General Attendees Information

Find the answer to some frequently asked questions about attending the International Forum taking place in Melbourne, Australia, on 30 October – 1 November 2023.

  • What will the format of the International Forum Melbourne 2023 be?

    We will be in Melbourne for a three-day in-person conference from 30 October – 1 November 2023.

    We will also be offering some of the conference content virtually for those who can’t join us in person. Information about registration and the programme for online attendees will be made available in June 2023.

  • How much does it cost to attend?

    Early Bird registration for the in-person International Forum in Melbourne will open in February 2023.

  • How can I register?

    All bookings are made online and are payable by credit/debit card or cheque.

    We can only issue invoices for groups of 5 or more.

    Registration will open in February 2023. 

  • What is included in my registration fee?

    Your registration fee grants you access to all keynote and plenary sessions; any welcome reception/networking event that we organise; lunch and refreshments for the days you have registered for; access to the exhibition and posters; online access to all materials after the event; and certificate of attendance.

  • Is the International Forum accredited?

    The International Forum is typically accredited. Further details will be published when available, closer to the conference.

  • What should I do if I have additional access requirements?

    We aim to make the International Forum as accessible as possible. If you have specific access requirements you can add these during the registration process or get in touch by emailing us.

  • Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

    Yes, all delegates will automatically receive a certificate of attendance on completion of an online evaluation form. This will be emailed to you after the conference.

  • How can I book my accommodation?

    We will publish more information about booking your accommodation once registration opens in 2023.

    Please be advised that when booking your travel and accommodation, we urge you not to make non-refundable travel arrangements. BMJ cannot be held responsible for non-refundable travel tickets. We suggest you make your refundable travel booking only after you have received confirmation of your registration from us. Bookings, cancellations or amendments to hotel arrangements should be made by directly contacting the hotel/accommodation booking agency that you are using. We are not involved with and do not accept any responsibility for such matters.

  • Where can I find more details about visa applications for my travel to Australia?

    Please ensure you are aware of any international visa requirements that may be applicable for your travel into Australia. Further guidance on visa options and steps to complete your visa application if needed, can be found here: