FAQs

General

Yes, all delegates can be provided with a letter supporting their application of leave.

GHC18 will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall, in the heart of Melbourne CBD. The address is 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne.

The GHC18 opening ceremony will commence at 3.30 pm on Friday, the 17th of August. The event will conclude after Cocktail Night on the night of Tuesday, the 21st of August. We recommend arriving in Melbourne by early afternoon on Friday, the 17th of August, and departing (not too early) on Wednesday, the 22nd of August.

Registration

You will be able to register in the foyer of the Melbourne Town Hall between 1.00pm – 6.00pm on Friday 17th August. If possible, please come earlier in the afternoon. This will help us control the crowds and you’ll also have time for a Melbourne coffee before the opening ceremony. 😉

Please email eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au with your name, university, which package you bought and your ticket reference number to be matched with someone on the waiting list. Please note there is a $50 transfer fee.

Please email eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au with your name, uni and which package uuud like to be put on the waiting list!

The best way is to sell your ticket to a colleague who is interest in going. You may be able to find interested students at your uni via your AMSA global health representative. Otherwise, please email eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au, to be added to a waiting list for students interested to buy your ticket. Please note, there is a $50 transfer fee.

Yes, please do!! Alumni registration is $325 for which you will get access to:

  • Opening ceremony
  • Saturday and Sunday academic program
  • Friday night social event
  • EXCLUSIVE Saturday night alumni-only social event
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day

Click here to register now!

If you will be unable to register at Melbourne Town Hall between 1:00 – 6:00 PM on Friday Aug 17, please email Eliza (eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au) in advance. We will put your name on a list at the door at the Friday night social event so that you can enter without a wristband and then you can register properly at the Town Hall on the Saturday morning.
If you are attending the AMSA Global Health Intensive prior to GHC, you will have the opportunity to pre-register on Thursday 16th August in the lunch break.

At this stage, we will not be selling individual academic day partials, academic only package or social only packages for GHC18.

Full Registration: $390

  • Opening and closing ceremony
  • Entire academic program including 4 days of inspiring plenaries, insightful breakout sessions, a NEW 3 hour workshop, and hands-on advocacy sessions
  • Entire social program including 5 spectacular social nights, ending with an extravagant cocktail night
  • Food: 4 morning teas, 3 lunches and 2 afternoon teas at the Melbourne Town Hall. Dinner will also be provided at Festival on the Monday evening
  • GHC18’s Festival “Splendour on the Dock”- an afternoon of workshops, activities and relaxing with new friends whilst listening to great music

Accomodation: $360

  • 5 nights of centrally located accommodation (Friday-Tuesday, checkout on Wednesday) in 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained apartments
  • Food: 3 dinner packs (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and a lunch (Monday).
  • Dinner is provided on Monday as part of the full rego package
  • Bus transport to social events located outside of the Melbourne CBD

Weekend partial: $295

  • Opening ceremony
  • Saturday and Sunday academic program
  • Friday and Saturday night social events
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day

Alumni: $325

  • Opening ceremony on Friday
  • Saturday and Sunday academic program
  • EXCLUSIVE Friday night alumni only pre-event (and you can bring a +1!)
  • Friday and Saturday night social events with the rest of GHC
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day

Final cocktail night partial: $80

  • Access to the most extravagant event of them all! Join our delegates ‘up in the air’ on their final social of the conference for a night to remember, or at least try to!

Yes, you will be able to log back into your registration account to purchase add-ons. However, you will not be able to change your ticket type.

You will be able to transfer your ticket to another delegate after you have already bought it. Please email hello@ghc2018.com to let us know if you are transferring your ticket to someone, and include the Full Name and University Email Address of the person you will be substituting your registration to.

Transferring your ticket will incur a $50 fee which will be charged to the same card account you used to initially purchase registration. It is up to you to sort out payment between you and the other delegate. The deadline to transfer a ticket is 27th July (3 weeks before GHC18). 


You will be able to change your details by re-logging in to the registration platform. You will not be able to change your ticket type.

No. Tickets to AMSA events are non-refundable as per the Terms and Conditions. However, you can transfer it to someone else (see transfer FAQ for more information).

Contact hello@ghc2018.com if you believe there are extenuating circumstances.

Overseas Students

You are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa/travel documents for travelling to Australia. You can find further information at the Australian Government Home Affairs website.

Tickets can be through the ‘Non-Member Registration’ pathway here. Please note, we will require a letter from your home university or student medical society to confirm that you are a medical student at the institution. After registering, please email the letter of confirmation to eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au, with the subject “International Medical Student GHC attendance”.

Yes, most definitely!

Equity Scholarships

You must be a member of AIDA. To be eligible for student membership with AIDA, you are required to be nominated by a current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor or medical student who is already a member of AIDA, and to upload evidence of your medical course enrolment. Please sign up on the AIDA website before June 20 .

Unfortunately not, this is the only part of the conference that you will have to fund yourself. If there are exceptional circumstances, please outline this in your cover letter”  

 

 

Yes, if you are a medical student from outside of Melbourne. If there are exceptional circumstances, please outline these in your cover letter.

 

 

We will upgrade your ticket to a full registration and will pay for your registration.

No. The scholarship is only available for full registration to GHC.

 

 

We have places reserved for you, and will pay for your registration.  

 

 

If you are successful in receiving a GHC scholarship, we will refund you the part of all of the cost of your ticket, depending on the amount of scholarship money you receive.

Accommodation

Room allocations will be organised prior to the event by the AMSA Global Health representatives at each university.

Delegates will be staying at either Quest on William Apartment Hotel or City Edge on Elizabeth Apartment Hotel. Both these venues offer high-quality, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and are located within walking distance of the Melbourne Town Hall.

Transport

Only accommodated delegates will get transport to social nights that are outside of the CBD. So far there are two social nights that are outside the CBD (both around 20-30 minutes drive away), two that are within the CBD, and one to be confirmed.

Accommodated delegates will be provided with bus transport for social events that are located outside of the Melbourne CBD, which is currently the plan for 2-3 social nights. For the two CBD events, delegates can walk, take advantage of Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone or use ride-share services such as Uber or Taxify.

Thanks to the help of the Perth Convention ’18 team, all medical students now have access to flight discounts from Virgin through Business for Doctors.

How to join:

Final year medical students:

  • Join the Business for Doctors Facebook page. You will be need to provide your AMSA membership number , your University (MUST state you are a final year medical student) and your city of residence.

Non-final year medical students:

  • Join the Money Matters for Medical Students Facebook page.
  • Please state your university and AMSA membership number as you join, and your AMSA reps will approve you.

Once you are a part of either group:

  1. Head to this link
  2. Login through your Facebook
  3. Voila!

Book through the Virgin widget on the website and you will be automatically redirected to the Virgin portal with the discount applied. Note that the widget will always show the cheapest fares available.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you change any information, please go BACK to the Virgin widget and change the information there, or else the discounts will not apply.

Academic

We think some of the best parts of GHC are the enriching discussions you get to have with other delegates. Many international conferences set aside time for reflection and debriefing on the day’s topics. We will have one hour timetabled each day for a group meeting with your delegation, facilitated by your university’s delegation leader or global health representative. It will be a semi-structured session, a chance for networking with the rest of your delegation and an opportunity to hear logistical conference updates!

New to GHC this year, the 3-hour intensives will run from 10:30am-1:30pm on Monday, the 20th of August. These workshops are an opportunity to engage with global health topics in smaller groups and in greater depth, build tangible skills in creating change and engaging others or take part in a simulation. We will release details of the workshops available and how to sign-up for them prior to the conference so keep an eye on your emails!

Festival is a chance to unwind, meet new people and get your hands stuck into a range of activities. From dance workshops to advocacy activities to DIY art, festival features something for everyone. You’ll get to meet people from different groups and organisations, and may even hear a sneaky live performance (or two!).

Social

Friday: Illuminate @ The Colonial Hotel
Saturday: Dystopia @ The Trust
Sunday: Sunday Funday- @ Collingwood Town Hall
Monday: Splendour at The Docks (festival themed) @ Hightail
Tuesday: Up in the Air Cocktail Party @ The Park

There are specific lock out times for our social events so please get there on time! Lock out is 930 for Friday and Saturday and 8.30 on Monday. There will be reminders on the conference app! If you know in advance that you will be late to a social, please email eliza.kluckow@amsa.org.au.

Accommodated delegates will be provided with bus transport to social events that are located outside of the Melbourne CBD (Night 3 – Sunday Funday, and Night 5 – Up in the Air) , and also buses back home to their accommodation. The rest of the social events are conveniently located within the CBD, so delegates can walk, take advantage of the Melbourne Free Tram Zone or use ride-share services such as Uber or Taxify.

Our social events are designed to be inclusive for all delegates at GHC18. There will be entertainment and activities at each social night to be enjoyed by everyone – regardless of whether you are drinking or not! We have a holistic approach to having fun and will include welfare organisations such as Red Frogs at our events to create a safe and fun environment for everyone attending the social nights! We are also hosting a non-alcoholic event on the Sunday night of GHC18, giving everyone a chance to reboot and further promote the inclusivity of our social program.

Food

Yes, the Melbourne Town Hall can cater for the following dietary requirements:

  • Vegetarian/Halal  
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Nut free
  • Kosher

If you have additional dietary requirements, please email logistics@ghc2018.com. We will do our best, but unfortunately cannot guarantee that we will be able to cater for any requirements that are not listed above.

All delegates who purchase full registration will be provided with 4 morning teas, 3 lunches and 2 afternoon teas at the Melbourne Town Hall. Dinner will also be provided for all delegates at Festival on the Monday evening.

Accommodated delegates will also receive 3 dinners (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and a lunch (Monday).  

Due to our commitment to sustainability, almost all meals provided at GHC18 will be vegetarian. Please note that we are not providing breakfast for accommodated delegates, however, both hotels have a fully equipped kitchen and are close to a supermarket.