2 to 6 December 2024 | Perth, WA

General FAQs

When will West Tech Fest return?

West Tech Fest will be back in December 2024, taking place across Perth from Monday 2 to Friday 6 December. Festival Pass deposits went on sale in December 2023 and further ticket sale releases will be announced soon.

What can I gain from attending West Tech Fest 2024?

From the festival experience, attendees walk away having learned about the current trends within the industry, hearing from industry leaders and pioneers about industry insights and current investment opportunities.

Attendees also have the opportunity to make new connections with like-minded individuals from across the country. Office Hours with investors and VCs will also be available to discuss business ventures. West Tech Coast also provides the opportunity to build connections and celebrate the startup ecosystem in a more relaxed environment.

What is the weather like at this time of the year?

December-February are the Summer months here in Western Australia, so you can expect warmer weather. Temperatures may reach up to 40°C during this period so be sure to bring some sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water.

I’m having such a great time at West Tech Fest, how can I share my experience?

You can get involved with West Tech Fest by sharing your experience on social media and tagging any of our accounts:

You can also get involved with us during the event via the hashtag #WestTechFest #WestTechFest23. We look forward to seeing your posts!

What is your COVID policy?

If you have COVID-19, please stay home until your symptoms have resolved to protect our community. This could take up to 10 days or more and a minimum of 5 day is a good guide. A full refund will be issued in the event you notify us at least 24 hours’ before the event start time of any symptoms you’re experiencing. Notifications within 24 hours will result in a 50% refund issued.

What happens if the Government enforces COVID-19 restrictions?

West Tech Fest will follow all Western Australian State Government mandates regarding COVID-19, including introducing mask-wearing requirements should that become necessary at the time of the festival. We will ensure our locations are COVID-safe with hand sanitiser available around the venues, and will update our COVID-19 plan as required.

Travel and Accommodation FAQs

When should I arrive in Perth?

West Tech Fest officially commences on Monday 2 December 2024. It is recommended to arrive before the first event you attend, providing yourself time to check in, rest and recharge, and acclimate. Feel free to arrive a couple of days earlier and enjoy the weekend sightseeing around our beautiful state.

What is the best way to get from the airport?

There are a few available options when travelling to and from Perth Airport.

Taxis: The main taxi service providers are Black & White Cabs and Swan Taxis. Both are available 24/7 to pick-up arriving passengers from the taxi ranks located at the front of all terminals – simply follow the signs.

Public Transport: Transperth is WA’s public transport provider and operates regularly between Perth Airport, the CBD and other local areas.

Individuals can now take a direct train to and from the airport with the new METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Line, operating from Claremont to High Wycombe via Perth Station. Trains will operate every 12 minutes at peak times, every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night (Click here for Airport Line Timetable).

To plan your journey on public transport, feel free to use their Journey Planner or download the Transperth App.

Rideshare: Perth hosts a variety of rideshare services, including Uber, DiDi and Ola.

Is public transport included in the ticket price?

No, transportation costs are not included in the ticket prices.

Who can I contact regarding accommodation?

Accommodation will be required to be self-organised. However, if you are having any issues please head over to our Travel and Accommodation page or contact us at marketing@westtechfest.com.au

What are the parking arrangements like at each event?

Parking arrangements at our venues vary and are communicated to our delegates ahead of time. All delegates are responsible for checking parking availability ahead of their arrival unless another arrangement has been made for them by West Tech Fest. West Tech Fest is not required to provide refunds to delegates who are not able to secure parking on the day of the event.

Are there any organised shuttles to the events outside of the city?

No, there are no organised shuttles to events outside of the city. For more information on how to travel around Western Australia, please see Travelling Around Perth.

Do you have preferred accommodation providers?

Recommend accommodation options are available via our Travel and Accommodation page.

What flights are available?

QANTAS and Virgin Australia are the primary operators of flights from all major hubs of Australia, while Singapore Airlines, Emirates and QATAR Airways the primary carriers for international travellers. With up to 100 scheduled flights per week from each major Australian hub, Perth is an easy destination to book flights between major cities.

What Visa(s) do I need to apply for?

If you are travelling domestically, no Visa(s) is required. However, if you are an International visitor, please head here to find out what Visa you may need to apply for.

What tourist destinations are there?

Have time to spare? Check out Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Elizabeth Quay, the Western Australian Museum, Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium. For more things to do head to Visit Perth.

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