TAFTA Geelong

Cost & Travel

Costs: Workshop | Accommodation | Other | Payment/Cancellation
Exchange Rates
Forum Dates (Arrival & Departure)
Travel: by Air | by Train
Contact Information
More info about: TAFTA Forum | Forum Schedule

Cost of Workshop

• for TFF subscribers:

A$270 (no GST) – residential
A$285 (no GST) – non-residential

• for non-subscribers:

an extra A$55 (no GST)

Please note:
at present a one-year, 4-issue subscription to TFF
costs only A$35 (incl. GST)

Cost of Accommodation

for 6 nights, including all meals
from Sunday dinner, 28 September
through Saturday lunch, 4 October:

• A$380 (incl. GST)
– in a dormitory


• A$475 (incl. GST)
– in a *non-dormitory

(*mostly, but not all, single rooms)

additional options

you may want to specify:

• I wish to be with other 'night owls' (up late)
• I am an 'early bird' (like quiet at night)
• I have trouble walking
(distances are not great at Geelong, but the grounds are not 'compact' either)
• I need to be on a ground floor
(you must also let TAFTA know if you cannot get up one flight of stairs to a classroom)

Other Costs

'Heathen Bazaar'

… if you want to take part in our Selling Bazaar,
which runs on Saturday morning

• A$20 for a half table
(you can nominate who you wish to share with)

• $35 for a full (solo) selling-table


– no faxes or emails acepted –

A deposit of A$100
(in the form of a cheque or credit card details)
must accompany your posted enrollment form

and the balance is paid by 1 June, 2004, unless by special arangement

In case of cancellation:

• before 1 June,2004,
all but A$50 will be returned to you

• from 1 June, 2004,
the full deposit of A$100 is forfeit

Exchange Rates

A$100.00 =


The above sample rates were current at 24 December, 2003,
but they change and you can check up yourself at any time,
for example, by going to:


Forum Dates (Arrival & Departure)

The dates of the Geelong Forum are
Sunday, 26 September to Saturday, 2 October, 2004

We know it can be awkward to co-ordinate flights, buses, trains, taxis, but unfortunately, we can't cater for early arrivals
– we are only open to receive people at
Geelong Grammar School (GGS)
from 1:30pm on Sunday, 26 September

• Classes operate on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri
• Wednesday is 'free time' from around 2pm
• the final Saturday is 'Open House' day

Everyone must depart by
2pm on Saturday, 2 October

Travel by Air


The pre-conference newsletter is very comprehensive and includes a lengthy description of travel options, but it doesn't come out until about six weeks before the Geelong Forum commences.

At least the timetables we cite in the newsletter are reasonably current at that time! However, you may wish to know more, sooner.

Most people fly into
Melbourne and get the Gull Airport service to Corio Village
which is the shortest cab ride to Geelong Grammar of all available stops on Gull (perhaps A$12 for a cab)

If enough people on your Gull Airport bus want to go to Geelong Grammar, the driver will in fact bring you into the central car park at the school, but it can't be guaranteed. Do tell the driver your final destination is GGS


We operate a coach service direct from
Geelong Grammar School (GGS) to the airport,
departing from GGS at 3:15pm sharp from the main Car Park
– cost is A$25 –
(you book this when you get your conference newsletter in mid-August, 2003.)

You should get to your departure spot at the airport by 4:30pm latest

Travel by Train

Corio station is the closest train station to Geelong Grammar, but we cannot meet you on arrival.

The station is just a station – it is not in a town or village. There is a phone, so you can call a cab, but it is much the best, if you have a mobile phone with you

Contact Information

Gull Travel:
phone 5222 4966
(approx. A$22 one-way)

Geelong Radio Cabs:
phone 1800 636 088

Bay City Cabs:
phone 1800 636 636