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2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meetingin the IASP Global Year about Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain21 - 24 April 2024 | Darwin Convention Centre, NT

Venue and Destination

The APS 2024 will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre. 

Please make the most of your time in the Top End with our handy guide. 

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin Convention Centre 
10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City
NT 0800 Australia
T: + 61 (08) 8923 9000

Located on the spectacular Darwin Harbour, the world-class Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) is an iconic landmark in the tropical harbour city of the Northern Territory.

DCC is situated within the Waterfront Precinct and is a short walk to accommodation, dining, sublime views and experiences unique to Darwin. 

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin Waterfront Precinct

The Darwin Waterfront Precinct is the perfect way to experience Harbourside life in the Northern Territory. This newly created development is perfect for exploring and experiencing the Darwin lifestyle.

Take advantage of the waterside lifestyle. The precinct includes a Wave Lagoon for swimming, or dive into the Waterfront Beach. All swimming locations within the precinct are safe swimming areas. Other activities include the Aqua Park and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Dotted throughout the precinct are a number of dining options with menus for every taste and style, reflecting Darwin's multicultural history.

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind storytelling through art at the public art exhibition found throughout the Parklands. 

 Stokes Wharf

Darwin and Surrounds

Darwin hosts unparalleled visitor attractions, including cultural immersion, a diverse food scene, high adrenalin activities, and chill-out escapes. 

Take part in one of the many cultural experiences, ranging from storytelling to weaving to On Country tours. A curated list is available here

Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, showcasing the best local exhibitions combining art, culture and science. 

See Darwin from another angle aboard a harbour cruise. Immerse yourself in Larrakia Country in Litchfield National Park, and test your nerves at Crocosaurus Cove

Indulge your senses and reward your imagination with all Darwin offers. For more ideas and things to explore, please visit: 

 Darwin and Surrounds

General Information

Darwin Airport is a 20-minute drive to the DCC. This airport services both international and domestic flights. For more information, please visit

  • 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 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.  

April is the last month of the wet season in Darwin. Generally, April has 2mm of rain a day, and up to 6 days in the month experience heavy deluges of up to 25mm. Daytime temperatures have an average low of 25'C and a high of 33'C with humidity at 80%.

Darwin operates on Australian Central Time (ACST) which is UTC/GMT +9:30.