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2017 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand <br/>2nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand
2nd Annual Scientific MeetingThe Leading Edge: Innovations in Rehabilitation MedicineSunday 17- Wednesday 20 September 2017 | National Convention Centre Canberra


Please find a list of useful destination information below:

National Convention Centre Canberra
What to see and do in Canberra
Where to eat in Canberra
General Information

National Convention Centre Canberra

The purpose-built National Convention Centre Canberra is located in the heart of the city and just 7km from the airport. Transport to and from the venue is simple as the NCC is surrounded by taxis and regular bus services, with many places being within walking distance. 

What to see and do in Canberra

Surrounded by forest and natural reserves, Canberra is known as the 'bush capital' of Australia. It is home to superb monuments, interesting architectures and lively dining and bar scenes.

Listed below are a few ideas of things to do in Canberra. For further information on things to do in Canberra, please click here.

Australian War Memorial
Visit the Australian War Memorial to discover the history of Australian involvement in war. The Memorial commemorates the servie and sacrifice of all Australian men and women in wartime.

Entry is free. To find out more, 
click here.


Canberra District wineries
Situated at the foot of Brindabella Mountains sits many small and intimate wineries providing visitors with a unique and interactive experience. Learn first hand from the winemaker the passion and expertise required to create authentic and hand crafted cool climate wines.

To find out more, click here.

National Gallery of Australia
Visit the national Gallery of Australia to view more that 100,000 works of art and world-class art exhibitions. 

Entry is free. To find out more, click here. 


National Museum of Australia
Visit the National Museum to enjoy hands-on experiences of many of the nation's most popular and important items. Take a guided tour of the Museum's exhibitions and galleries to learn even more about Australia's stories and history. 

Entry is free. To find out more, click here.


Parliament House Canberra

Visit the home of Australia's Parliament for the chance to experience democracy in action. Take a guided tour into the House of Representatives and Senate chambers, view historic documents and witness parliament in action first-hand during Question Time. 

Entry is free. To find out more, 
click here.

Where to eat in Canberra

Canberra is paradise for foodies with a truly eclectic mix of dining styles, cuisines and experiences. For local favourites and eateries close to the NCCC, view and download the Where to Eat Guide here

General Information

Canberra Airport is the eighth busiest airport in Australia, serviced by most of the major passenger airlines. It offers more than 300 scheduled services per week, including direct or one-stop services from major hub cities.

Transport from Canberra airport
Passengers can take buses 11 and 11A between the airport's terminal and the city. Cash fares include:
        - Adult single fare: $4.80 / Day ticket: $9.20
        - Concession, Tertiary, School Student single fare: $2.40 / Day ticket: $4.60 
MyWay cards are accepted and charge lower fares. Please visit Transport Canberra website for more details.

Airport Express Bus: 
Canberra airport offers an Express shuttle bus to city and return daily. The bus stop is located kerbside upon existing the arrivals hall. View map to see bus stop location.
All shuttle buses stop at the NCC. The fees are $12 one way or $20 return. Tickets can be purchased:
       - From the bus driver (cash or EFTPOS)
       - At the customer service office located opposite the bus stop
       - By booking online at
       - By calling 1300 368 897
Click here to view or download a copy of full timetable.

The sheltered taxi rank is located on the ground floor of the terminal building with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. View map to see location for the taxi rank.
The approximate taxi fare from the airport to the city is $48 (6am - 9pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holiday) and $54 all other times. Please note: these are estimates only and the fare charged will vary depending on pick up point, destination and time of service.

The month of September is the start of spring. The average temperature is around 6°C to 19°C (42.8°F to 66.2°F) with fresh mornings and brisk nights. This is also the time to celebrate the spring flower festival, Floriade, a very unique and special attraction to the Australian Capital Territory.

Time Zone
Canberra operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is UTC/GMT+10/11 depending on the time of year. In September the time will be UTC/GMT+10.