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Sept. 21-25, 2018

Join IPATA in Melbourne, Australia for the next Pet Shippers Conference in 2018.

Attend the only international conference exclusively for pet shipping experts to grow your business. IPATA conferences are for members only.

Not a member? Submit your membership application by July 1st and Join IPATA!

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September 21

New Attendee Reception

Icebreaker Reception

September 22-25

Educational sessions

Professional Training


September 25

Gala Event with red carpet reception, dinner, awards, dancing & more!

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Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
Tel: (+61)3/95294300
Address: 65 Queens Road 3004
Albert Park, Australia

The hotel overlooks Albert Park and is within easy reach of Luna Park and St. Kilda’s Beach. It is also near the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance, with access to the St Kilda Road business district and Melbourne Airport via the freeway.

Sleeping Room Rates:

  • Mercure Rooms AU $200 / US $152 (subject to exchange rates)
  • Pullman Rooms AU $240 / US $187 (subject to exchange rates)
  • Rates are available up to three days before and after the event.
  • Link for IPATA Hotel Group Rate

Rates Include:

  • Breakfast Buffet in Windows Restaurant for one included. $28 AUD for an additional breakfast.
  • Complimentary WIFI for 2 devices

Other hotel details: 2 restaurants, bar, 24/7 room service, fitness center, Albert Park located directly across from hotel has paved running trail around the lake.

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Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country.

Australia has specific guidelines about applying for a visa to attend a conference, please see this website for detailed instructions on obtaining an approved visa:

Australian Government: Department of Home Affairs

New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.

Need a Visa Letter invitation from IPATA?

Members are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a letter of invitation with their visa applications. To receive an invitation, please login and fill out the form on this page: VISA LETTER REQUEST

Each meeting attendee is responsible for insuring they have a visa authorizing them to travel to the country where a meeting is being held. IPATA is not responsible nor liable for travel being denied due to the lack of the appropriate visa and any registration fees paid will not be refunded. However, an attendee may register for a meeting and if the consulate or embassy denies their visa prior to the start of their travel, then a refund of registration fees may be possible; please email for details..

Registration Details

Registration will open in June! How much does registration cost? What does expenses does registration include? See answers to these questions here: Conference Registration

More information about the IPATA Melbourne Conference to come! Please check this page for updates.