General Information

Airport Transfers

Brisbane International and Domestic Airport is located approximately 18kms from the venue and can be reached via taxi, bus or hire car.

By taxi, the venue is a 20 minute ride. Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street, and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

Alternatively, catch the city’s shuttle service – Airtrain, which takes 22 minutes from  Brisbane’s international and domestic airports to South Brisbane station. The Convention Centre is then an 8 minute walk away. Airtrain operates seven days a week. Trains depart every 15 minutes in peak periods and depart every 30 minutes in non-peak, Monday to Friday. All services on Saturday & Sunday operate every 30 minutes.

For more information about and getting to/from the Airport to the Convention Centre, please visit the Brisbane Airport Website. 

Banking Currency and Exchange rate

Banking hours are generally 0900 to 1600 and extended on Fridays to 1700. Several international banks have offices in the CBD. Currency exchanges are located at airports, banks and major hotels. Consult a bank for the latest exchange rate. Decimal currency is used in Australia (AUD) and currency units are dollars and cents. Australian notes are: $100, $50, $20, $10, $5. Coins are: $2, $1, 50, 20, 10, and 5 cents. Australian currency fluctuates on the international monetary exchange. Therefore we recommend checking with your local bank for the exchange rate just prior to your arrival in Australia or visit for the current exchange rates.  


Brisbane has a fabulous, truly comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round that averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year. 

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Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee and the Conference Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.


The official language of the WCDT2016 Conference is English.

Time Zone

Brisbane time zone is GMT +10 hours AEST.

People with special needs

Every effort has been made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Brisbane a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before travel. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival, with the exception of New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders, who will usually be issued a visa on arrival in Australia provided they meet health and character requirements. All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

For all visa information please visit the International Event Coordinator Network (ICEN) page of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. This website will assist with information on which visa is applicable, how to apply, customs clearance, quarantine regulations, arrival, departure and more. 


The 19th World Congress on Dental Traumatology and the 5th Trans-Tasman Endodontic Conference (WCDT2016) including the Congress Organisers will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the WCDT2016 Congress and exhibition or related events.

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