International Delegate Information

Changing Money
International airports and major hotels provide money changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

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

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

Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit

Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.

Letter of Invitation
Please email Leishman Associates if you require a letter of invitation to attend the conference to support your visa application. Letters of invitation will only be issued for legitimate conference delegates. Include in your email all relevant details of your current work and/or study and how the conference is relevant to you.

English is the official language of the Conference.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)
International travellers can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on goods bought in Australia. The refund only applies to goods taken as hand luggage upon departure. The refund will be paid on goods costing A$300 or more, bought from the same store. For details visit