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General Information


Hobart is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre while beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond. 
With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone. 

Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world's best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean. 
Enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca market, Australia's best outdoor market. 
Take a walk along Hobart's iconic waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up river to MONA for an out-of-this-world modern art experience. 
Hobart is also close to many of southern Tasmania's best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.

The Venue

The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, which features some of the best views of the waterfront in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience. 
Uncover the best of Hobart at Hotel Grand Chancellor, which brings the perfect measure of style and substance to accommodation on the waterfront.

How to get to Hobart

Air - There are four airlines that fly to Hobart: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways. 
Direct flights are available from Melbourne (approx. 1hr 15min flight time), Sydney (approx. 1hr 45min flight time) and Brisbane (approx. 2hr 45min). Hobart city centre is just 15 minutes (17 km) from the airport. 

The Spirit of Tasmania Ferry
 - Delegates can also travel daily from Melbourne to Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry with their car providing the perfect opportunity for pre- and post-touring.

Local Transport

There are two primary forms of public transport in Hobart, buses and taxis. Major centres in Tasmania have regular bus services. Tassielink, Redline and Metro ($5.50 Day Rover) offer the most extensive services.  Ferry services on the Derwent River for Tourists are available and a water taxi operates from the Waterfront area. 

Shuttle Buses 

Redline Shuttle buses operate between Hobart City Accommodations and the Airport for every departure and arrival. The shuttle departs outside the terminal after the arrival of every flight and tickets are $18 one way / $32 return. For transfers to the airport - bookings can be made 2hrs prior to pick up time however to ensure a seat on your preferred shuttle bookings should be made 24hrs prior. 

Redline Shuttle

T: 1300 360 000


Taxis are available for all flights at the Taxi rank directly outside the arrivals hall at the Airport. 

Taxi Combined Services (Hobart) 
T: 13 2227 

Yellow Cab Hobart 
T: 13 1924   

Car Hire 

A range of car hire firms operate from the Airport Complex, including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar orThrifty. 

For more information visit the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre.

Pre & Post Conference Tours

TasVacations can arrange individual pre-conference and post-conference travelling options for you to see Tasmania’s highlights.

Tas Vacations
P: 1800 030 160 (Australia)
P: +61 3 6234 4666 (International)
F: 03 6234 4332

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Liability and Insurance

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The ANS, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility.  

Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The ANS, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.