information, go to www.mcec.com.au

Conference Secretariat

Conference Logistics
PO Box 6150
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Ph: 02 6281 6624
Fax: 02 6285 1336
Email: woundsaust@conlog.com.au

Acknowledgement/Communication

All communication with registered delegates will be by email. All registrants will be sent a confirmation letter and tax invoice within 5 working days of submitting a registration form. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder prior to contacting the Conference Secretariat as it might have been viewed as spam mail by your spam filter.

If your email address has changed since completing the registration form, be sure to advise your new email address to the Conference Secretariat. If you do not supply an email address your confirmation letter and tax invoice will be faxed or posted.

Accommodation

Accommodation options near the conference venue have been organised by the Conference Secretariat. These options are available for booking through registration. Please click here for more information.

Airlines

Qantas www.qantas.com.au 13 13 13
Virgin Australia www.virginaustralia.com 13 67 89
Jetstar www.jetstar.com 13 15 38

Please note Wounds Australia Conference 2016 has not made any special arrangements with these airlines. This is provided for information purposes only.

Airport and Transport

Melbourne Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the conference venue. A taxi to the conference venue (and nearby hotels) is approximately $60 one way. Skybus operates regularly between the airport and Southern Cross Station. A ticket includes complimentary hotel transfer to/from Southern Cross Station at certain times. For more information on Skybus, visit the Skybus website. For further information on travel to/from the airport, please visit the airport website.

The main method of transport around Melbourne is trams. Trams run right by the conference venues. For tram timetables, visit the Yarra Trainswebsite. You need a Myki card to pay for the trams. Information about Myki cards is available here.

Dress

The dress for all Conference sessions is smart casual attire. The dress code for the social functions will be announced soon.

Disclaimer

The Inaugural Wounds Australia Conference 2016 including the Conference Secretariat will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of attendance at the Conference and exhibition or related events.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include personal travel insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that a travel insurance policy be taken out to cover loss, cancellation, medical cover etc for any reason when registering for the Conference and booking travel. The Conference Committee and Conference Secretariat do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.

Name Badges

Your official meeting name badge must be worn at all times, as it is your entry to all sessions, the exhibition hall and social functions. Security staff will be asked to refuse entry to anyone not wearing their name badge.

Parking

The DFO car park will be closed during the conference so the best available car park will the Underground Exhibition Centre Car Park. This is located under the Exhibition Centre. Entrance is off Normanby Road. Upon entering go to the left hand side of the car park and park near door 6. This is the closest entrance to The Link which takes you into the Convention Centre. Once in the Convention Centre follow the Ground Floor along till you reach Main Foyer 1 where the registration area will be.

Discounted carpark tickets for the afore mentioned carpark are available at $17.00 per day.

Please click here for MCEC ground map and click here for entrance to carpark map.

Privacy

Information necessary for your attendance at the conference will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Legislation. A participant list with name, organisation and state will be supplied to all delegates and exhibitors at the conference. You can indicate on the registration form if you do not wish to have your details included on the participant list.

Registration Desk

The registration and information desk will be open for the duration of the Conference and will serve as your main point of contact for all enquiries.

Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, catering or arrangements to be made on your behalf, please include details on your registration form under the section ‘Special Requirements' to enable us to make your attendance at the conference a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Tax

All conference registration and additional ticket rates quoted within this website are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST.

Visa Application

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). For more information please CLICK HERE to view the fact sheet.

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

To ensure you have the appropriate visa please read the following factsheets:

-Business Fact Sheet: for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you

-Visa Application Requirements Factsheet: for information on visa application requirements.

It is suggested that all visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

If you require assistance with your visa application please provide Conference Logistics with your passport details via email at woundsaust@conlog.com.au, these details will then be provided to the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. However you will need to make your own visa application through your nearest Australian Embassy.