The MESA conference is being held during the Australian autumn. The average maximum temperature for Fremantle in April is 23.6°C, while the average minimum is 14.9°C.
Currency & Credit Cards
Australian currency is based on the decimal system, with the dollar as the basic unit. Travellers cheques - in Australian dollars - can be cashed at banks and major Australian hotels almost anywhere. The most commonly accepted credit cards are VISA, MASTERCARD, and BANKCARD.
Every person over the age of 12 years has to pay departure tax ($27 at time of print) when leaving Australia.
Smart casual and comfortable attire is recommended for the National Marine Education conference sessions. All tours and some workshops will have specific requirements, please check your confirmation sheet for details. Glamorous and interesting wear is suggested for the Cocktail Party. (Good taste is optional.)
Passports & Visas
Visas are required by all visitors (except New Zealanders). Application should be made at your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.