Brisbane enjoys a climate of vibrant summers
and mild winters. Average temperatures in August range from a minimum of 10°C
(50°F) and maximum of 22°C (71.6°F).
Important travel information
Tourist refund scheme
International travellers can claim back the goods and
services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) they have paid on goods
bought in Australia that they are taking with them when they leave the country.
The tax can be claimed back at international airports and seaports under the
Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), subject to conditions such as an AUD300 minimum
purchase from one store.
The Congress Managers recommend that delegates purchase travel
insurance including cover for non-refundable congress registration fees. Travel
insurance must be purchased in the country of residence.
All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and
New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic
travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is
correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register
for the Congress before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your
registration, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. This is all you
require from the Congress Managers in order to make your visa/ETA application.
We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel
(earlier in some cases). For more information, contact your nearest Australian
Embassy/ Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website
The Airtrain rail service links Brisbane
domestic and international airport terminals to the Brisbane CBD. The service
takes approximately 22 minutes into the CBD and South Brisbane and costs
AUD15.50 one way (cost as at July 2012) & $31.00 return (cost as at
July 2012). It also links to services to the Gold Coast. Tickets can be
purchased (with cash or credit cards) via vending machines on the platform or
online on the Airtrain website.
ICA 2012 delegates will receive
a special discount by presenting this
letter at the vending counter.
Special discount of $20 return journey (subject to
specific travel dates)
For Queensland Rail timetables and further
information call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit:
Coachtrans operates a shuttle service between Brisbane
domestic and international airports and the Roma Street Transit Centre and city
hotels. It operates a fleet of air-conditioned coaches, 7 days a week and meets
all major flights into Brisbane’s domestic and international airports. The
service runs every 30 minutes from 0515–2315 hours daily. The cost is AUD15 one
way per adult and AUD8 one way per child (prices correct as at April 2010;
subject to change without notice). For reservations telephone +61 7 3358 9700
or book online at www.coachtrans.com.au. Bookings can also be made at the
domestic and international terminals.
There are two main taxi companies operating within
Brisbane. Taxis from Brisbane airport to the city centre take approximately 30
minutes and cost approximately AUD40.
For bookings phone:
Black & White Taxi’s: 131 008
Yellow Cab: 131 924
advantage of simultaneous interpretation of keynote & plenary sessions
& some parallel presentations. Sessions will be available in English,
French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese