General Information

Conference Information

Download the pre-arrival letter to prepare for your trip to Horsham

Below is a list of transport options available for delegates travelling to and from Horsham. It is recommended that delegates fly to Melbourne and utilise the direct transfer from Melbourne airport to your selected Horsham Hotel, arranged by the Conference Managers. 


Return transfers will be available to and from Melbourne Airport to your selected Horsham Hotel. Please indicate your interest when registering. Booking information and pricing will be available closer to the event date.  

Transfer dates:

Melbourne Airport to Horsham – Monday 14 October 2019
Horsham to Melbourne Airport – Friday 18 October 2019 

Bus and Train

Public transport is available from Melbourne to Horsham. Delegates will need to take a V/Line train from from Southern Cross Railway Station in Melbourne to Ararat Railway Station, then a V/Line coach from Ararat Railway Station to Roberts Ave in Horsham. Return fares from Melbourne to Horsham are approximately A$90 per person. For more information on fares and to make a booking, visit

Rental Car

Melbourne Airport has a range of rental cars available from leading brands including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise (formally Redspot), Hertz and Thrifty. Bookings can be made directly through Melbourne Airport for a convenient pick up, located directly opposite Terminal 2, International departures and arrivals. For more information, visit Melbourne Airport Car Rental. 

Shuttle buses will be available for transportation between Conference venues and accommodation. A timetable will be available closer to the Conference date. 

For transport outside of the Conference timetable, please see the below a list of travel options:


Buses operate daily under the Horsham Bus Network. To view the network map, click here. 
To view the network timetables, visit Public Transport Victoria.


Taxi’s operate locally throughout Horsham and fares range based on distance traveled. If you would like to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Horsham, contact Horsham Taxi Service on (03) 5381 1223.

Car Rental

Below is a list of local car rental options available in Horsham:

42 Hamilton Street, Horsham

(61) 03 5382 7737

22 O’Callaghans Parade, Horsham
03 5381 2040

For information regarding local transport facilities in Horsham, visit Travel Victoria

Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday to Friday.  Business office hours are 0900 – 1700 hours Monday to Friday.  Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available 24 hours in many locations.

In Horsham, the average temperatures in October is a high of 20ºC and a low of 7ºC . It is recommended that delegates pack warm clothing for evenings. 

Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be available during the Conference from 16 – 17 October 2019. Catering will also be available at the Welcome Reception and Conference dinner. It should be noted there are limited restaurants surrounding the Conference venue. Should delegates require additional catering throughout the day, it would be recommended to bring your own. 

Delegates with special dietary requirements are encouraged to specify these when registering to ensure catering is available. 

Delegates should refer to the selected Horsham hotel for information on local breakfast facilities. Below is a list of cafes located throughout Horsham. 

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz.  The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor.  If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch.  If not, you will need a voltage converter.  Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

Registration fees do not include insurance.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The policy should include

  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference or through cancellation of the Conference,
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • Failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay,
  • Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • Loss or damage to personal property,
  • Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered,
  • Medical expenses.

The Conference Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The latest updates were published in 2014.  The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.  Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events.  Information may also be used for advice of future conferences in a related area.  See here for more information on Privacy Laws in Australia.

It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.  Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference.  Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.


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