GRAPHITE 2007 : Travel

Visas and Quarantine

Visa information is available from the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

To protect Australia's delicate ecology and agriculture, there are strictly enforced regulations about what can be brought into the country (plant materials, animal products, etc). The Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service website has information about what can't be taken into Australia.

Flights and Transfers

Flights to Perth, Western Australia are provided by:

("via" indicates code share arrangements)

International travellers may wish to consider flying to Sydney or Melbourne, then taking a domestic flight or another form of transport to Perth.

Perth Airport Website and Information


Mains power in Australia is 240V, 50Hz. The Wikipedia entry has more information, including a photo.



UWA is a quick bus or taxi trip from the centre of Perth, where you can find a wide range of hotel accommodation, ranging from luxury to budget.

The Western Australian Tourism Commission's accommodation search provides a variety of options.

A short selection of hotels relatively close to UWA:


Another option within walking distance are the university colleges which provide simple but reasonably priced accommodation.

St Catherines
Currie Hall
St Georges
St Thomas More

The Indian Rim Asian University Games are being held in Perth at the same time as GRAPHITE 2007, so we advise you to book university accommodation early.


Public Transport to the campus is listed here. Transperth is the state public transport provider - timetables and details are listed here. This includes the free CATS (central area transport service).

Other transport information (driving, ferries, cycling).