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General Information

Adelaide

Adelaide is a multi-cultural metropolis of over a million people, nestled between the sea and the hills. Settled in 1836 and boasting a Mediterranean climate, Adelaide has developed to encompass the vigour and excitement of a modern city, while retaining the charm and tranquillity of the past. The world’s best food and wine complement the natural environment in Australia’s most convenient city.  

Some of the activities you can enjoy whilst visiting Adelaide include:

  • Taking a winery tour of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale regions; all which are within an hour’s drive of the city-centre and produce some of the world’s best wines. 
  • Visit the Adelaide Zoo and it’s famous pandas in the city centre, or Monarto Open-Plain Zoo, which is known as Australia’s “Little Africa”. 
  • Take a tram out to historic sea-side Glenelg. 
  • Visit the world famous Adelaide Central Markets, a foodie delight which is home to hundreds of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to cheese to chocolate and more!

Venue


Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley  
65 Hindley Street
Adelaide, 5000
 
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley is proof that elegance and casual comfort can work well together. Through an entrance worthy of the Grand Chancellor name - the lobby flows with pleasant urban energy. Bistro Sixty5 restaurant bustles with diners for breakfast and dinner, while Sebastyan’s Bar sports a mix of locals and hotel guests sipping drinks, socialising or surfing the ‘Net.

On the floors above, you’ll find the perfect contrast to the activity at street level. Each of Hotel Grand Chancellor’s 208 rooms and suites feature contemporary furnishings, tasteful colours, and soft fabrics. Relax after a day of sightseeing, business meetings or conferencing.

Conveniently situated in the city centre, a short stroll from the Central Business District, Rundle Mall and preferred attractions, shopping, and nightlife, Hotel Grand Chancellor invites you to make Adelaide your own.

How to get to Adelaide

Plane - Adelaide boasts Australia’s newest international airport and is serviced by six international and four domestic carriers, with regular direct flights to and from all major Australian cities. Adelaide Airport is approximately 20 minutes by taxi to the Adelaide Convention Centre.
 
Train - Keswick Railway Terminal is approximately three kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre, and is serviced by the Overland to Melbourne four times per week, the Indian Pacific between Perth and Sydney twice a week and the Ghan, which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin.
 
Road - South Australia has a good network of public roads and highways to navigate if you are driving to Adelaide. National highways leading to Adelaide include the Sturt Highway (A20), Dukes Highway (A8), and Eyre Highway (A1).
 
Coach - Several coach carriers service the Adelaide Central Bus Station, located in Franklin Street, Adelaide, from other Australian capital cities and regional centres. Carriers include Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Vline.

Local Transport

Airport Shuttle -The Adelaide Airport is situated 7km from the central business district and major hotels. An Airport City minibus runs between the airport and major hotels every half hour from 7.00am – 10.00pm (hourly on weekends) at a cost of approximately AUD$15.00.

Taxis - A taxi from the airport to the city is approximately AUD$20.00.
Suburban Taxi -   131 008
Yellow Cabs -   132 227
Adelaide Independent Taxi - 132 211

Tram Runs - Adelaide Metro Trams run from Glenelg and to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Road. For more information please call, + 61 (08) 8210 1000 or visit the website www.adelaidemetro.com.au.
Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 5.35pm (every 8 minutes on average).
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 9.00am – 6.00pm (approximately every 15 minutes).
Other Times (to Midnight): Approximately every 20 minutes.

Car Parking

Secure car parking is available at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley with rates from $15.00 per 24 hours.

Temperature

For the month of September, Adelaide’s mean maximum temperature is 19.1°C; the mean minimum is 9.7°C.

International Delegate Information

Banking, Currency, Taxes and Tipping
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.00pm (5.00pm on Friday). A list of Automatic Teller Machine locations will be provided in the conference program handbook.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is applicable in Australia.

Tipping is uncommon and unexpected in Australia. It is only offered after exceptional services and may be between 5% and 10% of the total bill.

Changing Money
International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Credit Cards
Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercard, are widely accepted.

Currency
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.

Customs
Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may  also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit www.customs.gov.au.

Electricity
Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.

Language
English is the official language of the Conference.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)
International travellers can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on goods bought in Australia. The refund only applies to goods taken as hand luggage upon departure. The refund will be paid on goods costing A$300 or more, bought from the same store. For details visitwww.customs.gov.au.

Visas
All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel.

Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is an electronically-stored authority for travel to Australia for a short-term tourist or business entry. ETAs are issued within seconds of being requested through computer links between the Australian Immigration Department, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. Over 30 countries around the world have access to the free ETA system.

Conference delegates from non-ETA countries will need to obtain a Business (short stay) visa, even if some tourism activities are planned for part of the stay in Australia. It is called a 456 visa if it is issued as a label into a passport. Details are available from the Australian Department of Immigration website (www.immi.gov.au) for more information:
General Information
http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/event-organisers-participants/index.htm
ETA Application
http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html  

Registration Desk

All delegates must register to attend the Conference. The registration and information desk will be located in the Foyer of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, and will be open during the following hours: 

Monday 9 September 2013
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 10 September 2013
8.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 11 September 2013
8.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 12 September 2013
8.30am - 1.00pm

Liability/Insurance

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, IEEE, Engineers Australia, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and Travelscene at All Occasions) cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. IEEE, Engineers Australia, 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. IEEE, Engineers Australia, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.  

Privacy Policy

The All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and Travelscene at All Occasions) complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Conference including but not limited to the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. By completing this registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or +61 8 8125 2233.