Travel Information

General Travel Information


Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is centrally located just 10 minutes north of Maroochydore. Regular daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne, and three times weekly services from Adelaide, connect the Sunshine Coast to more than 55 Australian and international destinations. Direct flight services from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast are available on a seasonal basis. Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the international gateway to Queensland and is an easy one hour drive to the Sunshine Coast.

For flight arrival and departure times, transport options please visit the Sunshine Coast Airport website


For those coming from further afield, it is an easy one hour drive (100km) from Brisbane’s domestic and international airports before arriving at the Sunshine Coast’s Glass House Mountains. All major car rental companies have outlets at both the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports.

Ground Transport

Regular bus shuttle services, group transfers, limousines and business class mini-coaches operate door-to-door between Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport seven days a week. Transport between Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast can also be accessed via rail to Beerwah, Landsborough or Nambour train stations. Telephone Transinfo on 13 12 30 for route and ticket information. Alternatively, you can look up the Queensland Rail Website or Translink for more information.

Please consider sustainable options in arranging your travel to the Conference. This may include using e-documents and e-itineraries to minimise paper use and printing, carpooling with colleagues, or offsetting your travel when booking flights.

Traveling to 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).

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.
Please refer to for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you.


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. Travelers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.


Conference Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Gala Dinner: Semi-formal


The Conference Organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the Conference Organisers either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf. Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this will be at an additional cost.

Smoking Policy

The Queensland Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in and adjacent to venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres throughout the state.

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