Far North Queensland is a stunning region and Australia’s closest and easiest access point to the Great Barrier Reef. It is the only place on earth where two World Heritage listed areas meet, the iconic Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s Wet Tropics rainforests. The region offers more than 300 days of sunshine per year, as well as plenty of space and friendly locals.

Letter of Invitation


If you require a personal invitation to attend the Conference for visa purposes, please contact the Conference Organiser by email to whocc@jcu.edu.au and include 'Request for Visa Letter' in the subject line.

If required, you can download a copy of the Preliminary Conference Program (PDF, 223 KB) to support your visa application.

Accommodation and Tours

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Local travel company Destination Cairns Marketing has been contracted to provide WHOCC2018 delegates and their travelling partners with information about tours, activities, accommodation and special offers available during their time in Far North Queensland.

Delegates and partners can also seek information and make bookings during the Conference by contacting the onsite Tour and Hospitality Desk at the Cairns Convention Centre.