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  Why Australia?

Australia is a natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, amazing ancient rock formations and pristine rainforests.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometre.   With 16 world heritage listed properties, its historic townships, bustling cities, vivid landscapes and exotic flora and fauna all add to Australia’s unique appeal.

Much of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world and the lifestyle is second to none.

The gateway to Australia, Sydney is renowned as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, combining excellent business and education facilities with great leisure.

Famous for its world heritage-listed Opera House Sydney is one of the world's favourite cities and has been voted "world's best city" by readers of US travel magazines Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Sydney is also ranked first in the Asia Pacific for quality of life by the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007.

Sydney, Australia's oldest and largest city is set on one of the world's most stunning harbours, fringed by easy-to-reach, sandy beaches. Sydney Harbour separates the city into north and south, with harbour-side villages, beachside suburbs and inner city areas full of life and their own distinctive character.

The city has a sunny, moderate climate which contributes to Sydneysiders' relaxed lifestyle and love of the great outdoors. There are five major national parks around Sydney with 8,000 square kilometres of open space.

This multicultural city's restaurant and cafe scene is enhanced by outstanding local fresh produce and world-class wines. Sydney has a dynamic arts and cultural scene. It is home to some of Australia's leading arts organisations such as Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Theatre Company and has produced many talented writers, film directors and performers.
Employment prospects are plentiful, education is world class and healthcare readily available.

Sydney offers a secure environment to make this Congress an unforgettable experience.



Official Languages
English is the official language of WCCE 2011.

Currency & Banking
The Australian Dollar is the official currency in Australia. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at any Bureau de Change points in banks, airports etc. All major credit cards, such as MasterCard, Visa & American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Visa Requirements
Visit the official website of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship at www.immi.gov.au