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Last Update: 26/01/2011
Travel notes for Food and Neutron Workshop Participants
For most countries Electronic Visa Application is available, see Electronic Travel Authority - ETA
Note that temporary visitors are generally not covered by Medicare - the public healthcare system in Australia - unless there is a reciprocal healthcare agreement between Australia and your country. It is therefore essential to have adequate medical insurnace during your visit because medical treatment in Australia can be very expensive.
Sydney has one international and domestic airport, Kingsford Smith.
Australian customs places restrictions on plant and animal goods entering and leaving Australia. If you are unsure declare all animal and plant materials to customs, Australia has a fragile ecosystem that needs to be protected. For more information see also list of prohibited goods.
Taxi: It is approximately $60–$70 taxi fare and 20 minutes to travel from the airport to Sydney CBD. Call 131 008 for a taxi (Australia–wide booking).
Public transport: Wynyard Station is the closest station to the conference hotel.
(Rental) Car: Be aware of Sydney tolls when driving. The Road and Traffic Authority provides a list of roads that charge toll. Driving tips for international drivers in Australia are available on the Road and Traffic Authority web site. You can plan your route by using the online service whereis.com.au.
Cars can be hired at Sydney airport as well as locally. For a list of car hire companies serach the Yellow Pages.
See also ANSTO's web for information for overseas visitors
Sightseeing and What's On in Sydney
What's on in Sydney