All participants of the Conference (delegates, speakers, sponsors and industry representatives) must be registered and have a correct name badge. Due to strict insurance conditions there are absolutely no ‘shared’ registrations.

Registration prices

Registration Category






Under 35 Member* 


Under 35 Non-Member






Day Only Registration


Accompanying Partner


YIPWEA PD Workshop

Registered attendee

Non-registered attendee


*  Must be a current IPWEA or Engineers Australia Member at the time of the Conference.
^   Applicable to those not residing in Australia or New Zealand.

Full Conference registration inclusions:
> Conference kit
> Access to all Conference sessions
> Access to trade exhibition
> Social events
> Catered light breakfasts, lunches and tea breaks

Day registration inclusions:
> Conference kit
> Conference sessions on nominated day
> Trade exhibition on nominated day
> Catered light breakfast, lunch and tea breaks on nominated day

Accompanying Partner registration inclusions:
One Accompanying Partner registration can be included per full conference registration.
This registration includes a ticket to attend the following events:
> Welcome Reception at Hotel Grand Chancellor
> Casual Dinner at Princes Wharf 1
> Komatsu Gala Dinner at Wrest Point Casino

Delegates wishing to register and pay for partners separately please email with a copy of your delegate registration and the accompanying partner registration will be processed. 

  • All prices include GST and are in Australian Dollars
  • Ensure you have read and accept the Registration Conditions listed below.
  • Please click here to register via secure online registration (click button above)
  • Alternatively, complete the Registration Form (click button above) and return to East Coast Conferences via fax +61 2 6650 9700 or post to PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450. You can also scan and email your completed form to
  • Include payment details for credit card, cheque (made payable to ‘International Public Works Conference’) or electronic deposit into Account Name: ‘International Public Works Conference’ BSB: 082-551 Account Number: 33-803-9797 Swift Code: NATAAU33025.
  • All international bank transfer fees are to be at the cost of the delegate. Full registration fee owing must be paid. Please note the Registration Form is a TAX INVOICE.
  • Credit Card: Visa and Mastercard payments will incur a 1.5% processing fee at the cost of the delegate.
  • Once payment is made, you will receive a confirmation letter and Official Tax Receipt.

Early Registration – for all full registrations received prior to 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.  To be eligible for this rate, payment must be received within 14 days of the early registration cut-off date.  If payment is not received within this time, regular rates will automatically apply. Each full early registration includes all conference materials, daytime catering; one ticket for the welcome reception, Monday night casual dinner and grand platinum dinner.   

Full Registration – for all full registrations received after 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019. Each full early registration includes all conference materials, daytime catering; one ticket for the welcome reception, Monday night casual dinner and grand platinum dinner.   

Day Registration – For delegates who are only able to attend one day of the conference, there is a “Day Registration” rate available for attendance on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  only. Due to strict insurance considerations, ‘shared’ registrations are NOT allowed.  Inclusions for day registrations:  All conference materials and daytime catering for chosen day.  Does not include entry to social functions, however, delegates can purchase tickets for these events separately

Member Registration – Must be a current IPWEA or Engineers Australia Member at the time of the Conference.

Student – must be a full-time student at the time of the conference to access the student rate. Proof may be requested at the registration desk.

International Registration – Applicable to those not residing in Australia or New Zealand.

Payments: Payment is required to confirm registration and is due at the time your completed registration form is received. Delegates who still have outstanding registration fees at the time of the Conference will be required to complete a ‘Payment Guarantee Form’ which will require credit card details. If payment has not been received 30 days after the event, the nominated credit card will be charged for any outstanding fees. Please note that this is a strict condition of registration.

Tax Invoice and Receipts: Please note that once paid, the Registration Form is recognised by the Australian Taxation Office as a compliant Tax Invoice. Once payment has been received, a delegate confirmation letter will be posted or emailed to the address given (please indicate your preference for email or posted confirmation on the registration form).

Billing Address: Please include Billing Address details on the registration form if applicable. All payment related correspondence (i.e. invoices and receipts) will be sent to the Billing Address.

Confirmation of registration: Registrations will be acknowledged by email to the address nominated at the time of registration. A tax invoice and receipt will be attached to this email.

Refunds and Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing (via post, fax or email) to East Coast Conferences. Registration fees will be refunded less a 25% cancellation fee prior to 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019. After this date we regret that no refunds will be made, however substitute delegates will be accepted. Please note that cancellation fees will apply whether or not payment is received at the time of registration. By submitting the registration form, you are agreeing to these conditions. Please refer to the Accommodation Booking Conditions if booking your accommodation via the registration form.

Shared Registrations: Please note one registration form with payment must be received per attendee. Shared registrations are not permitted due to legal and insurance reasons.

Insurance: Delegate’s registration and social function ticket fees do not include insurance of any kind. The organisers recommend taking out an insurance policy of your own choice with your local insurance or travel agent.

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Institute of Public Works Australasia (IPWEA), East Coast Conferences cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The IPWEA, the Organising Committee and East Coast Conferences take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the Conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility.

Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through the cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The IPWEA and East Coast Conferences will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Every effort has been made to present all the information contained on this website as accurately as possible.  The Organisers do not accept any liability for any inaccuracy or misdescription, for any delay or damage, including personal injury or death, howsoever caused resulting from or arising out of reliance upon any general or specific information published on this website. The Organisers reserve the right to alter any or all of these details, including the conference program.

East Coast Conferences complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Conference including but not limited to the IPWEA, East Coast Conferences, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.

Time Zone: Hobart’s time zone if GMT + 10 Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Climate: Tasmania has a cool temperate climate during August and the average maximum daily winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Winter days are generally bright, clear and crisp and in the highlands the snow-capped mountains sparkle in the sunlight. We recommend that you bring a warm jacket and a rain jacket.

VISA Information: All international delegates, apart from New Zealand citizens, must obtain a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. Please ensure you organise tour documentation well in advance of travel.

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is an electronically linked to your passport. It is for short terms stays for tourism or business visitor activities such as attending a conference, making business enquiries or for contractual negotiations.

Conference delegates from non-ETA countries will need to obtain a Business (short stay) visa, even if some tourism activities are planned for part of the stay in Australia.

Apply online through the Department of Immigration & Border Protection or visit to determine which visa your require.

Customs Regulations: There are stringent rules in place to protect the ‘disease-free’ agricultural status of this island state: fresh fruit, vegetables and plants cannot be brought into Tasmania. Tourists must discard all such items prior to their arrival (even if they’re only travelling from mainland Australia). There are sniffer dogs at Tasmanian airports, and quarantine inspection posts at the Devonport ferry terminal. Quarantine officers are entitled to search your car and luggage for undeclared items. See for a detailed traveller’s guide.

Driving: Reciprocal driving rights exist between Australia and overseas countries. Your driver’s licence must be current. Australian drivers travel on the LEFT-hand side of the road and our speed limits are strictly enforced. For more information about driving on TAS roads, please visit

Electricity: Australia’s electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 240 volts, 50 cycles. Most hotels have provision for AC 110 volts in the rooms and/or can provide adaptors.

Water: Tap water is filtered, fresh and safe to drink. It conforms to Australian and international drinking water standards.

Credit cards: The practice of payment by credit card is widely accepted throughout Australia. The most common types of cards used in Australia are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.

Medical and Emergency: As medical services are not provided free to visitors, it is strongly recommended that health insurance is arranged before arrival. Phone 13 14 44 for police assistance of 000 for emergencies.

Shopping: Shopping hours are generally 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, with the shops staying open until 9.00pm on Thursday and/or Friday. Most shops close on Sunday.

The trendiest place to shop in Hobart is at Salamanca Place, down near the waterfront. While the beautiful old sandstone buildings have been converted to galleries, cafés and boutiques, the whole street comes alive on Saturdays (8.30am–3.00pm) with the outdoor market.

Telephone: Australia has a modern telephone system with wide mobile phone coverage. For international dialing direct call ‘0011’ followed by the country code, area code and then the local number. To call Australia from overseas the access code is ‘61’ and Perth’s area code is ’03’.

Banking Hours: Hobarts banking hours are generally between 9.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Major banks have branches and ATMs around Elizabeth St Mall, with more ATMs around Salamanca Pl, Salamanca Sq. and along Elizabeth St in North Hobart.

Language: English is the language of Australia. For an interpreter, call 13 14 50 (24 hours).

Traveller’s Cheque: Traveller’s cheques can be changed at trading banks, large city hotels and selected trading establishments.

Tipping and Gratuities: Employees in Australia do not depend on tips or gratuities as part of their income. However, it is practiced as a personal choice to tip if the service received has been exceptional.

Taxes: The Goods and Services Tax is a broad-based tax of 10 per cent on most supplies of goods and services supplied in Australia. GST replaces wholesale sales tax, which was applied at varying rates to a range of products. GST exemptions include food, health services and international airfares. A Tourist Refund System is available at airports, for more information call 1300 363 263 or visit

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