Conference Details


The conference registration is $60 and includes the Conference Welcome Reception and morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday.

Registrations close 9 November 2017


The program is now available and can be viewed here.  A program will also be available at the venue.


The conference is being held in the Hawke Building at the University of South Australia's City West campus. As well as being a modern, accessible venue, it is home to the state’s second largest public art gallery, the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum which features a world-class calendar of contemporary art exhibitions. 

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on Level 5 of the Hawke building. This will also be where morning/afternoon teas and Saturday lunch are served.

Conference Welcome Reception

Date:     Friday, 17 November 2017
Time:     5:30 pm
Venue:    Kerry Packer Gallery, Level 3, Hawke Building, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost:      Included in the registration

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held in the beautiful dining room at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia. The venue is located at 111 Hutt Street, Adelaide, in the South East corner of the Central Business District, a five minute taxi or 20 minute walk from the conference and easily accessible via multiple modes of transport. Please come along and meet colleagues and new acquaintances while indulging in a three course dinner (drinks not included).

Dress Code: Tie and Jacket.

Numbers are limited so please book early (through the registration link)

Date:     Saturday, 18 November 2017
Time:    6:30 pm
Venue:  Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide
Cost::    $75

Conference Managers

Julie:      08 830 24799       Stephanie: 08 8302 4647
Julie and Stephanie will be located at the registration desk at the beginning of the conference and will be able to assist with any inquiries, including those relating to registration and payment. There will also be a number of volunteers available to assist with any queries.


The program is currently being developed and will be online shortly.  It will also be supplied in your conference packs and available at the registration desk.

Campus Map

You will have a map of the campus in your conference pack, or you can download a copy  here.  Alternatively, you can simply ask one of our volunteers for directions.


Wheelchair access is available for all rooms. 


Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. Lunch on Saturday is also being provided and kindly sponsored by Dr Pamela Schulz, OAM and the Defence Reserves Association).  Although there are a range of reasonably priced cafes and restaurants on Hindley Street which borders the City West campus some of these may be closed on Sunday. Alternative arrangements may need to be made. 


The City West venue is conveniently located, allowing conference delegates to select from a large number of accommodation options, from 5 star hotels to backpacking hostels. There are several hotels that neighbour the campus on West Terrace and Hindley Street, allowing for a short five minute stroll to the conference. Other hotels along or close to King William Street in the CBD also allow for direct travel to the City West campus via a free tram service. The tram also provides a direct route to the conference venue for those wanting to stay at Glenelg Beach (approximately 30 minutes). Other parts of the city and North Adelaide are also served by public transport, including the free city Connector Bus.

The Oaks Embassy and Oaks Horizons, located on North Terrace, can offer delegates the following rate between 17-19 November 2017 :

1 Bedroom Apartment $159 per night / per room. Rates includes room and wifi

All rooms will be subject to availability. Click here to make a reservation. The promo code is 2017NWS.


The City West venue is conveniently located, allowing delegates to select from a range of convenient transportation options for making their way to the City West campus: 

From the airport

Adelaide Metro offers a convenient JetBus service linking Adelaide Airport to Glenelg, West Beach and the City for the price of a regular fare.

Train and tram

Public transport timetables can be accessed here.  The quickest way to get to the City West campus is by train or tram. The Adelaide Railway Station is the central terminus, from which delegates can talk or take a short journey on the free tram service. The tram is complimentary with no charge to passengers within the CBD, between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre. The tram also provides a direct route between the conference venue and Glenelg Beach (approximately a 30 minute commute). To use the train or tram beyond the CBD you can purchase a Metro card. These can be purchased from machines at most train stations, or at convenience stores, and can be recharged in the same places. You can recharge your metrocard onboard your train or tram using a ticket machine however there is a minimum recharge value of $5.00. These cards must be ‘touched on’ and ‘touched off’ at the beginning and end of each journey. You cannot purchase a metrocard onboard, however singletrip and daytrip metrotickets can be purchased from a ticket machine onboard your train or tram. Ticket machines on board trains and trams do not accept notes or 5 cent pieces. When paying your fare, please ensure you have change as bus drivers may not have change for larger notes.

By bus

Other parts of the city and North Adelaide are best served by public transport, including the free city Connector Bus. The Adelaide metro webpage will give you the most efficient public transport options for your trip. Look out for a Go Zone route that offers convenient services approximately every 15 minutes between 7.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and every 30 minutes at night, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays until 10pm. Cash and coins can be used on buses but buying a Metro card at convenience stores will reduce the cost of the fare. Delegates might also consider purchasing Adelaide’s new Visitor Pass, particularly if they you are using the JetBus service from the airport, which for $26 provides for 3 consecutive days of unlimited travel on all buses, trains and trams.

On foot

Delegates staying at hotels along North Terrace or Hindley Street may find that it is most convenient to walk to the City west campus, a short five minute stroll to the conference.


Parking close to the Campus may be found on Hindley Street, the Western end of North terrace or at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  Car parking can be scarce and expensive in the city centre so public transport is recommended. The Adelaide Entertainment Centre provides a reasonably priced Park and Ride service, with users able to take advantage of a short complimentary tram journey to the City west campus:


The companies listed below are the main taxi companies operating in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The Morphett Street taxi rank is the closest taxi rank to the City West campus. It operates from 8pm to 8am every night and is staffed from 11pm to 3am on Fridays and 11pm to 5am on Saturdays.  

Adelaide Independent Taxi Service
Phone 13 22 11

Suburban Taxi
Phone 13 10 08

Yellow Cabs South Australia
Phone 13 22 27

Uber – you will need to download the app from the App Store

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