COVID-19 Update

Encanta Event Management and the Organising Committee are closely monitoring COVID-19, and our congress planning is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities.

The safety of delegates onsite is extremely important and we are working closely with the ICC Sydney and monitoring government safety guidelines to ensure that we are able to provide a safe onsite congress experience.

We look forward to welcoming delegates to ICID 2021.


Getting to the ICC Sydney is easy via a variety of modes of transport such as but not limited to walking, bus, train, light rail, water taxi, ferry, taxi and uber. The ICC has its own bus stop, two car park facilities with bike racks & change rooms available in Exhibition Car Park 1. Additional details on how to get to the ICC Sydney can be found here.

The ICC Sydney has been designed to be a fully accessible venue and has step-free access to every entertainment, exhibition and conference venue. The Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre and First State Super Theatre are seamlessly connected across the second level of the venue via a step-free concourse. For additional details on the accessibility of the ICC Sydney please refer to their website.


As a guide, temperatures in Sydney in July range from 8°C to 17°C.


All communication with registered delegates will be by email.  If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 2 working days please contact Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 8 9389 1488 or email


Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins) you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit


The information provided on the website is correct at time of publishing. The Meeting Organisers reserve the right to amend the program as circumstances dictate.

Irrigation Australia, ICID and Encanta Event Management shall not be liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to personal property of registered participants of the Event.

Whilst every attempt will be made that all features of the Event mentioned in this announcement will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make last minute changes as the need arises.


Event Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Gala Dinner: Semi-formal

First Aid

ICC Sydney has First Aid rooms located in all buildings which are operational during events:

  • Convention Centre: level one located to the right of the administration entry.
  • Exhibition Centre: level two located to the left of the customer service desk.
  • First State Super Theatre: level two (next to Door 1) and ground floor.

If you require first aid contact any of the Convention Centre staff or the registration desk for assistance.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to attending the event.

The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the congress, or through cancellation of the congress itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Event Managers nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline regarding this matter.


In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.

Privacy Statement

In registering for this event relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, Encanta Event Management and other parties directly related to the event.  Should you wish for your details not to be included in this list, please tick the privacy requested box on the registration form, if you wish to update your privacy status contact


Complimentary wireless internet access is available to delegates throughout the entire venue. Please see staff at the registration desk for further information.


The organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the organisers either via your registration or in writing to should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this will be at an additional cost.

Smoking Policy

The New South Wales Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in and adjacent to venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Sydney.


ICC Sydney operates two 24-hour car parking stations with a total of 826 parking spaces including 11 disabled parking bays, 25 motorcycle parking spaces, 50 bicycle racks and 20 electric car charge spaces.

Payment for parking can be made using card only. Car park height limit is 2.2m.

Parking Rates*:

 0 – 1 hour  $18.00
 1 – 2 hours  $30.00
 2 – 3 hours  $38.00
 3 – 4 hours  $44.00
 4+ hours (to 4am only)  $49.00
Entry after 5pm and exit before 4.00am.
Car Park rates reset at 4.00am daily.

Rates subject to change, refer to the ICC Sydney website for up to date details.

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register and complete full payment for the event before lodging their visa application.

Before lodging an application, you should determine which visa you should apply for. The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs “Find a Visa” tool has the latest information on applying for a visa to visit Australia.

The Organising Committee can provide invitation letters to those who require it for visas or other necessary processes. However, this letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Australia and does not imply any commitment for the Organising Committee to provide financial support. Please contact the Event Managers should you require assistance with this Please note that that a visa letter cannot be issued until full payment for a conference registration is completed and the Organising Committee cannot complete a visa application on your behalf.

Should your visa be rejected, and you are unable to attend the congress, the congress organisers will issue a full refund only if proof of rejected visa application letter is provided from immigration to the congress organisers.  Should this evidence not be provided, the congress organisers are unable to refund the full amount and the full registration terms and conditions will apply.