HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel Information

Special guest room pricing has been arranged at Pan Pacific Melbourne and Crown Hotels for this event. Room availability and special rates are limited, so make your reservations now! Sigma rates include breakfast at these properties.

PLEASE NOTE:
  • Guest room rates are subject to applicable taxes.
  • Please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Guest room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Each reservation must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit OR guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold reservations unless they are secured by one of these methods.
  • Please pay attention to hotel cancellation policies should your travel plans change.

Rooms can be reserved through the following links:

Pan Pacific Melbourne

Pan Pacific Melbourne (The Headquarters Hotel)
BLOCK CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Terms and conditions

  • Offer is valid for bookings from 28 September 2017 until 17 June 2018 and for stays from 14 to 24 July 2018.
  • To guarantee the reservations, the hotel requires a guarantee by the guest's credit card.
  • Should a guest wish to cancel their confirmed booking, the hotel must be notified 30 days prior to the arrival date or a cancellation charge of 100% of the stay will apply.
  • Should a guest fail to arrive at the hotel, the guest will be charged 100% of their full stay.
  • Any reduction in room nights within 30 days of arrival will be classed as cancelled room nights and will incur a charge equal to 100% of the full stay.
  • Credit card surcharge for Visa & Mastercard is 1.0%.
  • Credit card surcharge for Amex, diners & JCB is 3%.

Crown Hotels

Special Rates for the 29th International Nursing Research Congress are only valid from 18th July – 25th July inclusive. For reservations made online, a valid credit card is required for guarantee at time of reservation.

CHECK IN REQUIREMENTS: Hotel registration and check in is available only to guests who are 18 years of age or over and are recorded on the reservation at the time of booking. A valid form of photo identification acceptable to Crown must be supplied in order to complete the check-in, which will be recorded by Crown.

Our check in time is 2pm, and check out is 11am.

PAYMENT SECURITY: For guests providing a credit card on arrival, a pre-authorization or prepayment is required to guarantee the accommodation in full, which is $100.00 per room per night. For guest wanting to put down a cash bond instead, the charge is $200.00 per room per night. Please note, a service fee of 1.2% applies to all credit card transactions.

Travel Information

The 29th International Nursing Research Congress will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Airport

Melbourne International Airport

There are many options available for transportation to and from the airport.

Event Attire

The attire for this event is business casual.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Requirements:

Citizens of the United States, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Korea: You must have a valid passport and a visa to enter Australia. Most citizens of the above countries with a passport traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic, label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. You do not need a visa letter from Sigma; just complete the online form using the information as it is on your passport. This visa will be linked to your passport electronically.

All other countries can verify your visa needs here:

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1

Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Australia.html for more visa information.

Customs

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente

Emergencies

In emergency situations, you can reach local police, ambulance service, fire department, and other emergency services by calling 112.

Time Zones

The time zone in Melbourne, Australia is GMT/UTC + 10:00 hour

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/melbourne

Money and Tipping

The currency in Melbourne Australia, is the Australian dollar. For tipping and etiquette guidelines, go to www.tripsavvy.com

Electricity and Voltage

The electrical supply in Australia is 230v/50Hz. Plugs and sockets operate using three prongs, and plug adapters are widely available. Check that your appliances support dual voltage and frequency. For more, visit www.tripadvisor.com

Traveling Abroad

Visit your country’s government website for information about and recommendations for traveling to Australia. When traveling outside your home country, it is recommended that you notify your embassy’s or consulate’s office of your travel dates and destination.

Visa Letter Requests

Your request will be processed within 10 business days. Requests for confirmation letters must be submitted by 21 June 2018. Requests for mailed letters will be reviewed, and additional fees will apply. The confirmation letter does not guarantee that you will receive a visa. Confirmation letters include only the event title, the dates, the location, the payment confirmation of registration fees, and verification that you are a presenter, if applicable. If you are denied a visa, we will provide you with a full refund as long as we are notified before Thursday, 21 June 2018. Attendees are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible.

Please note, a visa letter is not needed to complete an Electronic Travel Authority online visa form.
Citizens of the United States, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Korea: You must have a valid passport and a visa to enter Australia. Most citizens of the above countries with a passport traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic, label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. You do not need a visa letter from Sigma; just complete the online form using the information as it is on your passport. This visa will be linked to your passport electronically.

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