Host City

The Second International Slope Stability in Mining Conference is being held in Perth, capital city of Western Australia.

Click here to view the Destination Perth holiday planner.

Weather

Perth will expect to be enjoying an average daytime temperature in the region of 23 degrees Celcius, dropping to around 11 degrees at night, with an average of around 9 hours of sunshine per day. The sun can be dangerous, even in cloudy weather, so be sure to take care of yourself by packing a broad brimmed hat, long sleeved shirt and sunscreen (SPF 50+).  For those wanting a swim in the ocean, the water temperature at this time of years averages around 22 degrees.

 

Currency

Most international credit cards are accepted in Australia, e.g. VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Diners etc. are widely accepted at all banks and hotels. Click here for an exchange rate converter.

 

Language

English is the official language of Australia. Translation services are available on request. Requests will need to be received at least six weeks prior to the event. Please contact the ACG for details.

 

Getting In

Perth Airport is Perth’s main airport, and is located 12 km from the CBD, and the event venue. It is accessible by taxi, Uber, bus or hire car.

 

Getting Around

You require an international licence or licence from your own country to hire a car. Cars are right hand drive and the rule of the road is to keep to the left. We recommend Budget, a car hire company that offers great service and competitive rates. Others to choose from include Europcar, Bayswater Car RentalAvis and Hertz. You may also like to use a comparison website such as this one.

Public Transport

Public transport is available in the form of trains, buses and ferries. To help plan your trip, visit transperth.wa.gov.au.

Taxis

There are a number of taxi and ride-share companies including Uber, Ola and DiDi operating in Perth. For Taxis, use TaxiFare Calculator as a guide on pricing.

 

 

For the Shoppers

General business hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Banks: Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–4pm, Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Post offices: Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Retail shops: Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (Thursdays 9pm, or Fridays 9pm in the CBD)
Saturday: 9am–5pm (check individual stores for specific hours)
Sunday: 11pm–5pm (some stores do not trade on Sundays; check individual stores for specific open hours)

 

Explore the City

There are many ways to explore and learn more about Perth. With Perth’s fantastic weather and walkable streets, we recommend one of the varied walking tours offered by Two Feet and a Heartbeat. With a range covering Coffee, Culture and Art, Arcades and Laneways, through to Crimes of Perth and Eat Drink Walk tours, there is something for all tastes.

Two Feet and a Heartbeat have kindly offered SSIM 2021 delegates a 20% discount off any tour, when you use the code “SSIM2021” on an online booking.

 

Coronavirus

Like many businesses and individuals, the ACG’s activities have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are mindful of this in our planning for events.

Please view our Coronavirus positioning statement for more information, and feel free to email us should you have any questions or concerns.