General Information


During August, expect warm weather with average temperatures ranging from 10°C-21°C. Typically, the weather in August is clear and warm during the day and cool at night.  View the latest weather information at

Time Zone

Gold Coast is on eastern standard time (AEST) which is 10 hours ahead of GMT.  

Goods and Services Tax

Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated.

Special Requirements (Medical & Dietary)

Every effort has been made to ensure that people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form.


The Conference Program and registration information is correct at the time of printing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.

Registrants attend the conference at their own risk. The Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), the conference organisers and secretariat are not liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs, claims or liabilities suffered or incurred by registrants including consequential or indirect losses or loss of profit through registering for the conference, attending the conference, cancellation of the conference, failure of the conference to achieve your expectations, or for any error or omission by HGSA. 

The HGSA, the conference organisers and secretariat will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the HGSA Conference or related events. 


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Annual Scientific Meeting. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the Annual Scientific Meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Conference Organisers, HGSA, and the secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable in damages or have the right to terminate this Agreement for any delay or default in performing hereunder if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control including, but not limited to Acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars, insurrections and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party whose performance is affected. 


Conference Secretariat

AACB Services Pty Ltd
PO Box 7336, Alexandria NSW 2015
P: (61) 2 9660 6600