HGSA2017 - General Information

HGSA2017 - General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Special Requirements (Medical & Dietary)

Every effort has been made to ensure that people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Brisbane a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Climate

Brisbane has a fabulous, truly comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round that averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year. August is the last month of winter in Brisbane. Days are fine and sunny with mild to warm temperatures averaging 11-21°C. Nights are generally cool, and early morning temperatures can be crisp.

For more information, see www.bom.gov.au

Time Zone

Brisbane time zone is GMT +10 hours AEST.

Visas

All international travellers must present a valid and approved travel document (generally a passport) as evidence of their identity and nationality to allow entry into Australia. In addition, all international travellers (with the exception of most New Zealand passport holders) must also obtain a valid visa before travelling to Australia.

As a general guide, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their planned departure date.

Visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for further information: www.immi.gov.au