General Information

Disclaimer

Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure all information is accurate, all details provided are subject to change without notice

Privacy

Conference Design Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles

Insurance

The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Organising Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Contact Phone Numbers

Help & Crisis:

  • Police – Emergency – 000
  • Police – General Assistance – 131 444
  • Gold Coast Hospital – 115-157 Queen St, Southport QLD 4215 –  1300 744 284
  • Gold Coast University Hospital – 1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport, Qld 4215 – 07 5687 0000
  • Gold Coast Private Hospital – 14 Hill Street, Southport, Qld 4215 – 07 5530 0300

Taxis & Transport

  • Gold Coast Cabs – 131 008
  • Con-X-Ion – 1300 584 874
  • SkyBus – 1300 655 655
  • Qantas – 13 1313
  • Virgin Blue – 13 6789
  • Jetstar – 131 538

Baby Sitting

Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange a baby-sitting service.

Dress

Dress throughout the conference is neat casual. Dress for each function is indicated in the function description.

Name Badges

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For security purposes the conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference and social functions.

Parking

There is a car park located directly under the hotel tower.

Weather

During March the daily mean maximum temperature is around 28°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 19°C.

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.

International Delegates

Changing Money

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercards, are widely accepted.

Currency

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

Australia’s national currency is Australian dollars (AUD), which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations.

Electricity

You may need an adapter in order to plug your appliances into the power sockets: the adapter required for Australia is Type 1 Australia plug. The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins, forming an inverted ‘V’ shape, and occasionally a third pin in the centre.The electrical current in Australia is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz.

Language

English is the official language of the Conference.

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.

More information: http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Trav/Conf

About ANHSC

The Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee aims to foster the establishment, maintenance and evaluation of high quality screening programs for the early detection of permanent childhood hearing impairment throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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