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Accommodations and Travel


A valid passport with a visa is required for all non-Australian citizens attending the conference. Visas can be applied for at any office of the Australian High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate. An invitation letter to facilitate the application of visa will be issued to attendees if required. Please download the letter of invitation request form here. It is important that people wishing to travel to Australia apply for their visas well in advance. Please ensure that your passport is also valid for the period of stay you are visiting Australia.

Please check with your travel agent or the Australian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa for entry to Australia before your departure or visit www.immi.gov.au for further information.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodation can be reserved at special rates at the Rydges South Bank and Mantra South Bank, where room blocks are being held for conference delegates. Please complete the Hotel Booking Form to ensure your hotel accommodation during the conference and return by fax or email directly to the hotels.

Alternatively, for online reservation of accommodation at the Rydges South Bank, click here.

Discounted Airtrain Ticket 

Airtrain is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable way to travel from Brisbane Airport to the centre of Brisbane and return. Save on a taxi fare, whilst reducing your carbon footprint. Airtrain services run every 15 minutes in peak hours, and every 30 minutes outside of these hours - the express, air-conditioned journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and connect with 5 Brisbane CBD stations covering the majority of downtown Brisbane.  13URCE Delegate are entitled for the discounted return ticket $25.00. Exchange your 13URCE Delegate Letter for a discounted ticket at Brisbane Airport. Please visit www.airtrain.com.au for further information.