WATOC 2008


Registration is now closed.

Important Information: The Welcome Reception and Congress Banquet tickets are booked through the registration procedure. However, Congress Excursions, Accompanying Persons Programme, Opera Tickets and other Touring Bookings are booked through the Tour Options page.

Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for WATOC delegates at a range of accommodation options. These special accommodation rates can be booked when registering for the Congress: please click here for further information.

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Congress Registration Fees

Registration Fees (inclusive of GST)
Standard $800
Student $500
Social Events
Sunday September 14, 2008 5:30pm Welcome Reception: Included for registered participants  
Wednesday September 17, 2008 1:30pm Excursion 1: Lunch Cruise $79
  2:00pm Excursion 2: City Highlights & Bondi Beach Bus Tour $22
  2:00pm Excursion 3: Sydney Sights Walking Tour $29
Thursday September 18, 2008 7:00pm Congress Banquet $99
  WATOC Life Member Banquet Ticket $49
Please note a 2% processing fee applies for all payments made by Mastercard or Visa.

Accompanying Persons

There is no registration fee for accompanying persons. Tickets for any specific social events in which accompanying persons wish to take part may be purchased through the associated participant's registration procedure.


Method of Registration

To register for WATOC 2008, use the secure online registration form. Payment should be made at the time of registering by Mastercard or Visa.

Confirmation & Acknowledgements

If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 14 days after any transaction, please contact the Congress Secretariat on +61 2 4984 2554 or via email.

Cancellation & Refunds

Cancellation must be made in writing to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations are no longer eligible for a refund, but registrations may be transferred. Any cancellation charges imposed by accommodation providers will be payable by the participant.

Special Requirements

Please indicate any special requirements, including special dietary requirements, on the registration form or via email.


A list of participant will be issued to all participants and sponsors. If you do not want your details included on this list, please send an email to the Congress Secretariat.


Participants should ensure they have sufficient personal insurance to cover any medical expenses, damage or loss of personal effects. Neither the Congress Committee nor the Congress Secretariat accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage to property belonging to participants during the Congress or any affiliated events.

WATOC 2008 Congress Secretariat

Tulips Meetings Management

ABN: 32 003 901 657

PO Box 116
Salamander Bay
NSW 2317

Telephone: +61 2 4984 2554

Facsimile: +61 2 4984 2755

Email: watoc@pco.com.au

GST (Australian Participants Only)

The registration form is a Tax Invoice after payment has been made (ABN 32 003 901 657). All registration fees are inclusive of Australian GST. Accommodation deposits do not include GST, as they are deposits only until time of arrival (even if paid in full). Tax Invoices for accommodation will be issued by the applicable hotel at the time of check-out.


Every effort has been made to present, as accurately as possible, all the information contained on this website. WATOC, affiliated institutions, the Congress Committee, Tulips Meetings Management and its Agents act only to procure and arrange these activities and do not accept responsibility for any act or omission on the part of the service providers. No liability is accepted for any inaccuracy or misdescription, nor for delay or damage, including personal injury or death, howsoever caused resulting from or arising out of reliance upon any general or specific information published on this website. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the committee reserves the right to change any or all of these details.