Welcome to Canberra
Canberra, the Aboriginal word for 'meeting place' is the capital city of Australia. Designed around three lakes, Canberra is laced with parks, gardens and is surrounded by mountain ranges. Its distinct seasons make it a picturesque and ever-changing city. Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any Australian city and boasts some excellent local wineries.
Extensive bike paths make cycling a joy and Mt Kosciuszko (the highest peak in Australia and part of the snow fields) is only a two hour drive away. The city is home to many of Australia's national cultural institutions and iconic buildings, all of which are located within easy reach of hotels.
Canberra is an exciting place to visit and is home to a diverse and multicultural population of about 325,000 people. It is a vibrant, creative city and offers many attractions including national institutions, scenic outdoor areas, wineries, museums and art galleries.
To learn more about what Canberra has to offer, go to www.visitcanberra.com.au.
To view a video showcasing Canberra's beauty, click here.
The National Convention Centre undercover car park is accessed from Constitution Avenue. There is direct lift access from the top level of the car park to both levels of the Convention Centre. For parking rates, visit
Road works near venue
Please be aware that there is currently construction work occurring on Constitution Avenue around the main entrance of the National Convention Centre. Please be mindful that access to this entrance may become congested during peak hours. There is an alternate rear entrance to the venue.
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 Department of Defence do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.
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 the Canberra International Airport
The National Convention Centre is approximately 15 minutes by taxi (non-peak time) from the Canberra International Airport. The cost is approximately $25-$30. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal. From the NCC, please call 131 008 to request a taxi.
April is when the seasons start to turn in Canberra, moving from autumn into winter temperatures. Autumn is a time of sunny days, some winds, and the beauty of the turning trees is spectacular. Winter is a time when Canberra experiences clear sunny days with light winds. It is advisable to wear layers that you can remove as required. The average minimum is 7°C, and the average daily temperature 20°C.