ADIA Contact Details

1300 943 094
1300 943 794

Strategic Partner

National Dental Foundation

ADX18 Sydney — Visiting from overseas

From Australia and around the globe, dedicated dentists and oral healthcare professionals come together for ADX18 Sydney on 23-25 March 2018. A plethora of innovative products, cutting-edge technology and excellent service at competitive prices are on display.

In addition, ADX18 Sydney brings together the dental community in the spirit of camaraderie.

Before overseas visitors attend ADX18 Sydney, the necessary approvals and preparations for your arrival need to be in place.

The following information is presented for guidance; overseas visitors are encouraged to make their own enquiries before travelling to Australia.

Visa information

Visitors to Australia must have a valid passport and the appropriate Australian visa. The type of visa depends on the purpose of the visit. Overseas visitors seeking to attend or participate in a conference or exhibition/trade show in Australia should, in most cases, apply for a short stay business visitor visa (subclass 456). You must apply for your visa early to ensure details are confirmed prior to your departure for the exhibition. Information about this important requirement can also be found on the Australian Government website at

Some participants can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Apply at or through a travel agent, an airline office or a specialist service provider to arrange an ETA on your behalf.

Currency and banking 

Decimal currency is used in Australia – that is, dollars and cents. Current exchange rates can be obtained from your bank and online at  Most banks in Sydney are open Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 4pm and 9:30am to 5pm on Friday, with some banks open on Saturday. Exchange facilities are available at airports, major hotels and automatic teller machines (ATMs) at a variety of outlets. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia.

Travel and health insurance
It is strongly recommended that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.

Electricity in Australia is 220-240V AC at 50Hz. The sockets are three pin and you may need an adaptor. Universal outlets for 240V or 100V shavers are found in most leading hotels. Multi-voltage appliances as well as adaptors are readily available in department stores and luggage shops.


Autumn in Australia begins on March 1. During this month, the average daytime temperatures are around 22°C (71.6°F) in Sydney. The city also sees a fair share of sunshine during this month.

Most stores in Sydney open Monday to Saturday until around 5pm, and some retailers in the central business district remain open until 9pm on week nights and between 9am to 5pm on Sundays. Grocery and department stores generally open seven days a week.

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods and is included in retail prices. Overseas visitors may be able to claim a refund of the GST through the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS). Further information is available at

Tipping is acceptable in Australia but is not compulsory. Generally, tips are only given for quality service, although it is not mandatory. If you wish to leave a tip, 10% of the bill is customary.

Water quality
The water in Australia exceeds the standards for safe drinking water set by the World Health Organization. It is safe to drink water straight from the tap.

Discover Sydney

To complement the ADX18 Sydney dental exhibition, visitors can discover the city’s natural beauty, architectural wonder, world-acclaimed cuisine and action-packed events. Relish breathtaking views when climbing to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, be a culture vulture at the Sydney Opera House, take your family to zoos and the aquarium, enjoy a cold ale at The Rocks, catch some waves at Bondi Beach, and have a degustation feast at one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants. This is just a glimpse of the fascinating things to do in this vibrant city. See more here.