Ticket Information

Purchase your ticket

To purchase a ticket, please login to your Dashboard. Once you are logged in you will have an option to purchase a ticket on the dashboard page. Payment is by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express cards only.

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If you have any special requirements or concerns that are not captured in our registration process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Key Dates

Attendee Expectations

All attendees of the conference must agree to abide by the conference’s Code of Conduct. The conference aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees and we take the Code of Conduct seriously.

All ticket purchases are subject to the conference Terms and Conditions.

Prices and inclusions

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Contributor Professional Hobbyist Student
Early Bird Price $1849 $949 $399 n/a
Regular Price $1999 $1099 $549 $199
Main Conference Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miniconfs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Penguin Dinner^ Yes Yes $95 $95
Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS) Yes Yes No No
Conference Shirt^^ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Schwag Yes Yes No No
Acknowledged at Opening Yes No No No
Conference Shirt - Additional (each)^^ $25 $25 $25 $25
Penguin Dinner - Additional (each)^ $95 $95 $95 $95


Ticket types


The Contributor ticket is designed for those who wish to attend as a Professional delegate, as well as supporting the conference by contributing financially. In recognition of this support, Contributors have the option to get their logo and a link to their organisation published on the Contributors page.


The Professional ticket is the standard full inclusion conference ticket. This rate applies to most people who have their companies pay the conference fees, or for individuals who can otherwise afford to support the conference at this level.

We ask that you choose this ticket if your company is paying for you to attend.


The Hobbyist rate is heavily discounted for open source enthusiasts who are paying out of their own pockets and would otherwise find it difficult to attend.


This is a concession rate ticket that is reserved for High School, College, TAFE or University Students. offers this rate as a form of investment in the future of the free and open source software community. As part of the registration process, a valid student ID card or proof of enrolment must be presented to the onsite registration desk. Any Student who cannot provide this will be required to register as a hobbyist by paying the difference in fees between the Student rate and the Hobbyist rate.

Other information

Volunteers would not be as successful as it is without having a dedicated team of volunteers to help run the conference. If you’re interested in spending the week of 2020 helping run the conference, please apply to be a volunteer.


There are a limited number of Media Passes available to media personnel. Media Passes are free of charge, and entitle media personnel to attend with all the entitlements of a Professional registration. Please note, due to the limited numbers of Media Passes available, all Media Passes will need to be approved by the organising team.

To apply for a Media Pass, please contact our team.

Childminding service

A childminding service will be available for the duration of the conference, from Mon 13 - Fri 17 Jan, inclusive. Further details will be added soon.

Partners Program

This is not being officially offered this year. However if any delegates or partners wish to self-organise they can use the conference wiki system to start that process.


There are many hotels offering rooms for a range of budgets on the Gold Coast. 2020 has also arranged discounted accommodation with surrounding providers. See our accommodation options for further details.

Go Green and Carbon Offset

When purchasing your ticket there is an option to purchase carbon offsets.


We thank our sponsors for their generous contribution to 2020.

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