To ensure that your visit to Hobart and the experience of the Conference is as enjoyable as possible, here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions which will hopefully provide you with all the information you need.

We encourage you to read through this before you attend. Please contact us if you have a question that we haven’t answered.


Where is the Conference held?

The Conference is being held at Hobart Function and Conference Center, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart TAS.

Is there parking at the venue?

Due to the unique location on Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart Function and Conference Centre are unable to offer parking immediately adjacent to the venue. There are however a number of options nearby. Details here.

How do I get from the airport to the Conference venue?

17-minute drive from Hobart Airport by a rental car, taxi or Uber.
20 minutes by SkyBus to Stop 2 - Brooke Street Pier. You will then need to walk 2 minutes the remainder of the way.  SkyBus operates the brand-new zero-emission electric buses. To book a SkyBus ticket, please click here.


Dress Code

Smart Casual is suitable for the Conference.

Registration Desk Open Hours

The General Enquiries Desk Opening Hours will be shared closer to the event.

Where do I register when I arrive?

The registration desk location will be shared closer to the event. Please direct any questions you may have regarding registration, session attendance or other elements of the Conference to Leishman Associates staff at this desk.

How do I gain entry into the sessions?

Delegates will be provided with an individual name badge, which will give you access to all sessions. This must be worn at all times within the Conference venues.

How will I know if there are program changes?

In the lead-up to the Conference, edits will be made to the program. See the latest version of the program on the website. Any changes to the program during the event will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the Desk.

Can I photograph or record the sessions?

Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker. 

Will there be internet available?

Free wireless internet access is available for the duration of the Conference. The password and login details will be available at the registration desk.

PLEASE NOTE: The internet is not to be used to view or download any illicit material, including movies, music etc.

What is the Anti-Harassment Policy?

We will not tolerate harassment of Conference participants in any form.

Conference participants violating the Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the Conference without a refund at the discretion of the Conference Organisers.

If you experience any bad behaviour and/or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe during the Conference, please contact the Conference Organisers via email or see them at the General Inquiries Desk.

Is there security at the Conference?

It's important to note that while we provide guidelines for safeguarding personal belongings, there is no dedicated security presence at the conference venue. Therefore, we strongly advise all attendees to take proactive measures to protect their valuables. 

The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property.

Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.

Where can I find a list of delegates?

A delegate list will be available post-event at the delegates only page. 

Printed delegate lists will not be available at the Conference. If you had selected privacy required when completing your registration form, your name will not appear on the list.

I have special dietary requirements – will I be served the correct food?

If you have advised us of any special dietary requirements during the registration process, the caterers at each function have been provided these. A special buffet table will be set during the day for special diets. If you are unsure, please see venue staff.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy should also cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expenses. The insurance should cover loss arising from the cancellation of the Conference by the organisers or a person’s inability to attend due to any reason whatsoever. No responsibility is taken by the Conference managers for any person not holding insurance.

Various components of this event are being handled by Leishman Associates, a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO). Leishman Associates may be contacted regarding any matters relating to the event management. Further information about the PCO can be found at the following website: www.leishman-associates.com.au


I am a Chairperson, what should I do?

Chairpersons will receive an email prior to the Conference, reminding them of their responsibilities. If you are a chairperson and do not receive this, or have additional questions, please contact Chatz at Leishman Associates (03 6234 7844).

I am a Speaker, what should I do?

All speakers are requested to report to the AV technician in the main plenary room to upload their presentation and assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of the session to meet with the session chair and familiarise themselves with the room and the AV equipment. There will be facility to test.

All presentations need to be 16:9 in ratio.


How do I pay for my accommodation?

If you have booked your accommodation when you registered, your credit card details have been provided to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel.

The hotel will take payment directly. Please familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions of the hotel when booking via our registration portal.

I would like to cancel my accommodation booking, what should I do?

If you have booked as part of the Conference Block during the registration process, you will need to contact the Event Team at Leishman Associates to modify your booking details. Hotel policies for your booking will apply, see your registration confirmation email for details on the policy.

If you have booked The Tasman Hotel, please contact the hotel directly and refer to their terms and conditions.

If you have booked as part of the Conference Block during the registration process, you will need to contact the Event Team at Leishman Associates to modify your booking details. Hotel policies for your booking will apply, see your registration confirmation email for details on the policy.


Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights of the event, and all materials distributed at or in connection with the event is owned by the Host, Leishman Associates, Sponsors, &/or Speakers presenting at the event. Participants may not use, reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Conference, content, or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Conference for any reason without the prior written permission from the Host.

No part of the event may be recorded, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including but not limited to video or audio recording, photography, photocopying or any other information storage or retrieval system known now or in the future, without the explicit written permission of the Host.

I need to cancel my registration, what do I do?

Cancellations must be received in writing, email – to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844.

See our Terms and Conditions page for full details.


AEVA National Conference reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers, if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.

I am not receiving event emails

Sometimes emails don’t get through firewall settings. To overcome this issue, please whitelist conference@laevents.com.au and conference@leishman-associates.com.au if you find you are not receiving Conference correspondence.

Contact Us

Leishman Associates


Tel: +61 3 62347844

227 Collins Street, Hobart

About AEVA

The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) LTD is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the cause of switching Australia's transport networks to electric drive as quickly as possible.  We all share a common interest in electromobility and climate-friendly transport. Formed after the oil price shocks of 1973, the AEVA is the longest continuously running EV society in the world.  We represent all EV users and enthusiasts, current and prospective, and are more than happy to offer jargon-free advice on which EV is right for you. We also make regular submissions to government and industry about policies which will help transition to electric drive, and away from imported fossil fuels for transport. 


Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the muwinina people, the traditional owners of the Land upon which we work, and we pay our respect to Aboriginal Elders; past and present. We respect all Tasmanian Aboriginal people, their culture and their rights as the first peoples of lutruwita.

Diversity Statement

The AEVA National Conference embraces diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds to contribute their unique perspectives and talents to the advancement of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. We recognize that diversity fuels innovation and progress, and thus we are committed to creating an environment where all attendees feel valued, respected, and empowered.