Practical information

WiFi on Campus

Free, secure WiFi is available for all WBC2022 guests.  More details coming soon!

International phone calls

The international calling code for Australia is +61 followed by the phone number.

Electricity

Electricity in Australia is supplied at a minimal voltage of 230-240 volts and 50 hertz. The pins on power plugs are pictured. 
Power outlets usually have on/off switches. With the switches, you can leave a piece of equipment plugged in but switch off the flow of electricity.

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time zoneS

All WBC2022 event dates and times are listed in Melbourne local time (AEST).
Melbourne is located in the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone (AEST).

Standard Time difference to UTC/Greenwich Mean Time: +10 hours.

Daylight Saving Time difference to UTC/Greenwich Mean Time: +11 hours.

Long-haul international flights may cross the international date line.  Check departure and arrival dates when booking.

currency

Australia's currency is the Australian dollar (AUD$).  100 cents = $1.
Coins have values of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and $1 and $2.
Notes have values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Automated teller machines (ATMs) compatible with most international credit cards are readily available in major cities. Foreign currencies are exchangeable at banks and international airports. All major credit cards are accepted.

Tax and Tipping

A 10% Goods & Services Tax (GST) applies to most purchases. 

GST is generally included in the displayed purchase price.

Tipping is not a general custom in Australia and is at your discretion.

If you receive good service, you may choose to tip 10% at cafes and restaurants. In taxis, no more than rounding off the fare to the next dollar is generally followed.

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Coming to Melbourne?

Please be COVID Safe:  

  • Stay home if unwell 

  • Display your Congress Access Pass to enter RMIT buildings

  • Practise good hygiene  

  • Follow the current government directives which are subject to change