General Info

Welcome to Canberra

Canberra, the Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’ is the capital city of Australia. Designed around three lakes, Canberra is laced with parks, gardens and is surrounded by mountain ranges. Its distinct seasons make it a picturesque and ever-changing city. Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any Australian city and boasts some excellent local wineries.

Extensive bike paths make cycling a joy and Mt Kosciuszko is only a two hour drive away. The city is home to many of Australia’s national cultural institutions and iconic buildings, all of which are located within easy reach of hotels.

Bus Transfers

Bus transfers from the conference hotels are available for the Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture and Dinner to be held at Parliament House. Further details will be made available closer to the date of the conference.

Cancellation and Changes Policy

Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the Safeskies 2017 Conference after submitting a registration form are most welcome to nominate a substitute. All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellations of full registration received before 3 September 2017 will be refunded, less an administration fee of $110. Cancellations after 3 September 2017 are not refundable. Exceptions are at the discretion of the Safeskies Management. By submitting your registration you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy.

Car Parking

The National Convention Centre undercover car park is accessed from Constitution Avenue. There is direct lift access from the top level of the car park to both levels of the Convention Centre. For parking rates, visit Paid parking is also available directly opposite the National Convention Centre on Constitution Avenue. Please ensure you have change for the parking meter.


All communication with registered delegates will be by email. If you register and do not receive a confirmation email within five working days please contact the Conference Secretariat on 02 6281 6624 or email

Conference Secretariat

Conference Logistics
PO Box 6150
Kingston ACT 2604
P: 02 6281 6624
F: 02 6285 1336


The conference registration information is correct at the time of publishing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.


Recommended dress for the conference is smart casual for all conference sessions and the charity social evening.

Lounge suit is required for the Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture and official Conference Dinner at Parliament House.

Liability Waiver

In the event of industrial disruptions, the conference and the organisers accept no responsibility.

No Smoking Policy

All the function rooms at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, are non-smoking.

Payment of Fees

All conference and function payments must be received prior to the conference.

Personal Insurance

Delegates shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their own risk for loss or injury to person or property, including baggage during the conference. We strongly recommend that at the time of booking your travel and tours you take out a travel insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include the loss of deposit through cancellation, medical insurance, loss or damage to personal property, financial loss incurred through disruptions to accommodation or travel arrangements due to strikes or other industrial action. The organisers are in no way responsible for any claims concerning insurance.

Privacy Clause

In registering for this conference, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, organisation and state only) and may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including Conference Logistics, venues and accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings and conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions).

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open at Parliament House on the Tuesday evening prior to the Memorial Lecture and Conference Dinner. Throughout the conference the registration desk will be situated in Level 1 Foyer, National Convention Centre.
Tuesday 3 October 2017
1730 – 1900
Foyer of Parliament House
Wednesday 4 October 2017
0800 – 1800
Level 1 Foyer, National Convention Centre
Thursday 5 October 2017
0800 – 1700
Level 1 Foyer, National Convention Centre

Safeskies Corporate Office

PO Box 153
Calwell ACT 2905
P: 02 6274 6921
F: 02 6274 7414

Special Needs

We endeavour to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require particular assistance, please make a note on your registration form or contact the Conference Secretariat by email or fax 02 6285 1336.

Transport to and from the Canberra International Airport

The conference venue is approximately 15 minutes by taxi (non peak time) from the Canberra international airport. The cost is approximately $25-$30. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal or the front of the Hotel Realm.

For further information please contact the Conference Secretariat, Conference Logistics on 02 6281 6624.