General Information

Banking Facilities

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

Climate

Autumn (March - May) in Adelaide is a delightful time of year as the trees in the city's parks and gardens turn red, gold and orange. The weather is pleasant with average temperatures between 12.7 - 22.7°C (55 - 73°F) and very little rainfall.

Dress

Dress for all sessions is smart casual. Dress for the Gala Dinner is themed (see the Social Functions) or cocktail wear.

Emergency

In a case of a serious emergency dial 000 for Fire, Ambulance & Police.

Getting There

Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp are on the Convention Centre’s doorstep.

The international airport is just seven kilometres from the Centre, making a quick and economic taxi ride. The average return taxi fare costs $15; distance is 7.77kms and estimated travel time is 16 minutes.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Good and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, is clearly stated.

Medical Services

In an emergency please dial 000 for an ambulance, the police or the fire department. Emergency Medical services are available on a 24 hour, 7 day basis at:

Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Telephone +61 8 8222 4000

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy to the Meeting venue is:

Central Station Pharmacy
4/52-54 Hindley St
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8231 8834

Monday to Friday   0745 - 1930hrs
Saturday                 0900 - 1530hrs
Sunday                   Closed

Postal Facility

The nearest postal office to the meeting venue is:
Australia Post - City West Campus
61 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone 13 13 18

Power

Australia uses a flat, angled two or three-point power plug to connect to the power supply which is 240 volts 50 Hz. You will require an adaptor for other systems.

Rental Cars

Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to Meeting delegates. Please call the Avis Office and request a quote giving the booking reference number AWD: Z994400. Phone: 13 63 33

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.

Time

Adelaide is 10.5 hours ahead of GMT.

Tipping

Tipping is not expected in Australia but is appreciated for good service.

Transport

Adelaide’s international and domestic terminals are located 7 kilometres from the central business district, approximately a 15 minute drive. For information about Adelaide’s metro service visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 1300 311 108