Joint International Meeting

2019 | Sydney, Australia

Important Dates

  • April 19, 2019: Abstract Submission Opens
  • June 7, 2019: Abstract Submission Closes
  • June 18, 2019: Registration Opens
  • July 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance for Abstract Submitters
  • August 15, 2019: Presenter Registration Deadline
  • August 15, 2019: Early Registration Deadline
  • October 4, 2019: Registration Deadline

Hotel, Convention Center, & Transportation

A small block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. After you register for the meeting, click on the Book Hotel link and you will be directed to the housing site. Registration opens June 18, 2019. The group rate of $330 (AUD) a night is honored if rooms in the block are available.

The Hyatt Regency Sydney is in Sydney's Central Business District, adjacent to Darling Harbour and a 10-minute walk to the International Convention Centre. Many of Sydney’s top attractions are just a short walk away. The hotel is located just 30 minutes from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.

Hyatt Regency Sydney
161 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

The AAPOS, RANZCO, APSPOS Joint Meeting will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC).

Located in the heart of Sydney, at the Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay, ICC Sydney is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10-minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC)
Darling Drive
Sydney NSW 2000

Sydney is an eleven hour flight for 50% of the world's population. For more information about Sydney accessibility, visit the Business Events Sydney website.

World Map showing where guest are travelling from

Travel Tips

Visas: Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you'll need a a visa to enter Australia. For visa information, please visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Australia Good and Services Tax: A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is included in the ticketed purchase price of almost all consumer goods and services in Australia.

Currency: Australian money comes in both notes and coins. The notes are $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. The coins are 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and $1 and $2. Currency exchange centers are available at the international airport, in the city center, and at most banks and Australian post offices. All major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express) are widely accepted in Australia. ATMS are available throughout the city and accept most common cards.

Tipping: Sydney doesn't operate on a tipping culture. You may tip to show your appreciation for good service, but it's not a requirement. As a guide, a tip of 10% in restaurants and taxis would be an indication that you were very happy with the service you received.

Sydney Climate: Sydney enjoys a pleasant and temperate year-round climate, with more than 340 sunny days a year. Local forecasts are available on the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology website.

Time Zones: Sydney is one of the first cities to wake up each day at 10-11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) depending on the time of year.

Languages: English is Australia's official lanaguage.

Electricity: In Sydney and throughout Australia, the electrical supply is 240 volts, 50HZ

Area Activities

The 2019 AAPOS/RANZCO/APSPOS Joint Meeting will take place in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney is Australia’s largest, most cosmopolitan and exciting city. A melting point of different cultures, backgrounds and influences.

The city boasts majestic beaches, breath-taking natural wonders and iconic landmarks. You will also find a dynamic dining scene; a love of culture, the arts and sport; an exuberant spirit and a near-perfect climate.

It also a hive of commerce, innovation and research. The city is home to world-renowned universities, a wealth of exciting start-ups, and more multinational regional headquarters than any other city in Australia.

Sydney is the ideal location for our conference and one of the world’s most unforgettable places to visit. Join us there on November 7-8 and discover this incredible city for yourself.

Helpful Links

  • Top 10 Must Do's - There's so much to see and do in Sydney!
  • Free Things to Do - From coastal walks and galleries, to festivals and iconic attractions, when you visit Sydney, you'll never be stuck for something to do or somewhere new to explore.
  • Beyond Sydney - Sydney is the perfect place to start your Australian adventure. Learn about incorporating a regional element into your trip to Sydney.
  • Sydney Dining Options - Sydney is one of the world's great dining destinations.