AITC 2016 Registration

WAITOC Association Inc is pleased to present:

Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference 2016
“Walking Together – Building Sustainable Futures”
Youth | Environment | Culture | Business of Tourism.

To register for the Conference, please read through the information provided below and then complete the online registration form by clicking through the links provided. You can also register by downloading a registration form and return it to the Conference Secretariat. Each delegate must complete a separate form. Please photocopy additional copies required or contact the secretariat. Registration Forms will be accepted by post, email and online.

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  • Accommodation
  • Travel
  • General Information
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Prices

Accommodation

Delegates are required to arrange their accommodation direct with the accommodation providers. Bunbury is a popular location for regular weekend travellers from Perth, so we encourage you to arrange your accommodation as soon as convenient. There will be long weekends before and after the event which is an opportunity to explore the region further during your stay.

With all accommodation options, please ensure you advise the reservations desk of the property that you are booking as part of the AITC 2016 conference to ensure they offer you the delegate rate.

Click the links to see your accommodation options.

Travel

In Travel Group is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business travel agency. AITC 2016 is delighted that In Travel Group have agreed to come on board as the preferred travel agency for the AITC 2016 conference.

In Travel Group will assist participants with all travel, including flights, accommodation, car hire and transfers. The team has worked in the travel industry for many years and has extensive experience managing all domestic and international travel as well as pre and post event-booking arrangements and packages.

As a boutique business, they have the time and interest to connect with their clients and provide a truly personalised service.

For all information on these matters, please contact Jacinda Fourniotis at In Travel Group on:

Telephone: 61+ 3 9939 4034 or within Australia 1800 642 343
Email: jacinda@intravelgroup.com.au
Website: www.intravelgroup.com.au/

Local Transport

Getting around Bunbury can easily occur by walking, driving, cycling, taking a taxi and/or using local bus services. Details of what is available locally has been provided for your convenience.

For more information on Bunbury please visit www.visitbunbury.com.au.

Bunbury Taxi Service

Taxis are limited in the region so a short wait time may occur.
There are two local taxi companies including:

  • Bunbury Taxis Co-Operative Ltd - 131 008 or 08 9721 2300
  • Bunbury City Cabs - 08 9721 5558

Bus Links

The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is adjacent to the main bus terminal that adjoins the Bunbury Visitor Centre. This serves the local area, but also provides regular links to the greater South West and Perth.

For more details:
www.transdevsw.com.au/timetables-and-tickets/timetables/Express-Coach-Travel/index.html
http://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/Default.aspx?tabid=9

General Information

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference 2016 will be held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC). BREC is a high profile and well supported entertainment and cultural venue located in the heart of Bunbury’s CBD, offering live music, comedy, dance, children’s theatre and more to the South West region.

It’s just 90 minutes south of Perth, with spectacular views of the Leschenault Inlet, the newly completed BREC Conventions facility is open for business.

General Enquiries : 1300 661 272
www.bunburyentertainment.com
2 Blair Street,
Bunbury WA 6230
AUSTRALIA

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR BUNBURY- GEOGRAPHE REGION

The Geographe region of Australia’s South West is the closest region to Perth, just one and a half hours south. With its proximity to the capital, Geographe is ideal for short getaways. Bunbury is the central hub of the region and as Western Australia’s second largest city, it has plenty of options for dining out, shopping and accommodation. Bunbury is most well-known for the pods of wild bottlenose dolphins which frequent the shores of Koombana Bay regularly, allowing visitors the opportunity to wade, cruise or swim with them.

Most hotels are based within the CBD and within walking distance of the conference venue.

For more information on Bunbury please visit www.visitbunbury.com.au.

WHAT CLOTHING TO WEAR

March in Bunbury during summer can be quite warm. However, being a coastal town the nights may be little cooler - please bring a light jacket/coat, wrap, scarf or cardigan for evening events.

WEATHER

It is anticipated that the weather for March 2016 will be in the vicinity of a cool/mild 17-24 degree Celsius overnight with daytime temperature 27-30 degree Celsius (average)

RESTAURANTS

There are a number of restaurants in the Bunbury area. Should you wish to sample the wonderful food and wines that Bunbury and the local region has to offer, according to Australian’s Good Food Guide, the following restaurants are noteworthy.

http://www.agfg.com.au/guide/wa/southwest-margaret-river/geographe-wine-region/bunbury/listings/restaurants-dining/

CHILD CARE SERVICES

Please note that no official arrangements have been made for childcare during the Conference. We suggest you check with your accommodation provider who may be able to assist you further with babysitting services during your stay.

COMMUNICATION

All communication with delegates will be by email or post. If you register and do not receive confirmation within 5 working days, please contact the Conference Convenor on 0424 159 946 or email: info@AITC2016.com.au

DRESS

Conference Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Celebration Dinner: Smart Casual / Cocktail

INSURANCE

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference.

The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline about this matter.

The AITC 2016 Conference and or the Conference Secretariat will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property because of the AITC 2016 Conference or related events.

CATERING

We recognise that some delegates may have special dietary requirements. Please advise the Conference Secretariat via the registration form or in writing should you require alternative arrangements be made on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this may be at an additional cost.

MESSAGES

Messages for delegates attending the Conference will be placed on a message board at the Conference Registration Desk. Please check these boards during your session breaks throughout the day.

REGISTRATION DESK

The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, and will be open as follows:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016- 2pm - 5pm

Thursday, 10 March 2016- 8am till 5pm

Friday, 11 March 2016 - 8am till 2pm

All enquiries in relation to social events, program information, accommodation, general information and friendly local advice may be directed to the Conference Registration Desk.

VISAS

International visitors to Australia require a Visa or an electronic travel authority. It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and complete before you commence your journey. Information on obtaining visas or ETAs can be found on the website www.eta.immi.gov.au

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES

Certificates of Attendance may be provided to delegates via email following the conference. Should you require yours, please email info@aitc2016.com.au

PARKING

There are a number of Council-owned car parks opposite and either side of BREC, with access from Symmonds Street, Clifton Street and the Inlet side of Blair Street, directly opposite the Grand Cinemas.
Parking of less than 2 hours is free, while longer than 2 hours is payable during the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, free on Sundays.

Social Program

Welcome Reception
  • Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
  • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, $65.00 for guests
  • Dress: Smart casual
Celebration Night
  • Date: Thursday 10th March 2016
  • Venue: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Time: 6.00pm - Late
  • Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, $165.00 for guests
  • Dress: Smart Casual/Cocktail

Celebration Conference Night

“The Aqua Spectacular Night of Nights”

Delegates will be able to relax and be treated to a night of Aboriginal infused food, music and art. Enjoy the setting overlooking the foreshore and enjoy everyone’s company and network which could open up doors to new opportunities. Delegates are requested to bring or wear something in the aqua colour.

Policies and Procedures

Payment

Prices may change as we verify your registration. You will be sent a Tax Invoice before you are charged with the final amount, and be notified of any additional changes, should they occur.

Photography Statement

During the Conference and Social Functions there may be a photographer and/or videographer present to record the event. After the event, images may be posted on the conference website or used in future promotional materials.

Please indicate you have read and understood this statement on the registration form when you register.


Privacy Statement

In registering for the Conference, relevant details may be forwarded to the Organising Committee, Members and Sponsors. It is also intended to provide a list for delegates. If you do not wish your details to be forwarded, please indicate so by UN-TICKING the 'Subscribe to: Delegate Information List' below the sign up form.

Credit Card Fees

Mastercard and Visa are only accepted and will incur a 1.5% surcharge.

Conference Policies

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellations made before the 30 November 2015 are eligible for a full refund (minus processing fee)

  • Cancellations made after 30 November 2015 but before 1 February 2016 will only be eligible for a 50% refund.

  • Cancellations made after 1 February 2016 will not be refunded. However, a replacement delegate may be permissible.

Please contact the conference secretariat for more information.

TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION POLICY:

  • Send written instruction to cancel your registration by mail, or e-mail to:
    Conference Secretariat, Moontide Management, PO Box A402, Australind WA 6233 Australia
  • Requests to transfer registration to another delegate MUST be received by no later than 25 February 2016.
  • Send written instructions to transfer your registration by mail or e-mail to:
    Conference Secretariat, Moontide Management, Attn: Angelique Fransen,
    PO Box A402, Australind WA 6233 Australia E-mail: info@aitc2016.com.au or events@moontide.com.au
REGISTRATION TYPE COST
Standard Registration $750.00
WAITOC Member Standard $600.00
Sole Trader & SME’s (1-5 employees) Standard $650.00
Welcome Reception only Inclusive for full delegates, $65.00 for guests
Celebration Night Only Inclusive for full delegates, $165.00 for guests

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