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Student pricing is set at the lowest possible point by the [[Conference Organisers]] as an investment in the future of the region's open source community.  
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If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.  
  
== Tips for Students ==
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To make the most of your experience at linux.conf.au as a student, you may wish to consider the following tips;
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==Quarantine restrictions==
  
* Many Linux and open source companies actively recruit at linux.conf.au. If you're nearing graduation, be sure to spruce up your resume or LinkedIn page, or GitHub account and get in contact. There is usually a [[Birds_of_a_Feather_sessions_(BoFs)]] session for Jobs - referred to as the 'Jobs BoF'.
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Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. '''You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country'''.  
* Many of the Speakers at linux.conf.au are in the academic community - check the [http://linux.conf.au/schedule Schedule] for more information.
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* Follow the conference social media to build relationships with other Delegates.  
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For more information, see [http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/customs-and-quarantine Australian customs and quarantine information].
  
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==Australian and Victorian laws==
  
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===Drink driving===
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Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.
  
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===Liquor===
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The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.
  
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===Same sex couples===
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While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.

Revision as of 15:48, 2 October 2015

If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.

What are the visa requirements for Australia?

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. For Speakers,your Speaker Liaison has further information on visa options and can provide fact sheets and guidance. Should you require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application, your Speaker Liaison will also be able to assist. Please note that Letters of Invitation will not be provided for Delegates.

Further information on Australian visa and immigration requirements can be found at Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Quarantine restrictions

Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country.

For more information, see Australian customs and quarantine information.

Australian and Victorian laws

Drink driving

Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.

Liquor

The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.

Same sex couples

While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.