Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport international and domestic terminals are located 22.5 kilometres from the central business district, approximately a 28 minute drive. From Melbourne Airport to the conference venue, Crown Promenade is approximately a 37 minute drive. For more information please visit Melbourne Airport 

Crown Promenade
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank Victoria 3006

Please Click on the Link Below to view a online copy of the Melbourne Visitors Map.

Melbourne CBD map

Melbourne Tourist Brochure 



Will advise a couple of weeks out from the conference date or visit www.bom.gov.au

The AMMA Conference is a civilian event and therefore military dress is not compulsory.

Dress throughout the day is smart casual along with the Welcome Reception.

The Conference Dinner is Black tie.

Men’s options:

  • Formal/evening suit and tie/bow tie


  • Formal/evening dress, two-piece, or pantsuit

However, if you are being sponsored by Defence you should check with your superior officer as to what you are required to wear.

If you have booked your accommodation when you registered, your credit card details have been transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel.

The hotel will request payment on check out.  If you have arrived 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day you may find that you have forfeited your deposit.

If you will not be paying with your own credit card, and need to arrange payment before you arrive in Melbourne, the best way is via a credit card authorisation form enabling the hotel to process a third party card. To do so, Please contact the hotel you selected and they will organise with you to receive a form for you to fill out and fax,email, or bring on arrival.


The registration desk is located on Level 1 of the Crown Promenade Conference centre. Main access is off Whiteman Street. There is also internal access to Crown Metropol and Crown Casino.

For those attending the Thursday workshops, you will be emailed details regarding the location of our workshop registration desk closer to the time.

The registration desk will be open on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday – our friendly staff will be there to register you and answer any questions you have. Opening times TBC.

Full Registration for members, non-members and students* includes attendance at all sessions during days of Friday 13– Sunday 16 October 2016. Full registration also includes; one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and entry to the Welcome Reception & Conference Dinner. You can also purchase additional tickets for the social functions.

Day Registration includes attendance at sessions on the nominated day of attendance, one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments on the day of attendance. Day registration does not include any of the social program functions. Tickets to attend any of the social functions need to be purchased separately.

*Student Registration is open to those who are undertaking a primary health care degree. Your student number and name of university must be submitted for verification when registering.

Full Registration: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided on the Friday and Saturday, arrival tea and coffee will be provided on the Sunday. All food at each social function is included, if you are attending.

Day Registration: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided only for the day you have registered.

Complimentary Tea, coffee, water and mints are available during the conference.

It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full then delegates will not be allowed entry. Please wear your name tag for entry into all sessions.

Any changes to the conference program will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning during the first plenary session. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.

Welcome Reception:

Date: Friday 14 October 2016

Where: Exhibition Area, Crown Promenade

Time: TBC

Dress: Business Casual

Included in full registrations, additional or day delegate ticket cost $80.00. This is a chance to catch up with colleagues after the first day of the conference and explore the trade exhibition stands. Drinks and Canapes provided. HOWEVER you must RSVP to reserve your place

25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Date: Saturday 15 October 2016

Where: Myer Mural Hall

Time: TBC

Dress: Black Tie

Included in full registrations, additional or day delegate ticket cost $200.00. The Conference dinner is the social highlight of the program and should not be missed. HOWEVER you must RSVP to reserve your place.

Please check your latest Registration Confirmation email, this will list all bookings. If you have misplaced this, you can request a new copy by clicking here

All delegates, exhibitors and accompanying partners will be provided with a name badge, which will give you access to all events that are included in your registration or that you have purchased. Please ensure you wear your name badge at all times.

Yes you can, for an additional cost. Additional guest tickets can be booked when you register online, or through the Leishman Associates office. Bookings can be made at the conference but will be subject to availability.

Further information can be found here.

You must advise the conference managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration desk.

IMPORTANT – If your dietary request relates to a life threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.

Crown has two car parks with over 5,000 spaces

Multi-Level Parking
0-5 Hours – $6.00
5-7 Hours – $9.00
7-24 Hours – $16.00
Daily Maximum – $16.00

Friday & Saturday between 11am and midnight Flat Rate – $20.00*
Peak event days, public holiday eves and public holidays – $20.00
Lost Ticket – $50.00

Basement Level Parking

0-6 Hours – $35.00
6-8 Hours – $40.00
8-24 Hours – $45.00
Daily Maximum – $45.00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Flat Rate – $50.00
Event days, public holiday eves and public holidays – $50.00
Lost Ticket – $100.00

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available at the Casino Atrium Entrance – Whiteman Street. Cost is $55 for 24 hours.

The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.

Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker. A professional photographer will be at the conference, if you have any issues with being photographed please notify the photographer or Leishman Associates staff.

During the break prior to your session, it is highly recommended that speakers go to your room and introduce themselves to the chairperson of their session, each chairperson will be in their room at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

You can also check that your presentation is working correctly with the AV technician in the room.

Power points will be available on the conference website following the conclusion of the conference. Speakers will be requested to sign a release form. This is not compulsory.

Delegates have access to complimentary WIFI for the duration of the conference within the conference rooms and exhibition area.

The login password for WIFI will be provided to you at registration and signage will be provided around the venue.

PLEASE NOTE:The Internet is not to be used to view or download any illicit material, including movies, music etc

Chairpersons will receive an email prior to the conference, reminding them of their responsibilities. If you are a chairperson and do not receive this, or have additional questions, please contact Leishman Associates.

Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you when you register. All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Desk at least four hours prior to their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. Speakers are also requested to assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of the session if possible, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio visual equipment. A technician will be present in the room at all times. There will be facilities to test and modify your presentation if required.

The location of the Speakers Lounge will be released closer to the Conference.

AMMA 2016 reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.

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