General Information

Child-minding facilities

Child-minding facilities can be arranged directly with your hotel if you are in need of this service.


The Gold Coast’s climate is sub-tropical with 287 days of sunshine annually. The temperature in March ranges from 19°C to 24°C.

Dress code

Conference sessions – smart casual
Welcome Reception – smart casual or business
APP Street Party – cocktail

Luggage storage

Hotel checkout times are 10.00am or 11.00am (please confirm checkout times with your hotel). Delegates requiring storage of luggage after checkout should contact their respective hotel concierges.


Car parking is available for delegates at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre at a cost of $12.00 per day. The entrance to the car park is off the Gold Coast Highway.

Public transport

Local bus, taxi and a light rail (tram) operate regular services to all major attractions, hotels and shopping centres on the Gold Coast.


Surfside Buslines service the Gold Coast 24 hours a day at four to five minute intervals during peak periods. Surfside also transports visitors to all Gold Coast theme parks.
Ph: 07 5571 6555


Gold Coast Cabs service the Gold Coast.
Ph: 131 008

G:link Light Rail

The Gold Coast light rail system is a 13 kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise. For timetables and fares visit or


Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is located within a 5-10 minute walk of the conference venue and nearby hotels. Pacific Fair boasts a unique shopping environment combining open air resort style shopping with a multiple level air-conditioned mall. With over 300 stores and services, Pacific Fair is one of the largest shopping centres in Australia.

Shuttle bus transfers

A coach shuttle service will be offered from all APP accommodation to and from the APP Street party at The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters Gold Coast) on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and returning from 10:00pm – 12:30am.