The following information is provided to make your attendance at the AIFS 2020 Conference as enjoyable as possible. If you require assistance throughout the conference, please visit the Registration Desk and we will do everything we can to help you.

Dates of the Conference


Registration and Information Desk

The Registration and Information Desk will be centrally located on site at the conference venue.

Registration kiosk? Here you can collect name badges and other conference materials. Staff will be on hand to answer any queries. Opening times and location of the information desk to be announced closer to the event.

Name badges

Each Conference delegate will receive a name badge on registration. This badge will be your official pass and must be worn to gain entry to all sessions, the exhibition area, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the social functions included with your registration.

Dietary Requirements

All catering breaks including lunch, morning and afternoon teas will be served on level 1 in the foyer. If you have indicated a special dietary need, please go to the special dietary requirements buffet table or speak to a venue staff member to collect your meal. If you have not already done so, please advise the conference organisers of any dietary requirements (including vegetarian and religious requirements).

To ensure your requests can be met, please email your dietary requests upon registration, or email the conference office at least 1 week before the start of the conference.

Use of personal information

The conference will collect and store information you provide in your Registration Form for the purposes of enabling us to:

  • register your attendance at the AIFS Conference
  • assist with administrative and planning purposes
  • plan and develop conference and other events in the future
  • facilitate your requirements in relation to the AIFS Conference
  • allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to the conference.

The information that you provide in the Registration Form and at any other time during the conference, will be used by the organisers to offer, provide and continue to improve its events and other services.


Insurance of any kind is NOT included in registration fees – it is advised that delegates take out appropriate health and travel insurances before travelling.

The AIFS Conference Committee and the Conference Office do not take any responsibility for delegates failing to insure.

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. 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.

It is strongly recommended to apply at least two months prior to your intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

For VISA information please download the following information fact-sheet from the Australian Immigration Office.


Invitation letters may be requested from the AIFS 2020 Conference Secretariat following the completion of Conference registrations.

Visitor Information Centre

The Melbourne Visitor Hub is located at Melbourne Town Hall on Swanston Street. Opening hours are 9.00 am until 6.00 pm daily.

You can also find other information centres throughout the city, including at the Bourke Street Mall.