Conference and workshop venue

Pre-conference workshops: Monday and Tuesday 17 and 18 September 2018
Conference: Wednesday to Friday 19 to 21 September 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor
29 Cameron Street, Launceston TAS 7250 | Link to website

Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston whilst relaxing in surroundings overlooking the city. You will be close to notable attractions like City Park (Launceston’s picturesque public gardens), the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and Aurora Stadium.

Welcome cocktail function sponsored by ARTD Consultants

Tuesday 18 September 2018 (evening)

Penny Royal Wine Bar & Restaurant
Located within the Penny Royal Adventures complex this is definitely one of Tasmania’s most unique dining locations overlooking the lagoon and park attractions like zip-lining, rock climbing and cliff jumping. | Link to website

Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by Urbis

Wednesday 19 September 2018 (evening)

Albert Hall
The Albert Hall is one of Launceston's most significant heritage buildings due to its high degree of heritage value that is attributed to the Classical Victorian style of monumental public architecture. The Hall covers an area of 14,000 square feet and was recognised at the time as the worlds 11th largest building. | Link to website

How to get to Launceston

As Tasmania is Australia's Island State, there are only two ways to enter the State – either by plane or ferry.

Launceston airport is located just 15km from the city of Launceston and serves more than 1.3 million passengers annually. Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas all operate frequent affordable direct services between Launceston and Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

For some, it  can be a toss-up between flying, or catching the boat and bringing your own vehicle. The trip over Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry takes about 10 hours or so. May to November the twin ships do one sailing each a day, leaving Devonport (Tasmania) and Melbourne (Victoria) in the evening and arriving at their respective destinations early morning, passing each other on the high seas in the dark of night.


Sightseeing and day trips
The official travel website for Tasmania offers holiday information on what to do and where to stay in Tasmania.