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The conference will be held at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome). You can find out more here

The venue itself has no accommodation. There are a variety of accommodation options within a 1km radius of the venue and some of these are listed on the conference website

This will be a matter of personal choice and there are several options listed on the conference website.

All immigration matters are handled by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. Advice provided to the organising committee was that all international visitors (except New Zealand) entering Australia to attend a conference require a Visitor Visa (sub class 600). 90% of applications are processed within 40 days but we suggest allowing plenty of time as we will not be able to assist with urgent requests. This is the link to the appropriate page that includes extensive detail and a useful video:

We have purposefully chosen this venue because it has a 5-star sustainability rating. You can find out more about the award-winning design here:

Yes for IODA and ODA members, See the ticket options for detail.

There will be casual events planned for each evening.

Stay tuned for committee profiles on the event site. If you would like to be involved then we would love to hear from you.

We’re lucky that the banking system does this for us. All registrations will be in AUD.

Yes – There will be a sub-committee established for this purpose and clear criteria set for applicants.

Greg Collier: +61432180732 |

We have some great options listed on the event website. Registration and payment will be available late July.

Australia is proudly multi-cultural and we will be promoting the event across many cultures. It is our intention to have an indigenous voice and story included in the event.

This will be established by the sub-committee and in line with existing IODA principles. In essence we are looking for people to share wisdom and stimulate conversation, rather than selling themselves or their products.

We are planning a pre-event day that will have a range of workshops available for separate registration. Attendees wanting to promote their products / services can register to do so on this day. The main conference is a non-trade/business event.

Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) is around 1hr 20m from the venue. We recommend the airport shuttle as a reliable and affordable option.

Sydney to Geelong is a 10 hour drive or a 70 minute flight. The domestic airport at Avalon (near Melbourne) has a Jetstar flight to and from Sydney, or if you fly into Tullamarine (in Melbourne) you can get to Geelong via a shuttle service.

If you’re coming from the airport then the shuttle is the best option

There is a regular commuter train from central Melbourne that drops you close to the venue

We have a some great options listed on the event website. 

We have a some great options listed on the event website.

This part of Australia is commonly described as having “four seasons in one day. Geelong averages for September: Min 7C; max 18C; water 13C; chance of Rain 43%.

Australia is the world’s 6th largest country. Driving East to West at the speed limit is a 55-hour drive. Logistically visitors tend to choose a coast or a state to visit. You can usually find a bargain to fly from Melbourne to Sydney. Flying to the Gold Coast or Perth is 2.5 – 4.5 hours and costs reflect that. Geelong to Melbourne is an easy and affordable ride on the train.