Conference information

For registration enquiries, please contact:

  • External Relations - Events
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    Locked bag 2000
    Royal Brisbane Hopsital QLD 4029, Australia
  • Email


Registration details will be made available in August. Registration includes:

  • conference sessions
  • morning and afternoon teas
  • lunches
  • conference dinner (Monday night, 28 November)
  • administration costs.

All registration fees are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Earlybird registration

Register before before 3 October 2016 at the following discounted prices:

  • Full registration - $250
  • Student registration -$125

Late registration

The following registration fees apply after 3 October 2016:

  • Full registration - $280
  • Student registration - $150

Short course

Conference attendees may register to attend an optional short course on 30 November, entitled Deep Learning: An introduction for Neuroscientists and Modellers.

  • Short course - $50 (additional fee, optional)

More information about the short course


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Accommodation must be arranged by the delegate.

View accommodation options


Full payment of registration fees must accompany the completed Registration Form. All payments are to be made in Australian Dollars.

Payment can be made by bank cheque / electronic funds transfer / cheque drawn on an Australian bank / money order / Visa or MasterCard (No other credit cards are accepted).

Cheques, money orders or bank cheques must be made in Australian currency, drawn on an Australian bank and made payable to the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Westpac Bank
QIMR Berghofer General Fund
Account: 000425
Reference: NeuroEng 2016 and your family name
For Australian transfers only - BSB: 034-071
For International transfers only - Swift ID: WPACAU2S

All bank fees incurred with electronic funds transfer are at the depositor’s expense.

Acknowledgement of registration

All registrations will be acknowledged in writing upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.

Registration cancellations and changes

Cancellations must be made in writing to the QIMR Berghofer Events Team, External Relations.

Please note that cancellations prior to 30 September 2016 will attract an administration fee of $100. No refund will be given after 30 September 2016.

The registration may be transferred to another person provided that the QIMR Berghofer Events Team has received written notification of this transfer, including the full name and contact details of the replacement person.

No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the conference.

Insurance and liability

Registration fees do not include personal, travel or health insurance. The Conference Organisers do not take any responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.

In the unlikely event that the Organisers cancel this conference, all paid registration fees will be reimbursed. However, the Conference Organisers shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.


Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.


Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor.

If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) | Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

Australia levies a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables travellers departing Australia to claim a refund of the GST (and also the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)) paid on goods bought in Australia and taken out of the country.

The refund applies to goods over the value of A$300 when items are purchased in the same shop within 30 days of your departure from Australia.

Should an item be too large to take onto the aircraft as hand luggage you will need to visit the TRS clearing office at the international airport with the item and receipt. The receipt will be stamped “TRS sighted” and at that point you can check in the large item with your luggage.

Once you have cleared customs you can collect your refund from the TRS desk by showing your receipt or items purchased. It does not apply to services or goods consumed or partly consumed in Australia. Goods which are to be exported can be used before departing Australia.

Passports and visas

Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA) to enter and spend time in Australia.

All foreign nationals must obtain a visa/ETA before travelling to Australia.

For details on visas and ETA visit Visa Finder and Electronic Travel Authority.

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