ACEM ASM, Sydney 2017

34th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

19 – 23 November 2017, Sydney Australia

General Information

 

Travelling within Australia?

The information below will assist you with your travel to Sydney, Australia

Airport Transfers

Sydney’s central business district is 10km north of the International Airport and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by car. A taxi costs approximately A$50.00. A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with  large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Taxi

A taxi fare is approximately A$50.00.  If you would prefer to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Sydney please find some contacts of the main taxi companies below:

Trains

There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on  average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on  weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 10 minutes to reach Central Station and 15 minutes to Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes just a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and  Domestic Terminals for easy transfer of luggage. Fares from Sydney Airport terminals to the City are approximately A$17.00 per adult for a single journey.

For further  information on the service that the Airport Link provides, please see the following website: www.airportlink.com.au

Parking

ICC Sydney has two car park facilities located within the Exhibition Centre and ICC Sydney Theatre, comprising a total of 826 car spaces. Additionally, there are a number of secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, the closest located at Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.

ICC Sydney will operate two 24 hour car parking stations with a total of 826 parking spaces including 12 disabled parking bays, 25 motorcycle parking spaces, 50 bicycle racks and 20 electric car charge spaces.

Address:

14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000

ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Car Park – OPEN
ICC Sydney Theatre Car Park – CLOSED

Operating hours:

Monday – Sunday: 24 hours

Parking rates:

0 – 1 hour    A$18.00    
1 – 2 hours A$30.00
2 – 3 hours A$38.00
3 – 4 hours A$44.00
4+ hours A$49.00
Lost ticket A$49.00
Night rate
Entry after 1800 and exit before 0400
A$28.00

Per entry, per day

For more information visit the ICC Sydney website

Child Care Facilities

A selection of Child Care Facilities are located in close walking distance to ICC. Please see a list of options and contact details below. 

Kind Patch Ultimo 2
Address:           Level 2, 40 William Henry Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Contact:            Amanda McKenzie, Centre Manager, Kindy Patch Ultimo 2
Email:               ultimo2@kindypatch.com.au
Approx. distance to/from ICC Sydney: 1.1kms; 14 minute walk

Little Learning School
Address:           55 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
Email:               Pyrmont@LittleLearningSchool.com.au
Approx. distance to/from ICC Sydney: 0.9kms; 8 minute  walk
***Please note that this facility will only accept casual visits of two or more days***

Kent Street Early Learning Centre
Address:         321 Kent Street, NSW 2000
Email:              contact@guardian.edu.au
Approx. distance to/from ICC Sydney: 1.3kms; 16 minute walk

Please note the following policies apply should you wish to enrol your child into one of the above centres: 
– All centres will required at least 2-5 days’ notice before confirming or denying requests for casual childcare
– Availability will need to be confirmed well in advance and is not guaranteed
– Parents will need to fill out enrolment forms, provide children’s birth certificate and immunisation records

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Managers via email at acem2017@arinex.com.au.

Photography

The Meeting hosts and organisers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the Meeting. The images may be used for post-Meeting reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please inform an Arinex staff member at the registration desk onsite.

Privacy

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2012 in March 2014.  The Meeting Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.  Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Meeting will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Meeting and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. Further information on Privacy Laws in Australia can be found here: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform

It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Meeting and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Meeting. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Meeting Managers

Shopping

Sydney Shops open from 0900 to 1700 during the week with late night shopping on Thursday. On Saturdays and Sundays most shops are open from 0900 to 1900.

For more information on shopping & fashion in Sydney, click here.

Travelling from overseas?

The information below will assist you with your travel to Sydney, Australia

Airport Transfers

Sydney’s central business district is 10km north of the International Airport and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by car. A taxi costs approximately A$50.00. A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with  large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Taxi

A taxi fare is approximately A$50.00.  If you would prefer to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Sydney please find some contacts of the main taxi companies below:

Trains

There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on  average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on  weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 10 minutes to reach Central Station and 15 minutes to Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes just a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and  Domestic Terminals for easy transfer of luggage. Fares from Sydney Airport terminals to the City are approximately A$17.00 per adult for a single journey.

For further  information on the service that the Airport Link provides, please see the following website: www.airportlink.com.au

Banking and Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1) Notes come in A$100.00, A$50.00, A$20.0, A$10.00, and A$5.00. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, A$1.00 and A$2.00 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.

Business Hours

Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours from Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 0900 – 1730 hours from Monday to Friday.

Climate and Clothing

September to November is Spring in Australia with temperatures ranging from 10-20 ºC (50-68 ºF)

Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings.

Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Meeting, as some of these may require formal evening dress.

Eating Out

Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor.  Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying.  At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer.  These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels

Goods and services tax (GST)/ Tourist refund scheme (TRS)

All prices quoted on this website are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise specified.  GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travellers departing Australia to claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia.  For detailed information on the TRS visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government at http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Meeting and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include

  • loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Meeting,
  • or through cancellation of the Meeting,
  • loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • loss or damage to personal property,
  • additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered.

The Meeting Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Passport and Immigration (VISA)

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.  Welcome letters can be requested from acem2017@arinex.com.au following completion of Meeting registration.  For VISA information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office.

VISA FACTSHEET

Planning your travel

Because of time change and jet lag the Organising Committee suggests you consider arriving in Australia a number of days prior to the Meeting opening. This will enable you to relax and familiarise yourself with your hotel and its surrounds before the start of the Meeting. 

Quarantine

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries.  Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants, which cannot be brought into the country without prior application.  Animal and plant products are also restricted.

For more information see the ‘Information for International Travelers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website, which you can access by visiting www.affa.gov.au.

Tipping

Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world.  Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service.  It is customary to tip hotel porters and a gratuity of about 10 % is usual in restaurants if good service is received.  Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.

Vaccination

There is no vaccination required for entering Australia.  However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information.  More information can be found on the Department of Heath of the Australian Government at http://www.health.gov.au/yellowfever.

Time

Sydney is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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Meeting Key Dates

Registration opens:
Now open
Call for abstracts:
Closed
Early bird registration deadline:
Closed
Meeting dates:
19-23 November 2017

Meeting Managers


Arinex






Arinex Pty Limited
Level 10, 51 Druitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443
Email: acem2017@arinex.com.au