Health and Safety

We take the health and safety of everyone at ESA 2023 seriously. 

We continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations in line with advice from the Australian Government and local health authorities to ensure your health is protected.

Due to COVID-19, it is important that all attendees acknowledge there are inherent potential risks associated with large events such as ESA 2023. We strongly recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings. 

Delegates are required to comply with all relevant public health measures in place when attending ESA 2023.

Current COVID-19 regulations in the NT can be found here:

COVID-19 in the NT

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a mask at ESA 2023?

There is no requirement for you to wear a mask, but if you are comfortable wearing one we encourage you to do so. Extra masks will be available at the registration desk and at the ESA exhibition booth.  

Will you have hand sanitiser on site?

There are sanitisation stations throughout the venue and at the registration desk.

Do I need to keep socially distanced?

We encourage attendees to maintain social distancing where possible. To help with this, the capacity of the meeting rooms has been reduced to increase distance between seats.

What cleaning and sanitation will happen at the venue?

Find information on the Darwin Convention Centre health and safety guidelines here.

What should I do if I test positive to COVID at ESA 2023? Who should I tell?

Mandatory isolation if you test positive to COVID-19 is not a requirement in the NT. However, we encourage anyone who tests positive while at ESA 2023 to self-isolate, report your result online to the NT Government, and advise the conference organisers on

What should I do if I test positive immediately after the event and I suspect I was positive whilst in attendance at ESA 2023? Who should I tell?

Any positive COVID tests need to be reported online to your local government in Australia, and to the conference organisers at If you are an international attendee, please refer to your country’s guidance around reporting positive COVID tests.

Where can I find First Aid assistance?

For assistance please see the Registration Desk. If it is an emergency, call 000 immediately.

I need to see a doctor – where can I find one?

A number of services operate in the Darwin CBD area. We recommend you speak to your hotel’s front desk, or consider the below options.