Organization

International Osteoporosis Foundation

9, rue Juste-Olivier
CH-1260 Nyon
Switzerland
info@iofbonehealth.org
www.iofbonehealth.org

  • John A. Kanis (chair)
  • Manju Chandran (chair)
  • Manju Chandran (chair)
  • Peter Ebeling (chair)
  • Jackie Center
  • Gustavo Duque
  • Helena Johansson
  • John A. Kanis
  • S. Kukreja
  • Timothy Kwok
  • Joon Kiong Lee
  • Lyn March
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Ambrish Mithal
  • Hajime Orimo
  • Kerrie Sanders
  • Ego Seeman
  • Yoshiya Tanaka
  • Vu Thi Thanh Thuy
  • Zhao Yanling
  • Serge Ferrari (chair)
  • Joon Kiong Lee (chair)
  • Manju Chandran
  • Cyrus Cooper
  • Bess Dawson-Hughes
  • Peter Ebeling
  • John A. Kanis
  • Ambrish Mithal
  • Toshitaka Nakamura
  • René Rizzoli

Humacom

Rue Renier, 9
4800 Verviers
Belgium
secretariat@iof-regional.org
www.humacom.com

Usefull information

Sydney enjoys a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers, perfect for making the most of the outdoors. Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall. During summer, average temperatures range from 18.6 - 25.8°C (65.5 - 78.4°F), and average humidity spikes to 65%.

Country code +61

English is the national language.

The national currency is Australian dollars (AUD). Banking hours are usually 9.30am-4pm Monday to Thursday and until 5pm on Friday. Some branches open on Saturday mornings until 1pm.

You may need an adapter in order to plug your appliances into the power sockets: the adapter required for Australia is Type 1 Australia plug. The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins, forming an inverted ‘V’ shape, and occasionally a third pin in the centre.The electrical current in Australia is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz.

In case of an emergency the emergency call number is 000 . This number is a free call from any phone (including mobile/cell phones). You can connect to the police, fire brigade or ambulance by calling this number .

Australia has a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10 per cent. You may be able to claim a refund for the GST paid on goods if you have spent AUD$300 or more with a single business, no more than 60 days before departing Australia. Tourist Refund Scheme facilities are located in the departure area of international terminals.

Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill, and tipping is always your choice. In upmarket restaurants, it is common to tip waiters 10 per cent of the bill for good service.

Australia is generally a safe destination with travellers enjoying unhindered travel experiences in terms of their personal safety and security. A stable political system, well-maintained roads, low crime rate and high standard of health make it a safe and easy country to explore.

Taxis in Sydney can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at one of several designated taxi ranks throughout the city centre. Taxis can also be booked directly with one of numerous private taxi companies operating across the city.

Sydney is located in AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone.
Daylight savings sarts on Sunday April 1, 2018. During Australian Summer, time in Sydney equals UTC/GMT+11.

Set around the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is the most well-known of Australia’s cities, and with good reason. For more information on the, please visit https://int.sydney.com