additional information

Additional Information

Gender Policy

ASPS 2019 strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the conference. The committee endeavours to achieve this through balanced female and male representation on the organizing committees and as session chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality speakers of both genders.

Airport Transfers

A taxi trip from the Melbourne Airport to La Trobe University costs approximately $60, depending on the time of day.


A map detailing the location of the AgriBio building, La Trobe University can be downloaded here:

Car Parking

Visitors can park at the La Trobe University campus using CellOPark Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) You can pay for parking by app, phone or online.

To use CellOPark, you need to register. Once you’re registered, you can start parking straight away.

Car Park 4 off the Ring Road is the closest car park to AgriBio building, parking is restricted to the white bays. Costs are $1.60 hourly, charged by the minute and capped at $5.80 daily.


The month of November in Melbourne has average daily highs of 22°C (72°F). For more information, see

Information for International Visitors

All non-Australian citizens must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. For information on the appropriate visa for travel to Australia, or entry into Australia, visit the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) website or contact the Australian Overseas Mission in your country, See for your closest Australian visa office.

You should allow 4-6 weeks for your visa to be processed.

It is strongly recommended that international visitors seek advice and take out appropriate travel insurance and medical cover. Overseas visitors are required to pay in full all medical expenses incurred while in Australia. The conference organizers accept no responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.