Event Information

Event Information

Destination: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Experience Canberra

Home to around 380,000 people, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city, one of the world’s few planned cities, and is essentially a city in a park featuring a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences that unfold in harmony with four distinct seasons.

Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles the city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds. You will discover stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun kid’s activities, great outdoor recreation and a busy calendar of annual events and festivals.

The surrounding region offers cool climate wineries, historic townships, quiet, unspoiled coastlines, the lush Southern Highlands and the Australian alps. Canberra is also home to the Federal Parliament, world class research facilities, leading Australian universities and teaching institutions.

For a city of its size, it boasts a vibe that is progressive, modern, confident and bold in its outlook. Great things come in small packages with Canberra also providing Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi network coverage across twelve business districts. This enables Delegates to take advantage of this free Wi-Fi network and enjoy uninterrupted service as they move around the city.

Things to Do in Canberra

Canberra Visitors Guide App

The Canberra Visitor Guide App is conveniently indexed for you to browse key experiences.  The app is free you can install the Canberra Visitor Guide App from the Apple iTunes sort or Google Play.

Free City Bus Loop
Download Route Flyer

Canberra recently welcomed a new free City Loop bus.  The bus route operates every 10 minutes from 07:00 – 19:00 – Monday to Friday.
For more information visit

Fine Dining

Lantern Rooms
3 Blamey Place, Canberra

Courgette Restaurant
54 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra City

Cheap Eats

Dickson Noodle House
29 Woolley St, Dickson



Conference Venue

The National Convention Centre is Canberra’s largest, purpose-built functions, meetings and events venue. The convention centre provides a collection of more than 15 spaces over two floors. The Centre hosts sporting events, concerts, trade fairs and meetings. The National Convention Centre also offers convenient car parking in The Centre is conveniently located 7km from airport, a short 2 minute walk from a range of accommodation options, 3 minute walk to the city centre and simple access to the very best Canberra attractions.

The National Convention Centre is located at 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra.


General Information



The National Convention Centre has been designed to be a fully accessible venue.  Please find below a list of the following accessibility options:

  • Ramps are located at the Constitution Avenue and Glebe Park entrances to the Centre.
  • All function rooms, including all 5 theatres, accommodate wheelchairs.
  • A passenger lift provides access to both levels of the Centre, and to the top level of the car park.
  • Hearing loops have been installed in the Centre’s 5 Theatres and Ballroom.
  • Easy access toilets and baby change stations are available on both levels of the Centre.
  • The National Convention Centre has wheelchair access to all public areas.


First Aid

If you require first aid contact any of the Convention Centre staff or the registration desk for assistance.

Medical Services

For medical emergencies please contact Triple 000

Winnunga Nimmityijah Aboriginal Health Service

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT. In Wiradjuri language, Winnunga Nimmityjah means Strong Health. The service logo is the Corroboree Frog which is significant to Aboriginal people in the ACT.

Winnunga’s services are free of charge.

Winnunga is a national leader in accreditation.  Winnunga was one of the first Aboriginal community controlled health services to achieve dual accreditation under RACGP and QIC standards.  Winnunga has been at the forefront of setting a national agenda for quality improvement in Aboriginal community controlled health and continues to advocate locally and nationally for best practice standards in all operational and governance areas of all Aboriginal health services.

Interchange General Practice
Level 2 and 3, 28 University Avenue, Canberra
PH: 02 6247 5742
0830 – 1900 Monday, Wednesday
0830 – 1800 – Tuesday, Thrusday, Friday
0900 – 1130 – Saturday

Canberra After hours Locum Medical Service
1300 422 567
1800 – 0830 Monday to Friday
24 hours weekends and public holidays

Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive, Garren
02 6244 2222
Open:  24 hours daily

Calvery Public Hospital Bruce
Mary Potter Circuit, Bruce
02 6201 6111
Open:  24 hours daily

Chemist on Northbourne
65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra
02 6162 1133
Open:  0800 – 2300 daily


Getting There


Canberra International Airport

Canberra is less than 2 hours flying from eastern state capitals like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Daily flights are also available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Canberra Airport is located approximately 8km from the city centre and a taxi will cost approximately $25.00 between the airport and the city centre and also from the airport to the Conference Venue.


Catch a Bus or Coach to Canberra

Bus and coach services operate to and from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains, the South Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and beyond. Book in advance of your travel date as coach and train operators offer great early bird and discount fares. Check timetables and select rail and coach options and book train or coach travel to and from Canberra starting from this website.


Hire Cars

Major car rental companies located in Canberra city.

Budget Rent A Car
Europcar Car Hire Canberra
Royale Limousines
Thrifity Car Rental
Value Rentacar Canberra

Care hire companies located at Canberra International Airport

Budget Rent A Car
Europcar Car Hire Canberra
Redspot Royale Limousines
Thrifty Car Rental
East Coast Car Rentals



Taxis in Canberra operate under 2 pricing structures for hiring a cab.

From 6.00am until 9.00am on a day other than Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the rate is $2.00/kilometre.

From 9.00pm until 6.00am on a Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday or public holiday the rate is $2.30/kilometre.

The flagfall is $5.00.

You can monitor the drive by checking the taxi meter, which should be displayed at the front of the taxi. Please check the meter is set correctly when you begin your journey.

Note: Flagfall and fare rates are higher for taxis that can carry 5 or more passengers. Also for journeys commencing at the Canberra airport there is a $3.00 toll fee.

We recommend that you pre-book your taxi, to avoid any issues with availability.

Alternate Services

Canberra Elite
Book online:

Canberra Uber
You can install the Uber app from the Apple Store, Google Play or Microsoft and sign up to order an Uber.  You can do this by visiting



Canberra’s ACTION Buses service major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city to the outer suburbs. The ACTION Buses include easy access buses for people with reduced mobility. Bus fares use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash.

For MyWay, scan the card when you get on and off the bus. These cards can be purchased online, from Canberra Connect Shopfronts and MyWay Recharge Agents. For more information on MyWay cards, please visit

For cash fares, you can buy a single or a daily cash ticket on board the bus from the driver. The daily tickets are ideal for sightseeing and are valid until midnight on the day of purchase. A single trip will cost $4.60, while a daily ticket will cost $8.80. Please visit for more information on cash fares.

To plan ahead you can telephone 13 17 10 or view the routes or timetables here,



All communication with registered delegates will be by email at the address used for registration. If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 5 working days, please contact the Conference Secretariat Encanta Event Management by phone on (03) 9863 7606 or email



The information in this web site is correct at the time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to change any aspect of the program without prior notice.



Conference Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Conference Dinner: Stay tuned for the Conference Dinner theme



In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.



Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. None of the Conference Secretariat, the Host or the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.