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Conference Venue

Darwin Convention Centre

10 Stokes Hill Road
Darwin City NT 0800


Located on the spectacular Darwin Harbour, the world class Darwin Convention Centre is an iconic landmark in the tropical capital city of the Northern Territory.

Set within the lush setting of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Darwin Convention Centre is a stunning destination for local, national and international delegates. Since opening in 2008, the Darwin Convention Centre has established a reputation as a modern, multi-award-winning centre that consistently delivers outstanding customised event experiences, first-class food and excellent personalised customer service.

Getting There

By Taxi or Uber
Ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at the Darwin Convention Centre’s entrance on Stokes Hill Road.

By Bus
The nearest bus stop to the Centre is located on Kitchener Drive. For information about the timetable, fares and routes, please visit the NT Government website.

By Car
The Darwin Convention Centre offers 233 parking spaces, with easily accessible public car parks also available throughout the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. Basement parking is limited to cars only as the car park has a ceiling height of 2.3 metres. The cost of basement car parking is $5.00 per car, per day or part thereof. *

* Parking rate is correct at the time of publication, subject to change at the Centre’s discretion.


The conference and social functions are non-smoking.


There is lift and ramp access to all areas of the Centre, as well as automatic doors, drop-off points and parking bays for guests with disabilities. All internal and external doors have been designed with easy wheelchair access in mind, while the back row of seating in the auditorium is removable to accommodate delegates in wheelchairs.

A wireless hearing augmentation system is available throughout the Centre to assist hearing-impaired people, and all lifts, meeting and function rooms have braille directional and architectural signs to assist the vision impaired.

Parent Rooms

There are rest rooms designed to accommodate parents with baby-change facilities.

General Information

Anti-Trust 2020-08-31T15:47:59+10:00

GPTEC 2021 shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant competition and anti-trust laws.

Attendees shall not enter into any discussion, activity or conduct that may infringe any applicable law.

Attendees are reminded not to, directly or indirectly, engage in anti-competitive conduct, including: price fixing, restrictive covenants, misuse of market power such as predatory pricing, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, or any other conduct which substantially lessens competition.

This applies not only to discussions at the conference but also to informal discussions before and during the conference. Should the conference discuss matters that are considered to be breach of competition law, the Strategic Committee will close the meeting.

Catering 2019-09-26T18:13:46+10:00

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available during the conference in the exhibition area and is included in your registration fee.

Conditions 2018-11-16T17:09:39+10:00

International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny entry and/or terminate the registration of any person who demonstrates behaviour that International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd deems to be inappropriate and/or a risk to others.

Currency 2018-11-19T18:05:46+10:00

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Delegate List 2019-09-26T18:21:59+10:00

An attendee or delegate list will be supplied to all attendees, including exhibitors and partners. If you do not wish to have your details on the delegate list, please ensure you indicate this on your registration form.

Dietary Requirements 2019-09-26T18:15:48+10:00

Please note any dietary requirements when registering for the conference. If you have purchased additional tickets for accompanying guest(s), please also indicate their requirements under your registration record. All dietary requirements will be forwarded to the venue/s.

Disclaimer 2019-09-26T18:22:48+10:00

All details are correct at the time of publication. The Strategic Committee reserves the right to change the program and functions at any time without notice.

Opinions expressed by authors in their abstracts and during their presentations are personal and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Strategic Committee or NTGPE.

Dress Code 2019-09-26T18:26:25+10:00

The dress code throughout the conference is neat casual. The dress code for each function is indicated in the function description on the Social Functions page. Where there is a theme associated with a function, guests are encouraged to dress up to the theme.

Duplication/Recording 2019-09-26T18:32:51+10:00

Unauthorised photography, audio taping, video recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in conference sessions.

Electricity 2018-11-19T18:14:27+10:00

The electrical supply is 240 volts, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug of unique design. Most hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.

Exhibition 2019-09-26T18:27:43+10:00

The exhibition will be located in Hall 1 on the ground floor of the Darwin Convention Centre.

GST Information 2019-09-26T18:30:22+10:00

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based ten percent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken on board as hand luggage when leaving the country.

For more information, please visit the Australian Border Force website.

Immigration Information 2020-08-31T15:50:43+10:00

Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa. You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa.

For more information, visit

Please note COVID-19 travel restrictions may impact on international travellers arriving into Australia.

Insurance 2019-09-26T18:34:43+10:00

The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither NTGPE nor International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason, including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Liability 2019-09-26T18:36:14+10:00

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, NTGPE and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates, nor can NTGPE and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.

Messages 2019-09-26T18:36:51+10:00

A message board will be located near the registration desk. Please check here for all conference updates and messages as they will not be personally delivered.

Mobile Phones 2018-11-19T18:32:16+10:00

Delegates are asked to set their mobile phones to silent when in sessions.

Name Badges and Lanyards 2019-09-26T18:37:42+10:00

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For security purposes, the conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference and social functions. Entry may be denied if no name badge is displayed.

Privacy 2019-09-26T18:38:44+10:00

International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

Program 2018-11-19T18:36:07+10:00

Every endeavour has been made to produce an accurate program. The program is correct at time of printing.

Registration Desk 2019-09-27T12:27:13+10:00

The registration desk will be located in the foyer on the ground level of the Darwin Convention Centre.

Security 2018-11-19T18:40:26+10:00

Please ensure that you take all items of value with you at all times when leaving a room. Do not leave bags or laptop computers unattended.

Smoking 2019-09-27T12:28:03+10:00

The conference, social functions and associated venues are non-smoking.

Special Requirements 2019-09-27T12:28:52+10:00

Please note any special requirements, e.g. mobility or sight, when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue and we endeavour to accommodate the requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register? 2019-09-27T14:49:29+10:00

Head to the online registration form to register. The preferred method of registration is via the online form, however if you experience issues with our online registration form, please contact us on +61 2 9368 1200.

How much are the registration fees / What is included in the registration fee? 2020-09-01T11:24:18+10:00

Please refer to the registration page for a full breakdown on the registration types and entitlements.

I tried to sign in to the registration portal but received an error message saying ‘signing in failed’ 2020-08-31T16:10:35+10:00

If this is your first time registering or submitting an abstract for GPTEC 2021, you will need to create a new account. Even if you have previously attended GPTEC, you still need to create a new account. If you have forgotten your password, there is the option to reset this. If you continue to have problems signing in, please contact us on +61 2 9368 1200.

What is the late registration fee? 2019-09-27T14:49:49+10:00

The late registration fee is charged for all registrations received within ten (10) working days to the start of the conference.

How do I confirm that I am successfully registered? 2019-09-27T14:49:54+10:00

Once your registration is finalised, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are officially registered. Attached to this email will be your tax invoice and receipt as proof of payment.

When do registrations close? 2019-09-27T14:50:00+10:00

Registrations will be open until the end of the conference allowing you to register at your convenience.

Do I need to register for the concurrent sessions in advance? 2019-09-27T14:50:06+10:00

Delegates are free to choose the concurrent sessions they would like to attend on the day, there is no need to register selections in advance.

Can I attend the conference for one day? 2020-09-01T12:51:12+10:00

Day registrations are available for the conference. Simply select your preferred day of attendance during the registration process.

Can registrations be shared? If I cannot attend, can a colleague attend in my place? 2020-08-31T16:11:34+10:00

Registrations cannot be shared. If a delegate is unable to attend, they may send a substitute in their place. Substitutions can be made by notification in writing to the Conference Organiser at

Which credit cards does the conference accept? 2019-09-27T14:48:24+10:00

We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.

Can I request an invoice? 2020-08-31T16:12:53+10:00

The individual online registration form requires full payment at the time of registration. If you require a tax invoice, please complete the group registration form (for groups only), manual registration form or contact the Conference Organiser at prior to completing the form.

Can I register now and pay onsite or after the conference? 2019-09-27T14:53:35+10:00

No, all payments must be received prior to the conference commencing.

How can I amend or cancel my registration? 2020-08-31T16:13:35+10:00

All cancellations and amendments cannot be accepted over the telephone. Cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing either by mail, fax or email to the Conference Organiser. All cancellations will proceed in line with GPTEC 2021’s cancellation policy.

Do I need personal insurance? 2019-01-11T18:35:43+10:00

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

How do I obtain a certificate of attendance? 2019-09-27T14:58:00+10:00

A certificate of attendance personalised to reflect your registration will be emailed one week after the conference.

How do I obtain the delegate list? 2019-09-27T14:59:21+10:00

An electronic copy of the delegate list will be emailed to attendees after the conference.

Am I allowed to bring a guest? 2020-08-31T16:14:55+10:00

No, everyone who attends GPTEC 2021 needs to be registered.

Can I add a social function ticket to my registration? 2019-09-27T15:00:54+10:00

Yes, however this will be subject to availability at the time of request/purchase.

Can I cancel a social function ticket? 2019-01-11T18:42:10+10:00

Yes. A refund will depend on whether your social function ticket has been sold to another guest.


Can I book with the hotel directly? 2019-09-27T15:03:28+10:00

Special rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at hotels nearby the Darwin Convention Centre. These rates are only available to conference delegates and bookings MUST be made via the online registration form. Do not contact the hotel directly to book these rates.

Can an accommodation booking be made without credit card details? 2019-01-11T18:45:08+10:00

No, all accommodation bookings must be confirmed and guaranteed with a credit card.

Will the credit card supplied be used to pay for the accommodation booking? 2019-09-27T15:04:47+10:00

No, the card is only used to guarantee the booking, not for full payment unless it has been specified that a deposit is required prior to check-in. Full payment can be made upon check-in or check-out depending on the hotel’s policy.

Can pre-payment for accommodation bookings be organised? 2020-08-31T16:16:40+10:00

Yes, if you would like to pre-pay your accommodation please contact the Conference Organiser at who will request an invoice from the hotel on your behalf.

I called the hotel but they don’t have my booking 2020-08-31T16:17:41+10:00

Each booking is managed through an event group block so hotels will often have this listed differently. For any and all accommodation queries, please contact the Conference Organiser at rather than going to the hotel directly.

When do accommodation bookings close? 2019-09-27T15:08:24+10:00

At 30 days prior to the conference, all remaining accommodation rooms will be released back to the hotels. After this point, all bookings will be made on a request basis and will be subject to the hotel’s availability with rates often different to the special conference rates. It is for this reason that we encourage all accommodation bookings to have been made before 30 days prior to the conference.

How can I cancel my accommodation booking? 2020-08-31T16:19:09+10:00

All cancellations and amendments cannot be accepted over the telephone. Cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing either by mail, fax or email to the Conference Organiser at All cancellations will proceed in line with the individual hotel’s cancellation policy.

I would like to stay longer than the dates available on the online registration form 2020-08-31T16:18:24+10:00

Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the conference dates, please contact the Conference Organiser at advising of the preferred hotel, check-in and check-out dates and the room type required. We will then make the booking on your behalf.

RTO Network

Regional Training Organisation Network (RTON)

The Department of Health contracts nine Regional Training Organisations (RTOs), across 11 training regions throughout Australia to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program in urban, regional and rural areas. The Regional Training Organisation Network is made up of the following organisations:


About Darwin


Darwin is treasured country to its traditional owners, the Larrakia people, who are prominent and active members of the local community. The city has evolved from its days as a laid back frontier town and while it still retains its relaxed charm, it has become a sophisticated city. Many visitors are surprised to find that it has accommodation, eateries, clubs, pubs, museums and other amenities that are equal to what you’ll find in the southern cities. Darwin is both modern and multicultural, boasting a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. The city is characterised by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets.

Darwin is one of Australia’s thriving business capitals. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia’s gateway to South East Asia. It’s closer to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta than it is to Canberra and is about the same flying time from Singapore and Manila as it is from Sydney and Melbourne.

Getting Around

Whether you are looking to use public transport, a bike, a car or your own two feet, there are plenty of options to help you get to where you need to go in Darwin.

Cycling and Walking Paths

Darwin’s weather and stunning coastal environment ensures that it is a fantastic place to be outdoors, so the city provides a great deal of cycling and walking paths for those who like to get around and get fit at the same time.


Darwin has a great deal of on-street, off-street and multistory car parking within easy reach of the CBD.

Taxi Ranks

Looking for a taxi? There are a number of taxi ranks located in the CBD.


Buses are the main mode of public transport in Darwin and are operated by the Northern Territory Government. The buses are usually air-conditioned, efficient and maintained to a high standard.


Go shopping for high quality, memorable Australian souvenirs like lustrous pearls, crocodile leather accessories, or Aboriginal prints and carry a piece of the Northern Territory with you forever.

Take home original Aboriginal art

Drop into galleries and Aboriginal art centres for the chance to purchase one-off artworks.

You’ll often get the chance to meet traditional, emerging, and well-known artists to learn about the meanings behind their striking and diverse works. Look for paintings, hand-woven textiles, carvings and silk prints.

South Sea pearls

Invest in a strand of South Sea Pearls or drool over pieces of jewellery combining Northern Territory pearls with exotic stones in the windows of Paspaley Pearls. These large and lustrous pearls are found in the unspoilt waters off the Top End.

Snap up designer crocs

Keep a memento of your close encounters with the Territory’s saltwater crocodiles in the form of crocodile leather products. Browse Di Croco in Darwin for internationally-designed handbags, belts, wallets, purses and jewellery.

Linger in Darwin boutiques

Admire the creativity of Territorians and visit the locally-owned boutiques in Darwin. Buy distinctive jewellery, homewares, clothing, and shoes.

Take some time out to savour the intoxicating fragrances of the indulgent natural skincare plus vintage inspired clothing in Viva La Body in Darwin.

Vibrant open-air markets

Soak up the tropical night air, as well as aromas of foods from all over the world beneath magical sunsets and browse the stalls at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Nab natural skin care, local art, jewellery and clothing.


Darwin has a tropical monsoonal climate. There is a dry season and a wet season.

During the dry season from May to October, the days are sunny and the evenings are cool. The humidity is low with an average daily temperature around 32°C. This is perfect weather when the southern parts of Australia face winter.

Between November and April spectacular thunderstorms fill the sky. The humidity rises as high as 98%. The temperature can hit 39°C inland. The wet season is sometimes called the green season. You will experience beautiful balmy evenings, spectacular lightning displays with cooling tropical rainstorms.

Pre & Post Tours

There aren’t many places in the world where you fish in tropical waters, canoe through magnificent gorges, dive into crystal clear waterholes, marvel at indigenous rock art, and trek, walk, ride or drive through some of Australia’s most diverse landscapes.

Below are some tour suggestions for our delegates to embark on prior to and/or after the conference. For more information or to arrange a tour, please visit the Sightseeing Tours Australia website.

Kakadu National Park

Experience the magic of Kakadu National Park with its cascading waterfalls, rugged escarpments, aboriginal rock art, giant crocodiles and exotic bird life. With a World Heritage-listed national park as your playground, the options are endless and so are the views.

Litchfield National Park

Get set for a real adventure and to connect with nature at Litchfield National Park. At just over an hour from Darwin it’s a favourite day trip with its waterfalls and waterholes, bushwalks, four-wheel drive tracks, birds and wildlife.

Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine)

Katherine is where the outback meets the tropics. Discover a region full of gorges, misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient Aboriginal culture. Nature comes alive at Nitmuluk Gorge as you cruise, canoe or fly along the Gorge by helicopter. Take a more challenging route and hike the Jatbula Trail, or if it’s luxury you are after, stay at Cicada Lodge.

Arnhem Land

Escape to one of Australia’s last true wilderness areas. Arnhem Land’s scenery is beautiful and diverse, including rugged coastlines, sandy beaches and remote island escapes, rivers teeming with fish, towering escarpments and Garig Gunak National Park.

Jumping Crocodiles

Get up close and personal with incredible crocodiles, one of Australia’s most majestic native creatures. Learn more about the habitat and behaviour of these ancient animals, and see them frolicking in the wild. Cruise down Adelaide River and visit some of the crocodiles’ favourite hangouts so you can dig deeper into their lifestyle and history.