General Info

Welcome to Adelaide 

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide, is famous for it’s great food and wine, arts and festivals, and it’s ability to generate new ideas across a vast number of sectors. With the re-development of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, SAMHRI and university campuses, the wider medical industry’s eyes are on city, making it the perfect backdrop to the 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference.

Named 5th in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, this little city has a lot to offer.

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Cancellation Policy
Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference after submitting a registration form are most welcome to nominate a substitute. All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to Conference Logistics at

Cancellations received before Friday 4 August 2017 will be refunded, less an administration fee of $99. Cancellations received on/after Friday 4 August 2017 are not refundable. Exceptions are at the discretion of the Organising Committee. By submitting your registration you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy.

Car parking

The Adelaide Convention Centre offers two undercover car parking options with the North Terrace car park, accessible from North Terrace, and the Riverbank car park, accessible from Morphett Road via Festival Drive. Both are located directly under the Centre and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept credit/debit cards (1.5% surcharge for Visa, Mastercard, Diners and Amex). Further information may be seen here.

The following parking rates apply (correct at time of publication):

0-1 hour $6
1-2 hours $10
2-3 hours $15
3-4 hours $16
Early bird (enter between 5.30-9.30am, exit
between 2.30-6.30pm)
Maximum for 24 hour period $28

Both car parks are fitted with video surveillance camera systems and security patrols these areas.

Due to construction work, availability and accessibility of car parks is currently limited and inconsistent depending on level of activity at the venue. Please allow enough time to find alternative car parking should the venue’s car parks be full.

Dietary requirements

Dietary requests will be catered for to the best of the venue’s ability. Individuals with severe allergies are requested to advise Conference Logistics a minimum of 14 days prior to the conference of their requirements, and bring any allergy medication (EpiPen, Phenergan, etc) as prescribed by your doctor to the conference and any associated function(s). Whilst due care is taken by the organisers and venue, individual delegates must take responsibility of their own health.


The speakers, topics and times are correct at the time of publishing and, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) reserve the right to alter or delete items from the conference program. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, PCA accepts no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay.

Dress Code

The dress for the conference and all social functions is smart casual.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expenses. The Conference Organising Committee, Conference Secretariat and Palliative Care Australia do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.

Privacy clause

Australia operates under the Privacy Amendment Act 2012 with significant changes March 2014. Palliative Care Australia and Conference Logistics comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the conference. It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate list’ of attendees at the event and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Your name, position title, company and state will be included, however personal contact details such as email address and phone number will not be published. Please indicate when registering should you not wish to have your name included in the delegate list.

The APCC17 Conference App provides delegates with real time information on the program, a personal schedule builder, details on speakers, sponsors and exhibitors as well as maps and live feeds. It includes live polling and surveys, and in-depth networking between attendees. The app is secure and accessed by authenticated email and is only available to registered delegates. To use the app, some basic information (your full name) about you will be pre-loaded approximately 3 weeks prior to the conference where you will receive notification on how to download and use the App. Please indicate when registering should you not wish to have your nameloaded into this app.

All registered conference attendees will be added to future Australian Palliative Care Conference announcements, unless indicated when registering.

Transport to and from Adelaide Airport

The Adelaide Convention Centre is approximately 15 minutes by taxi (non-peak time) from the Adelaide Airport. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal.

A taxi rank is located on North Terrace and Morphett Bridge, right on the doorstep of the Central and West Buildings of the Adelaide Convention Centre.


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).

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.

To ensure you have the appropriate visa please read the following factsheets:
Business Fact Sheet: for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you (PDF).
Visa Application Requirements Fact Sheet: for information on visa application requirements (PDF).

It is suggested that all visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

If you require assistance with your visa application please provide Conference Logistics with your passport details via email at, these details will then be provided to the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. However you will need to make your own visa application through your nearest Australian Embassy.


The month of September is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs between 17°C to 22°C, over the course of the month, exceeding 24°C or dropping below 14°C only one day in ten.


Conference Secretariat
Conference Logistics
PO Box 6150
Kingston ACT 2604
P: +61 2 6281 6624
F: +61 2 6285 1336