General information

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. The venue address is: JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton ACT 2601

Download a printable campus map (the Crawford School is located in grid B2).

The conference dinner venue (ticketholders only) is National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton. 400 metres from the Crawford School building.

Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

COVID-19 guidelines

Wearing face masks inside ANU venues is optional from November 2022.

The venue will be professionally cleaned throughout the day during business hours. Everyone has an important role to play in keeping our campus safe. Our conference team will have access to disinfectant sprays for use in keeping desk spaces and surfaces regularly wiped down. Hand sanitiser will be available in all foyers and common areas to help maintain good hand hygiene.

Please do not attend the conference if you have any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or a runny or blocked nose.

Canberra

Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory, on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples. Canberra’s name is thought to mean ‘meeting place’, derived from the Aboriginal word Kamberra.

Canberra hosts a wide range of tourist attractions, including various national museums, galleries and Parliament House of Australia, as well as beautiful parks and walking trails. Several attractions are within walking distance of the ANU campus, including the National Museum of Australia and the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Canberra is also a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region, including historic townships, beautiful coastlines and the Snowy Mountains. Learn more about what to do and see during your stay in Canberra.

Communication

All communication with registered delegates will be by email in the first instance. If you register for the conference and do not receive a confirmation by email within 24 hours, please email the conference organisers at devpolicy@anu.edu.au.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the conference organisers nor the organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Meals

The conference organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please complete the dietary requirements section of the registration form carefully, or contact us at devpolicy@anu.edu.au to advise us of any changes.

Accessibility

We hope to make the conference as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please contact us at devpolicy@anu.edu.au to advise of any accessibility requirements.

Breastfeeding and parents room

Crawford School has quiet rooms that can be used for breastfeeding or for those attending the conference with babies. If you require access to breastfeeding facilities, please contact us at devpolicy@anu.edu.au for details, or talk to one of the conference staff at the event.

Public transport

Transport Canberra information

Bus route 53 stops on Lennox Crossing in front of the Crawford School building. Plan your journey

The closest light rail stop is Alinga Street station, a 25-minute walk to the Crawford School building. Plan your journey

E-scooters for hire via Beam OR Neuron. Road rules and conditions apply.

Wheelchair accessible taxis must be booked ahead. Phone 139 287, email or online
ACT Cabs 02 6280 0077 or online
Canberra Elite 02 6126 1600 or SMS your name, pickup address, and pickup time to 0481 072 700
Silver Service 13 31 00 or online
Ola online
Uber online

Visas

International visitors to Australia require a visa or an electronic travel authority (ETA) prior to arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and complete before you commence your journey. See further Information on visas and ETAs on the Department of Home Affairs website. Conference organisers are unable to provide any advice on visa requirements and applications.

Arriving in Canberra

Canberra Airport is located 8km from the city centre. It is connected to most of Australia’s major cities.

As a general guide, a taxi from the airport to Canberra city centre takes around 20 minutes and will cost approximately $40 to $50, depending on traffic conditions.

By road, Canberra is located approximately 3.5 hours from Sydney. An hourly coach service is available to connect from the Sydney Airport Domestic terminal to Canberra city (travel time 3.5 hours).

It is also possible to travel to Canberra by train. The Canberra train station is located in the suburb of Kingston, approximately 6km from the Canberra city centre and the ANU.

Parking

Very limited paid visitor parking is available on Lennox Crossing opposite the Crawford School building. Parking fees apply between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Paid parking is also available at the National Museum of Australia, a 400 metre walk from the conference venue.

Accommodation

It is recommended that delegates book accommodation as soon as possible after registration.

The following hotels are located near the ANU campus:

You can also explore other accommodation options here:

Useful links

Contact

For all inquiries related to the conference, email devpolicy@anu.edu.au.

Updated:  31 January 2023/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team