ARMS 2020 Perth

Destination: Perth, Western Australia

Set on the banks of the spectacular Swan River and overlooked by Kings Park, which was recently ranked the sixth best park in the world by Trip Advisor, Perth is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban centres.

There are many attractions to visit throughout the Perth City, including The Bell Tower, The Perth Mint, Perth Zoo, Scitech, Perth Cultural Centre and Kings Park and Botanic Garden where you’ll find 400 hectares of stunning natural bushland and grand lookouts – a popular place for taking photos.

Perth further offers abundant restaurants, pubs, bars, night markets, cafes, art galleries, theatre and exhibitions.

All buses in the Perth CBD are free too with the CAT services very popular for visitors – and 4 routes visiting major attractions and dining strips. Remember to connect your mobile device to the free “Perth WiFi” while in the city centre too!

Travelling to Perth

Planning your journey? Why not visit the Perth Airport website for some tips!

There are 18 international, 12 domestic and regional airlines that operate at Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 110 destinations around Australia and overseas. For further information, refer to this link.

Perth Airport also have a handy travel app. Get live flight information and status updates, plan your trip to and from the airport, easily book parking and more, right in the palm of your hand with the official Perth Airport app.

Did you know the ARMS 2020 Conference finishes on a very special day? Research Administrator Day! It also falls on a public holiday for those in Victoria so we recommend you plan your flights asap!

Staying on in Perth?

Why don’t you enjoy everything WA has to offer with Half and Full Day Tours from Aussie Perth Tours. Aussie Perth Tours have been operating since 1999 providing personalised services to travellers visiting Western Australia. They specialise in creating memorable experiences with our half-day, full-day, extended and accommodation packaged tours.

Aussie Perth Tours are offering 10% discount exclusively for ARMS 2020 Conference Delegates! Simply use PROMO CODE: APTARMS1399 through the Aussie Perth Tours website. Please ensure you review the Terms and Conditions before booking your tour.

Please note a minimum of 4 adults (numbers will be added from multiple bookings) to operate any tour. In the event where minimum numbers are not reached, alternative tours on the same date or alternative travel dates for the same tour will be suggested. We urge you to check the availability or tour validity one week before your confirmed booking date, otherwise, call the office hotline: +61 8 9221 2400 for any urgent matters

Conference Venue

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is in the heart of the Perth CBD!

Purpose-built for modern conferences and congresses, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is the ultimate Australian conference venue.

Uniquely located in Perth’s central business district, on the banks of the Swan River and adjacent to Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is Western Australia’s only dedicated and purpose-built convention, exhibition, and meeting venue.

For more information on the conference venue, visit the PCEC website.

Getting to the PCEC

When you’ve arrive, the Conference venue is positioned adjacent to the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay train station and bus port or 10 minutes to Perth Underground train station.

Secure parking managed by the City of Perth is also available and conveniently located beneath PCEC, accessible via three lifts providing direct building access.


A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) operates in the city and provides free public transport within the Perth city boundaries. Passengers can travel within this area for free. To identify the boundaries of the FTZ, bus stops are identified with the FTZ logo.

A Blue CAT stop is located at the Elizabeth Quay Busport (adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre).


Perth’s extensive train system operates five railway lines that link to Perth suburbs and main hubs including Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Armadale and Mandurah.

Elizabeth Quay train station (located along the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line) is located at the doorstep of the Centre.


Elizabeth Quay Jetty operates the Transperth ferry services across the Swan River, between Elizabeth Quay Jetty (Perth) and Mends Street Jetty (South Perth). The service operates daily from 7:50am to 7:20pm (extended times operate on weekdays and during the Summer months). Barrack Street Jetty is used for the services run to Rottnest Island, and Fremantle. Swan Valley wine cruises also depart from Barrack Street Jetty.

For all bus, train or ferry information please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website. For hearing impaired TTY please contact (08) 9428 1999.