- Australian Visa Information
The Gold Coast
Mention the Gold Coast and various images come to mind... stunning beaches, a surfing paradise, exciting theme parks, sun-kissed locals, sophisticated style, the list goes on. It's a place where you can let loose and feel free, all with a smile on your lips and the sun on your cheeks.
With its signature 52 kilometres of golden surfing beaches, world class accommodation, award-winning dining, amazing shopping and thrilling attractions, the Gold Coast has something for everyone
Vibrant and eclectic, Surfers Paradise provides non-stop action. With an abundance of theme parks and family attractions all in easy access, you're never short of finding things to do. The trouble instead may be finding enough time to do everything.
Surfers Paradise invites exploration. Whether it's through the winding streets lined with alfresco dining restaurants or the art galleries that showcase local artists' works and Aboriginal exhibitions. There's the unending shopping options from top-end designers to outlet bargains and night-time beachfront markets. And when nightfall comes, Surfers bursts into action with 24-hour excitement. Bars and nightclubs start pumping with live music and dance beats, while non-stop events keep you entertained.
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The Venue - How to get there!
The region is serviced by the Gold Coast Airport with frequent domestic services including daily flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and frequent flights to other national and international destinations.
Brisbane Airport offers passengers direct connections to 26 international and 39 domestic destinations.
Getting to the Venue
A door-to-door rail and road service that transfers visitors to and from the Brisbane airports (domestic and international) and their Gold Coast accommodation. The road portion of the transfer uses sedan limousines.
Surfside Buslines provides Gold Coast's public bus service as well as the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle to help you get around the Gold Coast.
Considering a day trip to Brisbane? Queensland Rail will get you there.
Outrigger Surfers Paradise
At Outrigger Surfers Paradise, guests can experience everything the Gold Coast has to offer, right at their fingertips. Where the only decision required is what to do first. Beaches, attractions, shopping, nightlife or dining are just moments away.
While guests might find it hard to leave their deluxe hotel room and private balcony with fabulous ocean, hinterland or city views, all the fun and excitement of Surfers Paradise beckons below.
Just a one minute walk to the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach, or one block from the dining and entertainment hotspots found on Cavill and Orchid Avenues, guests can discover why Outrigger Surfers Paradise is the perfect base to explore everything the Gold Coast is famous for.
The hotel features 411 spacious hotel rooms offering a large flat screen television, work area with high speed internet, in room safe and private balcony with sweeping views of Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean. Featuring a spacious pool area, spas, tennis court, day spa, gymnasium, business centre and conference facility, Outrigger Surfers Paradise is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers.
Visitors to Australia must have a valid passport and the appropriate Australian visa. The type of visa depends on the purpose of the visit. Overseas visitors seeking to attend or participate in a Conference or event in Australia should, in most cases, apply for a short stay business visitor visa (subclass 456). You must apply for your visa early to ensure that details are confirmed prior to your departure for the Conference.
Information about this important requirement can also be found on the Australian Government website at http://www.immi.gov.au/ . Some participants will be able to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). You can apply for an ETA via the Internet www.eta.immi.gov.au or through a travel agent, an airline office or a specialist service provider to arrange an ETA on your behalf.
Invitation Letter and Visa
It is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses.
Delegates can get information on the destination, accommodation and obtaining an Australian Visa here
Check out previous conferences
The International Mental Health Conference always attracts leaders in their fields
In recent years, the conference has brought a unique opportunity for Australia and New Zealand’s leading academics, clinical practitioners, and other mental health professionals to come together to discuss current issues.
2011 - Personality Disorders: Out of the Darkness
Mental Health problems are common in Australia with one in five Australians experiencing a mental illness at some stage in their lives, and many experiencing more than one type at one time. In 2011 the conference explored different types of Personality Disorders and their effects through the life cycle from childhood to older age. We will also explore the impact of Personality Disorders on Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder and Drug & Alcohol conditions.
2012 - Positive Change: Investing in Mental Health
The 13th International Mental Health Conference focused on the complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia, delirium, paranoid disorders and anxiety. It also explored the mental health issues of young Australians (aged 18 – 24 years) struggling with schizophrenia, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, anxiety disorders and drug use and drug induced psychosis.