Health and safety

Health and safety is paramount at AIEC and the well-being of our attendees is our priority.

In an emergency, call 000 immediately.

We continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations in line with advice from the Australian Government and local health authorities to ensure your health is protected.

Due to COVID-19, it is important that all attendees acknowledge there are inherent risks associated with large events such as AIEC. AIEC or the Conference Organisers will not be liable for any loss or damages to individual delegates that are caused by events beyond our control.

We strongly recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings and obtain flexible booking policies where possible.

For further information please check out the most current details using the below links:

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Victorian Government

Delegates are required to comply with all relevant public health measures in place when attending AIEC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend AIEC?

There is no requirement for you to be vaccinated to attend AIEC.

Do I have to wear a mask at AIEC?

There is no requirement for you to wear a mask, however if you feel more comfortable doing so then please wear one. Masks will be available at the information desk on site. 

Will you have hand sanitiser on site?

There are sanitisation stations throughout the venue and at the information desk.

Do I need to keep socially distanced?

Social distancing is recommended, and government instructions on this can be found here.

What cleaning and sanitation does the MCEC do?

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre operates with best practice control and management processes that ensure the venue offers a safe and healthy environment.

Where can I find First Aid assistance?

First aid facilities are available with qualified first aid staff readily available.

I need to see a doctor – where can I find one?

A number of services operate in the Melbourne area. Two close to the venue are:  

Victoria Harbour Medical Centre
850 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008 (main entrance via Merchant Street)
Phone:(03) 9629 1414
Open Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Capstone Medical Centre
216 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: (03) 9686 2222
Open Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:30pm
Thursday – Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm 

You can also speak to your hotel’s front desk, or contact a provider via Better Health.

In an emergency, call 000 immediately.

Key dates

21 March - Call for proposals opens

12 April - Call for proposals closes

30 May - Registration open

August - Program released

31 July - Super early bird registration closes

13 September - Early bird registration closes

22–25 October – AIEC 2024