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 School is Asia and the Pacific’s leading graduate public policy school. Its approach to policy draws on the complementarity between, on the one hand, disciplinary excellence in the core areas of economics, governance, environment and development and, on the other, deep country and region specific knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia.

The School is founded on the belief that powerful academic and social outcomes can be achieved when research and education are combined, when talented domestic and international students are brought together – both in coursework degrees and short-course executive programs – and when scholars and professional staff have direct incentives to maximise productivity in pursuit of a shared institutional mission.

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

Canberra’s public bus service, Transport Canberra buses, covers Canberra’s major tourist sites and the suburbs. The number 53 bus stops directly in front of the Crawford School; access the timetable and route map.

Transport Canberra offers the choice of the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash fares. Scan a prepaid MyWay card or purchase a single or daily cash ticket on board the bus from the driver. Single fares are valid for 90 minutes. Daily tickets are ideal for sightseeing and are valid until midnight on the day of purchase.

Canberra’s light rail travels from Gungahlin to Civic. The closest light rail stop is approximately a 20-minute walk to the conference venue. Note that the light rail accepts MyWay cards only.

Call 02 6207 7611 for more information or view Transport Canberra’s printable routes and timetables. Transport Canberra’s fleet includes easy access buses for people with reduced mobility.

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 the airport serving Australia’s capital city, located 8km from the city. 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. Uber pickup is also available from the airport.

By road, Canberra is located approximately 3.5 hours from Sydney. A 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

Limited paid visitor parking is available:

  • On Lennox Crossing across from the Crawford School.
  • In the University House car park

Please note that visitors may park in ‘staff/permit only’ zones after 5pm. See the map showing where visitor parking is available on the ANU campus (the Crawford School is located in B2).

During working hours, alternative transport options such as bus, taxi, or Uber may be a better option. ACTION bus number 53 frequently runs through the university and stops directly outside the Crawford School; access the timetable and route map.

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:  27 June 2022/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team