Australia welcomes you to the

11th World Zoroastrian Congress

Team Australia and worldwide supporters of the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress extend a hearty welcome to you and thank you for visiting our website!

For the first time in the history of the Zoroastrian community, the Congress is being held in the southern hemisphere in Australia. Perth, Western Australia is hosting from Friday, 1 June to Monday, 4 June 2018.

Zoroastrians from around the world will meet in Perth, network, discuss, debate, form friendships and enjoy the time together.

Australian Zoroastrians from all over, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth welcome you to Australia and are sure you will have a great time here!

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What's different about the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress?

In Australia – we believe in doing things, a little bit differently, naturally. That’s the way – down under.

We believe in ensuring our Guests have a great time, have lots of fun, meet our locals and return home with fond memories

  • This will be a congress with a difference wherein we will have more participation of the public and a bit of fun for all ages.
  • We will also offer an opportunity for visiting business entrepreneurs and professionals to meet their local counterparts to encourage interactions and broaden their knowledge base.
  • Topics of similar nature will be clubbed together so that delegates get to enjoy sessions that interest them or attend the breakaway sessions.
  • In most such gatherings of a few days, not much can be debated, discussed and decided. So for the first time, we will open the Congress almost a year in advance – digitally. Our distinguished scholars, priests, Businessmen, entrepreneurs can discuss their views on the Discussion pages here and the worldwide diaspora of Zoroastrians can be engaged and participate. So go on put in your ideas!
  • We are a proud community of honest business ethics that is highly respected by those who have known us. And so familiar names like Tatas, Godrejs, Wadias, Jeejebhoys, Masters, Petits, Camas are household names who have exemplified the community and the world for generations. We salute them all and take their name with Pride. But there are lots of Unsung Heroes & Heroines who have also left their mark or will – in the History of our times and we would like to acknowledge them also.

General Information

Welcome Packs & Registrations

  • Please ensure you pick up your Congress ID pass in the morning of Friday 1st of June 2018 from Crown Astral Room Foyer. For Delegates staying at the Crown complex it is a 2 minute walk from your hotel to Astral foyer & there will be sign posts
  • There will be a strict No ID – No Entry policy to Congress venue and all entrances.
  • Registration and ID collections must be completed before joining your tours. Please contact us if you have any time concerns regarding this ASAP.
  • To register please bring your Congress invoice number (hard or soft copy) for identification and to ensure a quick registration process.
  • Welcome souvenir bags/packs will also be issued at registrations – please do ensure you collect them and keep with you. Dispatch team will not be able to hold them for you

Weather

  • Western Australia is a large land mass with diverse range of environments. Early June is the beginning of winter and the weather is cool, although not cold. Temperatures are around 15°C to 20 °C in day time and cooler at night. A warm sweater or coat, cap, warm socks etc normally is good enough.
  • If you are visiting Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne or other parts of Australia the weather may vary and it may be few degrees colder than Perth, so please do your research before traveling.
  • If visiting New Zealand, the weather will definitely will be colder so please take appropriate clothes etc accordingly.

Accommodation

  • All accommodation organised for the 11th WZC delegates is of a high standard. It will be clean and safe. Any issues with accommodation kindly contact the Hotel front desk for assistance

Luggage and Quarantine

  • You will have to carry own luggage to your rooms in most hotels – unlike in many countries porters are not a prominent feature here.
  • If you are travelling within Australia in local flights, please remember to check your inflight baggage weight allowances with your flight carriers before departing home or you may end up with heavy weight charges or throwing things away. Not the best feeling.
  • Australian Quarantine regulations are some of the worlds strictest and the rules do apply. Please do not bring in any food items that are not vacuum packed and labelled clearly. No dairy products, foods, chocolates, nuts, fruits, honey products, seeds, ammunition, dirty shoes or slippers etc will be allowed through the channels and may incur heavy penalties. Sniffer dogs and advanced technology is used for baggage and personal scanning.
  • Even when traveling interstate food items are not permitted on flights especially fruits, dairy, seeds, flowers, foods etc.
  • We suggest that everyone be familiar with the Australian Quarantine website for more information before traveling.

Meals

  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (except Saturday night unless you have opted for the dinner cruise) will be offered during the Congress. These will be provided in a buffet format allowing everyone to have ample choice for their meals.
  • Breakfast will be provided by your hotel if you have opted for this option.

Transport

  • At international and domestic airport there are the following services; taxis, Ubers, shuttle buses to city, Ola’s, as well as safe public transport options to suit various requirements.
  • If you have booked an airport pickup with Aussie Perth Tours for international arrivals; please look for your driver who will be waiting for you at the Vodaphone store which is located after the Customs & Quarantine clearance as you enter the airport foyer.
  • If you have booked an airport pickup with Aussie Perth Tours for domestic arrivals; you will need to walk to your left after collecting your baggage and come outside the airport and look for your transport in the bus bay. At domestic airport coach drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicles so please come outside and look for a white coach / mini bus with Aussie Perth Tour / Perth Maxi Charters written on it. If any queries please phone 08 92212400 for assistance
  • All major cities also have fantastic local public transport by trains and buses as well as taxis, limousine services, Uber/Ola and car hire or self-drive options.

Currency

  • All shops accept Australian Dollars (AUD) in cash and most credit cards. Most shops WILL NOT accept foreign currency in cash
  • Credit cards are accepted and MAY incur a surcharge.
  • Please keep your personal belongings safely and be responsible

Latest News

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11th World Zoroastrian Congress shared Sam Balsara's post.Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thank you Sam Balsara for your fantastic presentation at the 11WZC in Perth - here it is for those that weren't present 🙂

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11th World Zoroastrian CongressMonday, June 11, 2018

11WZC Legacy: Forming the Federation of Australian & New Zealand Zoroastrian Associations!

Here's to hear new beginnings!

11th World Zoroastrian Congress
11th World Zoroastrian CongressMonday, June 11, 2018

11WZC Legacy: Forming the Federation of Australian & New Zealand Zoroastrian Associations

Well done to all the Australian and New Zealand Associations - this marks a historical moment in time when we all come together, towards tomorrow!

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Featured Speakers

Some of the experienced speakers whom you may hear during the Congress

Yaz Mubarakai

Yaz Mubarakai

Member of the Legislative Assembly (WA), Entrepreneur

Perth, Australia

Ph. D. Dr Esfandiyar Ekhtiyari

Ph. D. Dr Esfandiyar Ekhtiyari

Member of Parliament - Iran, Ph.D

Iran

Meher Bhesania

Meher Bhesania

World Zoroastrian Congress 2008 Chair, WZCC Middle East - Director

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Roshan Rivetna

Roshan Rivetna

Physicist, Former Editor of FEZANA Journal

USA

Neville Shroff

Neville Shroff

President, Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macau

Hong Kong

Khojeste Mistree

Khojeste Mistree

Religious Scholar, ex-BPP Trustee

Mumbai, India

Arzan Wadia

Arzan Wadia

Vice President - FEZANA, Architect, Technology Specialist

New York, USA

Maher Dhamodiwala

Maher Dhamodiwala

Proprietor, Financial Artists

Mumbai, India

Dinshaw Tamboly

Dinshaw Tamboly

Chairman - WZO Trusts in India

Mumbai, India

Homi Gandhi

Homi Gandhi

President FEZANA, Honorary President - Religions for Peace

California, USA

Rohinton Rivetna

Rohinton Rivetna

Founding president of FEZANA

USA

Xerxes Dastur

Xerxes Dastur

FCA, WZCC

Mumbai, India

Travel Information

Venue

The Congress will be hosted in the luxurious
Astral Rooms in the Crown Complex
Perth, Western Australia

Transport

Fly to Perth International Airport (PER).
We can help arrange airport transfers – please contact us in advance

Hotels & Accommodation

A full range of pre and post-Congress packages are available
You can choose to stay at the Congress venue
or at any of the number of nearby hotels

Congress Location

Located on the Swan River with full-on entertainment, conference, accomodation restaurant options. The Astral Rooms Crown Complex
Perth, Western Australia
More Info >

Join the Discussion

Get involved and participate in the discussions

New topics:

  • Wives of Great Zoroastrians. Behind every successful man is a woman. So let’s hear them
  • Family Affair: Successful Fathers / Mothers and children discuss issues of today in their business and family
  • Hear Religious scholars from Australia, their views on Zoroastrianism
  • Youth – for they are our future and what are we offering them

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