Venue & Travel

Venue and Host City

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical North Queensland. Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it’s now a destination for sailing, diving and snorkelling. The symposium will take place at the Cairns Convention Centre.

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Cairns, Australia
Great Barrier Reef

Travel Documentation

The documentation required to travel to Australia varies according to the country of origin. Given that conditions may vary, we suggest that you contact the Australian Embassy or Consulate to verify the requirements before you start your trip. Most travelers a visa is required for travel to Australia. Visit the Australian Visa Bureau  or Australian Government to apply.


Cairns Airport is the main gateway to North Queensland. It offers international, domestic and general aviation terminals. It is serviced by major international, national and state air carriers. Cairns Airport is Australia’s fifth busiest in terms of international passengers.

Traveling to Cairns is very easy as there are direct flights from many Asian cities, and every major Australian city. Visitors from Europe can fly to Cairns via Singapore or Hong Kong. Visitors from North America can fly via Sydney or Brisbane. For more information on air, train and other travel options into Cairns, visit

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