Getting to Adelaide

Travel to Adelaide and Australia


Australia’s borders are open.

There are currently no travel restrictions or requirements in place to enter Australia.

If you would like more comprehensive information please visit the Australian Government website:  International Travellers Information.

Adelaide, South Australia has no restrictions for travelling into Adelaide, or whilst you are in Adelaide.

If you would like further information please visit the State Government website: Travelling to South Australia.

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is currently the fifth-largest domestic and international airport in Australia, it processes more than 8 million passengers annually. The Airport is located 7.4kms west of Adelaide city centre, which is about 20 minutes drive or bus ride away.  The International and Domestic Airport is located in the same building so there is no chance of getting lost in Adelaide Airport.

Visa Information 

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 further information about visa requirements before you lodge your visa application – click here.


The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

International travelers can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on goods bought in Australia. The refund only applies to goods taken as hand luggage upon departure. The refund will be paid on goods costing A$300 or more, bought from the same store. For details visit



Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travelers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit

Banking, Currency, Taxes & Tipping

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include a Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is applicable in Australia.

Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm (5.00pm on Friday).

Tipping is uncommon and unexpected in Australia. It is only offered after exceptional services and may be between 5% and 10% of the total bill.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercard, are widely accepted.


Changing Money

International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.


Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers. For futher information click here.



Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference (APMBC) combined with the Australian and New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Conference (5th ANZMBS)

2-6 October 2023

Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000



All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street,
Thebarton SA 5031

Contact Information

(08) 8125 2200