XIV International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics

About Cairns

VUV14 - General Information

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars.

Welcome to Cairns

City flair meets friendly, tropical Australian style, the rainforest meets the reef, and, above all, everything about this superb destination meets and exceeds your expectations. Welcome to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region - the destination away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan centres.

Conference Venue

The Cairns Convention Centre is a world-class meetings venue in the tropical paradise of Cairns, fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

Sheridan St (cnr Wharf St) CAIRNS
Telephone +61 7 4042 4200

No smoking policy

Smoking is prohibited inside the Cairns Convention Centre.

Registration Desk

The Conference Registration Desk will be situated in the foyer of the Cairns Convention Centre and staffed as follows:

Sunday 18 July4:00pm – 6.00pm
Monday 19 July7.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 20 July8.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 21 July8.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 22 July8.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 23 July8.00am – 11.45am

Transport to and from the Airport


The Conference venue is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the Cairns International and Domestic Airport. The cost will be approximately $A15.00.


Black & White Cairns may be contacted on telephone 131 008. Alternatively, the Cairns International and Domestic Airport offer a shuttle service operated by Australia Coach, which can transport people to most hotels and the city centre.

Cost: One way $A7.00 for adults. Children under 14 are free.
Frequency: Buses are available at the arrival of each flight.

Hire Cars

Major rental companies are represented at the airport and in Cairns. Reservations prior to your arrival are recommended.


Please note: July is the peak tourist season in Cairns and you MUST book your accommodation early.

A block booking of accommodation has been reserved at nearby properties in Cairns for VUV14. Further details are on the Accommodation page and bookings should be made on the Registration and Accommodation Booking form. All bookings, alterations or cancellations should be made to the Conference Secretariat. Please do not contact the hotels directly.


All the major Australian Banks have branches open between 9.30am – 4.00 pm from Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00 pm on Fridays.

Car Parking

The Cairns Convention Centre car park is by way of coin operated boom gates with a per entry fee of $A3.00. Access to the car park is via Sheridan Street entry. The car park is open Monday to Friday and on weekends if an event is held at the Centre.

Personal Insurance

Delegates shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their own risk for loss or injury to person or property, including baggage during the Conference. We strongly recommend that at the time of booking your travel and tours you take out a travel insurance policy of your choice. The policy taken should include the loss of deposit through cancellation, medical insurance, loss or damage to personal property, financial loss incurred through disruptions to accommodation or travel arrangements due to strikes or other industrial action. The organisers are in no way responsible for any claims concerning insurance.

Liability Waiver

In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference and the organisers accept no responsibility.

Privacy Clause

In registering for this Conference, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, and may be made available to parties directly related to the Conference including Consec – Conference Management, the Conference Organising Committee, venues and accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings and Conference options and parties associated with organising the XIV International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics 2004).

Conference Secretariat

Consec – Conference Management
PO Box 3127
BMDC ACT 2617 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6251 0675
Facsimile: +61 2 6251 0672vuv14@anu.edu.au

Special Needs

We endeavour to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require particular assistance, please make a note on your registration form or contact the Conference Secretariat by fax: +61 2 6251 0672 or email: vuv14@anu.edu.au


The Conference registration information is correct at the time of printing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.
Conference Sponsors: DEST logo Victorian Government ANU logo Australian Synchrotron Program Coherent Scientific logo Lambda Physik logo Elsevier logo
  AIP logo OSA logo
US Airforce US Army Research Office
Office of Naval Research Danfysik logo Ian Potter Foundation logo Hindmarsh logo