Travel & Accommodation
The Gold Coast is well-serviced by airlines flying into both Brisbane and Coolangatta International airports. Delegates from some economies may experience delays in obtaining visas to visit Australia, so please ensure you read the getting to Australia section below.
Getting to Australia
APNIC 30 Gold Coast
APNIC 30 has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration as an official event. Please register for APNIC 30 BEFORE applying for your visa. All attendees will receive a confirmation of registration upon registration and payment.
|Apply for a visa||
APNIC 30 attendees should apply for a visa BEFORE booking flights or accommodation. It is best to wait until the visa is granted before making travel arrangements.
Please refer to Visa Information for details about which visa best suits you. Some attendees will be eligible for eVisitor and Subclass 977 ETA visas, which take up to 2 weeks to process. Most attendees will need to apply for Business Short Stay visas (Subclass 456) which can take up to 8 weeks to process.
APNIC is happy to assist individuals in obtaining a Subclass 456 visa. Please email your full name and economy name (as shown on your passport) to firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will liaise with the embassy to confirm that your travel and entry to Australia is for the purposes of APNIC 30.
|Gold Coast Transfers||
APNIC 30 international attendees should refer to the following list of airlines that fly directly to either the Gold Coast or Brisbane.
If you are scheduled to arrive in Brisbane, you will require a transfer to the Gold Coast. Please allow 60-90 minutes for this trip. The following organizations offer this service.
Airlines Servicing Gold Coast
|Air New Zealand||Virgin Blue|
Taxi Taxis may be hailed from the street in central areas, and most major hotels have taxi ranks. The Queensland government regulates all cab fares.
Bus, Train, and Ferry Public transport in Southeast Queensland is integrated, and zones radiating from the Central Business District determine fares.
You can purchase tickets at newsagents, stations, electronic kiosks or other retail outlets and are may be used on any mode of public transport. Timetables, fare information, and maps can be found at Translink.