Sun 14th - 19th July Pullman Cairns Int'l North QLD Australia


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  • British Journal of Pharmacology

  • British Pharmacological Society

  • Ian Potter Foundation

  • International Society for Neurochemistry


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Venue and Destination

The 2013 INRC Annual Meeting will be held at the Pullman Cairns International, Cairns North Queensland, Australia. 

Whether you are after information on the destinationtravel (tips), Visas or the climate we have got you covered.

Conference Venue

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street 
North QLD 4870

T: +61 7 4031 1300

W: www.sebelcairns.com.au/ 

Pullman Pool Deck

The INRC Annual Meeting 2013 will be held at the Pullman Cairns International, formally the Sebel Cairns, North QLD. 

Pullman Cairns International is a beautiful five star heritage-style hotel, located right in the heart of the Cairns CBD.

Pullman Cairns International has two pools, plus a children's pool, and Jacuzzi located on Daintrees Pooldeck. Refreshments can be ordered on the pool deck and enjoyed on soft sun-lounges. Nearby, a fully equipped gymnasium, equipped with two saunas is located on level three.

The hotel is host to one of Cairns’ finest dining outlets – Coco’s     Restaurant. Coco’s is renowned in the local area and to guests alike for Cairns’ best Seafood Buffet: the Chef’s Choice Seafood Buffet, nightly.

For the ultimate relaxation, unwind at Mii Spa, Pullman Cairns International’ luxurious day spa. The largest day spa in Cairns, Mii Spa is the perfect place to turn your holiday into a truly indulgent experience, with a range of products featuring local indigenous ingredients, and relaxation or beauty treatments to have you truly glowing.


Great Barrier Reef

A modern, sophisticated city with world class shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural facilities, Cairns has dozens of restaurants, accommodation choices, bars, the Esplanade lagoon and an international art gallery.

Cairns is your natural departure lounge for exciting regional highlights such as Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach, Cape York, and Gulf Savannah.

Enjoying around 300 days of sunshine a year and a friendly, relaxed tropical lifestyle it is no wonder Cairns is Australia's most popular holiday destination.

Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue. With more than 600 tours and local attractions departing daily boredom is not an option.


Cairns International Airport is Australia’s gateway to the Asia Pacific and is located only 10 minutes from the centre of Cairns. It has international flights with onward connections to Europe and North America with Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, Continental Airlines, Air New Zealand and Air Nuigini.
There are direct flights to Cairns from all Australian capital cities with Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

Bus shuttle services regularly pick up and set down travelers at most hotels and accommodation establishments. Many accommodation providers in the region operate their own courtesy coach service to and from the airport.

Please contact them directly for more information. 

Major car rental companies are represented at the airport, and there are many additional car and campervan rental companies with offices and Cairns. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended.

Do I require a visa?

All travellers other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need to present the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • a valid passport or other acceptable travel document 
  • a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas) 
  • a completed and signed Incoming Passenger Card, including health and character declaration. 

Anyone who arrives without a valid travel document, visa or authority to enter Australia, may be refused entry to Australia or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Australia have been confirmed. 

Please visit the Department of Immigration’s website’s section for Tourists including Visas for up to date information and further details on tourist visas, working holidays, business visits, students, immigration, Electronic Travel Authority (ETAs), visas and other useful contacts.

Travel Tips

Check out the most frequently asked questions about Cairns.


Cairns has a tropical climate, with generally warm summers and mild dry winters. The majority of Cairn's rainfall occurs during summer between January and March.

The tropics have uniform temperatures throughout the year. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges in Cairns are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter.

Dress is informal and relaxed and smart casual clothes are acceptable almost universally with possibly a light jacket for evening wear.



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