General Information


Sydney is temperate and sunny all year. With seasons reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, October is the second month of spring in Sydney. This means temperatures are gradually increasing along with sunshine. The average daytime temperatures in Sydney in October are around 18°C while high temperatures can hit peaks of 22°C on warmer days.


The electrical supply is 240 volts, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat, 3-pin plug of unique design. Most hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.


A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods, and is included in retail prices.

From the airport

The Congress does not provide any transfers from the airport to the Congress venue or hotels. All delegates must make their own transport arrangements from the airport.

Disability access

Wheelchair access, or other mobility disability access, during Congress

When you register, please notify the Congress Secretariat of mobility disabilities you have, so any venue access challenges can be addressed.


Decimal currency is used in Australia - units are dollars and cents. Current exchange rates can be obtained from your bank. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia.


English is spoken throughout Australia and is the official language for the Congress.


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


Travel and Health Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.

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  • Key Dates

  • 1st Call for Abstracts Open 1 April 2019
  • 2nd Call for Abstracts Opens 1 October 2019
  • 3rd and Final Call for Abstracts Opens 1 January 2020
  • Call for Abstracts Closes 1 March 2020
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance 1 May 2020
  • Early-Bird Deadline 20 June 2020

Principal Sponsors

WAVD - World Association for Veterinary Dermatology
CEVA Sante Animale