General Information

Child Care

Please note that no official arrangements have been made for child care during the Conference.  Please check with the hotel you are staying at who may be able to assist you further with babysitting services during your stay.

Communication

All communication with registered delegates will be by email wherever an email address is provided. If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 2 working days please contact the Conference Managers Encanta by phone on +61 8 9389 1488 or email michelle.bye@encanta.com.au

Disclaimer

The information in this web site is correct at the time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to change any aspect of the program without prior notice.

Dress

Conference Sessions: Smart Casual

Networking Function: Smart Casual

Indemnity

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Meals

The Conference Organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the Conference Secretariat either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this will be at an additional cost.

Smoking Policy

The West Australian Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Perth.

Privacy Statement

In registering for this event relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, EECW Pty Ltd and other parties directly related to the Conference.  Should you wish for your details not to be included in this list, please tick the privacy requested box on the registration form.

TRAVELING TO AUSTRALIA

Visas

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

For more information, see the fact sheet available at www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/17nz

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1 for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you.

Letter of Invitation if Required for Visas or Other Administrative Reasons

The Organising Committee can provide invitation letters to those who require it for visas or other necessary processes. However, this letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Australia and does not imply any commitment for the Organising Committee to provide financial support. Please contact the Organising Committee as early as possible if you require an invitation.

Customs

Live animals and plants, plant material, animal products and certain food from overseas could introduce some of the world’s most damaging pests and diseases into Australia. This could devastate our valuable agriculture and tourism industries and unique environment.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources works with state and territory governments, industry and the community, to maintain Australia’s clean and wholesome food supply—at home and abroad. Australia’s biosecurity system protects our human, animal and plant health by reducing the risk of unwanted pests and diseases arriving in the country. We all benefit from a strong biosecurity system so we all have a role to play.

You will be given an Incoming Passenger Card before you arrive in Australia. You must comply with the requirement to provide this information. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.

You must mark YES on your card if you are carrying goods that may pose a biosecurity risk. These goods include plant material, animal products and certain food. A Department of Agriculture and Water Resources biosecurity officer may inspect declared goods during your border clearance.

IMPORTANT:

We recommend that applicants applying for a paper-based visa lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to Australia. All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travelers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.

Key Dates:

25 Mar 2019 Abstract Submissions Open
1 Apr 2019 Early Bird Registration Opens
31 Jul 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline
2 Oct 2019 Authors Advised of Outcome
24 Oct 2019 Author registration required by
24 Oct 2019 Early Bird Registration Closes
16-19 Mar 2020 Conference