Accommodation and Travel

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Accommodation and Travel 2018-09-17T03:44:59+00:00

ACCOMMODATION

Please review UPDATES on current availability below

We have negotiated some very special accommodation rates for WFCP 2018 attendees with a variety of accommodation providers, including self-contained apartments, 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. Rates start from AUD $154 a night for a 3.5 star hotel and range up to $295 including breakfast for one for a premium 5 star hotel.

Detailed information about each option can be found in the PDF above. To book, please book using the links provided below or in the PDF document. Please note some options require you to submit a Promo code.

Please note that accommodation bookings are separate to the congress registration. We recommend you to book your accommodation ASAP to secure the best rates at your preferred location.

TRAVEL

Melbourne Airport is serviced by 27 international airlines. The airport is approximately 22 kilometres from the city – approximately 25-40 minutes drive to the CBD.

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger are the major domestic carriers and are housed within the main terminal at Melbourne Airport. Jetstar also flies from Avalon Airport near Geelong.

We are excited to be partnering with Virgin Australia to offer you exclusive discounted airfares to Melbourne in October.

Thanks to Virgin Australia, discounted flights are available through the booking panel below:

Discount available includes:
• Domestic Business: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Business class fares
• Domestic Flexi: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Freedom fares
• Domestic Saver up to 10 % Virgin Australia Domestic Elevate and Getaway fares (excluding tactical and Sale fares)

For your reference the sale period is 19/03/2018 – midnight 10/10/2018 and the travel period is 01/10/2018 – midnight 17/10/2018

QUARANTINE AND CUSTOMS

Australia’s quarantine and customs regulations restrict travellers from bringing some items, including many plant and animal products, into Australia. Regulations are also in place for domestic travel, and travellers should be wary of carrying plant and food items – especially fresh fruit – from region to region and interstate.

Domestic quarantine

When travelling in regional Victoria, please heed local advice about carrying food, as quarantine regulations restrict travellers from carrying plants and fruit into some regional areas. Affected areas are signposted, have roadside quarantine fruit disposal bins in place, and may stage quarantine roadblocks. For details about domestic quarantine regulations, visit quarantinedomestic.gov.au

Fruit fly

Victoria is currently experiencing a Queensland Fruit Fly outbreak. Fruit flies lay eggs in fruit and vegetables, rendering produce inedible and devastating crops. Fruit fly can be spread by travellers carrying infested fruit into or between horticultural regions of Victoria. Please help protect Victoria’s horticulture by heeding all local advice about travelling with fruit, and by disposing of fruit in quarantine bins as necessary. For further information, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.

International quarantine

Australia’s quarantine regulations require incoming travellers to declare any food, plant material and animal products they are bringing to Australia. If you are in doubt about whether or not you can bring an item into Australia, declare it on your Incoming Passenger Card, or dispose of it in the quarantine disposal bins at the airport. For details about what you can and can’t bring to Australia, visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.

Customs

Without a specific permit, travellers are restricted from bringing certain items into Australia, including heritage-listed goods, protected wildlife, and some medications and veterinary products. All restricted items should be declared on travellers’ Incoming Passenger Card. Please note that volume limits apply to duty free goods and sums of money. For further information about restricted items and customs regulations, visit the Australian Customs website.