Social Events

Welcome function and Congress Dinner Social aspects of Congress are an important part of the event and something everyone looks forward to.

Everyone coming to Congress is invited to attend our social events but you don’t need to be registered to attend. You are more than welcome to invite family and friends to join you at the welcome function or the Congress dinner. Or you can just register for the social events if you are unable to attend Congress itself.

The key social events for Congress 2015 will be:

  • The Welcome function in Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial.  This will be held on Thursday 26th March from 7pm until 9pm.  This will be a special occasion and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make new ones within this unique environment featuring the Avro Lancaster Mk I Bomber ‘G for George’.
  • The Congress  dinner will be held on Saturday evening commencing at 6.30pm with pre-dinner drinks in the beautiful  marble foyer of Australia’s Parliament House.  Dinner will follow in the Great Hall where the spectacular Arthur Boyd tapestry hangs.

Shuttle buses between Congress venue and Social events There will be shuttle buses on the evening of the two  major social events. On Thursday evening the buses will travel between the National Convention Centre and the Australian War Memorial and on Saturday evening between the Convention Centre and Australian Parliament House. There will be a small charge for these ($5 each way) and tickets will be available for purchase at the Congress venue. There is parking available at both venues but anyone intending to drive to these events should check the relevant websites for latest information.


If you are registered for Congress: Update your registration through the “Delegates Zone” on the front page of the website to add in extra guests.

If you are not registered but would like to attend one of the social events: email [email protected] and we will reserve you a ticket and contact you to arrnage payment.


  • The Welcome Function at the Australian War Memorial is $50 per guest
  • The Gala Dinner at the Great Hall of Parliament House is $140 per guest.