The Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand 2016 Meeting

15-16 October 2016, St Vincent’s Clinic, Sydney, Australia

General Information


Currency/ Banking

The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 - 1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic teller machines are well spread throughout Sydney. International credit-cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.


Disclosure of Registration Information

If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.



Dress for all sessions is business casual.



New Zealand uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs


Goods and Services Tax

Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back by visitors when leaving the country.



If you are travelling from New Zealand, it is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Australia and to protect against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses.


Name badges

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions.


Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, or catering please give details required on your registration form.




A taxi fare from the Sydney Airport to the city centre is around $45-$55 one way. Taxi ranks are located outside all terminals and kerbside supervisors can arrange taxis and maxi taxis for larger groups.
There are a number of companies that provide transport to and from the airport. Should you wish to pre-book, contact one of the companies below or see the staff at the registration desk who will be pleased to assist.

Legion Cabs
131 451

Taxis Combined
133 300

Airport Connect Shuttle
02 9557 7615

Taking the Train is a fast and convenient way to reach the centre of Sydney. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey to the city takes only 13 minutes.
The international and domestic rail stations link directly to the City Circle line, which means most city destinations are within a short walk of stations.T he quickest and most economical transport into the city, is by Train.

The Domestic terminal train station is located directly between T2 and T3 terminals and is accessible from within the terminals from the Arrivals level.
The International terminal train station is located at the northern end of the terminal and is accessible from the Arrivals level.

For more information about Airport Link, including fares, maps and travel planners, visit the Airport Link website or phone +61 2 8337 8417
To view the Sydney Train map, please click here.


Time Zone

Sydney is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)