Terms And Conditions

General

These Terms & Conditions of Entry (Terms & Conditions) set out the standards of behaviour expected of all attendees at the Australian Wiccan Conference 2018. As a registered attendee to the AWC 2018 you will have the following rights and responsibilities for the duration of the AWC 2018 event. As a registered attendee you agree to abide by these

Terms & Conditions.

The Organisers of the AWC 2018 reserve the right to refuse entry or evict any person from the event who does not comply with these Terms & Conditions, or engages in any illegal activity or any activity deemed in the Organisers’ sole discretion to be antisocial.

Registration

The AWC 2018 is a private gathering open only to individuals who have pre-registered. You must have registered for the event prior to arriving to the event. There will be no registrations at the Venue of the AWC 2018.

Payments, Cancellations and Refunds

● To be eligible to attend the AWC 2018, your Registration and Accommodation Fee must be paid in full prior to 10/10/2018​.
● Accommodation options are limited. Your Registration Type Fee acts as a deposit, however you must pay the Accommodation Package Fee in full in order to guarantee your preferred accommodation at the AWC 2018. Unless otherwise indicated by the Organisers, all Accommodation Packages will be allocated on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.
● All Fees paid are refundable (besides deposit) if you cancel before 10/10/2018​.  All cancellations received after this date will only be refunded at the sole discretion of the Organisers.
● If you are a ‘no show’ at the AWC 2018, you will not be eligible for a refund of any of the Fees paid.

Rights

As a registered attendee to the AWC 2018 you have the right to:
● ask the event Organisers questions, requesting more information about any aspect of the weekend
● Ask the presenters at the event questions about any aspect of the presentation they have given at the event
● actively engage with all activities offered throughout the weekend
● be respected regardless of age, rank, or perceived status
● feel safe and to feel that your belongings are safe
● receive what you paid for – accommodation, catering and activities
● express your spiritual/religious beliefs; and
● bring any disagreements, disputes, or serious incidents to the attention of the Organisers of the AWC 2018. The Organisers will be clearly marked, and will use their best endeavours to assist you. The Organisers may, at their discretion, classify a disagreement or dispute brought to their attention as vexatious. The Organisers of the AWC 2018 will be under no obligation to investigate disagreements or disputes which they deem to be vexatious.

Responsibilities

As a registered attendee to the AWC 2018, you acknowledge and agree to:
● follow any reasonable direction given to you by the event Organisers or the Venue staff
● treat all other attendees and the Organisers with courtesy and respect
● actively listen and respect presenters at lectures and workshops (this includes not
inappropriately talking while others are talking, presenting, or performing)
● look after your own belongings including your magical tools and musical instruments
● ask before touching another attendee’s magical tools or instruments
● attend pre-ritual briefings if you intend on participating in the main ritual. The pre-ritual briefing is to ensure you know what will occur during the main ritual and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions to determine its suitability for your attendance
● look after and be responsible for the actions of your children; and
● follow all the rules of the Venue, a copy of which will be provided to you prior to the event.

Disruptive Behaviour

The following type of behaviour will result in you being asked to leave:
● attempting to conduct personal group rituals, casting private/group circles at the AWC 2018 without the event Organisers’ permission. This includes using the AWC 2018 as a forum for airing personal grievances;
● religious vilification, pagan or otherwise
● engaging in illegal drug use
● smoking inside buildings, enclosed common areas, or other areas explicitly designated as non-smoking by either the Venue or event Organisers
● intoxication to the extent that it impacts on others’ enjoyment of the event
● engaging in obscene behaviour
● stealing
● picking fights, or threatening actual assault; and
● sexual harassment of any kind.

As an attendee you acknowledge and agree that the main ritual of the AWC 2018 will not be skyclad, and that the AWC 2018 event in general is NOT clothing optional​.
The breaking of any State or Federal laws will see attendees being immediately evicted from the AWC 2018, and face possible criminal sanction.

A note on ritual blades

Below is the information for WA.
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_29354.pdf/$FILE/Weapons%20Regulations%201999%20-%20%5B03-b0-00%5D.pdf?OpenElement

In WA double edged blades are classified as controlled weapons.
(5. Dagger A sharp pointed stabbing knife having — (a) a flat blade, exceeding 8 cm in length with non-serrated cutting edges along the length of both sides; or (b) a needle-like blade, the cross section of which is elliptical or has 3 or more sides, and includes a bayonet.)

Attendees to the AWC 2018 acknowledge that if they travel to the AWC 2018 with their ritual blades, they have read and understand their legal rights and responsibilities in the state to which they are travelling and do so at their own risk.