Frequently Asked Questions


I can no longer attend Sibos, can I have a refund?

A full refund (less a EUR 200 cancellation charge) of the registration fee paid to SWIFT will be made upon written notification to the Sibos Registration Office before Tuesday 18 September 2018. Please email with your cancellation request. No refund will be made in the case of cancellations received after Tuesday 18 September, 2018. Registrations made after Tuesday 18 September 2018 are non-refundable in case of cancellation. 

I have received a voucher code by the Central Coordinator of an exhibiting company. What do I do with it?

If you have not yet registered, please follow the instructions provided in the email you received and use your CCVK code to begin your registration. On the pass selection page, please select ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Have you received a voucher?’ and enter the voucher code. This will provide you with a complimentary week-long Sibos pass.

If you have already registered for Sibos 2018 Sydney, please contact and provide the registration team with your code.

My company is not exhibiting, what code do I use to register?

  • You will need to use your company’s BIC or PIC code to register for Sibos. If you are not part of the SWIFT community and are interested in participating you will need to follow the instructions on the ‘Create your account’ page.

  • Once you have submitted a request to register, the registration team will process it as quickly as possible. If further information is needed, the registration team will contact you at the email address you gave us. If you have provided enough information, your request will be passed directly to SWIFT and you should receive a response within five working days.

What is a BIC or PIC code?

  • BIC (Bank Identifier Code) codes are required from financial institutions to access the registration site for Sibos 2018 Sydney. Each financial institution has a specific BIC code that can be obtained from the SWIFT BIC Directory page.
  • PIC (Partner Identifier Code) codes are required from SWIFT registered vendors (Solution, Business, Service and Network Partners) to access the registration site for Sibos 2018 Sydney. If you do not know your PIC code, please contact


Can I book my hotel if I have not confirmed my flights yet?

You can make changes to your hotel booking online until Tuesday 18 September 2018. We recommend that you book your accommodation and then you can make changes as necessary via the website until the cancellation deadline. After Tuesday 18 September 2018 you will be liable for any cancellation or reduction in stay in accordance with the booking terms and conditions.

How can I expense my accommodation before travelling to Sibos?

During the hotel booking process you will be offered an option to charge your card 30 days prior to your date of arrival – this option is shown as a checkbox on the credit card guarantee page. If you tick this box the hotel will be instructed to charge your card in full for the accommodation. The hotel will provide an invoice so that you are able to expense your accommodation costs prior to attending Sibos.

I will arrive early. Do I need to book the night prior to guarantee early check in?

Please note that the standard check-in time is 15:00. To guarantee an early check in (before 15:00), please ensure when booking that you also reserve the night prior to arrival and indicate this during the online booking process. If you have not arranged this and wish to do so, please contact the Sibos Hotel Registration Office. The hotel cannot guarantee an early check in if the night prior is not booked.

I will depart late. Do I need to book the night of departure to guarantee late check out?

Please note that the standard check-out time is 12:00. To guarantee a late check out (after 12:00), please ensure when booking that you also reserve the night of your departure and indicate your late check-out request during the online booking process. If you have not arranged this and wish to do so, please contact the Sibos Hotel Registration Office. Please note it is at the hotel's discretion to accommodate a late check-out request.

General Information

Other General Information

Can I book a meeting room?

If you are an exhibiting company, your Central Coordinator can book a meeting room via the Meeting Room Tool on the Exhibitor Portal. If you are not from an exhibiting company, you cannot pre-book a meeting room, there will however be various meeting areas throughout the venue. Please check the floor plan for more information.

Do I need ID when on site at Sibos?

Attendees no longer have a photograph displayed on their Sibos badge, and so will now also be required to show a government-issued photo ID upon arrival at the ICC Sydney. 

The official IDs that will be accepted are passport, driver’s license or national identity card. Please make sure that you bring your photo ID with you to Sibos each day, as if you do not have an appropriate ID to accompany your Sibos badge you will not be granted access.

To help streamline security checks, please remember to keep your badge on, and visible, at all times and always carry your photo ID.


The website is not accepting my password, what should I do?

  • Please use the ‘Forgot your password?’ link on the registration page. You will receive a password reset email with further instructions.
  • If you still cannot access your account with a new password, please try logging in via a device that is not connected to your company network, such as your mobile or personal tablet or PC. If you are then successful, it is likely that company firewalls are impairing your ability to log in.
  • Once logged in, please change your password via your account profile.

What are the Health & Safety arrangements?

Security is a top priority at Sibos.

For health risks associated with infectious diseases, viruses and pandemics, we monitor the advice recommended by International SOS and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Currently WHO doesn’t recommend any travel restrictions to Australia, but we suggest that you also consult advice by the relevant government agencies in your own country.

We take all necessary steps to ensure a safe environment for Sibos participants.

What are the visa requirements for Australia?

Under Australia's universal visa system, 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, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are a number of visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia, however the appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

The following is a list of visa options available to those planning to attend Sibos 2018 in Sydney.

1. Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) – There are a total of 8 countries (selection of APAC & Americas countries) that qualify for this visa. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the Electronic Travel Authority section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

2. eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business stream)  The eVisitor visa predominately caters for European visitors. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the eVisitor section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

3.  Visitor visa (subclass 600)(Business stream) – The Visitor visa caters for all other countries outside of those listed in the Electronic Travel Authority and eVisitor section. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the Visitor visa section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

When completing your visa application, please ensure that you reference ‘Sibos 2018’ when asked about the reason for your visit before submitting this information.

Visa application site:

When will the Sibos Tools be available?

From late June, Sibos participants can log into Sibos Tools.

Sibos Tools is an innovative and simple way for you to manage your personal information and plan for  registration, the exhibition, the conference and networking events during your visit to Sydney. Sibos Tools is designed to ensure you engage with fellow 2018 participants and make the most of your experience, it is available via the official Sibos App, on iOS and Android, and through