COSA 2019, 12 - 14 November 2019 Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

General Information

Useful Websites

Tourism Australia - www.australia.com

Visit City of Adelaide - https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/explore-the-city/visit-adelaide/ 

Lonely Planet - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/south-australia/adelaide

Arrival Guides - http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguide/ADELAIDE

Australian news / media - www.abc.net.au

Australian exchange rates - www.rba.gov.au/statistics/frequency/exchange-rates.html

Smartraveller - The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service. www.smartraveller.gov.au

Tourism WA - http://tourism.sa.gov.au/

The following site is designed to help you get through the security checkpoints at the airport quickly and easily. It will help you understand the aviation security measures in place at Australian airports and why they are necessary. It provides information on preparing for your trip, what you are prohibited from taking on board, and travelling with children, medicines or sporting equipment. It also provides a number of videos that explain the screening process and liquids, aerosols and gels restrictions. This site will be updated with new information to reflect changes in airport security arrangements as they occur.

Australian Customs - https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Busi/cargo-support-trade-and-goods/dibp-notices

Time Zone

Adelaide, South Australia is ACST + 09:30h during Standard Time.

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Electricity

Australia uses 240V, 50Hz mains electricity and use 'three point' power sockets. Please click here to view the standard plug used within Australia,

Type I. Universal adapters are available from most gift stores and electrical shops around the city. To find out more please visit Electricity World Standards.

Climate

Average Temperatures for November in Adelaide 20°C (highs can be up to 27°C and lows 13°C)

Please note that the sun can be extremely intense in Australia. To avoid skin burn, seek shade whenever possible, particularly between the hours of 11am and 3pm. When out in the sun, wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your face, ears and neck. Use a maximum protection, broad based spectrum sun screen of at least SPF 30+.

Banks and Banking Hours 

Normal banking hours are Monday - Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:30am-5:00pm, excluding public holidays. 24 Hour Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found throughout the City and Shopping Centres. 
There are four major banks in Australia which offer a full range of banking services including currency conversions and sales of travellers cheques:

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Westpac Bank
  • ANZ Bank
  • National Australia Bank

Public Transport

Getting round the city by public transport or taxi is easy. The Connector Bus service and the trams are free within the city and North Adelaide limits. For more information visit; https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/explore-the-city/city-travelling-transport/public-transport/