FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Trying to get in touch?

The best way to CONTACT US is by emailing conference@rotaract.org.au 

Where is the conference being held?

The 2017 Australian Rotaract Conference is being held in Sydney, NSW, Australia. The program will be held at 99 on York, 99 York Street Sydney. Social events will be held at various locations around Sydney.

When will early bird pricing end?

Early bird pricing will end on 30 June 2017. Grab your ticket now to save! Full price tickets will close by 23 September 2017.

Are refunds or transfers available?

Unfortunately no refunds are available for ARC. Transfers can be made to other people, but you will need to contact us before 30 September 2017.

Do I need to pay when I register?

In short, yes. A registration is not confirmed until its payment has been received. Paying when you register helps us put on a better conference for you as we can make bookings earlier and secure the best speakers and venues. All events are first in best dressed. So why not be best dressed?

Is it only for Rotaractors?

Nup! We anticipate up to 300 Rotaractors, Rotarians and Rotary Program Alumni to attend ARC 2017. We hope to have a large contingent of Rotarians in attendance, as well as inviting RYLArians, Interactors and more!

What should I bring?

Bring an enthusiastic attitude

Also these things may be handy to pack:

A copy of your conference registration & payment (on email)
Clothes for warm weather
Your Rotaract Club shirt
Your phone charger
An outfit for the Saturday night event
A willingness to go nuts on social media using #ARC2017

What events are on?

Check out all the pre and post conference events on our website

Are international visitors welcome?

We absolutely welcome international Rotaractors and would love to have you join us!

Are you able to assist with Visa requirements?

The Australian Rotaract Conference is not an international event and therefore is not eligible to provide invitation letters to persons outside Australia for the purposes of attaining a Visa. However, upon registration you will receive an email confirmation from us, which can be attached to your Visa application. There are no guarantees though.

What things are great to do in Sydney during my stay?

We recommend you check out:

The Sydney Harbour Bridge (if you’re up for it, check out our special offer on the Events tab to climb it
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee walk (a couple of hours)
Taronga Zoo
The Rocks (great bars and restaurants)
Sydney Fish Market
Darling Harbour
Hyde Park
Botanical Gardens & Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

What about just outside of Sydney?

For a day trip just outside Sydney, there are some amazing places to visit:

West:
Blue Mountains – check out Wentworth Falls, Leura cafes and shops, and Jelly Bean Pools

South:
The South Coash – Wollongong, Kiama and surrounding areas

North:
Palm Beach (or any northern Sydney beach)

Who is responsible for ARC?

The Australian Rotaract Conference Host Organising Committee is put together by Rotaract Australia. The 2017 ARC HOC is made up of Chair Jake Weragoda, Brett Sham, Grant Godino, Michael Galluzzo, Gus McBride, Emma Bell, Eeshwar Rajagapolan, Tina Moore, Tegan McWilliam. Connect with these legends on Facebook or LinkedIn. Thanks to the support from the Rotaract Australia team: Bec Weragoda, Ben Hill, Emily Barr, Bianca Lobo, Rachel Caulfield and Rachel Orchard.