Tourism Australia - www.australia.com
Destination NSW - www.sydney.com/
Lonely Planet - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/sydney
Australian government - www.australia.gov.au
Australian news / media - www.abc.net.au
Australian exchange rates - www.rba.gov.au/statistics/frequency/exchange-rates.html
Australian currency - www.australia.com/en/facts/currency.html
Smartraveller - The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service. www.smartraveller.gov.au
This site is designed to help you get through the security checkpoints at the airport quickly and easily. It will help you understand the aviation security measures in place at Australian airports and why they are necessary. It provides information on preparing for your trip, what you are prohibited from taking on board, and travelling with children, medicines or sporting equipment. It also provides a number of videos that explain the screening process and liquids, aerosols and gels restrictions. This site will be updated with new information to reflect changes in airport security arrangements as they occur.
Australian Customs - www.customs.gov.au/knowbeforeyougo/default.asp
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is UTC + 10:00h during Standard Time.
The official language of the conference is English.
Australia uses 240V, 50Hz mains electricity and use 'three point' power sockets. Please click here to view the standard plug used within Australia, Type I. Universal adapters are available from most gift stores and electrical shops around the city. To find out more please visit Electricity World Standards.
Temperatures for July
Average Maximum 17.0°C
Average Minimum 13°C
Please note that the sun can be extremely intense in Australia. To avoid skin burn, seek shade whenever possible, particularly between the hours of 11am and 3pm. When out in the sun, wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your face, ears and neck. Use a maximum protection, broad based spectrum sun screen of at least SPF 30+.
Daily Conference Sessions : Business Casual
Welcome Reception : Business Casual
Conference Dinner : tbc
Banks and Banking Hours
Normal banking hours are Monday - Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:30am-5:00pm, excluding public holidays. 24 Hour Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found throughout the City and Shopping Centres.
There are four major banks in Australia which offer a full range of banking services including currency conversions and sales of travellers cheques:
Get to know your network: planning your journey
The Transportnsw information page will help you to plan your trip and provides fare and timetable information.
Use a Opal card or single ticket to travel on all bus, train, tram and ferry services in Sydney. It entitles you to travel savings and discounts. Transferring between modes involves touching on and off at the beginning and end of each trip with your Opal Card.
Passengers can also purchase tickets, view fares here
Helpful phone numbers regarding public transport.
Contact Transportnsw on 131 500 or visit their website.
Opal Customer Care 13 67 25 (13 OPAL)
NSW Trainlink 13 22 32
Translation and Interpreting Service (TIS) 13 45 00