A DSTO workshop at the frontier of technology Dec 16-17, 2004, Adelaide, Australia.

TeraHertz for Defence and Security



Travel Information  


A short description of Adelaide
(from http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/discover/visitor/index.htm):


Fine food, great wine, a sense of history and the good life – can all be found in the elegant City of Adelaide – the capital of South Australia and home to more than a million people.

Adelaide is a feast in every way. In fact it’s said there are more restaurants per head of population here than anywhere else in Australia. Adelaide is also where much of the Aussie cuisine delighting the world is being created.

Offices here are just as likely to be housed in gracious Victorian or Edwardian structures as in modern towers, and colonial-era homes are lovingly preserved – their verandas and Adelaide lace ironwork intact. Cafes and designer boutiques reside in buildings of a bygone era.

It’s thanks to surveyor Colonel William Light that Adelaide is a planned City. In 1836 Colonel Light laid out the City in a grid pattern, interspersed with Squares, and surrounded by a garland of Park Lands. Although there have been some changes, that City is what you see today. If you would like to experience first hand the wonders of the City, its architecture and history, take one of our Historical Walking Trails?

Every two years, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Festival Fringe bring the City a world-class extravaganza of cultural delights – these and other festivals dotted throughout the year, give Adelaide its title as the "Festival City".

North Terrace is a boulevard of galleries and museums, flowing into the serene, green Botanic Gardens. Rundle Street runs parallel, lined with cafes, bars and restaurants – the bustling hub of the East End.

You can shop at leisure in Rundle Mall, take in the enticing tastes and smells of the Central Market and at the end of the day, enjoy the stimulating nightlife of Hindley Street and the West End.

You’re just 20 minutes from the tranquillity of the Adelaide Hills to the east, while a selection of superb sandy beaches, including Glenelg, awaits to the west.

Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia – six out of the top 10 Australian wines are made within a few hours’ drive of the City.

Adelaide offers a relaxed yet sophisticated City environment for residents and visitors alike – the perfect gateway to South Australia’s many and varied attractions.


Transfers by taxi from Adelaide airport to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes and costs under $AUD 20.

Car rental
Major car rental companies have offices located at the Domestic terminal at Adelaide Airport. Most of them have their website for online booking. If you require more detail, please check out the Useful links section. To drive in Australia you must have a current drivers license. We drive on left side of the road in Australia.

Mobile phone networks
There are four major mobile phone network providers: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, and 3G Hutchison.

Early December is just the beginning of summer. The temperature range of a day is approximately 25-33C. The right temperature to enjoy a sun bath! You are advised to wear SPF 15+ sun screen when outdoors for long periods.

Same tradition as Japan: no tipping in Australia.


Useful links

The Official site of the South Australian Tourism Commission

South Australia Central

Discovery Motorhomes-campervan rental, motorhome hire, online bookings

The small guide to a big country

Airport Car Rental



Visas and Quarantine
All travellers require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia. We strongly recommend that you apply for your visa not less than two (2) months prior to your intended travel date.

An Australian Government guide for intending visitors to Australia including important information about visa, Customs clearance, quarantine, health issues, communications equipment and other issues which impact on all visitors to Australia can be found on the Australian Government Immigration web site at http://www.immi.gov.au

A Letter of Invitation to the Congress may be required with your visa application. These letters will be provided to all international delegates after processing of registration forms and payments. These letters will only be provided to persons who have registered for the conference and paid registration fees in full.

Australia has very strict quarantine rules and failure to observe quarantine requirements is treated severely by Australian authorities. You may be subject to examination by quarantine officers on your arrival in Australia. Please ensure that you comply with all quarantine rules and directives. Information on quarantine will be provided to you (typically by flight attendants on your inward flight) before you enter Australia.

We recommend that you visit the Australian Government Quarantine Inspection Service web site http://www.affa.gov.au

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