Getting there

SHUTTLE FROM AIRPORT

Transport Canberra runs regular ACTION bus services between the Canberra Airport terminal and city bus station, seven days a week.

Bus number: 11 & 11A

Note: Route 11 services Canberra Airport terminal as well as Brindabella Business Park and Fairbairn on weekdays, while 11A services only the Canberra Airport terminal, seven days a week.

You can view the timetables for these routes on the Transport Canberra website.

Fares

  • Adult single cash fare: $4.80
  • Concession, Tertiary and School Student single fairs will cost less

Payment can be made on bus, at time of travel.

MyWay cards are also accepted and have lower fares. More details, including fares and how to purchase a MyWay card are available on the Transport Canberra website.

Live bus information is available on NXTBus


TAXI

Taxi fare calculator - www.canberraairport.com.au/transport/taxi-fare-calculator/


ROADSHARE PICK UP

Your driver will pick you up from our Express Pick-Up Car Park, located on the ground floor of the GREEN Indoor Car Park, a short 20 metre covered walk from the Arrivals Hall. Our Express Pick-Up has a dedicated passenger waiting lounge adjacent to the car park where you can wait for your ride in air-conditioned comfort.

View map to see the location of the Express Pick-up.

Operators

Glide taxi – www.glidetaxi.com.au

GoCatch – www.gocatch.com

OLA – www.olacabs.com/au

Uber – www.uber.com


PASSPORT AND VISAS

On 23 March 2013, the department implemented changes to the types of visas available to persons wishing to travel to Australia to attend, participate at, or compete in events being held in Australia.

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).  For more information, see the fact sheet: http://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/47temporary-residence

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

Click here for the new visa fact sheet, effective from 1 July 2013.  This fact sheet includes information about the visa options available for those who are travelling to Australia as business visitors, including the new arrangements in place for online applications for the Visitor (Subclass 600) visa and the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400). For the purposes of attending this event, you may wish to consider applying for one of these visas, based on your role at the event.

Please note that only certain passport holders are eligible to apply for these visas online.

If your sole reason for coming to Australia is to attend this conference, please apply for this VISA.

For information on who can apply for the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa online, please go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/651-

For any other circumstances, please view the below VISA's

For information on who can apply for the ETA (Subclass 601) visa online, please go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/601-

For information on who can apply for the Visitor (Subclass 600) visa online, please go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/600-

For information on who can apply for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) online, please go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/400-

IMPORTANT:

We recommend that applicants applying for a paper-based visa lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to Australia. All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.