The Congress will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra, the Welcome Function in the majestic ANZAC Hall at the Australian War Memorial and the Congress Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House – all wonderful Canberra venues.
The National Convention Centre (NCC) is the main Congress venue. The NCC will host all Congress sessions, as well as the trade hall and vendor demonstrations. The NCC is located at 31 Constitution Avenue, in the heart of Canberra’s CBD. The Centre is conveniently located 7 km from the airport, a short 2 minute walk from a range of accommodation options, 3 minute walk to the city centre, and with easy access to the very best Canberra attractions. There is a public pay parking area across the road from the Centre. Current rates are $12 for the full day (weekdays) and free on weekends. In addition, there is undercover pay parking for 260 cars under the Convention Centre – accessed from Constitution Avenue. Rates are $18 per full weekday til 5pm or $3 on weekends – pay by card on exit. There is a lift from the top level of the car Park to both levels of the Centre.
The NCC is Canberra’s largest, purpose built meetings and events venue. Unrivalled in facilities, size and scope, the Centre provides a collection of more than 13 spaces over two floors. The Centre includes:
- Five purpose built tiered theatres including the Royal Theatre
- The Exhibition Hall
- Five large flat floor meeting rooms
Recognising the importance of food and wine to every event, the Centre presents fresh and innovative menus that combine irresistible flavours and exquisite presentation. The team works closely with clients to create tailored menus, partnering with local and regional partners to provide a true Canberra experience.
ANZAC Hall at the Australian War Memorial is the venue for the Welcome Cocktail Party.
The Hall holds some of the Memorial’s most significant large objects, including the Avro Lancaster Mk I Bomber ‘G for George’ 460 Squadron, RAAF and the famous midget submarine, assembled from sections of two of the three submarines that raided Sydney in 1942.
The Great Hall of Parliament House is the venue for the Congress Dinner and what a spectacular and unique venue this is. As you come into the building you will experience a journey symbolic of Australia’s history. The Forecourt, with its featured mosaic dot painting, recognises the long history of Aboriginal culture in Australia.
Pre dinner cocktails will be served in the main Foyer with its wonderful use of marble and timber to provide a link to the arrival of Europeans to Australia. Dinner will be in the Great Hall with its rich Australian timbers and the Great Hall Tapestry which makes reference to the settlement and cultivation of the land.