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Front Row (left to right)
VENUE - THE ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8212 4099
The WCET 2012 Congress will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre located in the central business district (CBD).
The multi-award winning Adelaide Convention Centre enjoys a global reputation for excellence and is consistently ranked among the world’s top convention centers. This reputation is the result of world-class facilities, constant maintenance to exceptional standards and the efforts of a dedicated and thorough staff to ensure the superb conduct of every event held at the Centre.
Banks are open Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00, automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available throughout the city shopping precincts and hotel lobbies. Hotels provide money exchange services.
The Centre operates both the Riverbank and North Terrace car parks, which are open 24 hours/ day, 7 days a week. Entry is via North Terrace. Early bird parking is available for AUD$10 per day if entry is prior to 09:30 and departure prior to 18:30. Beyond 18:30 casual parking charges will apply.
THOMAS COOK FOREIGN EXCHANGE
4 Rundle Mall
Monday-Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 10:00 – 14:00
Trading hours in the central city area are:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:30
Friday 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
THE TOURIST REFUND SCHEME
Travellers departing Australia are eligible for a Goods Services Tax (GST) or Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) refund under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), administered by the Australian Customs Service. The scheme applies to certain goods purchased by travellers at prices that include GST or WET from an Australian retailer that has an Australian business number (ABN) and is registered for GST. It does not apply to services such as accommodation. If a traveller has purchased GST-free goods they are not eligible for a refund under the scheme.
Under the scheme a traveller may claim a refund under the TRS only if they:
- Buy a minimum of $300 worth of goods from one retailer
- Buy the goods no earlier than 30 days before departing Australia
- Ask the retailer for a single tax invoice for the goods
- Carry or wear the goods on board the aircraft or ship as cabin baggage, and
- Present their tax invoice, goods, passport and boarding pass to the TRS booth when departing Australia.
Refunds are available until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the traveller’s aircraft, so as not to compromise the on-time airline departure schedules and affect the efficient operation of the airport.
The TRS does not apply to services, for example, accommodation. The TRS is administered by the Australian Customs Service. If a traveller has purchased goods GST-free they cannot obtain a refund under the TRS.
For more information please visit: http://www.customs.gov.au
Tipping is not necessary in Australia. However if you have good service by a taxi driver or staff in a restaurant and wish to add a 10% tip to the final account in appreciation please do!
TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORT
The Adelaide Airport is situated 7 kms from the central business district and major hotels.
Skylink minibuses run between the airport and major city hotels every half hour from 07:00 - 22:00 (hourly on weekends). For more information please visit: http://www.skylinkadelaide.com/
Taxis from the airport to the Adelaide Convention Centre cost approximately AUD 18.00. Public transport is also available between the airport and the city. Please visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au for details and timetables.
For more information on distances please refer to the following map.
TRANSPORT IN ADELAIDE
Easy access to the Adelaide Convention Centre is available by tram (free around the CBD) or by foot from your selected Hotels in Adelaide.
The temperature during autumn months (March to May) in Adelaide ranges from 13⁰C to 23⁰C.