Combined 11th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities 'Better Together' Conference 2022

General Information

Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergency Fire Police Ambulance

Telephone: 000

Public transport and timetables

131 638

Taxis

132 227

Silver Top Taxis

131 008

Getting Around

Please refer to our Travel and Transportation Tips webpage for more information on how to get around Melbourne and Victoria including accessible tips and rescources.

Shopping Hours

Shops vary in their opening hours but, generally, city shops and major suburban shopping centres are open:

0900 - 1800 Monday to Wednesday
0900 - 2100 Thursday and Friday
0900 - 1700 Saturday
1000 - 1700 Sunday

Banks

Banks in Australia are open from 0930 to 1600 Monday to Thursday and 0930 to 1700 on Fridays. Most banks are closed on weekends; however, some banks in major cities open for limited hours on Saturday. Currency exchange facilities are available at the airport and most major hotels and city banks and bureaux de change. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available at a wide variety of outlets.

Taxes

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods and is included in retail prices. All fees are quoted in Australian Dollars and are subject to GST. In some cases, the GST is able to be claimed back on exiting the country. Full details can be found here.

Special Requirements

Please provide details of any special diet, special needs or accessibility needs required when you register.

Tipping

Service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. You may tip taxi drivers, hotel porters and restaurant wait-staff (up to 10% of the bill) if you wish to acknowledge exceptional service. At all times, tipping is your choice.

Childcare

Are you looking for convenient childcare while you attend the Conference? The below childcare facilities are available in Melbourne for you to book directly if needed.

Babysitters now

Babysitters now have hundreds of babysitters that they contract with varying costs and skill levels. Parents are able to view the profiles of each babysitter and can choose one according to their budget and skill level they require. Babysitters range from $15 per hour upwards.

Minimum price for one 8 hour day: $120

Rockmybaby

Rockmybaby is a leading babysitting agency in Melbourne providing experienced babysitters. Delegates will be able to liaise with the agency directly, the agency will be able to establish the needs and assign a babysitter directly. Daytime fees start from $23 an hour + booking fee with a minimum of 3 hours.

Disclaimers

In the event of industrial disruption, the meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing; however, the organisers reserve the right to alter the program, if and as is deemed necessary.

Key Dates
Call for Abstracts
Closes 30 April 2021
Scholarship Applications
Closes 6 June 2021
Early Bird Registration
Closes 1 November 2021
Late breaking abstracts
Opens September 2021
Better Together 2022
Pre-conference Sessions, 1 - 2 March 2022
Conference dates 2 - 5 March 2022
Acknowledgement of Country

Better Together 2022 acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.