General Information

Airport Transfers
Perth Airport is a modern facility approximately one hour from Fremantle.

Taxis

A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Fremantle will take one hour depending on the time of day.  The journey will cost approximately A$50.00 – A$70.00.

All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and operate twenty four hours a day.  Taxis indicate they are vacant by illuminating the sign on the roof. 

Taxis are easily accessible from the airport, there are ranks outside both the international and domestic terminals.

Buses

Within Fremantle the CAT (Central Area Transport) bus service operates for free. The Fremantle CAT bus has two routes – Blue and Red. For more information  http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Timetables/CAT-Timetables 

My Air Shuttle

http://www.myairshuttle.com.au/routes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6vIsvKr1QIVhgQqCh1ClAqxEAAYASAAEgJYt 

Bank/Currency

Banks generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday to Friday. Some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.Several international banks have offices in the CBD.

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1)  Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5.  Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 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.

Climate and Clothing

Average maximum temperature 27°C
Average minimum temperature 14°C

For more information on average temperatures, rainfall and an abundance of other great information about Western Australian destinations, visit www.westernaustralia.com.au

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 conference, as some of these may require formal evening dress.

Eating Out

The numerous cafes, gelateries, juice bars, tea rooms and coffee houses make this a perfect social city and a great meeting place.

Atrium Garden Restaurant
It’s all for you… enjoy fresh seafood, crisp salads, hot international dishes, chef’s carvery and tempting desserts. The modern, spacious and family-friendly restaurant is perfect for those who wish to indulge in a variety of dishes that are great value for money. 

Bar Orient
With its modern decor, live music and service-orientated staff, Bar Orient has become the premier destination for a fun night with friends or family.

Bread in Common
Opened in 2013, Bread in Common is within a 1898 heritage listed building on Pakenham Street, Fremantle. Street frontage is framed by large working garden beds.

Cicerello’s
Cicerello’s has been an iconic Fremantle eatery since it’s founding in 1903, offering the best of the port’s amazing selection of seafood in a relaxing atmosphere. On any visit you can enjoy anything from traditional fish & chips, premium grilled fish freshly caught and usually filleted onsite in their own fish processing room as well as a selection of local delicacies including crayfish, crabs, prawns and much more.

Little Creatures
One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a ‘twinkle in our eyes’ was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places . Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was left to the imagination of the passing community. Little Creatures is an open and transparent Brewer that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Go on down, say hi and explore a little piece of brewing happiness.

Pizza Bella Roma 
Pizza Bella Roma is one of the oldest restaurants in Fremantle, first opened in 1972 by an Italian couple. The restaurant now enjoys a lot of popularity among locals as well as tourists thanks to its famous chilli mussels, pizzas and more other dishes, all served in sizes which you won’t complain about!

Sail and Anchor
The recently launched Brewers Garden café is a lush and relaxed fully enclosed garden with views to the brewery. Dine of a selection of small plate tapas offerings, steaks, salads & pub food favourites. The garden also offers tables in the adjacent alfresco dinning area on the Henderson mall, a great place to soak up the sun and watch the famous Freo buskers in action.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz.  The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries.  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.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference 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 Conference or through cancellation of the Conference,
  • 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,
  • Medical expenses.

The Conference 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.

Language

The official and most widely spoken language in Australia is English, and is also the official language for the Conference.

Parking

Secure valet parking is available at the Conference venue at the rate of A$29.50 per day. Limited outdoor parking and metered street parking are nearby.

Photography

The Conference hosts and organisers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the Conference. The images may be used for post-Conference 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 2000 in 2001. The Conference 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 Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events.  Information may also be used for advice as to future meetings in a related area.  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 Conference 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 Conference Managers.

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 Travellers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website, which you can access by visiting http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/travel/cant-take .

Shopping

Shops open from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the week with late night Perth City shopping on Friday until 9.00pm. The largest Shopping Mall is Westfield Garden City located in Melville (only 15 minutes drive from Fremantle) and other suburban shopping centres are open until 9.00pm on Thursdays.  On Saturday, most shops are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm and on Sunday most city shops are open from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Time

Perth is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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 per cent 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 Health of the Australian Government website.