All Buyers are eligible to receive accommodation in Sydney as part of the ATE 2011 participation fee. The core dates of accommodation provided for ATE Buyers attending the Eastern Module are:
Eastern Module: IN Friday 1 April; OUT Tuesday 5 April (total 4 nights)
Tourism Australia has booked these core dates of accommodation for each Buyer attending the Eastern Module as above. Additional nights, if required, are your responsibility to arrange and do not form part of the participation fee. Contact your sponsor hotel to arrange additional room nights.
Delegates who make their own accommodation arrangements will not receive a reduction in the participation fee and should contact Tourism Australia to advise where they intend to stay during the event for security purposes.
Transfers will be available to Buyers every morning from their hotel to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC). Please note there are a number of hotels that are within a short walking distance of venues that will not require certain transfers. View the transfer schedule for more information.
The following evening transfers will also be provided:
|Sunday 3 April
||Monday 4 April
|From SCEC to the Tourism New South Wales Eastern Buyer function
||From SCEC to the Eastern Farewell/Western Welcome function
|From New South Wales Eastern Buyer function to the ATE Buyer sponsor hotels
||From the Eastern Farewell/Western Welcome function to the ATE Buyer sponsor hotels and Club Qantas
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship have an International Event Coordinator Network which can assist Buyers with visa information for ATE. For full details visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)
Australian quarantine standards are very strict. Every piece of luggage coming into Australia is now x-rayed or screened. Visitors must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases. To find out more information on what you can or cannot take into Australia, please visit the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website.
Please be aware that strict rules apply relating to the amount of duty free goods that can be brought into Australia. These rules state that if you exceed any of the concession limits set out by the Australian Customs Service, Customs will charge you duty and tax on the entire importation or purchase within that group of items. For more information visit the Australian Customs Service website.