Development Impact and Linkages Plan (DILP)
Please ensure you have a copy of your DILP with you on 13 April, either printed on paper or electronically on your laptop or tablet.
Wednesday 12 April
The dress code for Wednesday 12 April is business attire or national dress for Wednesday 12 April. We cannot guarantee that you will have access to your hotel room prior to the bus leaving for the afternoon program at 1:30pm, so we recommend that you either wear your business attire or national dress on your flight or be prepared to change in the public bathroom at the hotel before 1:30pm.
Thursday 13 April
The dress code Thursday 13 April is business attire.
Please ensure you carry your photo ID with you at all times while you are in Canberra and especially when departing the hotel at 1:30pm on Wednesday. You will not be able to enter Parliament House without photo ID. Please also bring your name tag with you (these will be assigned to you upon arrival). Student ID cards are important to carry as well, especially those travelling from NSW via coach.
Flights (excluding NSW scholars)
Please make sure you have checked your flight details carefully to make sure that the flight dates, times, meal preference and the spelling of your name are correct. Not all flights include meals so please be prepared before your flight and take note of timings for those observing Ramadan.
Not all scholars from each state are on the same flight, so please make note of your information.
Please ensure you have your photo ID and check-in no later than 60 minutes before departure. It is your responsibility to ensure you arrive at the airport with adequate time before your departing flight.
Luggage weight limits apply on all domestic flights. You have an allowance of one item of checked baggage and one item of carry-on baggage. Any excess baggage will be an additional cost to you and is not covered by Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia.
Coach (NSW scholars only)
Scholars travelling from NSW will meet at 8:00am for a 9:00am departure.
“Murray’s Sydney Central Bus Terminal”
486 Pitt Street
Central Railway Station
- 1 carry-on bag (Must fit under seat or overhead – no wheels)
- 1 checked bag (Max 32kg)
Excess luggage is subject to additional charges and must be paid prior to boarding at your expense. Any excess baggage will be an additional cost to you and is not covered by Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia.
You will return to this location on Thursday evening.
Bianca Warnock can be reached on Facebook Messenger as ‘Bianca Warnock‘.
0405 377 373
0407 796 239
There are scholars assigned as Travel Team Leaders in each state for Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia. Please note your Travel Team Leader below. It is your responsibility to know who your Travel Team Leader is and to have numbers saved in your phones.
Mr Sohaib Rasheed
0424 518 242
Dr Amrit Pokhrel
0415 203 733
Ms Radhika Orari
0499 158 256
Ms Chanda Devi Sunar
0426 878 984
Mr Nima Yoezar
0421 722 632
Mr Nyambat Ganbold
0493 444 253
– you will need to pay for any costs associated with changing your flights directly to the travel agent.
– you must not arrive any later in Canberra than what is currently specified on your itinerary
– the Australia Awards team will not be able to assist you with any flight changes.
Travel to and from the airport (home state)
Australia Awards is committed to caring for the environment and ensuring that event planning is as eco-friendly as possible. We, therefore, ask that you use public transport where possible when travelling to and from the airport in your home state. If public transport is not available, we ask that you make an effort to ride-share with other scholars travelling to the event to minimise carbon emissions.
We will reimburse you for the cost of your travel to and from the airport in your home state. Please ensure you keep your receipts (bus or train ticket, uber, or taxi) and email all receipts together, to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For those scholars living in ACT, transport to the hotel will be reimbursed as above.
You must provide your bank details to be reimbursed for these costs.
Transport arrangements in Canberra
Further information regarding airport pickup and transport around Canberra will be coordinated by Bianca Warnock. Australia Awards team members will be at Canberra Airport for flight arrivals, and Jolimont Centre for coach travellers from Sydney. All transport to and from the program venues will be organised for you. Any travel you wish to make outside of the schedule of the Scholars Forum will be at your own expense. It is your responsibility to be present for hotel/venue/tour transfers on time.
Accommodation has been booked for you at the Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT. This includes scholars already living in ACT.
The program has covered the cost of your accommodation. Your booking includes breakfast for one person, which is available from 6:30am on Thursday 13 April (and on Wednesday 12 April for those having to stay overnight on 12 April). For those observing Ramadan, a ‘Sehri box’ can be collected from Bianca Warnock on the evening of Wednesday 12 April. It is your responsibility to notify Bianca of you need this.
The hotel is located 1.2km north of Canberra’s CBD. The events will not be held at the hotel.
An Australia Awards team member will greet you on arrival at the hotel and assist with check-in.
All scholars are required to check out and remove your bags from the room on the morning of 13 April, prior to departing on the bust at 8:15am. You will travel directly from the forum venue to the airport.
Check-in time is usually from 2:00 pm and your room may not be available on arrival and before your first activity. If your room is not ready, reception can store your luggage until it is available. We will make every effort to arrange early check-in, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Australia Awards will cover the cost of your room charge (breakfast included) only. Any additional expenses (e.g. extra bed, room service, phone calls, laundry, mini bar, other incidentals) charged to the hotel will need to be paid by you. Each guest’s final account will need to be paid prior to departing the hotel. You may need to provide a copy of a credit card when you check in.
You will be given a water bottle on arrival with your delegate bag. We recommend that you fill it up and take it with you prior on the afternoon of 12 April.
All breakfasts will be provided at the hotel for the duration of your stay. Breakfast is served from 6.30am. Please see note about Sehri boxes above for those observing Ramadan.
Wednesday 12 April
Provided for at the hotel
Thursday 13 April
Provided at the Forum venue.
On 12 April, food will be available at the evening Welcome Function at 6.00 pm.
On 13 April you may purchase dinner at the airport/coach terminal and be reimbursed for up to $30. Please ensure you keep your receipt for dinner on 13 April and email it with receipts for your transport, to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must provide your bank details to be reimbursed for these costs.
Please be advised that the program is a rigorous one requiring a full commitment from participants. Family members will not be able to attend any of the sessions or activities with the participant.