Travel Information

Travel information for delegates

All travellers (except Australian and New Zealand citizens) must have a valid visa before arriving in Australia.

To apply for a visa to attend AusRAIL 2022:

1. Register to attend the conference, registrations will open in 2022.

When you register and pay to attend the conference, you will receive an acknowledgement letter that you can use with your visa application.

2. Apply for a visa at the Department of Home Affairs.

Use the Visa Finder to determine the right visa for you and follow the steps to apply for your visa.

At a minimum, you should apply for your visa 6 weeks before your arrival date in Australia.

For useful tips for safe travel click here.

AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).