Air Flights to Australia
Adelaide International Airport (ADL) is located just 7km (10 minutes) from Adelaide's central business district, where the conference will be held.
On Sunday morning of 17th September 2006 there are direct international flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, delegates can get domestic transfer flights from Melbourne (MEL to ADL, 1hr 15min flight) or Sydney (SYD to ADL, 2hr flight).
Transfers from the international to domestic terminal are easiest at Melbourne airport as they are located in the same building. Transfers from the international to domestic terminal in Sydney require passengers to take a free shuttle bus between the terminals.
Note that for all people arriving at Adelaide International Airport, there is free wireless internet access available within the terminal.
Immigration and Quarrantine
All passengers arriving from overseas must pass through Immigration and Quarrantine. Flight arrival forms will be distributed to passengers on their inbound flight to Australia.
After clearing Immigration, all passengers will collect their luggage and pass through customs, which is formerly known as the Australian Quarrantine and Inspection Services. Please be aware that Australia has some of the toughest quarrantine regulations in the world. You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases. Please note that food includes anything you eat or drink such as processed foods, uncooked food, airline food and snacks. If you are in doubt, then declare it. Note that ALL luggage brought into Australia is X-rayed.
Transport from the Airport to Hotels
Adelaide International Airport is about 10 minutes drive from the city. There are three main methods to get from the Adelaide Airport to your hotel:
- The quickest and easiest way to get to the city and hotels is by taxi, which costs about AUD$20.
- Alternatively there is an airport shuttle bus that costs AUD$7.50 and will stop at all the conference hotels.
- The cheapest way to get to the city is by public transport bus, which will cost AUD$3.50, however you are likely to have a 15 minute walk to your hotel.
Getting From Your Hotel to the Conference Venue
All the recommended hotels are within an easy stroll from the conference venue. See this map that shows the close proximity of the hotels to the conference venue.
Getting Around Adelaide
- An easy way to get around Adelaide is to take public transport buses. See the Adelaide Metro web site for bus fares, and bus route information.
- There are many taxis around the city that can be hailed from the kerb or you can get from the taxi ranks around the city. All taxis have meters so there is no haggling with the driver for the correct fare. All taxis have sufficient change for money, so do not overpay. In addition, tipping is not expected in Australia.