The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. Close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precinct, the Centre is a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation.
Adelaide is home to an efficient, citywide transport network, including free tram travel within the City Centre. The closest tram stop is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, which is just a two-minute walk from the Centre. A taxi rank is located on the North Terrace entrance of the Centre.
The international airport is just seven kilometres away, making a quick and economic taxi ride.
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide SA 5000
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Drink and Dine in laneway bars
In the city centre, Adelaide’s laneways and side streets are transformed with hidden bars and eateries. Along Peel Street enjoy a whisky at Clever Little Tailor or espresso martini at La Moka. One of Adelaide’s hottest bars, Proof, found on Anster Street, pairs classic cocktails with tasty share plates and gourmet toasted sandwiches. Get your caffeine at Coffee Branch on Leigh Street, and dine on modern Australian cuisine at Peel St.
Sample fresh produce at Adelaide Central Market
Savour South Australia’s rich bounty of produce – farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, smoked meats and seafood – at Adelaide Central Market. Start with coffee at Fair Espresso and freshly baked pastries at Dough. Drop by Island Pure, which brings together more than 25 producers from Kangaroo Island. To discover the best of the market, join Mark Gleeson’s early morning walking tour.
Stroll along North Terrace
Adelaide’s North Terrace is home to important cultural institutions. The Art Gallery of South Australia features a collection of more than 38,000 works spanning Australian, Australian Aboriginal, European, North American and Asian art. Delve into Australia’s cultural heritage at the South Australian Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artifacts.
Head for the Hills
Spend a day or two exploring the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s top cool-climate wine regions. Drop into some of the region’s 60 wineries such as Hahndorf Hill, which is pioneering the Austrian grape varieties of Bläufrankisch, Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and St Laurent, or Bird in Hand, renowned for its award-winning Shiraz. If you’re visiting on the weekend, don’t miss the Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market for a taste of fresh, seasonal and local produce.
Relax on the beach
When the mercury rises, head to one of Adelaide’s many popular ocean beaches. Catch the 25 minute tram from Rundle Mall to Glenelg, a bustling beach side neighborhood with heritage hotels, alfresco cafés and a white sandy beach. Stroll to the Botanic Gardens to see thousands of species of roses. Love cricket? Join a tour of Adelaide Oval.
Entry into Australia
Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. Visit www.immi.gov.au for more information.
Adelaide has a temperate climate, with the typical daytime temperatures in November ranging from 12 – 22 degrees Celsius
Booking your travel to Adelaide
Adelaide Airport has direct nonstop flights from nine international airlines in Asia and the Middle East, and one-stop connections from 300 international locations. Click here to find out more.
On your arrival at Adelaide Airport
Please note that all food, plant and animal related material (such as feathers, skins or bone) must be declared on arrival and will be checked by officials. If in doubt, declare it. The process is usually very efficient, but failure to declare prohibited goods leads to severe penalties. We advise against travelling with a laser pointer. Laser pointers will be available at the conference for speakers to use.
Transport from Adelaide airport
Adelaide Airport is situated 7kms from the central business district and major hotels.
Adelaide Airport Flyer offer minibus transfers, reservations are recommended at least 48hrs prior to travel, phone +61 8 8353 5233.
Alternatively, a taxi ride from the Adelaide Airport to the City will cost approximately $20.00. Click here to view the taxi pick up locations.
We encourage you to take advantage of corporate rates through Avis Rent a Car. Just call the local Avis office on +61 8 8410 5727 and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.
Currency / banking
The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0930 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic teller machines are well spread throughout Sydney’s business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.
Disclosure of registration information
If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please select the appropriate option on the registration form.
Dress for all sessions is smart casual.
Australia uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.
Goods and Service Tax
Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables travelers to claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on some goods bought in Australia. Visit the Australian Customs website for details about what you can claim and how.
It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Australia.
Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all social and optional events.
There are two undercover car parks at Adelaide Convention Centre. Further information on parking and applicable charges can be found here.
Public transport in Adelaide
Adelaide has an excellent public transport network which offers a cost-efficient way to travel in the city. Click here to access a journey planner.
Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance or dietary restrictions g please give details required on your registration form.
The time zone for Adelaide is 9.5 hours ahead of GMT.
Visitor information centre
The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Adelaide’s shopping precinct, in James Place just off Rundle Mall, and offers assistance to local, interstate and overseas visitors. The Centre is staffed by knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers who can assist you with directions, brochures, maps, event guides and journey planning that will help you make the most of your time in Adelaide and South Australia. Click here to find out more.