Information for Overseas Participants
Visa to enter Australia
We strongly recommend to all participants that they check, as soon as possible, the rules for entering Australia that are applicable to passport holders from their specific country. Participants with passports from â€œvisa waiverâ€ countries do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Australia. However, they will need to have their letter of invitation to the Conference with them, in case they are requested at the border. We shall send the invitation letters to all participants in September but please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you require such a letter earlier. A list of visa-waiver countries can be found on the Immigration Australia website: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx
If your country is not on this list, then this is a â€œvisa-requiredâ€ country and you need to apply for a visitor visa outside Australia. The required Visa Application Forms can be found on the Immigration Australia website http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/600.aspx
Other useful information
The Australian currency uses dollars ($ or AUD) and cents (c) , with 100 cents equal to one dollar. Coins are in the denominations of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, and $2. There are $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes available. One Australian dollar is worth approximately 90 US cents (August 2014). There are automatic teller machines in the airport and throughout most cities, should you wish to withdraw cash on your credit or debit cards.
For weather in Melbourne, Australia, see http://www.bom.gov.au/
Further information on Melbourne Australia can be found at the following sites: