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There's plenty to do at linux.conf.au, and the surround Geelong region.
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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.  
  
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==Hallway track ==
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==Weather==
  
One of the most beneficial parts of linux.conf.au is the 'hallway track' - where lots of conversations, exchange of ideas, and building of friendships occurs.  
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Australian summers are hot. You '''must''' wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.  
  
==Things to do in and around Geelong==
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==Quarantine restrictions==
  
Geelong has plenty to do in and around the CBD, and further afield to the Bellarine Peninsula.  
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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'''.  
  
===Tourist attractions in and around Geelong CBD===
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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].  
* [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/nwm National Wool Museum]
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* [http://www.centralgeelong.com.au/ Central Geelong attractions]
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* [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/carousel/default.aspx The Carousel]
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* [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/gbg Geelong Botanic Gardens]
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* [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/parks/item/easternbeach.aspx Eastern Beach]
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* [http://www.geelonggallery.org.au/ Geelong Art Gallery]
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* [http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/glhc Geelong Library and Heritage Centre]
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* [http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/special-collections Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library]
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* [http://www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au/ Visit Geelong and the Bellarine]
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===Tourist attractions further afield===
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==Australian and Victorian laws==
* [https://littlecreatures.com.au/ Little Creatures Brewery, South Geelong]
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* [http://rockadventures.com.au/ The Rock Adventure centre (rock climbing), West Geelong]
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* [http://powerhousegeelong.com/ Powerhouse Industrial art complex, North Geelong]
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* [http://www.winegeelong.com.au/wineries/ Geelong and Bellarine Wineries]
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* [http://www.adventurepark.com.au/ Adventure Park, Wallington]
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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.
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The [http://linux.conf.au/register/code_of_conduct Conference Code of Conduct] is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Revision as of 10:44, 3 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.

Weather

Australian summers are hot. You must wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.

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. The Conference Code of Conduct is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.