General Info

Welcome to Canberra

Canberra, the Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’ is the capital city of Australia. Designed around three lakes, Canberra is laced with parks, gardens and is surrounded by mountain ranges. Its distinct seasons make it a picturesque and ever-changing city. Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city and boasts some excellent local wineries. Extensive bike paths make cycling a joy and Mt Kosciuszko (the highest peak in Australia and part of the snow fields) is only a two hour drive away. The city is home to many of Australia’s national cultural institutions and iconic buildings, all of which are located within easy reach of hotels. Canberra is an exciting place to visit and is home to a diverse multicultural population of about 325,000 people. It is a vibrant, creative city and offers many attractions including national institutions, scenic outdoor areas, wineries, museums and art galleries.

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Car parking

Car parking is available at QT Canberra for a charge of $12 per day. See concierge staff at the Hotel to point you in the right direction!

Dress code

The dress for the Welcome reception and Summit is business attire. The dress for the Earth Awards is black tie.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance, It is suggested that the insurance policy cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expenses. The Summit Organising Committee, Conference Secretariat and CCF do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure,

Privacy clause

In registering for this summit, relevant detail will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, organisation and state only) and may be made available to parties directly related to the summit including Conference Logistics, venues and accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings and summit options) and key sponsors (subject to strict conditions).

Transport to and from the Canberra International Airport

QT Canberra is approximately 15 minutes by taxi (non-peak time) from the Canberra International Airport. The cost is approximately $25-$30. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal. Please see concierge at QT Canberra to request a taxi.

Canberra Elite Cabs SMS: 0417 672 733 (SMS name, pickup address and time required)
Cab express P: 02 6260 6011
Silver Service Taxis P: 13 31 00 or 13 22 27

The Australian Capital Territory is the first jurisdiction in Australia to have passed legislation regulating app-based taxi services, allowing the likes of Uber to operate under strict conditions and government oversight. Drivers in the ACT have to pass criminal and driving history checks, ensure proper insurance coverage and have their vehicles tested for roadworthiness.


During spring expect fresh mornings and brisk nights with average temperatures between 6-19 degrees C. November is the wettest month (64.5mm / 2.5″), however the city receives relatively low rainfall compared to the rest of the country.

Conference Secretariat

Conference Logistics
PO Box 6150
Kingston ACT 2604
P: +61 2 6281 6624
F: +61 2 6285 1336