2017 General Information

The 2017 ACIPC Conference will showcase advances, research and topical issues relating to infection prevention and control along with the latest innovations from industry, as well as providing invaluable networking opportunities. This year’s conference will be held at National Convention Centre, Canberra, 20 November – 22 November 2017.

General Information

Getting to the Venue

There are a number of ways to get to the venue, including walking, taxi or bus. View a google map of the venue here.

Baby Sitting

Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange a baby-sitting service.
Contact Phone Numbers

  • Police – Emergency – 000
  • Police – General Assistance – 131 444
  • Canberra Hospital – Yamba Dr, Garran ACT 2605 – (02) 6244 2222
  • Canberra Private Hospital – 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600 – (02) 6173 3733
  • Canberra Elite Taxis – 132 227
  • Silver Service Taxis – 133 100
  • ACT Cabs – (02) 6280 0077
  • Airport Express shuttle bus 1300 368 897
  • Qantas – 13 1313
  • Virgin Blue – 13 6789
  • Jetstar – 131 538


Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure all information is accurate, all details provided are subject to change without notice


Dress throughout the conference is neat casual. Dress for each function is indicated in the function description.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Organising Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Name Badges

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For security purposes the conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference and social functions.


Convenient, secure, underground car parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the National Convention Centre Canberra. The entrance to our car park is on Constitution Avenue, between the National Convention Centre Canberra and the Airservices Australia building. Turn at the ‘24 Hr’ car parking sign, head down the ramp and turn right into the car park.

For more information about parking please click here or contact:

P: 02 6276 5200
E: ncc.reception@ihg.com


Conference Design Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles


The conference and social functions are non-smoking

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.


During conference the daily mean maximum temperature is around 23°C and the mean minimum temperature overnight is around 10°C. We recommend you bring a warm clothing that can be layered including a jacket for the evenings.

Is my company able to book a Sponsorship and/or Exhibition Space?

If you wish to book a Sponsorship and/or Exhibition space please contact Conference Design at mail@conferencedesign.com.au or see the sponsorship pages for more information.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Having trouble registering? Can’t book your hotel? Why not give us a call or send us an email? Our Conference staff will be happy to assist you – Conference Design at mail@conferencedesign.com.au

International Delegates

Changing Money

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercards, are widely accepted.


All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.


Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.


English is the official language of the Conference. Translation services are not provided.


All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise your documentation well in advance of travel.

More information: http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Trav/Conf

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) lets you claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods you buy in Australia and then take out of Australia with you or in your checked luggage or carry-on bags.

More information: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

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