Travel & Visa Information

Travel Information


From Airport, several different transports are available.

Public Transport

Get Ticket from Ticket Vending Machine that located on the ground floor within arrivals hall at the airport. Take Bus 3 about 20 minutes. Get off at the Constitution Av Opp CIT Reid. Walk 3 minutes.


It takes about 10 minutes from the airport by taxi. Take taxi from the taxi rank, which located near from the Arrivals Hall, on the ground floor of the terminal building.  More information here.


Rideshare pick-up available from Express Pick-Up Car Park which located at the GREEN Indoor Car Park, ground floor. More information from here.

For more information about transport from the airport, please visit Canberra Airport website here.


Stay accommodation just walking distance from the venue 

Our conference accommodation offers will put you in walking distance of the National Convention Centre Canberra – more information to come.

Public Transport

Canberra offers a robust public transportation system, encompassing buses and a modern light rail network. For using Public Transport, it require pre-paid ticket (able to get from Ticket Vending Machine), or MyWay card which you able to get from MyWay agent.

For more information, please visit Transport Canberra here.


480 underground parking spots available at the National Convention Centre Canberra. Find car park entrace on Constitution Avenue, between Convention Centre and Airservices Australia building. For more information, visit here.

Visa Information

We are delighted to encourage international delegates to attend the conference. To ensure the best outcome for visa applications we have provided some helpful information below. Please ensure that you retrieve the latest information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Most Australian visas can be applied online through ImmiAccount.  

Participants, attendees and speakers

Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:

Eligibility for an eVisitor visa and ETA will be determined by the country of passport that the applicant holds.

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors that 

will be working, or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event

 may be eligible to apply for one of the following visa options: 

Visa Application Process and Processing Times:

Visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents and paid associated visa application charges
  • how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • how long it takes to receive information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
  • when the application is lodged taking the current global visa processing times into account

Processing times are impacted each month by cases that are complex, changes to volume of applications and changes to Ministerial Directions.  More information about visa processing times please see:  For this reason, we would advise that visa applications be lodged at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to a person’s intended date of travel.

Visitor (subclass 600) Business visa applicants should include as much information as possible to support their visa applications (see:  In addition, visa applicants should include the following information:

  • evidence of any international travel outside of their own country (for example, copies of visas and passport pages containing entry and departure stamps)
  • information and evidence of attendance at similar events of this type/nature.

Travellers should familiarise themselves with Australia’s border and entry requirements.  For further information, see ‘Entering and leaving Australia’ at:

If you need assistance with visa information please click here to access the Home Affairs contact details.


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APSAD recognises the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding region. APSAD acknowledges that other people and families also have a traditional connection to the lands of the ACT and region and we respect this connection to country.

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