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.

To learn more about what Adelaide has to offer, go to or

Car parking

The Adelaide Convention Centre offers two undercover car parking options with the North Terrace and the Riverbank car parks. 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.

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.

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

In registering for this conference, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, organisation and state only) and may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including Conference Logistics, venues and accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings and conference options) and key sponsors (subject to strict conditions).

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