Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

IFS Conference 2021 is committed to following all public health directives from Safe Work Australia and the NSW Government in relation to hosting our event.

The NSW Government is continually monitoring the status of COVID-19 in the community and restrictions relating to public gatherings and travel are constantly changing. For the latest information and advice see the following websites:

IFS Conference Contingency Plans

Changing COVID-19 public health advice may impact on our in-person program, which we currently have scheduled for Monday 13th September (various locations) and Tuesday 14th September (Aerial Functions Centre UTS)   

  1. If restrictions are put into place that prevent us from running face-to-face activities, the conference organisers reserve the right to change the conference program accordingly, including moving the entire program online for virtual participation only. In this case you may choose to apply for a refund and not attend the event, or be reimbursed the difference between a hybrid and virtual ticket and attend online through our event Web/App.
  2. Currently NSW Public Health Orders and the rules of UTS Aerial Function Centre restrict the number of face-to-face delegates allowed at the venue. If restrictions ease, there will be more tickets released accordingly. Therefore there may be an option for delegates to upgrade to face-to-face attendance by paying the difference, should the numbers allow.

Note: Up to 80% of our conference program is scheduled to be virtual, so any impact from increased restrictions and lockdowns due to COVID-19 will only have a small affect on the overall content and conference experience.

Domestic Travel (within Australia)

If you travelling to Sydney (NSW) from another state or territory to attend the IFS Conference in-person, please take note of the following information:

  • Requirements are changing and each state or territory in Australia has its own permits and travel restrictions for residents and travellers to and from NSW.
  • Visitors arriving in NSW from ‘affected areas’ and ‘areas of concern’ must complete a self-declaration form and may be required to get tested for COVID-19 and/or self-isolate.
  • Anyone travelling to other states from NSW must comply with the border crossing and isolation or quarantine requirements in the state they are travelling to.
  • Conference delegates should call their planned accommodation venues to ensure they will be open and confirm bookings before travelling.
  • Visitors must follow the latest health advice in terms of physical distancing, practicing good hygiene, and staying home if feeling unwell.
  • A breach of the Public Health Orders in NSW may result in a fine or penalty.
  • Please check for the latest information about traveling to and from NSW.

International Travel

At this time, Australia's borders remain closed and only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia. All travellers arriving in Australia must self-isolate in a designated facility (such as a hotel) for 14 days in their port of arrival. For the latest information, see Australian Border Force and the Australian Government Department of Health's Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travellers

Questions or Concerns

Contact IFS Conference 2021 organisers if you have any specific questions or concerns relating to COVID-19 and how it may impact on your conference attendance or tickets. Also, please refer to our Terms and Conditions in relation to our refund policy.