Prepare Your Trip
About Perth, Australia
December is summer and the temperature range is 17°C to 31°C (63°F to 89°F).
Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar, which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and one and two dollars. Currency exchange is available at banks, hotels and international airports.
Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
Please dress accordingly and appropriately for a scientific meeting.
Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from those used in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods and is included in retail prices.
The forum organizers and secretariat cannot take any responsibility for accidents that may occur during a participant’s stay in Perth. Participants are strongly recommended to take out their own personal travel insurance (medical, personal accident, and luggage) for the duration of their trip in their home countries prior to departure.
You are able to use the internet with PASSCODE in the Lecture & Session Room and your room during the forum. Please find the information at the registration office.
English is the official language of the forum.
Messages/Lost & Found
Please approach the Registration Desks for assistance.
Australia's customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, and protected wildlife into Australia. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, seeds, skins and feathers are also prohibited.
Visit the Department of Agriculture website for more information: www.daff.gov.au
Perth operates on Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) – GMT plus eight hours.
Daylight saving is not observed in Western Australia.
Tipping is generally not expected within Australia. However, it is acceptable to leave a small amount should you feel you have received exceptional service.