General Information

COVID-19 Safety

The Dietitians Australia 2022 Conference will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for conference delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and suppliers. The Conference organising committee are guided by the relevant State and Federal Government guidelines, and advice from the World Health Organisation, to ensure the event meets our COVID-safe obligations.

The Conference organising committee will work closely with the venue, Adelaide Convention Centre, and suppliers to develop and implement a COVID-safe event plan, to protect the health and safety of attendees, staff, suppliers and our communities.

COVID-safe event principles include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Hand-hygiene
  • COVID-safe food service
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation
  • Attendee check-in and contact tracing

We encourage you to check restrictions in South Australia, Australia and your local area closer to the conference date to ensure you understand any travel restrictions and/or health directives that may apply. We will be keeping abreast of developments and provide updates as needed. www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

COVID-19 and travel to Australia

Biosecurity measures and travel restrictions are currently in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website before booking your travel to ensure you understand any restrictions or conditions of travelling to Australia.

Accessibility

All car parks and buildings within the Adelaide Convention Centre are wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms available and clearly signposted throughout the Centre. Digital and braille signage is located throughout the venue to provide direction to users of the venue. A hearing augmentation system (hearing loop) is available upon request from your event organiser. Please notify the ACC in advance should your event require use of this service.
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Airport Transfers

Adelaide Airport is only a 15 minute drive from the City Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre. Please view the Venue page for more information on airport transfers.

Business hours

Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 0900 – 1700 hours Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available 24 hours in many locations.

Climate

In Adelaide the average temperatures in July are 9 – 16C (48-60F). Visitors traveling to Adelaide should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes as some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

Dress code

We recommend smart, business casual dress for the conference days plus a jacket, cardigan or wrap, and for the social functions – this is an opportunity to step out in style, dress to impress.

Dining

Adelaide CBD is walking distance from a range of accommodation and offers a wide variety of bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops with varied menus, prices and decor. The city centre offers free tram travel and is easily accessibly on foot. Click here to find out more about fantastic food and wine experiences in Adealaide

Family friendly

Breastfeeding is welcomed and encouraged at the conference.

A family room will be available to watch a live stream of plenary sessions on a big screen. The room will be set up for young children to enjoy, and will also act as a meeting place for those who wish to bring their children along.

Photography

DAA have arranged for photography onsite throughout the event. 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 inform the photographer and move out of camera range.

Shopping

Shops in Adelaide open from 9am – 5pm during the week with late night shopping on Friday evening until 9pm, and reduced hours on Sunday. Individual traders within the city may offer extended hours on weekdays. The closest Shopping Centre to the Adelaide Convention Centre is Rundle Mall, Australia’s first pedestrian-only shopping mall. Supermarkets generally close at 9pm.

Tipping

Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world.  Tipping is at your prerogative; a reward for service. A gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received.  Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.

Time

Adelaide operates on Australian Central Standard Time, 9.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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