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Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), Western Australia’s dedicated convention and exhibition facility is a leading provider of integrated venue services.

Through the innovative fusion of space, catering, technology and design, PCEC provides an unequalled range of Conference possibilities optimally suited to promoting positive interactions between business, industry and community.

21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, Western Australia 6000
T: +61 8 9338 0300

Perth, Western Australia

With plenty of inspirational spaces, exceptional natural beauty and incredible diversity, Western Australia provides the spaces to connect and a fresh perspective on business events.

Basking in the warmth of a Mediterranean climate Perth is a city buzzing with a new energy reinvigorating visitors with its sophisticated style, cleanliness, clear blue skies and pristine coastline, yet the relaxed lifestyle and friendly vibe remain.

Safe and secure, Perth offers all the benefits of a large metropolitan city with an excellent range of affordable and inspirational conference and event venue options, quality accommodation, and shopping, dining and leisure activities. The city’s convention professionals take a coordinated ‘team’ approach to ensure that business events are staged with outstanding success.

Getting Here

No matter where you are in the world, Perth and Western Australia are closer than you think. Sixteen international airlines operate scheduled services to and from Perth, bringing the world to Western Australia. Accessibility, especially to our near-neighbours in South East Asia, has been accentuated by new and more frequent air services linking the city to national and international destinations.

Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia and Royal Brunei Airlines offer good frequencies on the latest jet aircraft. The flying time from Singapore is less than five hours, and Jakarta is just four hours away. From India, swift and convenient access is available through Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. Perth is also Europe’s gateway to Australia, with a direct flight to London and one stop connections through Asia and the Middle East providing stress free long-haul travel.

The Middle East has good access through double daily Emirates services to Perth from Dubai, South African Airways provides a daily service to Perth, and New Zealand is connected via direct services from Auckland to Perth. Flying time from Auckland is 7hrs 10mins. Across Australia, Qantas and Virgin continue to offer an extensive route network between the major and secondary cities, complemented by low cost carriers Jetstar and Tiger Airlines.

Perth Airport is a modern facility approximately half an hour away from the centre of Perth. The international and domestic terminals are easily accessible by car, taxi and bus. Further information regarding both international and domestic airlines that fly into Perth can be found at www.perthairport.com.au.

So sit back and relax. Perth is nearer than you think.

Getting Around Perth

Getting around Perth is a breeze with meetings infrastructure and hotels located in close proximity to Perth’s retail, cultural and entertainment precincts.

Taxis are usually plentiful in Perth with dedicated ranks available at major shopping hubs, and at nightspots during the busiest times. A cab fare from the domestic airport terminal to Perth CBD is around $32, and from the international terminal $40.

Our cab and bus drivers are a friendly bunch, too, and like the chance to welcome visitors to the city. Buses In the city, a Free Transit Zone (FTZ) allows free travel on all buses and trains at all times. In addition to Perth’s regular commuter buses which are free in the FTZ, Transperth’s CAT buses offer a fast, free and convenient means of travelling to points of interest in and around the Perth CBD. These free services link the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with most major Perth city hotels.

Ferry

The main ferry terminal in Perth is at Barrack Street Jetty. Ferries travel to and from Fremantle, Rottnest and South Perth, and the Barrack Street Jetty is the departure point for Swan Valley wine and river cruises.

Transperth operates a ferry service between Barrack Street Jetty and Mends Street in South Perth, convenient for visiting Perth Zoo and the many excellent restaurants and cafés on offer in South Perth.

Catching the ferry to Fremantle is a great way to kick back and enjoy the sights as you cruise past Perth’s luxury riverside homes. Ferry charters are also available for private functions.

Train

Perth central train station is located in the heart of the city on Wellington Street and connects Forrest Chase, a major shopping hub just a short distance from most leading hotels and venues, the Perth cultural precinct, and the Northbridge entertainment area. Modern trains link Perth’s suburbs, including hubs at Midland, Joondalup, Fremantle, Armadale and Mandurah.

For conference delegates, frequent services allow fast access to regional shopping centres, Perth’s not-to-be-missed beaches, the café culture of historic Fremantle, and the water playground at Mandurah.

For adventure lovers who wish to explore further afield, the Prospector train links Perth and the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie with a daily service (twice a day on Monday and Friday). The 655km journey takes 6hrs 45mins.

Currency

The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar. All prices quoted in this brochure are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. To check the current exchange rate visit www.xe.com. Credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere and Traveler’s Cheques are also widely accepted. International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities.

Time

Perth is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Electricity

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

Experience Perth

Whether you’re looking for adventure, somewhere to relax or you want to get back to nature, you don’t have to venture far from the heart of Perth’s CBD to find a wide range of leisure activities on hand.

Wander around the city’s attractions like the Perth Mint and Swan Bell Tower, browse the city’s shopping malls and the trendy King Street strip or enjoy a cruise on the river stopping by Perth Zoo along the way. If swimming, surfing, snorkelling or just lounging at a beachside café is more your style the white sands of the famed Sunset Coast are just 20 minutes west of the city. Golfers will be spellbound by the variety of lush courses surprisingly close to the city centre, and encounters with kangaroos and emus make for a memorable 18 holes. Catch a train, join a cruise or drive to the nearby colourful working port of Fremantle. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere of street performers outside the markets, delight in the buzz of activity along the “Cappuccino Strip” or enjoy the fresh seafood at Fishing Boat Harbour.

Less than 50 minutes south of Perth, the protected waterways, beaches and excellent boating and fishing activities of Mandurah are a day-tripper’s delight. The beautiful facilities of the Mandurah Ocean Marina and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

For an island experience, board a ferry to Rottnest, just 25 minutes off the coast. Enjoy the laid-back beachside holiday atmosphere, quiet coves and crystal clear waters. Or discover the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region just 30 minutes east of the city. An endless choice of wineries, micro breweries, stylish restaurants, quaint cafés and art and craft galleries await to satisfy your palate and your palette.

www.experienceperth.com

Explore WA App

Whether you are visiting Western Australia for the first time or rediscovering this extraordinary State download your free iPhone app “Explore WA” today. With photos, videos and itineraries on each of the state’s five regions you can share your favourites with friends and family via email, facebook and twitter.

You can search for accommodation, events, car hire, tours and transport. Plus with four fantastic games to test your skills against WA’s extraordinary wildlife and attractions you’ll start thinking you’re actually there!

Download it free or visit the iTunes app store on your iPhone. Information provided courtesy of Tourism Western Australia www.westernaustralia.com

Escape to the Coral Coast

Pristine beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see anywhere on earth can all be found in Australia’s Coral Coast. Explore the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles, meet the smiling dolphins of Monkey Mia or travel to Exmouth, home of the internationally renowned Ningaloo Reef – one of the few places in the world where you can swim with giant whale sharks and manta rays. Inland is just as exciting, as carpets of wildflowers burst into colour during the wildflower season (September to November).

www.australiascoralcoast.com

Adventure in the Golden Outback

The vast clear skies and theatrical landscapes of the Golden Outback region are the setting for true outback adventure. To experience the 1890’s Goldrush, look for tours around mining towns and settlements built by pioneers. Visit the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie, one of the largest open-pit mines in the southern hemisphere, explore old mine shafts or try your hand at gold-panning. Slip into in the laid back atmosphere of Australia’s Golden Outback rural life among heritage buildings, friendly pubs and hospitable farm-stays. In extreme contrast, the rugged coastline and islands around Esperance offer amazing eco-experiences.

www.australiasgoldenoutback.com

Delight in the South West

From towering forests to whale watching, fine food and wine to world-class surfing, Australia’s South West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia. Margaret River’s outstanding wines have put it on the international map, and the area is popular all year round for forest hiking, exploring underground caves, and sampling the divine local produce in the town’s superb restaurants. Visit the pretty seaside town of Busselton, the famous Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole and experience a whale watching boat trip along the Southern Ocean from Albany, right up to Augusta on the Indian Ocean coast.

www.australiassouthwest.com

Planning your visit

Access

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue with lifts and amenities.

Child Care

Please note that no official arrangements have been made for child care during the conference. We suggest you check with your accommodation provider who may be able to assist you further with babysitting services during your stay.

Climate

Spring is generally a great time to visit Perth. Average maximum temperature is 20C and overnight is 10C.

Communication

All communication with registered delegates will be by email wherever an email address is provided. If you register and do not receive a confirmation either by email within five working days please contact the Conference Managers, Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 8 9389 1488 or email: info@oceanicpallcare.com

Disclaimer

The information provided on the website is correct at time of publishing. The Organisers reserve the right to amend the program as circumstances dictate.

Dress

Conference Sessions: Business Casual

First Aid

If you require first aid contact any of the Convention Centre staff or the registration desk for assistance.

Indemnity

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances 19OPCC, the Conference Organising Committee, Host Organisations and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the meeting. The policy should include loss of fees/ deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the meeting secretariat nor the organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Internet

Complimentary wireless internet access is available to Conference delegates throughout the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, to access this you will need to connect to the PCEC wireless network. Please see staff at the registration desk for further information.

Meals

Please advise the Conference Manager either via the online 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.

An additional fee and additional notice periods are incurred for kosher meals.

Parking

Parking within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre car park is open to the public and spaces are limited by 9.00am.

Photographs

Please be advised that a conference photographer will be photographing conference gatherings and sessions. People who do not wish to be photographed or have photos published should complete the photo disclaimer at the registration desk.

Public Transport & Parking

Airport to city shuttle services

Bus shuttle services are available from Perth airport to the city. A one-way trip from the domestic terminal costs $11 per person and from the international terminal costs $13 per person.

Quarantine & Customs

Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit www.customs.gov.au.

Smoking Policy

The West Australian Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Perth.

Taxis

Taxi ranks are located outside both terminals, and commissionaires are available to assist you during peak movement periods. As a general guide, the following fees apply for taxis travelling from:
Domestic terminal to CBD: $29
International terminal to CBD: $36

Visas

When you are planning to visit Australia, there are important things you should know such as what visas to apply for and requirements for the visa application, your obligations while in Australia and information about complying with the conditions of your visa.

You will also need to know what you can and cannot bring into Australia, knowing the duty-free concession limits and what to experience when travelling through Australian airports and seaports.
For further information, please refer to Information for visitors (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visi/info).

There are various types of visas available for visiting Australia. The type of visa that you may be able to get depends on a number of factors such as, the length of your stay, your passport, your current location and the purpose of your visit.

For more information about the visas available for visiting Australia or extending your visit, please refer to Visitor visas (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visi/visi).

Information curtesy of www.homeaffairs.gov.au

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