25-27 November 2015
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone

Travel and Accommodation


Visa requirements

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival.  For more information, see the fact sheet for NZ passport holders).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

The Business Fact Sheet contains information about the visa options available for those who are travelling to Australia as business visitors.

Please also refer to the Visa Applications Requirements Fact Sheet for information on visa application requirements. Please be aware that all applicants are assessed against Australian’s health and character requirements.

More information on visas for people to come to Australia for tourism or business purposes is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

We strongly recommend that delegates apply for their visa well in advance of their intended date of travel to Australia. 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. All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.

Please note that a confirmation of registration is automatically sent by email when your registration is completed, and an additional confirmation is sent after successful payment (including a tax invoice). Should you require a letter of invitation in addition to these confirmations for visa application purposes, these are available once all fees have been paid. Please email aofsrr2015@synchrotron.org.au to request a letter of invitation.

Local Transport

Information on travel options from Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, to the Australian Synchrotron can be found here.

Travel Grants

Please refer to Prizes and Travel Grants in the main menu for more information on available travel grants.


Accommodation - On site

Accommodation is available at the Australian Synchrotron Guesthouse. Room bookings can be requested by downloading and completing the application form*, and emailing it directly to the User Office.  Please note that the amount of Guesthouse accommodation is limited so we encourage delegates to book early.

More information on the Guesthouse facilities can be found here.
*By downloading and submitting this application you are agreeing to the terms and conditions, which can be downloaded here

Accommodation - Off site

Preferred rates for AOFSRR 2015 and User Meeting 2015 delegates are available at the hotels listed below.  Delegates should make their own accommodation bookings direct with the hotel.

A bus transfer service will operate from these hotels to the meeting venue on each morning of the meeting.  If you would like to make use of this service, please be sure to select the appropriate option when registering.

Gateway on Monash

Located approximately 1.3 km from the conference venue.
Delegate rate: $176 per room per night, inclusive of continental breakfast
Please quote the code 'AOFSRR' when booking.

630 Blackburn Road, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9561 4455
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9561 7544
email: stay@gatewayonmonash.com.au

Hotel Bruce County

Located approximately 2.3 km from the conference venue.
Delegate rates:
Standard Queen Room: $169.00 per night
Garden Suite: $189.00 per night
Executive Suite: $189.00 per night
Room rates include daily continental breakfast for one guest – additional guest $11.00 for breakfast
Please quote the code 'AOFSRR' when booking.

445 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 8805 8400
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9887 9284
Email: stay@brucecounty.com.au

Ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley

Located approximately 6km (9 minutes via car) from the conference venue.
Delegate rate: Standard Room: $170 per room per night, add full buffet breakfast $15 (normally $25)
Please quote the code 'AOFSRR' when booking.

297 Springvale Road. Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9518 7111
Facsimile: + 61 (0)3 9518 7117
Email: H6413@accor.com

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

Located approximately 7.1km (11 minutes via car) from the conference venue.
Delegate rate: Standard Room: $229 per room per night, add full buffet breakfast $20 (normally $33)
Please quote the code 'AOFSRR' when booking.

285 Springvale Road. Glen Waverley. VIC 3150
Telephone: +61 (0)3 8561 2345
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 8561 2350
Email: H2068@accor.com


Other nearby accommodation options can be found here.

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