Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the AMOS Annual Conference 2020 being held in Fremantle, Western Australia. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code AMOS20 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.
Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Fremantle for the AMOS Annual Conference Conference in 2020.
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia’s premier tourist destination when staying with us at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Our Fremantle accommodation options pay tribute to the rich history of our building whilst incorporating references to Fremantle as an iconic port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
The Esplanade Hotel is offering AMOS 2020 delegates a rate of $190 per night and $20 breakfast special for dates between 09/02/20 and 15/02/20.
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). It is important to apply for a Visa as soon as possible as it can take some time to process.
For more information on Australian visa requirements, visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder
Normal banking hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4.00pm and Fridays 9.30am – 5.00pm, excluding public holidays. 24 Hour Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found throughout the City and Shopping Centres. There are four major banks in Australia which offer a full range of banking services including currency conversions and sales of travellers cheques including Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, ANZ Bank and the National Australia Bank.
Decimal currency is used in Australia – units are dollars and cents. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Visit www.xe.com for current exchange rates.
220-240V is standard in Australia. Electricity sockets take two or three flat, not rounded, prongs. North Americans and Europeans will need to buy a converter before they leave home.
Australia operates on a digital network, therefore analogue mobile or cell phones cannot be used.
Temporary sim cards can be purchased from convenience stores, department stores or phone outlets.
We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.
Darwin enjoys a reputation as a safe tourist destination. Nevertheless, you should exercise basic safety precautions such as walking in well-lit areas and staying in a group at night, always locking your car and hotel room, and not leaving valuable items unattended in public areas. The phone number for the emergency services in Australia is 000.
Australia has very strict importation laws and like most countries we place great emphasis on protecting our native fauna and flora from infectious diseases and other hazardous substances. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) provides quarantine inspection services for the arrival of international passengers, cargo, mail, animals, plants or their products exported from Australia. For more information regarding specifically what you are able to bring into Australia visit the Australian Government Biosecurity website.
Tipping is not the general custom in Australia and service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. However, you may tip hotel porters and food and drink waiters in restaurants (up to 10% of the bill) for special service. At any time, tipping is at your discretion.
When you register, please notify the Conference Secretariat of any mobility disabilities you have so that any venue access challenges can be addressed.