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CANBERRA

T h e M ee T i n g Pl ace o f a n aT i o n

Meeting

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guide

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How to use tHe MPG the Meeting planners guide is divided into 8 sections each section has its own index on the first page

Section 1 – canberra the national capital of australia tells you all the reasons why Canberra is a smart choice for your next meeting or  business event

Section 2 – Planning your event in canberra provides all the information that conference and meeting organisers need including: X X X X X X X

A complete table of all the venues and hotels in Canberra and their capacities Maps of where hotels and venues are located parliamentary sitting dates History of Canberra Cultural diversity How the Bureau can assist you And a whole lot more

Section 3 – experience canberra and the Region provides all the information visitors to Canberra will need including: X X X X X X

Weather and geography Flights and local transport options What events may be on during their visit things to do – such as shopping, sightseeing, nature walks and drives, dining or visiting the many national attractions and wineries the south Coast the snowy Mountains

Section 4 – national attractions and Venues with a Difference provides information about Canberra’s’ national attractions and venues with a difference that are stylish, exciting, prestigious and have loads of personality

Section 5 – Venues and accommodation detailed information about all the hotels and meeting venues in Canberra

Section 6 – Resturants and Private Dining Rooms detailed information about resturants and dining rooms in Canberra

Section 7 – conference services X X X X X X X X X X X

All you need to make sure your event runs smoothly Audio visual, staging and exhibition companies Catering services graphic designers, printers and public relations companies photographers promotional products publications team building, facilitators and motivational speakers tour operators, guides and event packages transport Meeting and Event Managers

Section 8 – index of all Members list of Members


C A NBERRA – T HE NAT I ONAL C APITAL O F AUS T R AL I A


WELCOME Canberra is a young city, a modern city. It’s a city for now and the future that embodies the brilliance and potential that is at the heart of Australia’s growth.

Once you arrive by car, train, plane or bus, you’ll discover that many hotels, attractions and institutions are easily accessed from each other and with just a little extra effort you’ll discover the region’s beautiful wineries, historic villages and relics of our rural past that add to Canberra’s appeal.

Canberra is also an exceptional business destination. It’s a city built for the very purpose of bringing great minds and leaders together. World experts, famous artists, leading researchers, senior executives, federal politicians, media figures and business leaders reside and do business in our city every day. These people are today’s decision-makers, people who influence the nation and make a difference.

Canberra provides that extra element to take your conference to the next level, creating an inspiring and memorable experience your delegates will take home with them. Come to the city of influence and be influential.

Like Australia, Canberra is expansive with a relatively small population, yet it boasts world-class cultural institutions, venues, accommodation and entertainment. Imagine holding your event in the inspiring Great Hall of Parliament House, amongst familiar faces at the National Portrait Gallery, under the wings of a Lancaster Bomber at the Australian War Memorial or within the historical halls of power at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. These are just some of the many wonderful possibilities available. To help businesses access the many inspirational, interesting and innovative people and places Canberra has to offer, the Canberra Convention Bureau established the Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG). Together, this group of 14 key research and learning institutes comprises expertise across just about every field you can imagine and the Bureau is in a superb position to help you connect with the right people.

Katy Gallagher, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory

Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive, Canberra Convention Bureau

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The heart of the nation, Canberra is where history is made and where the direction of the country is determined.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by General (retired) Peter Cosgrove, Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Board, during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra as part of their 10 day visit to Australia in 2011.

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The 55th Liberal Party Federal Council at the Hotel Realm in Canberra. Peter Reith and Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott.

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PM Gillard responds during Question Time in the House of Representatives, Federal Parliament, Canberra.


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(L-R) Tim Mathieson, United States President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard meet school children in the Marble Foyer at Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on Day 1 of Obama’s 2-day official visit to Australia.

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Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

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Senator Kate Lundy (right) and union organiser David Bibo (left) with exploited Philippine workers Dario Deguzman, Napoleon Arrieta and Donabella Cruz at Parliament House, Canberra.

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THINK CANBERRA RALIG MEMBERS Australian Academy of Science Dr Sue Meek, Chief Executive

Australian Catholic University

Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, Dean

For a small city, Canberra packs a mighty punch in the world of research. Our many world-class research institutions are filled with the best minds from Australia and the world, boasting expertise across virtually every conceivable field and discipline. Furthermore, as a small city Canberra’s research and learning institutes are part of a community with an ethos of knowledge-sharing and openness creating a genuinely inspirational intellectual hub. The Canberra Convention Bureau offers a unique opportunity to foster strong relationships between your business event and Canberra’s knowledge industry via the Bureau’s Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG) initiative. Individually and collectively this group of 14 exceptional and innovative institutes has a culture of research at their heart and persistently strive for truth and knowledge in the national interest. There has never been a better opportunity to tap into Canberra’s intellectual capacity to benefit your event.

Australian Institute of Sport

Mr Tim Kelly, Manager, Performance Research Centre

Australian National University

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Australian War Memorial

Ms Linda Ferguson, Assistant Director Public Programs

Canberra Institute of Technology

Mr Ian Drayton, Executive Director, Business Development & Industry Engagement

CSIRO

Mr Cris Kennedy, Director, Discovery Centre

Museum of Australian Democracy Ms Kate Cowie, Deputy Director

National Information Communication Technology Australia (NICTA)

Ms Michelle Carden, Director, Safety and Security Business Team

National Film and Sound Archive

Ms Heather Millard, Manager, Marketing and Communication

National Library of Australia

Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director-General

National Museum of Australia

Ms Trish Kirkland, Commercial Manager

University of Canberra

Professor Frances Shannon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

University of NSW at ADFA

Ms Lisa Morisset, Manager, Development Manager, Office of the Rector

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Suzanne Cory, AAS

Andrew Holmes, AAS

Australian Academy of Science

The Academy fosters international relations and publishes scientific books and journals including Historical Records of Australian Science which is published biannually. Its focus is the history of science and its contents include high-quality articles and reviews plus biographical memoirs of deceased Fellows of the Academy demonstrating its depth as a research institute.

The Australian Academy of Science was established by Royal Charter in 1954 by Fellows of the Royal Society of London to  provide effective national scientific leadership. The Founding Fellows soon decided to establish a permanent headquarters within Canberra’s iconic Shine Dome. The Academy is a private organisation of Australia’s leading research scientists. Its approximately 440 Fellows consist of outstanding scientists from universities and research organisations all around Australia and represent every discipline. The Fellows are elected based on their exceptional contributions to the advancement of science in Australia and internationally. With this remarkable expertise at its core, the Academy actively informs policy and advises government on issues of national importance such as stem cell research, pesticides, ecological reserves, food quality, genetic engineering, human cloning, space science and climate change. The Academy strives to ensure that science underpins public policy wherever it is applicable. The Academy’s iconic Shine Dome is a national heritage-listed building, renowned as one of the outstanding examples of modernist architecture internationally. Architect Sir Roy Grounds won a national competition to design ‘a building to express science and the spirit of science’. Its construction, including custom-built furniture and fittings, was completed in 1959 and it has been known as the home of the Australian Academy of Science ever since. In 2011 an Australian Government National Historic Sites Program grant allowed the installation of coloured external lights, adding the Dome to the list of significant Canberra sites lit up in colour at night.

The Academy is a highly sought after venue for national and international scientific conferences, forums, meetings and exchanges. As an internationally recognised scientific research institute, gatherings at the Shine Dome bring attention and prestige.

Suzanne Cory Professor Suzanne Cory is one of Australia’s most distinguished molecular biologists, and the first woman to be elected President of the Australian Academy of Science. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Cambridge, England, where she studied under Nobel Prize winners including the team that discovered the structure of DNA. Professor Cory’s research has had a major impact in the fields of immunology and cancer, and her scientific achievements have attracted numerous honours and awards. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Her current research focuses on how cells decide to live or die. This knowledge will lead to the development of more effective therapeutics for cancer and degenerative diseases. She was awarded the 2011 Colin Thomson Medal for her contributions to cancer research in July 2011.

Andrew Holmes Professor Andrew Holmes is a distinguished Professor of Chemistry at University of Melbourne, the CSIRO and the Imperial College, London. He is also the Academy’s Foreign Secretary. With a PhD from University College London, Professor Holmes’s research interests span a range of natural and non-natural synthetic targets, including the use of polymers for flexible solar cells. Professor Holmes’s current research includes work on addressing the global energy crisis by developing efficient, flexible, polymer solar cells through the Victorian Organic Solar Cells Consortium. Professor Holmes has won a number of national and international prizes for his work. He has made significant contributions and achievements in research and leadership.

Conference Case Study – Science at the Shine Dome 2011 In May 2011 Professor Tim Flannery, Australian of the Year Simon McKeon, broadcaster Robyn Williams, Barry Jones and other prominent Australians joined more than 260 scientists, teachers and journalists at the Shine Dome to explore the politicallycharged issue of population sustainability. With enthusiastic support from the Executive Committee of Council and Secretariat of the Academy, participants at the three-day conference were treated to a fascinating and challenging program and enjoyed personal access to some of the nation’s best scientific thinkers. Delegates were seated in comfort in the lounge-style lecture theatre, while state of the art audio-visual equipment allowed presentations to be broadcast live over the internet.

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Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU

“…thank you very much for all the excellent arrangements. My personal thanks to the many who helped to make this function such an outstanding success.” Sir Gus Nossal “I thoroughly enjoyed the Shine Dome symposium, which was both informative and provocative. I felt privileged to attend.” Bryan Furnass AM

ANU Created by a parliament for a people, the Australian National University (ANU) is a national asset that connects the best Australian thinking, expertise and learning. The University takes this knowledge to the world and brings the world’s best back home. As a result, ANU has won wide recognition as a place of intensive research and education. ANU scholars are not afraid to move past conventional thinking, framing questions and searching for answers that address fundamental problems and the issues of the day. The University is a respected voice in Australia’s national conversation, shaping policy and equipping our leaders with knowledge and confidence. Students at all levels of experience work side-by-side with researchers, sharing in existing knowledge and gaining the self-assurance to search for new answers. ANU is a catalyst to learning for an increasing number of Australians, creating links with regional institutions and providing a range of pathways to study. ANU partners with respected places of knowledge and attracts staff and students from many countries. ANU scholars are known for the breadth and depth of their expertise on Asia and the Pacific. The University’s

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graduates fill roles of influence from Beijing to Washington, Jakarta to Port Villa, Perth to Canberra. The University’s main campus is in Australia’s capital city and is only a short bicycle ride to the nation’s corridors of power and cultural institutions. ANU is proud to be part of the Canberra community, one of the most educated and politically engaged cities in Australia’s region.

Professor Brian Schmidt Australia’s newest Nobel Laureate didn’t hesitate when it came to choosing Canberra as a place to live, work and engage in big thinking. Astronomer Brian Schmidt from the Australian National University is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating. The discovery supports the theory that suggests much of the universe is composed of an unknown material, popularly referred to as ‘dark energy’. Professor Schmidt moved to Canberra from the USA in 1994 to take up a postdoctoral position at ANU. At the tender age of 27, he was leading an international project that turned ancient supernovae into speedometers for the cosmos. “I was provided at the ANU the support to undertake this work, to lead an international team, and that’s something I think that’s really uniquely Australia; to be able to start so young on something so big,” Professor Schmidt says. Almost two decades later, Professor Schmidt is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), based at the iconic Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra.

RSAA is home to internationally respected space scientists and space technology design and manufacturing facilities. The school’s intensive research, research-led education and engagement with real-world problems are typical of ANU as a whole. ANU is a national asset that connects much of the best thinking, learning and expertise in Australia. ANU has a strong, interconnected community of scholars who are addressing fundamental problems as well as issues of the day. Professor Schmidt is the latest in a succession of celebrated academics who have called ANU home. He is also a prime exemplar of the ‘open door’ philosophy shared by ANU researchers. The day after learning of his Nobel win, Professor Schmidt was at the lectern helping undergraduate students come to grips with some of the fundamentals of astrophysics. When he’s not working with students or furthering his research, Professor Schmidt is confirming Canberra’s wine-producing credentials by turning the grapes from his own vineyard into pinot noir. And he’s as eager to share the glory as he is to share a glass of red, stressing that the accelerating universe discovery was a team effort. Professor Schmidt shares the prize with his co-researcher Professor Adam Riess from Johns Hopkins University, as well as Professor Saul Perlmutter from the University of California, Berkeley, who led another research team working on the expanding universe question.


Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial combines a permanent shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of the over 102,000 Australians who have died in war and its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. The Memorial attracts almost a million visitors annually and has won multiple tourism awards. It is a truly inspiring place and its newly refurbished function spaces and high-tech theatre facilities are set among many of its wartime relics, rare military aircraft and paintings by great Australian artists. Housed in a beautiful, architecturally significant building, the Memorial is considered one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world, not least because of the extensive research and expertise contained within it.

Military History Section The Memorial’s Military History Section conducts and fosters research into Australian military history, provides historical advice and interpretation, and helps disseminate knowledge and understanding of the field. The section comprises a team of historians who undertake research on a wide range of subjects and publish their findings in books (including official war histories), research papers, and scholarly and popular articles, notably in the Memorial’s magazine, Wartime. The section’s historians deliver public talks and media interviews at seminars, conferences and other venues on matters of Australian military history. They also provide advice within the Memorial and to other agencies, including the offices of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Prime Minister and the Governor-General.

The Military History Section also plans and organises major history conferences, convened annually by the Memorial, covering a variety of themes and often commemorating significant anniversaries. Visiting university scholars engaged in specific research projects are supervised by the Memorial’s historians under the Memorial’s annual Summer Vacation Scholarships program.

Ashley Ekins Ashley Ekins is Head of the Military History Section. He has worked as a military historian with the Australian War Memorial since 1989. Ashley has published widely on the role of Australian soldiers in the First World War. He has explored the Gallipoli battlefields extensively and since 1996 he has led the Memorial’s annual battlefield tours to Gallipoli as tour leader and has twice accompanied a government-appointed review team to Gallipoli as historical adviser and consultant. Ashley has also researched and written extensively on Australian ground operations in Vietnam. Fighting to the Finish (the final volume in an official history series) covers the Australian Army’s involvement in Vietnam from 1968 to 1973 and will be published in 2012.

Peter Burness Peter is a Senior Historian and the Memorial’s longest serving employee. He joined in 1973 as a curator, and was involved in the development of collections and exhibitions for more than 30 years before joining the Military History Section. He has also visited most of Australia’s significant battlefields and since 1994 has led the Memorial’s annual tours to the Western Front.

the historical aspects of redevelopment for the Memorial’s First World War galleries, and more, leading up to the First World War centenary. Peter is a long-serving member of the Armed Services working group of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and has contributed over 20 entries to the dictionary. He has written books and exhibition catalogues as well as reviews and feature articles for journals and newspapers.

Dr Steven Bullard Steven joined the Military History Section in 1997. He was Project Manager of the Australia - Japan Research Project from 2002, involved with the design and compilation of the project’s database and websites, as well as organising several international symposiums and workshops. As a speaker of Japanese, he was awarded a grant from the Japan Foundation to translate extracts from the Senshi Sosho (war history series), the official account of the Japanese experience of the Second World War. In 2007 Steven was appointed a Senior Historian in the Military History Section. He is currently writing a volume for the official history of Australian peacekeeping, humanitarian, and post - Cold War operations. His volume will document relief efforts by the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Federal Police, and other government organisations in response to natural disasters and emergencies in Australia’s region.

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Mick Newnham, NFSA

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is Australia’s living archive, capturing a part of Australia’s memory that can be experienced in ‘living’ vision and sound. The archive’s aim is to enrich Australia’s cultural identity by developing, preserving, promoting and interpreting a national collection of recorded historic and contemporary sound, moving image, documentation and new media, and by making Australia’s audiovisual heritage available to everyone. The national collection is the most complete collection of Australian audiovisual history, knowledge, creativity and achievements on the planet. The collection of over 1.7 million items is diverse and includes material from some of the earliest recorded sound and film in the 1890s to present day recordings. NFSA people have a great breadth of knowledge, expertise, passion and originality of thought which breathes life into the archive’s work with the collection. The audiovisual format is a powerful, relevant and vital form of cultural expression. While most conferences and events use AV in some way, no other venue in Canberra can provide the authentic experience of watching film in its original format, or allow delegates and guests to see and hear what something was like 100 years ago, or provide international archiving, film, audio and preservation experts to put it all into context. Visitors to the archives enjoy seeing and hearing our nation’s stories, the chance to relive memories, the unique cinematic and sound experiences housed in the archive, the pleasure of discovering Australia’s cultural

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Dr Nick Barnes, NICTA

diversity, creativity, innovation, pioneering spirit, history and heritage, and so much more. In the words of the NFSA Board Chair “we are a collection of people who have an interest in helping to shape the future of the country by allowing a better understanding of its past and its contemporary issues and values and by doing that, we‘re actually enhancing the knowledgebase from which [Australians] can make decisions about the future.” Imagine the keynote speaker at a conference on water-saving being able to show reality film footage of the Murray-Darling basin before the term “water-saving” was even coined, or present to a room full of manufacturers the changes in TV commercials for household products from the 1950s to today. Whether you’re hosting cocktails in the art-deco courtyard, presenting a keynote session in the state-of-the-art Arc cinema or enjoying an intimate session in the period theatrette, delving into the national audiovisual collection and engaging an NFSA expert is a stimulating way to enhance the experience of your conference delegates. Discover how your living archive can add to your event.

Mick Newnham With over 20 years’ experience in audiovisual archiving, Mick Newnham is the National Film and Sound Archive’s manager of conservation, preparation and research. As a leading researcher, he has conducted and published original research on the conservation and long-term preservation of audiovisual media (film, magnetic tape and optical discs). He has worked extensively in Southeast Asia with collections in the Caribbean, North and Latin America and Africa. He is an active member of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audio

Visual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA), the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Preservation Committee and has been a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Technical Commission. Mick has also been involved in the development of ISO standards for the long-term care of audiovisual media. Mick is a lecturer with the Charles Sturt University audiovisual preservation course and regularly provides training and preservation consultancy services to collections of all sizes throughout Australia, from the central deserts to the tropical islands.

NICTA NICTA (National ICT Australia) is Australia’s largest research and development organisation in information and communications technology (ICT). NICTA focuses on research and development that is of practical benefit to industry, government and the community. NICTA has over 700 staff and PhD students, 120 of whom are based in the ACT at NICTA’s Canberra Research Laboratory. Now in its eighth year, NICTA is steadily developing a reputation for its world-class ICT research. The Machine Learning, Optimisation, and Computer Vision Research Groups are well established as world leaders in their respective fields with many of the researchers having more than 1,000 academic citations, and some with more than 10,000. This tremendous professional acknowledgement demonstrates the esteem and high regard in which their research is held. In its relatively short existence, NICTA has already made a significant economic impact in Australia. It has created six spin-out companies which have raised over $28 million in funds and created more than 70 jobs within Australia. NICTA technology is also now on the world stage. The state-of-the-art sound system recently installed at the Lord’s Cricket


Dr Phil Kilby, NICTA

Ground in the UK was developed by NICTA’s spin-out company, Audinate. A large number of in-car navigation systems around Australia are supported by the road video analysis software developed by NICTA’s Automap project.

Benefitting the world As part of the Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) consortium, NICTA is developing Australia’s first bionic eye, which has the potential to improve quality of life for vision-impaired people around the world. NICTA’s Implant Systems team is making small and unique implantable devices that will help people manage chronic pain and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Additionally, the Intelligent Fleet Logistics research team is developing technology to optimise the operation of large fleets of vehicles so that productivity can be gained, and congestion and carbon emissions reduced. In 2011 the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) journal Review described NICTA’s development of a ‘crash proof’ operating system as one of the top 10 emerging technologies likely to change the world and have the greatest impact. This technology can now be found in well over a billion mobile phones around the world. NICTA’s spin-out company Open Kernel Labs, who commercialised the market leading operating system, has become a leading provider of embedded virtualisation software for smart phones, tablets and other connected devices. NICTA truly boasts world-class research, facilities and people right here in Canberra.

Dr Nick Barnes Dr Nick Barnes is leading a team of researchers working on the visual processing for Australia’s first bionic eye implant. From NICTA’s Canberra Research Laboratory, Dr Barnes specialises in computer vision

embedded within systems, and is particularly interested in the connections between computer vision and neurosciences. The first implants will be on a 98 electrode array meaning there will only be 98 dots with which Dr Barnes and his team will be able to use to encode meaningful information about the implantee’s surroundings to facilitate navigation and improve their mobility. Eventually a microelectric chip consisting of more than 1,000 electrodes and an ultra-tiny wireless data link will be implanted into the eye. This will enable face recognition and improve social interaction for implantees.

Dr Phil Kilby Dr Phil Kilby is a Principal Researcher in NICTA’s Optimisation Group. Phil has extensive experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, transportation and operations research. In addition to leading the STAR Control (Smart Transport and Roads) project, he is the technical lead of the Intelligent Fleet Logistics project which aims to reduce transport costs and CO2 emissions generated by the freight and logistics industry. This is being achieved by developing next generation tools and services that optimise freight operations at strategic, tactical and operational levels. The team won a NSW AIIA iAward in 2011 and the tools being developed are already being deployed by food company Goodman Fielder.

Congress Australia 2011 focussed on topics that matter most to government, guaranteeing a series of high-level strategic conversations. “A lively conference that focused thoughteffectively on current key issues.” Director, Australian Bureau of Statistics. “I found the conference and the unique model of delivery a great experience.” Director, Office of e-Government, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Tasmania. “FutureGov Congress provided an excellent opportunity to gain candid feedback from a target market. It also provided an opportunity to see the issues and approaches CIO’s and their staff care about.” Neil Miller, Taskey Following the success of the 2011 event, it is expected that the 2012 event will return to Canberra bigger and better than ever.

FutureGov Australia 2011 In September 2011, NICTA’s Australian eGovernment Technology Cluster with the help of the Canberra Convention Bureau partnered with Alphabet Media to bring FutureGov to Australia. The Congress was an exclusive invitation-only event involving approximately 250 of the most senior government officials from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, UK and US. FutureGov

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NATIONAL TREASURES

As you wander through Canberra’s cultural institutions you are reminded that Australia is an ancient and powerful land with a long and fascinating history. Canberra’s national treasures expose the country’s captivating story and inspire us to consider where we are heading. The Australian story conjures images of extremes. Our remarkable country is home to isolated farming properties and bustling cities, ancient indigenous cultures and state-of-the-art research and technology, exotic wildlife and barren plains. The story is still unfolding and has certainly had its share of highs and lows. Our world-class achievements in science, technology, sport and art are contrasted against times of war, drought, floods and fires. Canberra’s national treasures offer glimpses into the entire Australian story so that we can learn how we got here and ensure that our past is never forgotten.

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The National Museum of Australia (NMA) displays thousands of objects throughout its many halls and galleries. You’re met with a multitude of unusual yet strangely familiar objects; indigenous artefacts, early settlement relics, Phar Lap’s heart, the Wiggles’ colourful skivvies, Hills Hoist clotheslines, Holden prototypes and even the prospect of a future Australian city are all on show. History at the NMA is enthralling but if politics is of more interest, the Museum of Australian Democracy, located in Old Parliament House, shares the stories of our political past. Documents, images, offices, bars and private rooms are all on display providing insight into the remarkable characters Australians elected to represent them and the historic events that have shaped our distinctive democracy. The museum is staffed by dozens of wellinformed, passionate people available to speak at your conference, or perhaps just strike up a casual conversation about the building’s many stories and secrets.

All the national treasures are all filled with passionate people. Have one of the curators from the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) speak at your event and you won’t be disappointed. Preserving footage and sound recordings from the first Australian film images to modern Australian music, TV and movies, the archive houses an enthralling collection of recordings depicting people and places. Many of the rare recordings kept by the archive are accessible to the public providing your conference with a fascinating insight into our oral history and audiovisual past. A short walk from the NFSA across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge takes you to the Museum of Australian Democracy. Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings Australian democracy to life. The museum overlooks Reconciliation Place to Lake Burley Griffin, and as the place of so many significant political and historical moments, it provides an inspirational location for your conference or meeting right at the heart of Australia’s political heritage.


The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and National Portrait Gallery (NPG) are both stunning art galleries on an international scale. The NGA is home to over 12,000 works of art from all over the world while the NPG holds an impressive collection of portraiture of influential Australians. The NPG building won the Sir Zelman Cowan Award for Public Architecture in October 2009. Imagine holding your conference amongst images of Australia’s most outstanding individuals with a keynote speech from the Federal Minister for the Arts. Visible across Lake Burley Griffin from the NGA, NPG and Parliament House, is the iconic Australian War Memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians at war. The Australian spirit in fighting those wars is captured in this beautiful Art Deco memorial building. The Roll of Honour records the names of more than 102,000 Australians who have died in war while the exhibition spaces display the fascinating, and often uplifting, stories of Australians in war and peacetime. There is no other place like the Australian

War Memorial and it’s impossible not to be moved as you take in the remarkable tales in the shadow of impressive wartime machinery and absorb such an important aspect of Australia’s history. The story continues to unfold at the recently transformed Royal Australian Mint where visitors can witness one of the world’s strongest robots, the National Archives of Australia where the preservation of physical and digital documentation is world renowned and the National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon, which is filled with brilliant and interactive displays and people. As the country evolves, so too does its story. Recent additions to Canberra’s extraordinary collection of national treasures include the National Arboretum and the Canberra Glassworks housed in one of Canberra’s oldest buildings, the renovated Kingston Powerhouse. As Australia’s only cultural centre solely dedicated to contemporary glass art, it’s a remarkable experience to watch the artists at work and discuss with them their techniques and insights.

The Australian story is about succeeding over adversity. When the improbable seems impossible, Australians simply try harder. This attitude is exemplified throughout our sporting heritage too. At Australia’s sporting powerhouse, the Australian Institute of Sport, you can view memorabilia and iconic images from Australia’s sporting triumphs, as well as today and tomorrow’s sporting heroes preparing for their next challenge. With access to these superb venues with mind-expanding collections and some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the country, there’s no other place in Australia as rich in culture and knowhow as Canberra.

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BE SEEN, BE HEARD, BE UNDERSTOOD

It’s easy to feel inspired when standing on the lawns of Parliament House viewing the panoramic views to Canberra City, the Brindabella Mountain range, the valleys and the bush. It’s easy because as your feet stand comfortably on the lush, green grass that forms part of the roof of parliament, you quickly realise that Australia’s big-decision makers – the powerbrokers, the Prime Minister, politicians, executives, government departments and the Governor General herself – are all based within just a few square kilometres of where you stand. Your event can take advantage of the expertise possessed by these noteworthy people. Many organisations invite federal politicians and senior public servants to be guest speakers at events as a way of raising their media profile and pushing their issues onto the national or political agenda. By including well known politicians and public officials you may also gain the interest of the Canberra Press Gallery. Populated by around 180 national

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and international journalists and staff, ‘the Gallery’ is your window to the world, and the world’s window to you. Parliament House, home to the Federal Government, offers business events an unparalleled level of prestige and access to influence. In addition to being the meeting place for parliament, the building is home to over 3,000 original artworks and artefacts including one of the largest tapestries in the world, an enormous indigenous inspired mosaic and even one of only four surviving 13th century editions of the Magna Carta. All this is at your fingertips, and as one of the only houses of parliament in the world that allows gala dinners and conferences to be held within its walls, it truly is a grand and inspirational venue. Yet, the Federal Government is much more than just Parliament House. Within the parliamentary triangle and surrounds sit the multitude of Government departments, each with their role to play in advising Government and serving Australians. The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy enhances Australia’s communications sectors ensuring the efficient

and effective implementation of programs and growth of Australia’s digital economy, while the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency delivers programs under the Government’s climate change strategy. These departments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the business of running the country. Add to these the Department of Defence, the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, and of course the Treasury, and you start to realise how much of the country’s operations are within reach in Canberra. By holding your conference in Canberra, you not only gain access to the expertise and influence housed within Government and its departments, you also make the statement that your issues are important and worth listening to. What other city can offer that?


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National Teasures

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Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Understood

12

Capacity Table

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City Map

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Canberra Map

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Parliamentary Sitting Calendar

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History of Canberra

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Cultural Diversity

21

Bureau Services

22

Fast Facts

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Events Calendar 2012

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24 Hours in Canberra

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Centenary of Canberra

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Natural Beauty

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The National Arboretum

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Snowy Mountains

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The South Coast

39

Australian Capital Tourism

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CAPACITY TABLE

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Page #

# Accom # Meeting Cocktails Banquet Rooms Rooms

Meeting venues with accommodation

Phone

Theatre

Classroom

Abode The Apartment Hotel

1300 122 633

72

61

ARIA Hotel Canberra

02 6279 7000

61

128

Belconnen Premier Inn

02 6253 3633

92

75

5

150

110

110

80

Belconnen Way Motel and Serviced Apartments

02 6254 2222

96

60

2

311

120

150

80

Burgmann College

02 6125 6087

96

200

8

350

280

280

30

Canberra Rex Hotel

02 6248 5311

75

157

9

500

350

500

180

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

02 6243 8333

77

83

1

140

60

40

40

Clifton Suites on Northbourne

02 6262 6266

63

153

4

120

90

100

56

Country Comfort Greenway

02 6293 3666

96

100

2

150

100

150

130

Crowne Plaza Canberra

02 6247 8999

78

295

6

130

90

120

55

Diamant Hotel

02 6175 2222

93

89

3

200

100

35

East Hotel

02 6295 6925

94

140

7

100

50

70

36

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

02 62952119

97

112

2

80

80

60

26

Griffin Hotel Canberra

02 6234 8000

94

82

3

120

60

90

45

Hotel Heritage

02 6295 2944

80

208

7

600

340

400

260

Hotel Kurrajong

02 6234 4444

97

26

5

200

110

150

40

Hotel Realm

02 6163 1800

81

158

13

800

550

800

300

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

02 6270 1234

82

253

16

600

340

400

260

Mantra on Northbourne

02 6243 2500

83

175

4

150

100

150

70

Mercure Hotel

02 6243 0000

95

128

3

200

130

180

60

Novotel Canberra

02 6245 5000

85

286

7

200

152

160

88

Parklands Apartment Hotel

02 6262 7000

95

65

4

80

50

Pavilion on Northbourne

02 6247 6888

62

156

3

200

190

220

130

Quality Hotel Dickson

02 6247 4744

87

83

3

300

150

300

170

Quality Hotel Woden

02 6281 7733

87

57

3

300

200

250

50

Rydges Capital Hill

02 6295 3144

71

186

11

200

180

200

74

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

02 6241 6033

71

151

8

300

250

300

250

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

02 6247 6244

70

201

10

1200

800

1500

450

The Brassey of Canberra

02 6273 3766

88

75

5

180

130

160

60

University House

02 6125 5270

90

105

9

350

220

275

120

University of Canberra Campus Summer Stays 02 6206 3500

98

1334

Theatre

Classroom

Meeting venues only

Phone

3 Seeds – School Store Cafe

02 6247 0555

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100

50

ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC)

02 6273 1613

73

1

110

48

65

40

Australian Institute of Sport

02 6214 7137

46

11

2500

1200

5200

60

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre

02 6175 7650

91

3

200

100

30

Australian National University

02 6125 0435

91

27

600

500

600

Australian Railway Historical Society

02 6284 2790

55

2

120

Australian War Memorial

02 6248 8321

50

5

350

350

200

Canberra Airport

02 6275 2285

92

10

150

160

145

25

Canberra Centre – The Hub

02 6247 5611

74

2

50

20

Canberra Business Event Centre

02 6207 7394

93

2

150

75

30

Canberra Glassworks

02 6260 7005

55

2

150

Canberra Institute of Technology

02 6207 3196

96

5

300

250

250

160


Meeting venues only

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Page #

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Theatre

Classroom

Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong 02 6293 7200

65

3

300

230

300

Canberra Southern Cross Club Events Centre Woden

64

7

1000

750

1000

300

02 6283 7200

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

02 6273 1784

65

3

150

120

150

Canberra Stadium

02 6256 6700

76

37

700

400

180

140

Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium

02 6287 8423

55

180

100

Casino Canberra

02 6257 7074

55

2

250

170

250

200

Cliftons

02 6122 0968

96

16

80

40

Cockington Green Gardens

02 6230 2273

55

1

250

100

CSIRO Discovery

02 6246 4604

56

5

170

60

170

30

Eastlake

02 6228 0999

96

4

250

200

250

100

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

02 6241 3022

66

15

3310

1900

3000

1655

Federal Golf Club

02 6281 1888

56

3

200

180

200

Hellenic Club

02 6162 6624

79

5

1060

720

1000

550

Institute of Chartered Accountants

02 6122 6100

97

3

80

80

84

68

King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

02 6257 0111

97

6

150

40

40

Manuka Oval

02 6239 4402

76

2

300

240

300

150

Master Builders Association of the ACT

02 6280 9119

84

7

70

30

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

02 6273 4366

56

4

600

350

350

80

National Convention Centre

02 6276 5200

68

18

2000

1500

2460

1000

National Film and Sound Archive

02 6248 2123

54

5

170

248

National Gallery of Australia

02 6240 6711

52

5

900

350

350

180

National Portrait Gallery

02 6102 7010

53

4

500

250

250

Parliament House

02 6277 5309

48

10

1000

650

1000

400

PJ O'Reilly's Irish Pub

02 6230 4753

97

2

150

150

Q Performing Arts Centre

02 6285 0290

86

4

350

160

200

54

Queanbeyan Conference Centre

02 6285 6289

86

1

800

550

800

400

Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

02 6270 2800

56

Royal Australian Mint

02 6202 6999

56

1

150

0

30

50

Scope Mt Stromlo

02 6162 2388

112

2

200

100

90

40

The Auditorium (Vikings Erindale)

02 6121 2131

97

1

700

570

700

275

The Boat House by the Lake

02 6273 5500

51

4

420

194

240

120

The Deck at Regatta Point

02 6230 7234

54

1

350

140

150

The Lobby

02 6273 1563

57

1

300

130

160

55

The Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Science)

02 6201 9462

57

4

170

70

234

30

Tuggeranong & Bonython Function Centres

02 6293 6500

98

5

120

120

180

60

UC Events (University of Canberra)

02 6201 5058

89

10

400

600

600

140

Regional meeting venues with accommodation

Phone

Theatre

Classroom

Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne

02 6456 2099

40

65

Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort

02 4478 6355

41

104

4

250

200

250

130

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

02 6451 3000

41

200

3

150

100

150

80

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

02 6459 4200

41

125

4

300

250

250

150

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3 Seeds – School Store Cafe Abode The Apartment Hotel ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC) All Bar Nun Alto Restaurant ARIA Hotel Canberra Australian Institute Of Sport Australian Leadership Innovation Centre / Yellow Edge 9 Australian National University 10 Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT) 11 Australian War Memorial 12 Belconnen Premier Inn 13  Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments 14 Belgian Beer Cafe 15 Benchmark Wine Bar 16 Boat House by the Lake 17 Burgmann College 18 Canberra Airport 19 Canberra Business Event Centre 20 Canberra Centre – The Hub 21 Canberra Glassworks 22 Canberra Institute of Technology 23 Canberra Rex Hotel 24  Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong 25 Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden 26 Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club 27 Canberra Stadium Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium 28 29 Capital Executive Apartment Hotel 30 Casino Canberra 31 Cliftons 32 Cockington Green Gardens 33 Country Comfort Greenway 34 Crowne Plaza Canberra 35 CSIRO Discovery 36 Diamant Hotel Canberra 37 Dickson Parklands Apartments 38 East Hotel 39 Eastlake Football Club 40 Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC) 41 Federal Golf Club 42 Flint in the Vines 43 Forrest Hotel & Apartments 44 Griffin Hotel, Canberra 45 Hellenic Club of Canberra Ltd 46 Hotel Heritage 47 Hotel Kurrajong

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48 Hotel Realm 49 Hyatt Hotel Canberra 50 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT 51 King O’Malleys Irish Pub 52 Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse 53 La Scala 54 Mantra on Northbourne 55 Manuka Oval 56 Master Builders Association ACT 57 Mercure Canberra 58 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 59 National Convention Centre National Film and Sound Archive 60 61 National Gallery of Australia National Museum of Australia 62 63 National Portrait Gallery Novotel Canberra 64 65 Ottoman Cuisine Parliament House 66 67 Pavilion on Northbourne PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub 68 69 Portrait Cafe 70 Q Performing Arts Centre 71 Quality Hotel Dickson 72 Quality Hotel Woden 73 Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne 74 Queanbeyan Conference Centre 75 Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre Royal Australian Mint 76 77 Rydges Capital Hill Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort 78 79 Rydges Lakeside Canberra 80 Shepherds Run Wines The Auditorium (Vikings Erindale) 81 The Brassey of Canberra 82 The Chairman & Yip 83 84 The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Culinaire 85 The Lobby Restaurant 86 The Parklands Apartment Hotel Dickson 87 The Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Science) 88  Tuggeranong & Bonython Function Centres and Catering 89 University House University of Canberra 90 91 University of Canberra Village (Campus Summer Stays) 76

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HISTORY OF CANBERRA �

“Here a city may arise where those responsible for

the government of this country in the future may seek and find inspiration in its noble buildings, its broad avenues, its shaded parks and sheltered gardens – a city bearing perhaps some resemblance to the  city beautiful of our dreams”

Governor-General Sir Thomas Denman, 12 March 1913.

You don’t have to venture very far into the past to see just how much, and how quickly, the Canberra region has changed. Although Canberra city is less than 100 years old, archaeological excavation confirms Aboriginal presence in the ACT region up to 25,000 years ago. European settlement came in the 1820s by explorers and squatters followed by drovers and pastoralists. Then, in the period around Federation, a fierce battle of words ensued over the location of the new Australian capital. In 1908, after many arguments, the Limestone Plains were chosen and land was reclaimed for the purpose of the capital. In 1911 the design for Canberra was charged to an international competition. The winning entry from Walter Burley Griffin (and Marion Mahoney Griffin) of Chicago,

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USA displayed his vision for a planned city that, in his words, “meets my ideal of the city of the future”. Just under 100 years ago on 12 March 1913, at the ‘Foundation Stones’ ceremony on Capital Hill, the Governor-General’s wife, Lady Denman, announced the name of the new capital as ‘Canberra’. The name is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’ cleverly acknowledging the area’s indigenous past while describing the primary purpose of the new city. Since then, Canberra has grown from a young capital into a beautiful, modern and impressive city. Canberra’s past present and future will be celebrated in style as part of the 2013 centenary celebrations – an exciting time to be in Canberra. The region’s history is on display at numerous historical sites including aboriginal cultural sites, early settlement homesteads and original 1920s city buildings. For such a young city, there’s an awful lot of history.


CULTURAL DIVERSITY �

I would like to acknowledge that this meeting is being held on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respect to elders both past and present.

Tap into a modern, cosmopolitan city. Canberra is proud to call itself a multicultural city. As home to over 90 foreign missions (including embassies and consulates), residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, thousands of international students, significant indigenous heritage, a multitude of religions and places of worship, and multicultural food, events and festivals, Canberra has rightly earned its reputation as a cosmopolitan capital. Particularly popular is the annual National Multicultural Festival which sees thousands of performers, artists, chefs and other contributors take part in in 3 days of colourful, magical and tasty multicultural festivities. Of course the oldest culture in Canberra is that of the local indigenous peoples. The Ngunnawal people are recognised as the traditional custodians of the Canberra region and their culture, both old and new is celebrated at many sites. The Tidbinbilla Nature reserve and Namadgi National Park are full of indigenous cultural experiences, from guided trails

to fascinating stone arrangements, visitors are able to gain an insight into the amazing history of the area. Additionally, you can embrace modern Australia’s connection  with its ancient past by including a Welcome to Country, or Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at your event. These practices acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and custodians of their land. They also promote an awareness of the past and ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Australia’s multicultural heritage is on display across the city’s national attractions. Indigenous sporting achievements are celebrated at the Australian Institute of Sport while multicultural art and culture are exhibited at the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and other institutions. Enrich your conference or event in Canberra and tap into the city’s remarkable and lively multicultural scene.

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BUREAU SERVICES

The Canberra Convention Bureau knows better than anyone Canberra’s potential as an event destination. Small enough to work closely with our partners, but large enough to offer incredible variety and value, Canberra is packed with brilliant venues, people and places. The Canberra Convention Bureau will help you package it all into an unforgettable experience. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Canberra Convention Bureau has a charter to promote Canberra as a business events destination. The service we provide is completely free and exclusively designed to support and assist professional convention, incentive, exhibition and event planners. When you contact us you will be assigned a highly experienced personal account manager who is dedicated to making

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your event a sucess. With an exceptional knowledge of Canberra, your account manager will help with everything from venues and accommodation to financial assistance, entertainment and itineraries. What’s more, your account manager will remain your point of contact throughout the planning process to ensure continuity and attention to detail. This service is provided at no cost. The Bureau offers free impartial advice and expertise, as well as access to more than 150 professional organisations. It is your link to Canberra’s endless opportunities as an events destination.

Free Convention Bureau services The Canberra Convention Bureau can coordinate, develop and produce a custommade business case and bid for you to present to your organising committee. This includes: XX

assistance in defining and prioritising your specific needs within budgetary guidelines.

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obtaining letters of endorsement pledging support for the event from key people/ bodies such as the Chief Minister’s Department, the Minister for Tourism and other relevant industry leaders. uncovering the unique and distinctive people, research, and activities from Canberra’s dynamic selection that can add value to the content of your business event. locating outstanding venues within Canberra and the region that meet the event’s specified criteria. We can also arrange site inspections if desired. providing a selection of the best accommodation to meet varying delegate requirements. providing assistance and advice in selecting other relevant products or services, including the selection of a meeting manager to manage the event.

Contact us for assistance in exploring the many world-class business event options available in Canberra.


E X PERIENCE CA N B ERRA AN D THE RE G I ON


experience canberra and the region

EXPERIENCE CANBERRA AND THE REGION Fast Facts

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24 Hours in Canberra

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ActewAGL Retail

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Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

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Canberra Centre – The Hub

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Centenary of Canberra

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Natural Beauty

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The National Arboretum

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Snowy Mountains

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The South Coast

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Australian Capital Tourism

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Qantas Airways

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Virgin Blue Airlines

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REGIONAL VENUES Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne

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Murramarang Beach Front Resort

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Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

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Thredbo Alpine Hotel

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Canberra is a modern city with wonderful restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping and a busy calendar of events and festivals.

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FAST FACTS

DARWIN

TOWNSVILLE

BRISBANE GOLD COAST

NEWCASTLE

PERTH

SYDNEY

ADELAIDE

CANBERRA

ALBURY MELBOURNE

HOBART

What you should know

There’s more to Canberra than meets the eye. Here’s what you should know to get you started. Location Canberra is 282 kilometres from Sydney, 150 kilometres inland from the east coast and 571 metres above the Pacific Ocean.

Population Approximately 350,000 people.

Weather

NEW YEAR’S DAY Monday 2 January *substitute for Sunday 1 January AUSTRALIA DAY

Thursday 26 January

CANBERRA DAY

Monday 12 March

GOOD FRIDAY

Friday 6 April

EASTER MONDAY

Monday 9 April

The national capital’s four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty and charm, turn the city into a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the year.

ANZAC DAY

Wednesday 25 April

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY

Monday 11 June

Seasons’ average minimum to maximum temperatures*

LABOUR DAY

Monday 1 October

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DAY

Monday 8 October

CHRISTMAS DAY

Tuesday 25 December

BOXING DAY

Wednesday 26 December

Spring 6–19 Summer 12–27 XX Autumn 7–20 XX Winter 1–12 * Degrees Celsius XX XX

Retail shopping hours XX XX XX XX

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 5.30pm Friday (late night shopping): 9.00am to 9.00pm Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Sunday: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Hours vary at smaller shopping centres, factory outlets and in the nearby city of Queanbeyan.

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Eight times a year, the big names in Canberra get together to do business. Join them. For years, Canberra’s business leaders have enjoyed Brumbies hospitality. To exchange names. And exchange ideas. As a place to meet, to entertain clients and reward staff. All while watching Canberra’s other big names put on eight spectacular matches a year. And you don’t have to pay for a whole season. Prices start from as little as $125 per game. Welcome to where Canberra does business.

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Contact Simon Chester on 0406 436 202 or s.chester@brumbies.com.au


EVENTS CALENDAR 2012 SUMMER Australia Day Live  �  25 January, Federation Mall, Parliament House The lawns of Parliament House are the place to be as Australia celebrates, with a major concert boasting some of the hottest names in Australian music and the announcement of the Australian of the Year awards.

Australia Day Celebrations  �  26 January, Commonwealth Park and various venues Come and celebrate what’s great about being an Aussie in the nation’s capital with an Aussie breakfast in Commonwealth Park. Don’t miss the fireworks finale on Lake Burley Griffin.

Prime Minister’s XI  �  3 February, Manuka Oval An annual favourite for cricket lovers, the match welcomes an international touring Sri Lankan team against the Prime Minister’s selection of talented young Australian cricketers.

Summertime Festival  �  February, various venues

Canberra turns 99 and you’re invited to the party as we continue the countdown to the Centenary of Canberra in 2013! There are events and activities celebrating Canberra, the city, the people and the culture. The flagship event, Celebrate in the Park, on 12 March is a free concert celebrating Canberra’s birthday with top Australian entertainment and local performers, special children’s entertainment and local food and wine.

Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular  �  10–18 March, Old Parliament House lawns, Parkes See a stunning array of hot air balloons launch daily at dawn and float over Canberra’s iconic national attractions and Lake Burley Griffin. There will be plenty of music and entertainment and you can also enjoy breakfast.

Capital Punishment MTB Enduro  �  17 March, various venues (event hub at Stromlo Forest Park) Offering 50km and 100km mountain bike endurance races for solo riders, this challenging and exciting event links Canberra’s iconic mountain bike trails including Kowen Forest, Majura Pines, Black Mountain and Mount Stromlo.

Follow the Poacher’s Way and discover hidden secrets during this month long regional al fresco food and wine festival with master classes, twilight garden concerts and art exhibitions.

National Arboretum open day  �  17 March

National Multicultural Festival  �  10–12 February, various venues

FM 104.7 Skyfire  �  17 March, Commonwealth Place, Parkes

Experience the world as Canberra’s multicultural communities showcase their cultures through food and performance.

Canberra lights up for FM 104.7 Skyfire on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, with a magnificent display of fireworks set to a soundtrack broadcast on FM104.7.

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show  �  24–26 February, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell Come along and be entertained, excited and educated by the hundreds of attractions at the Royal Canberra Show.

AUTUMN ENLIGHTEN: See Canberra in a whole new light  �  2, 3, 9 and 10 March, various venues This festival includes concerts by international artists and features amazing architectural lighting and night lighting at national attractions.

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Canberra Festival  �  2–18 March, various venues

National Folk Festival  �  5–9 April, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell Come and see a cultural celebration of traditional and contemporary music, dance, poetry and storytelling staged across the Easter break.

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival  �  14–15 April, various venues Celebrate autumn in the vineyards, a beautiful time of year, when grapes are harvested and turned into wine. Visit the wineries to see the vineyards at their best, meet the winemakers and enjoy special activities.


Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial  �  25 April, Australian War Memorial

Floriade NightFest  �  28 September – 2 October, Commonwealth Park, Parkes

Take part in the national Anzac Day ceremony, commemorating the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Experience live entertainment, bustling night markets, great kids’ activities and spectacularly lit garden beds. See breathtaking views from the giant ferris wheel. Enjoy a cocktail from the stylish Glow Bar or grab a bite to eat.

Groovin’ the Moo  �  13 May, The Meadows, University of Canberra Featuring touring national and international acts from all genres, this single day music event has emerged as a highly popular fixture on the Australian festival circuit.

Canberra International Music Festival  �  9–20 May, various venues Come to Canberra in our glorious autumn to share the experience of compelling music making. Listen to brilliant international and Australian artists in venues such as embassies, national attractions and churches.

WINTER Capital Country Truffle Festival  �  Late June to early August, various venues Indulge in a ‘taste of mid-winter magic’ at this Festival showcasing the black truffles harvested in the Capital Region. Take part in truffle dinners, tastings, cooking demonstrations, truffle hunts and more.

Fireside Festival  �  Weekends in August, various venues Firesides, flavours and friends mean plenty of fireside activities. Distinctive venues will create a warming and memorable experience offering authentic cool climate wines matched with gourmet, seasonally inspired contemporary food, music and entertainment.

SPRING Floriade  �  14 September – 13 October, Commonwealth Park, Parkes Floriade, Australia’s celebration of spring, transforms Canberra’s Commonwealth Park into a tapestry of colour every year. Over a million colourful bulbs and annuals bloom on cue, creating a vibrant display unrivalled by any other event of its kind. Enjoy lively entertainment, children’s activities, food, craft and much more.

Murrumbateman Moving Feast  �  6–7 October, various venues Escape to the Murrumbateman wine region and tantalise your tastebuds with exceptional wines matched with gourmet delights. Indulge at cafes, wineries and B&Bs.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival  �  20 October, Canberra Nara Park See a spectacular display of candles and lanterns in the beautifully landscaped gardens at sunset, and enjoy a mix of Japanese and Australian food, entertainment and activities.

Canberra International Film Festival  �  26 October – 6 November, Dendy Cinema Canberra and Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archives

Wine, Roses and all that Jazz  �  3–4 November, various venues Celebrate the art of the grape by visiting Capital region wineries. Sample award-winning reds and whites, indulge in gourmet food, relax to live music in the vineyards, take a wine tour and meet Canberra’s passionate vignerons.

Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial  �  11 November, Australian War Memorial Share a minute’s silence at 11.00am to remember the sacrifice of those men and women who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts and all those who have served during the past 100 years.

SUMMER New Year’s in the City  �  31 December, Garema Place and Civic Square, city Welcome in 2013 with a giant street party in the heart of the city. See fireworks over City Hill at 9.00pm and midnight. Enjoy live, family-friendly entertainment in Civic Square or dance the night away at a dance party in Garema Place. Alcohol-free events.

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24 Hours in canberra 5.30am

10.30AM

Up with the birds!

The art express

Whether you’re an early riser or not, you must catch the sunrise over Canberra from a hot air balloon. There is no better way than a balloon flight to appreciate the changes in light across the beautiful city, reflected in the ripples of Lake Burley Griffin.

Fill the rest of your morning with a quick trip around the National Portrait Gallery, taking in the stunning collection of portraits in an architectural award-winning building, followed by the recently extended National Gallery of Australia just up the road where you can spend as much or as little time as you have and always need more.

7.30am Stroll through Glebe Park Canberra’s largest city park, Glebe Park, is a splendid morning stroll. With each season comes a different experience: the eerie fogs of winter, the flowers and new growth of spring, the warm glow of summer and the coloured leaves of the English elms and oaks in autumn. Beautiful.

8am Breakfast on the Deck at Regatta Point With panoramic views over Lake Burley Griffin, the Deck at Regatta Point is the perfect place for a tasty breakfast. Grab a paper and caffeine hit, and enjoy them with the Deck’s scrambled egg tortilla, New York bagel, chorizo omelette, seasonal fruit salad or whatever takes your cake. Oh, they have cake too.

9am Hit the culture trail Head to Parkes to start feeding your hunger for culture. Start at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and while you’re there, pop into The Kitchen Cabinet, an unexpected foody’s paradise selling a surprising selection of local produce including Wessex Saddleback bacon, organic jams, local cheeses, wines, herbs, condiments and smoked goods.

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12.30PM Dine in at the National Gallery of Australia Finish your dash around the NGA with lunch at the breathtaking Scultpure Garden Restaurant. Set in a pavilion by a tranquil reed pond with entrancing views of the Japanese fog sculpture, the Sculpture Garden Restaurant offers a modern Australian menu with tasty dishes created from locally sourced ingredients and matched perfectly with Canberra district wines.

1.30pm Let’s go shopping! Fashion is king (or queen) at Canberra Centre in the city. With a huge range of designer stores including David Lawrence, sass & bide, Veronika Maine, Bugatti and Hugo Boss, as well as favourite brands such as Witchery, SABA, French Connection, Myer, and David Jones to name a few, you can splurge or find that little something special. Canberra Centre and its North Quarter has rightly earned its reputation as a style hotspot for tourists and locals.


2.30pm

7pm

Coffee break at Cream

Pre-dinner drinks

Cream Café and Bar, in the heart of Canberra City’s restaurant district provides a chic new place to take a break. Whether you’re after a quick takeaway from the Cream express booth, or a sit down in the café’s stylish interior, Cream will give you a welcome caffeine-fuelled breather.

It’s been a long day so sit back and unwind at the Benchmark Wine Bar. This stylish bar with a fresh European menu, and extensive wine list to match, is the perfect place to relax before you head off for dinner.

3.30pm Off the beaten track A little out of the way you’ll find the gem that is the Watson Arts Centre. The spacious gallery offers a continuously changing calendar of exhibitions in various media and includes the workshops of the Canberra Potters Society. On your way back to the City, stop off at the Drill Hall Gallery on Kingsley Street at the edge of the ANU campus. This hidden-away treasure showcases high quality exhibitions of Canberran, Australian and international art.

5pm Lets go shopping… again! A short car or bus trip takes you to the boutique shopping district  of Manuka and Kingston. Housed in 1920s arcades you can browse Australian and international labels, gourmet food and wine, exquisite antiques, specialty homewares and fine jewellery amongst the tree and cafe-lined streets.

8pm Dinner at The Boat House by the Lake Set in its own parkland on the water’s edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake is a spectacular place to dine. Its modern menu offers a range of cuisines, or if the choice is too difficult there is a sensational degustation menu available.

10pm Bar or bed? Silly question really. It’s easy to see why King O’Malley’s is considered one of Canberra’s most popular night spots. Located in the city, the relaxed Irish pub provides great food, drinks and live entertainment well into the night.

2am Late night snack? Could I? Should I? Sure, why not? Prepare for bed with a nightcap and late night snack from Tongue and Groove. This stylish bar and restaurant in the City offers an enticing range of beers, wines and cocktails and is a good way to finish the night, or prolong it.

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At the heart of the nation, Canberra is an incubator, a high achiever and custodian of our nation’s assets in science, democracy and culture. Offering an intriguing mix of local, regional, national and international engagement, Canberra will celebrate its ďŹ rst 100 years in a 12 month program of events that cover the spectrum of sport, science, arts, community, architecture, environment, diverse cultures and big ideas. The Centenary of Canberra revels in the energy, passion and determination that gave a new nation a new capital, and rekindles that spirit for the 21st century. Anytime in 2013 will be a great time to re-visit and re-imagine your national capital.

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Natural Beauty Escape to the bush – it’s closer than you think. Canberra is known as the Bush Capital and it’s easy to see why. Take a look around the capital region and you’ll quickly see how much of it consists of open spaces, grasslands, bush, lakes and rolling hills. Pockets of bushland extend almost to the city centre, so it comes as no surprise to learn that more than half of the Australian Capital Territory is classified as national park or nature reserve. Namadgi National Park to Canberra’s south was established in 1984 and covers 106,095 hectares. The park lies at the intersection of alpine, inland tablelands and coastal environments and as a result, the casual bushwalker is exposed to dramatic changes in wildlife and vegetation including snow gum woodlands and alpine ash forests. Equally stunning is Black Mountain Nature Park. With over 100 species of birds, 500 species of plants and 5,000 species of insects it is Canberra’s most bio-diverse nature park. Enjoy one of the many bushwalking trails and gain spectacular views across the city through the gaps in the Eucalypts. At the base of Black Mountain is the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Gardens collect and display native plants from across the breadth of Australia. The Gardens have a strong science and education focus and their collection is used for important plant biology classification and research. The Gardens also house a herbarium of preserved plants and hosts a number of free music concerts during the spring and summer. Make sure you bring your picnic blanket! Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is tucked away between the Gibraltar and Tidbinbilla ranges about 40km to the south-west of the city. This stunning reserve is home to an incredible range of wildlife, and landscapes. Recently installed boardwalks will help you catch a glimpse of your favourite Australian animals in their natural setting. There are also dozens of bushwalking tracks, barbecues, parks, playgrounds, rivers and creeks. The area is also home to the Canberra Deep Space Tracking Station. If all that sounds like a bit too much nature, consider some relaxed recreation around one of Canberra’s many lakes and ponds. Most famous is Lake Burley Griffin, a focal point of the parliamentary triangle, however, Lake Ginninderra, Lake Tuggeranong, Kambah Pool and Yerrabi Ponds also attract locals and tourists for waterside fun and entertainment. Isn’t it time you discovered the true nature of the capital?

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THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM Following the devastating 2003 Canberra bushfires, the ACT Government announced that an area of burnt-out pine plantation would be reserved for a National Arboretum and Gardens. In May 2005 Taylor Cullity Lethlean Landscape Architects, with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, were selected as the winner of the Design Ideas Competition for the Arboretum. Their design, 100 Forests 100 Gardens, features 100 monoculture forests and gardens planted across the arboretum site. The forests and gardens consist of Australian natives and various types of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around the world. There are already more than 29,000 trees planted at the arboretum with many more planted each month by a team of dedicated botanists and arborists. Set for official opening in 2013 as part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, the National Arboretum will include a 5-star eco-hotel and function centre plus other public facilities. As one of the few arboretums of its kind in the world, this visionary addition to Canberra’s national treasures will make for a remarkable venue for conferences and business events alike.

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SNOWY MOUNTAINS Escape to an alpine paradise.  Just two hours from Canberra lay the majestic and picturesque Snowy Mountains. The subject of countless tales and poems, it’s easy to see why the Snowy Mountains have inspired so many for so long. From its glorious ski fields, unique vegetation and wildlife to glacial lakes, historic caves, fishing and of course Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, it truly is a high altitude paradise. The wilderness changes dramatically as you enter the spectacular alpine and sub-alpine bushland of Kosciuszko National Park. One and two day guided treks are available to Multi Peaks Glacial Lakes, the Blue Lake and the climb up Mount Kosciuszko itself. However, if that sounds far too energetic, you can always take advantage of the excellent trout fishing at Blowering Dam and Lakes Jindabyne, Eucumbene and Talbingo where a guide will show you the best spots, or follow in the hoofsteps of “The Man from Snowy River” and go racing on the wing across strangely familiar Australian countryside. There are also stone bridge tours, 4WD off-road and quad biking adventures, cave exploring, skiing, tobogganing, spectacular views, chairlifts, Skitube, Discovery and Eco tours plus so much more. The Snowies are an easy daytrip from Canberra or a fabulous getaway for a few days.

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THE SOUTH COAST Azure waters, azure skies. Less than 2 hours down the Kings Highway brings you to the glorious South Coast. Stretching from Wollongong all the way to the Victorian border, the South Coast gives you the break you need. Have you ever wondered how oysters are farmed, or what the Gold Rush was really like? Do you like sun, sand and surf? The South Coast of NSW enlightens its visitors at every turn. With long, sandy, unspoilt beaches, magnificent national parks plus countless attractions, the South Coast is all about living life to the fullest. As you travel between Canberra and the coast you might venture into Mogo Zoo. This deceptively large zoo is full of surprises and boasts an array of exotic animals. With everything from a pride of white lions to the cutest troop of mischievous marmosets, it is the perfect stop to break up the trip. While you’re still exhilarated from the spine-chilling warble of the Siamang Gibbon you’ll catch your first glimpse of the Pacific as you cross the azure waters of the Clyde River Estuary where the world’s your oyster. In fact, Wheeler’s Oysters will give you the complete story of the world of oysters, particularly the world famous Merimbula oysters, and then serve them to you fresh from the farm. There’s snorkelling on Montague Island, where you can stay in the restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage and chance to see seals, penguins and even whales. If you remember to pack your sea legs you can venture out onto a river or ocean cruise, or fishing charter from the stunning Merimbula Marina, or simply experience some of Australia’s cleanest waterways by kayak. Yes, there’s more! Kangaroo Valley safaris offer guided bushwalking, canoeing or bicycle tours which can be followed by a quick nine holes or lawn bowls at the always green Coolangatta Estate. It might exhaust you just thinking about it, but what a sensational way to escape the rat race – and so close to the National Capital.

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D iscovery H o li Day Parks – Jin Dabyn e 6532 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627 1800 248 148 phone 02 6456 2099 fax 02 6456 2180 email jindabyne@discoveryparks.com.au web www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au address

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Location

Discovery Holiday Parks – Jindabyne is an easy two hour drive south of Canberra and is the doorway to the NSW snowfields and the amazing Kosciuszko National Park. Just a short drive from the premier ski fields, Perisher Blue and Thredbo. The region offers year round bushwalking, fishing and mountain bike trails snaking across the National Park. Situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Jindabyne and just 3 kms from the local township. Discovery Holiday Parks –Jindabyne is the ideal escape whatever the season. Guest FaciLities X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Two 8 person Indoor Spas and Sauna Dedicated Children’s Bathroom 24 hour Coin Operated Laundry Games Room with Pool Table, Air Hockey, Table Tennis and Arcade Games TV Room with Austar Lounge Room with Open Fire Fully equipped 24 hour Camp Kitchen Undercover BBQ’s Boat and Watercraft Hire including Paddle Boats, Canoes and Motor Boats Boat Ramp Children’s Playground Tennis Court Ski Repair and Drying Rooms

additionaL on- site Guest services X X X X

Service Station Steve Williams Trout Fishing Adventure Shop Paddy Pallin Mountain Adventures Licenced Restaurant

accommodation

We have 65 Cabins and Villas ranging from economical and functional for the budget conscious visitor, to the luxurious for those who demand nothing but the best. All cabins have heating & are self –contained with modern appointments. Located on the Lake, the camp sites are located to one of Jindabyne’s best fishing spots. Beautifully shaded and wind sheltered, all are located close to modern amenities centre (under floor heating in the winter). venue HiGHLiGHts

Discovery Holiday Parks – Jindabyne is the ideal lakeside location to visit the many local galleries, wineries and restaurants or to simply enjoy a book from the luxury of your deck or take a picnic blanket down to the lake itself. Imagine being only minutes from the premier ski fields, enjoying all the winter delights. During the rest of the year there’s bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding ..... to get the pulse racing or for the less strenuous trout fishing. To arrange your next conference at Discovery Holiday Parks Jindabyne, contact Peter or Janette Raedel on the numbers above.

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Murr a M ar ang Beachfront nature resort Location

Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort is well situated being an easy two hour drive from Canberra in South Durras, just ten minutes north east of Batemans Bay and only 30 minutes north of Moruya Airport. accommodation

The peace and pure bliss of nature is the stand out feature of all our accommodation options, giving you much needed privacy, space and a wonderful environment for your conference and events. Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort offers you a choice of villas rated from 2 to 4 stars. address Mill Beach, Banyandah St, South Durras NSW 2536 phone 1300 767 255 fax 02 4478 6230 email events@murramarangresort.com.au web www.murramarangresort.com.au

Venue

Choose from four modern conference rooms located in and around tranquil native bushland gardens. We can cater from six to 250 delegates in conference rooms featuring high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, ground level access and outdoor verandah areas. Indoor breakout rooms can be hired to suit your meeting requirements or outdoor areas are complimentary. Venue HigHLigHts X X X X X X X X

Fully licensed restaurant with garden terraces and warm log fire in winter Swimming pool featuring waterfall and an adjoining wading pool Poolside cocktail bar and snack bar Kids club Full conference coordination Four conference rooms with wireless internet access Teambuilding, adventure and wellbeing activities Absolute beachfront location surrounded by beautiful National Park

conVention Function areas area theatre

classroom

capacity u shape

cocktails

Banquet

Dimensions height

area (m2)

Beagle Bay

200

90

45

250

110

80

2.5–4.1

Honeysuckle

80

40

20

50

60

60

2.4–3.3

Oakley Beach Beach Bistro Brasserie Courtyard Myrtle Beach

60

54

15

50

60

35

3.2–4.8

200

120

70

200

140

3.2–4.8

50

3.2–4.8

70

30

20

50

40

2.4–3.3

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Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, Lake Crackenback Resort is the perfect venue for your next function offering high standard accommodation and facilities, professional staff to take care of your every need as well as some of the most beautiful and adventurous countryside in Australia.

address Friday Drive, Thredbo Village NSW 2625 phone 02 6459 4200 fax 02 6459 4201 web www.thredbo.com.au email tahgroups@thredbo.com.au

Thredbo is an ideal destination to be considered for your next regional conference or group event and is situated in the Kosciuszko National Park. Thredbo Alpine Hotel offers 4 star hotel accommodation as well as a dedicated and versatile conference venue that caters for groups up to 250 guests.

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national attractions and venues with a difference

NATIONAL ATTRACTIONS AND VENUES WITH A DIFFERENCE 3 Seeds – School Store Cafe

55, 100

Australian Institute Of Sport

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Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

55

Australian War Memorial

50

Canberra Glassworks

55

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium Casino Canberra

32, 55 55

Cockington Green Gardens

55

CSIRO Discovery

56

Federal Golf Club

56

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

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National Film and Sound Archive

54

National Gallery of Australia

52

National Museum of Australia

56

National Portrait Gallery

53

Parliament House

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Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

56

Royal Australian Mint

56

The Boat House by the Lake

51, 113

The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Culinaire

54, 114

The Lobby Restaurant

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The Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Science)

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AuStr AlIAn InStItute of Sport address Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 address Address line goes here PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6214 7137 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6214 1857 email email@email.com.au email sales@ausport.gov.au web www.webaddress.com.au web ausport.gov.au/events

Location

Inspiring and extraordinary events occur every day at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Situated on a 65-hectare site just minutes from Canberra’s city centre, the AIS not only inspires excellence in sport, it also strives for excellence in delivering professional and exceptional events. Venue

The AIS is a unique and distinct venue where champions are created, world records are broken and expectations are exceeded. Boasting over 12 outstanding event venues and spaces and an experienced events and catering team, the AIS will ensure that your event will be one to remember. AIS ArenA: The possibilities are endless in the AIS Arena – a distinct venue that boasts enormous ceiling heights and great versatility. Whether it is a conference for 5000 delegates, a gala dinner for 1200, or your next tradeshow or exhibition, you are only limited by your imagination. MArAthon rooM: With life-size images of Australia’s Sydney Olympic heroes, the Marathon Room is the perfect location for your next banquet, cocktail reception, launch or sports-themed event.

Our interactive sporting exhibit, Sportex, is ideal for cocktails or other events for up to 120 guests. Guests can try their hand at basketball, football, rowing and even virtual downhill skiing or rock climbing! Elite athletes can be in attendance to demonstrate the interactive exhibits.

Sportex:

This is an ideal venue for conferences, seminars, panel discussions and media launches. With pull-out writing desktops for each chair, nearby break-out rooms and disabled access, the AIS Theatrette is perfect for your next event.

AIS theAtrette:

ConferenCe rooMS: Our Gold, Silver and Bronze conference rooms are conveniently located beside the AIS Theatrette and overlook the AIS combat sports hall. They are ideal for breakout sessions or for use as individual meeting rooms. A number of other unique conference rooms are also available. technicaL

Standard audiovisual equipment, such as a data projector, electronic whiteboard and microphones, are included free of charge with room hire. For all other audiovisual requirements, a number of audiovisual providers are very familiar with our venues and can provide you with the highest level of professional service and equipment.

conVention Function areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions Cocktails

Cabaret

Area (m2)

1200

2500

1917

42

90

150

60

198

theatre

Classroom

5200*

AIS Theatrette

314

Gold Room

120

60

45

AIS Arena

u-Shape Boardroom Banquet

Silver Room

80

40

35

35

50

36

91

Bronze Room

30

27

24

24

24

56

SVC Theatrette

69

Marathon Room

70

30

24

24

140

250

60

330

Slam Dunk Room

120

60

42

42

100

200

60

202

120

20

10

10

20

57

200

600

Sportex Moran Room Sports Visitor Centre

* In the round – capacity 5200; end stage with full reserved seating – capacity 3450

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auStr alian inStitute of Sport address Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 address Address line goes here PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6214 7137 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6214 1857 email email@email.com.au email sales@ausport.gov.au web www.webaddress.com.au web ausport.gov.au/events

THE FOOD

Combine the talent, dedication and execution of Alliance Catering with the world class facilities of the Australian Institute of Sport for a truly memorable experience. Dedicated partners for over ten years, Alliance Catering and the AIS provide event organisers and guests the highest standards of creativity and service for every event. Trusted to satisfy the appetites and diverse tastes of Australia’s sporting elite, our dedicated team of food professionals will work with you to develop a menu that complements your event with fresh, seasonal ingredients showcased in contemporary and enticing dishes. VEnuE HigHligHTs SportS-themed functionS:

Leave all the work to us and indulge in a fun-filled function of interactive games, sports trivia and your own medal ceremony, all run by elite AIS athletes and a professional sport MC.

team building: The

Australian Institute of Sport is delighted to partner with BeChallenged, an interactive team building company which bases all programs around experiential learning to promote teamwork, communication and leadership. Your team can now experience team building challenges in a unique sporting environment that is known for producing winning teams. Amaze your delegates with a dynamic presentation by an elite athlete, coach or sports scientist.

acceSS to expert SpeakerS:

Imagine walking in the footsteps of Australia’s sporting champions. On a tour of the AIS, you can take in the sights of the campus and catch a glimpse of our elite athletes in training.

aiS tourS:

aiS Shop: We have a wide range of merchandise available to add that extra something special to your event. Corporate gifts can be purchased through the AIS Shop and delegate welcome packs to suit a range of budgets can be pre-prepared for events.

The Australian Institute of Sport is a division of the Australian Sports Commission.

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Parlia ment House Address line Parliament House, goes here Capital Hill, Canberra ACT 2600 02 0000 6277 5532 0000 fax 02 0000 6277 5220 0000 email Facilities@aph.gov.au email@email.com.au web www.aph.gov.au www.webaddress.com.au address phone

Location

The home of Australia’s Parliament and the meeting place of a nation. Parliament House is located on a 32-hectare site on Capital Hill and is the focal point of Canberra. Parliament House offers a unique function experience shaped by impressive architecture, landscaped gardens and a world class collection of Australian art. Venue

An Australian icon, Parliament House is one of the world’s most acclaimed, yet accessible parliament buildings. Visitors are welcome to wander the public areas of the building which include the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers. Proceedings on parliamentary sitting days are open for viewing. Venue HigHLigHts

Tours can be included as a special feature for your event and are available to all conference and convention guests in Canberra. Tours offer a dynamic introduction to Parliament House and the Australian Parliament including history, objects, artworks, architecture and the democratic process in action. Tours can be customised to meet the needs and interests of the group and linked to conference themes, including access to public and private areas of Parliament House. Tours can be packaged with catering where visitors can enjoy a tour with lunch or other refreshments at the Queen’s Terrace Café. Viewing room

The Viewing Room is a fully self contained theatrette. The Viewing Room is an intimate venue for film screenings and short presentations with audio visual equipment and tiered seating for 24 guests. The Viewing Room can be booked as an additional space to complement the Theatre and Theatre Foyer. Catering

Parliament House offers catering provided by InterContinental Hotels Group who cater to a number of notable venues such as the Queen’s Terrace Café and the Great Hall. tHe Parliament sHoP

The Parliament Shop specialises in literature on politics and the functions of the Parliament, from political satire to reference material and political biographies to suit a diverse audience. A wide range of unique Australian-made gifts, art and craft items and souvenirs are available. Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm (later when Parliament is sitting) gift PaCkages

The Parliament Shop offers gift packages for conference and function guests with Australian made gifts, standard and customised packages are available. Standard package themes include; Australia, Canberra, Aboriginal Australia and Executive. Packages come gift wrapped and can be delivered to any event in Canberra.

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parlia Ment HouSe caterinG address Parliament House Catering by IHG address Address line goes here Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra ACT 2600 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6277 5309 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6277 5144 email email@email.com.au email phcatering@ihg.com web www.webaddress.com.au web www.parliamenthousecateringbyihg.com.au

EvEnts at ParliamEnt HousE

Parliament House Catering by IHG sets the benchmark for events in Canberra by providing business and industry the opportunity to combine an iconic venue with premium culinary services. One of few Parliament buildings in the world available for private use, Parliament House welcomes business, government and private events; with a suite of impressive venues offering the perfect space for groups from 10–1000. vEnuEs Great Hall & Marble Foyer

The prestigious Great Hall is one of Australia’s most impressive settings, with a soaring ceiling and polished wood floors against a backdrop of the famous Arthur Boyd tapestry. It’s ideal for high profile dinners and gala events. The Marble Foyer welcomes guests with two sweeping marble staircases and 48 marble clad columns. An impressive entry to a Great Hall, the foyer is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail venue. Mural Hall

Located under the iconic flag pole, the Mural Hall is a unique, open space venue for launches and luncheons or dinners. Named after the large ceramic wall murals, the Mural Hall is an ideal venue with abundant natural light. Senate and HouSe oF repreSentativeS alcove

With beautiful views of Canberra through floor to ceiling windows, these private annexes are perfect for small meetings and seminars as well as cocktail parties and intimate dinners. tHeatre and tHeatre Foyer

The Theatre offers tiered seating for 288 guests and is ideal for presentations, conferences and screenings. The adjoining foyer allows space for registration, refreshments and cocktail parties for up to 150 guests, while larger groups can enjoy their dining breaks in the nearby Mural Hall. private dininG rooMS

When privacy and intimacy is paramount, the discreet Private Dining Rooms are ideal. Perfect for small meetings, business lunches and formal dinners, the dining rooms are available as 5 individual rooms or in combination. Queen’S terrace caFe

Airy and contemporary, the café and outdoor terrace are an inimitable venue for a cocktail celebration for up to 150 people or dinner for up to 90 people. Guests will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Parliamentary Triangle, Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian War Memorial. a comPlEtE EvEnt Planning solution

The team works closely with a number of professional partners to assist with custom tours of Parliament House, official Parliament House gifts for delegates, audio visual, staging, theming, decoration, entertainment and floral arrangements.

convEntion Function arEas room name

theatre Style

class room

u-Shape/ Hollow Square

board room

Great Hall

1000

400

100/160

Mural Hall

120

Senate Alcove

80

25

House of Representatives Alcove

80

Theatre & Theatre Foyer Private Dining Room 1, 2 or 4(one only) Private Dining Rooms 3 or 5 (one only)

banquet

cocktails

dimensions

40

650

1000

40m x 30m

130

200

25m x 5m

15/20

34

70

90

17m x 6m

25

15/20

34

70

90

17m x 6m

288

150

12.9m x 11.2m (Foyer) 12m x 5m (Stage area in the Theatre)

40

20

15/20

25

30

50

8.5m x 4.8m

20

20

40

4.5m x 11.5m

Private Dining Rooms 1&2/1&4 (2 combined)

80

30

20

30

60

80

17.9m x 6.2m

Private Dining Rooms 1,2&4 (3 combined)

150

60

30

50

100

150

27.3m x 6.2m

Queen’s Terrace Café

60

90

150

43.1m x 10.8m

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Austr AliAn wAr memoriAl address Address line goes here address Australian War Memorial, phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6243 4211 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6243 4325 email email@email.com.au web www.awm.gov.au web www.webaddress.com.au

ANZAC Parade, Campbell ACT 2612

Location

The Australian War Memorial’s magnificent heritage building is situated beneath picturesque Mt Ainslie, only two minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from the airport. The Memorial is one of the world’s great museums and renowned for its extensive collection of art, relics, photographs, film and sound commemorating the sacrifice of Australians at war. Venue

Where else can you wine and dine among large technology and historic items, authentic objects and great works of art depicting Australia’s military history? The Memorial’s ANZAC Hall offers a unique dining experience. In the Over the front: the Great War in the air exhibition in ANZAC Hall you can dine among rare First World War aircraft while watching an outstanding multi-screen film by acclaimed film director Peter Jackson. All function venues have catering including ANZAC Hall. This impressive exhibition space houses some of the Memorial’s largest exhibits and the mezzanine level is ideal for cocktails. technicaL

The Memorial’s BAE Systems Theatre is a fully self contained presentation venue offering a one-stop conferencing facility. It is professionally managed by Memorial staff, and full support is available from your initial inquiry to the end of your event. Users are fully briefed on the operation of all stage equipment. The stage area accommodates up to five people seated at tables plus one person at the lectern. They can have fixed shock mounted wired microphones, their own personal computers and personal audio play back devices to assist their presentations. The Theatre has a full range of electronic aids that make your conference as professional as possible. The venues sound reproduction equipment exceeds the stringent acoustic tests laid down by Dolby laboratories for theatre auditoriums. theatre faciLities incLude: X

X X

X X

X

X

X X

Three XGA resolution 4:3 ratio data projectors for single display or a mix of separate images; One High Definition (1080p) widescreen digital data Projector; Two in-house computers, each with Microsoft Powerpoint 2007, VLC and Flash Video software. The stage mounted PC has ADSL2 internet access and stereo audio; On-stage auxiliary input for client laptop; Six channel wireless PA, plus wired lectern. Three body pack/lapel microphones and three wireless handheld microphones; Data projection of Power Point and other format computer presentations can be presented in True Wide Screen along with two track stereo audio; Audio (to CD/DVD or USB memory stick) and video (to DVD) recording (at additional cost); Hearing loop; Mobility-impaired access;

Venue highLights

The Memorial’s eight outstanding galleries include the Conflicts 1945 to today galleries, the newly renovated Second World War galleries and the remodelled Hall of Valour. All are at the cutting edge of museum technology. Over the front: the Great War in the air features three allied aircraft and two German fighter planes from the First World War. The experiences of the young Australian aviators who risked their lives in combat come to life in a gripping multimedia re-creation by internationally renowned film director Peter Jackson. Make a special tour with an historian or curator part of your event and learn Australia’s wartime stories in an engaging and uplifting way.

conVention function areas Venue space

number of guests

A. ANZAC Hall (after hours)

 

Lower level Upper level  (Viewing Platform, Mezzanine or The Landing Place) B. Theatre/Courtyard Gallery (business and after hours) Business hours 1000 - 1700 (7 days) After hours (1700 onwards) C. The Terrace (after hours) Inside Plus outside seating D. Sculpture Garden

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up to 350 Cocktail or Banquet up to 100 Cocktail or Banquet   up to 190 Cocktail up to 60 Banquet   up to 150 Cocktail up to 100 Banquet up to 120  Banquet by arrangement


BOAT HOUSE BY THE L AKE Grevillea Park,goes Menindee Address line here Drive, Barton ACT 2600 02 6273 00005500 0000 fax fax 02 6273 00005533 0000 email info@boathousebythelake.com.au email@email.com.au email web www.boathousebythelake.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone phone

LoCAtion

As you approach The Boat House by The Lake, you’ll be taken a back by one of Canberra’s best outlooks of Lake Burley Griffin and key monuments such as the Carillon and Parliament House. Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin this excellent and private venue is located in beautiful Grevillea Park. The airport, city centre and the Federal Government’s Defence Headquarters are just five minutes away. venue

Sitting only metres from the water, The Boat House by The Lake has become Canberra’s top social venue, a favourite with the city’s diplomatic community and host to many of Australia’s top literary dinners. Winner of several local and national hospitality awards, the restaurant menu utilises fresh local produce complemented by an excellent choice of Australian wines. Functions can be catered from 15 to 420 people. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed on the deck or in front of the open fire during winter. Lake edge gardens are available for marquees and trade displays. venue HigHL igHts

Award winning licensed restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining and open fireplace. Dine by night and see the city lights reflecting off the water. Or enjoy a long lunch watching the swans drift by on the lake. The Boat House by The Lake is one of the most stylish, modern and awarded restaurants in Canberra. The dining experience begins as soon as you drive down Mendinee Drive and park in the free restaurant car park. Whether you arrive at night and see the lights of the city reflecting off the lake or during the day when the swans are quietly drifting on the lake, you will be mesmerized. As you walk up the steps to the glass door entrance of The Boat House, the service begins as you are greeted by one of our friendly floor staff. A stylish décor and a spectacular stone feature wall all of which will allure you to come in to a warm and friendly venue. Passing the display of some of Australia’s famous wines in the foyer will further excite your expectations and entice you to stop and have a look. Three rooms are awaiting your arrival. These rooms are Walters, West End and East End rooms. One or more of these rooms are for a la carte dining and the remaining for private dining. The view from any of these rooms is spectacular with one of the best outlooks of Canberra’s attractions and picturesque Lake Burley Griffin. The view looks towards the south and west to Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, High Court, National Library, the Carillon and Black Mountain to Jerrabomberra Wetlands and the Kingston foreshores. The building was designed with this setting in mind – all rooms are glass fronted from floor to ceiling and take advantage of the magnificent views of Canberra. The menu is modern European-style. The menu is changed seasonally to use the freshest in-season produce. We strive to provide the best restaurant and function services and facilities in Canberra.

Convention FunCtion AreAs Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Walter’s Function Room

80

90

54

40

73

Westend Function Room

200

180

120

90

126

Eastend Function Room

Area (m2)

70

90

54

30

63

Combined Function Room

240

275

194

125

189

Whole Building

240

420

194

120

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nati o nal gallery o f austr alia National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600 02 6240 6529 email events@nga.gov.au web www.nga.gov.au/venuehire address fax

EXPERIENCE THE BIG PICTURE

The creative alternative for your next event The National Gallery of Australia. Offering a range of venues and services in the heart of Canberra, it is the perfect place for conferences, presentations, product launches, corporate and private functions and that unique cocktail event. GANDEL HALL

The Gandel Hall is spacious, light-filled and exquisitely detailed with gold-leaf doors and red ironbark floors. It opens onto the new Australian Garden in which James Turrell’s monumental skyspace within without offers your guests an extraordinary experience of Canberra’s skies. The Gandel Hall accommodates 350 seated guests and over 1200 guests for cocktails can be divided into three intimate spaces to accommodate a variety of events. MEMBERS LOUNGE

The exclusive Members Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the tranquil Lake Burley Griffin. The area is perfect for intimate cocktail receptions and dinners. The Members Lounge accommodates 80 seated guests or 100 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. LEVEL 1 FOYER

Located on the bridge level, this open space borders the Gallery’s collection displays, providing a perfect backdrop for receptions, cocktail parties and functions. The Level 1 Entry accommodates 300 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. GALLERY CAFE

The Gallery Cafe makes a grand impression with its 10-metre-high ceilings and large windows overlooking the Sculpture Garden. This spectacular area creates a spacious and elegant atmosphere for cocktail receptions, formal dinners, functions and ceremonies. The Gallery Cafe accommodates 150 seated guests or 250 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. SCULPTURE GARDEN RESTAURANT

The Sculpture Garden Restaurant is open seasonally for private Events from 6pm. Your exclusive dinner or cocktail party can be set within the beautiful historic Sculpture Gardens with the inclusion of the Fog Sculpture to add that extra impact, or you may wish to enjoy lunch by booking directly with our caterers. JAMES O FAIRFAX THEATRE

The James O Fairfax Theatre is perfect for lectures, seminars, presentations, movie screenings and acoustic concerts. It features comfortable tiered seating and quality acoustic design. The James O Fairfax accommodates 266 seated guests. SMALL THEATRE

Located on the upper level, this theatre has a flat floor with multi-purpose furniture. The Small Theatre is great for seminars, presentations, workshops, tutorials and even cabaret-style performances. The Small Theatre accommodates 90 seated guests. AUDIO VISUAL

A wide range of in-house audiovisual equipment is available on request. CATERING

Catering is exclusively provided by Ten and a Half. Ten and a Half is uncompromising in its ambition to create and deliver events of excellence. With a service philosophy focused on detail combined with James Kidman’s cuisine, Ten and a Half will ensure your experience is individual and world-class. CONVENTION FUNCTION AREAS Area

Capacity Seating

Standing

one room

110

300

two rooms

220

600

three rooms

350

900

Members Lounge

80

100

Level 1 foyer

N/A

300

Gallery Cafe

135

200

Gandel Hall (full day)

1

Sculpture Garden Restaurant James O Fairfax Theatre Small theatre IMAGES

80

180

267

N/A

60–90

N/A

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NATioNAl PorTr AiT GAllery

Portrait CafĂŠ & Catering

King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 Address line goes here 02 6102 00007010 0000 fax fax 02 6102 00007001 0000 email fiona.thomas@npg.gov.au email@email.com.au email web portrait.gov.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone phone

LoCAtion

The multi-award winning National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, is bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia and within the Parliamentary Triangle on Lake Burley Griffin. venues

We can tailor your conference, forum, dinner or cocktail reception to include one or more of our spaces, guaranteeing variety, grandeur or intimacy. The Gordon Darling Hall never fails to impress, with its soaring ceiling and natural light. Included in the Hall is the Entrance Forecourt, an ideal all weather venue for pre dinner drinks during the warmer months. The Terrace Room opens onto a north facing, outdoor heated terrace and leads into the Gordon Darling Hall, offering variety depending on your needs. It’s naturally lit and can be divided into 2 smaller rooms that can be hired individually. 1

The Liangis Theatre will seat up to 110 and has a break out space ideal for additional catering. All conference venue hire includes internet access, dressed registration table, presenters table, lectern, flip chart with butchers paper and markers, electronic white board, cordless or table or lectern microphone, laser pointer, projector with laptop and screen. We offer 150 underground parking spaces, free of charge, security during your event, cloak room service, event coordination and of course, sole use of our Gallery for all after hours events. CAtering

Using a wide selection of local Canberra ingredients, Portrait Catering & Cafe menus are contemporary and reflect the freshness of the season. Their service is personal and professional. As the contracted caterer for the National Portrait Gallery they will work with you to tailor and create a specific menu to suit your requirements. We believe that our great venue coupled with their exceptional service and an exquisite menu will create not only a unique Canberra experience for your guests but will definitely make your event, the event to remember. 2

venue HigHLigHts

The National Portrait Gallery greatest point of difference is that we are able to offer exclusive after hours viewing of our Galleries, something very few of your delegates will have experienced and a very special selling point. We can also provide a guided tour tailored with specific interests for your delegates. As a boutique venue, we guarantee personal service from enquiry to the end of your event. iMAges

1. 2. 3. 4.

National Portrait Gallery Entrance Forecourt at dusk Terrace Room Ian Potter Gallery Gordon Darling Hall

3

Convention FunCtion AreAs Area

4

Capacity Theatre

Cabaret

Cocktail

Banquet

Gordon Darling Hall

N/A

N/A

500

250

Terrace Room

250

95

300

225

Terrace Room 1

120

42

120

90

Terrace Room 2

100

36

60

60

Liangis Theatre

110

N/A

N/A

N/A

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NatioNal Fil m aNd SouNd archive oF auStr alia Location

Located between the Canberra CBD and the Australian National University in Acton, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is housed in one of Australia’s most beautiful Art Deco buildings. The picturesque courtyard is perfect for evening cocktails while guests browse through the NFSA’s exhibition gallery inside. Venue HigHLigHts

McCoy Cct, Acton ACT 2601 02 6248 2123 fax 02 6248 2024 email enquiries@nfsa.gov.au web www.nfsa.gov.au address phone

The NFSA’s Arc cinema is a 250 seat state-of-the-art venue capable of screening film in all formats including digital, commercial film and archival media. Complete with Dolby sound system and hearing loop, Arc is the perfect venue for your keynote address, lecture or after conference film night. Our art deco Theatrette is perfect for smaller gatherings requiring a more intimate feel. Our on-site preferred caterer can work with you to develop a menu to complement your conference or event theme. tecHnicaL

Due to the nature of our facilities, the NFSA will include a technical expert in the hire cost and this will be adjusted according to your needs.

conVention Function areas area Arc cinema

capacity theatre

Board

u Shape

dining

cocktail

248 + 2 wheelchair spaces

124

20

20

20

40

Theatrette Meeting room Courtyard

170

Exhibition gallery

150

VENUE THE DECK Na mE Location

Overlooking Lake Burley Griffin and Commonwealth Park, The Deck at Regatta Point is Canberra’s most picturesque venue. It boasts Canberra’s most amazing views and comprises of indoor and outdoor aspects, complimented by floor to ceiling glass that literally fills the venue with natural light. Venue HigHLigHts X

X

address The Deck at Regatta Point address Address line goes here Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6230 7234 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6230 7912 email email@email.com.au email Enquiries@artisticfood.com.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.thedeckatregattapoint.com.au

X

X

X

The Deck offers modern surrounds and versatility when it comes to its capacity to handle all types of events and occasions. Contemporary décor adds a modern touch and is versatile enough to cater for a wide range of functions including, breakfast, lunch, private dinner, cocktail parties and weddings Flexibility and expertise allows us the luxury of offering a full range of services including, AV, theming & entertainment. The Deck goes above and beyond food and beverage catering to incorporate all aspects of an outstanding event. The Deck operates as a Café seven days a week for breakfast and lunch only.

Bookings X

For all restaurant and function bookings, please call our friendly sales team at The Deck on 02 6230 7234.

conVention Function areas Capacity Inside Deck Inside + Deck

Dinner 140 120 With Dancefloor 140

Cocktail

Theatre

Cabaret

200

150

60 Half rounds

250*

420

* Marquee maybe required if dining outside

54

250


3 seeds – sChool store Canteen address 7–15 Mustang Avenue, Majura Park ACT 2609 phone 02 6247 0555 fax 02 6247 0600 web www.3seeds.com.au

3seeds is a hands on cooking school, gourmet store offering boutique meals & condiments to go & the cafe provides fresh & innovative breakfasts & lunch. The cooking school also offers private classes during the day & at night. The cafe is open Thu-Sun 9-5pm.

aUstr alian r ailway historiCal soCiet y (aCt) address PO Box 1615, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 phone 02 6284 2790 fax 02 6284 2791 web www.trains.org.au email peter.semczuk@trains.org.au

The Railway Historical Society preserves and operates heritage railway locomotives and carriages. We have a fleet of special carriages to cater for day/evening excursions, on-train catering and bar, entertainment and conference facilities or for simple transport to other venues in the local region. On-train accommodation is also available for travel to more distant regions on overnight or multiple night packages.

address 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604 phone 02 6260 7005 fax 02 6260 7509 web www.canberraglassworks.com email ann.jakle@canberraglassworks.com

Canberra Glassworks is Australia’s only cultural centre wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art. The facility provides artists with state-of-theart equipment, intensive workshops with leading artists, studios and mentorship programs. Visitors can meet artists, watch glassmaking, view exhibitions and have a hands-on experience working with glass in the Kingston Powerhouse heritage building.

Canberr a gl assworks

Canberr a’s national zoo & aQUariUm address Scrivener Dam, Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla ACT 2600 phone 02 6287 8423 fax 02 6287 8403 web www.nationalzoo.com.au email trentrussell@nationalzoo.com.au

Situated just five minutes away from the centre of Canberra, the National Zoo & Aquarium is Australia’s only combined zoo and aquarium. With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals and interactive tours designed to thrill both the young and old, there is something for everyone.

21 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2600 02 6257 7074 fax 02 6257 7079 web www.casinocanberra.com.au email bree.simper@casinocanberra.com.au

To have your delegates rave about your next event book your own private nightclub so your delegates can network or unwind at the end of your event in style. Casino Canberra would like to introduce you to a complete and unique function and entertainment venue in the heart of Canberra City adjacent to the National Convention Centre and The Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Casino Canberr a address phone

CoCkington green gardens address 11 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls ACT 2913 phone 02 6230 2273 fax 02 6230 2490 web www.cockingtongreen.com.au email functions@cockingtongreen.com.au

Highly detailed miniature buildings from Great Britain and around the world accompanied by beautifully landscaped and colourful gardens are the features at Cockington Green, a unique and popular Australian Tourism Award winning tourist attraction. The display is highly acclaimed for its quality and uniqueness by both international and domestic visitors.

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Csiro disCovery Clunies Ross Street, Acton ACT 2601 02 6246 4604 fax 02 6246 4600 web www.discovery.csiro.au email terese.falconer@csiro.au

The CSIRO Discovery centre is a perfect venue for your next meeting, conference or function. All facilities are set within a spectacular atrium in an award-winning building. Included along with the 170-seat Optus theatre, is a multipurpose meeting room, boardroom and other functions spaces. Discovery also contains an interactive exhibition highlighting CSIRO’s research, a modern cafe and education centre.

address Red Hill Lookout Rd, Red Hill ACT 2603 phone 02 6281 1888 fax 02 6285 3140 web www.fgc.com.au email info@fgc.com.au

Located in Red Hill, Federal Golf Club is the perfect venue for weddings, business seminars and private functions. The Club is located close to Canberra CBD, well protected traffic noise and with ample free parking. Our refurbished clubhouse can cater for up to 200 people. The outlook over the 18th green is even more stunning in the evening as the surrounding eucalupts are lit up, creating a unique atmosphere.

address phone

feder al g olf ClUb

mUseUm of aUstr alian demoCr aCy at old parlia ment hoUse address 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 6270 8222 fax 02 6270 8111 web www.moadoph.gov.au email Nicolle.Keyes@moadoph.gov.au

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House presents a range of exhibitions, events, tours and activities within one of Australia’s most loved buildings. Stories of past, present and possible futures intertwine to reveal the journey of Australian democracy. It is a unique venue for any event. Please address all catering enquiries to Ginger Catering (see separate listing).

national mUseUm of aUstr alia address Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601 phone 02 6208 5006 fax 02 6208 5148 web www.nma.gov.au email melinda.kibukamusoke@nma.gov.au

Versatile and dynamic, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra makes an ideal setting for themed dinners, product launches, gala balls, lakeside dining and cocktail functions. Other features include unrivalled technical capabilities, private viewings of the galleries and special exhibition openings, before during or after an event.

QUestaCon – national sCienCe & teChnology Centre address King Edwards Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 6270 2800 fax 02 6270 2833 web www.questacon.edu.au email katkins@questacon.edu.au

Questacon is Australia’s largest interactive science centre. We have over 200 handson exhibits in our six amazing galleries. Questacon is the perfect venue for product launches, welcome receptions, cocktail parties and progressive buffets. We guarantee an experience you and your guests will never forget.

Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600 02 6202 6999 fax 02 6202 6953 web www.ramint.gov.au email info@ramint.gov.au

It is amazing to think that every single coin used in Australia is produced right here in the leafy suburb of Deakin in Canberra. When you visit the Mint you can look out onto the factory floor to watch coins being made. Learn all about the Mint in the theatrette before you explore the collection of early, rare and significant coins on display. Mint your own $1 coin and stop a moment to find a memento or gift in the Mint’s coin shop.

Royal austR alian Mint address phone

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the lobby restaUr ant address King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 6273 1563 fax 02 6273 2627 web www.thelobby.com.au email info@thelobby.com.au

A natural haunt of politicians, journalists and lobbyists, where every view is covered including the sensational Senate Rose Garden. Just down the hill from Parliament House you’ll enjoy an outstanding menu, wine list and service – whether it be for your private function or dining pleasure.

the shine dome (aUstr alian aCademy of sCienCe) Gordon Street, Canberra ACT 2600 02 6201 9462 fax 02 6201 9494 web www.science.org.au/dome/hire.html email savita.khiani@science.org.au address phone

The Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome is unique in the world. It has been a Canberra landmark since 1959, and is included on the National Heritage List. Recently refurbished, the Shine Dome has excellent acoustics and is equipped with the latest technology. It is a short walk from hotels, tourist attractions and city shops. The main auditorium, suitable for lectures, has a total capacity of 234, while the adjacent rooms are ideal for smaller meetings, formal meals or display areas.

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TEStimonial Bringing The Asia Pacific Model United National Conference (AMUNC) 2011 to Canberra for the first time was a rewarding experience. Being in Canberra allowed AMUNC to be hosted by both the High Court of Australia and the Australian National University (ANU), this was wonderful for the law students as never before had AMUNC’s legal simulation been held in a real court – let alone the highest court in the land, Chief Justice French even got involved in the simulations. Being in Canberra allowed AMUNC to source amazing speakers which added depth and richness to the program. Highlights included Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice of ANU and Professor Ian Young, Vice Chancellor of ANU at the opening ceremony. A keynote address was provided by Former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans and there was involvement from staff from DFAT, Ambassadors, the United Nations, Members of Parliament and many well regarded academics. Showcasing Canberra’s cultural institutions by holding dinners at both the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House also added to the significance of the event and impressed the many interstate delegates. We also benefitted from Canberra’s musical talent, as local musician and renowned composer, David Pereira, wrote a UN anthem for the AMUNC opening ceremony. In short, AMUNC was made for Canberra. What better place to hold a model UN than the heart of national capital. Kind regards, Alice Richardson AMUNC Organising Committee 2011

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VE N UES AND ACCOMMODAT I ON


venues and accommodation

VENUES AND ACCOMMODATION 3 Seeds – School Store Cafe

55, 100

Crowne Plaza Canberra

78

Pavilion on Northbourne

62

Abode The Apartment Hotel

72

CSIRO Discovery

56

PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC)

73

Diamant Hotel Canberra

93

Q Performing Arts Centre

86

ARIA Hotel Canberra

61

Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne

40

Quality Hotel Dickson

87

Australian Institute Of Sport

46

East Hotel

94

Quality Hotel Woden

87

Eastlake Football Club

96

Queanbeyan Conference Centre

86

Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)

66

Federal Golf Club

56

Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

56

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

97

Royal Australian Mint

56

Griffin Hotel

94

Rydges Capital Hill

71

Hellenic Club of Canberra Ltd

79

Hotel Heritage

80

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre/Yellow Edge

91

Australian National University

91

Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

55

Australian War Memorial

50

Belconnen Premier Inn

92

Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments

96

Hotel Kurrajong

97

Burgmann College

96

Hotel Realm

81

Canberra Airport

92

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

82

Canberra Business Event Centre

93

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT

97

Canberra Centre – The Hub

33, 74

King O’Malleys Irish Pub

97, 106

Mantra on Northbourne

83

Manuka Oval

76

Master Builders Association ACT

84

Mercure Canberra

95

Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden 64

Murramarang Beach Front Resort

41

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

65

Canberra Stadium

76

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

56

National Convention Centre

68

National Film and Sound Archive

54 52 56

Canberra Glassworks

55

Canberra Institute of Technology

96

Canberra Rex Hotel

75

Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong 65

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

32, 55

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

77

National Gallery of Australia

Casino Canberra

55

National Museum of Australia

Clifton Suites on Northbourne

63

National Portrait Gallery

53

Cliftons 96

Novotel Canberra

85

Cockington Green Gardens

55

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

41

Country Comfort Greenway

96

Parliament House

48

97, 110

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

71

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

70

The Auditorium (Vikings Erindale)

97

The Boat House by the Lake The Brassey of Canberra The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Culinaire The Lobby Restaurant

51, 113 88 54, 114 57

The Parklands Apartment Hotel Dickson 95 The Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Science)

57

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

41

Tuggeranong & Bonython Function Centres and Catering

98

UC Events (University of Canberra)

89

University House

90

University of Canberra Village (Campus Summer Stays)

98

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Canberra has a wide range of accomodation options to meet all conference requirements.

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VEN ariaU hotel E Na mcanberr E a 45 Dooring Dickson Address line St, goes here ACT 2602 02 0000 6279 7000 0000 fax 02 0000 6279 7299 0000 email reservations@ariahotel.com.au email@email.com.au web www.capitalhotelgroup.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone

Location

Aria Hotel Canberra is centrally located just 2kms from the CBD, a short drive from the Canberra International Airport and close to Canberra’s major national attractions. Venue

Aria Hotel is one of Canberra’s newest and most stylish 4.5 star hotels, offering 128 elegant hotel rooms and serviced apartments located just 2kms from the CBD. Aria Hotel has been designed to meet the highest expectations; we have incorporated luxury, style and cutting edge technology to ensure that the hotel will be your home away from home. All rooms feature the signature ‘Aria’ bed ensuring the best nights sleep, rainfall shower providing ultimate relaxation, double glazed windows and all the latest in room technologies. All rooms have private balconies with views of the city, Brindabella Mountain ranges, Telstra Tower or Canberra surrounds. Internet facilities include wireless or wired in all rooms in addition to the Internet kiosk located in the hotel lobby. Underground basement car parking is complimentary to all guests. All 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments are fully self contained with kitchen and laundry facilities in every room. Aria Café is open daily from 6.30am serving a range light breakfast options, full buffet breakfast is available from Café Glasshouse. Aria Hotel Canberra is located next door to its partner property, the Pavilion on Northbourne where guests can enjoy the convenience of the Café Glasshouse, Atrium Restaurant & Bar as well as the facilities including the gymnasium, outdoor pool and onsite laundry. accommodation and Guest FaciLities X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

128 elegant rooms, luxurious spa suites and serviced apartments Aria Signature beds Rainfall shower Ipod docking stations Wired and Wireless Broadband Internet Private balconies 32’ LCD TV with FOXTEL Movies on Demand DVD players (apartments only) Aria Café Business Lounge Complimentary underground car parking Complimentary Shuttle Wheelchair accessible rooms

Venue HiGHLiGHts X X X X X X X

One of Canberra’s newest and most stylish 4.5 star hotels 128 modern rooms and apartments Luxurious Spa Suites 2kms to CBD 8kms to Canberra International Airport Complimentary underground car parking Complimentary Shuttle bus

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Pavilion on northbourne 242 Northbourne Canberra ACT 2602 Address line goes Avenue, here 02 6247 0000 6888 0000 fax 02 6248 0000 7866 0000 email functions@pavilioncanberra.com email@email.com.au web www.capitalhotelgroup.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone

LOCATION

The Pavilion on Northbourne is centrally located just 2kms from the CBD, a short drive from the Canberra International Airport and close to Canberra’s major national attractions. VENUE

The Pavilion on Northbourne is a 4.5 star hotel boasting two lush sun-lit tropical garden atriums bringing the outdoors in, creating a unique venue all year round. Spread across three levels with lift and stair access, we have a number of conference rooms and breakout areas perfect for events up to 250 delegates. Our 3 dedicated conference rooms which includes a boardroom or secretariat room is suitable for any residential conference. The Four Seasons Room is a flexible room located on the top floor with an abundance of natural light, double glazed windows, excellent lighting, ceiling mounted projector, private bathroom amenities and registration area. The dedicated Executive Boardroom is located close to the Four Seasons room seating up to 15 delegates. The Forest Room is located on ground floor boasting its own private foyer, natural light, double glazed windows and external access. Café Glasshouse is perfect for a breakout space or a banquet in a casual setting, with floor to ceiling windows the room is filled with natural light and overlooking the main boulevard entry into the Nation’s Capital. The hotel also boasts a number of breakout spaces within the atriums and Café Glasshouse. The Atrium and Café Glasshouse is perfect for small exhibitions with the capacity to host up to eight booths with an additional space on level 3 outside the Four Seasons Room. ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

156 deluxe rooms and serviced apartments Atrium Restaurant and Cocktail bar Café Glasshouse Business Centre Outdoor Pool Gymnasium Onsite Laundry and Dry cleaning service 24hr Reception and Room Service Free off street car parking Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport Free in-house movie channels Bar refrigerator Thermostatically control air-conditioning Ensuites with Shower over baths Wireless Broadband Internet Direct Dial telephones

TECHNICAL

Pavilion on Northbourne can cater to all audio visual requests including wireless broadband internet, sound systems, data projection equipment, electronic whiteboards and laptops. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X X X X

Facilities up to 250 delegates Two magnificent indoor tropical atriums Free off street car parking Complimentary Shuttle bus

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS area

Capacity

Dimensions

theatre

Cocktail

banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

ushape

area (m2)

220

200

190

130

120

50

215

Forest Room

70

100

70

30

45

30

120

Executive Boardroom

25

16

35

Café Glasshouse

40

100

80

168

Atrium

250

500

Lower Atrium

90

100

150

Forest Atrium

150

200

Four Seasons Room

*numbers above are max capacity of each area - with no presentation equipment etc.

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Clifton SuiteS on northbourne 100 Northbourne Canberra City ACT 2601 Address line goes Avenue, here 02 6262 00006266 0000 fax 02 6203 0000 8444 0000 email functions@cliftonsuites.com.au email@email.com.au web www.cliftonsuites.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone

How Suite it iS!

Clifton Suites on Northbourne – Winner AHA Awards for Excellence 2007- 2011 Best Suite/Apartment Hotel. Location

Conveniently located in the city, close to government and corporate offices, major national attractions and walking distance to the vibrant café, entertainment and retail heart of the city. Venue

Our award winning hotel features four flexible function rooms all streaming with natural light, external access and can cater for up to 120 delegates. All conference rooms have movable walls to create a larger space if required. Also featured is an outdoor pool deck on level 2 and an outdoor entertainment area perfect for breakout sessions or welcome drinks. Breeze Restaurant and Sports bar is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a selection of modern Australian cuisine. Enjoy 4 plasma televisions’ to watch all the live sport channels over a drink surrounded by a large collection of sporting memorabilia. accommodation and GueSt faciLitieS X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Largest One & Two bedroom Apartments in Canberra Outdoor heated pool on level 2 Gymnasium Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar including an outdoor area Business Centre 24hr Reception and Room Service Fully equipped kitchen & laundry in every suite Separate dining and lounge areas In slab floor heating in all bathrooms Large balconies off every suite Expansive views of City, Telstra Tower and the Brindabella Mountains FOXTEL & On Demand Movies Wireless Broadband Internet FREE secure underground car parking Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport

tecHnicaL

Clifton Suites on Northbourne can cater to all audio visual requests including wireless broadband internet, sound systems, data projection equipment, electronic whiteboards and laptops. Venue HiGHLiGHtS X X X X X X

Over 150 modern spacious self contained serviced apartments 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments available) Walking distance to heart of City Complimentary Shuttle Bus Free parking Dedicated Conference Concierge

conVention function areaS Area

Capacity

Dimensions Area (m2)

Classroom

banquet

boardroom

theatre

u-Shape

Brindabella & Griffin Rooms

56

90

100

45

165

Brindabella

45

50

32

70

30

101

Griffin

10

30

16

30

15

63

Walter & York Rooms

20

70

70

21

155

Walter

25

50

22

45

18

85

York

24

50

20

40

25

68

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CAN BERR A SO UTH ERN CROSS CLU B EVENTS CENTRE 92–96 Corinna Street, Woden ACT 2606 02 6283 7200 fax 02 6282 1553 email events@cscc.com.au web www.cscc.com.au address phone

Location

The Canberra Southern Cross Club’s world-class Events Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Woden’s business district, only 15 minutes from the airport and major Canberra attractions. Offering free, under-cover parking, public transport at its door, and a range of off-site venues to complement the outstanding conference facilities, it is the ideal venue to do business and meet in style. Venue

Featuring a theatre-style seating capacity of 1000, the latest in contemporary decor, state-of-the-art technology and award winning catering, the newly appointed, purpose-built Events Centre boasts the perfect ingredients for a memorable and successful event. Multi-use rooms with operable walls can be arranged into a number of configurations suitable for any style of event, from a business breakfast to product launch to conference with break out spaces, or can be transformed to a ball room for gala events. The venue also features a range of quality restaurants, cafes, lounge areas and bars. In addition to the impressive facilities of the Events Centre, the Canberra Southern Cross Club is also able to draw on the many dining options and experiences available at their venues located throughout Canberra. Delegates can board the MV Southern Cross and enjoy cocktails and canapés as they cruise Lake Burley Griffin, or sit down to an elegant dinner in a marquee on the lawns of the Southern Cross Yacht Club. Or delegates can try their hand at pitch and putt or bare foot lawn bowls. With a unique range of venue choices, superior facilities and experienced event managers, the Southern Cross Events Centre can create a remarkable corporate event, regardless of size or budget. technicaL

The newly built Events Centre is equipped with the latest in audio visual technology including Wi-Fi, PA systems, large drop down motorised screens, video and data projectors, stage lights and floor and stage boxes. Every room configuration has access to video, audio and data inputs and all equipment is backed by in-house technical partners, Elite Sound and Lighting, Canberra’s leading audio-visual production suppliers. Venue highLights X X X X X X X X

A world class Events Centre with a capacity for 1000 delegates. A multitude of room configurations to suit every need. Award winning catering and a large range of function packages. More than 30 years experience in coordinating successful corporate events. State-of-the-art technology and on-site technical support. Access to a unique range of off-site dining options and experiences. On-site restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes. Free under-cover, security parking.

conVention Function areas Area

Banquet

Cabaret

Cocktail

1000

750

600

1000

Corinna Room 1

500

360

40

550

Corinna Room 2

280

160

140

300

Corinna Ball Room

Corinna Room 3

70

50

50

70

Corinna Room 4

25

20

35

Top of the Cross

400

300

220

400

Orion Room

100

100

60

120

60

50

40

60

Private Dining

64

Capacity Theatre


VENUE Na Canberr amE Southern CroSS Club tugger anong LOCATION

Located in the heart of the Tuggeranong CBD, only 20 minutes south of Canberra’s city centre and airport, the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong is within walking distance of the Hyperdome shopping centre, local sporting facilities, public transport and a 100 room hotel. VENUE

With a choice of two elegantly appointed rooms, the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong can help you plan the perfect event or conference for up to 300 people. addressCnr address Address Holwell line &

Pitman goes here Streets, Tuggeranong ACT 2900 02 6293 00007200 0000 fax 02 6293 00003299 0000 email functions.tuggeranong@cscc.com.au email@email.com.au web www.cscc.com.au www.webaddress.com.au phone

The spacious and versatile balconies, which are accessible from the function rooms, provides a great conference breakout area. It also allows for more informal occasions such as BBQ’s or pre or post event drinks and canapés. All the function rooms are located on the second floor of the Club in a layout that ensures the privacy of the function holder and their guests. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X X X X X

On site restaurants, bars and lounge. Access to a unique range of off-site dining options and experiences. Award winning catering and a range of function packages. Walking distance to 100 room hotel. Free undercover parking.

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS area

Capacity Cocktail

banquet

theatre Style

u-Shape

boardroom

Formal Dining Room

140

120

140

35

36

Centauri Room

100

80

100

30

28

Function Hall

300

230

300

65

64

Canberr a Southern CroSS YaCht Club LOCATION

Situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin with unimpeded water views, the Southern Cross Yacht Club is only minutes from the City CBD. Offering three unique venue options for your Canberra event, the Yacht Club is also home to the multi award winning Lotus Bay Restaurant. VENUE

“Lotus Bay” Mariner Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 02 6273 1784 fax 02 6273 2984 email functions.yacht@cscc.com.au web www.cscc.com.au address phone

The magical ambience of the Lakeside Marquee is the perfect backdrop for any Event and is situated only metres from the edge of the lake with 180 degree views of the water and landscaped surrounds. Your guests will enjoy superior comfort thanks to the evaporative air conditioning, gas ducted heating and a solid polished wooden floor. The marquee also includes a full service bar, and the option for plated, buffet or cocktail style catering. The perfect venue to impress your guests the MV Southern Cross features fully enclosed, air- conditioned dining or outer decks for al fresco cruising and stunning views of Canberra’s top attractions including the War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Carillon, National Library, High Court and National Gallery. For a more intimate venue, the Lotus Room features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, an in-house music system and PA and has a seating capacity of 50 — perfect for smaller formal dining occasions. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X X X X X

Stunning lake views On site restaurant, bar and lounge Unique venues including the MV Southern Cross and Lakeside Marquee Award winning catering and a range of function packages Free parking

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS area Lakeside Marquee Lotus Room MV Southern Cross

Capacity Cocktail

banquet

150

120

60

50

105

75

65


VEN EXH IUBITI E Na O NmPARK E IN CAN BERR A (EPI C) Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT 2911 Address line goes PO Box 456, Dickson ACT here 2602 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6241 3022 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6241 5394 email email@email.com.au email info@epic.act.gov.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.epic.act.gov.au address address

LOCATION

EPIC is set on 70 hectares just eight minutes north of the city centre. Its geographic proximity to Sydney and Melbourne makes it easily accessible for interstate travellers with the Canberra Airport only a 15 minute drive away. VENUE

EPIC is the National Capital’s largest multi-purpose events complex and home to over 300 events each year including gala dinners, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, product launches, special events, festivals and a range of recreational activities. Indoor areas range in size from 300 square metres to 3300 square metres of clear span carpeted space with easy access for event install and dismantle. The venue’s large outdoor areas covering some 40 hectares position EPIC as the ACT’s most flexible and versatile events venue. Ample free parking is available on site and the National Capital’s major attractions, restaurants and shopping centres are nearby with public transport services operating from the venue’s main entrance. ACCOMMODATION

Located just off Federal Highway/Northbourne Avenue, EPIC is close to a variety of accommodation including bed and breakfasts’, motels, apartments and hotels. EPIC also operates a fully serviced camping facility for those on a budget. TECHNICAL FACILITIES

Our event areas feature an in-house PA system, multiple single and three phase power outlets and wireless broadband network. We have a range of standard audio-visual equipment available such as data projectors, lecterns, staging, screens and portable PA systems. For any special technical requirements, we work closely with many audio-visual suppliers who understand our clients’ needs and combine professional service with high quality equipment. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X

X

X

X X

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The EPIC Events Team has over 70 years combined experience in events and venue management. The layout and design of the complex allow for long term event development and growth. Many indoor and outdoor areas for event signage including an electronic display board at the corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue where over 100,000 motorists pass by each week. Over 10,000 square metres of indoor clear span space. Free onsite car parking for delegates and attendees.


EXH VENIU BITI E Na O NmPARK E IN CAN BERR A (EPI C) address Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT 2911 address Address line goes here PO Box 456, Dickson ACT 2602 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6241 3022 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6241 5394 email email@email.com.au email info@epic.act.gov.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.epic.act.gov.au

CATERING

Exhibition Park in Canberra’s food and beverage provider, The Gema Group, has a diverse range of experience gained over 24 years in servicing stadiums, sporting venues, corporate and public catering, function centres, hotels, restaurants and cafes. It understands the intricacies of successfully delivering a quality catering service to thousands of customers each year. The Gema Group’s qualified team will provide you with flexibility, creativity, unique ideas, and personal attention to ensure the success of your event. VENUES Budawang Building

The Budawang Building (also known as the National Tally Room during Federal Elections) offers large flexible space ideal for exhibitions, themed gala dinners, conferences and special events. Measuring 3310m2 this venue can accommodate up to 151 x 3m x 3m exhibition booths or 1900 guests for a banquet. Recently refurbished this venue is the largest clear span facility in the ACT. Coorong Pavilion

The Coorong Pavilion provides total flexibility and versatility to accommodate a variety of event modes. Measuring 1979m2 this venue can accommodate up to 97 3m x 3m exhibition booths, 1800 delegates theatre style or 1100 guests for a gala dinner. Features include dimmer lighting, parquetry dance floor and two break out spaces located on a mezzanine overlooking the pavilion. ConferenCe Centre

The Conference Centre is ideally suited for conferences and meetings up to 540 delegates, exhibitions and functions. The Conference Centre features a variety of event spaces including a 600m2 conference room with retractable wall to enable two 300m2 spaces, a boardroom, secretariat office space, reception area and two breakout spaces. the terraCe

The Terrace measuring 200m2 overlooks EPIC’s main arena and features an outdoor viewing deck. The Terrace is ideal for smaller workshops and meetings as well as seated and cocktail functions, ceiling to floor windows ensure this venue enjoys superb natural lighting and a lovely outlook. Exhibition Park in Canberra also has a further four indoor venues ranging in size from 538m2 up to 1752m2. A range of out outdoor event spaces and covered open air venues are also available.

CoNVENTIoN FUNCTIoN AREAS area

Capacity

dimensions

theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

area (m2)

height (m)

Budawang Building

3000

3310

1900

1655

3310

7.5

Coorong Pavilion

1800

1979

1100

964

1979

6

Fitzroy Pavilion

1575

1752

1000

875

1752

5

Mallee Pavilion

690

770

440

385

770

3

Snowy River Room

720

410

720

2.6

Parkes Room (a+b)

540

600

340

300

600

2.65

Quokka Pavilion

480

538

300

269

538

3

Daintree Room (a)

270

300

170

150

300

2.65

Kakadu Room (b)

270

300

170

150

300

2.65

Pelican Room

80

220

60

50

220

2.4

Terrace Room

140

200

110

100

200

3.2

Tea-Tree Room

80

160

60

50

160

2.4

Namadgi Room

80

140

60

40

140

3

Ningaloo Room

60

77

40

24

77

3

Freycinet Room

12

36

2.65

Franklin Room

23

2.65

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VEN NATIUOENAL Na m CO E NVENTI O N CENTRE Address 31 Constitution line goes Avenue, here Canberra ACT 2601 02 02 0000 6276 5200 0000 fax fax 02 0000 6276 5276 0000 email email email@email.com.au ncc.sales@ihg.com web web www.webaddress.com.au nccc.com.au address address phone phone

The National Convention Centre is Canberra’s leading, meeting and events venue; unrivalled in facilities, size and scope. It Is, Where the NatIoN Meets. IntImate Feel

The largest conference venue in Canberra has a surprisingly intimate feel; with ample space to host large events yet an atmosphere you won’t feel lost in. VersatIlIty and exclusIVe use

With a collection of more than 15 spaces over two floors, the Centre can be booked exclusively for your event. natural lIght

Natural light can transform an event enhancing creativity, concentration and motivation. The Centre has been designed to take advantage of clear skies and sunlight. easy access

In and around Canberra The Centre’s location is a short 7km drive to the airport, walking distance to an assortment of mid range to deluxe accommodation, the city centre, and with easy access to the very best Canberra attractions including Parliament House. ‘Easy in, easy out’ loading With a compact and logical design, the Centre has purpose built loading areas and extra access doors to assist with easy pack-in and pack-out of your conference equipment. award wInnIng centre

The National Convention Centre is the proud winner of the Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Award – Meetings and Business Tourism for 2010 and 2011. FacIlItIes royal theatre

The Royal Theatre is the perfect venue for conferencing and entertainment. Standout features include tiered seating and a flat floor section in front of the large stage, backstage support rooms and an audio-visual control room. Numerous configurations are possible and the flexibility of this venue including vehicle access to the flat floor sections makes it a favourite with meeting planners and delegates alike. theatrettes

The Centre features four Theatrettes varying in size that accommodate up to 300 people. The Theatrettes feature excellent lines of sight, in built data projectors, screens, and PA systems. Ballroom

The Ballroom is one of Canberra’s best. It features natural light, a 4.5m high ceiling and 650m2 of pillar less space. This is the perfect venue for functions, cocktail events and gala dinners. exhIBItIon hall

The Exhibition Hall is a spacious and versatile setting for large scale exhibitions, gala dinners, cocktail parties, awards ceremonies and is the most adaptable space for special events in Canberra. The 2000m2 Exhibition Hall can hold up to 120 exhibitor booths and has a ceiling height of 9m with a vehicle access height of 3.9 metres. Full length windows overlooking Glebe Park provide an abundance of natural light. gallery rooms

The Gallery Rooms present the ideal space for intimate gala dinners and events. The five rooms all have natural light with comfortable seating and are perfect for small-scale events including meetings, seminars and exhibitions.

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Ceiling H eight

Booths (3 x3m)

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Dinner D ance

Cabaret

Classroom

Boardroom

U Shape

Hollow S quare

(m) Area (m2)

2000

9.0

120

2000

2000

1500

1400

1200

1000

Royal Theatre (Total)

9.1

2460

Royal Theatre (Tiered)

4.6 –9.1

1710

720

9.1

750

750

450

400

360

400

Bradman

360

3.2 –4.4

300

Menzies

180

3.2 –4.4

165

Nicholls

180

3.2 –4.4

165

Sutherland

170

3.2 –4.4

135

658

4.5

30

500

500

420

380

360

370

96

108

Torrens Room (T)

90

3.3

5

80

80

60

48

36

24

30

36

Swan Room (S)

155

3.3

10

140

140

80

80

64

48

36

30

36

Murray Room (M)

170

3.3

10

170

170

120

100

96

72

42

48

60

170

3.3

10

170

170

120

100

96

72

42

48

60

48

36

24

30

36

Capacities Room

Exhibition Hall Exhibition Hall (Total)

Royal Theatre

Royal Theatre (Flat floor)

Theatrettes

Flat Floor Function Rooms

FLOOR PLAN

Ballroom

Gallery Rooms (Individual)

Fitzroy Room (F)

Derwent Room (D)

The National Convention Centre Canberra is the ideal 60 95 3.3 5 80 80 — events venue, boasting premium facilities for every occasion.

Gallery Rooms (Combined) For a full capacity chart, please contact the team on 02 6276 5200 or ncc.sales@ihg.com TS Rooms MF Rooms

245 340 FIRST FLOOR

3.3

15

200

200

150

130

120

96

48

54

66

3.3

20

368

368

240

210

192

156

84

104

256

256

180

150

144

120

72

88

330

270

FD Rooms

265

3.3

15

MFD Rooms

435

3.3

25

27

2.6

KITCHEN

Work Rooms

512

BALLROOM

EXECUTIVE ROOM

GREEN ROOM

OFFICE

BALLROOM FOYER

ROYAL THEATRE

Boardroom 1

20

12

12

20

32

40

24

25

30

GALLERY FOYER

Boardroom 2

DERWENT ROOM

24

Green Room

37

Executive Room

90

FITZROY ROOM

2.6

STORE

MURRAY ROOM

SWAN ROOM

LIFT ACCESS

20

TORRENS ROOM

— 1

2

2.6

30

2.7

60

60

50

3.6

1000

GALLERY ROOMS

BOARDROOMS

GROUND FLOOR Foyer Areas 1100 EXHIBITION HALL TERRACE

Theatrette Foyer Ballroom Foyer

400

LOADING DOCK

Gallery Foyer

300 390

CITY WALK ENTRANCE FROM CROWNE PLAZA AND CBD

EXHIBITION HALL TERRACE

3.6

5.3

4.1

EXHIBITION HALL

— — —

200 200 250

— —

MAIN FOYER

CONFERENCE OFFICE

LIFT ACCESS

UNDER COVER CAR PARK

— RECEPTION

BRADMAN THEATRETTE

TH

EAT

RE

TTE

FOY

ER

NICHOLLS THEATRETTE

MENZIES THEATRETTE

— —

SUTHERLAND THEATRETTE

— LOADING DOCK

CENTRE MANAGEMENT

COACH BAYS

CORANDERRK STREET

Main Foyer

KITCHEN ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD MAIN ENTRANCE

TA X

IR

AN

K

CONSTITUTION AVENUE

WORK ROOMS

FOYER

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VEN Ryd ges U E Na L akesi mE de address London Circuit, Canberra City address Address line goes here toll free 1800 026 169 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6247 6244 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6257 3071 email email@email.com.au email functions_canberra@rydges.com web www.webaddress.com.au web www.rydges.com/canberra

ACT 2601

LOCATION

Perfectly located in the city centre on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Rydges Lakeside Canberra is a short stroll to the National Convention Centre, moments by car to the Parliamentary Triangle and a 10 minute drive to Canberra Airport. Nearby attractions include Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the Canberra International Arboretum. VENUE

Rydges Lakeside has been hosting Canberra’s premier events since 1972. We are an experienced team, with the largest hotel conferencing venue in Canberra, making large events a success every week. We offer variety and superior experiences. It is our aim to be innovative and make your conference a memorable one. The Hotel is proud to have been awarded the Best Meetings and Events Hotel (ACT Division) and Best Environmental Practice (National Division) by the Australian Hotels Association. Renovated in 2009, the hotel boasts a stunning new design created by leading Australian architects Woods Bagot. With this renovation the hotel’s services have expanded to include: X X X

Locanda Italian Steakhouse, high end Italian Grill rivalling Australia’s best restaurants Eureka Exhibition Centre, 440m2 of versatile exhibition space Skyline Receptions, iconic 15th floor location with views of Lake Burley Griffin and the City

All this under one roof: X X X X X X

9 rooms, with conference capacity of 1,500 and banquet capacity of 800 guests Eureka Exhibition Centre holds up to 30 exhibition booths Additional boothing space available in conference rooms and conference lobby area All conference rooms have natural lighting and individual climate control A variety of food and beverage outlets including Locanda, Skyline and Cahoots Bar Broadband and wireless internet access

ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES

Accommodation rooms have been refreshed during the 2009 renovation and include: X X X

201 rooms, 2 presidential suites, 4 premier suites and 8 executive suites All rooms with balconies and views of Lake Burley Griffin or the City Centre LCD TV’s and media hub, undercover parking and 24 hour reception and room service

TECHNICAL

Best Price Audio Visual – Rydges Lakeside is leading the conferencing market into the next generation by offering great value audio visual pricing, with a promise to match any comparable quote VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X

X X

One stop conference venue with a range of conference, banquet and exhibition options under one roof Extensive offering of restaurants and bars, giving variety to your conference program Award winning venue and team, providing you with full conference coordination

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS Area

Great Lakes

Cocktails

Banquet Classroom Cabaret U-shape Boardroom

Dimensions Area Height (m) (m2) 830 3.48

1500

1200

800

450

800

Eureka

600

500

300

210

300

440

2.80

Skyline

150

200

140

50

140

40

45

112

2.80

415

3.48

50

247

3.48

Superior

600

500

300

210

300

70

Michigan

280

275

150

110

150

50

Huron

160

180

100

80

100

40

40

167

3.48

45

50

30

18

30

20

24

58

3.36

Hakone

70

Capacity Theatre

Nyanza

40

50

30

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

Geneva

40

50

30

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

Titicaca

30

35

20

12

20

16

18

42

3.36

Nyanza/Geneva

80

100

60

30

60

32

34

96

3.36


Rydges Capital Hill Location

Rydges Capital Hill is centrally located next to Parliament House and the boutique shopping and fine dining districts of Manuka and Kingston. 5 minutes from the city and 15 minutes from the airport makes it the perfect place for your event. conferencing and events

Rydges Capital Hill boasts a variety of unique rooms suitable for groups up to 200 guests. Our venue is suitable for large conferences, breakout areas, exhibitions, training workshops and small meetings. Our Events Team pride themselves on attention to detail and can tailor a conference package to suit you. address Cnr. Canberra Ave and National Cct, Forrest ACT 2603 toll free 1800 020 011 phone 02 6295 3144 fax 02 6295 3325 email functions_capitalhill@rydges.com web www.rydges.com/capitalhill

accommodation and faciLities

Rydges Capital Hill is a vibrant 4 star hotel, with 186 guest rooms including spa suites. Amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, high speed broadband, undercover parking, licensed restaurant and bar and 24 hour room service and reception. venue HigHLigHts

One stop conferencing and events venue Abundance of natural light and open catering areas including a large outdoor terrace and indoor atrium Capacity

dimensions Banquet

Cocktail

area (m2)

74

180

200

180

28

24

40

60

60

42

40

36

80

110

120

16

15

15

12

20

30

40

56

36

36

30

120

120

40

24

21

21

15

30

10

40

Executive Boardroom 1

25

16

16

16

12

12

25

60

Executive Boardroom 2

15

9

12

6

8

12

16

Executive Boardroom 3

20

9

16

9

10

20

20

Executive Boardroom 4

8

6

8

12

Executive Boardroom 5

10

8

9

10

9

10

10

20

Atrium

50

40

8

70

120

-

Acacia Lounge

100

60

30

30

20

140

160

200

Fig Tree Café

150

200

Room Name

theatre

Cabaret

U shape Boardroom Classroom

Forrest Suite

200

136

50

50

Forrest Room 1

60

32

28

Forrest Room 2

110

64

Forrest Room 3

30

Event Room 1

120

Event Room 2

Rydges e agle Hawk ResoRt LoCAtion

Nestled amongst 30 acres of natural Australian bushland, Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort, Canberra challenges you to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve by utilising its stimulating bushland environment. The Resort is only a 15 minutes drive from the CBD and 10 minutes from the airport (avoiding many CBD lights and traffic). Parking all around the resort is free, saving you precious time and money trying to park in the city. ConFerenCing And events

999 Federal Highway, North ACT/NSW Border 2620 phone 02 6241 6033 or 1800 651 543 fax 02 6241 3691 email functions_eaglehawk@rydges.com web www.rydges.com/eaglehawk address

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort is the perfect venue for all your function needs for up to 300 people, from exhibitions to meetings, client’s presentation or staff training and networking. With 7 versatile conference rooms, we have everything you need to make your event a success. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and friendly service, matched with our excellent location and spacious meeting rooms filled with natural light. ACCommodAtion And FACiLities

Ideal for residential conferences, the Resort offers 151 rooms including Spa Suites and Two Bedroom Suites. Enjoy a bushland escape, take a swim, spend time in the spa or sauna, hit the gym or play tennis, you will find everything you need to relax. This is an all-encompassing relaxing experience. Amenities also include high speed broadband, free parking, restaurant/bar, room service and 24-hour reception. Convention FunCtion AreAs area Hospitality Suite Eaglet Suite Merlin Room Kestrel Room Falcon Suite Harrier Room Osprey Room Peregrine Suite

Classroom – 30 45 60 40 65 130 250

Banquet – 40 65 100 55 70 115 250

Capacity Boardroom theatre 12 – 20 40 50 80 50 120 30 60 40 65 75 160 – 300

Cocktail 15 30 65 70 60 90 140 300

U-shape 10 20 40 40 30 40 65 –

dimensions area (m2) Height 10 x 6 2.5m 10 x 7 2.5m 10 x 9 2.5m 10 x 8 2.8m 12 x 7 2.8m 12 x 8 2.8m 14 x 11 2.8m 40 x 11 2.8m

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ABO D E TH E ApArTm EnT H OTEl Corner of Gribble Street and Anthony Rolfe Drive, Gungahlin ACT 2912 1300 1 ABODE (22633) email stay@abodehotels.com.au web www.abodehotels.com.au address phone

Finished to the highest standard, Abode - The Apartment Hotel proves that brand new, stylish hotel accommodation need not be exclusive. The hotel’s inspired design provides everything you need for a stay that is both leisurely and comfortable. Location

Abode The Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of Gungahlin in Canberra’s north. The hotel is a quick drive from Exhibition Park, Belconnen Town Centre, Canberra CBD, the city’s major attractions, and Canberra International Airport. Venue

Abode The Apartment Hotel is a unique and cutting edge concept in quality accommodation. As Gungahlin’s only hotel, it offers 61 brand new stylish, self-contained apartments. The hotel has been designed from the ground up as a self-service hotel, perfect for business travellers who don’t want to pay for services and amenities they don’t use. Guests will find all the facilities and services they need including Wi-Fi internet, free parking, plus Siren Bar and Restaurant, located on-site. Proximity to the Gungahlin Town Centre ensures that any additional services are not far away. All rooms feature balconies, kitchenettes, LCD televisions and king size beds. Abode’s apartment-style design ensures rooms are modern, comfortable and exceed expectations. Bookings

Bookings are available via www.abodehotels.com.au or by emailing stay@abodehotels.com.au Book early for best available rates. guest FaciLities X X X X

Wireless internet Ensuite, kitchenette and balcony in every room King size beds Non-smoking establishment

Venue HigHLigHts X X X X X X X X

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Extremely competitive rates Gungahlin’s only hotel Siren Bar and Restaurant, located on-site Easy walk to the Gungahlin Marketplace 5 minutes to Exhibition Park 10 minutes to Belconnen Town Centre 15 minutes to Canberra CBD Ample free parking for patrons and their guests


ACT VEN URU E GBY Na mUENI O N CLU B ( TH E RU C) 51 Address Blackall lineStreet, goes here Barton ACT 2600 02 6273 0000 1613 0000 fax fax 02 6273 0000 5002 0000 email email functions@actruc.com.au email@email.com.au web web www.actruc.com.au/functions www.webaddress.com.au address address phone phone

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

Affectionately known as the RUC, the ACT Rugby Union Club has become the most awarded small club in Canberra and is Canberra’s reigning Small Club of the Year. We believe it’s our experience and dedication to your event that makes us different to all the others. We have one private and purposely built function room with dedicated staff to look after you and your guests. Take a virtual tour of the club and function room online - www.actruc.com.au/functions ONSITE CATERING

Our events team and chefs have created an extensive range of high quality menus to accommodate all types of functions, tastes and budgets. Alternatively, meal breaks can be held in our award winning bistro conveniently located upstairs. We are also home to Barton’s premier espresso coffee bar. CONFERENCE FACILITIES X X X X X X X X X

Brand new private function room State of the art audio visual equipment Five complimentary onsite car parks Two reverse cycle air-conditioners Natural light Exclusive use of the outdoor heated courtyard Dimmable/zoned house lights and speakers Wi-Fi Room hire includes projector screen, writing pads, pens, mints and chilled purified water.

TECHNICAL

We can supply state of the art AV equipment for seminars, meetings, workshops and other corporate functions, including; X X X X X

Data projector (projects onto large screen & three plasmas) Laptop Lectern and microphone Hand held and lapel microphone Electronic or mobile whiteboard and flipcharts

*Other AV equipment can be organised on request. LOCATION

The RUC is located immediately adjacent to the Parliamentary Triangle, just a short walk from Parliament House, close to many Government Departments, National Institutions, major tourist attractions and the City’s Centre. Canberra Airport is an easy 6.3km (about 13 minutes) drive and taxis can be booked from the RUC reception. CAPACITY

The private function room can hold up to 65 guests theatre style or 40 guests for either classroom or board room style. If you’re after a private room for a cocktail party this room can hold up to 110 guests. BOOKINGS

Bookings can be made by emailing our Functions Manager – functions@actruc.com.au or by phoning 02 6273 1613.

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CAN VEN UBERR E Na A mCENTRE E address The Hub @ Canberra Centre address Address line goes here Level 1, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City 2601 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6247 5611 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6257 5232 email email@email.com.au email thehub@canberracentre.com.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.canberracentre.com.au

LOCATION

The Hub – Canberra’s boutique conference facility is located on Level 1 of Canberra Centre – Canberra’s premier shopping attraction. Positioned in the heart of the CBD, Canberra Centre is the ultimate retail destination for fashion and lifestyle. Providing a mix of premier shopping, entertainment and dining, the Centre has gained recognition as the definitive choice for Canberrans and visitors who enjoy the outstanding selection of quality stores. VENUE

The intimate setting of The Hub provides a unique meeting and functions space which can be tailored to the needs of both private and government organisations. Offering flexibility and style, The Hub has a dedicated entry, stylish foyer, modern meeting room, kitchenette, flexible function space, quality presentation facilities and on-site parking. Individual and Group Personal Styling Sessions are also available on request – perfect for corporate team building and accompanying persons programs. FACILITIES

From the moment you enter, it’s easy to relax in the stylish surrounds of The Hub, giving business meetings and events a unique sense of professionalism. The Hub provides a range of equipment to enhance your function, including: X X X X X X X X X X X

60” LCD wall screen Laptop Internet connection WiFi access Flip charts DVD & audio player Kitchenette (fridge, microwave) Tea & coffee making facilities Wall mounted speaker system 2 x dressing rooms 2 x wardrobe cabinet with merchandising space

Catering ServiCeS

Choose from a selection of catering packages offered by Canberra Centre’s restaurant and food court retailers. Catering providers available on request. BUSINESS AND PLEASURE

Canberra Centre - Canberra’s premier destination for fashion, dining, entertainment and lifestyle. Myer and David Jones lead an outstanding portfolio of Australian and International fashion labels, while Target, Big W, two supermarkets and a wide selection of specialty stores set the benchmark for choice. Dining and entertainment thrives day and night at North Quarter – Canberra Centre’s street fronted social hub – with an array of award winning restaurants and the largest Premium Art House Dendy Cinema in Australia. Canberra Centre gift cards are available from the Customer Service Lounge. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X X X X

X

Flexible meeting and event space Fashionable and stylish CBD location Access to David Jones, Myer, Target, Big W, two supermarkets, two foodcourts, quality restaurants, Dendy Cinemas 5,000 car parks with park assist guidance system (pre-purchased tickets are available).

MEETING AND FUNCTION AREAS

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Layout

Capacity

Usage

Style Lounge

16 seated

A glamorous space utilising oversized sofas and stylish ottomans

Training U Shape

18 seated

A comfortable layout, perfect for group training sessions

Classroom Style

20 seated

Utilising 10 tables of two, facing LCD TV screen

Seminar Format

24 seated

An informal layout utilising sled based chairs

Training Groups

12 seated

Intimate group arrangement utilising up to six tables

Cocktail Function

50 standing

An elegant function space with relaxed seating pods

Meeting Room only

8 seated

Stylish meeting room with kitchenette facilities


VEN CANBERR U E Na Am REX E HOTEL 150 Northbourne Braddon ACT 2612 Address line goes Avenue, here 02 6248 0000 5311 0000 0000 8357 0000 fax 02 6248 email email email@email.com.au bse@canberrarexhotel.com.au web www.canberrarexhotel.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone

Location X

X

Canberra Rex Hotel is located on Northbourne Avenue, just 1km north of the City Centre Situated in an ideal location, Canberra Rex Hotel is minutes away from key national attractions, including, the Australian War Memorial, museums, Floriade and the Parliamentary Triangle, as well as award winning restaurants

Meet X

X

X

X

Canberra Rex Hotel boasts a spectacular range of conference venues, and with the development of our innovative and exciting state-of-the-art conference facilities completed in August 2011, Canberra Rex Hotel is the ideal venue to hold your next event The Great Room has a seating capacity of 500 delegates, theatre style, or 350 delegates for a stylish seated dinner. The Great Room can be divided in to 5 functional spaces, all flaunting high ceilings and state-of-the-art audio visual The Grand Ballroom has a seating capacity of 260 delegates, theatre style, or 220 delegates for a stylish seated dinner. The Grand Ballroom can be divided in to 2 functional spaces, both with natural light, access to a private bar, entrance and foyer The Boardroom has a seating capacity of 15 delegates and is ideal for intimate board meetings

technicaL FaciLities X

X

Here at Canberra Rex Hotel we have access to the finest and best range of audio visual equipment. We understand that capturing and maintaining the attention of your audience is one of the key ingredients to a successful conference, meeting or event The following is some of the audiovisual and event equipment we can offer you; X Panasonic full HD widescreen projectors X Wide screens (from 3.8m – 4.5m) X Audio system with high-definition dual concentric ceiling speakers with ‘green’ high efficiency amplifiers providing high volume and clarity X Infra-red hearing augmentation system X Wireless or wall mounted AV touch panels available upon request X Low glare dimmable down lights with programmable colour changing LED cove lights

stay X X

X

Canberra Rex Hotel has 157 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms All accommodation rates include complimentary on-site parking and a full hot buffet breakfast A la carte restaurant and licensed bar on-site

Venue highLights X X X X X X X X

Great Room with a seating capacity of 500 delegates Flexible function spaces Ability to tailor an event package to suit varying requirements State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment 157 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms 24 hour reception Complimentary on-site parking (subject to availability) Dedicated events team committed to providing clients with first class service, going beyond expectations to ensure your event is a success

conVention Function areas Capacity

Ballrooms Banquet

Cocktail

Cabaret

Area Dimensions Classroom

Theatre

Area (m2) Height (m)

Room 1

100

160

64

60

120

160

4.5

Room 2

100

160

64

60

120

160

4.5

Room 3

30

40

24

18

36

58

4.5

Room 4

20

30

16

12

16

45

4.5

Room 5 Room 1 & 2

50

60

40

30

60

93

4.5

200

300

128

120

250

320

4.5

Room 3 & 4

50

70

40

30

52

103

4.5

Room 4 & 5

80

90

64

42

76

138

4.5

Room 3, 4 & 5

100

110

80

60

150

196

4.5

Great Room

350

500

280

180

500

590

4.5

Ballroom

160

270

108

90

180

274

3.5

70

130

36

36

90

131

3.5

400

144

126

266

404

3.5

Conference Room Grand Ballroom

220

Boardrooms Ainslie Room

Capacity

Area Dimensions

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

Area (m2)

Height (m)

15

75


CANBERR A STADIUM Canberra Stadium offers a range of unique function rooms catering from small meetings to large events – up to 700 people. All main function rooms have unrivalled views of the playing field with ceiling to floor glass windows, with the East Lounge over looking serene Canberra bushland. Canberra Stadium has an experienced team who will deliver your next business meeting, planning day, conference small or large, trade show or exhibition, product launch, fund raising event, gala dinner, or any other event with professionalism and flexibility. We offer top quality service in a fun, unique environment.

Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 02 6256 6700 fax 02 6253 2085 email info@canberrastadium.com web www.canberrastadium.com.au address phone

Organising your event is simple as AV equipment and office services are available direct from the venue, and our function packages are tailored to suit your specific requirements and budget. Impress your guests with a tour of the locker rooms and players tunnel, or showcase your event on the Big Screen. Only ten minutes from the City – you can forget the hassle and costs of parking as Canberra Stadium offers FREE on-site parking for delegates attending any function or conference at the venue. Canberra Stadiums on-site caterer provides high quality food and beverage services. With a broad array of catering options you are guaranteed to please both work colleagues and clients. Canberra Stadium would love the opportunity to quote for your next event. For more information please visit www.canberrastadium.com.au or call us on 02 6256 6700. Convention FunCtion AreAs Area

Capacity Banquet

Theatre

U-Shape

Boardroom

Cocktails

Cabaret

Corporate Suite

12

16

12

20

Hollow –

Long room

40

50

20

16

50

28

24

Rugby Lounge

40

50

20

16

50

28

24

Club Stadium

80

50

160

16

East Lounge

130

130

36

250

78

42

West Lounge Green Lounge (Northern End of West Lounge) Blue Lounge(Southern End of West Lounge)

400

700

180

100

30

34

200

34

220

180

36

40

300

140

40

Evening and Weekend Functions Out of hours operation charge

$50.00 per hour

Security Guard

Based on requirement

M anuk a Oval Established in the late 1920’s, historic Manuka Oval now boasts an amazing functions and events centre. Manuka Oval Functions & Events Centre is one of Canberra’s most unique functions venues that is sure to impress. A relaxed atmosphere, a fresh outlook, superior food and personalised service – Manuka Oval Functions & Events Centre is perfect for all types of functions including conferences; corporate dinners; product launches and exhibitions; Christmas parties, club functions; weddings and private parties. Manuka Oval is ten just minutes from Parliament House and the airport, with plenty of on-site parking. Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603 02 6239 4402 fax 02 6239 5258 email info@manukaoval.com.au web www.manukaoval.com.au address phone

The Bradman room

The Bradman Room has 8m high floor to ceiling glass panels and fully operational bar facilities. The room overlooks the playing field and is ideal for any type of function or event wanting a bright, unique and contemporary venue. The execuTive Boardroom

The Executive Boardroom at Manuka Oval is the perfect place for any off-site meetings, training sessions and smaller functions, more intimate dining and other events. Also a great break-away room for larger events held in the Bradman Room. FuncTionS @ manuka oval

Our on-site caterer has experience in every aspect of food industry imaginable. From boardroom lunches to gala dinners and corporate events – your every need will be well catered for. Catering packages are available to suit all budgets. For more information visit www.manukaoval.com.au

convenTion FuncTion areaS area Bradman Room Executive Boardroom

76

Capacity Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

u-Shape

Classroom

Cabaret

300

240

300

50

150

190

50

40

40

20

24

24


CAPITAL VEN U E Na EXECUTIVE mE APARTMENT HOTEL address 108 Northbourne Ave and Cnr Girrahween St, Canberra City ACT 2601 PO Box 24, Braddon address Address line ACT goes2612 here toll free 129 phone 021800 0000026 0000 phone 6243 8333 fax 0202 0000 0000 fax 02email@email.com.au 6248 8011 email web www.webaddress.com.au email mail@ceahotel.com.au web www.ceahotel.com.au

Location

Situated on Canberra’s main avenue, Northbourne Avenue, the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel is a pleasant 10 minute stroll to the CBD and just five minutes by car to most of Canberra’s major attractions such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle. It is also just 10 minutes to the airport with public transport available at the hotel’s doorstep. The hotel also offers free undercover security parking. Venue and accommodation

Ideal for small conferences and workshops, the hotel’s conference room can accommodate up to 80 delegates. A number of breakout rooms are also available. The NRMA has rated the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel as a 4 star establishment as it offers top quality accommodation at reasonable and competitive rates either overnight, short or long term.

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The hotel boasts a spacious atrium with 83 rooms on three levels with one floor being exclusively non-smoking. Studio, One-Bedroom and Family apartments are available. All rooms include airconditioning, heating, kitchenettes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, mini bar, television (with free in-house movies and Foxtel BBC news and sports 1 & 2), radio and alarm. Rooms are available with a combination of Queen, Single and Sofa beds. Cots are available on request. The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel features 24 hour check-in with guest laundry, gymnasium, sauna and spa pool. The fully licensed and award winning ‘Haig’ Italian Restaurant is on the ground floor offering superb cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. It features the luxury of an indoor or outdoor dining area, overlooking Canberra’s oldest park. technicaL

A full range of in-house audio visual equipment including television and video, electronic whiteboard, overhead projector and Kodak Carousel projectors are available on site. Venue highLights 2

Enjoy the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel’s magnificent, three storey atrium – perfect for pre-conference functions as well as a superb banqueting area. Each floor features a quiet and intimate lounge area with plush leather settees. The hotel also has a Corporate Club with many benefits to frequent visitors. We regularly offer specially priced and tailored packages such as ‘Cuddle ‘n’ Bubble’ weekends, balloon flights, golf packages and National Gallery Exhibition packages. images

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Apartment style hotel with 83 rooms Foyer New Atrium Dine Italian overlooking Canberra’s oldest park

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conVention Function areas Area 4

Conference room

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Height (m)

40

140

60

40

30

9

77


Crowne Pl a z a Canberr a 1 Binara line Street, Canberra Address goes here ACT 2601 02 6247 00008999 0000 fax 02 6257 00003182 0000 fax email meetings@crowneplazacanberra.com.au email@email.com.au email web www.crowneplaza.com www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone phone

Location

Located right in the heart of the city centre, the award winning Crowne Plaza Canberra overlooks historical Glebe Park, and is within minutes of the National Convention Centre, Canberra’s main shopping fair, restaurants, Casino Canberra and national attractions. Venue

Offering six versatile event rooms designed for maximum functionality, Crowne Plaza Canberra is ideal for meetings, conferences, seminars, dinners and more. Innovative set ups, themed catering breaks, extensive local activities and an array of event packages, are services that ensure your event will be a success. Ask for a proposal today and our Crowne Meetings team will respond within 2 hours. accommodation and Guest FaciLities

Contemporary and modern in design, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the largest hotel in the region, boasting 295 guest rooms. The rooms include king size beds, 32 inch LCD TV, chaise lounges, room service tables and large work areas with ergonomic chairs. Hotel facilities include Redsalt Restaurant, Atrium Lounge, Binara one lounge bar, Pro‑Fit Health Club with sauna and outdoor pool, 24 hour business centre, broadband in all guest rooms, premium and suite rooms, wireless connectivity in public areas, and secure undercover car parking. Redsalt Restaurant has a variety of options available with an extensive a la carte menu. On Friday and Saturday nights Redsalt holds its famous seafood buffet with South Coast oysters, prawns and crab. For breakfast try the sumptuous buffet, a great way to start any day. Coupled with an assortment of light lunch options, Redsalt offers the perfect dining experience. Binara one is the ideal place for those who want to catch‑up over a few drinks and a small bite to eat. Binara one offers a selection of local Canberra wines, imported beers and an extensive cocktail list. It also caters for small events to larger gatherings of up to 100 people. technicaL

In‑house technical and creative suppliers, Staging Connections, customise their service to meet all requirements. Providing specialised management, state of the art equipment and event advice. Venue hiGhLiGhts

Crowne Plaza Canberra understands that meetings are imperative to business and has a comprehensive range of services called Meeting Success™. This promises a two hour response to all meeting enquires followed by a detailed proposal in 24 hours, Handy Meetings Kit and Snack Attack. Meeting Success™ ensures that Crowne Plaza Canberra is The Place To Meet. X X X X X

295 accommodation rooms – Superior, Deluxe, Premium & Suites Six versatile meeting rooms Binara one lounge bar – the perfect spot to relax for post conference drinks Redsalt Restaurant – offering a la carte and sumptuous buffets 24 hour business centre

conVention Function areas area The Glebe Pods Crossing I

78

Capacity

Dimensions

Classroom

banquet

boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

55

90

48

120

50

area (m2) Height (m) 182.75

3.2

area (m) 21.5 x 8.5

12

18.4

2.5

4.6 x 4

18

40

22

40

21

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

Crossing II

18

40

22

40

21

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

The Crossing

45

80

48

100

48

140.8

2.75

8.8 x 16

Aquilla

27

50

22

60

25

98.4

2.6

12 x 8.2

Fireline

24

20

28

25

60.75

2.5

13.5 x 4.5


Hellenic VEN U E Na Premium mE catering postal 263, Woden addressaddress AddressPO lineBox goes here

ACT 2606 02 6162 00006624 0000 fax fax 02 6162 00006691 0000 email enquiries@hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au email@email.com.au email web www.hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web phone phone

Welcome to Hellenic Premium Catering… There is a world of fantastic dining & food options available from Hellenic Premium Catering, which will have you spoilt for choice when you are planning your next conference, cocktail party or gala dinner. HELLENIC PREMIUM CATERING

Hellenic Premium Catering rivals the food, presentation and service in Canberra’s 4 and 5 star hotels, bringing a new found level of dining style to our first class function rooms, our partner winery or your desired location. And, as always, we deliver a very strong value proposition. View our menus and pricing online at www.hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au PLATINUM DINING, by HELLENIC PREMIUM CATERING

If you are looking for more, if it is truly spectacular food and world class wines that you want, then Platinum Dining seasonal degustation menus are the choice for you. Platinum Dining was developed by the Hellenic Club’s Executive Chef, former ABC host of “Talking Food” and awarded food journalist from the Canberra Times Food & Wine’s “Cooking Class”. Stuart Walsh and his team have taken the Region’s best produce and wine and developed an unforgettable fine dining experience at an affordable price. KITCHEN NINJA MASTERCLASSES

For something very unique and special, we have Kitchen Ninja Masterclasses. Stuart Walsh and his team will talk you through the preparation of each course as it is cooked for you. No rookie to celebrity cheffing, Stuart starred as the Kitchen Ninja in the popular ABC series. Visit http://www.abc.net.au/local/ stories/2008/07/31/2320617.htm to view the Kitchen Ninja series. GALLAGHER’S WINE DINNER

Gallagher Wines in Murrumbateman was established in 1993 and has since been awarded a long list of awards and accolades and is the undisputed leader of sparkling wine production in the Canberra Region. Over the last thirty years Greg Gallagher has been involved in premium wine production in some of Australia’s best wine regions including Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Rutherglen, and has worked abroad in France, the USA and New Zealand. Greg’s wine knowledge and enthusiastic delivery, together with a carefully matched Hellenic Premium Catering menu, provide a wonderful corporate dining experience. VENUES

Hellenic Club Woden, 10 minutes from the city, one of Canberra’s largest event facilities, multi award winning venue, for your conferences and functions up to 1,060 delegates, recently renovated. Hellenic Club in the City for your central city conferences and functions up to 266 delegates, new venue. Gallagher’s Winery, beautiful setting 30 minutes from the city, for your corporate event up to 80 guests. Your Chosen Location, Hellenic Premium Catering owns a fully equipped catering van and food transport system. CoNVENTIoN FUNCTIoN AREAS area

capacity

Dimensions

theatre cocktails Banquet classroom cabaret u-Shape Boardroom area (m2)

Height (m)

Hellenic club Woden Ballroom

1000

1060

720

550

600

971

6

Olympus

750

800

450

250

350

80

686

6

Apollo

200

260

160

80

180

40

40

285

6

Aegean

150

170

90

50

100

30

30

158

3.5

Orpheus

50

50

50

16

40

20

30

65

3.5

Delphi – Aegean/ 220 Orpheus Hellenic club in the city

10

23

2.5

220

160

125

130

40

50

224

3.5

Posieden

200

266

110

50

96

35

40

163

6

85

122

90

32

72

30

24

120

2.5

50

20

16

120

80

70

Atlas

gallaghers Winery Cellar Door Sparkling Wine Room

79


VEN hotel U E heritage Na m E 203 Goyder Street,here Narrabundah ACT 2604 Address line goes 1800 0260000 346 02 0000 fax 02 6295 0000 2944 0000 email email@email.com.au functions@hotelheritage.com.au web www.hotelheritage.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone

Whether you are travelling to Canberra for business, a well earned rest or a mix, Hotel Heritage has an award winning range of facilities to suit your every need. Our Conference day packages start from a low $55.00 per person and include room hire, freshly brewed tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and basic equipment hire. Location

Hotel Heritage is located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah in the Nation’s Capital, surrounded by the major tourist attractions of the ACT and surrounding regions. We are centrally located within minutes of the city centre and international airport, along with the boutique shopping & restaurant districts of Manuka & Kingston. Venue

Ideal for any size function, big or small, Hotel Heritage offers a selection of seven versatile rooms guaranteed for maximum flexibility. Our packages cater for formal seated dinners for up to 200 guests, exhibitions, birthday parties, canapé functions utilising our pool area together with function rooms for 250, corporate board meetings & lunches for as little as 10 guests, all day conferencing or afternoon meetings, as well as weddings. All rooms are flooded with natural light & opening windows, together with reverse cycle air conditioning for maximised comfort. Our kitchen has excelled, constructing menus offering fresh & flexible options. We offer specialised selections for dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian & lactose intolerant. accommodation & Guest FaciLities

Hotel Heritage offers four star facilities with 208 rooms ranging from comfy Standard rooms for the budget conscious, Superior rooms, Business Suites, up  to our Deluxe suites. Hotel Heritage hosts the 203 Restaurant & Bar, delivering modern Australian Cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering an a la carte menu, buffet and room service to guests, delegates and the public. X X X X X X X X X

Restaurant & Bar – breakfast and dinner, 7 days Individual reverse cycle air conditioning Wireless / Broadband internet access (first 100MB free upon guest check-in) Complimentary onsite parking Foxtel channels available including Fox Sports, Disney and Movies Guest laundry facilities Tourist information Business center Swimming pool

technicaL

Hotel Heritage has everything for you audio visual needs. We work in conjunction with Hillcrest AV to cover any technical and conference requirement you may have. Venue hiGhLiGhts X X X X X X

Flexible and personal service 7 dedicated and versatile function rooms 208 accommodation rooms – your choice of accommodation styles 203 Restaurant & bar – offering a la carte and scrumptious buffets Complimentary onsite parking Close proximity to major tourist attractions

conVention Function areas area

Capacity U-Shape Boardroom

Classroom

Banquet

Federation

35

100

45

55

60

Canberra

30

25

80

35

40

40

100

Federation & Canberra

45

250

60

70

1601

3002

Heritage

20

35

20

35

40

40

Colonial

15

15

20

10

20

20

Heritage & Colonial

35

55

40

45

60

70

Poolside

20

25

15

Manuka

30

25

70

45

40

60

80

20

35

30

40

90

Courtyard 1 2

80

without dancefloor incl. courtyard

theatre

Cabaret

Cocktail


H OTEL RE AL M 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 02 6163 1800 fax 02 6260 7751 email bsm@hotelrealm.com.au web www.hotelrealm.com.au address phone

LOCATION X

X

Hotel Realm, Canberra’s most exclusive five star property, is located at the footsteps of Parliament House. Situated on National Circuit, Hotel Realm is surrounded by key national attractions including, the National Gallery of Australia, National Library, Old Parliament House, National Museum of Australia, Parliament House and the High Court of Australia.

MEET X

X

X

X

X

Hotel Realm offers a conference venue like no other. The National Ballroom has a seating capacity of 800 delegates, theatre style, or 550 delegates for an elegant seated dinner. The Ballroom can be divided into four functional spaces, all with natural light with state-of-the-art audio visual. The Sydney and Melbourne rooms are perfect for pre-dinner drinks, cocktail receptions and for breakout space located right outside the National Ballroom. Hotel Realm also boasts six boardrooms with natural light, ideal for intimate board meetings and can seat up to 24 people. Hotel Realm is a refreshing place to meet in five star luxury.

TECHNICAL FACILITIES X

X

Our in house technical event and creative suppliers offers the most advanced audio visual presentation technology to ensure that your event runs smoothly. At Hotel Realm you can always be assured of the very best support for your event.

STAY X X

Hotel Realm has 158 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms. Each room is designed to envelope our guests in complete comfort and uncluttered space.

PLAY Konoba RestauRant

– Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, open 7 days a week. – Traditional tapas and pizza menu available

ostanI lounge, baR & RestauRant

7 days a week. – Gourmet traditional Turkish cuisine, dine in or take-away. KundalInI haIR – Kundalini uses Aveda products and is also home to Missoni home wares. evo health Club – Fully equipped state-of-the-art Technogym available 7 days a week. Mudd the spa – Offering exclusive body and beauty treatments by Payot Paris. MavI tuRKIsh

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS X X X X X X X

National Ballroom with a seating capacity of 800 delegates 6 Boardrooms 158 Hotel and Suite style accommodation 24 hour room service 3 restaurants and a bar Hair Salon In house gymnasium and day spa

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS area High Courtyard North High Courtyard South

Capacity theatre Cocktails banquet Classroom area (m2) 100

100

60

50 30

dimensions height (m)

dimensions

60

60

40

National Ballroom One

120

90

80

60

106

3.7

7 x 15

National Ballroom Two

300

300

160

150

240

4.2

15 x 15

National Ballroom Three

300

300

160

150

240

4.2

15 x 15

National Ballroom Four

120

90

80

60

105

3.7

7 x 15

National Ballroom One & Two

420

400

240

210

345

4.2

22 x 15

National Ballroom Three & Four

420

400

270

200

345

4.2

22 x 15

National Two & Three

550

550

320

270

450

4.5

30 x 15

National Ballroom

800

800

550

300

690

4.2

46 x 15

board Rooms Barton Boardroom Boardroom One Boardroom Two

Capacity 14 6 6

Boardroom One & Two

12

Boardroom Three

12

Boardroom Four Boardroom Three & Four

12 24

81


Hyat t H otel Can berr a

a Park Hyatt Hotel

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 02 6270 1234 fax 02 6273 0633 email canberra.park@hyatt.com web canberra.park.hyatt.com address phone

Venue

Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel caters to you. Whether it is a dinner for 30 in the Black Mountain Room, cocktails for 270 in the exquisite Centenary Ballroom or a conference in the Federation Ballroom for 350 delegates, ten versatile venues are on offer. With its style and sophistication, Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel is the perfect conference, seminar, meeting, dinner and cocktails venue. Sun filled rooms, such as the elegant art deco Atrium, can be incorporated into an event as a reception or pre-dinner drinks area. AccommodAtion And Guest FAcilities

The hotel has 252 guest rooms including six Park Suites, six Diplomatic Suites and a Presidential Suite, each with marble bathrooms featuring separate shower cubicle and oversized bath tubs. Club Room guests enjoy exclusive access to the Ambassador Lounge where evening drinks and canapés are served nightly and an extensive continental breakfast the next morning. Park Deluxe heritage inspired rooms are located in the hotel’s 1920’s heritage listed section. The hotel offers dining in the Promenade Café, where guests choose from the seasonal a la carte menu or buffet on weekends. For that informal get together or a decadent afternoon tea, the Tea Lounge is the perfect venue. Speakers Corner Bar and the Rose Courtyard, located in the hotel’s original 1920’s heritage listed section, are perfect for relaxation and are great places to discuss the day’s conferencing with your colleagues. The Clubhouse Fitness Centre includes a cardio theatre, weights room, indoor pool, spa and sauna and is complimentary to all in-house delegates. technicAl

Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel understands the integral part of providing our guests with modern technology. New wide screens, with the largest measuring 5.5 m by 3 m, are the first installation in Canberra of its kind. New Panasonic projectors and a Meyer sound system will deliver cinema-quality audiovisual presentations in the Federation Ballroom. In addition, five new screens and sound systems have been installed throughout the function areas of the hotel. The high-speed internet service powered by Docomo Inter-Touch means fast downloads and reliable access to your emails and Internet based company networking. Wireless Internet technology is available throughout the conference venues and public areas. Whether you need a single connection, multiple connections or wireless capabilities Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Docomo Inter Touch can assist. Venue hiGhliGhts

As Canberra’s leading and award winning five star hotel, Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel has over 1,300sqm of events space, which when combined with catering provided by a team of chefs will deliver a memorable catered event to impress delegates at your next conference or event.

conVention Function AreAs Area

Dimensions Cabaret Area (m2)

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Federation Ballroom

400

600

340

260

300

504

5.5

Federation Ballroom Nth

250

300

150

80

130

5.5

Federation Ballroom Sth

200

200

120

100

90

5.5

The Gallery

100

150

80

60

252

3

The Canberra Rm (total a,b,c)

150

180

120

100

100

189

3

Black Mountain Room (a)

50

50

32

25

25

62

3

Mount Ainslie Room (b)

50

50

32

25

25

62

3

Murrumbidgee Room (c)

50

50

32

25

25

62

3

The Assembly

50

50

40

35

32

76

3

250

270

180

150

150

174

2.5

Centenary 1 or 2

60

100

60

30

50

120

2.5

Centenary Centre

40

60

60

30

50

98

2.5

Lavender Courtyard

400

250

200

Rose Courtyard

400

250

200

Centenary Ballroom

82

Capacity Theatre

Height (m)

Palm Courtyard Nth

140

112

Palm Courtyard Sth

140

112

Griffin’s

50

92

3


M VEN ANTR UE A Na Om NE N O RTH BO U RN E 84 Northbourne Address line goesAve, hereBraddon ACT 2612 02 02 6243 00002510 0000 fax fax 02 02 6243 00002599 0000 email rose.pearce@mantra.com.au email@email.com.au email web www.mantra.com.au www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone phone

Venue OVerView

Perfectly located in the CBD with shopping and nightlife at your fingertips, Mantra on Northbourne offers apartment style accommodation. Facilities include 24 hour reception, broadband internet access, concierge, indoor heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium & sauna, daily Housekeeping, same day laundry service with undercover parking, dine in Zipprestaurantbar or take advantage of our 24 hour room service. COnferenCing

Mantra on Northbourne combines flexible meeting space, superior service and great location, providing the perfect venue for your next conference. Three function rooms can combine to make one large room catering for 10 to 150 people cocktail or theatre style, offering an array of choices when next planning a conference or meeting. 2 of the 3 conference rooms have natural light. If you’re looking for a venue to hold your next dinner, cocktail party, or networking event, Mantra on Northbourne is the place to be. Our dedicated conference sales manager can tailor a package to meet your budget and expectations and our professional team will ensure each function runs perfectly. ACCOmmOdAtiOn

Featuring a choice of Hotel rooms and One Bedroom Apartments, Mantra will suit any kind of traveller. One Bedroom Apartments feature lounge and dining area, private balconies, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, individually controlled reverse cycle air conditioning/ heating, in-house movies, sound system with CD player. Hotel rooms with King Size beds feature ironing facilities, in-house movies, hair dryer and toiletries, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities dining

Zipp Restaurant Bar is tucked away at Mantra on Northbourne, in the heart of Canberra’s city and has earned a distinctive reputation amongst locals as one of Canberra’s best kept dining secrets. Located on Canberra’s Main Avenue, just a block away from the national capital’s shopping and business district, LOCAtiOn

From Mantra on Northbourne, guests are within walking distance of the Casino and Lake Burley Griffin. Major attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War memorial, the Royal Mint and Embassy Drive are all within a 5 minute drive of the hotel. Canberra Airport approximately 10 minutes driving distance.

COnVentiOn funCtiOn AreAs Area

1

Capacity Cabaret Boardroom Classroom

Dimensions Area Height (m2) (m) 50 2.4

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktails

Banquet

Tom Roberts

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

Arthur Boyd Russell Drysdale The Gallery1

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

50

2.4

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

50

2.4

150

75

65–70

150

100

150

2.4

Pillarless venue space

83


VEN M ASTER U E NA BUM I LD E ERS ASSO CIATI O N O F TH E ACT 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Address line goes here PO Box 1211, Fyshwick ACT 2609 PHONE 02 0000 0000 PHONE 02 6280 9119 FAX 02 0000 0000 FAX 02 6280 9118 EMAIL email@email.com.au EMAIL canberra@mba.org.au WEB www.webaddress.com.au WEB www.mba.org.au ADDRESS ADDRESS

VENUE

The Master Builders Headquarters is a modern and purpose-built building, offering new training and meeting facilities at competitive prices. The building offers rooms of various sizes and layouts, including large capacity rooms, numerous smaller breakout areas and dining/kitchen facilities. The dedicated staff at Master Builders are trained to ensure your event is a success. The multi-purpose facilities are suitable for an array of uses, including administrative meetings, business seminars, conferences, board meetings, training sessions, product launches and media conferences. LOCATION

The Master Builders Headquarter is located in Fyshwick, just ten minutes from the city centre and eight minutes from Canberra Airport. Situated just off Canberra Avenue, a major thoroughfare road, it is easily accessible for interstate visitors. TECHNICAL

Facilities include:  High speed internet access  Whiteboard and markers  Data projector and screen  Inbuilt audio system  TV DVD/Video  Flip charts Other Services: Facsimile and photocopier  Master Builders Meeting Coordinator  Complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits 

IT ROOM

The Master Builders IT room is fitted with the latest Core 2 Duo computers with fast graphics, 22” widescreen monitors, Internet access, Office 2007 Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access) and printing capabilities. On-site IT support is also available and built into the hire cost. CATERING

Catering options include but are not limited to: light meals, morning and afternoon tea, sandwich platters, or boardroom silver service with wait staff. The Master Builders Meeting Coordinator will arrange all your catering needs through our preferred catering company, however we are equally happy for you to source your own catering should you choose. CARPARKING AND ACCOMMODATION

Your guests will not have to find or pay for parking as the Master Builders Headquarters offers 120 free car parking spaces onsite. Being located so close to both the City, Barton, Parkes and Queanbeyan, the Master Builders Headquarters is only a short distance away from both luxury and budget accommodation.

CONVENTION FUNCTION AREAS Area

84

Capacity

Dimensions (m)

Theatre

Boardroom

U-Shape

Classroom

Training Room 5A&B

70

40

34

30

14 x 7

Training Room 5A

30

15

12

6.5 x 7

Training Room 5B

30

15

12

8x7

IT Room

23

11.5 x 5.5 8 x 7.5

Training Room 8

24

Boardroom

20

7 x 7.5

Breakout Room 1 (Interview Room)

5

3.5 x 3.5

Breakout Room 2 (Tea Room)

5

4x3


N OVOTEL CAN BERR A 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600 02 6245 5000 fax 02 6245 5100 email h2796-sb01@accor.com web www.novotelcanberra.com.au address phone

LOCATION X X

X

Novotel Canberra is one of Canberra’s most prestigious 4.5 star hotels. Located on Northbourne Avenue, Novotel Canberra is situated in the heart of the city, close to major attractions, government and corporate offices, and walking distance to the National Convention Centre. Novotel Canberra is a 200m walk from Canberra’s vibrant café, entertainment and retail precinct.

ACCOMMODATION X

X

X

Winner of the 2010 AHA Award for the Best Redeveloped Hotel in Australia the Novotel Canberra has been designed for both business and leisure guests. Featuring 286 newly refurbished spacious rooms, suites and apartments the Novotel Canberra is one of Canberra’s largest hotels. All rooms feature LCD screens, Sleepmaker beds, cordless phones with private voicemail, large ergonomic working desks, and Wi-Fi connectivity to keep you in touch with the world while relaxing in modern yet comfortable surrounds.

MEETING@NOVOTEL

With 7 dedicated conference rooms, Novotel Canberra is the perfect choice for your next Canberra conference. The Meeting@Novotel promise includes a detailed response within 24 hours of enquiry, guaranteed Wi-Fi connectivity in all conference rooms and public areas, and quality espresso coffee during morning and afternoon tea. A large range of catering options are available, including dining at One Restaurant & Bar, healthy choice meals, themed breaks or canapés, and cocktails. Your dedicated conference team will ensure your event is memorable for all the right reasons. Novotel Canberra provides event space for up to 150 delegates and offers: X X X X X X X

7 versatile function rooms Pre-function area, a private dining room with balcony 3 stage lighting with full blackout capability Wide selection of audio visual equipment Wi-Fi connectivity in all conference rooms and public areas Quality Nespresso coffee Flexible team of chefs to provide a large range of catering options

GUEST FACILITIES X X X X X X X X X X X

286 hotel & suite style accommodation rooms 24 hour reception 24 hour room service A variety of food and beverage options available at One Restaurant & Bar Concierge service Indoor heated pool Spa Sauna Fully equipped gymnasium In room yoga channel Car parking

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Banquet Cocktail Cabaret Height (m) Area (m2) Cook Room

40

22

16

16

32

50

24

2.9

55

Clarke Room

40

22

16

16

32

50

24

2.9

55

Jones Room

40

22

16

16

32

50

24

2.9

55

Reid Room Combine 2 Rooms Combine 3 Rooms Combine 4 Rooms Pre Function Area

40

22

16

16

32

50

24

2.9

55

80

44

24

72

100

54

2.9

110

120

66

112

150

84

2.9

165

160

88

152

200

114

2.9

220

60

2.9

55

Keelty Room

50

30

20

20

40

60

32

2.7

70

Boardroom Private Dining Room

20

12

14

2.4

51

20

12

10

40

40

2.7

63

85


THE q – qUE ANBEYAN PERFOR MING ARTS CENTRE Location

Ideally situated in the heart of Queanbeyan’s CBD. Just 15 minutes from Canberra Airport, 20 minutes from Canberra City and surrounded by arts spaces, restaurants, clubs and the retail sector. technicaL

Extensive range of audio-visual equipment is available, with the flexibility to tailor packages to suit your individual requirements, including state of the art projector and large drop down screen. Queanbeyan City Council Rear 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 phone 02 6285 6290 fax 02 6285 6676 email manager.venueandevents@qcc.nsw.gov.au web www.theq.net.au address

Venue highLights X X

X X X X

X

X

X

Magnificent award winning multi-purpose venue, opened in March 2008; ‘The Q’ provides a range of unique spaces for performing arts, visual arts and social occasions as well as conferences, corporate events, forums and conventions; Fully licensed bar, lounge and coffee shop areas; Orchestra pit; Disabled access; ‘The Q’ Foyer – spacious, light and elegant, suitable for weddings, receptions and cocktail functions; ‘The Q’ Theatre – the premiere entertainment facility in the city, seats 346 comfortably in a warm and intimate atmosphere - suitable for a myriad of events, live productions, concerts, forums, conferences and award ceremonies; ‘The Q’ Art & Exhibition Space – stunning space for exhibitions, displays, elegant dinner or cocktail parties, also suitable for lectures or as a conference room; ‘The Q’ VIP Room – elegant and unique space for boardroom meetings, features floor to ceiling glass on first floor.

conVention Function areas Capacity Area

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Boardroom

Classroom

Buffet

Cabaret

Theatre

346

Exhibition Space

100

80

120

42

54

60

48

40

VIP Boardroom Foyer

U-Shape

14

200

160

350

160

145

QUE ANBEYAN CONFERENCE CENTRE Location

Ideally situated in the heart of Queanbeyan’s CBD. Just 15 minutes from Canberra Airport, 20 minutes from Canberra City and surrounded by arts spaces, restaurants, clubs and the retail sector. technicaL

A full range of audio-visual equipment is available, with the flexibility to tailor packages to suit your individual requirements. Venue highLights

Queanbeyan City Council Rear 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 phone 02 6285 6289 fax 02 6285 6679 email conferencebookings@qcc.nsw.gov.au web www.qcc.nsw.gov.au address

X X

X X X X X X

The Conference Centre provides a range of spaces to meet all your conference needs; Available for weddings, formal dinners, balls, live performances and corporate events, tradeshows, receptions, training seminars and civic receptions; Available for sporting functions and award ceremonies; The largest room is 700 sq metres, an elegant, classic, professional function venue; Fully licensed City of Champions Bar; Fully equipped commercial kitchen facilities; Disabled access; Free parking

conVention Function areas Area Auditorium

86

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Boardroom

Classroom

Buffet

800

550

800

50

400

550

Cabaret U-Shape 550

50


VENUE yNa Qualit Hotel mE Dickson ConvenienCe

The Quality Hotel Dickson is attached to one of Canberra’s most popular licensed Clubs with three excellent dining options. The property is also just short walk to over 30 of Canberra’s most popular restaurants. ACCommodAtion And Guest FACilities

Quality Hotel Dickson’s newly refurbished rooms offers superior quality accommodation to corporate and government delegates travelling to Canberra for meetings or conferences. With 83 rooms and a variety of room types including Studio room, Spa room, King room, Standard room, Interconnecting room and Disable wheel chair accessible rooms. address Address Corner Badham line goesStreet here & Cape Street, Dickson ACT 2602 phone 02 0000 0000 fax 0202 phone 0000 6247 0000 4744 email fax 02email@email.com.au 6247 4455 web www.webaddress.com.au email functions@thetradies.com.au

All rooms a fully equipped with 32 inch flat screen televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave, iron and ironing board, telephone, broadband access, Wi-Fi internet, reverse cycle air-conditioning, hairdryers, foxtel and in-house movies. ConFerenCe rooms

The Quality Hotels dedicated conference co-ordinator and professional staff can organise everything for your function, from audio visual hire, catering, and special conference day packages. Our well-equipped conference facilities also feature wireless ADSL internet access, and car parking is never a problem with our complimentary parking for conference delegates. The Quality Hotel’s personalised and professional service is what sets it apart from other conference facilities. The atrium is ideal for breakouts, or guests can experience nostalgia by meeting in the tram carriage! We guarantee you it’s a unique experience. The hotel’s conference co-ordinator will look after you from initial meeting through to the completion of your event.

Convention FunCtion AreAs area

Trevor Scott Room

Board room 20

Rod Driver Room

cabaret 24

classroom 30

capacity Hollow square 18

cocktail 50

theatre 40

u-shape 20

Dinner 40 32

12

16

25

16

25

10

Both Rooms

54

50

100

30

80

25

80

The Marquee

150

170

300

300

150

Qualit y Hotel Woden ConvenienCe

The Quality Hotel Woden is attached to one of Canberra’s most popular licensed Clubs. Only minutes from the Canberra Hospital, The Royal Australian Mint, Parliament House and Westfield Shopping centre the property offers total comfort and convenience. The Hoyts Cinema complex, Pitch & Putt Golf, a Squash Centre and Phillip Swimming and Ice-Skating Centre are within easy walking distance. Guest FaCilities

address Corner Melrose Drive & Launceston Street, Phillip ACT 2606 phone 02 6281 7733 fax 02 6281 7730 email reservations@qualityhotelwoden.com

The rooms at the Quality Hotel Woden are spacious with the finest quality beds for guest’s total comfort. Fully equipped with television, telephone, mini bar, tea/coffee making, steam irons and each room also has broadband, foxtel and inhouse movies. The adjoining Club offers two dining options with prices to suit the budget conscious without compromising on quality. ConFerenCe rooms

Quality Hotel Woden boasts 4 modern conference rooms able to cater for 10 and up to 250 people. Quality Hotels dedicated conference co ordinator and professional staff can organise everything for your function from audio visual hire, catering and all conference needs. Our professional staff are able to create a conference package to suit your individual needs.

Convention FunCtion areas area

Capacity

dimensions

theatre Classroom u-Shape Boardroom Banquet Cocktail The Conference Centre

area (m2)

120

50

50

30

90

140

Melrose Room

25

12

16

16

35

39

Yamba Room

25

12

12

28

250

200

300

290

Launceston Room

123

*Conference centre – separate breakout & outdoor areas *Melrose room – outdoor courtyard

87


THE VEN BR U EASSEY Na m EOF CANBERR A address Belmore Gardens & Macquarie address Address line goes here toll free 1800 659 191 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6273 3766 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6273 2791 email email@email.com.au email conference@brassey.net.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.brassey.net.au

Street, Barton ACT 2600

LOCATION

Ideally located within the Parliamentary Triangle set amidst 2 ½ acres of manicured gardens, the Brassey is a 10 minute stroll from fashionable Manuka Village and many of the National Capital’s major attractions. This heritage property is located on the fringes of the Parliamentary triangle and 8 km west from Canberra’s International Airport. VENUE

Old world charm with modern facilities, Canberra’s award winning boutique heritage hotel offers charming accommodation with superb appointments and excellent conference facilities. Originally built as a guest house for the exclusive use of Australia’s pioneering members of Parliament and government officials relocating to Canberra. This elegant colonial-style building is set in quiet leafy surroundings amongst tree lined avenues, surrounded by private gardens.

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Five meeting rooms accommodate a total of 160 people (theatre style). The Barton Ballroom has the added facility of being adjacent to our private garden courtyard. Business facilities include, photocopier, facsimile, modem, PCs, paper shredder, committee rooms and registration desk. ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES

Old world charm with modern day facilities offering 75 rooms including two suites with a total accommodation capacity for 150 people. The rooms are recently refurbished, with individual heating and air-conditioning, private facilities, refrigerator, mini bar, colour TV, clock radio, international direct-dial telephones, modem connections and all heritage rooms feature Foxtel. The Brassey can offer non smoking accommodation and physically challenged rooms, 24 hour reception, laundry/valet service, doctor/nurse on call, babysitting, offstreet parking for 50 cars. All credit cards and eftpos accepted. TECHNICAL

PA system, microphones, video recorders, DVD and CD players, overhead projectors, data projectors, screens, whiteboards, easels, flipcharts, lecterns and electronic whiteboards. Complete blackout accommodated. 2

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

The Belmore Restaurant and Garden Bar, with seating for up to 90 people is open for evening dining six nights a week Monday through Saturday. The Barton Courtyard is ideally suited to outdoor entertaining, a charming atmosphere in a picturesque garden. The Brassey offers complimentary use of the Barton Tennis Club and guest playing privileges at the Royal Military Duntroon College Golf Course. The Brassey can help you with a selection of packages including balloon flights over Canberra, galleries, museums and the theatre. IMAGES

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Heritage accommodation with the Hotel set in 2 ½ acres Barton Ballroom with adjacent private garden court yard Barton Room 2 Macquarie Street Hotel Entrance

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS Area Cocktail

Banquet

Boardroom

U-Shape

Other

Barton Ballroom

160

180

130

NA

50

64

Barton Room 1

100

70

50

28

30

32

Barton Room 2

100

70

50

28

30

32

Macquarie Room

45

45

40

24

20

21

Piano Room

30

40

35

20

NA

10

Belmore Annexe

NA

NA

25

25

NA

NA

Belmore Restaurant

NA

NA

100

NA

NA

NA

Barton Ballroom 170.25

Barton Room 1 86.5

Barton Room 2 83.6

Piano Room 44.25

Belmore Restaurant 131

Dimensions Total Area (metre sq.) Room Height (m) 4

88

Capacity Theatre

Macquarie Room 45.5

2.6

2.6

2.6

3.3

3.3

3

Length (m)

22.4

11.4

11

8.1

7.9

17.7

Width (m)

7.6

7.6

7.6

5.4

5.6

7.4


VEN U C events U E Na m E address Lisa Finlayson, Venue & address Address line goes here

Events Manager, UCU Ltd Building 24, University Drive, South Bruce, University of Canberra ACT 2601 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6201 5990 fax 02 0000 0000 mobile 0458 706 878 email email@email.com.au email lisa.finlayson@canberra.edu.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.ucevents.com.au

LOCATION

Located amongst the natural landscape of the University of Canberra, and situated within the Bruce Precinct just 10 minutes from both the Canberra City centre and the Belconnen town centre, “UC Events” has available a diverse range of meeting rooms, lecture theatres and conference venues, any one of which could ideally suit your next function. The venues include: The Ann Harding conference centre, Building 24. This new building opened in September 2010. With its solar panels, rainwater tanks and energy efficient design this is the first certified 5 Star – Green Star Education Building in the ACT. The building won the public architecture award and sustainable architecture award at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2011 ACT Architecture Awards. The Building Featuring a major conference room and two seminar rooms adjacent to a large entry foyer with gallery display space, this venue has state-of-the-art audio-visual services, from an assisted hearing audio loop to large screen video conferencing. An ideal venue for conferences, seminars and presentations, for groups from 10 to 200, the building also offers on site accommodation through four serviced apartments. The Clive Price Conference Rooms; are central to the University in Building 1. These two recently refurbished rooms have the flexibility to accommodate a variety of meeting styles from boardroom to classroom, from theatre style to a formal dinner. These rooms have fantastic natural light, with blockout blinds when needed, and come equipped with white boards, projection units and with a range of audio visual services available. The Refectory; Building 1 X

X

X

From rock concerts to balls, the walls of the Refectory would have many tales to tell, if only she could talk! With a multimillion dollar upgrade in 2010, the Refectory boasts light filled, open spaces which provide the perfect backdrop for larger functions. The spaciousness of this venue allows for a multitude of room set ups, making the Refectory a perfect choice for a variety of events.

The Innovation Centre at Building 22, is another venue offering a variety of seminar and training rooms, all with extensive audio-visual support including video conferencing. This is just one of the assorted dedicated training and seminar facilities on the campus that UC Events can provide access to. Catering can be provided to all venues, and our professional and experienced catering team can deliver quality catering for your event, and can assist you with packages for your budget. VeNue HIgHLIgHTs X

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All the UC Events conference rooms are easily accessible, with convenient free parking and access to public transport to the city and other city centres. All the venues are in close proximity to each other, and within easy walking distance of commercial services including banks, a post office and a variety of cafes. A broad range of audio visual and teaching aids are available.

CONVeNTION FuNCTION AreAs Area

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

Cabaret

U Shape

Dining

Cocktail

Ann Harding Room

240

140

140

150

400

*

NATSEM Seminar 1

60

40

24

36

28

*

*

NATSEM Seminar 2

50

36

20

30

24

*

*

*

*

NATSEM Foyer

Exhibition

Clive Price 1

150

60

45

80

45

*

*

Clive Price 2

80

30

35

36

28

*

*

Refectory

600

Theatre B1

150

Theatre B14

600

50

40

24

20

20

B22 * By arrangement

89


UNIVERSIT VEN U E NaYmHOUSE E 1 Address Balmain line Crescent, goes here Canberra ACT 2601 02 6125 00005270 0000or 02 6125 5271 fax fax 02 6125 00005256 0000 email email Lyn.north@anu.edu.au email@email.com.au or Audrey.clarke@anu.edu.au web web www.anu.edu.au/unihouse www.webaddress.com.au address address phone phone

Background

University House was opened on 16 February, 1954 by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as the first building on the campus of the newly-reformed Australian National University. It was home to all of the research students and professors of the University of the time. Very much styled on the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge it was, for a time, referred to as “Oxbridge in the Bush”. Since University House opened its doors to the public, graceful gardens, heritage-listed architecture and décor, charming accommodation, exceptional dining and a stylish venue are now available to the general public as well as University staff and graduate students. Location

Located in the centre of Canberra at The Australian National University, University House is surrounded by majestic trees and parkland and is a short stroll from the Centre of Canberra City, Australian National Museum and Lake Burley Griffin. Venue

University House is your place to stay, meet or celebrate. From natural light in all our function rooms to open air settings overlooking the gardens and pond, experience one of the city’s finest integrated hotel conference venues and access the latest in multimedia technology. University House has impressive facilities featuring original art works and all our venues can be used in flexible configurations. Every detail is efficiently accommodated by a professional and innovative conference management team. University House offers a unique venue for your Wedding day. However, you picture your wedding day, University House has everything at your disposal, from an intimate gathering in the gardens to a spectacular gala in the Great Hall they have everything to ensure the perfect day. accommodation and guest FaciLities

Featuring 105 rooms and suites, University House is the perfect location to relax or focus on business. Wireless internet, direct dial telephone, TV, mini bar, large desk, balcony and the peace and quiet of the parkland surrounds ensure a peaceful sleep. technicaL

A full range of the latest audio visual equipment is available including conference telephones and internet access. Venue highLights

Boffins Restaurant & Bar – old world charm and private, Boffins reflects on an era of fine food and wine combined with friendly and efficient service. “The Fellows” bar & cafe – sophisticated yet relaxed surroundings, fresh and tasty food, desserts & coffee and incorporating the al fresco areas of the Fellows Garden make this the perfect place to unwind. University House art collection, ANU sculpture walk and Drill Hall Gallery offers an inspiring setting for a leisurely stroll to experience this world class collection.

rooms For conFerences and receptions Venue Hall (26x10m height 20m) Common Room (24x10x (4m)) Drawing Room (17x4.8m (3.5m)) Seminar Rooms - ABC (5x3.8m (3.5m)) Meetings Room (9.3x7.8m (3.5m)) Stanner Room (9x5m (3.5m)) Scarth Room (18x5m (3.5m)) Fellows Room

Class

Cocktails

Banquet/Boardroom

U-shape

275

120

350

220

40

160

60

200

90

40

80

35

100

50

30

40

25

20

50

30

20

25

30

15

40

16

60

35

80

50

30

25

25

20

15

10

20

12

Joplin Room

10

Forrest Room

10

Torrance Room

90

Setup Theatre


VENUEAliAn Austr Na mEleAd ershi p i nn ovAtio n Centre (Ali C) Venue HigHligHts

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre (ALiC) is a unique conference and meeting facility. The centre is an architecturally designed adult learning space, equipped with state of the art technology and is a stimulating, creative and flexible learning environment, revealing natural light, ergonomic seating and reverse cycle air conditioning.

address Address line goes here address Level 2, 9 Sydney Avenue, phone 02 0000 0000 phone 02 6273 0168 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6273 0246 email email@email.com.au email alic@yellowedge.com.au web www.webaddress.com.au

Barton ACT 2600

The Cauldron accommodates 30 to 100 participants (depending on seating configuration). The Telopea and York rooms generously seat 17 to 35 participants. The open-plan, modern and relaxing Breakout Area offers a delightful environment for you to enjoy our quality catering and refreshments. ALiC also offers three dedicated Coaching rooms should you require additional space to conduct smaller 1:1 sessions. ALiC is available for half-day, full-day, breakfast meetings and networking/cocktail functions. AliC inClusions X X X X X X X X X X X

Onsite secure undercover parking Audio visual media wall Promethean ACTIVBoards Fully supported web conferencing Wireless internet access Data projector and related equipment Onsite administration Flip charts and presentation paper Water and mints Daily newspapers and current magazines in Breakout Area Catering and Cocktail packages to suit your requirements

ConVention FunCtion AreAs Area

UShape

Theatre

Classroom

Workgroups

Boardroom

Cocktail

Cauldron

30

100

30

50

30

200

Telopea

17

35

25

30

25

York

17

35

25

30

25

AUSTR ALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSIT Y Venue Hire at tHe australian national uniVersity

The Australian National University Campus is located on a 150 hectare site in Canberra and is comfortably nestled between native bush land, Lake Burley Griffin and the city centre. It has a wide range of venues for hire ranging from 500 seats to smaller breakout or meeting rooms.

Venue Hire & Client Services Coordinator Space Services Program, Division of Information Australian National University phone 02 6125 0435 mobile 0416 249 314 fax 02 6125 5599 email venuehire@anu.edu.au

ANU is an ideal location for groups of up to 1400, providing a safe, friendly and attractive learning environment, with all the facilities close at hand. All rooms are fitted with an array of audio-visual equipment with the larger venues incorporating multi-window high-definition screens and touchpanel interface for easy functionality. Public transport is available on the campus and there is ample pay parking close by. We also operate a Video Conferencing Centre that is a cost-effective method of communication for people separated by distance. The Video Conferencing facility offers high quality multiple site video conferencing for lectures, meetings, conferences, interviews to national and international locations for 1–50 people.

ConVention FunCtion areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Lecture Theatres (27)

Style Classroom

100–500

Raked

Classrooms

20–100

Flat

Cocktail

600

Flat

Hollow Square

50

Flat

91


Belconnen Premier inn Location

Positioned in an easy to find location just 10 minutes from Canberra City, Belconnen Premier Inn offers easy access to the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra Stadium, Government Departments such as Australian bureau of statistics and Department of Immigration, shops, cinemas, restaurants and the business district of Belconnen. accommodation

110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617 02 6253 3633 fax 02 6253 3688 email functions@belconnenpremierinn.com web www.belconnenpremierinn.com address phone

Built in 1999 and rated four stars, this 75 room hotel offers a versatile selection of rooms, suites and 2 bed apartments that are all tailored with the business guest in mind. Hotel facilities include Benjamin’s Restaurant and Bar, Business centre, Three Function Areas and a Cardio Workout Room. Come for work but stay for the hospitality. conference faciLities

Belconnen Premier Inn hosts five private conference or breakout rooms able to cater for 10 to 110 people in a banquet setting. All rooms overlook the trees of Benjamin Way through floor to ceiling glass windows and are equipped with complimentary broadband, climate controlled air-conditioning, three levels of lighting and the flexibility of dedicated service staff. Venue HigHLigHts

With a theme of natural light flowing throughout the property, versatile and flexible facilities and staff, Belconnen Premier Inn offers a refreshing alternative for your next business event.

conVention function areas Area

capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

cocktails

Banquet

classroom

U-Shape

caberet

Area(m2)

110

150

110

80

40

80

190

Oak Room One

50

60

40

40

25

40

95

Boardroom Suite

10

25

Oak Room

canberr a airport LOCATION

Located just 8 minutes from Civic, Canberra Airport has meeting and conference facilities located across Brindabella Business Park, Majura Park and Fairbairn. Ample parking is available, and public transport services operate from each location. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

2 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park ACT 2609 phone 02 6275 2285 fax 02 6275 2212 email functions@canberraairport.com.au web www.canberraairport.com.au/functions address

Canberra Airport’s first-class facilities include ten meeting rooms and two audio visual theatres providing over 1200 square meters of conference and meeting space. These conference facilities are ideal for private and public sectors and are designed for strategic planning sessions, annual general meetings, business seminars, conferences, board meetings, training sessions, product launches and media conferences. TECHNICAL

Each meeting room fills with natural light and is equipped with blockout blinds for extra privacy. Featuring the latest in technology, all rooms are fitted with an array of audio visual equipment and presentation white boards and include space for catering.

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS area

banquet

Square

theatre

Alastair Swayn Theatre Bendora & Googong Rooms combined Bendora Room

145

26

24

60

26

50

30

12

10

20

10

18

10

Cotter Room

15

18

30

20

26

18

Ginninderra Room

14

Googong Room

20

18

30

20

24

18

Gudgenby Room

20

97

150

160

80

Majura Theatre Maple & Oak Rooms combined Maple Room North

92

capacity boardroom

classroom

cocktail

U-Shape

85

60

40

Molonglo Room

14

Murrumbidgee Room

20

25

20

30

16

Oak Room South

24

24

65

50

20

40

24

Poplar Room

15


Can berr a busin ess event  Centre The Canberra Business Event Centre has been developed as a venue to showcase the ACT and region’s strengths to international and interstate business visitors. State of the art conference facilities equipped with superb catering provided by our caterers Hudson’s Catering along with cutting edge technology, set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Burley-Griffin. There is no better location to showcase your next conference, launch, cocktail party or dinner than the Canberra Business Event Centre. The FaciliTy

Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Acton ACT 2600 phone 02 6207 7394 fax 02 6207 7395 email robert.jeston@act.gov.au web www.cbec.com.au address

The Panorama Room contains a modern and contemporary interior, which overlooks icons such as the National Library and the High Court of Australia. The Panorama Room seats up to 22 around a custom built silky oak table. The Panorama Room is suited to meetings, conferences or light lunches. Technology: X

X X X

Projection screen via Lite Pro for PowerPoint or other presentations (compatible with PC and Windows, a lap top is provided) Telephone conferencing (up to 22 people) CD / DVD / VCR Internet

The Eye boasts an area with panoramic views over Lake Burley-Griffin to Parliament House and surrounding icons. The Eye is perfectly suited to launches, cocktail parties, dinners and exhibitions and caters for a range of functions from intimate gatherings to larger events. The Eye can offer U-shape, theatre, banquet and class room style set up. Technology: X X X X

Six fully-automated audio-visual screens to showcase your presentation Six Lite Pro projectors CD / DVD / VCR (two PC’s and lap top connection) Internet

convenTion FuncTion areas Area

capacity Boardroom

Theatre

cabaret

cocktail

U-Shape

Dinner

75

60

150

28

80

22

The Eye The Panorama Room

DIAMANT HOTEL CANBERRA FUNCTIONS & EVENTS

The Diamant Hotel offers a boutique experience for organisers looking to stage an event, conference or retreat with a difference. Beauty, art and heritage-listed character combine with state of the art facilities, to meet the evolving needs and requirements of today’s events. With indoor and outdoor spaces available, the Diamant Hotel’s unique conferencing facilities, which includes; two ‘traditional’ boardrooms, a picturesque, spacious courtyard, an intimate theatre and the much-adored Bicicletta restaurant, is a must see for those organisers seeking to create a bespoke experience. 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 phone 02 6175 2222 fax 02 6175 2233 email canberra@diamant.com.au web www.diamant.com.au address

For all business meetings, press events, photo shoots, sales presentations, conferences or special events, our comprehensive catering services will meet all your needs. Contact The Diamant Hotel to learn how this award-winning hotel can take your next event to a whole new level. BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION

Winner – Best Superior Accommodation (ACT) at the Australian Hotel Association Awards 2011, this spectacular 80 room hotel is located within vibrant New Acton precinct. Spacious rooms feature all the modern amenities you’d expect in a 5 Star Hotel, including complimentary internet. However it’s the boutique touches, like the private artwork collection displayed throughout the property, and our dedication to providing service that surpasses the expectations of our guests that makes us truly unique. Additionally, the Diamant Hotel offers a collection of designer 1 bedroom lofts and 2 & 3 bedroom apartments.

CONVENTION FUNCTION ArEAS Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Area (m2)

Ngunnawal

36

14

12

36

Smith Murdoch

30

14

12

38

Library Bar

60

45

Bicicletta

100

80

165

Kendall Lane Courtyard (outdoor)

35

200

100

250

93


EAST HOTEL Location

East Hotel is located in the heart of Canberra’s dynamic Inner South. Situated between the iconic shopping villages of Manuka and Kingston, East Hotel is just minutes away from Parliament House and Canberra’s city centre making it perfectly positioned for corporate clients looking to arrange their next event. Venue

Canberra’s newest premier hotel provides six luxury conference and workshop facilities that are ideal for small to medium sized groups. accommodation & Guest FaciLities

69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston ACT 2604 02 6295 6925 email reservations@easthotel.com.au web www.easthotel.com.au address phone

The hotel offers a choice of 140 luxurious accommodation options, ranging from 1 or 2 Bedroom Executive Apartments, to Premier Spa Studios. East Hotel’s aim is to provide guests with rooms that are designed to feel more like an opulent apartment, rather than a temporary getaway. Guest facilities include: X X X X X X X

Gourmet kitchens in every room Wireless and broadband high speed internet access Fully equipped gymnasium and change rooms Laundries in every apartment, with facilities available to guests staying in studios 24 hour reception/on site assistance Fantastic restaurant, bar and deli, offering unique in-room dining options Ample car parking on site

technicaL

East Hotel recognises the needs of the modern corporate traveler and aims to fulfill them by providing a full range of audio-visual equipment. Venue hiGhLiGhts

Due to its central location, guests of East Hotel have a wide variety of attractions to explore once their corporate event has ended. The suburbs of Kingston and Manuka offer a number of relaxing cafes and bars to unwind, and if you feel up to it, several national tourist sites are close by. X X X

On site restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner High fashion boutique shops within minutes’ walk of the complex Easy access to many of Canberra’s national tourism icons

GRIFFIN HOTEL CANBERR A LoCAtion

The Griffin Hotel is centrally located in Canberra’s dynamic inner south. Minutes from the Parliamentary Precinct and most major corporate, government and industry business addresses make it the perfect venue location for residential and day conferences. Opposite myriad restaurants, cafes, bars, boutique shopping and within walking distance to Lake Burley Griffin. venue

15 Tench Street, Kingston ACT 2604 02 6234 8000 fax 02 6239 5959 email functions@griffinhotels.com web www.griffinhotels.com address phone

Griffin Hotel is a premium upscale property featuring well equipped conference, meeting and board rooms in the Business and Conference Centre. It offers interesting, modern function rooms smartly appointed with the latest audio visual presentation equipment. Gourmet catering is a key component of the Griffin’s function service and catering packages can be tailored to suit your individual requirement. teCHniCAL

High grade quality large screen projection equipment with integrated voiceover for facilitators is incorporated in the Burley Griffin Room which is certain to impress your delegates. Administrative support is also available if required. Griffin’s Function Team will be more than happy to assist in coordinating a successful event for you. ACCoMMoDAtion

Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites offer all that the modern day traveller requires. Each modern suite comprises a bedroom, lounge and dining room and separate fully equipped kitchen. All have private balconies and provide a relaxed, serene environment for either business or leisure. venue HiGHLiGHts

Vie Restaurant & Bar is open 7 days and offers seasonal, modern Australian cuisine. Griffin Day Spa is of international standard and provides a complete range of treatments, massages and facials using Payot Paris, the finest day spa product. Convention FunCtion AreAs Area

Capacity Theatre

U-shape

Boardroom

Area (m2)

Burley Griffin Room

90

120

60

45

45

40

40

80

Marion Griffin Room

50

60

25

20

30

25

25

60

15

15

35

Parkes Boardroom

94

Dimensions

Cocktail Banquet Classroom Cabaret


MERCURE CanbERR a Hotel InformatIon

Mercure Canberra has just been fully refurbished to a 4 star standard. We offer superior conference venues with friendly service. Mercure Canberra combines old world charm with modern comforts and is classified by the national trust. Situated in the heart of the capital and only 10 minutes from the central business district, Canberra attractions and the Canberra Convention Centre. Our historic hotel is the ideal venue for Canberra conferences for all occasions from intimate training sessions, relaxed social gatherings, weddings or large conferences up to 180. accommodatIon & Guest facIlItIes

P.O. Box 278, Civic Square ACT 2608 phone 02 6243 0000 fax 02 6243 0001 web www.mercure.com address

X X X X X X X X X X X X

128 Guest rooms 3 Function rooms Wired and wireless internet 24 hour reception The Courtyard Restaurant Ainslie Bar and Bistro Movies on demand Free parking Large outdoor terrace, perfect for breakouts On site audio visual service Sitting room Business centre

conventIon functIon areas area

Capacity banquet Dinner

Carlton Room Grosvenor Room Ainslie Boardroom

Classroom boardroom

Dimensions banquet

without dance floor

with dance floor

U-Shape Cocktails area (m2) Height

180

60

35

130

70

30

200

229

2.9

40

30

30

50

20

20

75

112

2.9

16

16

45

2.7

Th e Parkl an ds aParTm enT h oTel At The Parklands we understand that every function is different, that’s why our packages are designed to easily allow you to budget for your event’s unique requirements. Parklands Apartments has 2 large conference rooms which can cater for events of up to 60 people and a Boardroom for more intimate meetings of up to 12 people. With three refurbished function rooms equipped with complimentary wireless broadband internet, and undercover parking for your guests, you can be sure that you will receive the service that you deserve while focusing on your agenda at Parklands Apartments. ConferenCe faCilities

6 Hawdon Place, Dickson ACT 2602 02 6262 7000 fax 02 6262 6000 email gm@theparklands.com.au web www.theparklands.com.au address phone

With 2 large Conference rooms to choose from and a range of smaller breakout rooms to suit your needs Parklands packages are designed so that you can budget your event with ease to suit your own requirements. Parklands has a one conference at a time policy that ensures that you will receive the service that you deserve while focusing on your agenda undisturbed. With the ability to cater for 8 to 80 people, free undercover parking and quiet surrounds, Parklands Apartments is sure to be perfect for your next conference. teChniCal

A range of Audio Visual equiptment is available to hire and our Functions Manager would be please to assist and advise in the arrangement of any additional items. The Conference rooms also have access to wireless internet at the touch of a button. Download a conference package from our website.

Convention funCtion areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions Area (m2)

Theatre

Classroom

U–Shape

Cabaret

Skylight & Dickson

80

50

40

60

Skylight room

50

25

25

30

100

Dickson room

30

20

20

30

75

Board room

15

10

10

0

35

Break out rooms (4)

15

10

10

0

35

95


belConnen way motel & serviCed apartments address

Cnr Belconnen Way and Springvale Drive, Hawker ACT 2614 phone 02 6254 2222 fax 02 6254 4505 web www.belconnenhotel.com email info@belconnenhotel.com

Our motel complex has 60 suites, 14 of which are serviced apartments varying in size from one to three bedrooms. We are adjacent to the Hawker shopping centre with a supermarket, chemist, doctors surgery, TAB and several restaurants. All suites have colour TV’s, direct dial telephones, ensuites, and air-conditioning.

Daley Road, Acton ACT 2601 02 6125 6087 fax 02 6257 2655 web www.burgmann.anu.edu.au email conference@burgmann.anu.edu.au

Accommodation, conference and function venue. Burgmann College is an outstanding conference venue with parkland setting, natural light, fresh air some parking available. Capacity from 10 to 200 with in-house catering for day conferences or overnight conferences over the summer period with friendly professional service.

bUrgm ann College address phone

Canberr a institUte of teChnology address

Building K, Constitution Avenue, Reid ACT 2601 phone 02 6207 3196 fax 02 6207 3209 web www.cit.act.edu.au email Nicholas.Mitchell@cit.act.edu.au

Located a few minutes walk from the heart of Canberra’s City, Functions CIT offers boardroom, function and restaurant facilities caterering for up to 260 people. As a three-time Australian hospitality award - winning training institution, CIT is known for its great food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Help us train the professionals of tomorrow whilst having a first class experience today.

address Level 2, 10 Moore Street, Canberra City ACT 2601 phone 02 6122 0968 fax 02 6122 0998 web www.cliftons.com email Samantha.Ellison@Cliftons.com

12 Cliftons venues located at 10 CBD locations, 5000 Conferencing and Event Centre partners worldwide, 1 point of contact, your Account Manager. Cliftons provides premium, purposebuilt, Training and Event Facilities and Solutions, ensuring our clients programs are delivered seamlessly and successfully around the globe. Let us source the perfect venue and manage your event from start to finish.

Cliftons

CoUntry Comfort greenway address 46 Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway ACT 2900 phone 02 6293 3666 fax 02 6293 3444 web www.countrycomforthotels.com/greenway email functions.greenway@ countrycomforthotels.com

Get away from the city distractions and meet at the Country Comfort Greenway. Enjoy the peace and quiet which allows your delegates to focus on the business at hand. Located just 20 minutes south of the CBD in the Tuggeranong Valley, delegates will also enjoy spectacular views of the Brindabella Ranges.

3 Oxley Street, Griffith ACT 2603 02 6228 0999 fax 02 6228 0900 web www.eastlakefc.com.au/efc email functions@eastlakefc.com.au

In a central location close to Manuka and Kingston, Eastlake boasts four function rooms together with a high tech audio visual system, including motorised screens, surround sound and projectors throughout. Room sizes can be altered to suit individual needs. Eastlake also offers first-class catering, with a variety of packages available.

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forrest hotel and apartments address 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 phone 02 6203 4300 fax 02 6295 2119 web www.forresthotel.com email admin@forresthotel.com

Fantastic location, with friendly service. Forrest Hotel and Apartments is situated conveniently in the Parliamentary Triangle. Minutes to everything. Our excellent conference facilities have a wonderful ambience with views of parkland and Parliament House, and is ideally suited for business, and government alike. You will be impressed!

8 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 02 6234 4444 fax 02 6234 4466 web www.hotelkurrajong.com.au email sarah.walker@aihs.edu.au

A historic boutique hotel catering for private meetings, small conferences and special private dining occassions. Our small size ensures personalised yet professional service and results in successful functions.

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institUte of Chartered aCCoUntants in aUstr alia aCt address Level 10, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra City ACT 2601 phone 02 6122 6100 fax 02 6122 6122 web www.charteredaccountants.com.au email

meeting.act@charteredaccountants.com.au

With spectacular views of Canberra and the surrounding area our address offers first rate CBD facilities that are ideal for training seminars, strategy sessions, and business meetings. The three versatile meeting rooms offer flexible set ups accommodating up to 80 guests, with a large break-out area where we can offer a variety of catering options.

King O’M alley’s irish Pub 131 City Walk, Civic ACT 2602 02 6257 0111 fax 02 6257 4188 web www.kingomalleys.com.au email peterb@kingomalleys.com.au

King O’Malley’s is a “must see” Canberra attraction. Historic and multi-award winning King O’Malley’s is located right in the heart of Canberra City. Come in and meet new and old friends and relax over a pint of Guinness or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in the famous King’s City Walk Beer Garden or in one of the many uniquely themed rooms. Dance the night away to Canberra’s best live bands four nights a week!

address Cnr Alinga St & West Row, Canberra City ACT 2601 phone 02 6230 4752 fax 02 6230 4753 web www.pjoreillys.com.au email functions@pjoreillys.com.au

Centrally located in Canberra s business district with plenty of nearby parking, P.Js is perfect for groups big and small. P.Js specialises in conferences coming to Canberra or locally held functions, who want a place to dine, socialise in a comfortable environment and soak up the atmosphere of the nations capital.

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pj o’reilly’s irish pUb

P.J. O’Reilly’s

the aUditoriUm (vikings erindale) address 8 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa ACT 2903 phone 02 6121 2131 fax 02 6121 2121 web www.vikings.com.au email joe.teixeira@vikings.com.au

The Auditorium is a multipurpose space in Canberra’s south. The Auditorium is a flat floored facility capable of seating up to 550 people for a gala dinner extravaganza or 900 people theatre style. This venue is perfect for conventions and large-scale corporate events, with double height ceilings 8 metres above floor level and separate green room and reception areas.

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tUgger anong & bony thon fUnCtion Centres and Catering address 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900 phone 02 6293 6500 fax 02 6293 6555 web www.commsatwork.org email jill.faulkner@commsatwork.org

The Tuggeranong Community and Function Centre, overlooking picturesque Lake Tuggeranong, is the ideal venue for your next business, community or family event. Our on-site Jetty Cafe can also meet your catering needs. The Bonython Neighbourhood Hall has two function rooms available for hire. Phone CommunitiesWork on 6293 6500 – www.communitieswork.org

Universit y of Canberr a vill age (Ca mpUs sUm mer stays) LPO Box 5501, Bruce ACT 2617 02 6206 3500 fax 02 6206 3504 web www.clvsmartstays.com email katharine.bigby@canberrauv.com.au address phone

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University of Canberra Village comprises of six self-catered residential halls and brand new apartments, offering a range of accommodation choices to suit your budget. Located just 15 minutes from Canberra’s cultural attractions, the Village is an affordable and convenient option when you visit Australia’s national capital.


R E STA URA NT S A N D PR I VATE D INING R OOM S


restaurants and private dining rooms

RESTAURANTS AND PRIVATE DINING ROOMS 3 Seeds – School Store Café

100

Lotus Bay Restaurant

108

203 Restaurant and Bar

100

One Restaurant and Bar

109

Alto Restaurant

100

Ottoman Cuisine

109

Atrium Restaurant & Bar

101

Passionfood@Eastlake 109

Belgian Beer Café

101

Peppercress Restaurant

110

Belmore Restaurant

101

PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

110

Benchmark Wine Bar

102

Benjamin’s Restaurant and Bar

102

Platinum Dinning by Hellenic Premier Catering

110

Bicicletta 102

PorkBarrell Café

111

Boffins Restaurant

103

Portrait Café

111

Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar

103

Redsalt Restaruant

111

Cascades Restaurant

103

Scope Mount Stromlo

112

CIT Restaurant

104

Shepherds Run Wines and Restaurant

112

Courtyard Restaurant

104

Sherwoods Restaurant

112

Cuisine on Lake Crackenback

104

Siren Bar and Restaurant

113

Dieci e Mezzo

105

Southern Cross Restaurant and Bar

113

Fig Tree Café

105

The Boat House by the Lake

113

Flint in the Vines

105

The Chairman and Yip

114

Isabella’s Brasserie

106

The Deck at Regatta Point

114

Jetty Café

106

The Ginger Room

114

King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

106

The Grill Restaurant

115

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse

107

The Haig Italian Restaurant

115

107

The Hereford Prime Chargrill

115

Kutas 107

The Promenade Café

116

La Scala

108

Wintergarden Restaurant

116

Locanda Italian Steakhouse

108

Konoba Restaurant

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3 SeeDS – SChOOl StOre CAfe Fyshwick Markets, Cnr Dalby & Mildura St, Fyshwick 2609 02 6295 7722 web www.3seeds.com.au email info@3seeds.com.au Special offer – Mention this listing to receive a 10% discount in the cafe. address phone

3seeds is a new concept store designed by well-known Canberra chef, Andrew Haskins. It is made up of 3 components- a hands on cooking school, a gourmet store and café. We offer private and public cooking classes for 10–25 people as well as house made and boutique foods and quick meals to go. Our casual and stylish café with indoor or outdoor seating offers fresh and innovative food. BYO alcohol.

cuisine

Modern Australian

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Cafe, Delicatessan

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203 RestAuR ANt ANd BAR At hoteL heRitAGe 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604 02 6295 2944 web functions@hotelheritage.com.au email www.hotelheritage.com.au address phone

Hotel Heritage is host to the 203 Restaurant and Bar, offering modern Australian cuisine for guests and visitors. Choose from our Buffet variety of hearty soups, healthy salads, traditional and contemporary pastas - topped off by mouthwatering desserts. Or alternatively, select from our a-la-carte menu to enjoy dishes such as T-bone steak, lamb shanks, seared chicken breast, southern style pork ribs, pumpkin & fennel risotto, seared ocean trout, to name just a few. cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Bistro, Buffet

Breakfast

capacity

70

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ALTO RESTAUR ANT 4th Floor, Telstra Tower, Black Mountain Dr, Acton ACT 2601 02 6247 5518 WEB www.altotower.com.au EMAIL contact@altotower.com.au SPECIAL OFFER – Mention this listing and receive our 5 course degustation with wine for $120. ADDRESS PHONE

Alto is Canberra’s unique dining experience. One revolution of the restaurant takes around 85 minutes ensuring breathtaking views to accompany excellent food. Our modern Australian cuisine with innovative European influences uses fresh local, regional and occasionally international gourmet produce. Alto is just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Canberra, with ample parking and wheelchair access. CUISINE

French, Modern Australian

AMBIENCE CAPACITY

Fine dining 220

Degustation menu, Group bookings, Spectacular views from the highest restaurant in Canberra. FEATURES

PRIVATE DINING

100

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AtriuM restAur ANt AND bAr At pAViLioN oN NorthbourNe 242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson ACT 2602 02 6247 6888 web www.pavilioncanberra.com email functions@pavilioncanberra.com Special offer – Mention this listing when you make a booking and receive a free bottle of house wine. address phone

Atrium Restaurant & Bar is located inside the Pavilion on Northbourne. Set amongst a magnificent Tropical Atrium providing a truly unique dining experience in the National Capital. The menu constantly changes with the seasons, embracing the freshest local produce perfectly matched with a range of local and interstate wines. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Fine dining, Destination venue

Breakfast

capacity

60

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Licensed, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options

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BeLGiaN Beer Cafe 29 Jardine St, Kingston ACT 2604 02 6260 6511 web www.belgiumbeercanberra.com.au email littlebrusselsbbc@gmail.com address phone

The Belgian Beer Cafe “Little Brussels” is a pleasant little bar in the heart of Kingston. With over 40 Belgian beers to choose from, a good wine list and a menu like no other in Canberra it’s the ideal meeting place for all occasions. With its classic mahogany stained solid oak interior, etched glass, engraved bar stools and unique blue stone bar tops, the Belgian Beer Café exudes European charm. Bookings essential. Bar open til late. cuisine

Seafood, Steakhouse, Belgian

Open

Casual dining, Bar

Breakfast

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150

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings

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BeL More restAur Ant At the Br Assey of CAnBerr A Belmore Gardens, Barton ACT 2600 02 6273 3766 web www.brassey.net.au email info@brassey.net.au address phone

Enjoy Belmore’s casual a-la-carte menu with specials each evening. Table service by trained staff and an extensive wine list both local and imported. Old world charm dating from 1927 gives the Belmore restaurant a unique atmosphere not matched anywhere in Canberra. Groups can be catered for with advance notice.

cuisine

Modern Australian, International cusine

Open

Casual dining

Breakfast

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75

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed

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private dining

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BENchM Ark WiNE BAr 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT 2600 02 6262 6522 web www.benchmarkwinebar.com.au email rovolis@bigpond.com Special offer – The person who is solely responsible for organising a function at Benchmark Wine Bar will receive an annual free membership to vine2dine.com address phone

We cater for all occasions from intimate dinners to theme events, functions and special events. We specialise in European cuisine and provide over 500 wines with 100 poured by the glass. With over 18 years experience and solid clientele base we are the leaders in food and wine in Canberra for all occasions all year round.

cuisine

Modern Australian, European cuisine Smart casual dining, European-style bistro/wine bar

ambience capacity

78 inside, 40 outside

Wheelchair accessible, Degustation menu, Group bookings features

private dining

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benjA Min’s restAur Ant At the beLConnen preMier inn 110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617 02 6256 9298 web www.belconnenpremierinn.com/dine email benjamins@belconnenpremierinn.com address phone

Benjamin’s Restaurant and Bar offers a modern Australian menu of colourful dishes seasonally designed by our chefs in a relaxed stylish atmosphere. Offering buffet breakfast 7 days a week and bar service (from 5pm) and dinner (from 6pm) Monday to Saturday. Located in the Belconnen Premier Inn, close to Westfield Belconnen and business offices, Benjamin’s will impress you and your guests. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience

Casual dining

capacity

55

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings

private dining

Available (capacity 110)

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BICIClet tA At the dIA m Ant hOtel 1/15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 02 6262 8683 web www.8hotels.com/bicicletta Special offer – Mention this listing when making your booking for a private dining room and receive a complimentary bottle of wine valued at $37.* address phone

*Valid for bookings until 31/12/2012 and for groups of minimum 8 persons.

Part of the Diamant Hotel, located within the New Acton precinct, Bicicletta serves Italian cuisine, specialising in pizza, pasta & gelati. The focus of Bicicletta is on supporting local producers, using seasonal ingredients to create delicious, traditional dishes. With indoor and outdoor spaces including a large courtyard, Bicicletta is a must see for those seeking to create a bespoke experience! cuisine

Italian

ambience capacity

Open

Casual dining 80

Wheelchair accessible, Outdoor seating, Group bookings features

private dining

102

Available (capacity 14)

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BoffiNS ReStAuR ANt At the AuStR ALiAN NAtioNAL uNiveRSit y 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton 0200 02 6125 5211 web http://www.anu.edu.au/unihouse/boffins/boffinbar.html email accommodation.unihouse@anu.edu.au address phone

Boffins Restaurant exudes quiet sophistication, a legacy of being an institution in the grounds of Australia’s most prestigious university for more than 20 years. With a team of highly trained chefs and a distinguished wine list, Boffins commands a prominent position on Canberra’s culinary map, consistently providing an elegant, modern-Australian menu, polished service and highly competitive pricing.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Destination venue, Quiet Sophistication

Breakfast

capacity

80

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Gluten-free options

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private dining

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Breeze restAur Ant & spOrts BAr 100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612 02 6262 6266 web www.cliftonsuites.com.au email functions@cliftonsuites.com.au Special offer – Mention this add when booking and recieve a free bottle of house wine. address phone

Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar is located within Award winning Clifton Suites on Northbourne overlooking Northbourne Avenue. You are invited to discover the tantalizing tastes and relaxing dining experience at the Breeze Sports Bar & Restaurant. Serving a range of Australian and international cuisine, this is an ideal location to enjoy a relaxing evening meal right in the heart of Canberra. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Casual dining 60

Wheelchair accessible, Outdoor seating, Licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Open late features

private dining

Available (capacity 80)

Open

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CAsCAdes RestAuR Ant At thRedbo ALpine hoteL Friday Drive, Thredbo NSW 2625 02 6459 4200 web www.thredbo.com.au email tahreception@thredbo.com.au address phone

Executive Chef Jean-Michel creates menus that change with the seasons to reflect the freshest produce available. The menu offers an eclectic blend of dishes including fresh seafood, char grilled steaks, vegetarian and light meals, complemented by a fantastic wine list. Featuring a wine list carefully selected by Master of Wine Michael Hill-Smith, it offers the best of the major regions of Australia. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Casual dining 95

Licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Mountain Views features

private dining

Available (capacity 75)

Open

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CIT ResTAuR AnT Constitution Avenue, Reid ACT 2601 02 6205 1935 web www.cit.edu.au email Nicholas.Mitchell@cit.edu.au address phone

The CIT Restaurant is a fully licensed A la Carte training restaurant open to the general public, centrally located near the city with ample parking. CIT Restaurant offers casual dining with spectacular views. Breakfast and dinner by appointment only.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Fine dining

Breakfast

capacity

240

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings

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private dining

Available (capacity 50)

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Court yArd restAur ANt Corner Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon ACT 2612 02 6243 0000 web www.mercure.com email stay@mercurecanberra.com.au Special offer – Mention this listing when you make a booking and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine with every reservation of over 6 people. address phone

The Courtyard Restaurant has a casual and relaxed feel which overlooks our beautiful internal Courtyard. During the summer months we have bi fold doors that brings the outside inside. A mix of modern Australian cuisine with a unique twist to make it ours. During the winter months we have our pre dinner area warmed by our intimate log fire and pictures from yesteryear line our wood panelled walls.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Casual dining

Breakfast

capacity

80

Lunch

features

Licensed, Group bookings, Gluten-free options

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private dining

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Cuisine on L Ake Cr ACkenbACk restAur Ant AnD bAr 1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback NSW 2627 02 6451 3249 web www.lakecrackenback.com.au email reservations@lakecrackenback.com.au address phone

Cuisine on Lake Crackenback offers classic cuisine using the best of local produce. Relax and enjoy the tranquil views of Lake Crackenback and the surrounding mountains. Before your meal, join us in the Cuisine Bar for our famous mountain cocktails, or try our selection of schnapps, cognacs, liqueurs, beers and wines from around the world. For the little ones, we offer a children’s menu.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Breakfast

capacity

120

Lunch

features

Licensed, Group bookings, Water views

private dining

104

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Fine dining, Destination venue

ambience

Available (capacity 40)

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DIeCI e Mez zo Corner Bunda and Mort Streets, Canberra City ACT 2601 02 62483142 web www.dieciemezzo.com.au email enquiries@dieciemezzo.com.au address phone

Dieci e mezzo restaurant and private dining room, art space, opened in September 2010 as the stage for James Kidman’s uncompromising vision for informal, contemporary Italian food. With its polished concrete floors, marble bar and understated décor, the restaurant echoes the uncomplicated ideas which inspire the kitchen; great ingredients, sourced from passionate people, treated carefully and served with integrity.

cuisine

Italian, Contemporary Italian

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Fine dining

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings

private dining

Open

Available (capacity 40)

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FiG Tree CAFÉ AT rydGes CApiTAl hill Cnr Canbeera Avenue & National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 02 6295 3144 web www.rydges.com/capitalhill email reservations_capitalhill@rydges.com address phone

The Figtree Café offers modern Australian dining in a picturesque garden atrium. The Figtree Café boasts the perfect atmosphere for catching up with friends, business meetings, a light lunch or a quick coffee. Indulge in an à la carte menu for lunch or dinner 7 days a week.

cuisine

Modern Australian Cafe, Casual dining

ambience capacity

120

Wheelchair accessible, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

Available (capacity 150)

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fLiNt iN thE ViNEs At shAw ViNEyArD EstAtE 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman NSW 2582 02 6227 5144 web www.flintinthevines.net.au email vines@flint.net.au Special offer – Mention our listing with The Meeting Planners Guide and receive a free glass of Shaw Sparkling Cielo Wine on arrival for each guest. address phone

The restaurant is situated on picturesque Shaw Vineyard Estate, 30 minutes from ACT. With a cosy fireplace for winter and a beautiful terrace for summer, it is the perfect place to enjoy a large get together, function, special event or small dinner out. The philosophy is to produce high quality modern European cuisine, sourcing seasonal produce from the local area and its own kitchen garden. Modern European with french influences Destination venue, vineyard restaurant capacity 96 indoors+40-80 outdoor seating features Outdoor seating, Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Vineyard setting, cellar door on premise, live music, special event (outdoor cinema, plays etc), Accomodation private dining Not available cuisine

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Isabell a’s br asserIe 46 Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway 2900 02 6293 3666 web www.countrycomforthotels.com email jflaherty@constellationhotels.com Special offer – Mention this listing when you make a booking and receive your first drink for free. address phone

Casual cafe with great outdoor alfresco areas overlooking the Bridabella Ranges and natural wildlife. Modern Australian cuisine with seasonally changing menu’s and wine buffet available to diners. Happy hour between 5–6pm each day excluding Sunday. Open Monday to Sunday for breakfast and Monday to Saturday for dinner.

cuisine

Modern australian

ambience

Casual dining 55

capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Outdoor seating, licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

available (capacity 100)

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Jet t Y CAFe At tugger ANONg COM MuNit Y ANd FuNCtiON CeNtre 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900 02 6293 6559 web www.commsatwork.org email jettycafe@commsatwork.org Special offer – Mention this listing when you make a booking and receive a free regular coffee address phone

The Jetty Cafe, managed by Communities@Work, is Tuggeranong’s only lake frontage dining venue providing great food, spectacular views and friendly service. The Cafe provides a range of fresh and delicious meals, including gluten free, vegan and lactose free options. It also provides an affordable catering service tailored to meet the specific needs of meetings and functions.

cuisine

Modern Australian, Contemporary

Open

Family, Cafe, Casual dining

Breakfast

capacity

40

Lunch

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BYO (wine only), Outdoor seating, Water views

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private dining

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King O’M ALLey’S 131 City Walk, Canberra City ACT 2601 02 6257 0111 web www.kingomalleys.com.au email marketing@kingomalleys.com.au address phone

King O’Malley’s is located in Canberra’s CBD just minutes from major hotels and Canberra Convention Centre. Relax in the famous City Walk Beer Garden while enjoying live music five nights a week. Choose from our extensive tap beer range and wide selection of wines and spirits. Offering an extensive all day dining menu, King O’Malley’s has consistently been recognised as Canberra’s most popular pub. cuisine Steakhouse, Wide menu selection from traditional to pizzas ambience

Pub, Casual dining

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100

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Outdoor seating, Licensed, Open late

private dining

106

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kiNgSLeyS Ste Ak & Cr AbhOuSe 125 Bunda Street, Civic ACT 2600 1300 546 475 web www.kingsleys.com.au email reservations@kingsleys.com.au address phone

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse Canberra is located in the city centre and is the ACT winner for the best steak in the 2010 “I Love FOOD Awards”. Enjoy the steakhousestyle comfy booth seating and bar area. Featuring the Kingsleys branded menu with an emphasis on top quality steaks and seafood, it is the perfect place to pop in for a meal before a movie, for a corporate lunch or special occasion.

cuisine

Steakhouse

Open

Casual dining

Breakfast

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Approx. 120

Lunch

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Outdoor seating, Licensed, Vegetarian options

Dinner

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private dining

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KOnObA REStAuR Ant At HOtEL REAL M 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 02 6163 1818 web www.hotelrealm.com.au/dining/konoba email konoba@hotelrealm.com.au address phone

Winner of the Canberra AHA Best Hotel Restaurant 2009 & 2010, Konoba Restaurant meticulously combines traditional and modern Mediterranean cuisines. Seasonal menus allow Konoba to source a wide range of local and regional produce to form gastronomic perfection. Located within the 5-Start Hotel Realm in Barton, Konoba is set amongst the finest settings in the Nation’s Capital.

cuisine

Modern Australian, Modern European

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Casual dining, Five Star Hotel

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KutAS At viKiNGS eriNdALe 6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa ACT 2903 02 6121 2116 web www.vikings.com.au email ben.cridland@vikings.com.au address phone

Treat yourself to the culinary delights that the award winning chefs of Kutas provide 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. If a light snack or aromatic cappucino is your want, Moo&Brew Cafe also operates 7 days a week.

cuisine

Steakhouse, Modern Australian

Open

Family, Bistro

Breakfast

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220

Lunch

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Licensed, Group bookings, Gluten-free options

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private dining

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L A SCAL A Center Cinema Building, 29 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2600 02 6248 8338 web www.lascala.net.au email la-scala@iimetro.com.au address phone

Our restaurant aims to satisfy a myriad of emotions and pleasures while at the same being full of character, peaceful, charming and courteous. While keeping the principles which tradition has taught us, we also aim to move with the times. La Scala is proud to have been made an accredited member of the Academy Of Italian Cuisine, accurately displaying Italian culinary traditions and innovations.

cuisine

Open

Italian

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Fine dining, Casual dining, A La Carte Dining

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RESTAUR ANT LOCaNDa ItaLIaN NA mESteakhOuSe at RyDGeS L akeSIDe Address line goes here Canberra City 2601 phone 6247 1488 fax 0202 0000 0000 web www.webaddress.com.au www.locanda.com.au email email@email.com.au reservations_canberra@rydges.com Special offer – special offer text cannot be more than one line (approx 10 words). address

address 1 0000 London0000 Circuit, phone 02

Italy is the country of passion and flavours with its exciting, varied and wondrous cuisine. Italy’s regional cooking is fiercely individualistic and shaped by local geography, culture and history. At Locanda, Executive Chef Paolo Milanesi uses the experience of generations of Sicilian chefs to create a menu that demonstrates how Australia’s local produce can create world class Italian regional dishes. cuisine

Italian

ambience

Casual dining 200

capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Open late features

private dining

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Lotus BAy RestAuR Ant address Canberra Southern Cross Club Yacht Club Lotus Bay, Mariner Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 phone 02 6273 1784 web www.cscc.com.au email reception.yacht@cscc.com.au

Its stunning waterfront location and string of industry awards make the Lotus Bay Restaurant the perfect dining destination. Enjoy a choice of dishes from the extensive a la carte menu or indulge with the two or three course group menu, ideal for office lunches or any special event. Or get together for Sunday breakfast for a perfect end to the week. For bookings call 6273 1784.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Breakfast

capacity

150

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Group bookings, Water views

private dining

108

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Family, Casual dining

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One RestAuR Ant And BAR At nOVOteL CAnBeRR A 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600 02 6245 5000 web www.novotelcanberra.com.au email h2796@accor.com address phone

Open to guests and visitors seven days a week, One Restaurant and Bar is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a night out in the Nation’s Capital. Overlooking Northbourne Avenue, a decor of rich woods and natural earthy tones creates an ambience that’s fresh, warm and inviting.

cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience

Casual dining 120

capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

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oT Tom An cuisine oF cAnBerr A Cnr Broughton and Blackall St, Barton ACT 2600 02 6273 6111 web www.ottomoncusine.com.au email gucci@ottomoncusine.com.au address phone

AWARDED ONE CHEF’S HAT – SMH GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2012. With its baroque decor and Middle Eastern flavours, Ottoman Cuisine offers the most exciting Turkish food outside Turkey. Choose from degustation or a la carte menus along with an extensive range of Australian and overseas wines. Almost hidden in the leafy suburb of Barton, Ottoman Cuisine has achieved is the most awarded restaurant in Canberra. cuisine

Turkish

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capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options 1920 Art deco Building features

private dining

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pASSiOnfO Od@e AStL Ake Cnr Eyre and Oxley St, Griffith ACT 2603 02 6228 0999 web www.eastlakefc.com.au email reception@eastlakefc.com.au address phone

Passionfood@Eastlake has been serving Australian style cuisine to the members and guests of the Eastlake Football Club long enough to build its reputation for quality food, quality service and fantastic value for money. Whether you’re after a succulent steak, fresh seafood, a quick risotto or great coffee, passionfood@eastlake will have something for you. Sit back and relax and catch your favourite game on one of the big screens. cuisine

Steakhouse, Modern Australian

Open

Bistro, Casual dining

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PePPercress restAur ANt address Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong, Corner of Scollay & Pitman Streets, Greenway ACT 2900 phone 02 6293 7200 web www.cscc.com.au email reception.tuggeranong@cscc.com.au

Led by Executive Chef, Anurag Gautam (recipient of two Michelin stars) and Sous Chef, James Mitchell, the award-winning Peppercress Restaurant is renowned for its dishes, inspired from an imaginative fusion of fresh, local and seasonal produce. Against a backdrop of plush fabrics and striking contemporary decor, you can choose from an extensive a la carte menu or two or three course set menus for groups of 15 or more people. For bookings call 6293 7200. cuisine

Modern Australian

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Fine dining 120

capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Degustation menu, Group bookings features

private dining

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PJ O’ReILLy’s IRIsh Pub Corner of West Row and Alinga Street, City ACT 2600 02 6230 4752 web www.pjoreillys.com.au email oreillys@iimetro.com.au address phone

Like fine Irish whisky, some things just get better with age. In 2009 PJ’s in the City celebrated 10 years of great craic. Our refurbished spacious twin bar layout is excellent for holding corporate functions, special events or Christmas parties and our friendly staff and great food will make any occasion memorable. After a meal of pub classics with that little hint of Irish flair, dance the night away or watch a sporting event on our widescreen TV’s. cuisine

Modern Australian, Irish

Open

Pub, Casual dining

Breakfast

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Licensed, Group bookings, Open late

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private dining

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pL AtinuM DininG by HeLLenic preMiuM cAterinG 13 Moore St, Canberra City ACT 2600 02 6162 6624 web www.hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au email enquiries@hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au Special offer – 10% Discount when you mention this listing address phone

Platinum Dining was developed by the Hellenic Club’s Executive Chef, former ABC host of “Talking Food” and awarded Canberra Times Food & Wine’s “Cooking Class” food journalist. Stuart Walsh and his team have taken the Region’s best produce to create an unforgettable yet affordable fine dining experience. For truly spectacular food and world class wines, our seasonal degustation menus are ideal. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Fine dining 150

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

110

Available (capacity 150)

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PoRkBARRel CAfÉ King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 02 6273 1455 web www.porkbarrel.com.au email info@porkbarrel.com.au Special offer – Please visit www.porkbarrel.com.au/Specials.aspx for details address phone

The public lobby politicians and politicians pork barrel the public for electoral favour.  Centrally located in the heart of Canberra’s cultural establishments, PorkBarrel Café is set in the National Parliamentary Rose Gardens adjacent to the long-established Lobby Restaurant. PorkBarrel Café is powered by Greenpower. We recycle everything and encourage permaculture, offering paddock to plate dining. Specials include 2 for 1 morning coffee * 2 for 1 pizza *. cuisine

Modern Australian, Cafe Bakery

ambience capacity

Cafe, Bakery 120

Wheelchair accessible, Group bookings, located in the National Rose Gardens features

private dining

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Portrait Café & Catering

National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 02 6102 7162 web www.portraitgallerycafe.com.au email info@portraitgallerycafe.com.au address phone

Portrait Café with its terrace looking out towards the lake, is tucked into the National Portrait Gallery on King Edward Terrace, Canberra. This stunning building is one of only five National Portrait Galleries worldwide and provides a unique opportunity for a delicious lunch or perhaps even your event amidst the inspiring display of Australia’s most outstanding individuals. cuisine

Modern Australian

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private dining

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Not Available

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redsALt restAur Ant At the CroWne pL A z A CAnBerr A 1 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601 02 6247 8999 web www.crowneplazacanberra.com.au email jane.farr@ihg.com address phone

Redsalt restaurant is the signature restaurant of the Crowne Plaza Canberra. The restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine complimented by an extensive beverage list featuring imported and local wines and beers. Coupled with an extensive a la carte menu, a sumptuous seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday nights and full buffet breakfast daily, Redsalt offers the perfect dining experience. cuisine

Modern Australian, Grill restaurant

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Fine dining, Buffet, Casual dining 120

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

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SCOpe MOunt StrOMLO CAfĂŠ And funCtiOn Centre Mount Stromlo Road, Weston Creek ACT 2611 02 6162 2388 web www.scopemountstromlo.com.au email bookings@scopemountstromlo.com.au address phone

Scope Mount Stromlo is situated on Mount Stromlo, less than 15 minutes from the City. The eating area is wrapped with a wall of glass and a large balcony, allowing a 180-degree view of the Brindabella Ranges with breathtaking sunsets. Scope Mount Stromlo offers a special dining experience and unique functions with professional and friendly service and top quality food in spectacular surroundings. cuisine

Modern Australian

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capacity

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private dining

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ShePherdS run WineS And reStAur Ant 344 Norton Road, Wamboin NSW 2620 02 6238 3842 web www.shepherdsrun.com.au email info@shepherdsrun.com.au address phone

Located in the Canberra District Wine Region, enjoy elegant food made from fresh local ingredients and our own structured red and crisp whites wines in a beautiful country setting. Shepherds Run is fully air-conditioned and has a beautiful crackling fire all winter. It is the perfect location for your private function or corporate event. Conference and group bookings available on any day by request. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Casual dining

Open

50

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features Wheelchair accessible, Outdoor seating, Licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Open late

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SherwO OdS reStAur Ant 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 02 6203 4300 web www.forresthotel.com email reservations@forresthotel.com address phone

Sherwoods Restaurant is located within Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Forrest. Overlook a beautiful parkland setting, Sherwoods Restaurant has a beautiful deck area which can be hired for private functions throughout the year. Head Chef Craig McLaren serves wonderful modern Australian cuisine to suit your taste.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Breakfast

capacity

140

Lunch

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private dining

112

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Family, Casual dining

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SireN BAr ANd reStAur ANt At ABOde the ApArtMeNt hOteL Cnr Anthony Rolfe Av & Gozzard St, Gungahlin ACT 2912 02 6162 0377 web www.sirenbar.com.au email enquiries@sirenbar.com.au address phone

Gungahlin’s first bar, features unique modern Australian cuisine and diverse cocktail and wine menus. Siren offers a stunning restaurant area, open fireplace, wine tower and large north-facing outdoor deck which provides a relaxed and ambient atmosphere suitable for any type of occasion. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Siren caters for any function that deserves a celebration.

cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Casual dining

Breakfast

capacity

150

Lunch

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Outdoor seating, Licensed, Group bookings

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private dining

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SOutherN CrOSS reStAur ANt ANd BAr 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden 2606 02 6283 7200 web www.cscc.com.au email mail@cscc.com.au address phone

With its sophisticated ambience, stylish decor and friendly and efficient service, the Southern Cross Restaurant and Bar has won multi-awards for best restaurant. It’s the ideal place to experience five star dining, at competitive pricing – whether it’s a group booking with our special set menu, a leisurely lunch with friends on the Terrace, an intimate dinner for two or a special family celebration. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience

Fine dining 130

capacity

Wheelchair accessible, Outdoor seating, Licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

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The BoAT house By The L Ake Menindee Drive, Barton ACT 2600 02 6273 5500 web www.boathousebythelake.com.au email info@boathousebythelake.com.au address phone

Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere. With an award winning restaurant, ample parking and three private dining rooms with access to a waterfront deck and landscaped gardens, the Boat House is the perfect destination for an intimate dining experience, wedding or corporate event. cuisine

Modern Australian

Open

Fine dining, Destination venue

Breakfast

capacity

50

Lunch

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Wheelchair accessible, Water views

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The ChAir m An AnD Yip 108 Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT 2601 02 6248 7109 web www.thechairmanyip.com.au email li.josiah@gmail.com address phone

The Chairman and Yip offers modern Asian fusion cuisine. We occupy two levels in an inner city location, close to all the major hotels. Our menus are designed to cater for large group functions as well as small gatherings. We are a fully licensed restaurant offering an extensive award winning wine list. We cater for all dietary requirements and we can tailor make menus to suit budget and occasion. Chinese Fine dining, Destination venue capacity 160 features Wheelchair accessible, BYO (wine only), Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options, Open late private dining Available (capacity 18) cuisine

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The DeCk AT ReGAT TA POinT Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600 02 6230 7234 web http://www.thedeckatregattapoint.com.au email enquiries@artisticfood.com.au address phone

Overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, The Deck at Regatta Point offers indoor and outdoor seating with amazing views, complimented by floor to ceiling windows. Contemporary décor adds a modern touch and versatility for a wide range of functions such as weddings, corporate dinners and cocktail parties. The Deck opens as a café seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and evenings for private functions. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience

Cafe, Casual dining

capacity

180

features

Outdoor seating, Group bookings, Water views

private dining Available. Please contact the sales team for more information.

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The GinGer rooM AT oLD PArLiA MenT house Old Parliament House, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes ACT 2600 02 6270 8262 web www.gingercatering.com.au email info@gingercatering.com.au address phone

Canberra’s most exciting restaurant, presided over by one of Australia’s leading chefs, Janet Jeffs, together with her team of committed professionals presents excellent Australian cuisine with a radical Asian influence. The Ginger Room brings you an evening to remember by combining an exciting menu and superb service, all within the historical evocative surroundings of Old Parliament House. cuisine

Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Fine dining 60

Licensed, Degustation menu, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

114

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the GriLL restAur ANt At CAsiNO CANberr A Casino Canberra 21 Binara Street, Civic Square ACT 2608 02 6257 7074 web www.casinocanberra.com.au email casino@casinocanberra.com.au address phone

Located adjacent to the National Convention Centre on the main gaming floor of Casino Canberra looking out on to beautiful Glebe Park.

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Modern Australian

ambience capacity

Casual dining 80

Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings, Vegetarian options, Open late features

private dining

Not available

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The hAIG ITAlIAn ResTAuR AnT AT cApITAl execuTIve ApARTmenTs address 108 Northbourne Avenue & corner Girrahween Street Canberra City ACT 2601 phone 02 6243 8121 web www.ceahotel.com.au email thehaig@bigpond.com Special offer – Mention CCB listing and receive 10% off food and wine whilst dining in The Haig Italian Restaurant.

Welcome to Canberra’s Multi-Award Winning Italian Restaurant totally committed to your dining pleasure. From the finest prime steak, seafood and pastas, followed by simply stunning desserts, that’s when you realise that no one creates a dining memory like The Haig Italian Restaurant. Fully licensed, or BYO wine, so come and dine in the atmosphere that captures all the charm and tastes that is Italy. cuisine

Italian influenced

ambience capacity

Family, Relaxed 90

Wheelchair accessible, BYO (wine only), Alfresco dining Group bookings features

private dining

Available (capacity 80)

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The hereFOrd Prime ChArGrill address ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC) 51 Blackall St, Barton ACT 2600 phone 02 6273 1613 web www.actruc.com.au email actrugbyunionclub@netspeed.com.au Special offer – Mention the Canberra Convention Bureau when booking for 10% off private room hire

Affectionately known as the RUC, the ACT Rugby Union Club has become the most awarded small club in Canberra and we’re Canberra’s reigning Small Club of the Year. Our facilities include corporate and private function room hire, private gaming room, bar and bistro (Hereford Prime Char Grill), cafe and breakfast, extensive alfresco areas, plasmas and a big screen for major sporting events.

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Steakhouse

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200

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the ProMenAde CAFÉ At the hyAt t hotel CAnberr A Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 02 6270 1234 web canberra.hyatt.park.com email canberra.park@hyatt.com address phone

With an abundance of natural light and garden views, the Promenade Café offers a relaxing and refreshing ambience along with a variety of dining options. This à la carte restaurant uses only the freshest Australian produce in the preparation of its seasonal menu. An extensive buffet featuring fresh seafood is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings, and for Sunday lunch. Diners can also choose from the tempting a la carte seasonal menu for lunch and dinner. cuisine Modern Australian, Seafood buffet Friday dinner to Sunday lunch ambience capacity

Open

Fine dining

Breakfast

110

Lunch

Wheelchair accessible, Vegetarian options, Gluten-free options features

private dining

Available (capacity 12)

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WinterGArden reStAur Ant 999 Federal Highway, North ACT/NSW Border 2602 02 6241 6033 web www.rydges.com/eaglehawk email reservations_eaglehawk@rydges.com address phone

Discover our seasonal Wintergarden Restaurant menu, book a function in our alfresco Pizza Bar or one of our private venues while taking advantage of the peaceful surroundings & natural light. Enjoy mouth-watering burgers, salads, traditional BBQ or canapés...Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort has something to please every taste & satisfy every occasion! Families welcome – kids menus available. cuisine Steakhouse, Modern Australian, Bistro & Light meals also available ambience

Family, Casual dining

capacity

50

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Wheelchair accessible, Licensed, Group bookings

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116

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Conference Co-ordinators

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Earlybird Marketing and Events

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HI Event Management

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ICMS Pty Ltd

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SHOPPING 128

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ExpoNet 119 Hillcrest AV

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33

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micenet Magazine

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This Week In Canberra Magazine

129

TOUR OPERATORS AND GUIDES Hire-A-Guide 124

ENTERTAINMENT AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS Peter Funnell Entertainment

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128

Stargigs 129

TRANSPORT Canberra Elite Taxis

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ElitE VEN USound E Na m Eand lighting Unit 1&2,line 51 goes Raws here Cresent, Hume ACT 2620 Address 02 6260 0000 2311 0000 fax 2312 fax 02 06260 0000 0000 email email info@elitesoundandlighting.com email@email.com.au web www.elitesoundandlighting.com www.webaddress.com.au web address address phone phone

Elite Sound and Lighting is one of Canberra’s premier Audiovisual Hire, Production, Events and Installation Specialists. Our objective is to continually deliver exceptional results. With highly trained, experienced and friendly staff, extremely high attention to detail, expert technical management, a comprehensive range of the latest and most well maintained equipment in the area. Elite Sound and Lighting are Canberra’s preferred Audiovisual and Staging services provider by an ever growing number of clients and venues. Established in 1994, Elite Sound and Lighting is a locally owned and operated business. We pride ourselves on an extremely high level of personal yet professional customer service. Through wide experience and knowledge in the audio visual and events industry, we are secure in enhancing and providing all Audiovisual, Staging and Technical services that you require for your next Event, Meeting or Conference. With experience working in all of Canberra’s major and minor venues combined with many interstate venues, we provide excellence in making your events audiovisual aspects the best they can be no matter how large or small. SERVICE X

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All our staff are friendly and highly trained in their particular skill set, from technical direction to the most simple of AV, you will receive exceptional service. We have trained and experienced event, production and technical management staff providing a package tailored to all your event and production needs. We are constantly updating our equipment inventory and thus have a constantly expanding range with the latest equipment to suit your individual needs. We specialize in providing an extremely high attention to detail, no matter what the size of an event; all customers receive the same high levels of service. We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements and provide you with an obligation free proposal and quote.

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Expert technical management, equipment, staff and services in: Audio, Lighting, Staging, Video Projection, Data and Information display. EVENTS

With our broad experience combined with a highly experienced and creative team, we provide complete services for Event Management, theming and conception. Including but not limited to Balls and Gala Dinners, Conferences and Meetings, Product or Service Launches, Corporate Presentations, Festivals and Community Events, Bands and Musical Performances, Theatrical Productions and Fashion Events.

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A market leader in Australia’s exhibition industry with over 28 years experience supplying exhibition stands, furniture, display and AV equipment, design services and custom stands. EXPONET X X

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Continuous growth over 28 years and long – standing business credentials. Experienced staff, quality product and national service to ensure success for any exhibition or event. Experience building successful exhibitions and custom stands for major organiser, international corporations and key government bodies. One of the largest exhibition suppliers in Australia servicing ACT, NSW, VIC and QLD. Exceptional service, hands on experience and long-term relationships. Committed to a successful partnership, we take pride in our work and other clients’ success.

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We have built everything from international conferences filling several halls of national exhibition centres to exhibitions for associations in hotel foyers. An annual portfolio of over 400 exhibitions and events in over 150 venues nationwide.

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Peter Funnell & AssociAtes address PO Box 5684, Latham ACT 2615 address Address line goes here phone 02 6251 5452 phone 02 0000 0000 mobile 0412 620 310 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6259 2833 email email@email.com.au email admin@funnellentertainment.com.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.funnellentertainment.com.au

Peter Funnell & Associates is a celebrity resource and entertainment company that has been highly recognised in the corporate industry for 40 years. Based in the National Capital, they specialise in delivering quality entertainment and guest speakers for clients and venues throughout Australia and New Zealand. Entertainment and corporate speakers for an event are the backbone of its success – it can make or break the impression people leave with and share with others. Peter Funnell & Associates has the unique ability to help create your vision, on budget, on time, every time. With their involvement, you gain a professional and experienced service provider that understands the need to impress your colleagues & clients with something special. Their highly skilled team can make all the difference with your next Company Conference, Gala Dinner, Reception, Awards Ceremony or Public Celebration. Whether you need a Key Note Speaker, MC, Comedian, Corporate Band, Magician, Street Performer, Choir or musician - partnering up with Peter and his team will ensure you book the right act for your next event. Peter Funnell is also widely recognised as an honorable and reputable source for corporate entertainment. Put them to the test by calling today and ask for an obligation free proposal for your next important event. Peter Funnell & Associates will provide you with the best guaranteed pricing and outstanding service every time.

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VEN PSARN U E Na m E PSARN International Pty Ltd Address line goes here Suite 4, Level 1, 50 Geils court, Deakin ACT 2600 phone 02 0000 0000 phone 1300 482 400 fax 02 0000 0000 fax 02 6166 1202 email email@email.com.au email sales@psarn.com.au web www.webaddress.com.au web www.psarn.com.au address address

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The PSARN conference & event management solution (Enventr) provides a method for organisers to manage their conference and provide access to important & relevant information to attendees QUICk OVERVIEw

Enventr is a cloud-based, interactive mobile-enabled Conference and Event Management solution for providing an affordable, fully customised and professional managed conference. With Enventr you can meet the specific needs of both conference attendees and event managers with the assurance of satisfying the requirements of both large and small conferences. Most of all Enventr provides a capability that can be used to promote sponsors, reduce conference overheads and provide delegates with the information they need. kEy BENEFITS ANd FEATURES X X X X X X

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Multi-platform technology X supports all major mobile phones X fully featured for internet tablets X Application available for free from app-store AND X Web-based version works without installation Powerful and Flexible Delivery X Customisable scheduled sessions display X Selectable streams for large events X Sub-tracks and categories for complex events X Review individual session details Personalised for the Individual X Attendees can create their own schedule X Direct access to session handouts X Contact a speaker & download presentations X Direct banner advertising on the phone Integrated Social Media X Twitter & Facebook integration X Live Chat and Discussion Forums X Live News feeds & announcements X Extended range currently in development Extensive User Interactivity X Conference and session feedback X Real-time polls and surveys X Attendee, Sponsor and Exhibitor lists X Interactive Maps and Floor Plans

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One-Stop Portal for Productivity X Manage multiple conferences or events X Manage concurrent Enventr instances X Role based permissions for your staff X Self-service portal for Speakers & Presenters Fully Featured and Flexible X Nothing to install, access just like a web-page X Update simultaneously from the office or on-site X Configure end-user features & experience X Usage reports track current & post-event statistics 3rd Party Connectivity and Integration X Manage your payment gateway solution X CMS modules available read directly from Enventr X Centralised Ticket Management X We can import your data from legacy systems

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BARLENS EVENT hiRE Partner with the best in the business and ensure the success of your next event.

Barlens guiding ethos behind successful event management and event hire is collaboration. We listen to you and work with you to ensure your conference or industry event is a success. With over 40 years of experience organising all kinds of events and exhibitions in Canberra and the NSW region, we’re well qualified to help organise all aspects of your upcoming event. barlens – meeting your needs

67 Gladstone Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 02 6206 2020 fax 02 6206 2161 email Canberra@barlens.com.au web www.barlens.com.au address phone

Barlens can provide and install everything you need including exhibition booths, pavilions, lighting, audio-visual equipment, flooring and furniture, and it comes with Barlens professional expertise and attention to detail. Barlens is flexible and understands the exhibition industry. We cater for functions of all sizes, from major public expos to intimate industry functions. You can use our expertise in setting up your event, or Barlens can work with you and your clients to design the look and feel of your event right down to customised exhibition booths. Contact one of our consultants today. From the smallest conference to the grandest event, Barlens will help you organise it from the ground up.

Canberr a elite ta xis Canberra Elite Taxis offer Canberra a range of quality transport solutions, from the standard Taxi which include new model sedans, wagons and Tarago vans through to the Silver Service premium transport, and the larger people movers – the Super 11 Maxis. Bookings Canberra elite taxis – inCluding WheelChair aCCessible and high OCCupanCy

Ph: 13 2227 or 02 6239 3666 Book Online: www.canberraelite.com.au silver serviCe premium taxis

24 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 phone 132227 fax 02 6126 1674 web www.canberraelite.com.au address

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Ph: 13 3100 or 02 6239 3555 Book Online: www.silverservicecanberra.com.au super 11 maxi taxis

Ph: 02 6126 2844 or 13 2227 Book Online: www.canberraelite.com.au


conference logistics Our missiOn

To deliver excellence in conference management, tailoring services to the diverse needs of our clients, with professionalism, innovation and transparency. Our ApprOAch X X

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Unit 14, Centre Court, 1 Pirie Street, Fyshwick PO Box 6150, Kingston ACT 2604 phone 02 6281 6624 fax 02 6285 1336 email conference@conlog.com.au web www.conferencelogistics.com.au address

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to listen and be flexible, rather than providing a standard ‘one size fits all’ approach to provide excellent project management skills, using documented systems developed and improved over 20 years, to ensure memorable and outstanding conferences to offer totally transparent financial accountability to be technologically innovative to provide friendly, well trained staff to be environmentally responsible

Our speciAlisAtiOn X X X X X

Large scientific and medical meetings with associated exhibitions National and international association conferences High profile government meetings ‘Registration only’ services Consultancy services

Our credibility X X X

We are a Certified Event Management Company (PCO Association) 80 % of our business is from repeat clients or referrals We use Certain’s world leading Events Pro and Ei conference management software

testimOniAls

“The level of service Conlog gives is without a close rival – and I’ve worked with many PCOs!” A/Prof Michael Woodward, AWMA (client) “I have attended many, many conferences in my time and your attention to detail and customer service is certainly very appreciated and second to none.” Kaarin Middlebrook, Viater Medical Pty Ltd (exhibitor) “A sign of a good conference is that the conference organisers were largely in the background – because the organising had been done well beforehand.” “Communication was perfect. Courteous and helpful – best conference organisation I’ve experienced.” (conference delegates, online evaluation)

Earlybird ConfErEnCing and EvEnts A forwArd thinking fresh ApproAch to event mAnAgement

We ask the right questions to make sure you get the best results. We’ll take care of the finer details by working as an extension of your team to make sure your conference or special event is perfectly tailored to your delegates’ needs; and we’ll use new and innovative ways to make sure your event is one to remember, for all the right reasons. Our team will work with you to deliver a complete event solution or a key aspect of your event including: X X X

169/50 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604 phone 02 6126 5900 fax 02 6126 5907 email enquiries@theearlybird.com.au web www.theearlybird.com.au address

X X X X X X X X X X

Complete conference and event management Delegate liaison Venue and destination sourcing Event theming and styling Travel management Guest speakers Social and partner programs Audio visual and technical management Gala dinners and award ceremonies Online registration and marketing systems Marketing and PR Design Website and registration systems – Earlybird Digital

If you are looking for an agency with a wealth of experience that will listen, understand and then exceed your expectations, then we think that you will like working with us.

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H I EvEnt M anagEM Ent Company profile

From its inception, HI Event Management has focused on providing management solutions for all or various components of conference organising. HI Event Management works with clients from a diverse range of sectors and operates throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Top 5 reasons To use Hi evenT managemenT

1. Transparent business practices ensuring no hidden mark-ups or commissions 2. Netevent Systems as part of our client service Unit 4 Proximity, 21 Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 phone 02 6251 1647 fax 02 6251 6328 email ian@hievents.com.au web www.hievents.com.au address

3. Services tailored to meet the individual needs and budgets of clients 4. Strong industry relationships and contract negotiating power with venues and conference suppliers, throughout Australia and internationally 5. Direct contact with your event management team – no voicemail serviCes

Project Management – all aspects of event management: on-line registration, accommodation management, sponsorship sourcing, speakers, budget development plus all other key areas. Website development, e-news creation and distribution, extensive databases to assist with your marketing. Accommodation and Registration Management Services neTevenT sysTems

HI Event Management is the only company in Australia able to offer its clients this unique tool. Netevent Systems will: X Allow delegates online access to view their own booking details X Enable delegates and exhibitors to pre-diarise appointments X Interact with other delegates, creating business opportunities X Invite other delegates/colleagues to their dinner table X Manage their own conference diary X Promote their own business in the Conference Business Directory Netevent Systems can also increase your conference surplus and be tailor made to suit your conference requirements. Go to www.neteventsystems.com.au

H i re- a - Gu i d e Professional Guides, Partner & deleGate tourinG services X X X X X X

02 6288 7894 02 6288 7894 mobile 0415 632 502 email hire-a-guide@netspeed.com.au web canberraregion.com.au phone fax

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We bring you the best of Canberra and region Privileged insights, tailored and personalised 1 hour to multi day programs with unlimited combinations Transport coordination & registration desk staff Specialists in Planning history, Art, Architecture, Culture & many more Bi-lingual guides

For example: The Essence of Canberra takes in all the essentials of Canberra including its unique planning history and its magnificent national icons as well as many quirky anecdotes. Or Galleries Galore and Country Capers visits the magnificent galleries and heads out to the surrounding country for a local produce lunch and a taste of the cool climate wines. You could consider other options of: Gracious House, Homestead & Gardens or Nature and Nurture which includes the National Arboretum. From Sara Quinn ADPIA Secretariat: “Many thanks again for your help in organising and running such a great tour – it was the talk of the Conference!”


H i re i ntelli gen ce Hire Intelligence are leaders in the provision of IT and audio visual short-term rentals. Offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide & Auckland ensure we have the size, resources and flexibility to ensure a complete rental solution. With an impressive rental fleet of PC and Mac notebooks and desktops including the latest i7 Intel based machines and iPads, projectors and plasma/LCD displays, through to servers, printers MFD’s and photocopiers, two-way radios, video conferencing equipment and audio solutions, Hire Intelligence can service any technology rental need. Unit 5 49 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 1300 655 551 fax 02 9888 2850 email canberra@hire-intelligence.com.au web www.hire-intelligence.com.au address phone

With budgets being squeezed tighter than ever before, we ensure we have the most competitive pricing in the industry, supported by our network of unbeatable national service. Hire Intelligence have been working with PEO/PCO’s & their exhibitors for over 15 years and truly understand the importance of providing fast, efficient service with excellent technical backup. Our attention to detail ensures that our equipment is ready to work for you first time every time. Call us now to see how we continue to make short term rental more affordable & convenient than ever before!

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Production Magic audio Visual serVices Pty ltd

Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions, is one of Australia’s leading Audio, Visual and Event service companies. 20 Years of experience

Established in 1991, and trading as Audio Solutions we have rebranded to Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions, to better reflect our positioning in the market. Today’s clients are requiring a complete production, not just parts of a Production cobbled together. our goal

85 High St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 02 6200 5911 fax 02 6200 5912 email gary.woodbridge@productionmagic.com.au web www.productionmagic.com.au address phone

Our goal is to ensure the success of your conferences, product launches, road shows and special events through extraordinary service, and dedication to Customer satisfaction. extensive inventorY

Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions has a comprehensive range of industry leading equipment available for hire. Whether you require sound, lighting, video, data projection, or a complete package, Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions will provide the best technical solution, together with high dependability. technical and creative hr collateral

We are an award winning provider of professional Production services, Technical and Creative expertise, as well as equipment in all areas of the technical and creative production chain. We assist with technical direction, stage management and complete event management. Our staff are industry leaders that undergo continuous training and development, including attendance at international trade shows and seminars to ensure that they are totally conversant with the latest industry technologies and, more importantly, with your needs. We are constantly updating our inventory to ensure the latest, most capable staging, lighting, sound and vision equipment, is available for your event. Our extensive experience ensures that we are equally at home in a meeting room, tradeshow, convention facility, or Canberra’s more prestigious venues such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum. You can depend on Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions to provide superb audiovisual services that will enhance your meeting or event.

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stagin g co nn ecti o ns Staging Connections’ experience and passion in creating event staging solutions for over 25 years means we have the skills and the know how to deliver your next event flawlessly. With 100 locations and in-house partnerships at over 70 premier venues across Asia Pacific, Staging Connections is the event staging team you can rely on. Delivering across all event types X X X X

15–17 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 phone 02 6124 0700 fax 02 6124 0707 email canberrasales@stagingconnections.com web www.stagingconnections.com address

X X

Meetings and conferences High profile dignitary visits Congress Gala dinners and awards nights AGMs Product and media launches

an experienceD team to bring your vision to life X X X

Event staging & production managers Technical directors & highly skilled crew Multimedia technicians, stylists and set designers

technical X X X

Technical production management Audio, Vision & Lighting Staging, Drapes & Rigging

styling X X X

Styling & Theming Linen, props and accessories Stage sets

Design X X X

Set design Screen content Video Production

Digital event services X X

Webcasting (Live and On Demand) The Event App

Cim m aga zine (Creative head media) address Suite 202, Level 2, 80–84 Chandos St St Leonards NSW 2065 phone 02 9438 2300 fax 02 9438 5962 web www.creativehead.com.au email ayeomans@rankpub.com.au

Rank Publishing produces CIM magazine – Australasia’s longest standing monthly news magazine serving meeting and incentive planners.

ConferenCe Co-ordinators PO Box 905, Woden ACT 2606 02 6292 9000 fax 02 6292 9002 web www.confco.com.au email conference@confco.com.au address phone

Specialising in the coordination of conferences, meetings and exhibitions in Canberra and around Australia, Conference Co-ordinators can manage the entire event or assist with a selection of tasks.

ConseC – ConferenCe m anagement address Level 1, 8–10 Purdue Street, Belconnen ACT 2617 phone 02 6251 0675 fax 02 6251 0672 web www.consec.com.au email pamela.neame@consec.com.au

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Consec has over 16 years’ experience in conference/exhibition management, working with both public and private sectors. Consec is guided by its five star commitment to provide clients with: personalised and professional management services; provide services efficiently and cost-effectively; maintain frequent and open communication; adhere to timelines and manage, in partnership, a successful event.


Content groUp GPO Box 2381, Canberra ACT 2601 02 6273 0232 web www.contentgroup.com.au email david.pembroke@contentgroup.com.au

Contentgroup is one of Canberra’s leading media and communication companies’. contentgroup understands that your company’s story is your company’s key asset. Your story helps people understand the purpose of your business, product or service. contentgroup will help define your story and tell it in a clear, compelling and concise manner.

address Level 2, 10 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601 phone 02 8202 3287 fax 02 8202 3294 web http://www.countrylink.nsw.gov.au email robert.blanch@railcorp.nsw.gov.au

CountryLink is a division of RailCorp providing long distance passenger rail and coach services. Our fleet of XPT and XPLORER trains and coaches service over 360 destinations linking Canberra with Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and regional NSW. CountryLink also caters for groups and private charters ranging from one carriage to the whole train.

address PO Box 4112, Weston Creek ACT 2611 phone 02 6287 3246 web www.eventpix.com.au email trevor@eventpix.com.au

EventPix is the leading event photography company in Australasia servicing all major conference and event locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our photographers are selected to suit your event and all are experts in social and event photography. Your delegates can view/purchase the images via a website that is dedicated to your business event. Full service description can be viewed at www.eventpix.com.au

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ginger Catering at old parlia ment hoUse address 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 6273 4366 fax 02 6273 4266 web www.gingercatering.com.au email n.pinter@gingercatering.com.au

Located in the heart of the Parliamentary Triangle, Old Parliament House provides a prestigious venue for conferences, receptions and gala parties. A range of elegant locations are available including the Members Dining Rooms, Kings Hall and House of Representatives Chamber. Other features include the smart Cafe in the House and the sumptuous fine dining restaurant The Ginger Room.

address 215 Bicentennial Drive, Jerrabomberra NSW 2619 phone 0403 078 096 fax 0414 034 727 web www.hillcrestav.com.au email hire@hillcrestav.com.au

Hillcrest AV is a locally owned company with more than eleven years experience in providing quality AV solutions at an excellent price. Serving many of Canberra’s hotels and conference venues, we are well equipped to assist you in presentation success.

address 84 Queensbridge Street, Southbank VIC 3006 phone 03 9682 0244 fax 03 9682 0288 web www.icms.com.au email sarah@icms.com.au

ICMS is recognized globally as one of Australia’s leading conference and event management companies. ICMS presents tailor made solutions to meet the key goals and objectives of its client’s conference needs. The staff at ICMS has a wealth of collective knowledge, experience and a proven track record that can bring any conference a new level of professionalism.

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micenet m aga zine address PO Box R147, Royal Exchange NSW 1225 phone 02 8264 4444 fax 02 8264 4401 web www.mice.net.au email lillian@btp.net.au

micenet AUSTRALIA is a bi-monthly, glossy, award-winning convention/incentive magazine. It offers meetings/event planners the latest news on the meetings sector throughout Australia, New Zealand and ASIA, paying particular attention to content-rich destination reports, education, people, professionalism, expert columns and signature case studies.

address Unit 7, 207 Young St, Waterloo NSW 2017 phone 02 8394 8200 fax 02 9698 6965 web www.moreton.net.au email amanda.lovett@moreton.net.au

Moreton Hire has grown into one of Australias largest and most trusted exhibition and event infrastructure providers, servicing more than 1500 exhibitions, events and trade fairs annually through our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.Our full suite of services runs from product sourcing and development, project management and design to logistical support and implementation.

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mUrr ays CoaChes, bUses and limoUsines 1 Mugga Lane, Red Hill ACT 2603 13 22 59 fax 1300 309 448 web www.murrays.com.au email nektaria@murrays.com.au address phone

MURRAYS

Murrays Coaches, Buses & Limousines have over 45 years experience in providing ground transport to the business events sector. Murrays provide luxury coaches, buses, corporate limousines & sedans available for charter & hire in Canberra & nationally throughout Australia.

COACHES • BUSES • LIMOUSINES

national promotions aUstr alia 40 Kembla St, Fyshwick ACT 2609 02 6239 3339 fax 02 6239 3338 web www.natpromo.com.au email jt@natpromo.com.au address phone

We offer Event Management services ranging from online DIY registration solutions (we program and you manage registrations) through to total event management. We also have a fully appointed design studio, so we can design your program, website, promotional emails. We can also provide lanyards, satchels and any other promotional products you might need. One stop event support – nationwide.

one more moUntain pt y ltd address AWOL Production, PO Box 317, Dickson ACT 2602 phone 02 6230 0651 web www.michaelmilton.com email plewer@optusnet.com.au

The fastest speed recorded by an Australian skier is 213.65km per hour and the man who holds it has one leg. His name is Michael, a veteran of six Paralympic Games, two-time cancer survivor, amazing sportsman and an outstanding motivational speaker. Listen to Michael and you will know that anything is possible. Having one leg is not a big deal – hearing all about it is!

sbX system bUilt eXhibitions address Unit 15, Centre Court, 1 Pirie Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 phone 02 6239 1028 fax 02 6280 6554 web www.sbx.biz email kerry@sbx.biz

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SBX (System Built Exhibitions) is Canberra’s premier exhibition and event supplier. We provide anything from one-off furniture hires to product launches, cocktail parties and full scale trade shows encompassing custom stands and shell scheme booths. Please visit our website – www.sbx.biz to see our full range of products and services.


stargigs PO Box 5224, Kingston ACT 2604 02 6198 3231 fax 02 6198 3232 web www.stargigs.com.au email declan@stargigs.com.au address phone

Stargigs specialises in representing accomplished entertainers. Our attention to detail has built us a reputation of providing an impressive array of entertainment sourced from an enviable database of agents, managers and promoters. We work closely with our clients and are the first choice for many prominent corporate companies.

ten and a half Caterers Canberr a address National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600 phone 02 6240 6652 fax 02 6240 6659 email caroline.odgers@nga.gov.au

As Canberra’s Caterer of the Year (2011 Restaurant & Catering Awards) Ten and a Half is uncompromising in its ambition to create and deliver exceptional events. With a service philosophy focused on detail, combined with James Kidman’s cuisine, Ten and a Half will ensure your experience is individual and world-class.

this week in Canberr a m aga zine PO Box 4328, Kingston ACT 2604 02 9908 8222 fax 02 9908 8666 web www.thisweekincanberra.com.au email colinritchie@hardiegrant.com.au address phone

This Week In Canberra is a visitors guide to the National Capital. The publication is available free to Professional Conference Organisers for inclusion in conference packs for their delegates. Published seasonally covering summer, autumn, winter and spring. The 52 page guide lists attractions, restaurants, entertainment, shopping along with high quality maps.

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Event branding Conference messaging Collateral design and production Audio visual presentations Video production Online communication Project management

To find out how your exhibition or conference can benefit from Next Level Thinking contact Alberto Florez on 6162 1888 or email alberto.florez@cre8ive.com.au

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index 203 Restaurant and Bar

100

24 Hours in Canberra 3 Seeds – School Store Cafe

30 55, 100

Capacity Table

14

History of Canberra

20

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

77

Hotel Heritage

80

103

Cascades Restaurant

Hotel Kurrajong

97

Abode The Apartment Hotel

72

Casino Canberra

55

Hotel Realm

81

ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC)

73

Centenary of Canberra

34

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

82

ActewAGL Retail

32

CIM Magazine (Creative Head Media) 126

ICMS Pty Ltd

Alliance Catering at the AIS

46

CIT Restaurant

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT

100

Alto Restaurant ARIA Hotel Canberra

61

Atrium Restaurant & Bar

101

104

City Map

16

Clifton Suites on Northbourne

63

Cliftons 96

Australian Capital Tourism

42

Cockington Green Gardens

Australian Institute Of Sport

46

Conference Co-ordinators

126

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre/Yellow Edge

91

Conference Logistics

123

Australian National University

91

Consec – Conference Management

126

Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

Content Group

127

55

Australian War Memorial

50

Barlens 122 Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Understood

12

Belconnen Premier Inn

92

Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments 96

Country Comfort Greenway

55

96

CountryLink 127 Courtyard Restaurant

104

CRE8IVE 130 Crowne Plaza Canberra

78

CSIRO Discovery

56

Cuisine on Lake Crackenback

104

Belgian Beer Café

101

Cultural Diversity

21

Belmore Restaurant

101

Diamant Hotel Canberra

93

Benchmark Wine Bar

102

Dieci e Mezzo

Benjamin’s Restaurant and Bar

102

Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne

Bicicletta 102

Earlybird Marketing and Events

105 40 123

Isabella’s Brasserie Jetty Café King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

127 97 106 106 97, 106

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse

107

Konoba Restaurant

107

Kutas 107 La Scala

108

Locanda Italian Steakhouse

108

Lotus Bay Restaurant

108

Mantra on Northbourne

83

Manuka Oval

76

Master Builders Association ACT

84

Mercure Canberra

95

micenet Magazine

128

Moreton Hire Pty Ltd

128

Murramarang Beach Front Resort

41

Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines 128 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

56

Boffins Restaurant

103

East Hotel

94

National Convention Centre

68

Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar

103

Eastlake Football Club

96

National Film and Sound Archive

54

Brumbies 27

Elite Sound and Lighting

118

National Gallery of Australia

52

Bureau Services

22

Event Pix

127

National Museum of Australia

56

Burgmann College

96

Events Calendar 2012

28

National Portrait Gallery

53

92

Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC

66

National Promotions Australia

93

ExpoNet 119

National Teasures

10

Fast Facts

26

Natural Beauty

36

Federal Golf Club

56

Novotel Canberra

85

Canberra Airport Canberra Business Event Centre Canberra Centre – The Hub

33, 74

Canberra Elite Taxis

122

Canberra Glassworks

55

Fig Tree Café

Canberra Institute of Technology

96

Flint in the Vines

Canberra Map

18

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

75

Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House

Canberra Rex Hotel

128

105

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

105

One More Mountain Pty Ltd

128

One Restaurant and Bar

109

Ottoman Cuisine

109

Parliament House

48

97 127

41

Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong 65

Griffin Hotel

94

Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden 64

Hellenic Club of Canberra Ltd

79

Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group

49

HI Event Management

124

Parliamentary Sitting Calendar

19

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

65

Canberra Stadium

76

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

32, 55

Hillcrest AV

127

Passionfood@Eastlake 109

Hire A Guide

124

Pavilion on Northbourne

Hire Intelligence

125

Peppercress Restaurant

62 110

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Peter Funnell Entertainment PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

120 97, 110

Platinum Dinning by Hellenic Premier Catering

110

PorkBarrell Café

111

Portrait Café

111

Production Magic Audio Visual Services 125 PSARN International

121

Snowy Mountains

113

Staging Connections – Canberra

126

Stargigs 129 Ten and a Half Caterers Canberra

The Boat House by the Lake

Qantas Airways

43

Quality Hotel Dickson

87

Quality Hotel Woden

87

The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Culinaire

Queanbeyan Conference Centre

86

The Ginger Room

Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

56

Royal Australian Mint

56

Rydges Capital Hill

71

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

71

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

70

SBX System Built eXhibitions

128

Scope Mount Stromlo

97

The Auditorium (Vikings Erindale)

86

111

129

Testimonial 58

Q Performing Arts Centre

Redsalt Restaurant

38

Southern Cross Restaurant and Bar

51, 113

The Brassey of Canberra

88

The Chairman and Yip

114 54, 114 114

The Grill Restaurant

115

The Haig Italian Restaurant

115

The Hereford Prime Chargrill

115

The Lobby Restaurant

57

The National Arboretum

37

The Parklands Apartment Hotel Dickson 95 The Promenade Café

116

112

The Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Science)

57

Shepherds Run Wines and Restaurant

112

The South Coast

39

Sherwoods Restaurant

112

Think Canberra

4

Siren Bar and Restaurant

113

This Week In Canberra Magazine

129

Every effort has been made to ensure that information is current and correct at time of printing. The information is provided on the basis that neither the Canberra Convention Bureau and its members, nor the ACT Government, will be liable for any loss, damage or injury arising from any incorrect or inaccurate information.

Associations Incorporated Act The Canberra Convention Bureau is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 and complies with the requirements of the Act. Annual statements and information relating to the committee (CCB Board) and public officer are lodged with the ACT Registrar‑General’s office.

Terms and conditions Maps and photographs – maps are for general information and don’t necessarily reflect actual routes, locations or services provided. Hotel rooms and other photographs shown in this brochure may not be specific to the actual room occupied or tour taken.

International telephone information Canberra’s area code is 02. If dialling from outside Australia, delete the 02 and add 612 before the phone number. 1800 or 1300 numbers cannot be called internationally.

Privacy Policy We have many member organisations that are able to provide you with products and services to assist with your business event. From time to time, we may provide your details to our members in order to ensure that you receive the highest standard of service possible. If you would like to know more about our handling of your information, please visit our website at www.canberraconvention.com.au or contact our office. Designed by CRE8IVE Printed by Blue Star PRINT

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Thredbo Alpine Hotel

41

Tuggeranong & Bonython Function Centres and Catering

98

UC Events (University of Canberra)

89

University House

90

University of Canberra Village (Campus Summer Stays)

98

Virgin Blue Airlines

44

Welcome 1 Wintergarden Restaurant

116


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Phone: 02 6247 7500 Fax: 02 6247 8155

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