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2020 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand

2020 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand5th Annual Scientific Meeting Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 September 2020 | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland

Useful Information

Whether you are after information on the destination, travel or the climate we have got you covered.

Free WIFI in Gold Coast
The Surf Network is a free public Wi-Fi network available across Southport (Broadwater Parklands), Surfers Paradise, Chevron Island, Broadbeach and Coolangatta.

To connect, select the Surf Network Wi-Fi connection on your device, within any coverage area.

Users can access four gigabytes (upload and download) of data per day, providing high data allowance to suit most user needs.

Click here to read more about how you can connect today.

Travel
Fly direct to the Gold Coast that welcomes over 420 international and domestic flights per week from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond. The airport is located at Bilinga, a convenient 20 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and one kilometre from Coolangatta and northern New South Wales. 

Gold Coast Airport is serviced by an extensive range of ground transport operators, including rental cars, taxis, limousines, rideshare services and bus operators. 

You’ll find all of Australia’s best known car rental companies located opposite the arrivals area at Gold Coast Airport.

The following companies have desks at the airport:
AVIS | www.avis.com.au
Budget | www.budget.com.au
Europcar | www.europcar.com.au
Hertz | www.hertz.com
Thrifty | www.thrifty.com.au
Enterprise | https://www.enterpriserentacar.com.au/en/home.html

Picking up a rental vehicle: Your rental company will direct you to the correct parking location.
Dropping off a rental vehicle: Follow the signage to the car rental area on the ground floor of the new multi-level car park.
Reservations prior to arrival are recommended.

Getting Around Gold Coast
There are various accessible transport options available on the Gold Coast ranging from the City Council Cab Service, parking, accessible bus and train travel. Riding the G: caters for passengers of all mobility levels. Every tram has allocated spaces for passengers using wheelchairs, prams, or mobility aids.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 500 metres to the beach and walking distance to thousands of accommodation options.

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.
 
Climate
Spring on the Gold Coast offers sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings. The temperatures fall between 15-25°C (59-77°F).

Time Zone
Gold Coast observes the Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) all year round, which is 10 hours ahead UTC (UTC +10). 

Visitor Information
Visit the Gold Coast Visitor Information and Booking Centre situated in the arrival terminal of Gold Coast Airport and Surfer's Paradise in Cavill Mall. 

Knowledgeable volunteers will be able to assist you with brochures, maps, event guides and journey planning that will help you make the most of your time in Gold Coast.

Useful Links
Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) - www.rmsanz.net

DC Conferences - www.dcconferences.com.au