ICAP 2010
Travel information

Getting to Cairns
A limited number of international flights land at Cairns. These include flights from Singapore and Japan (Jetstar), Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific, Qantas) and North America via Auckland (United).

There are many domestic connections to Cairns for international flights that arrive in other Australian cities, e.g. Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

Flight Centre Group Travel has been appointed the official travel agent for ICAP 2010
Flight Centre Group Travel can quote on any port into Australia for ICAP.
Please mention the conference code ICAP2010 when booking flights.
Special airfares are available subject to availability at time time of booking.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Flight Centre Group Travel
Toll Free (from within Australia): 1300 557 813
or email groups.qld@flightcentre.com.au

Visa information
(Note: this information is offered with the disclaimer that you should check your own visa requirements).

All overseas visitors (except for New Zealand passport holders) need to have obtained a valid visa to enter Australia before arriving. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship advise that you should allow up to eight weeks for some visa applications to be processed.

The two most likely visa options for conference paticipants are the electronic Short Validity Business Visa (ETA 977) or the Short Stay Validity Business Visa (subclass 456). Which visa you apply for depends on the country of your passport. For further information visit http://www.immi.gov.au/.

Information on eligibility to apply for an electronic visa and how you can apply is available at http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/976/eligibility.htm or http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/.

Financial support for delegates from developing countries
There is limited financial support available through the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics for participants from developing countries. The support will be limited to the cost of the early registration fee and a small amount of cash support payable at the conference. Support can be applied for by sending an informal application to the Conference organizers. This application should include the name, address and webpage of your institution, a brief (two page maximum) CV and a draft of your ICAP 2010 poster abstract (one-page pdf file). Funds are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for worthy applications, so please apply early.

Student support
A limited amount of support in the form of registration fee waiver for students from outside Australia attending ICAP 2010 is available. It is necessary to apply for this support by email to phannaford@swin.edu.au. The email should include:
  (i) a copy of the title and abstract (not necessarily in final form) of the poster you intend to present
  (ii) an approximate budget of anticipated expenses and other sources of support
  (iii) a statement that you have the support of your supervisor to attend
Applications for this support must be submitted by 15 March. Only a limited number of applications, those deemed most worthy by the organisers, will be supported. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 22 March, to give time for everyone to still register before the earlybird deadline of 29 March.
Only one student from each research group will be supported.

Tourism information
Affordable domestic travel within Australia is available through its major air carriers, Qantas (www.qantas.com), Virgin Blue (www.virginblue.com.au) and Jetstar (www.jetstar.com.au), which fly to all major cities and holiday destinations.

There are many tourism related websites. A short list of offical sites is:
Cairns region: http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/destinations/tropical-north-queensland/
Queensland: http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/
Australia: http://www.australia.com/

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