MODA 2017

General Information

Airport Transfers

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park is 23.7km from Sydney’s Domestic Airport and takes approximately 45 minutes to reach by car. A taxi fare is approximately A$120 depending on the time of day (traffic). A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Taxis: Taxis in Sydney operate under 2 pricing structures.  From 0600 – 2200 hours the standard fare applies.  On the left hand side of the taxi meter, above the word ‘rate’ you should see the number 1.  From 2200 – 0600 hours, a 20% night tariff applies, at these times the meter should be set on rate 2.  Please check the meter is set correctly when you begin your journey.

Trains: There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes approximately 10 minutes to reach Central Station, Sydney’s largest train station. From the International Terminal it takes approximately 14 minutes to reach Central Station. Lifts are available at both the International and Domestic Terminals for the easy transfer of luggage. Fares from the Domestic Terminal to the City is A$17.50 per adult for a single journey, while fares from the International Terminal to the City are A$18.50 per adult for a single journey. For further information on the service that the Airport Link provides, please see the following website:

From Central Station you will change train lines to the T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line and alight at Lidcombe Station. You will then change train lines to the T7 Olympic Park Line and alight at Olympic Park Station.

UberX: UberX is an application available on your smartphone to arrange door to door transportation. You can meet your UberX driver at the priority pick up zone which is located between the T2 and T3 domestic terminals only. An Uber trip from the airport to ANZ Stadium will cost approximately A$70.00. Please note that UberX charges a A$4.00 surcharge for every 15 minutes that they are in the priority pick up zone.

Climate and Clothing

August is the end of winter were the temperature range is 9º Celsius to 16º Celsius (48.2º Fahrenheit to 60.8º Fahrenheit).

Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings.

Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Conference, as some of these may require formal evening dress.

Eating Out

Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.

Goods and services tax (GST)

All prices quoted on this website are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include

  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference.
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason.
  • Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia.
  • Failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay.
  • Force Majeure or any other reason.
  • Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover).
  • Loss or damage to personal property.
  • Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered.

The Conference managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.


There is plenty of on-site parking available, including allocated spaces for people with disabilities. For more information on parking and to pre book your spot, please click here.


The Conference Hosts and Conference Managers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the conference. The images may be used for post-conference reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please step out of the camera frame.


Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2012 in March 2014.  The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. 

Further information on Privacy Laws in Australia can be found here:

It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.


Sydney Shops open from 0900 to 1700 during the week with late night shopping on Thursday with shops closing at 2100. On Saturdays and Sundays most shops are open from 0900 to 1900.


Sydney is 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.