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Travel Disruptions/ Refund Policy

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to monitor and act following the advice of the Federal Government and relevant authorities.  Currently there are no travel restrictions in place for Perth.

With this in mind, the Seismix conference is proceeding as planned.

We are aware that some flight schedules have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. At this late stage Seismix has already committed to a contract with its conference venue partner and can not guarantee a refund of the symposium registration costs.

Seismix is currently working with our conference venue partner to review impacted delegates’ cases to determine whether a partial refund can be offered. Processing of any refunds are not likely to occur until after the conference takes place. As any refunds will be at the discretion of the conference venue, the Seismix organisers are unable to guarantee a refund.

WebEx is also offered to presenters who are unable to travel to the conference. Please contact the organisers for further information.

Latest Travel Advice: COVID-19 Virus; Bushfires in Australia

COVID-19 virus in Australia

We are fortunate in Western Australia that there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus, and only 15 cases in the Eastern States of Australia. The majority of cases remain in China, and especially in the Hubei province which has been in quarantine since late January.  Our thoughts are with all those in China, especially those affected by the virus.

Since the beginning of the outbreak Curtin University has acted to keep our community safe, and we will continue to follow the advice of the Federal Government health authorities.  We are confident our campuses in Western Australia are safe places to work and study.

To address the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Australian Government has implemented the following travel restrictions:

  • foreign nationals – excluding permanent residents – who have been in mainland China will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians and dependants only).
  • Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families who have been in mainland China from 1 February 2020, and who return Australia, are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the time they left mainland China.

The restrictions are in place until 22 February when they will be reviewed.

Useful links

Curtin’s dedicated webpage
Prime Minister’s recent statement
Australian Health Department resources

Bushfires in Australia

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance to Curtin University. We continue to monitor and act following the advice of the Federal Government and relevant authorities.  With this in mind, the Seismix conference and post-conference field trip are proceeding as planned.  In recent times, the devastating bushfires largely reported in the news are primarily happening across the states of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.  Being located on the opposite side of the country, fortunately the air quality in Perth continues to remain in the healthy range  and currently there are no travel restrictions for Perth.