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International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019

25 - 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019

International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019Research to Practice in Early Intervention: An International Perspective25 - 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

There's nothing like Australia

Video credit: Tourism Australia

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Australia's major cities are Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide which are all coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. Australia is famous for its well-known landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world's largest coral reef system - the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and koalas. Your time in Australia is not only a unique one but a special one that will last you a life time. "There's nothing like Australia"

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. For further information please visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Weather
The weather across Australia varies throughout the eight states and territories. Australia has four seasons with a wet and dry season in the tropical north. 

December to February - Summer
March to May - Autumn
June to August - Winter
September to November - Spring

For a more accurate idea of the weather across all Sydney's cities please visit the Tourism Australia website here

Time Zones
Due to the size of Australia the country is divided into three separate time zones:
AEST - which is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours (UTC +10). This is for the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. 
ACST - which is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 9½ hours (UTC +9½). This is for the state of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
AWST - which is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 8 hours (UTC +8). This is for the state of Western Australia.

Daylight saving
Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

What to see and do
From coastal experiences to unusual nature and wildlife, incredible food and wine and the famous outback each of Australia's major cities offers a unique experience. With courtesy to Tourism Australia here is a list of the top 10 things to do in Australia's major cities:

Sydney Melbourne Brisbane
Title: NSW; Sydney; Opera House; Harbour Bridge
Image credit: Tourism Australia
Title: The Block Arcade, Melbourne
Image credit: Visit Victoria 
Title: Colour Me Brisbane Sign, Brisbane, QLD
Image credit: Brisbane Marketing 
Adelaide Perth Hobart
Title: Wine Tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide, SA
Image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission 
Title: Geordie Bay, Rottnest Island, WA
Image credit: Tourism Australia 
 Title: Salamanca Market, Hobart, TAS
Image credit: Tourism Australia
Canberra Gold Coast Broome
Title: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
Image credit: Tourism Australia
Title: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD
Image credit: Tourism Australia 
Title: The Kimberley; Towns; Broome; Camel Rides
Image credit: Tourism Australia 
Darwin Alice Springs Cairns
Title: Darwin, Northern Territory
Image credit: Tourism Australia
Title: Glen Helen Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, NT
Image credit: Tourism Australia 
Title: Sea Turtle, Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Image credit: Tourism Australia