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Australian Government - Department of Education and Training

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University of Canberra

Australian National University

Australian Catholic University

Canberra Institute of Technology

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Sunnyfield disAbility Services


Canberra Youth Residential Service

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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General Information & Program Questions

Where will the conference sessions be held?

All conference sessions will be held at Hotel Realm, Canberra, Australia.

Where will the Conference Welcome Reception be held?

The Conference Welcome Reception will be held in the National Ballroom Foyer at Hotel Realm.

Where will the Conference Networking Function be held?

The Conference Networking Function will be held at Pialligo Estate.

How much will the conference cost?

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What's included in my conference registration fee?

Morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas are included in the full registration fee. The Welcome Reception and Networking Function are included with the full registration type only.
Additional tickets to the Welcome Reception and Networking Function are available for purchase.

What is the dress code for the conference?

During the conference days, smart casual attire is preferred. Smart casual attire is also recommended for the Welcome Reception and Networking Function.

What is the climate for Canberra in November/December?

The average temperature is low to mid 20c with sunny days and cooler nights.

Can I bring extra guests to the social events?

Yes, extra tickets to both the Welcome Reception and the Networking Function can be purchased up until Wednesday 16 November 2016.

Additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased for $70 per ticket and additional Networking Function tickets can be purchased for $140.

Register on-line or contact Consec - Conference and Event Management on +61 2 6252 1200 or via email at .


The information on this website is correct at the time of providing, however, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.

Liability waiver?

In the event of industrial disruptions, the Pathways13 Conference and the organisers accept no responsibility. In the event of the venue becoming unusable or other circumstances, or the need to cancel the conference there can be no liability on the Pathways13 Conference or the organisers.

Do I need to wear a name badge?

Your name badge is your entry to the Pathways13 Conference sessions and trade exhibition. If you misplace your name badge, please see the Consec staff at the registration desk for a replacement.

No smoking policy?

All internal areas of the Hotel Realm are non-smoking areas.

Specific needs?

We endeavour to ensure delegates attending the Pathways13 Conference with specific needs are catered for.

Should you require particular assistance, please:

  • make a note on your registration form or
  • contact Consec - Conference and Event Management via email at or by phone on +61 2 6252 1200.

Do I need personal insurance?

Delegates shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their own risk for loss or injury to persons or property, including baggage during the Pathways13 Conference. We strongly recommend that at the time of booking your travel and tours you take out a travel insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include the loss of deposit through cancellation, medical insurance, loss or damage to personal property, financial loss incurred through disruptions to accommodation or travel arrangements due to strikes or other industrial action. The organisers are in no way responsible for any claims concerning insurance.

What does the goods and services tax (GST) mean?

A goods and services tax of 10% is levied on most purchases in Australia and is included in the purchase price of the goods or services. You may be eligible for a refund of the GST on goods purchased in Australia. For more information visit

Where do I park at Hotel Realm?

Hotel Realm offers free parking for visitors utilising any of the hotel facilities after 4.30pm Monday to Friday and all weekend.

Over 300 casual basement car spaces are available.

Parking rates at the Hotel Realm:

0 – 1 hour free
1 – 1.5 hours $1
1.5 – 2 hours $3
2 – 3 hours $5
3 – 4 hours $8
4 – 5 hours $10
5 + hours $15

4.30pm to 3.00am free of charge

Access to the car park is via Burbury Close directly off either Bourke Street or Sydney Avenue.

How do I use the browsealoud link in the top righthand corner of the website?

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