ASA 2021

General Information

International travel Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travellersBiosecurity measures and travel restrictions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read about what measures are in place when travelling in or out of Australia.

Entry into Australia 

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. Visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/  for more information.

Queensland travel Information

Restrictions in Queensland - Public Health Directions have been issued to help keep everyone in the community COVID safe. Find out what you can do and which services are open or restricted.

Booking your travel to Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is serviced by several international airlines. Find out more.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Australia.

On your arrival at Brisbane Airport

Please note that all food, plant and animal-related material (such as feathers, skins or bone) must be declared on arrival and will be checked by officials.  If in doubt, declare it.  The process is usually very efficient, but failure to declare prohibited goods leads to severe penalties.

Transport from Brisbane Airport

Brisbane's main airport is located approximately 15-20 minute drive (13 km) from Brisbane CBD.

Airport transfers are readily available from the airport and there is a regular train and bus service straight to the city. If you have any problems you can visit the Information Desk located in both the International and Domestic terminals for help with transfers.

Train

Airtrain offers convenient services between the Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. For the full Airtrain schedule and fare details please see www.airtrain.com.au

Bus

Con-x-ion Airport Transfers services all major accommodation places, door-to-door in Brisbane CBD. Phone: +61 7 5556 9888, Website: www.cxn.com.au

There are also local busses. Click here for more information.

Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2 of the International Terminal and Located centrally in front of the Domestic Terminal. The fare to the Brisbane Convention Centre will be around $50. For more information please contact: Black & White Cabs, Phone: 133222, website: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au or Yellow Cab, Phone: 131924, Website: www.yellowcab.com.au.

Rental Cars

Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to Conference delegates. Just call your local Avis office and request a quote giving reference number AWD Z994400.

Climate

Brisbane has a subtropical climate, with the typical daytime temperatures in May-June ranging from 12 - 24 degrees Celsius.

Time

The time zone for Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of GMT.

Accommodation

If you need to change your reservation, please advise The Conference Company rather than the hotel direct; sonographers@theconferencecompany.com.

Visitor Information Centres

Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge, find out more.

Dress

Dress for all scientific sessions is smart casual. Please refer to the Social Functions page for specific dress attire.

Electricity

Australia uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

Good and Services Tax

Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables travellers to claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on some goods bought in Australia. Visit the Australian Customs website for details about what you can claim and how.

Currency/Banking

The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Brisbane’s business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.

Registration desk

The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

28 May       0730-1800

29 May       0730-1800

30 May       0730-1400

Disclosure of Registration Information

If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

Name Badges

Name badges will be given to all in-person delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all social and optional events.

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.

Venue Parking

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre car park facilitates up to 1500 vehicles. Further information on parking and applicable charges can be found here.

 

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