Banking and Currency
Banks generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday – Friday. Some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.
Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1).
Notes come in $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
Climate and Clothing
Hobart’s climate tends to be cool.
- Spring (Sep – Nov): 6-15 ºC (42.8 – 59 ºF)
Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Conference, as some of these may require formal evening dress.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) / Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)
All prices quoted on this website are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travellers departing Australia to claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia. For detailed information on the TRS visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government at http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include
- loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference,
- or through cancellation of the conference,
- loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
- loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
- failure to utilise tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason,
- medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
- loss or damage to personal property,
- additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered.
The Conference Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.
The official and most widely spoken language in Australia is English, and is also the official language for the Conference.
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Car parking is available for hotel guests and is located under the hotel. An additional cost is payable if hotels guests wish to use the car park. Access to the car park is from the rear of the building on Macquarie Street. From the hotel’s main entrance drive along Davey street which is one way and then turn right on Argyle Street and immediately right again onto Macquarie Street.
- Valet parking; $20 per vehicle overnight
- Undercover self parking; $10 per vehicle overnight (limited space)
For accessible parking close to the venue click here.
The Conference hosts and Conference Managers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the event. The images may be used for post-Conference reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please inform the photographer and move out of camera range.
Australia operates under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), as amended, and the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches), 2017. The objective of these is to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.
Europe operates under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR aims primarily to give protection to citizens over their personal data. The legislation was adopted on 27 April 2016.
The Conference Managers comply with these legislations and are committed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.
Arinex will not sell your personal information to third parties. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us and we will promptly correct the information. You may also withdraw your consent for use of your information by advice to us in writing.
Why do we wish you to provide your information?
We require your information to facilitate provision of information to you regarding the Conference and to facilitate your participation in the Conference. Information collected in respect of your proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be used for the purposes listed below. You can give or withhold your consent for each or all of these uses. Please indicate your preferences when completing your registration form but please note that we will be unable to forward any information relating to the Conference or to communicate with you regarding your registration if you select ‘no’ to point 1.
What we will do with your information?
- Planning and conduct of the Conference including arrangements for your participation (e.g. accommodation booking);
- In the Delegate List published for the Conference;
- May also be provided to organisers of future occurrences of this Conference;
- May be used to provide you with information of other relevant events in your area of interest.
- The parties who will have access to your information (subject to your preference selections on above points) are the Conference Managers, the Conference host organisation (points 1 and point 4), delegates, sponsors and exhibitors of the Conference (point 2) and any future organisers of the Conference (point 3).
The parties mentioned above will rely on your above consent indications for the purposes of compliance.
- You may withdraw your granular consent at any time by notice in writing to the Conference Managers.
- You are entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.
For further information please see our detailed corporate Privacy Statement at link
Skybus Hobart Express
Skybus Hobart Express services Hobart with frequent stops around the city area. Click here for further information.
Hobart Maxi Connect
Hobart Maxi Connect operates airport transfers not only around Hobart but state-wide, including Kingston, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula and the east coast (Coles Bay). Click here for further information.
The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the airport terminal building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one of the kerbside assistants.
For more information about taxis, phone 131 008 or visit www.131008hobart.com.au
There are several rental companies available located inside the arrivals area of the airport. For further information, click here or follow the links below.
Avis www.avis.com.au/en/home 03 6248 5424
Bargain Car Rentals www.bargaincarrentals.com.au 1300 729 230
Budget www.budget.com.au/en/home 03 6248 5333
Enterprise www.enterpriserentacar.com.au/en/home 03 6248 4043
Europcar www.europcar.com.au 03 6248 5849
Hertz www.autorent.com.au 1300 030 222
Redspot www.redspot.com.au 1300 668 810
Thrifty www.thrifty.com.au 1300 367 227
The Spirit of Tasmania operates twin passenger/vehicle ferries daily from Port Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania’s north-west. The comfort and familiarity of your own vehicle is a great way to explore the pleasures of southern Tasmania and it takes around three and half hours to drive straight to Hobart from Devonport.