The workshop will be held at CSIRO in Hobart

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Castray Esplanade

Note: There will be no parking available on the CSIRO premesis for workshop participants


No block booking has been arranged for this meeting. The following is information on four hotels that offer preferential rates for CSIRO. An alternative is to look for options on websites such as wotif.com. We advise participants to make their reservations early.


Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Room (1x queen bed) AU$149 per room, per night (price includes full buffet breakfast + internet)
Studio Apartment (1x queen bed) AU$169 per apt, per night (price includes full buffet breakfast + internet)

The above rates are inclusive of tax (GST) and are available only when booked directly with the hotel.  For accommodation bookings at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel please contact their Reservations Team on 1800 814 676 orreservations@oldwoolstore.com.au and mention that you are attending the ‘CSIRO Workshop and quote 73914’.  Standard booking terms apply and reservations are subject to availability.

St Ives Motel


Best rates can be found on the hotel's website.

All rooms have a kitchenette, which has a stove top , microwave & fridge. These rates apply provided bookings are made direct with the hotel. A credit card is required to secure the booking, paying one nights deposit. Internet is free (wired and wireless on rooms). The hotel is currently expanding and building new rooms on the ground floor (so it might be a bit noisy). Suggest to ask rooms on the carpark side of the hotel (sunny side).

Quest Waterfront

Hotel Room - $129
Studio Apartments - $149

Rate includes free in room Wi-Fi, free parking after 5pm and free business services

To book, contact Vanessa Lyons, Operations Manager at vlyons@questapartments.com.au

Quest Savoy


Studio Apartment - $139 per night

Rate includes free in room Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and free business services

To book, contact Vanessa Lyons, Operations Manager at vlyons@questapartments.com.au


Invitation Letters

If you need an invitation letter, please contact Catia Domingues (Catia.Domingues@csiro.au) or Rebecca Cowley (Rebecca.Cowley@csiro.au)


Visa Information

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

Business Visitor Visa - is the most appropriate option for delegates fulfilling an official role such as speaking/presenting at an event, or if the delegate is employed and is travelling to Australia to be involved in an activity that is related to their profession.

For information on how to apply for a  Business Visitor Visa, please see the document: Business Events Factsheet October 2012.pdf

Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa. For additional background relating to visas for people to come to Australia for a business-related visit,  see: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/business-visit-visa-options.htm

Applicants applying for a paper-based visa should lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to Australia. Those applying for their visa electronically should do so at least 2 weeks prior to travel. Note the implementation of the new Biometrics Program for visa applicants lodging a paper-based application in the following countries; France, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. For information see: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/countries.htm

If you need an official letter of invitation, please contact Nico Caltabiano (caetano@noc.ac.uk).