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FAQs

GENERAL

What do I do if someone tries to sell me the Irrigation and Drainage conference database and attendee list?

This is a scam and you should ignore it. Your right to privacy is important to us and we operate under strict data privacy laws. We do not share our visitor or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.

Is my company/organisation an Irrigation Australia member?

Email Irrigation Australia on [email protected] to find out if you are a current member of Irrigation Australia.

REGISTRATION

What are the registration fees for the Conference?

If you are travelling to Australia for the event, click here to view the registration categories, inclusions and costs.

If you live in Australia, click here to view the registration categories, inclusions and costs for the Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition / ICID 9th Asian Regional Conference.

How can I register to attend the Irrigation and Drainage Conference?

Registration will be available online only, via this website from March 2024.

Can I register onsite at the event?

The online registration process will remain available until the opening of the Conference; however, due to processing, we strongly recommend registering prior to your arrival at the venue, to avoid delays. Please note that late registration fees apply.

What registration categories are there for the event?

The registration categories include:

  • Full Delegate
  • Day Delegate
  • Student
  • Full Exhibitor
  • Day Exhibitor
  • Congress + Council
  • Congress Only
  • Young Professional
  • Retired Professional

Can I only attend the Exhibition, and not the Conference?

An Exhibition Visitor registration category will be available closer to the event.

Can registrations be shared?

All registrations are unique and cannot be shared. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge, if the conference administrators are notified in writing by the cut-off date. Please check the registration terms & conditions for details

Does the registration rates include a dinner ticket?

Tickets to the Conference Dinner being held on the Tuesday evening of the conference can be purchased as part of your registration process. They are not included in any registration category.

Can I purchase tickets for my colleague to join me at the social functions?

Additional/guest tickets for all social functions can be purchased by a registered delegate (only), during the online registration process.

What if I need to cancel?

For detailed cancellation policy, please refer to the registration terms & conditions.

If I cannot attend, can a colleague attend in my place?

A substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge if the conference administrators are notified in writing by the cut-off date. Please check the registration terms & conditions for details

Do I need a visa to attend the Conference?

All international visitors are required to have a valid passport to enter Australia, and may need an entry visa (please check with your travel agent or consulate).

Is Irrigation Australia membership required to attend the conference?

No, Irrigation Australia membership is not required to attend the conference, however Irrigation Australia members receive discounted registration and exhibition rates.

Members are also given preference over non- members in the allocation of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

Find out more about becoming an Irrigation Australia member.

Email Irrigation Australia on [email protected] to find out if you are a current member of Irrigation Australia.

How can I book hotels and flights?

Irrigation Australia has contracted a range of accommodation which can be booked as part of your online registration process.

Flight bookings are not part of the registration process.  Delegates are required to make their own arrangements. Sydney is serviced by all major airlines. Access for international visitors is easy and domestic visitors have the option of choosing from a number of carriers.

My invoice is for the wrong amount, what should I do?

Please refer to the contact details on your tax invoice and confirmation email issued by the Conference Organisers for assistance.

What do I get as part of my registration?

The registration categories, inclusions and costs for the event, being held in September 2024 will be released in March 2024.

Can I get a delegate list?

Irrigation Australia will release a delegate list (consent provided) to applicable paid and registered delegates.

A pre-conference listing will be provided one week prior to the Conference, and a final listing will be provided at three weeks post the Conference.

The conference mobile app, available to all delegates prior to the Conference, also has a useful attendees feature allowing delegates to connect with each other.

AT THE CONFERENCE

When should I arrive at the venue?

The registration desk will be open at the following times during the conference.

NB: These times are subject to change. Please visit the Conference mobile app for up-to-date times.

Monday: 7.30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

We strongly recommend arriving and collecting your name badge prior to the Exhibition Opening, commencing at 10:30am on Monday, as delays may occur at peak times.

Is there parking at the venue?

Click here for car parking information at the venue.

What are the public transport options?

Click here for suggested public transport options to the venue.

What will the weather be like during the conference?

Please visit the Bureau of Meteorology for current local weather forecasts and weather warnings.

What is the dress code?

Business casual attire is required during the conference and at all social functions.

My partner will be joining me. Are any tours being run?

Technical Tours will be available on Friday 6 September.

There is limited availability and attendance will need to be indicated during the registration process.

Sydney also has a wide array of options that can be booked direct with touring operators. For inspiration, visit the Sydney Visitor Guide or Sydney.com.

PROGRAM

Can I see the program before I arrive at the Conference?

Please click here to access the conference program.

NB:  We reserve the right to update the program.

What happens if there are changes to the program?

The Conference mobile app (which will be released just prior to the conference to all delegates) will hold the current program, including presenter details.

Can I submit an abstract?

Please click here for Abstract Submission details

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION

How do I become a sponsor?

Please click here for Sponsorship details

What are the dates and opening hours of the exhibition?

The exhibition will be open at the following times during the conference:
Monday: 10:30am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Who can access the exhibition?

Registered delegates, presenters and exhibitors have access to the Exhibition Hall.

Exhibition Visitor registrations will be available closer to the event – free of charge.

How do I book exhibition space?

Please click here for Exhibitor details

 Please note: Irrigation Australia members and those who exhibited at Irrigation Australia past conferences will be given preference when processing applications.

How much does it cost to exhibit?

The Exhibition prospectus is now available, and it includes the floorplan, costs and other valuable information.  You can request your prospectus via Exhibition Opportunities page.

As an exhibitor, how do I register my staff?

All confirmed exhibitors will be emailed access to their unique exhibitor portal, which holds instructions and links to register your staff online.

As an exhibitor, how do I get my Exhibitor Kit?

The Exhibition Kit is linked in your Exhibition Portal.