Frequently Asked Questions
All persons travelling to the conference from outside of Australia should check the country entry requirements to ensure you hold the correct visa to obtain entry into the country.
SS25 is unable to provide individual letters to presenters/delegates who are attending the conference as this is not a requirement as part of the visa application process. We recommend that you use the confirmation from your paid conference registration to support your visa application. The conference has been registered with the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) of the Department of Home Affairs. The IECN have provided the following information regarding visa options for event participants below.
Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:
- Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600/business-visitor-stream
- Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601). For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601
- eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa. For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651
What can I do while I’m in Perth?
Perth, Western Australia – a vibrant city nestled between the stunning coastline and the picturesque landscapes of the Swan River. Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor eager to explore, Perth offers a diverse range of activities and experiences to make your stay memorable.
- Explore the Pristine Beaches:
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Perth's white sandy beaches. From the iconic Cottesloe Beach to the laid-back vibe of Scarborough, you can relax, swim, or even try your hand at surfing.
- Cultural Discovery in Fremantle:
Head to Fremantle, a historic port city with a rich maritime history. Wander through the charming streets, visit the Fremantle Prison, and explore the local markets for unique crafts and delicious cuisine.
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden:
Take a stroll through Kings Park, one of the world's largest inner-city parks, offering panoramic views of the city skyline. Discover native flora in the Botanic Garden and enjoy a picnic while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
- Rottnest Island Adventure:
Hop on a ferry and visit Rottnest Island, home to the famous quokkas. Rent a bike to explore the car-free island, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or simply relax on the pristine beaches.
- Swan Valley Wine Tasting:
Indulge your taste buds in Swan Valley, Perth's premier wine region. Sample exquisite wines, savor local produce, and enjoy a leisurely day exploring the vineyards and charming boutique shops.
- City Skyline from Elizabeth Quay:
Wander along Elizabeth Quay, a modern waterfront precinct, and enjoy the stunning views of the city skyline. Take a boat cruise along the Swan River for a unique perspective of Perth's landmarks.
- Perth Cultural Centre:
Immerse yourself in arts and culture at the Perth Cultural Centre. Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the State Theatre Centre for a dose of creativity and history.
- Adventure in the Pinnacles Desert:
Embark on a day trip to the Pinnacles Desert, where mystical limestone formations rise from the golden sands. Capture the surreal landscapes and witness the beauty of Western Australia's unique natural wonders.
- Perth Zoo Encounter:
Connect with wildlife at the Perth Zoo, home to a diverse range of animals. From Australian natives to exotic species, the zoo offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages.
- Nightlife and Dining:
As the sun sets, experience Perth's vibrant nightlife and culinary scene. Explore the bars and restaurants in Northbridge, dine along the riverfront, or savor fresh seafood at one of the coastal eateries.
Discover the endless possibilities that Perth has to offer, blending natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern amenities for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your stay in this dynamic and welcoming city!
More ideas about trips outside of Perth can be found here: https://www.westernaustralia.com/au/plan-my-trip/itineraries
How do I Register?
All details of how to register for the event can be found on our REGISTRATION PAGE.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
All cancellations or alterations must be put in writing to the SS25 Conference Organisers. If cancellation is received in writing:
Before 1st February 2024 – full refund of all monies paid.
Before 24th May 2024 – 50% of registration monies paid will be refunded.
After 24th May 2023 – No refund will be given.
Presentation Specifications – Oral Abstract Presentations
For all oral abstract presentations it is requested that you adhere strictly to the 20-minute time constraints to ensure the smooth running of the meeting.
All presentations must be in 16:9 widescreen format with all fonts embedded. There is no conference presentation template. Presenters are free to use their own or institution’s presentation template.
- In Person Presentation
All presentations must be PC compatible and must be run from the AV desk (not from your own device) to avoid delays. If you have audio or video as part of your presentation, please ensure inform us by 1 April 2024.
- Virtual Presentations
You will be provide with the Webex link to your session. You be required to share your screen with your presentation on during your talk.
Where is SS25 taking place?
All sessions will be taking place on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University.
Kent St, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
Is there parking on-site at Curtin University?
Paid parking is available on the Bently Campus at Curtin University. Details of parking can be found here: https://properties.curtin.edu.au/getting-here/driving/zones-and-rates/
Is there accommodation nearby?
Details of hotels within Perth, including those which we have negotiated a preferential rate with, can by found on our ACCOMMODATION PAGE.
How can I get to and from Curtin University?
Curtin University is serviced by several bus routes – information can be found here: https://properties.curtin.edu.au/getting-here/public-transport/
Getting around Perth
Navigating Perth using TransPerth, the city's public transportation system, is a convenient and efficient way to explore the metropolitan area and its surroundings. Here's a guide on how to get around Perth using TransPerth:
- Train Services
Perth's train system is a quick and reliable way to travel. Check the TransPerth website or app for the train timetable, routes, and station information.
Trains connect key areas such as the Perth CBD, Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, and Armadale.
- Bus Services:
The extensive bus network covers suburban and regional areas. Consult the TransPerth website or app for detailed bus routes, schedules, and stops.
TransPerth buses serve areas not accessible by train, providing a comprehensive network for commuters.
- Ferry Services:
Explore the Swan River by utilizing the TransPerth ferry services. These operate between Barrack Street Jetty, South Perth, and Rottnest Island.
Check the ferry schedules for a scenic and relaxing journey across the river.
- TransPerth App:
Download the TransPerth app for real-time information on services, including bus and train arrival times, service disruptions, and route planning.
The app also allows you to top up your SmartRider card and provides a handy journey planner feature.
- Perth CAT Buses
Perth's Free CAT (Central Area Transit) services are a fantastic way to explore the heart of the city without worrying about transportation costs. CAT buses are a network of free public transportation services designed to connect key areas within the central business district (CBD) of Perth. The CAT system operates with distinctive, easily recognizable buses in three different routes: Red CAT, Yellow CAT, and Blue CAT.
CAT buses run frequently, providing a convenient and reliable mode of transportation. This makes them ideal for both locals and visitors looking to explore the city at their own pace. Access CAT bus timetables through the TransPerth website or app. Real-time tracking information allows you to plan your journey more efficiently, ensuring minimal waiting time at stops.