Groningen Meeting
Getting here
If you’re travelling to Australia from Europe you can fly via Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore while visitors from North and Central America fly via Los Angeles.

Find information about visas for visiting Australia, including those you can apply for online here

Weather – what to bring
Melbourne is known for its highly variable climate, especially in late April and you can often experience “four seasons in one day”. Average temperatures at this time of year can vary from 11 to 21 degrees celcius (51-69 fahrenheit) and light showers are always a possibility. So come prepared and bring an umbrella, light coat and hat. Conference attire is smart casual and the conference venue is air-conditioned.

Dietary options
Generally, a range of dietary requirements are readily accommodated in Australia – vegetarian, vegan, Halal, gluten-free are all familiar requests for our venues and most restaurants. Kosher requirements are known, and available, but less commonly promoted in restaurants. 

For Annual Meeting inclusive catered events, please nominate your requirements in the appropriate section of the registration process and your needs will be provided for. If you have any questions please contact the meeting organiser

We encourage you to prepare and call ahead or research online if you are making independent bookings to ensure a restaurant can accommodate your request.

Eating out
Melbourne has a wide range of eating options from inexpensive eateries to fine dining in high end restaurants. They city’s rich multicultural character means you’ll have the option of choosing from a breadth of cuisines from around the world.

You can expect to pay $20 for an inexpensive meal, $50 for a mid-range two-course dinner, $10 for a glass of wine and $8 for a glass of beer. Melbourne is the coffee capital of Australia and the CBD’s cobblestoned laneways are filled with a variety of cafes. An average-sized cappuccino or flat white will cost about $4.

Getting around
Melbourne has a great public transport network of trams, buses and trains all which are accessible with a Myki smart card which will you purchase at a variety of locations. Trams are free in the CBD.