Important Dates

Call for Papers Open:
February 2013

Online Registration Opens:
June 2013

Paper submission deadline extended:
7 August 2013

Authors Acceptance Notification:
1 September 2013

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
15 September 2013

Registration Deadline Date for Authors:
30 September 2013



Eating Out

Fremantle offers a choice of over 60 Restaurants offering cuisine from all over the globe. Eating out is fun is this vibrant and lively city. Fremantle, North Fremantle, South Fremantle and East Fremantle all offer their unique range of fabulous cuisine from a variety of restaurants, cafes and other cool eateries.

A great range of takeway foods are also available, some which deliver to your door! You can tantalise your tastebuds with a full range of global cuisine including Indian, Italian, Thai, French, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Greek, Turkish, Tapas, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Malaysian, Seafood, Australian, Pub Grub and more...

The numerous cafes, gelateries, juie bars, tea rooms and coffee houses make this a perfect social city and a great meeting place. Watch the world go by as you relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants on the popular Cappuccino Strip or chat to friend over coffee and cake! Indulge yourself fine dining in exquisite restaurants with breathtaking water views, enjoy fresh international foods from the market stalls for those intimate relaxed gatheings, grab some fast food on your way to somewhere else or enjoy a meal with entertainment's all available in Freo! Explore the South Fremantle, East Fremantle and North Fremantle Cuisine Scenes below.



Fremantle is open for shopping 7 days a week and late-night on Fridays. The centre of Fremantle is an interconnected pedestrian friendly shopping precinct. Diversity is one of the great aspects of Freo shopping, you can find almost everything!

Fremantle is also filled with a diverse range of unique niche stores. Boutique clothing stores, specialist gift shops, high street stores, art galleries and shopping malls are interspursed around the city and surrounds. Fremantle is one of the best places to shop on the West Coast!!

The people of Fremantle are cosmopolitan and you will find a good selection of unique world, eco and mystical stores throughout the city. A leading city for Fashion it is not surprising that many of Australia's top designers have chosen to feature their exquisite ranges in Fremantle Boutiques.


Shopping hours

As well as the most comprehensive range of shops, the city also has the most convenient shopping hours in the metropolitan area, with seven-day shopping all year round.


Fremantle Beaches & Outdoor Pursuits

One of the City of Fremantle’s greatest attractions is the coastline and the four beaches perfect for swimming and other leisure activities. Each beach is unique and showcases different aspects of Fremantle's sea-side heritage. All beaches afford spectacular Indian Ocean Sunsets, which will instantly remind you of one of the great joys of being on the West Coast of Australia.



Fremantle boasts a vibrant live music scene with many local performers and venues. Popular live music venues include the Fremantle Arts Centre, Mojo's, Clancy's Fish Pub and The Fly By Night Club, all of which host local and touring performers. Bon Scott, lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, lived in Fremantle as a boy. After his death in 1980 his ashes were interred in Fremantle Cemetery.

His grave site has become a cultural landmark. In 2009, a statue of Scott created by Fremantle sculptor Greg James was erected at the Fishing Boat Harbour. Singer-songwriter John Butler (frontman of the John Butler Trio) lived in Fremantle during his teenage years, and he started his music career busking in the city's streets.

Former John Butler Trio member Gavin Shoesmith is also based in Fremantle with his band The Groovesmiths. Alternative rock groups The Waifs, Little Birdy and Eskimo Joe all have connections with Fremantle, and belong to what has been dubbed the 'Freo Sound'. This music scene, and that of neighbouring Perth, were explored in the 2008 documentary Something in the Water.



Western Standard - UTC/GMT + 8 hours – applies to the whole of Western Australia including Perth, and is the same time zone as Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Taipei.



Perth, Western Australia enjoys hot and dry summers and slightly wet winters, altogether characterising a temperate climate. It experiences all of the four seasons every year. During ordinary days, Perth weather is depicted in dry heat paired with a cooling breeze that usually comes in the afternoon. This cooling breeze is often referred to as the "Fremantle Doctor".

In November, you can expect an average minimum temperature of 16° C and an average maximum temperature of 28° C.



English is Australia’s national language. Multi-lingual interpreters are available at international entry points, major hotels and department stores.


Passport and Visa

valid passport with a visa is required for all non citizens of Australia. Delegates seeking to
attend a conference in Australia should, in most cases, apply for a short-stay business visitor visa. Please visit the Department of Immigration website for more information


Travel Information

With growing competition between domestic air carriers, travel to Perth is becoming increasingly price competitive and convenient.

There are regular flights to Perth from all major Australian cities and from many regional locations within the State, making travel to Western Australia simple.

From Australia's east coast capitals, Perth is approximately four hours by air. Perth Airport is located just 20minutes from the city and is well served by taxis and airport shuttle busesA large number of international airlines fly from SE Asia to Perth, including QANTAS, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways. For flight information, visit or



Currency is Australian Dollars (AUD or A$). Exchange facilities are available at Perth International Airport, city banks and currency exchange kiosks. International class hotels will also exchange major currencies for guests. The most frequently accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.


Taxes & tipping

A general Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies on goods and services purchased in Australia. This is included in the ticket price displayed in retail outlets. Travellers to Australia may reclaim the GST under the Tourist Refund Scheme on departure. There is no tradition of tipping in Australia: it is therefore not expected and service is given with a smile.