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General Information

General InformationConference VenuePerth Convention & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000, Australia
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Located in the heart of the city, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is a state-of-the-art facility, exhibition and meeting venue, housing some of the most advanced technical facilities and communications infrastructure. Through the innovative fusion of space, catering, technology and design, PCEC provides an unequalled range of meeting possibilities optimally suited to promoting positive interactions between business, industry and community.For more information on Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, visit their official website at www.pcec.com.au.Parking at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

There are approximately 5,000 car parking bays within a 10-minute walk of Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park is located directly under the Centre. It holds over 1,500 parking bays and operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. This car park is accessible via Mill Street, Mounts Bay Road and the Riverside Drive off ramp of the Mitchell Freeway. Payment for parking can be made by cash, credit card or with the City of Perth Parking Card. Direct access to the Centre from the City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park is available during opening hours via the central foyer lift and two staircases.

For alternative car park locations, please view the Parking Location.

Perth, Western Australia

Western Australia is known for sun, adventure, friendly people and its unique natural environment.

As well as once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences, WA offers a range of quality accommodation, fresh local produce and award-winning wines, diverse entertainment, arts and crafts, a rich heritage and Aboriginal culture.

Perth City centre is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, which winds its way to the nearby Indian Ocean.

During your visit you may care to enjoy one of the many river cruises which operate along the Swan River, some offering dining and music as you spend a few hours cruising in and out of the city. For spectacular panoramic views of Perth and the river, visit the iconic Kings Park and Botanic Gardens and take advantage of the many lookouts available to the public. Other main tourist attractions include the Perth Zoo and the Old Mill, both just a short ferry ride from the city.

On a sunny day, you can explore the river by walking or cycling your way along the foreshore on one of the many cycle and walking tracks provided or, if you enjoy long relaxing walks along clean, sandy beaches visit the Sunset Coast.


City shopping is centered around the Hay and Murray Street Malls and the arcades joining the two together. Forrest Place, a ‘town square’ bordered on four sides by Myer store, Wellington Street, the Central Post Office Building and the Murray Street Mall. It is often the site of free public entertainment and street theatre.

Buskers are a regular feature and the overpass from Myer to the Carillion Arcade offers a prime viewing spot. Across from Forrest Place is the Wellington Street Rail Station, the main terminal for the metropolitan train system.

Getting Around

You can travel around the Perth and Fremantle CBD areas free when you use the Central Area Transport (CAT) buses or the Free Transit Zone (FTZ) in Perth city. The buses run frequently and routes take in the major attractions of the area. The CAT stops have distinctive stands and are easily recognizable. The city CAT stops have real-time passenger information which tells you when the next bus is due. Wait at the bus stop and the driver will stop to pick you up. St Georges Terrace, Adelaide Terrace and much of the CBD are all part of the FTZ.

For more information on the public transport system in and around Perth, please visit the Transport Information website: www.transperth.wa.gov.au


The average temperature in Perth in October is 12-25 degrees Celsius. The days are cool-to-warm, frequently sunny and with occasional short periods of rain.

GST Information

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based ten percent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken onboard as hand luggage when leaving the country.

For more information, please visit www.customs.gov.au.

Immigration Information

Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa. You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa.

For more information, visit www.immi.gov.au.

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