Alfred Deakin Research Institute

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Program and Information

Download the program: PDF version

(please be aware that this is subject to change.)

Symposium Location

The 2013 Papua New Guinea symposium is being hosted in Geelong, Victoria by Deakin University at our Geelong Waterfront Campus. All symposia sessions and events during the day will be held at this campus. For further details about the Waterfront Campus please view the campus map.

Please note that there is no on-campus parking for visitors to the Geelong Waterfront Campus unless special arrangements have been made. Information about car parking in the surrounding area is available at http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/community/parking.

The following videos will give you a sense of Geelong:

Accomodation

For information about accommodation options available to you in Geelong and around the Waterfront Campus please see the accommodation map. All conference venues are within easy walking distance of each other and accommodation.

Delegates are requested to contact the accommodation providers directly for rates, availability and bookings/reservations.

Please note that:

  • No recommendation is implied nor responsibility accepted for the standard of the accommodation listed.
  • Accommodation costs are NOT included in your registration fees.
  • The symposium organisers were unable to negotiate special accommodation rates for delegates due to the symposium being held so close to the providers' peak season.
  • At the time of booking, please check individual hotel deposit/cancellation policies. Please be aware that deposits may not be refundable if cancellations or 'no shows' occur.
  • Delegates are required to settle their own account on departure.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference adminstrator.

Last minute accommodation booking options include the following:

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Getting to Geelong

Air

All visitors can take flights to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport and drive, take a shuttle bus or train to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).

Domestic travelers (or those connecting from Tullamarine Airport) can fly JetStar to Avalon Airport and then drive or take a shuttle bus to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).

Driving

Please note that there is no on-campus parking for visitors to the Geelong Waterfront Campus unless special arrangements have been made. Information about car parking in the surrounding area is available here.

The Waterfront Campus is located approximately one hour's drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport). All the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at the airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Tullamarine Airport to the Waterfront Campus.

Avalon Airport is approximately 20 kilometres from Geelong's central business district. Some of the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at this airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Avalon Airport to the Waterfront Campus.

Airport shuttle

From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking, price, and timetable information can be found on their website. The pick-up and drop-off point for this service closest to Waterfront Campus is the Geelong Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel.

From Avalon Airport you can use the Avalon Airport Shuttle to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking and price information can be found on their website. Please contact this company directly for information on pick-up and drop-off options in Geelong.

Train

Train travel to Geelong is available but it is not convenient for visitors arriving by plane.

From Tullamarine Airport you can take the Skybus Service to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne central business district. From Southern Cross Station you can take a VLine train service to Geelong Railway Station. See the VLine website for the Geelong timetable, details about fares, bookings, etc. Once you arrive at the Geelong Railway Station you can take a taxi to your hotel.

Please see the information about the Geelong Railway Station for further details.

Taxis

The Geelong Taxi Network website has information on estimating taxi fares, booking online, etc. The contact number for booking a taxi in Geelong is 131 008.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

4th April 2013