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CANBERRA CONVENTION BUREAU

CANBERRA THE MEETING PLACE OF A NATION

MEETING PLANNERS GUIDE 2010


CANBERRA THE NATIONAL CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA CA N B E R R A – T H E N AT I O N A L CA PI TA L O F AU ST R A L I A


WELCOME

POWERBROKERS, PRESTIGE AND PLACES TO EXPLORE As Australia’s capital, Canberra is the pulse of the nation. It’s where key decisions are made which affect our lives every single day – and shape our future.

stories of Australians at war at the Australian War Memorial to the great artworks of the National Gallery, delegates take home treasured experiences.

By holding your event in Canberra, you can take advantage of unparalleled access to key political figures, senior decision makers, and the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. Canberra offers direct access to the powerbrokers of today and the opportunity to help shape decisions of the future.

There is a wealth of spectacular venues available in our nation’s capital: the Great Hall at Parliament House is an inspiring space made available for business functions; you can be surrounded by rare military aircraft at the Australian War Memorial; have interactive fun at Sportex at the Australian Institute of Sport; blow glass at the Canberra Glassworks; view iconic Australians at the National Portrait Gallery; or understand more about the people that have shaped Australian democracy at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

The nation’s capital also offers unparalleled access to world-leading researchers, academics, scientists and innovators in a diverse range of fields. The Bureau has made it even easier to ensure your event taps into this wealth of academic knowledge. The Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG), which the Canberra Convention Bureau established in 2007, was created to bring business event organisers together with representatives from all the key learning institutions based in Canberra. Through RALIG, the Bureau can assist with bid preparation, accessing potential guest speakers, determining strategic partners, linking in with research projects and industry relevant resources. Behind the political pulse beats the heart of the nation – Canberra is the place where our history is archived, our journey as a nation is told and the nation’s treasured collections are held. In viewing these collections, from the moving and inspiring

Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive, Canberra Convention Bureau Inc.

If you want your event to “walk gently on the earth”, then Canberra has the added bonus of being a city in which it’s easy to hold an event with a relatively small carbon footprint. As an easily navigated, centralised city surrounded by native bush and rural wineries, and located in one of the nation’s richest local food belts brimming with local produce, you can create an imaginative, diverse and action-packed event with a minimum of travel.

Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory

We hope this publication opens your eyes to all Canberra has to offer, and that you’ll make the nation’s capital your next event destination. 1


Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks with Wayne Swan and Julia Gillard during Question Time in the House of Representatives, Federal Parliament, Canberra.

Therese Rein comforts Debra Lowe as they listen to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as he offers an apology from the Australian Federal Government to the so-called ‘Forgotten Australians’.

THE HEART OF THE NATION, CANBERRA IS WHERE HISTORY IS MADE ...

Treasurer Wayne Swan and his wife Kym leave after he delivered his budget address to the National Press Club in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd releases the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Report in the company of the Commission’s chair, Dr Christine Bennett, and Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, and Federal Climate Change Minister, Senator Penny Wong.


Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offers an apology from the Australian Federal Government to the so-called ‘Forgotten Australians’, child immigrants from the 1920’s to the 1970’s who suffered neglect in state care, in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.

... AND WHERE THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY IS DETERMINED.

Canberra, ACT. Opposition front bencher, Tony Abbott, speaks to the media after resigning from the liberal front bench over disagreements with the opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull, at Parliament House in Canberra.

Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop, about to hold a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, after Mr Abbott was voted in as new Liberal Party leader by a narrow margin.

Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown speaks with Climate Change protestors after they stormed the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra.

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CANBERRA – AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL

The National Capital Seat of Power Canberra is a vibrant city that is also the centre for Australia’s political life. Canberra is where policy is determined, key decision makers meet, and lobbying takes place. The Press Gallery at Parliament House has representatives from every major media outlet in the country who compile stories for media across Australia and internationally. Canberra offers an incredibly rich field of potential guest speakers for business events. The prestigious national institutions and attractions that tell the story of our nation are located in Canberra and these institutions, along with some of Australia’s leading academic and knowledge centres, provide access to many of the nation’s most exciting and innovative industry and research leaders. When it comes to information and communication technology (ICT), Canberra is a leading force. Each year the Australian government spends around $2.3 billion on ICT equipment, software and services. Australia’s largest ICT research organisation, the National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) Centre of Excellence has a Canberra research lab conducting cutting-edge research – especially in the area of e-government. Canberra is the diplomatic centre of Australia with the embassies of over 90 countries based here. This provides gateways to foreign markets, opportunities for support of international delegates and the potential for diplomatic networking.

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Influence If you want to influence the people with influence – come to Canberra. The nation’s capital provides access to the country’s powerbrokers – the politicians and departmental staff that shape policy, determine strategic directions and exert influence over just about every aspect of Australian life. There is unparalleled access to government decision makers, a wealth of strategic lobbying opportunities and the potential for media exposure nationally and internationally through the Press Gallery at Parliament House. Canberra is also home to some of the most influential thinkers in the country who are based at the major educational and research institutions here. The nation’s capital is also where influential decisions by Australia’s largest employer, the federal government, are made, including multi-billion dollar procurements by the Australian Department of Defence. Canberra is also a hub for peak industry bodies and associations representing Australia’s major industries and interest groups. The Canberra Convention Bureau specialises in maximising your opportunities to access key people, places and venues of national and international significance.

Knowledge Centres The Research and Leaning Institutes Group (RALIG) brings together Canberra’s key learning and research institutions with a view to working closely with organisers of business events. Launched by the Canberra Convention Bureau in 2007, with the support of Professor Ian Chubb, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, RALIG was specifically created to enable you to tap into the wealth of innovation and research being conducted in Canberra. RALIG members include: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Australian National University CSIRO University of Canberra NICTA (National Information and Communications Technology Australia) Australian Institute of Sport Australian Catholic University Australian War Memorial Canberra Institute of Technology Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House National Museum of Australia UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy

The group can assist with letters of support, technical assistance and bid presentation. For more information go to page 6.

The Canberra Convention Bureau helps to add value to your event by: ++ a ccessing guest speakers relevant to your subject matter or industry ++ enriching your program by offering information and contacts in areas of interest outside your main areas of expertise ++ incorporating interesting, fun and relevant technical tours ++ utilising national institutions and other venues as prestigious locations


CANBERRA – AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL

National Capital Attractions Canberra’s national institutions offer a diverse range of venues and memorable experiences that can add a moving, emotional or special interest element to your event.

Location Conveniently located between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is a thriving modern city with four distinct seasons which means you can enjoy the splendour of golden Autumn colour and the beauty of Spring in bloom.

As the national capital, Canberra holds national collections which are the heart of Australian cultural and social history.

The spectacular Snowy Mountains are located close to Canberra. The Snowy Mountains provide pre and post conference touring for delegates with skiing and snowsports in winter and hiking, fly fishing and scenic relaxation in summer.

Canberra’s national institutions can make your event truly memorable. National attractions include: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Australian Institute of Sport Australian National Botanic Gardens Australian War Memorial Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre Canberra Glassworks Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium Cockington Green Gardens CSIRO Discovery Centre Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House National Archives of Australia National Film and Sound Archive National Gallery of Australia National Library of Australia National Museum of Australia National Portrait Gallery Parliament House Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre Royal Australian Mint Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Also just a short drive to the east is the beautiful South Coast. With pristine coastal and marine national parks and beautiful beaches, the South Coast offers a wide range of activities for all ages. For more information about the Canberra region go to page 39 . Ease of Access There are around 900 flights in and out of Canberra each week with direct flights available from all capital cities. Canberra is an extremely easy city to navigate with its wide boulevards and efficient roads. Quick and easy transitions to different venues allow you the option of structuring your event to encompass several different locations and experiences into any given day. Where else in Australia can you transition easily from breakfast under gum trees to meeting with key federal power brokers at Parliament House, lunch with internationally renowned industry specialists, and move on to dining in the halls of one of our prestigious national institutions in the evening?

Universities Australia Higher Education Conference March 2009 “Holding our conference in Canberra meant we had access to federal politicians – Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard gave the Opening Address on the first day and on the second day of the conference, the Ministerial Address was given by the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. The involvement of federal politicians helped lift our media profile and we obtained extensive media coverage. An added benefit was that our Chairman, Professor Richard Larkins, gave a televised address at the National Press Club which was broadcasted nationally on ABC TV. This provided another opportunity for media coverage and to raise awareness about key advocacy issues.” Arminia Sorbara, Conference Organiser, Universities Australia

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THINK CANBERRA

An initiative of the Research and Learning Institutes Group To help you develop the most relevant, interesting and engaging business event possible, many of Canberra’s influential and internationally respected research organizations, academic and cultural institutions partner with the Canberra Convention Bureau. This partnership is conducted under the banner “Think Canberra” through the Research and Learning Group. The Research and Learning Group (RALIG) seeks to build on Canberra’s worldwide reputation for leading innovation and research. RALIG has specifically come together to assist in bid proposals, add value to business events, and enable event organisers direct access to the latest research projects being conducted in Canberra’s tertiary institutions. Through RALIG, the Bureau ensures you tap into Canberra’s enormous wealth of fascinating guest speakers, exciting and relevant venues and memorable tours.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

“...ANU has an important role in a new education revolution. It already ranks as Australia’s leading university by global university ranking systems, and the research achievements of the ANU speak for themselves – including two Nobel Prizes in medical research. ANU is a research-rich university of high quality. It is a University with a high proportion of graduate students, particularly PhD students. And it is a University where the richness of its research and the quality of its performance creates a unique educational environment in Australia.”

Academics from The Australian National University (ANU) have long played an active role in discussions of national and international importance. ANU has forged close links with government, business and research institutions in Australia and abroad, and is involved in collaborative projects with organisations ranging from NASA to the European Union. Science, Research and Development at the ANU ANU researchers are among the most published and cited researchers in Australia. Research at ANU ranges from the fundamental to strategic and applied, from theory to practice; it includes scholarship and creative activities. The seven colleges of the University – the ANU College of Arts and Sciences, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the ANU College of Business and Economics, the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the ANU College of Law, the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment and the ANU College of Physical Sciences – each comprise research schools, centers and education faculties that undertake research and teaching of the highest standard.

From the 2009 Annual Burgmann College lecture, ANU by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd August 2009

“The Australian National University is a core part of the Canberra community and a large contributor to the intellectual energy of Canberra. Some 20,000 people come to the campus each day to work or study, and thousands attend concerts, plays, exhibitions and public lectures on the campus. We have a wide range of leading academics conducting some of the most interesting and exciting research and study projects in Australia, albeit the world. I invite you to explore ANU when you’re planning an event in Canberra and look forward to working with the Bureau to help you create a relevant and memorable business event.” Professor Ian Chubb AC Vice-Chancellor The Australian National University (Professor Chubb is also a director of the Canberra Convention Bureau)

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THINK CANBERRA

ANU Climate Change Institute Climate change is rapidly becoming the defining challenge for humanity in the 21st century. The ANU Climate Change Institute (CCI), working with global research projects through the International Alliance of Research Universities, is dedicated to finding solutions to climate change. The John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU Over the last 50 years, The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at ANU has made major discoveries and contributions to world health. Research focuses on understanding and providing treatments for diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Fundamental discoveries by the JCSMR include the Nobel Prize-winning elucidation of mechanisms of transmission of signals in the nervous system (Sir John Eccles, 1963), and the discovery of the role of the major histocompatibility complex for which Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Federal Minister for Health, The Hon Nicola Roxon MP, ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Chubb, Prime Minister of Australia Mr Kevin Rudd, and CEO MBF Australia Dr Christine Bennett, arrive at JCSMR to deliver the Government’s National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Report. July 2009.

“Our team includes some of the most renowned experts in climate change research in the nation. We work with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching, drawing on the wealth of expertise across the University’s seven Colleges. Canberra’s an appropriate location in which to study this topic as it is relatively easy to achieve a small carbon footprint. From the ANU I can ride my bike or walk to most places of interest around town. It’s a great place to live and work.” Professor Will Steffen Executive Director ANU Climate Change Institute

The time it takes to map a single human genome could be radically reduced thanks to two new next generation DNA sequencers at The John Curtin School of Medical Research. Pictured Ms Stephanie Palmer, Manager ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility JCSMR, Professor Arthur Georges, Dean of Applied Science (UC), Dr Liz Dennis, Chief Research Scientist (CSIRO Plant Industry) and Professor Frances Shannon, Director JCSMR (ANU). July 2009

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THINK CANBERRA

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA NATSEM at UC NATSEM, the National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling, is a major research centre within the University of Canberra with an international reputation as a centre of excellence for analysing microdata and constructing microsimulation models.

The University of Canberra is Australia’s Capital University. It is a university committed to delivering professional education and applied research to the Australian Capital Territory and the surrounding region. The University’s 11,000 students come from every state in Australia and many other countries. About 1500 students live on campus. Others share a house off-campus or board with homestay families. The University undertakes research in ecology, economic modelling, cultural and heritage conservation, sports studies, health, forensics, national security, governance, urban planning and design. Research projects deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges. The University campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native wildlife, including parrots, honeyeaters, and cockatoos. There is even a group of resident kangaroos who live near the Student Residences. The University is situated in Bruce, 10 kms from the Canberra CBD and 8 kms from the ANU. It is within the Bruce Innovation Precinct, which includes the Australian Institute of Sport and a campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology. The University is well-served by public transport and within easy reach of shopping and entertainment venues in the Belconnen Town Centre. On campus, social life revolves around coffee shops and food outlets, lounges and lawns. For the athletically-inclined there’s a well-equipped sports and fitness centre with squash, basketball and tennis courts. There’s also a range of shops and banks conveniently located on campus. Academic standards are high and career results are excellent. The university has produced over sixty thousand graduates since 1970. Graduates are consistently ranked among the most employable in Australia. Many have become prominent writers, journalists, performers and sports men and women.

Professor Stephen Parker Vice-Chancellor University of Canberra A musician, cyclist and father of three, Professor Parker’s academic background is in law. He has practised as a solicitor in the UK and lectured in the subject at University College Cardiff, the Australian National University, Griffith University and Monash University. Before joining the University of Canberra on 1 March 2007 he was Senior Deputy ViceChancellor at Monash University.

The ANZSOG Institute The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Institute was established in June 2009 to conduct interdisciplinary research and provide professional education and development programs in governance to deepen theory, advance knowledge and improve practice in a way that is of significance to scholars and practitioners in Australia and internationally.

This reputation reflects NATSEM’s ongoing contributions to social and economic policy debate and analysis in Australia, and its success in developing models of the highest quality and undertaking independent and impartial research, both in Australia and internationally. Work has begun on a new federally funded $11 million International Microsimulation Centre to house the University’s researchers in social and economic modelling. The new building will include a 200-seat auditorium, offices, teaching and seminar rooms, the latest audiovisual and computer equipment and will also provide short and medium term executive accommodation. Office of Development The Office of Development at the University of Canberra has responsibility to build and manage the University’s external relationships and interactions with industry, government and the community – including the ACT Government, the Australian Government, and businesses and non-government organisations in Canberra and the Capital Region of NSW. The Office assists and supports a wide range of University conferences, events and community engagement initiatives.

The Institute was created to anchor ANZSOG’s professional development and research programs in Canberra. The establishment of the Institute reflects the commitment of the University of Canberra to produce research and professional development which has genuine public value. The Institute has already forged close working relations with Government and the professions as a way of bringing together key academics with leading thinkers from the private, not for profit and public sectors to problem-solve around critical governance issues.

Professor John H Howard Pro Vice-Chancellor Development University of Canberra Before joining the University in 2008, Professor Howard had a 20 year career in business, predominantly in consultancy in the fields of innovation, knowledge transfer and commercialisation. He is also Chair of the Bureau’s Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG).

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NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA Canberra is a city with world-class information and communications infrastructure. There are around 1,000 specialist information and communications technology (ICT) businesses based in Canberra in addition to the Canberra Research Laboratory of NICTA – Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence. NICTA is Australia’s peak ICT research and commercialisation agency. NICTA’s Canberra Research Laboratory collaborates with the Australian National University (ANU) to provide enhanced research training to PhD candidates in ICT research fields. NICTA focuses on delivering research outcomes to Australia in the areas of e-government, biomedical and life science, intelligent transport systems, safety and security, environmental management, mobile systems and services and software infrastructure. NICTA is also strengthening leading research capabilities in computer vision and automated data analysis.

Profile: Dr Sylvie Thiébaux Dr Thiébaux’s research interests are in artificial intelligence – in particular automated planning, diagnosis, search, and reasoning under uncertainty. Her current research focuses on developing planning and diagnosis techniques to handle larger and more complex problems featuring uncertainty, time, and coordination among multiple entities. This includes investigating applications of these techniques in autonomous robotics, intelligent transport, and power distribution. Dr Thiébaux’s current professional activities include being an associate editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, a guest editor of the Artificial Intelligence journal, and a member of the board of directors of ICAPS, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Technology cluster for Canberra In September 2009, NICTA joined with the ACT Government to create a new public-private research and development cluster focused on government technology. The technology cluster was created in Canberra as the Commonwealth is the nation’s largest buyer of ICT goods and services. The ACT Government, one of the founding members of the National ICT Australia consortium that created NICTA, has allocated funding to allow NICTA to build a membership-based organisation of local innovators, multinational technology companies, and research institutions.

GOVERNOR GENERAL

“In your different roles as researchers, health professionals and therapists, teachers and special educators, carers, communication partners, parents, and friends, you make an incalculable contribution to Australian society, where one in seven people experiences difficulty in communication. In understanding and supporting them, in your recognition of how essential communication is to all our lives, you add to our sense of cohesion and harmony, to our rich social fabric.” Excerpt from speech by Governor General Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, at the opening of the 9th Biennial National AGOSCI (Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment) National Conference, National Convention Centre Canberrra. May 2009.

For over 100 years the office of Governor General has had an important constitutional, ceremonial and community role in the life of our nation. Possibly the most visible role of the Governor General, as the office has evolved over the years, is to encourage, articulate and represent those things that unite Australians as a nation. In this capacity, the Governor General and his or her spouse accept patronage of many national, charitable, cultural, educational, sporting and professional organisations.

“Working with e-government tools opens up a whole new world of communication and feedback for all areas of government. We’re currently working with ‘Opinion Watch’, a tool that allows us to tap into social networking and automatically analyse blogs. This instantly provides a valuable gauge on the mood of the community around certain issues at any given time.” Dr Sylvie Thiébaux Director, NICTA Research Laboratory

“The ACT Government recognises the unique opportunity presented by NICTA’s e-Government research here in Canberra, which has the potential to make Canberra the e-Government centre of the country and the region. NICTA has a strong track record in e-Government research and has been working for some time with a number of government agencies in Canberra to help improve the performance of IT systems and processes. These include the Department of Innovation, the Department of Health and Ageing, the Australian Research Council and IP Australia.”

The Governor General also often opens and participates in conferences where topics of national importance are discussed – such as educational, health, cultural, welfare, defence, economic and rural issues. In addition, the Governor General attends services, functions, commemorations and exhibitions of local significance, lending encouragement to individuals and groups who are making a substantial contribution to their communities and to the nation.

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NATIONAL TREASURES

Many of our nation’s treasures await discovery in Canberra. Following our journey from an ancient indigenous continent to a modern multicultural nation, Canberra’s many attractions hold and share the essence of Australia’s culture, history and way of life.

Australian War Memorial

National Portrait Gallery

Commemorates the service and sacrifice of Australians at war. Learn the moving and inspirational stories that are testimony to the Australian spirit. Walk along the Roll of Honour panels, which record the names of Australia’s over 102,000 war dead.

Australia is one of only five countries in the world that has a National Portrait Gallery. The permanent exhibition displays over 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation.

The Memorial’s latest permanent exhibition Over the front: the Great War in the air has been widely praised, and is supported by a stunning film directed by renowned film director Peter Jackson (best known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy). The Memorial offers several areas regularly hired by companies to showcase their products and services. The BAE Systems Theatre provides cutting-edge, state-of-the-art facilities and is regularly used by scientific and research companies. For others, ANZAC Hall, with a submarine, spectacular aircraft and other large technology items on show, provides an experience not matched anywhere else in the world.

“The Memorial is justifiably one of the world’s great museums. This is recognised by it winning three straight national tourism awards as Best Major Tourist Attraction and being part of the National Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. As the current Chair of the Canberra Convention Bureau and a member of Canberra’s Business Council Task Force on Tourism, Arts and Sport, I recognise the value of the Memorial to organisers. It has great facilities and can introduce all to fascinating stories of Australia’s military history”. Steve Gower AO AO (Mil) Australian War Memorial, Director

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Opened in December 2008, this stunning building won the Australian Institute of Architects National Award, the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture, in October 2009. The National Portrait Gallery is constructed using materials from every state and territory in Australia and provides a unique opportunity for meetings and functions amidst the inspiring display of Australia’s most outstanding individuals.

An entertaining and lively raconteur, Sayers is in regular demand as a guest speaker at events. A respected authority on Australian art, Sayers has made a significant contribution to scholarly works in a range of publications, including Drawing in Australia, 1989, Sidney Nolan: The Ned Kelly Story, 1994, Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century and the Australian Art volume in the Oxford History of Art. Andrew Sayers National Portrait Gallery, Director


NATIONAL TREASURES

National Gallery of Australia

National Museum of Australia

National Library of Australia

The National Gallery is Australia’s premier art gallery in Australia, holding over 120,000 works of art from the Gallery’s four main art areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australian, Asian and International. Home to the famous Blue Poles, you can also see everything from Ron Mueck’s striking Pregnant Woman sculpture to Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series. Browse world-class exhibitions and stroll through the impressive sculpture garden with its drifting fog sculpture.

Marvel at thousands of objects that represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage. See famous Australian icons such as Phar Lap’s heart and Captain Cook’s teacup. Reminisce about the way Australian life used to be with the Holden prototype car Number One and a pink Propert caravan from the 1950s. There’s the quirky – like Dame Edna Everage’s glasses and the Wiggles’ skivvies – and the emotive, like the Gallery of First Australians which has the country’s largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings. The museum houses ever-changing exhibitions and is a vibrant visual feast of unexpected colours, shapes and angles that set it apart from the natural landscape of Canberra’s lakeside.

Housing the personal papers of past Prime Ministers and Australians such as Lindy Chamberlain, the library contributes to the vitality of Australia’s culture and heritage. See rare books, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, sheet music and other valuable ephemera. Browse the beautiful bookstore, see ever-changing exhibitions, or take a free behind the scenes tour to access the inner workings of Australia’s largest reference library. Don’t miss the cafe, Bookplate, which offers delicious food and lovely lake views from Ex Libris – the outdoor dining area.

Museum of Australian Democracy

Bring science to life in the most fun and engaging way possible by touring the interactive exhibits of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. One of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions, Questacon gives you the opportunity to watch the creation of a lighting bolt, ride a rollercoaster simulator or catch some hilarious science theatre. Staff includes educators, science communicators, actors and over 150 volunteer “Explainers” (often retired scientists and engineers), who are on hand to help you make the most of your visit.

While visual art is the main focus of the Gallery, other key learning areas that can be discussed in relation to works of art include English, Studies of Society and Environment, Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Technology, Philanthropy, Civics and Citizenship, Health, and Languages other than English. In 2006 the Australian Government announced additional funding to enhance and extend the building, this construction is under way. When stage one is complete the Gallery will boast a new ground floor entrance with improved access to the galleries and parking, ten new indigenous art galleries, a new foyer area and Gallery Shop and a Function Hall for a variety of public programs, opening and business events.

“This year we have one of the most important exhibitions ever to come to the National Gallery of Australia – the world premiere of Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond. Canberra is the only place in Australia to see this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition which runs until 5 April 2010. Among the 112 paintings included in the exhibition are some of the bestknown works of modern art in the world.” Ron Radford AM, National Gallery of Australia, Director

Housed in Old Parliament House, one of Australia’s most significant national buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy captivates and challenges visitors with the stories and events that have shaped our distinctive democracy. This beautiful and iconic 1920s building was the home of the Australian Parliament for 61 years. Stand on the front steps where former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam announced his government’s dismissal in 1975 and check out Bob Hawke’s modest prime ministerial suite. On a guided tour see the cramped conditions of a press gallery journalist, the Cabinet and Party rooms, and visit the Australian Prime Ministers Centre. The Museum currently features the Living Democracy: the power of the people exhibition which explores the different ways in which individuals and groups can participate in our democracy – voting, petitioning, demonstrating, lobbying, discussing ideas and issues, volunteering and lending a hand. These activities are reflected in the activities of schools, political organisations, lobby groups and performance artists. The exhibition features organisations such as GetUp!, the National Farmers Federation, politically active schools such as Shenton College in Perth and reflections from everyday Australians about what democracy means to them.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Professor Durant has been Director of Questacon since March 2003. Prior to Questacon, he spent ten years as Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the Hunterian Museum, Scotland, and was closely involved in the opening of the Glasgow Science Centre in 2001. He has a PhD in Geology and a background in science communication. His talents don’t just lie in academia, he was once a UK universities canoe slalom champion. Professor Graham Durant, Questacon, Director

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NATIONAL TREASURES

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present. The Institute undertakes and encourages scholarly, ethical community-based research, holds a priceless collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Indigenous studies, and has its own publishing house. Its activities affirm and raise awareness among all Australians, and people of other nations, of the richness and diversity of Australian Indigenous cultures and histories.

Australian Institute of Sport

National Archives of Australia

Discover Australia’s sporting powerhouse!

Research your family tree and discover a treasure trove of fascinating records at Canberra’s original General Post Office. The Archives houses significant holdings of photographs, maps, films, playscripts, musical scores and sound recordings including Australia’s ‘birth certificate’ – Queen Victoria’s Royal Commission of Assent – and our first Constitution. Delve into original government records on immigration, transport, politics or Indigenous affairs, or explore one of the ever-changing exhibitions.

Find out what it takes to become an elite athlete with a 90 minute behind-the-scenes tour of the AIS. With an elite athlete as your guide, experience our internationally recognised sports precinct first-hand and gain a unique insight into the life of an elite athlete. You may see our gymnasts in training or some of Australia’s top swimmers doing their laps. During your tour, take on the sporting challenges in Sportex – an interactive sports experience where you can test your skills at rock climbing, virtual rowing, football penalty shoot-outs, skateboarding and more. Discover the champion within!

Royal Australian Mint The Royal Australian Mint reopened in September 2009 after completing a $65 million transformation. New glass observation windows allow visitors to look down onto the factory floor to watch coins being made. Marvel at one of the world’s strongest robots, the Titan, as it lifts drums of over 250,000 blanks which weigh in excess of 700 kilograms. Learn how coins are made in the new theatrette presentation, explore the collection of early, rare and historically significant coins on show from our National Coin Collection as well as displays illustrating the history of Australian coins. The Coin Shop sells an array of mint edition coins and commemorative packs and a coin-operated visitor press allows you to make your very own coin.

“To hear a sound recording of my grandfather 28 years after his passing was like connecting with my grandfather himself right in the room with me. I would recommend that everyone go visit AIATSIS if you’re interested in finding out things about family and relatives, you never know what you’ll find – you may be pleasantly surprised, as I was!” Singer Christine Anu, on listening to AIATSIS archival recording of her grandfather singing as part of the SBS television program Who do you think you are? which traces the genealogical roots of famous Australians.

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Jack became the first Australian to win the under-23 time trial at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships in September. This came after a string of successes on both road and track, including gold at the under-23 time trial and under-23 road race at the Australian Championships; stage wins in the Tour of Japan and the Thuringen Tour in Germany; and two silver medals (individual pursuit and team pursuit) at the Track World Championships. Jack has recently signed with professional team Garmin–Slipstream for 2010.

“As one of Canberra’s premier tourist attractions, it is amazing to think that every single coin used in Australia is produced right here, in a factory, in Canberra,”

Jack Bobridge, Track Endurance/Road Cycling

Graham Smith, Royal Australian Mint, Acting Chief Executive Officer


CANBERRA PRESS GALLERY

The Power of the Press Gallery When it comes to increasing your potential for media coverage, there is no better place than the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. The ‘Gallery’ houses the most well-known and highly respected journalists in Australia, whose reports and opinions feature in newspapers, online, and on radio and television nationally every day of the week. The Press Gallery, located within Parliament House, is populated by around 180 journalists and their support staff, ranging from Australian and international television, print and radio media, to online media and news services such as AAP, Reuters and Bloomberg. Author of “Politics and the Media”, Dr Ian Ward says: “Gallery journalists are collectively responsible for the great majority of news stories about federal politics that appear in Australian print and broadcast media.” Many organisations use Federal politicians as guest speakers at events as a way of raising their media profile and placing their issues on the political agenda. Lobbyists also work strategically to use media coverage as a way of advancing the core issues of an organisation or interest group. The Press Gallery is very interested in what the politicians say to these groups.

“Canberra is where Australia’s political leaders gather to debate the issues that affect all of us – the economy, our defence, immigration, our health and education, the environment, our welfare, and our taxes. It is also where the leaders of business, the professions, social and environmental policy, and the advocates for the people who don’t normally have a voice come to try and influence the national political debate. If you have an opinion or a gripe, a bouquet or a brickbat – any message for our Government – then Canberra is the place to be and the place to visit.” Chris Uhlmann: Political Editor, ABC TV News.

“When large groups of people descend on the nation’s capital, they often attract attention. Organisations with a keen news sense and compelling stories garner media interest and political traction by bringing their cause to the centre of the political fray. When they entice political leaders to their events, it can be a great colour story for journalists – particularly when the pollies get put on the spot. Such events can also put a human face on issues or policy decisions, generating wider coverage in the national media.” Misha Schubert: Federal Political Correspondent, The Age. A regular panellist on ABC TV’s Insiders program, Schubert also writes for the National Times.

“To lobby the Federal Government or to convey your policies or messages to a national audience, there is no better place to be than Canberra – either as a permanent base or as a venue for conferences, summits or meetings. And there is no better vehicle for getting your message to the Australian people than the Parliamentary Press Gallery. The most successful lobby groups and associations spend a lot of time and resources building positive mutually rewarding professional relationships with the journalists in the Gallery. For anyone in the public affairs and lobbying sector, it is vital to craft strong messages and build contacts with the Press Gallery if you want to reach your target audiences.” John Flannery, Media & Public Affairs, Australian Medical Association

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Access to influence As the seat of government for the nation, Canberra offers business events an unparalleled level of kudos and prestige. From accessing government ministers, senior political staffers, or important departmental decision makers, to tours of Parliament House itself, Canberra offers a wealth of opportunities to enhance your event. Holding your event in Canberra allows you to make personal representations to politicians, and their senior staff, to ensure your organisation is being seen, heard and acknowledged. Raising your profile and your lobbying power can significantly advance the agenda of your organisation or association. Lobbying opportunities in Canberra are unlimited, not only through Federal Parliament, but also through the many government departments, agencies, authorities, boards, committees, commissions, tribunals and government-owned corporations that are based here. The Canberra Convention Bureau can advise you on whether it is better to hold your event during, or outside of, a Parliamentary sitting period. Out of Parliamentary sitting periods, you have the opportunity for meetings with the Canberra based MPs and Senators – Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, The Hon Bob McMullan MP, Senator Kate Lundy, Senator Gary Humphries and Annette Ellis MP. Over 56,700 public servants work in Canberra, with hundreds more regularly flying into the capital for meetings, commissions, review boards and other business and networking activities.

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“With regard to putting us on the map politically, our conference achieved everything we hoped for and more. We timed our event so it was held during a Parliamentary sitting week. We had 155 political and government representatives attend our conference dinner. This included 37 MPs representing the local areas of 70 of the 82 schools we have across Australia. The event significantly raised our profile and provided valuable strategic lobbying opportunities. Our National Director stayed on in Canberra, and coming off the back of the conference organised key meetings with staff from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and peak bodies based in Canberra such as the Independent Schools Association. As a result of my experience, I enthusiastically recommend both the Bureau and the city of Canberra as a venue for a major gathering in the future. We will be back!” Dennis Mulherin: Chair of the National Lutheran Principals, Conference Planning Committee, Assistant Director, Lutheran Education, Queensland

“I have always been interested in the notion of our national Parliament being Australia’s “Head Office” (more or less). Of course, 21 years ago, the Parliament moved from a relatively modest set of white buildings to a larger new building under the grass canopy of Capital Hill. For those of us who work within the new Parliament House there can be a real “buzz” around the building, especially when major legislation is being debated, or when big events are happening; the apology to Australia’s Indigenous people in early 2008 was one of these events. For me, the personal attraction of working in Parliament House includes this buzz, as well as the opportunity to service the Parliament, and maintain and improve the magnificent set of buildings that is new Parliament House. Tourists and business visitors to Canberra also feel the buzz of Parliament House, some by witnessing Question Time, some through the opportunity to meet their Members of Parliament and Ministers, and some by being part of the big events which the building hosts. Canberra can be a really effective location for business meetings and conventions, not least because of the opportunities to meet and mix with senior managers and policy staff from government agencies, as well as with key politicians. Moreover, convention functions at Parliament House or one of Canberra’s other great venues can be a real bonus”. Alan Thompson: Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament House, Canberra, Board Member, Canberra Convention Bureau


PARLIAMENT HOUSE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Parliament House

Federal Government Departments

The ‘new’ Parliament House in Canberra, which was officially opened in 1988, was designed to reflect Australian life and culture.

All federal government departments and agencies are represented in the nation’s capital. Over 56,700 public servants work in Canberra, with hundreds more regularly flying into the capital for meetings, commissions, review boards and for other business and networking.

Built to last 200 years, the building features interiors with Australian furniture and design elements that remind visitors the purpose of the building is to serve the Australian community. The forecourt of the building features an enormous mosaic based on a Central Desert dot-style painting by indigenous artist Michael Nelson Tjakamarra from the Papunya community in the Northern Territory. Made from around 90,000 hand-guillotined granite pieces, the mosaic represents a Possum and Wallaby dreaming. The Great Hall features one of the largest tapestries in the world. Based on a painting by Australian artist Arthur Boyd, AC, OBE, the tapestry is of a eucalyptus forest in the Shoalhaven area of New South Wales. A team of 13 weavers from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop took two and a half years to complete the work. Australia’s Parliament House is also one of the only Parliaments in the world where special events such as gala dinners and conference meetings can be enjoyed by the public, making it a unique and inspirational venue. Parliament House also holds some of Australia’s most important historical documents. The Members’ Hall holds the original Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) and one of only four surviving 1297 issues of the Magna Carta.

Here’s a brief profile of just some of the federal government departments: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy provides strategic advice to the government on the development of policies and programs for enhancing Australia’s broadband and communications sectors and the digital economy, and ensures the efficient and effective implementation of programs. www.dbcde.gov.au Department of Climate Change The Department of Climate Change delivers programs under the Australian Government’s climate change strategy. www.climatechange.gov.au Department of Defence The Australian Government Department of Defence aims to promote the security of Australia, and to protect its people and its national interests. www.defence.gov.au Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace. www.deewr.gov.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the Australian Government’s international relations, trade and development assistance programs through its headquarters in Canberra and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world. www.dfat.gov.au Department of Health and Ageing The Department of Health and Ageing seeks to provide better health and healthier ageing for all Australians through a world-class health system. www.health.gov.au Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research strives as a key priority to encourage the sustainable growth of Australian industries by developing a national innovation system that drives knowledge creation, cutting edge science and research, international competitiveness and greater productivity. www.innovation.gov.au Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is the primary source of advice on government and parliamentary policy matters covering such issues as Cabinet processes, accountability and the management of the public service. www.pmc.gov.au The Treasury The Treasury Department aims to improve the wellbeing of the Australian people, by providing sound and timely advice to the Government based on thorough analysis of options, and by assisting the Treasury Ministers in the administration of their responsibilities and the implementation of Government decisions. www.treasury.gov.au

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PARLIAMENTARY SITTING DATES 2010

Month

AUTUMN

February

March

April

WINTER

May

June

July

August

SPRING

September

October

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sat/Sun

School Holidays

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19

20

21

22

23/24

All

25

26 Australia Day

27

28

29

30/31

WA, TAS, ACT

1

2

3

4

5

6/7

TAS

8 H/AE

9 H/AE

10 H/AE

11 H/AE

12

13/14

15

16

17

18

19

20/21

22

23

24

25

26

27/28

1

2

3

4

5

6/7

8 Canberra Day

9

10

11 

12

13/14

15

16

17

18

19

20/21

22

23

24

25

26

27/28

29

30

31

1

2 Good Friday

3/4

VIC

5 Easter Monday

6

7

8

9

10/11

All except ACT

12

13

14

15

16

17/18

NSW, SA, WA, ACT

19

20

21

22

23

24/25

ACT

26 ANZAC Day holiday

27

28

29

30

1/2

3

4

5

6

7

8/9

10

11

12 

13

14

15/16

17

18

19

20

21

22/23

24 H/BE

25 H/BE

26 H/BE

27 H/BE

28

29/30

31 H/BE

1 H/BE

2 H/BE

3 H/BE

4

5/6

TAS

7

8

9

10

11

12/13

TAS

14 Queen’s Birthday

15

16

17

18

19/20

21

22 

23

24

25

26/27

NT

28

29

30

1

2

3/4

VIC, QLD, NT

5

6

7

8

9

10/11

All ex cept TAS

12

13

14

15

16

17/18

NSW, SA, WA, ACT, NT

19

20

21

22

23

24/25

26

27

28

29

30

31/1

2

3

4

5

6

7/8

9

10

11

12

13

14/15

16

17

18

19

20

21/22

23

24

25

26

27

28/29

30

31

1

2

3

4/5

6

7

8

9

10

11/12

TAS

13

14

15

16

17

18/19

TAS

20

21

22

23

24

25/26

VIC, QLD

27 ACT Family Day

28

29

30

1

2/3

All except TAS

5

6

7

8

9/10

NSW, SA, WA, ACT

11

12

13

14

15

16/17

18 H/SBE

19 H/SBE

20 H/SBE

21 H/SBE

22

23/24

25

26

27

28

29

30/31

1

2 ACT Family Day

3

4

5

6/7

8

9

10

11

12

13/14

15

16

17

18 

19

20/21

22

23

24

25

26

27/28

29

30

1

2

3

4/5

6

7

8

9

10

11/13

13

14

15

16

17

18/19

4

November

December

ISSUED 22 OCTOBER 2009

Labour Day

Budget

QLD, SA, NT = Both houses H = House of Representatives only AE = Additional Estimates BE = Budget Estimates  = date of Senate 2/3 cut-off SBE = Supplementary Budget Estimates

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DIPLOMATIC POWER

Canberra is host to over 90 foreign embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices. This means business events have great access to diplomatic power. Embassies provide a vital communication conduit to other countries and are often a gateway to foreign markets.

“The Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships, presented by AusAID, foster emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region. Participants in the conference are scholars, from 28 different countries, who are studying at postgraduate level at universities around Australia. For our Leadership Development Program we bring these scholarship students, from 28 different countries, to Canberra.

Contacts with Canberra’s foreign missions provides opportunities for networking and relationship building with other countries, support for foreign delegates, and avenues for discussing policy and the governmental focus of other nations.

During our event, we access guest speakers from a range of organisations in Australia and the region, including locally from the Australian National University Research Centre for Asia and the Pacific and from AusAID. In 2009 our keynote speaker was Richard Woolcott AC, former diplomat, author and commentator. Other speakers included journalist and author Jeff McMullen and lawyer and disability advocate Rosemary Kayess.

The embassies based in Canberra are often built in the traditional architecture of each nation, or with designs echoing their country of origin. Many countries have used imported materials, architects and craftsmen for construction of their embassy. Examples include the pagodas and awnings of the Thai and Indonesian Embassies and the stunning glass of the Finnish Embassy.

There is a certain amount of kudos and prestige in getting these students to meet politicians, political and departmental staff, high ranking officials, embassy and diplomatic staff at our welcome function hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Stephen Smith MP, in the Mural Room at Parliament House. This function is also a wonderful cross-cultural event as it means over 150 students, each wearing their national dress, come together in a spirit of celebration of the power of leaders in the AsiaPacific region to effect growth and development.” Janet Sutherland, Australian Leadership Awards: Leadership Development Conference

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CANBERRA CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICES

Canberra’s Business Events Industry The business events industry in Canberra is small enough to work together, but large enough to offer you fabulous variety and value. On behalf of the industry, the Canberra Convention Bureau is pleased to assist you with ideas and impartial advice on which products and services best meet your needs. Better still, we’ll source quotes on your behalf and provide you with planning tools and contacts that will assist you in staging your best business event yet. The Canberra Convention Bureau is a not-for-profit organisation with the charter to promote Canberra as a business events destination. The service we provide is complimentary and exclusively designed to support and assist professional convention, incentive and exhibition planners. One call to the Bureau will provide you with impartial advice and expertise, effective support and instant access to over 130 professional organisations. We’re not the largest Bureau in Australia and we see this as a definite benefit. When you contact us you are assigned a highly experienced personal Account Manager who is dedicated to looking after your every need. Your Account Manager will remain your point of contact throughout the planning process ensuring a professional and timely service and, most importantly, continuity and understanding of your specialised needs. Your Account Manager can help with everything from venues to accommodation, services, financial assistance, entertainment and itineraries.

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Convention Bureau Services The Canberra Convention Bureau can coordinate, develop and produce a custom-made bid, inclusive of a business case, for you to present to your organising committee. This includes: ++ a ssistance in defining and prioritising your specific needs within budgetary guidelines ++ 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 people, research, and activities in Canberra that can add value to the content of your business event and assist you in meeting your business objectives ++ locating suitable venues within Canberra or regional Canberra that meet the event’s specified criteria. ++ providing a selection of accommodation to meet varying delegate requirements. ++ providing assistance and advice in selecting other relevant products or services, including selection of a Meeting Manager to manage the event. ++ arranging site inspections of venues that meet your specific requirements.

We look forward to assisting you in exploring the many business event options available in Canberra. The Bureau provides a range on planning electronic tools including: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Planning checklist Site selection planner Budget planner Green Event checklist Five year calendar Parliamentary sitting dates School holidays How to reclaim GST on business events that have international delegates


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Canberra Convention Bureau is committed to contributing to the economic development of Canberra as a business events destination, while improving the quality of life of its employees and their families and of the local community and society at large.

What the Bureau does Supports local charities Staff members of the Bureau are encouraged to participate in community activities, fund raising and charity work. This includes such things as Red Cross blood donations where the Bureau is currently ranked 10th in the private sector group of donors with the ratio of blood donations at around 37%. Family friendly work environment The Bureau has a suite of family responsive policies and practices designed to meet the needs of contemporary family circumstances. These include flexible working hours, time to attend to personal engagements during business hours, time in lieu for out of hours work and providing space for children when unexpected needs arise. Environmental sustainability in the work place The Bureau, supported by the Australian Government as part of the Small Business Climate Change Action Initiative program, engaged Energetics to undertake a full audit of the organisation to determine our carbon footprint and sustainability practices. We have since developed a long-term strategic plan for the continued decrease of our carbon emissions into the future. Measures include waste reduction, increased efficiency in resource use and reduction in printed outputs through the use of current technologies. This is an ongoing process and we will continue to take an active interest in adopting new methodologies and technologies as they emerge. Community support The Bureau encourages its employees to join business committees and working groups that can benefit from their expertise in areas of destination marketing, business events, economic development, event organising or topics of personal interest. These committees include:

++ C anberra Business Council Tourism Task Force and Canberra Tourism Industry Council ++ Association of Australian Convention Bureaux ++ National Capital Attractions Association ++ Australia Forum Feasibility working group ++ Australian Science Festival ++ Meetings & Events Australia ++ Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens ++ Exhibition Park in Canberra ++ Canberra Business Council Education Export Strategy Steering Committee ++ Team Australia Association Program ++ Austrade and CEDA Trade 2020 Summit ++ Tourism Visa Advisory Group Bureau staff are also regularly invited to speak to event management students at The International Hotel School, The University of Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology and The Australian National University.

What business event organisers do Reduce carbon footprint and increase sustainability The Bureau provides CSR tools and assistance to conference and business event organisers to help them plan environmentally sustainable events. Leaving a lasting legacy The Bureau works with organisations holding business events in Canberra to make a lasting contribution to the local community through a series of opportunities including: ++ E ncouraging business event clients to offer public lectures and outreach programs to schools, professionals and general interest groups, where appropriate, when national and international leaders are speaking at conferences in Canberra. The Bureau will work with its members to provide venues for this purpose at little or no additional cost to the host organisation. ++ Many conferences and organisations seek to make legacy donations to worthy organisations in the Region, as part of their own CSR agenda. An allowance is sometimes built into conferences

registration fees or individuals attending conferences are encouraged to contribute. The Bureau assists organisations by providing information on locally based areas of need; for example donating to: ++ The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research (AFFIRM). AFFIRM supports innovative research of the highest professional and ethical standard designed to further our understanding of mental health issues and develop practical and effective prevention and intervention programs to reduce their burden. ++ Koomarri. Koomarri is a leading service provider for people with a disability in Canberra and the surrounding region. Koomarri supports people with a disability to lead full and abundant lives through achieving and maintaining employment and by living and participating in their communities. ++ Charity work for delegate groups – where delegates can volunteer to work a number of hours in a local charity from the list provided by the Bureau which reflects the group or organisations area of interest. ++ Planting a tree or a forest at Canberra’s International Arboretum and Gardens Following the devastating fires of 2001 and 2003 a burnt out area of land, formerly pine forest, was preserved for an international arboretum. Still in its early stages the arboretum holds potential as a recreational, educational, scientific and tourism asset, as well as being a beautiful national icon.

What our community does The Bureau is encouraging the business events industry in Canberra to gain environmental accreditation and promote green credentials. This will be done by providing education and appropriate tools that Bureau member businesses can utilise. The Bureau has over 140 members many of who have comprehensive CSR and environmental sustainability policies. All members who provide this information are listed at: www.canberraconvention.com.au/csr. 19


USEFUL BUSINESS CONTACTS

Canberra Convention Bureau Inc. PO Box 175 Deakin West ACT 2600

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre 330 Northbourne Avenue Dickson ACT 2602

Unit 8, 3–5 Phipps Close Deakin ACT 2600

Tel: 1300 554 114 www.visitcanberra.com.au

Tel: 02 6247 7500 enquiry@canberraconvention.com.au www.canberraconvention.com.au

Canberra Business Council National Associations Centre 71 Constitution Avenue Campbell ACT 2612

ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12a Thesiger Court Deakin ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6283 5200 www.actchamber.com.au Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Level 13, 80 William Street Woolloomooloo NSW 2011 Tel: 9326 9133 www.aacb.org.au Australian Capital Tourism 5/2 Brindabella Circuit Brindabella Business Park Canberra International Airport ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6205 0666 www.visitcanberra.com.au Australian Hotels Association – ACT Region 24 Brisbane Avenue Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 6633 www.actaha.org.au Canberra Accommodation Industry Association PO Box 5149 Kingston ACT 2604 Tel: 02 6273 3766 info@brassey.net.au

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Corporate Member ActewAGL

Tel: 02 6247 4199 w ww.canberrabusinesscouncil.com.au Canberra Region Tour Operators PO Box 135 Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6231 3023 www.canberraregion.com.au Eurobodalla Coast Convention Bureau PO Box 99 Moruya NSW 2537 Tel: 02 4474 1085 www.eurobodalla.com.au National Capital Attractions Association PO Box 3436 Manuka ACT 2603 Tel: 02 6288 0207 or 180 007 939 www.nationalattractions.com.au Tourism Australia GPO Box 2721 Sydney NSW 2011 Tel: 02 88360 1111 www.events.australia.com Tourism Industry Council (ACT & Region) PO Box 193 Deakin West ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6283 5242

ActewAGL House 221 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600 GPO Box 366, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 13 14 93 Fax: 02 6249 7237 www.actewagl.com.au


EXPERIENCE CANBERRA E X P E R I E N C E CA N B E R R A


EXPERIENCE CANBERRA

Contents Welcome

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Canberra – Australia’s Capital

4

Think Canberra

6

National Treasures

10

Canberra Press Gallery

13

Parliament House and Federal Government

14

Parliamentary Sitting Dates

16

Diplomatic Power

17

Canberra Convention Bureau Services

18

Corporate Social Responsibility

19

Useful Business Contacts

20

Fast Facts

24

Australian Capital Tourism

25

Events Calendar

26

Indigenous Culture

28

The Arboretum

29

Discover Canberra

30

Retail Therapy

31

Wine 

32

Something Different

33

Canberra Centenary

38

Planning Checklist

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CANBERRA IS A MODERN CITY WITH WONDERFUL RESTAURANTS, HIP BARS ...

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... BOUTIQUE SHOPPING AND A BUSY CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND FESTIVALS.

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FAST FACTS

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 350,000 people

TOWNSVILLE

Weather 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. Season

Average minimum*

Spring

6

19

Summer

12

27

Autumn

7

20

Winter

1

12

BRISBANE GOLD COAST

Average maximum*

* Degrees Celsius

NEWCASTLE

PERTH

SYDNEY

ADELAIDE ALBURY

CANBERRA

MELBOURNE

Retail shopping hours 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. Public holidays 2010 New Year’s Day Australia Day Canberra Day* Good Friday Easter Monday Anzac Day* Queen’s Birthday Family and Community Day Labour Day Christmas Day* Boxing Day* *Note this is the holiday, not the actual day

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Summer Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne & beyond Until 5 April National Gallery of Australia Don’t miss seeing the most famous and influential post impressionism paintings that ushered in modern art by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Seurat, Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet. It’s exclusive to Canberra from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. 50 years of Australians of the Year 22 January–26 April National Portrait Gallery Be moved by the Australian of the Year Awards which recognise and honour Australians who are inspirational leaders in their field. Canberra Challenge 23–24 January Rond Terraces, Commonwealth Park Watch the opening event in the 2010 national triathlon series that takes in five cities across Australia. It incorporates a variety of races with Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra’s iconic attractions as a stunning backdrop. 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 Various venues Come and celebrate what’s great about being an Aussie in the nation’s capital. Something for everyone, from a Tidbinbilla bush picnic to live music festivals, to children’s festivals. Don’t miss the fireworks finale and water spectacular on Lake Burley Griffin.

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ActewAGL Royal Canberra Ladies Classic 29–31 January Royal Canberra Golf Club See top class ALPG golfers, including Laura Davies and Nikki Campbell, compete in this 54 hole tournament. Prime Minister’s XI vs West Indies 4 February Manuka Oval An annual favourite for cricket lovers, the match welcomes West Indies against the Prime Minister’s selection of talented young Australian cricketers. National Multicultural Festival 5–7 February Various venues Experience the world as Canberra’s multicultural communities showcase their cultures through food and performance. Tropfest 21 February Stage 88, Commonwealth Park Grab a picnic rug and watch live via satellite the 16 finalist films in this annual short film festival. ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show 26–28 February Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell Come along and be entertained, excited and educated by the hundreds of attractions at the Royal Canberra Show. Corinbank Festival 26–28 February Corin Forest Mountain Resort Enjoy music, art and immersion at this environmentally friendly festival. There will be roots, reggae, ska, rock, electronica, hip hop, folk, bluegrass, and late night funk!

Autumn Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular 6–14 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. Canberra Festival 6–14 March Various venues Canberra turns 97 and you’re invited to the party! There are events and activities celebrating Canberra, the city, the people and the culture, with a special event on 13 March offering top Australian entertainment and local performers, special children’s entertainment and local food and wine. FM 104.7 Skyfire 20 March Commonwealth Place, Parkes 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. Super14 Brumbies vs Sharks 13 March Canberra Stadium, Bruce Don’t miss the excitement when the Brumbies battle the Sharks. Super14 Brumbies vs Chiefs 26 March Canberra Stadium, Bruce Catch an action game of rugby union when the Brumbies come up against the Chiefs. National Folk Festival 1–5 April Exhibition Park in Canberra, Federal Highway, Mitchell Come and see a cultural celebration of traditional and contemporary music, dance, poetry and storytelling staged across the Easter break.


EVENTS CALENDAR

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival 10–11 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 winemaker and enjoy special activities. Canberra Marathon and Canberra 50km Ultra Marathon 10–11 April Various venues Run rings around Australia’s politicians in the Canberra Marathon, which attracts over 1000 interstate and overseas athletes. Enjoy family fun runs, an expo and great race celebrations. Super14 Brumbies vs Hurricanes 16 April Canberra Stadium, Bruce Soak up the atmosphere when the Brumbies challenge the Hurricanes. Canberra International Music Festival 14–23 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. Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial 25 April Australian War Memorial 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. Super14 Brumbies vs Reds 1 May Canberra Stadium, Bruce Cheer on the Brumbies to victory against the Reds. Capital Punishment MTB Enduro 29 May Various venues (Event hub at Stromlo Forest Park) Be part of this inaugural event offering 50km and 100km mountain bike events for solo riders. It links Canberra’s iconic mountain bike trails including Sparrow Hill, Kowen Forest, Majura Pines, Bruce Ridge and Stromlo Forest Park.

Winter ARU Australian Wallabies vs Fiji 5 June Canberra Stadium, Bruce Don’t miss the excitement when the Qantas Australian Wallabies play Fiji in an international rugby union test match.

National Capital DanceSport Championships 26–27 June AIS Arena, Bruce Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Australia’s leading professional and amateur dancers competing in Latin American, Ballroom and New Vogue dance styles. This is two days of dance magic at Australia’s DanceSport extravaganza. Fireside Festival Weekends in August Canberra and Capital region 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. Australian Science Festival 2–15 August Various venues Celebrate with big bangs, shooting stars and soaring rockets! It’s a festival that takes science out of the textbooks and makes it exciting, intriguing and fun. There are workshops, talk shops and drama events that explore the wonder of science and technology.

Spring Floriade 11 September – 10 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. Canberra Nara Candle Festival 18 September Canberra Nara Park, Yarralumla 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. Murrumbateman Moving Feast 2–3 October Various venues Escape to the Murrumbateman wine region and tantalise your taste buds with exceptional wines matched with gourmet delights. Indulge at cafes, wineries and B&Bs.

Australian 24hr Mountain Bike Championships October Stromlo Forest Park The world’s largest 24 hour mountain bike race gives riders of all skill levels the chance to participate in a competitive and fun environment. Competitors take on other teams, individuals, the terrain, the clock and themselves to try to complete the most laps in 24 hours. Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Festival 3–31 October Various venues Test yourself in different categories, from novice races through to the challenging long course event. Don’t miss the National Triathlon Expo for the complete triathlon experience. Wine, Roses and all that Jazz 6–7 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. Foreshore Summer Music Festival 27 November Commonwealth Place, Parkes A fantastic line-up of Australian and International talent returns to Commonwealth Place. Foreshore is a highly anticipated youth music event and its venue, surrounded by iconic national landmarks, sets it apart from all others.

Summer Canberra City Half Ironman Triathlon 13 December Rond Terraces, Commonwealth Park Australia’s premier long course triathlon attracts around 1000 athletes to Canberra each year. New Year’s in the City 31 December Garema Place and Civic Square, City Welcome in 2011 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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INDIGENOUS CULTURE

For thousands of years before European settlement, the Ngunnawal people lived in the Canberra region and often met with other language groups, such as the Ngarigo, Wiradjuri, Wolgalu and Yuin, to participate in special ceremonies and to feast on Bogong moths which migrated through the area. These were some of the main tribal groups that used the mountains for ceremonial purposes such as initiation, marriage and trade of resources. Today, Canberra’s name is thought to mean meeting place, derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’.

Stories Of The Land Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitors Centre, Paddys River Road, Tidbinbilla. The Yankee Hat Walking Track in Namadgi National Park takes you to an Aboriginal rock art site, while at Mount Namadgi there are arrangements of stones believed to be part of the ceremonial life of the local Aboriginal people. Along the Birrigai Time Trail at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, traces of the previous inhabitants can be seen in boulder shelters, camps and tool making sites.

Australian National Botanic Gardens Take the interpretive walk through the gardens along the Aboriginal Trail which focuses on plants used by Australian Aborigines. The interpretive signs along this trail are marked by a distinctive Aboriginal shield motif. Pick up a guide leaflet for the trail at the Visitor Centre, located near the entrance.

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Sport

Indigenous Rights

Indigenous sporting achievements are celebrated at the Australian Institute of Sport. See sporting memorabilia from Sydney Swans premiership player Adam Goodes (Brownlow medals), NRL Brisbane Bronco Sam Thaiday (guernsey), Olympic sprinter Patrick Johnson (running suit) and national netballer Bianca Franklin (bronze medal). Highlights also includes a rare set of commemorative cards depicting profiles and bowling and batting averages of 15 Indigenous players, including 13 Aboriginal cricketers who were part in the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868.

Aboriginal Tent Embassy The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a controversial semipermanent assemblage claiming to represent the political rights of Australian Aborigines. It is made up of a large group of activists, signs, and tents that reside on the lawns of Old Parliament House. It is not considered an official embassy by the Australian Government.

Art and Culture National Museum of Australia The diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is showcased in the Museum’s Gallery of First Australians. Visitors are welcomed with a simulated interactive smoking ceremony complete with contemporary Indigenous dancers and music. Marvel at handcrafted baskets and dillybags, bark paintings, thousands of early stone tools and a collection of glass spearheads from the Kimberleys. See masks and head dresses from the Torres Strait Islander display and try out a traditional grinding stone. The Gallery takes an honest look at Indigenous culture before and after European settlement. Outside, follow the giant orange Uluru line that heads to the spiritual heart of Australia and keep an eye out for the bogong moth sculptures. National Gallery of Australia The Gallery documents the history of Indigenous art from the earliest collectable works to the most recent. Key works from the gallery’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art are exhibited on the entrance level and throughout. See the striking Aboriginal Memorial (1987–88), a huge installation of 200 painted hollow log coffins by the artists of Ramingining in Arnhem Land. The Memorial is dedicated to all Indigenous Australians who lost their lives defending their country since non-Indigenous settlement.

On Australia Day 1972, the Tent Embassy was established in response to the McMahon Coalition Government’s refusal to recognise Aboriginal land rights. The Tent Embassy promotes Australian Aboriginal sovereignty. Their demands include land rights and mineral rights to Aboriginal lands, legal and political control of certain sacred sites, and compensation for land that they claim was stolen. Their demands have been consistently rebuffed by past and current governments. In February 2008 people from around Australia gathered on the lawns of Parliament House at the site of the Tent Embassy to hear Prime Minister Rudd’s formal apology to the Aboriginal “stolen generation”.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies This centre holds a priceless collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Australian indigenous studies. For more information go to page 12.


THE ARBORETUM

From the Ashes

100 Gardens

The bushfires that ravaged Canberra in 2003 were the catalyst for the creation of the International Arboretum and Gardens envisaged by Walter Burley Griffin in his original plans for the nation’s capital.

The first of the 100 gardens is the The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. This national collection is temporarily housed at Commonwealth Park at this time, but will move to its permanent home at the Arboretum in a few years.

The 250 hectare Arboretum site is located only six kilometres from the centre of Canberra, and provides an opportunity to conserve threatened species, a place for community recreation and a valuable resource for ongoing education and research.

The Future

Considerable progress is being made to implement the 100 Forests 100 Gardens concept that won the Arboretum design competition in 2005.

Plans are in place to develop the visitor facilities on the site, including BBQ, picnic facilities and viewing decks. Eventually it is proposed that the Arboretum will feature outdoor sculptures, a cafe/restaurant, visitor centre and five star eco-hotel, a children’s playground, reflective pavilion and a spacious outdoor events area.

100 Forests

Excellence and Education

The proposed 100 forests are monocultures, two hectares in size on average and comprise rare and symbolic trees from around the world, some of which have been raised from seed sourced from their host countries. The tree species are being carefully selected by an expert panel chaired by ANU Professor, Peter Kanowski, for their climatic suitability, given the Arboretum’s soil types and the dry climate.

Building on Australia’s national capital as a centre of environmental excellence, the Arboretum has partnered with the Australian National University Fenner School of Environment and Society to create a research site of approximately four hectares to facilitate national and international forestry research.

To date forty-one forests have been planted, adding to the two established forests on the site, the Himalayan Cedars and the Cork Oaks. New additions include the Araucaria bidwillii, commonly known as the Bunya Pine. This South East Queensland tree was of great significance to the physical, economical, political and spiritual wellbeing to the indigenous people of the area. Also planted in 2009 was the forest of Quercus palustris, commonly known as the Pin Oak. The specific variety of Pin Oak chosen for the Arboretum is the ‘Freefall’ cultivar developed right here in Canberra by Dr Robert Boden.

Left In 1926, the Institution of Engineers, Australia was one of a dozen organisations that sponsored the plantings of trees around what is now known as Manuka Circle, in Canberra. In keeping with this tradition and in celebration of their 90th Anniversary, Engineers Australia sponsored the Pin Oak forest to be planted on Lot 22 of the Arboretum. From left to right: Mr Peter Taylor, Chief Executive, Engineers Australia; Mr Tom Brimson, President Canberra Division, Engineers Australia; Mr Peter Godfrey, National President, Engineers Australia; Chief Minister Jon Stanhope. Centre On Thursday 20 August 2009 the Chief Minister joined with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Honourable John Key, in planting the first ceremonial tree, a Kauri (Agathis australis), in the newly formed central valley ceremonial gardens. Right On 4 September 2008 the Chief Minister joined The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister of Australia and Mr John Mackay, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Arboretum for the planting of ‘Lone Pine’ seedlings, a gift of the Turkish Embassy to the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens. The seedlings were grown from the Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) in the Australian War Memorial’s grounds planted by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 24 October 1934.

An education and interpretive centre within the Arboretum’s visitor centre will become a hub for science education. Schools education programs and public outreach initiatives will focus on the principles of tree growth and environmental factors influencing the development of forests.

Cultural Symbol The multicultural fabric of Australian society will be reflected in the trees selected for planting. Many trees will be unique or symbolic to particular countries, and some will evoke distant places and landscapes.

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DISCOVER CANBERRA

Canberra is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with great restaurants and fabulous shopping. The bush capital also offers a range of diverse, exciting and fun activities right on its doorstep, from hot air ballooning to worldclass cycling tracks. Surrounding the city are wineries with some of Australia’s finest cold-climate wines. From the beauty of spring blossoms to the stunning colours of autumn, there are so many ways to discover Canberra...

Taste Sensations From casual dining to fine cuisine, Canberra has it all. Here’s just a taste of the flavours to savour in the nation’s capital. Some of Canberra’s best restaurants line West Row in the city – Anise, Mezzalira and Sabayon. At the upper end of the market, try East meets West at the Chairman and Yip or head over to Courgette or the Benchmark Wine Bar for fine modern Australian cuisine with a French influence. In City West, the New Acton Pavilion at the Diamant Hotel is a lovingly restored art deco building which offers indoor and outdoor dining options at the Parlour Wine Room, Flint Dining, and Café de Jour. The city centre’s new development, the North Quarter dishes up some hot city eats from stylish restaurants and bars to international cuisines from the funky Cream or Tongue and Groove, to Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse and the modern asian of Sammy’s Kitchen. Kingston and Manuka shopping centres have many fantastic cafes and restaurants, gourmet food stores and bakeries. The suburb of Dickson offers a small flourishing Chinatown plus Korean, Malaysian, Turkish, Italian, Indian and Thai food all within a short walk. For fine dining head to the Ginger Room to sample modern Australian cuisine in the historical surrounds of Old Parliament House.

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Try modern Turkish at Ottoman Cuisine, or dine beside the lake at Waters Edge: both winners of coveted chef’s hats in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

Chocolate Lovers Don’t go past Koko Black in the city for exquisite truffles, pralines and the most divine hot chocolate made with dark Belgian chocolate. Down south in Mawson, visit Bruno’s Truffels for over 50 varieties of handmade chocolate truffles, home made pastries and gelati.

Bars, Pubs and Tapas For delicious tapas and tasty snack-sized morsels head to the award-winning Julep Lounge (also offering tapas desserts), try the extensive tapas menu at Legends or check out Mecca Bah in Manuka. In the city, head to King O’Malley’s for hearty food served around the clock or Muddle Bar on West Row. Feast at Durham Castle Arms or the Belgian Beer Cafe in Kingston, Debacle in Braddon which has two for one pizza nights, Edgar’s Inn at the Ainslie shops, or cook your own steak at the Kingston Hotel. Das Kapital at the Narrabundah shops has a great atmosphere and a good selection of beers on tap. Enjoy a platter, including German sausages, at the Zierholz Premium Brewery, Fyshwick.

Nightlife Hit the capital by night. For party-goers there are many traditional pubs, stylish cocktail lounges, pumping clubs and bars offering music and live sport. For a quieter night out catch a film or see live performing arts.

City and Braddon Many of Canberra’s best cocktail bars, clubs and pubs can be found around Garema Place and nearby City Walk. Tongue & Groove buzzes with laid back tunes seven days a week. Nearby, check out Academy’s glamorous cocktail lounge and big screen light shows, the ever-cool Hippo Lounge Bar upstairs in Garema Place, and Holy Grail and the Transit Bar underneath Canberra City YHA on Akuna Street. Off City Walk is gay club Cube with its pumping techno music. In nearby Braddon, find the Knightsbridge Penthouse, a stylish cocktail lounge. Kingston and Manuka For an upmarket night scene, try Kingston’s stylish and sophisticated Supper Club which offers signature cocktails and food showcasing cuisine from a number of leading local restaurants. On Kennedy Street, B Bar boasts great cocktails and DJs or check out the lounge bar at the new Kennedy Room. Dickson, Lyneham and O’Connor In a large art-deco inspired corner building, SubUrban fashionably dominates the inner north suburb of Dickson. It encompasses an Aussie pub, wine bar and Italian restaurant plus great live music. Nearby Trinity has a seemingly endless cocktail menu, and O’Neil’s Irish Pub makes an inviting drink stop. Just a suburb away in Lyneham is Tilley’s Devine Cafe, while popular pub All Bar Nun is at O’Connor shops.


RETAIL THERAPY

Retail Therapy

Speciality Shopping

Markets

Canberra offers everything from luxury boutiques, shopping centres and department stores to bargain homewares, street markets and local designers.

City Find interesting boutiques, street fashion, alternative music stores, designer shoes and antique books hidden away in the arcades in City Walk and Garema Place and in the Canberra Centre.

Old Bus Depot Markets Wentworth Avenue, Kingston The multi award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets held every Sunday are renowned for a mix of handcrafted jewellery, art, clothing, furniture, toys and regional food and wine.

Canberra Centre Bunda Street, Civic Find the most contemporary and innovative retail and leisure experience at Canberra’s city shopping hub, the Canberra Centre. Discover more than 300 retail outlets, plus cinemas and an al fresco, streetscape dining and cafe precinct. There are department and speciality stores including high end boutiques such as Hugo Boss, Marcs, Saba, Veronika Maine and Peter Alexander. Other shopping centres ++ Westfield Shoppingtown Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen ++ Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip ++ Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Anketell Street, Tuggeranong ++ Riverside Plaza, Monaro Street, Queanbeyan Outlet Shopping Canberra has two major discount shopping locations: DFO at the corner of Canberra Avenue and Newcastle Street, Fyshwick, and Brand Depot and Majura Park located on Majura Road, adjacent to Canberra International Airport. Both feature leading brands at up to 70 per cent off retail prices. DFO also features the Homemaker Hub with bedding, furniture, lighting and electrical goods.

Manuka and Kingston The local shopping centres of Manuka and Kingston are just a 10-minute walk from each other. Splurge on Australian and international designer labels, beautiful antiques, gourmet food, high quality homewares and exquisite jewellery along the cafe‑lined streets. Lonsdale Street, Braddon Just a few minutes walk from the city centre, Lonsdale Street has original designers, stylish Australian fashions and unusual handcrafted gifts and homewares amongst an eclectic mix of outdoor retailers, restaurants, car yards, and hairdressing salons. Pialligo Pialligo is a little pocket of country life near Canberra International Airport with many treasures in store. Stroll through the many gift shops and garden centres lining the main street, Beltana Road, and visit Pialligo’s cafes and restaurants for a long lunch. Don’t miss Canberra’s famous Bison Homewares, which produces internationally renowned stoneware.

Gorman House Markets Ainslie Avenue, Braddon Every Saturday, find vintage treasures, second-hand books, jewellery, international foods and much more at Gorman House Markets. Handmade Market Yarralumla Woolshed, Yarralumla Visit Canberra’s Handmade Market which brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets under the one roof. Markets take place on the second Saturday in February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December. Belconnen Fresh Food Markets Lathlain Street, Belconnen Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets Dalby Street, Fyshwick Canberra’s two fresh food markets offer delicious delicatessen condiments, fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, Asian grocers and specialty stores selling everything from crocodile and goat meat to fresh pasta. Belconnen: Wednesday to Sunday. Fyshwick: Thursday to Sunday. Capital Region Farmers Market Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell Be tantalised by the array of fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, seafood, cakes, condiments, meats, cheese and more. Visit the largest regional market in the Southern Tablelands where the fresh seasonal produce reflects the regional diversity. Saturday morning, 8.00–11.00am.

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WINE

Savour Canberra’s Wines

Viognier, Shiraz And Riesling

Top Awards

To get a real feel for the Canberra region, you must taste the good stuff from the vines. It’s the emergence of a diverse range of premium cool climate wine varieties and intimate cellar door experiences that make the Canberra District wineries distinctive.

The Canberra District is renowned for producing outstanding examples of Viognier, Shiraz and Riesling. The area’s climate and conditions combine to bring out distinctive, unique characteristics in these varieties.

James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2010 named the 2007 and 2008 Collector Reserve Shirazes among the best in the country (both 96 points); Helm 2008 Classic Dry Riesling in the top Rieslings (95 points), and Brindabella Hills 2008 Sauvignon Blanc as among the best in that variety (94 points). In all, 14 Canberra wines were listed in James Halliday’s Top 100 listing in “NSW Wines Uncovered”.

The range in temperature, vineyard elevations, soil types and the careful influence of the winemaker’s skill and individual character help to shape the refined, unique qualities of the final product. The region’s wines display a distinctive diversity that is truly “liquid geography”. Most wineries are within an easy 30 minutes drive from the city with several boutique wineries on the city’s fringes. The tranquil rural countryside around the ACT is home to 180 vineyards and 30 boutique cellar doors. These small and intimate wineries often have tastings served by the winemaker, with an opportunity to learn first-hand the passion and expertise required to create authentic, hand-crafted cool climate wines.

Fast Facts The district’s vineyards cover a large altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres, which gives a diverse range of grape varieties and exquisite, award-winning cool climate wines.

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Viognier is well suited to blending with other varieties to create styles such as Shiraz Viognier. The famous Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier is a true icon of the District, receiving countless rave reviews across a series of flawless vintages. Clonakilla’s 2008 Shiraz Viognier is one of only 15 wines in Australia to get 97 points in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2010 edition.

Diversity Of Styles Canberra District winemakers have refined their own varieties. But aside from the usual styles you’d expect from a premium wine growing region, several winemakers are delivering quality specialist wine varieties. Try Mount Majura Vineyard’s Tempranillo and Graciano, Pialligo Estate’s Sangiovese, and Greystones Wines’ PinkIce, a vibrant dessert style ice wine made from Shiraz. Lark Hill has also planted one of the most rare varieties to be grown in Australia, the Austrian grape Gruner Veltliner.

Murrumbateman A pleasant 40-minute drive along the Barton Highway brings you to the picturesque Murrumbateman area, where you can visit more than 10 wineries, admire historic buildings, try delicious gourmet pizzas at Shaw Vineyard Estate and regional food at Cafe Schönegg. Canberra and Hall Just 15 minutes’ drive from Canberra’s city centre are several cellar doors offering high quality wines and great views of Canberra. The wineries in the rolling hills of Hall provide magnificent vistas of the Brindabella Ranges. Bungendore and Lake George Along the Federal Highway to the north of the city, the Lake George vignerons produce fabulous wines, and there are several award-winning restaurants and great wine bars in and around the historic villages of Gundaroo and Collector, where you can relax and meet the locals. The high altitude wineries around the historic town of Bungendore offer beautiful scenic outlooks, as well as outstanding wines and good restaurants.


SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Something Different

On Your Bike!

Outdoor Fun

National Zoo & Aquarium Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla Walk on the wild side! Located just five minutes from the city, the National Zoo and Aquarium offers visitors a “touching experience” – literally. Special behind-thescenes tours include such experiences as hand-feeding a bear, having morning tea with a cougar, meeting a cheetah, patting a shark or handling a snake. With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as the largest saltwater tank in Australia, there’s something for everyone.

Canberra is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia – popular with both recreational and professional riders. It’s a great way to see the nation’s capital.

Horseriding Canberra offers 22 kilometres of equestrian trails winding through the surrounding bushland. Riding instruction and trail rides are available just 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Take a trail ride that ambles through bushland and across a breathtaking grazing property and experience the thrill of a sheep muster with Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, part of the Poacher’s Way (see page 45).

Cockington Green Gardens Gold Creek Road, Nicholls Ride the mini steam train around this delightful miniature village and tower over tiny versions of famous buildings from around the world. See the newest exhibit in the international display, the Triumphal Arch from Syria. Throughout 2010 construction will begin on the Australian Houses project. This will display over 50 buildings representing Australian domestic dwellings from indigenous shelters through Federation to today’s modern homes. Enjoy a barbecue, picnic lunch or meal at the Parsons Nose Garden Cafe. Hot air ballooning Rise early, rug up and take off in a hot air balloon with Dawn Drifters. Drift peacefully over picturesque Lake Burley Griffin, and get a unique view of Canberra’s major attractions. Canberra is also one of the only places in the world where you can get the chance to fly directly over a Parliament House. Catch the 2010 Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular from 6 to 14 March, when novelty balloons take off from the lawns in front of Old Parliament House.

Canberra has an extensive network of excellent shared paths, footpaths and on-road cycling lanes; offering cyclists and pedestrians enjoyable, safe and efficient routes for travelling in and between suburbs and around our parks and lakes. Hire a tandem bike and ride around beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, or mountain bike through the forests and nature reserves. Companies like Capital Bike Hire can help with all your cycling needs. If you’re too tuckered out to keep riding and want a break, Canberra’s bus service, ACTION buses, has a bike rack fitted to buses on many routes around town. Each bike rack can fit two bikes. Stromlo Forest Park Uriarra Rd, Stromlo You can ride the tracks used for the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championship or take a leisurely ride around the criterium circuit at Stromlo Forest Park. This world-class multi-use sporting facility is available to both recreational and professional users and boasts a purpose-built pavilion, criterium cycling circuit, mountain bike tracks and a grass cross country running track designed with the help of Olympic marathon champion Robert de Castella. Stromlo is also the home of the Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships.

Golf Canberra offers first-class golf courses, driving ranges and pitch and putt, with beautiful views of the surrounding bushland, challenging play and competitive rates. Whether you’re a single figure handicapper, or a social player, there are many fantastic golf courses where you can enjoy a game. Adventure sports Canberra offers plenty of adventure sport to get your adrenaline pumping. Ask the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre staff for information on paragliding, sky diving, abseiling, caving, canyoning, mountain biking and go-karting.

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EXPERIENCE THE REGION

Contents The Snowy Mountains and Brindabellas

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The South Coast

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Poachers Way

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Regional Venues Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

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Coachhouse Marina Resort

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EcoPoint Murramarang Resort

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Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

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Thredbo Alpine Hotel

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THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS + BRINDABELLAS

Take a spectacular two and a half hour scenic Australian Alps journey from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains. Stay in one of many accommodation options and discover alpine wildflowers, top ski resorts, wild brumbies, glacial lakes, fishing, mountain bike riding, trekking, horse riding and much more, including Australia’s highest point Mount Kosciuszko.

Trout fishing Mountain lakes and streams are stocked with trout. Lakes Jindabyne, Eucumbene, Talbingo and Blowering Dam attract thousands every year. A guide will take you to the best fishing spots. The lakes are open for fishing year round with the rivers open from the October long weekend until June.

Yarrangobilly Caves View stunning frozen waterfalls, columns and underground pools, the Glory Arch entrance to the limestone caves and the nearby thermal pool. Experience the comfortable isolation of the Yarrangobilly Valley in your own carefully restored selfcontained accommodation at Caves House.

Kosciuszko National Park One of the world’s great national parks, Kosciuszko boasts alpine and sub-alpine plant species, historic huts, bushwalks, glacial lakes, and it is the largest National Park in NSW. Travel to the top of Mount Kosciuszko for spectacular views or trek the main range. At 2229 metres, it is the highest mountain on mainland Australia.

Snowy Mountains horse riding Take a guided trek through the picturesque and challenging countryside of ‘The Man from Snowy River’, lasting from two hours to two days or more.

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Thredbo Valley Distillery, Alpine Way, Thredbo Valley Enjoy a Wild Brumby schnapps made from local fruit and see the distillery, cafe and art.

Stone Bridge Tours Discover the beauty and wonder that is the rural life in the Australian bush through an exclusive 4WD nature farm eco-tour on a 4400 acre merino wool grazing property Worongah. See spectacular natural rock sculptures where the Snowy River disappears through granite boulders and magnificent cliffs and waterfalls including Matong Gorge.

Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks Experience the beauty, wilds and solitude of the Kosciuszko National Park with one and two day interpretive guided treks featuring fully catered, in-field, star-covered, overnight campsites. Join the Multi Peaks Glacial Lakes or the Blue Lake and Mt Kosciuszko Peak walks.

Brindabella National Park Brindabella National Park lies north-west of the NSWACT border abutting Namadgi National Park and covers an area of 21,360 hectares. The importance of the area is enhanced by the protected lands of the Cotter Catchment in the ACT and the Kosciuszko National Park to the immediate south and west.

Namadgi National Park Venture into Namadgi at the northern end of the Australian Alps, 45 minutes’ drive from the city. Take a picnic or bushwalk on the numerous marked trails, experience native flora and fauna – you’ll never see so many kangaroos at once! – and enjoy spectacular wildflowers in spring. The Indigenous rock art and Aboriginal shelters are easily accessible. Camping is available in pleasant bushland settings with fishing and horseriding permitted in designated areas. Take a ranger-guided walk, or escape into the rugged Bimberi Wilderness. Free general admission.

Wee Jasper Wee Jasper is a picturesque village, nestled at the foothills of the Brindabella Ranges. It sits beside the beautiful Goodradigbee River and the backwaters of Burrinjuck Dam in southern New South Wales, Located in Capital Country about an hour from Canberra, Yass or Tumut – the Wee Jasper Valley is a great place to relax, unwind and explore. Being away from major highways, the Valley has preserved its attraction as the perfect natural venue for outdoor activities: from relaxing by the river and throwing in a line to bushwalking and exploring the wild caves; from watching wildlife to gazing at the crystal clear night skies. Wee Jasper has a fascinating history. Visitors can experience the ancient palaentological history on a fossil tour or the geological on a cave tour. You can walk in the more recent footsteps of intrepid explorers Hume and Hovell on their epic journey of discovery in 1824 on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track.

Carey’s Cave The country charm of the Wee Jasper Valley continues beneath the surface as you begin your tour of Carey’s Cave. Carey’s Cave penetrates in a roughly horizontal manner into the side of a hill so even people with mobility problems can appreciate the charms of the caves. The cave is well lit throughout by electric lights and the guides are well versed in both the folklore and science of the caves. Number one priority of the Carey’s Cave guides is that you have a good time.


NOVOTEL LAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT 1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback NSW 2627 Tel: 02 6451 3000  Freecall: 1800 020 524  Fax: 02 6456 1008 conference@lakecrackenback.com.au www.lakecrackenback.com.au

Location Nestled on the border of the iconic Kosciuszko National Park Lake Crackenback Resort is a spectacular destination offering a unique natural environment for conferences, meetings and events. The resort is easily accessible via a 2.5hr drive from Canberra, 5.5hrs from Sydney and 6hrs from Melbourne. Canberra Airport is a comfortable and scenic 2hr drive with coach or hire car services available.

Accommodation The resort features 47 self contained 4.5 star Overwater Apartments with fireplaces, private balconies and commanding lakeside views. In addition, are the luxurious 5 star Mountain View chalets and studios.

Conference Facilities Catering for up to 120 delegates, your requirements are met through our light and airy conference rooms, comprehensive technical equipment and spacious waterfront restaurant.

Venue Highlights This unique venue offers not only professional and flexible staff to ensure any event’s success but the opportunity to indulge in the resort’s many complimentary onsite activities, team building programs and custom built day spa.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Caberet

U-Shape

Area (m2)

Verandah Room

80

100

50

40

40

40

84

2.5

Courtyard Room

12

-

-

10

10

10

27

2.2

Cuisine on Lake Crackenback Restaurant & Bar

150

150

100

80

80

100

131

4.5

Blue Cow Conference Centre

THREDBO ALPINE HOTEL Friday Drive, Thredbo NSW 2625 Tel: 0413 189 110 Fax: 02 6459 4201 jgoodieson@unwired.com.au www.thredbo.com.au

Dimensions

Theatre

Contact the resort direct for a breakdown of facilities and amenities

Height (m)

500

Location Free from distractions and located in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park in the NSW Snowy Mountains, Thredbo is a conference destination with a difference. The village is synonymous with fun and adventure and it is the five star outdoors that makes Thredbo an absolute standout. There are mountains to climb, breathtaking views and a endless variety of activities to enjoy in both summer and winter from the resort itself. Getting your group there is easy, Thredbo is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Canberra CBD and a little over 2 hours from Canberra Airport.

Venue Highlights: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Boutique Hotel Accommodation – 4 Star Dedicated Conference/Function Facilities – 4 Function Rooms Full technical capabilities and support available Dedicated on-site Conference and Events Coordinator Selection of Bars, Restaurants and Al Fresco Dining Pool [indoor and outdoor], Spa and Sauna 9 Hole Golf Course – AGU Rated Floodlit Tennis Courts Thredbo Leisure Centre and Gymnasium Chairlifts [operational in both Summer and Winter] Bobsled – 700m lunge style track Winter activities: Skiing and Snowboarding Summer activities: Hiking, Nature Walks, Mountain Biking, Horseback Adventures, Fly Fishing, Abseiling and Mountain Climbing, Quad Biking, Canoeing and much more... ++ Tailored Adventure and Team Building Activities available from the Resort

Convention Function Areas Area Kosciuszko Room Crackenback Rooms (each) Townsend Tate

Theatre 250 40 60 30

Cocktails 300 40 60 30

Capacity Banquet Classroom 250 150 20 20 40 40 30 25

Caberet 250 30 20

U-Shape 80 20 30 20

Dimensions Area (m2) Height (m) 290 4.9 59.7 2.45 116.6 2.5 64.8 2.3

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THE SOUTH COAST

Find yourself on the South Coast

Mogo Zoo

South Coast events

The unspoilt coastline of the South Coast is less than two hours drive from Canberra and offers plenty of things to do and see. Spectacular coastline and lush hinterland sets a dramatic backdrop to a region developing a reputation and the eateries to experience top quality local seafood, oysters and regional produce.

See everything from an African lion, a snow leopard or a Bengal tiger to giraffes, alligators, iguanas and pythons. Facilities include barbecue and picnic areas, the ‘Wild Things’ Gift Shop and the Springbok Cafe. Feeding times at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm.

++ U lladulla Summer Games, Ulladulla, Mollymook and Milton, February – March ++ Bermagui Seaside Fair, second weekend in March ++ Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet celebrations, Easter Sunday ++ White Sands Carnival, Huskisson, Easter ++ The Narooma Oyster Festival, May ++ Shoalhaven Coast Wine Festival, June long weekend ++ The Sussex Inlet Family Fishing Carnival, July ++ Eurobodalla Slow Food Celebration, November throughout Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma ++ Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival, October long weekend, Batemans Bay ++ Moruya Jazz Festival, third weekend in October, Moruya ++ Merimbula Country Music Festival by the Sea, last weekend in October ++ Eden Whale Festival, 2–4 November

Dolphin Explorer Cruises and Dolphin Watch Cruises Go dolphin and whale watching and see the pristine natural beauty of Jervis Bay, where about 60 bottlenose dolphins spend much of their time. The boats have video monitors and a hydrophone to listen to dolphins and whales as they communicate with each other.

Jervis Bay Kayak Co. Choose from a variety of different kayaking excursions to experience Jervis Bay’s outstanding scenic, natural and cultural heritage and some of Australia’s cleanest waterways and whitest sands.

Kangaroo Valley Safaris Take a self-guided canoe or kayak safari in the Kangaroo Valley, which offers over 80 kilometres of river suitable for all types of canoeing. Kangaroo Valley Safaris also offer guided bushwalks and bicycle tours.

Coolangatta Estate Nestled on the foothills of Coolangatta Mountain overlooking the ocean and river at Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta Estate offers a winery cellar door, a nine hole golf course, tennis court and a croquet and lawn bowls green.

The Original Gold Rush Company Experience the 1850s Gold Rush and learn about Australia’s ‘bloodiest’ bushrangers, the Clarke Gang. See the working stamp battery, explore the gold mine, exhibition buildings and workshops, and pan for your own gold. A cafe and picnic and barbecue areas are available.

Region Sunset Kayak and Dinner on Tuross Lake Kayak the quiet waters of Tuross Lake and enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner at sunset on your own beach. Or take the group on an early morning paddle which finishes with a breakfast feast.

Montague Island Snorkel, walk or stay overnight in the restored lighthouse keepers cottages with a group of up to 12 on this unique nature reserve, home to seals, baby penguins, whales in Spring and abundant birdlife.

Merimbula Marina Merimbula Marina offers a large range of fishing charters, a Bay/Dolphin Cruise and whale watching on the beautiful Sapphire Coast.

Wheelers Oyster Farm and Restaurant Discover the complete oyster story on a tour of a state of the art oyster factory, and taste the world famous Merimbula oysters fresh from the farm.

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BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB 2 Beach Road, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 Tel: 02 4472 4117  Fax: 02 4472 5955 www.baysoldiers.com.au

Location Positioned in a relaxed setting directly opposite the Clyde River in the heart of the CBD, this well-appointed and newly renovated Club is regarded as one of the most impressive Conference Venues on the South Coast. The club provides ample parking and is within easy walking distance to the many restaurants, cafés, modern shopping centre, art and craft galleries. Distance – Travelling Times: ++ Canberra via Kings Hwy 147km – less than 2hrs ++ Sydney via Princes Hwy 276km – 3.5hrs ++ Moruya Airport – 20min

Venue The Club’s dedicated Conference and Banquet Centre provides easy planning for your next meeting, incentives, conference, exhibitions or special function – large or small – we can host your event within any one of our six modern and versatile rooms. With the flexibility of soundproof divisible walls that seamlessly fold away, we are able to change the set-up from six smaller rooms to one open and pillarless gala event venue with two fully functional bars and private ‘meet & greet’ foyer. All rooms are designed with up-to-date technical equipment; wireless ADSL Internet access, hearing loop, full disability facilities, comfortable seating, delivery parking bay and rear service lift for your convenience. The Clubs newly appointed caterers offer an extensive menu incorporating Australian, Chinese & Thai cuisine.The Club caterers have the flexibility to cater for all dietary requirements and for any function from a small, personal meeting through to large scale gala events. Let us be your inspiration, the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, more than just a club!

Accomodation and Guest Facilities Conveniently located directly opposite the Club with uninterrupted views of the bay is the club’s own Esplanade Motor Inn featuring 23 well-appointed serviced rooms and spa suites each with its own private balcony, ADSL internet access, secure undercover car park and most with breathtaking views. Seagulls a la carte restaurant is open for fine dining and breakfast to all guests.

Technical We understand the integral part of providing state-of-the-art technology for the success of your event. Wireless Internet technology is available throughout the conference venue and public areas. Whether you need a single connection or an advanced audiovisual system we provide technical support when required.

Venue Highlights ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Six Multi-Functional and Flexible Conference Room Layouts Wireless Technology Full Conference Coordination Capacity 10 to 500 delegates Professional In-House Catering Service Full Disability Facilities Drive-in Loading Dock and Service Lift Easy Access / Free Parking Location – CBD, waterfront views.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

U-shape

Classroom

Boardroom

Banquet

Cabaret

Cocktail

-

-

-

-

-

-

200

-

Large Auditorium

575

-

261

-

400

320

600

762

Small Auditorium

300

50

126

-

160

128

400

310

Function 1

112

29

60

-

90

72

120

147

Function 2 with bar

126

29

51

-

100

80

150

172

Function 1 & 2 combined

262

-

126

-

190

152

300

314

Memorial 1

23

17

18

16

-

-

-

38

Memorial 2

28

17

18

16

-

-

-

40

Foyer with Function Bar

Area (m2)

Memorial 3

48

20

27

16

-

-

-

55

Memorial combined

106

35

69

52

-

-

160

133

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COACHHOUSE MARINA RESORT 49 Beach Rd Batemans Bay Tel: 02 4472 4392  Fax: 02 4472 3300 conferences@coachhouse.com.au www.coachhouse.com.au

Location On 16 acres on the banks of the Clyde River and just 1.5kms to Batemans Bay CBD- The Coachhouse Marina Resort is an absolute waterfront property. Just 1.5 hrs drive from Canberra and 25 minutes from the local airport- send your delegates for a coastal conference experience.

The Venue The award winning Resort consists of modern purpose built conference facilities with spacious outdoor and breakout areas and an onsite conference coordinator to ensure the smooth running of your event from start to finish. With 5 conference rooms plus the Rockwall Brasserie, the Resort is the perfect place for your next conference, event, function or seminar catering from 5-220 delegates in comfort.

Accommodation and Facilities The 89 federation style villas will host your delegates in 4.5 star comfort. All villas are fully self contained, are air conditioned and include Austar and free in house movies. We offer upgrades to waterfront spa villas for your VIP guests and conference organiser. Parking is available at each villa. Other facilities include an on site licensed restaurant, The Rockwall Brasserie, solar heated swimming pool, full size tennis court and gymnasium room.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

U-Shape

Banquet

Cocktails

Corrigans

120

80

50

100

200

Clyde River

80

50

40

60

150

Sea Breeze

60

30

20

50

80

Marina Boardroom

Boardroom only 12 pax

Break Out Room

50

30

20

50

100

Bay Pavillon Marquee

250

150

130

200

350

80

150

Rockwall Restaurant

ECOPOINT MURRAMARANG RESORT Mill Beach, Banyandah Street, South Durras NSW 2536 PO Box 376, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 Tel: 1300 767 255  Fax: 02 4478 6230 Email: events@murramarangresort.com.au Web: www.murramarangresort.com.au

Location EcoPoint Murramarang Resort is an environmentally friendly and eco-sensitive conference venue, well situated, being an easy 2 hour drive from Canberra. Located in South Durras, just minutes North East of Batemans Bay. The Resort itself is nestled in Murramarang National Park, located on Mill Beach, which boasts absolute ocean frontage overlooking the pristine waters of Beagle Bay. The stunning natural surrounds are free from outside distractions, which will leave your group focused, feeling refreshed and inspired. All this making EcoPoint Murramarang Resort the perfect Conference Retreat.

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Eco-sensitive and sustainable Resort/Conference Venue Beach Front location and located in Murramarang National Park Resort location is free from outside influences or distractions Dedicated on-site Conference and Events Manager Dedicated Conference Facilities to cater up to 250 delegates 104 self contained 1 and 2 bedroom 4 Star Villas [many 2 Bed – 2 Bath] Conference Camping packages available [60 Campsites] Pool-side Bar and Entertainment area Full technical capabilities and support available Adventure and Team Building Activities available from the Resort

Convention Function Areas Area

Dimensions

Classroom

U-Shape

Cocktails

Banquet

Area (m2)

Beagle Bay

250

130

60

250

200

212

2.5-4.1

Myrtle Beach

110

40

30

90

60

89

2.4-3.3

Honeysuckle

110

54

30

90

60

96

3.2-4.8

Oakley Beach

70

35

20

80

50

80

3.2-4.8

HS/OB Combined

200

120

50

200

110

176

3.2-4.8

Flat Rock Brasserie

180

125

3.2-4.8

FR/HS/OB Combined

290

293

3.2-4.8

70

96

3.2-4.8

Brasserie Courtyard

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Capacity Theatre

100

Height (m)


POACHER’S WAY

Eat ∙ drink ∙ create ∙ stay ∙ experience Eat Featuring local produce, old-style techniques and good quality ingredients you’re sure to be delighted by dining experiences along the Poacher’s Way at Grazing and the Cork Street Gallery Café – Gundaroo, Poacher’s Pantry – Hall, Lerida Estate – Lake George, Cello Cuisine at the Shaw Vineyard Estate or at Country Guesthouse Schönegg – Murrumbateman or in Canberra at Silo Bakery or in the garden at Podfood. Drink The wines of the Canberra region have come of age recently and are now regarded as some of the finest drops in the land. Experience them for yourself at Lambert Vineyards – Bungendore, Lerida Estate – Lake George, Jeir Creek Wines, Clonakilla Winery and Shaw Vineyard Estate all near Murrumbateman. Try Wily Trout wines from Poachers Pantry or head to Pialligo Estate Winery near the airport or Mt Majura Vineyard on the outskirts of Canberra. Create The Poacher’s Way is home to some truly inspiring creators. See wood-fired ceramics created in an old church at Old Saint Luke’s Studio, Gundaroo, worldclass glass slumping at Crisp Galleries, Bowning and enjoy the best of Australian Wood at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery where you’ll find furniture, art, sculpture and craft and don’t miss a stop at the Beaver Galleries, Canberra where you’ll find an array of works from established and emerging Australian artists.

Stay When it comes to resting your travel-weary legs, the Poacher’s Way offers some unique accommodation with the comfortable rooms and sprawling gardens of Redbrow Gardens, Murrumbateman, old world charm at 1847 Georgian-style the Globe Inn, Yass or for more history, the Old Stone House, Bungendore. Mallee Gum Cottage, Gundaroo offers a home style option while the exclusive rural retreat, Ginninderry Homestead offers conference facilities and a day spa on Canberra’s fringe or rest for a night or two at the contemporary, purpose-built Country Guesthouse Schönegg near Murrumbateman, it is complete with five-star restaurant. Experience The Poacher’s Way also boasts horse rides and a taste of genuine country life on the 1000 acre property with Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, Murrumbateman and what better way to finish your Poacher’s experience than to revive with an array of treatments and a trip to the steam room at Geranium House Day Spa, Hall. For more information, interviews, images or to arrange a Poacher’s Way experience contact: Tania Ward M: 0411 133 306 E: tania@thepoachersway.com.au

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PLANNING CHECKLIST

Chronological Planning Checklist (Based on 500+ delegates) Preliminary (allow 18–24 months) ++ Set objectives of meeting, convention or exhibition ++ List topics to be covered ++ Choose an appropriate theme ++ Appoint a Conference Coordinator or investigate professional help ++ Set dates and times – avoid holidays and clashes with other events ++ Determine the number of delegates ++ Make initial bookings with venues and accommodation ++ Liaise and negotiate with airlines Budget (allow 18–24 months) ++ Prepare budget estimates and cash flow, taking note of income streams such as registration fees, deposit requirements on venues, accommodation etc. ++ Review and update budget regularly ++ Prepare final costs and budget report Sponsorship (allow 12–18 months) ++ Prepare list of sponsorship prospects ++ Prepare a sponsorship proposal and source financial support Event Program (allow 12–18 months) ++ Develop and implement promotional strategy ++ Prepare a printed program schedule ++ Select suitable speakers and presenters ++ Coordinate audio-visual, entertainment, functions, workshops etc. ++ Organise programs for partners, associates and families ++ Organise options for pre/post touring

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Administration (allow 12–18 months) ++ Establish a computerised mailing list and registration database ++ Design and distribute a registration brochure ++ Set up sub-committees and recruit volunteers to coordinate event specifics ++ Record all statistics e.g. attendance, income etc. ++ Ensure all on-site staff are qualified and competent ++ Coordinate registration and management of  facilities ++ Engage contractors e.g. exhibition management, PR/Marketing agencies Venue (allow 12–18 months) ++ Inspect a suitable venue based upon the size of the conference, budget, location and meeting requirements ++ Ensure accessibility to venue via public transport, taxis, private vehicle charter etc. ++ Reserve meeting rooms, exhibition space and dining facilities ++ Survey local dining, shopping, attractions and recreation opportunities for delegates Accommodation (allow 6–12 months) ++ Check availability of accommodation for delegates close to venue ++ Consider delegate budgets and selection of accommodation ++ Negotiate and book room blocks Promotion (allow 3–6 months) ++ Listings in upcoming events schedules, promote via related conferences and via the internet ++ Arrange appropriate signage and advertising ++ Produce and distribute publicity kits, promotional material and press releases ++ Instigate a public relations program ++ Liaise with media before, during and after the event

Social Programs and Touring (allow 6–9 months) ++ Develop touring program including itineraries and events ++ Investigate professional assistance in handling touring program ++ Coordinate touring transport, guides and accommodation Event Supplies and Accessories (allow 3 months) ++ Acquire and distribute all materials necessary for the conference e.g. stationery, name tags, satchels etc. ++ Coordinate displays, stands, and technological requirements for the event ++ Engage and brief temporary staff for event coordination Final Confirmations (allow 1–3 months) ++ Confirm registrations including travel, accommodation and social programs ++ Confirm final delegate numbers to hotels, venues and transport operators ++ Release unwanted hotel rooms ++ Select menus and confirm catering numbers ++ Confirm AV and meeting room set-up and requirements ++ Commence event briefings for suppliers, contractors, venues and service providers Post-Event ++ Prepare final costs and budget report ++ Write a post-event evaluation for client ++ Send acknowledgements and thanks to speakers, suppliers, venues and sponsors ++ Recover and plan for your next event in Canberra


N AT I O N A L C O N V E N T I O N C E N T R E

NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE


National Convention Centre 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 T +61 2 6276 5200

E sales@nccc.com.au F +61 2 6276 5276 W nccc.com.au

Location Located overlooking the historic Glebe Park, the National Convention Centre, is within walking distance of the city centre, many of the city’s fine restaurants and nightlife, and in close proximity to Canberra’s national attractions.

Venue The National Convention Centre is Canberra’s leading events venue, unrivalled in facilities, size and scope. The Centre can cater for up to 2500 guests. The Exhibition Hall can accommodate as many as 120 display booths and up to 2500 people can be entertained in the Royal Theatre. An additional range of versatile rooms are available for small private meetings, breakout areas and cocktails. Features include a ballroom, which seats 600, four theatrettes, seven flat floor rooms, four boardrooms and exhibition space of 2000m2.

Undercover Car park The National Convention Centre’s undercover car park has over 500 spaces, including 12 disabled spaces on the entry level. The car park has direct access into the Centre via a lift located on the top level.

Electronic Billboard Advertise your National Convention Centre event or conference on the most visible site in Canberra. Located on the National Convention Centre at the corner of Coranderrk Street and Constitution Avenue, the Centre’s electronic billboard is seen by thousands of people every day. The billboard measures 5.6 metres wide by 2.4 metres high, and can be reserved for periods from one week to one year.

Facilities 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 3.9m. Full length windows overlooking Glebe Park provide an abundance of natural light. The Exhibition Hall is fully carpeted and features numerous floor pits to provide power and communication capabilities.

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. A moveable drape system provides the capability to partition the space. The flexibility of this room including vehicle access to the stage and flat floor sections makes it a favourite with meeting planners and delegates alike.

Theatrettes The National Convention Centre contains four tiered Theatrettes varying in size that accommodate up to 300 people. They can be used for breakout rooms, smaller conferences and seminars. The theatrettes feature excellent lines of sight, inbuilt data projectors, screens and PA systems. The Bradman Theatre has a control room with additional audio-visual capabilities. 47


National Convention Centre 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 T +61 2 6276 5200

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Ballroom The National Convention Centre’s Ballroom is one of Canberra’s best. It features natural light, a 4.5m high ceiling and 650m2 of pillar less space. The Ballroom is the perfect venue for memorable weddings, cocktail events and gala dinners. The Ballroom is a flexible space that can also be used for exhibitions and conferences.

Gallery Rooms The Gallery Rooms present the ideal space for intimate gala dinners and weddings. The five rooms all have natural light and are great for small-scale events including meetings and exhibitions. They are also a great space for training sessions, workshops and seminars.

Foyer Assembly Areas (Foyers) The assembly areas are suitable for delegate registration, morning and afternoon breaks and cocktail receptions.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities With such a central location, there are several hotels within walking distance of the National Convention Centre. The closest is the Crowne Plaza Canberra, adjacent to the Centre. The hotel is the largest in the region, boasting 295 guest rooms.

Technical As the in-house technical and creative service partners for the National Convention Centre, you can always be assured that Staging Connections will provide the very best support for your event. Staging Connections offers both the best and most advanced audio-visual and presentation technology. Technical and creative products and services include: video production and equipment, data projectors and monitors, sound and amplification equipment, set design, dressing and entertainment design.

Venue Highlights 1. Flexible exhibition space of 2000m2 2. Royal Theatre with moveable drapes system, catering for 2500 delegates 3. State of the art audio-visual equipment and communications technology infrastructure 4. Cook/chill kitchen, providing the finest catering andhospitality standards 5. Security infrastructure to enable the Centre to be locked down 6. Lift and grand staircase that allows improved movement throughout the Centre and access for people with disabilities 7. Four tiered theatrettes 8. Perfect venue for gala dinners for up to 1700 guests 9. Hearing loops in the Royal Theatre, Ballroom and theatrettes

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National Convention Centre 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 T +61 2 6276 5200

E sales@nccc.com.au F +61 2 6276 5276 W nccc.com.au

The National Convention Centre Canberra is the perfect events venue, boasting premium facilities for every occasion.

FIRST FLOOR GREEN ROOM

KITCHEN

BALLROOM

EXECUTIVE ROOM

OFFICE

BALLROOM FOYER

ROYAL THEATRE

GALLERY FOYER LIFT ACCESS

DERWENT ROOM

FITZROY ROOM

STORE

MURRAY ROOM

SWAN ROOM

TORRENS ROOM 1

2

BOARDROOMS

GALLERY ROOMS

GROUND FLOOR

CITY WALK ENTRANCE FROM CROWNE PLAZA AND CBD

EXHIBITION HALL TERRACE

TH

EXHIBITION HALL TERRACE

RE EAT

TTE

FOY

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NICHOLLS THEATRETTE

SUTHERLAND THEATRETTE

MENZIES THEATRETTE

RECEPTION

LOADING DOCK COACH BAYS

EXHIBITION HALL

CONFERENCE OFFICE

LIFT ACCESS

UNDER COVER CAR PARK

BRADMAN THEATRETTE LOADING DOCK

CENTRE MANAGEMENT

CORANDERRK STREET

MAIN FOYER

KITCHEN

MAIN ENTRANCE

CONSTITUTION AVENUE

WORK ROOMS

FOYER

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National Convention Centre 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 T +61 2 6276 5200

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Area (m2)

Ceiling H eight

Booths (3 x3m)

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Dinner D ance

Cabaret

Classroom

Boardroom

U Shape

Room

Hollow Sq uare

(m)

The National Convention Centre Canberra is the perfect events venue, boasting premium facilities for every occasion.

2000

9.0

120

2000

2000

1500

1400

1200

1000

Exhibition Hall Exhibition Hall (Total)

Royal Theatre 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

150

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

Fitzroy Room (F)

170

3.3

10

170

170

120

100

96

72

42

48

60

Derwent Room (D)

95

3.3

5

80

80

60

48

36

24

30

36

TS Rooms

245

3.3

15

200

200

150

130

120

96

48

54

66

MF Rooms

340

3.3

20

368

368

240

210

192

156

84

104

FD Rooms

265

3.3

15

256

256

180

150

144

120

72

88

MFD Rooms

435

3.3

25

512

512

330

270

264

180

Boardroom 1

27

2.6

20

12

Boardroom 2

24

2.6

20

12

Green Room

37

2.6

30

20

Executive Room

90

2.7

60

60

50

32

40

24

25

30

Royal Theatre (Flat floor)

Theatrettes

Flat Floor Function Rooms Ballroom

Gallery Rooms (Individual)

Gallery Rooms (Combined)

Work Rooms

Foyer Areas Main Foyer

1100

3.6

1000

Theatrette Foyer

400

3.6

200

Ballroom Foyer

300

5.3

200

Gallery Foyer

390

4.1

250

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VENUES AND ACCOMMODATION

Contents 52

Crowne Plaza Canberra

67

National Gallery of Australia

94

CBD map

54

CSIRO Discovery

99

National Museum of Australia

95

Canberra map

56

DeVine Function Centre @ Kamberra Wine Company

Capacity table

AMC Training Centre Australain Institute of Sport Australian Leadership Innovation Centre Australian National University Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

84 88 79 79 101

Australian War Memorial

90

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

43

Belconnen Premier Inn

62

Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments

84

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

99

Boat House By The Lake

91

Burgmann College

84

Canberra Airport

63

National Portrait Gallery 100

Novotel Canberra

73

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

41

Olims Hotel Canberra

84

Parklands Apartments Dickson

62

Parliament House

96

85

Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group

97

93

Pavilion on Northbourne

74

Pilgrim House Conference Centre

85

Diamant Hotel Canberra

81

Eastlake

82

EcoPoint Murramarang Resort

44

Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)

68

Federal Golf Club Forrest Hotel and Apartments Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House Gooromon Park Homestead

101

101

Griffin Hotel, Canberra

82

Poachers Pantry and Wily Trout Vineyard

98

Hotel Heritage

69

Q’ Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

85

Hotel Kurrajong

83

Quality Hotel Dickson

76

Hotel Realm

70

Quality Hotel Woden

76

Hoyts Corporation

102

Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial

61 61 60

Canberra Business Event Centre

80

Canberra Institute of Technology

80

Canberra Rex Hotel

64

Hyatt Catering at the National Museum of Australia

Canberra Southern Cross Club Event Centre

65

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Canberra Stadium

92

King O’Malleys Irish Pub

100

101

Mantra on Northbourne

83

Manuka Oval

92

Marque Hotel Canberra

71 72

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium Capital Executive Apartment Hotel Casino Canberra

66 101

102

Cliftons

85

Master Builders Association of the ACT

Coachhouse Marina Resort

44

Cockington Green Gardens

101

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

102

Country Comfort Greenway

85

National Archives of Australia

102

CPM Training Centre

81

National Convention Centre

47

Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne

75

Queanbeyan Golf Club

85

Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

102

Royal Australian Mint

102

Rydges Capital Hill

58

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

59

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

57

The Brassey of Canberra

77

The Deck at Regatta Point

103

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

41

University House

78

University of Canberra Union

86

University of Canberra Village

86

51


CAPACITY TABLE

Meeting Venues with accommodation Phone

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

74

3

150

80

120

80

Belconnen Premier Inn

02 6253 3633

62

Belconnen Way Motel and Serviced Apartments

02 6254 2222

84

55

2

311

120

150

80

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla

02 6205 6748

99

198

2

60

80

60

-

Burgmann College

02 6125 6100

84

10

8

300

300

300

-

Canberra Rex Hotel

02 6248 5311

64

157

6

500

450

670

340

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

02 6243 8333

66

83

1

140

60

40

40

Country Comfort Greenway

02 6293 3666

85

100

3

100

80

100

48

Crowne Plaza Canberra

02 6247 8999

67

295

6

130

80

80

35

Diamant Hotel

02 6175 2222

81

80

2

40

-

-

-

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

02 6295 3433

85

113

2

80

80

80

30

Griffin Hotel Canberra

02 6234 8000

82

82

3

120

60

90

45

Hotel Heritage

02 6295 2944

69

208

7

300

160

250

70

Hotel Kurrajong

02 6234 4444

83

26

5

250

120

150

35

Hotel Realm

02 6163 1800

70

158

16

800

550

800

300

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

02 6270 1234

60

253

16

600

340

400

260

Mantra on Northbourne

02 6243 2500

83

175

4

150

100

130

70

Marque Hotel Canberra

02 6249 1411

71

78

5

900

400

800

300

Novotel Canberra

02 6245 5000

73

286

7

200

160

160

95

Olims Hotel Canberra

02 6243 0000

84

129

3

200

130

180

60

Parklands Apartment Hotel

02 6262 7000

62

66

8

-

-

80

50

Pavilion on Northbourne

02 6247 6888

74

156

3

250

160

200

120

Quality Hotel Dickson

02 6247 4744

76

83

2

120

60

80

50

Quality Hotel Woden

02 6281 7733

76

57

4

120

80

120

40

Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne

02 6262 6266

75

153

4

120

90

100

56

Rydges Capital Hill

02 6295 3144

58

186

11

200

150

180

74

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

02 6241 6033

59

151

9

360

300

360

220

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

02 6247 6244

57

201

10

1200

800

1500

450

The Brassey of Canberra

02 6273 3766

77

81

5

180

160

250

60

University House

02 6125 5270

78

105

9

500

220

275

120

University of Canberra Village

02 6206 3500

86

1334

-

-

-

-

-

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom 32

Meeting venues only Phone AMC Training Centre

02 6285 4888

84

-

3

-

-

40

Australian Institute of Sport

02 6214 7137

88

-

11

2500

1200

5200

60

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre

02 6273 0168

79

-

3

200

-

100

40

Australian National University

02 6125 0435

79

-

27

600

-

500

100

Australian Railway Historical Society

02 6284 2790

101

-

10

-

50-300

-

-

Australian War Memorial

02 6248 8321

61, 90

-

11

1000

600

200

40

Boat House by The Lake

02 6273 5500

91

-

4

420

200

240

125

Canberra Airport

02 6275 2285

63

-

12

146

160

145

26

Canberra Business Event Centre

02 6207 7394

80

-

2

150

-

75

30

Canberra Institute of Technology

02 6205 1935

80

-

5

300

250

250

160

Canberra Southern Cross Club Events Centre

02 6283 7200

65

-

7

1000

750

1000

300

52


CAPACITY TABLE

Meeting venues only Phone

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

37

900

480

250

140

Canberra Stadium

02 6256 6700

92

-

Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium

02 6287 8400

101

-

-

140

100

-

30

Casino Canberra

02 6257 7074

101

-

2

250

170

250

200

CPM Training Centre

02 6255 3988

81

-

2

-

30

50

50

Cliftons

02 6122 0966

85

-

16

-

-

80

40

Cockington Green Gardens

02 6230 2273

101

-

1

250

100

-

-

CSIRO Discovery

02 6246 4604

99

-

5

170

170

170

40

Devine Function Centre @ the Kamberra Wine Company

02 6262 2333

100

-

3

450

250

160

90

Eastlake

02 6228 0999

82

-

4

300

250

250

60

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

02 6241 3022

68

-

15

3310

1900

3000

1655

Federal Golf Club

02 6281 1888

101

-

2

150

100

100

50

Gooromon Park Homestead

02 6230 2349

101

-

5

120

80

80

Hoyts

03 8662 3524

102

-

-

-

-

355

King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

02 6257 0111

100

-

6

200

-

-

-

Manuka Oval

02 6239 4402

92

-

2

400

260

300

80

Master Builders Association of the ACT

02 6280 9119

72

-

8

-

-

70

30

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

02 6273 4366

93, 102

-

4

600

350

350

80

National Archives of Australia

02 6212 3755

102

-

3

110

-

80

-

National Convention Centre

02 6276 5200

47

-

18

2000

1500

2000

1000

National Gallery of Australia

02 6240 6711

94

-

1

1000

135

267

100

National Museum of Australia

02 6270 1234

61, 95

-

4

1000

700

1000

-

National Portrait Gallery

02 6102 7000

102

-

3

250

500

250

180

Parliament House

02 6277 5378

97

-

9

1000

600

1000

400

Parliament House (Queens Terrace)

02 6277 5147

118

-

9

1000

600

1000

400

Pilgrim House Conference Centre

02 6257 4600

85

-

4

200

72

200

72

Poachers Pantry

02 6230 2487

98

-

2

150

100

50

30

Q Performing Arts Centre & Queanbeyan Conference Centre

02 6298 0290

85

-

6

900

700

800

800

Queanbeyan Golf Club

02 6297 1669

85

-

1

100

80

-

-

Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

02 6250 9550

102

-

2

400

180

-

-

Royal Australian Mint

02 6202 6999

102

-

-

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

The Deck at Regatta Point

02 6230 7234

103

-

1

350

140

150

University of Canberra Union

02 6201 5058

86

-

12

1200

650

800

130

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

23

6

600

400

575

260

-

Regional meeting venues with accommodation Phone Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

02 4472 4117

43

Coachhouse Marina Resort

02 4472 4392

44

89

7

350

200

250

150

EcoPoint Murramarang Resort

1300 767 255

44

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

53


54

1 AMC Training Centre 2 Australian Institute Of Sport 3 Australian Leadership Innovation Centre 4 Australian National University 5 Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT) 6 Australian War Memorial 7 Belconnen Premier Inn 8 Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments 9 Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 10 Boat House By The Lake 11 Burgmann College 12 Canberra Business Event Centre 13 Canberra Institute of Technology 14 Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd 15 Canberra Rex Hotel 16 Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden 17 Canberra Stadium 18 Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium 19 Capital Executive Apartment Hotel 20 Casino Canberra 21 CPM Training Centre 22 Cliftons 23 Cockington Green Gardens 24 Country Comfort Greenway 25 Crowne Plaza Canberra 26 CSIRO Discovery 27 DeVine Function Centre 28 Diamant Hotel 29 Eastlake Football Club 30 Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC 31 Federal Golf Club 32 Forrest Hotel and Apartments 33 Gooromon Park Homestead 34 Griffin Hotel, Canberra 35 Hotel Heritage 36 Hotel Kurrajong 37 Hotel Realm 38 Hoyts Corporation 39 Hyatt Hotel Canberra 40 King O’Malleys Irish Pub

key:

17

2

11

26

4 22

51

56

41

61

43

40

19

15

55

59

52

27

53

6


55

Entries in bold shown on map page 52

41 Mantra on Northbourne 42 Manuka Oval 43 Marque Hotel Canberra 44 Master Builders Association ACT 45 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 46 National Archives of Australia 47 National Convention Centre 48 National Gallery of Australia 49 National Museum of Australia 50 National Portrait Gallery 51 Novotel Canberra 52 Olims Hotel Canberra 53 Parklands Apartments Dickson 54 Parliament House 55 Pavilion on Northbourne 56 Pilgrim House Conference Centre 57 Poachers Pantry and Wily Trout Vineyard 58 Q Performing Arts Centre (Queanbeyan Conference Centre) 59 Quality Hotel Dickson 60 Quality Hotel Woden 61 Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne 62 Queanbeyan Golf Club 63 Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre 64 Royal Australian Mint 65 Rydges Capital Hill 66 Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort 67 Rydges Lakeside Canberra 68 The Brassey of Canberra 69 The Deck at Regatta Point 70 University House 71 University of Canberra 72 University of Canberra Union 73 University of Canberra Village

64

11

70

49

4

54

39

28

67

51

32

22

56

45

65

46

69

40

63

12

41

50

47

25

37

3

20

42

68

36

48

13

29

34

52

10

6

5


CANBERRA MAP

57 33 23

66

30

71 8

7

72 73

21

14

18

31 38

44

60 16 1

24

9

56

35

62 58


RYDGES LAKESIDE CANBERRA London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2601 Toll Free: 1800 026 169  Tel: 02 6247 6244  Fax: 02 6257 3071 functions_canberra@rydges.com www.rydges.com/canberra

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: ++ Locanda Cucina and Bar, 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: ++ 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: ++ 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, 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 ++ O  ne 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

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

U-shape

Boardroom

Area (m2)

Great Lakes

1500

1200

800

450

800

-

-

830

3.48

Eureka

600

500

300

210

300

-

-

440

2.80

45

Skyline

150

200

140

50

140

40

Superior

600

500

300

210

300

70

Michigan

280

275

150

110

150

50

Huron

160

180

100

80

100

Hakone

45

50

30

18

Nyanza

40

50

30

Geneva

40

50

30

Titicaca

30

35

Nyanza/Geneva

80

100

Height (m)

112

2.80

415

3.48

50

247

3.48

40

40

167

3.48

30

20

24

58

3.36

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

20

12

20

16

18

42

3.36

60

30

60

32

34

96

3.36

57


RYDGES CAPITAL HILL Cnr. Canberra Ave & National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 Toll Free: 1800 020 011  Tel: 02 6295 3144  Fax: 02 6295 3325 reservations_capitalhill@rydges.com www.rydges.com/capitalhill

Location Centrally located within a close proximity to Parliament House. Just a short stroll from the vibrant buzz of the Kingston and Manuka shopping/dining districts. All of the Nation’s major attractions are at your fingertips. Rydges Capital Hill Canberra is a boutique hotel nestled in luxury surroundings. A hotel offering unique features that will enhance your stay, our central Atrium is one of these features. Offering an intimate and tranquil setting for business meetings and a relaxing setting for you.

Venue ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Well equipped function facilities from 6 – 400 people Executive boardrooms and breakout rooms Innovative conference solutions catering for every need An abundance of natural light in our main conference rooms Instant communication with support staff during your event Full conference coordination A comprehensive range of Audio Visual equipment Broadband Internet access (both wired & wireless) is available in all conference rooms

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Rydges Capital Hill features 186 guest rooms, within this selection are a large number of spa suites available to choose from. ++ Indoor Heated Pool, Gymnasium, Sauna & Spa ++ Fig Tree Café offers diners breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. ++ Inbargo is the perfect location for an afternoon drink after your conference. ++ Onsite Florist ++ Undercover parking available ++ Guests can access high speed, secure broadband Internet services via wireless (Wi-Fi) connection in all public areas of the hotel. ++ 24 Hour room service and reception ++ Suites feature two person corner spa

Technical A wide range of audiovisual equipment is available to meet individual needs and budgets.

Venue Highlights ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

One stop conference venue offering boutique style product and service Full conference coordination Large outdoor terrace 10 different function rooms to choose from, catering from 2 to 300 people Largest hotel accommodation rooms in Canberra

Convention Function Areas Area

58

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cabaret

U Shape

Boardroom

Classroom

Banquet

Cocktail

Area (m2)

Forrest Suite

180

100

-

-

74

150

200

180

Forrest Room 1

50

32

26

40

24

40

50

60

Forrest Room 2

100

48

35

40

36

60

100

120 40

Forrest Room 3

35

16

23

28

12

20

40

Event Room 1

120

56

24

31

30

120

150

-

Event Room 2

25

24

23

28

15

30

30

40

Executive Boardroom 1

20

8

15

18

12

12

20

60

Executive Boardroom 2

-

-

-

8

-

8

-

16

Executive Boardroom 3

-

-

-

10

-

10

-

20

Executive Boardroom 4

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

12

Executive Boardroom 5

-

8

9

8

9

10

-

20

Atrium

50

40

-

-

-

60

70

-

Acacia Lounge

120

-

-

-

-

80

90

200

Fig Tree Café

-

-

-

-

-

120

130

-


RYDGES EAGLE HAWK RESORT Federal Highway, North ACT/NSW Border 2620 PO Box 82, Watson ACT 2602 Toll free: 1800 651 543  Tel: 02 6241 6033  Fax: 02 6241 3691 reservations_eaglehawk@rydges.com www.rydges.com/eaglehawk

Location Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort is a unique conference venue set amongst 30 acres of landscaped gardens and Australian bushland. The resort is located 15 minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from Canberra International Airport offering an inviting alternative to CBD based hotels. The Resort offers visitors to the ACT the ideal accommodation solution. The recently completed $2.5 million refurbishment provides a vastly improved and modernised product making it one of Canberra’s leading hotels. All guest rooms feature new furniture, soft furnishings, carpet, curtains, artwork, bathroom shower screens and fittings and vingcard security. 38 rooms including suites have been upgraded in line with Rydges “revitalisation”program including LCD Television, sofa lounge, glass top desk and ergonomic work chair. Conference delegates will enjoy improvements to the resort conference rooms with new carpet, curtains, operable sound-proof walls, lighting system, air conditioning system, and fresh paint.

Venue ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Seven conference rooms including two boardrooms. Catering for up to 300 people. Natural light in all conference rooms. Drive in vehicle access to several conference rooms. Capacity for outdoor breakout areas. Wireless Broadband Access in all Guest Rooms, Meeting / Function Rooms, Business Centre & Public Areas. ++ Fully equipped business centre. ++ 100-acre property adjacent to resort for team building activities.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort has 151 accommodation rooms. All rooms are within easy walking distance to the Main Building providing options to suit all requirements. ++ Outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, Sauna and Spa Two floodlit tennis courts ++ Two restaurants, Bar and Alfresco Pizza Bar . ++ 24-hour Reception. ++ In-house guest laundry. ++ Valet and dry cleaning service. ++ Mini Bar. ++ In-house movie system. ++ Foxtel. ++ Individually controlled air conditioning/heating. ++ Complimentary parking. ++ Internet access in foyer on site ATM.

Technical The latest audiovisual equipment is available with the flexibility to tailor to meet specific needs and budgets.

Venue Highlights ++ Full event co-ordination. ++ Hotel based courtesy shuttle.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Classroom

Banquet

Boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Boardroom 1

12

20

12

24

12

28

2.7

Boardroom 2

12

20

12

24

12

28

2.7

Eaglet Suite

30

40

20

40

20

60

2.5

Falcon Suite

40

60

30

60

30

94

2.7

-

-

12

-

-

70

2.5

Kestrel Suite

50

80

30

80

28

80

2.7

Merlin Suite

40

70

40

80

40

90

2.5

Hospitality Suite

Osprey Suite

100

100

50

160

60

154

2.7

Peregrine Suite

220

300

-

360

-

1120

2.7

59


HYATT HOTEL CANBERRA A PARK HYATT HOTEL

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6270 1234  Fax: 02 6281 5998 canberra.park@hyatt.com canberra.park.hyatt.com

Venue Voted Best Deluxe Hotel at the Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence 2008 and 2009, Hyatt Hotel Canberra is far more than a five star hotel. Aside from the excellent conference and event venues housed within the hotel, Hyatt Hotel Canberra caters at two of Canberra’s finest banquet and conference venues: the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. These award winning attractions are located in close proximity to each other and make a perfect venue for conference dinners, award nights and product launches.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities The hotel has 253 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. Recent additions are our Park Deluxe Rooms located in the hotel’s 1920’s heritage listed section. The hotel offers dining in the Promenade Café, Canberra’s finest buffet or select from the seasonal a la carte menu. 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 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 cinemaquality 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 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 Inter Touch can assist.

Venue Highlights The venture into offsite catering at the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Australia gives the hotel exclusive access to a banqueting space in excess of 5,000 square metres at any given time. An ideal synergy has been created between the venues and the hotel’s guest rooms, providing corporate clients with a unique conference and accommodation service.

Convention Function Areas Area

60

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

Area (m2)

Height (m)

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

Centenary Ballroom

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

-

-

Palm Courtyard Nth

-

-

140

-

112

-

-

Palm Courtyard Sth

-

-

140

-

112

-

-

Griffin’s

-

50

-

-

-

92

3


HYATT CATERING

AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memeorial Anzac Parade, Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6248 8321  Fax: 02 6230 6357 awmfunctions@hyatt.com

The Australian War Memorial is one of Australia’s most treasured cultural institutions and offers a unique environment for events. Functions can be held on the mezzanine level overlooking ANZAC Hall, where guests can dine under G for George, the famous WW11 Lancaster bomber. Utilise the leading edge conference facilities in the BAE Systems Theatre or hold a function outdoors under a marquee in the Sculpture Garden. Hyatt Catering caters for all function venues at the Memorial including ANZAC Hall which is an impressive exhibition space housing some of the Memorial’s largest exhibits. Dine amongst war time relics such as G for George or the midget submarine recovered from Sydney Harbour, or the Memorial’s latest exhibition space which brings history alive with five First World War aircraft and a new light and sound show, Over the Front – the Great War in the Air. The BAE Systems Theatre provides seating for 190 and makes a unique setting for your conference or event. Overlooking ANZAC Hall is the Mezzanine level suitable for a dinner for 150 or cocktails for 250. The viewing platform situated in the centre of ANZAC Hall is perfect for an intimate dinner or private reception. If you prefer an outdoor event, a marquee in the Sculpture Garden makes an ideal setting. Make your event especially memorable with a pre-dinner tour with a curator or historian.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Standing Buffet

190

-

-

-

-

-

Courtyard Gallery

-

150

70

40

150

70

The Landing Place Café

-

180

90

-

120

72

Outpost Café

-

150

-

-

-

-

ANZAC Hall External

-

1000

600

-

500

480 450

BAE Systems Theatre

ANZAC Hall Lower

HYATT CATERING

AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6270 1234  Fax: 02 6281 5998 canberra.park@hyatt.com canberra.park.hyatt.com

Cabaret

200

450

450

-

450

ANZAC Hall Viewing Platform

-

120

70

-

90

56

ANZAC Hall Mezzanine

-

250

150

-

200

120

Sculpture Garden Upper

-

300

140

-

200

100

Sculpture Garden Lower

-

300

200

-

280

160

Sculpture Garden Lawn

-

300

-

-

200

-

The National Museum of Australia is the first in the country devoted to telling stories about Australia and Australians. The Museum doesn’t look like a museum and it doesn’t feel like a museum. It uses state-of-the-art technology and hands-on interactive exhibitions. Excitement and innovation are not just limited to the exhibitions. The colourful building itself is now an architectural landmark, one which complements the beautiful surroundings of Canberra’s Acton Peninsula and provides conference organisers with a comprehensive range of function facilities to choose from. Its prime position on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and superb technical facilities make the National Museum of Australia an innovative and sophisticated location for a function or event. The Hall, a grand venue featuring high ceiling and large bay windows, is suitable for gala dinners, while the Peninsula Room is an elegant and stylish venue with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. For a unique start to an event, hold pre-dinner drinks outdoors in the Garden of Australian Dreams or commence your event with a private tour of the Museum’s exhibition space. Located at the museum’s entrance, The Hall is a grand and elegant venue featuring high ceilings set with skylights and large bay windows. The Hall’s large projection screen can be used to receive tele-visual feeds from a location of your choice. The Hall is ideal for large functions such as gala dinners and celebratory functions up to 1,000 guests for cocktails or 700 for dinner.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Area (m2)

Height (m)

The Hall

1000

1000

700

704

2.4 –14

Peninsula Room

250

350

220

400

2.7

Visions Theatre

177

-

-

120

5.25

Ampitheatre (outdoor)

1600

-

-

-

-

-

750

350

750

-

Garden of Australian Dreams

61


BELCONNEN PREMIER INN 110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6253 3633  Fax: 02 6253 3688 functions@belconnenpremierinn.com www.belconnenpremierinn.com

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, shops, lakes, cinemas, restaurants and the business district of Belconnen.

Accommodation Built in 1999 and rated as four stars, this 74 room hotel offers a versatile selection of rooms, suites and apartments that are 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 wireless broadband, climate controlled air-conditioning, three levels of lighting and the flexibility of dedicated service staff.

Technical A range of audio visual equipment is available and our Functions Manager would be pleased to assist in the arrangement of any additional items.

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

THE PARKLAND APARTMENT HOTELS 6 Hawdon Place, Dickson ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6262 7000  Fax: 02 6262 6000 www.theparklands.com.au fom@theparklands.com.au

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

U-shape

Area (m2)

Oak Room

120

150

80

80

40

190

Oak Room One

50

60

40

45

25

95

Boardroom Suite

15

15

-

-

9

25

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 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.

Convention Function Areas Area

62

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Classroom

U–Shape

Cabaret

skylight & dickson

80

50

40

60

Area (m2) -

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


CANBERRA AIRPORT 2 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6275 2285  Fax: 02 6275 2212 functions@canberraairport.com.au www.canberraairport.com.au/functions

Location Located just 8 minutes from Civic, Canberra Airport has meeting and conference facilities located within all three office precincts – Brindabella Business Park, Majura Park and Fairbairn. Ample parking is available, and public transport services operate from each location.

Venue Highlights 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 the 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.

Brindabella Business Park Set amongst the magnificently designed Brindabella Business Park are six meeting rooms and one state-of-the-art audio visual theatre. Rooms can cater from as little as 10 guests up to 145 guests.

Majura Park Situated on the grounds of one of Australia’s newest and greenest business parks, the award winning Majura Park encompasses one 97 seat audio visual theatre and an adjoining meeting room catering for up to 50 guests.

Fairbairn The historical Fairbairn is ideal for functions that may require a little more seclusion and space. The newly refurbished Fairbairn Functions Centre has two rooms that can be combined to cater for up to 160 guests.

Technical An array of audio visual equipment can be supplied upon request. The theatres incorporate assisted hearing systems, digital audio systems for speech reinforcement, data projector, motorised data projection screen, controlled by a Crestron touch control system. All rooms offer good natural light with blockout blinds, whiteboard, projection screen and space for catering with cold filtered and boiling water.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Boardroom

Classroom

Cocktail

Banquet

Square

Theatre

U-Shape

Brindabella Business Park Alastair Swayn Theatre

-

-

-

-

-

145

-

Bendora Room

14

12

21

12

18

15

12

Bendora & Googong Rooms combined

26

26

80

36

40

46

36

Googong Room

18

18

30

24

26

18

20

Ginninderra Room

14

-

18

-

-

-

-

Gudgenby Room

20

12

60

20

-

20

16

Molonglo Room

14

-

18

-

-

-

-

Murrumbidgee Room

30

20

65

30

-

30

25

Fairbairn Acorn Room

24

24

45

40

20

24

16

Maple Room North

-

-

81

60

-

-

-

Oak Room South

-

-

65

50

-

-

-

Maple & Oak Rooms combined

-

-

146

160

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

97

-

15

-

50

-

25

-

15

Majura Park Majura Theatre Cotter Room

63


CANBERRA REX HOTEL 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6248 5311  Fax: 02 6248 8357 bse@canberrarexhotel.com.au www.canberrarexhotel.com.au

Location The Canberra Rex Hotel and function centre is situated on Northbourne Avenue 1 km to the north of the City Centre.The Rex is your home away from home and is full of tradition and nostalgia. It is equipped with excellent facilities including sauna and gym and we are only a short distance from some of Canberra’s finest restaurants in Dickson and the City and major attraction’s such as the Australian War Memorial, Floriade, and the Parliamentary Triangle.

Venue The Canberra Rex has been fully refurbished and offers conference facilities for up to 300 people in the Rex Grand Ballroom or as little as 10 in the Ainslie boardroom. Our experienced conference coordinator can tailor a conference package to meet your individual requirements covering planning catering and accommodation Our conference rooms offer over 1500m2 of area and we are committed to providing a first class venue for your function.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities The Canberra Rex has 157 newly renovated and refurbished rooms, consisting of 2 Presidential Suites, 16 Family Suites and 139 Deluxe King Rooms. We are able to provide up to 95 Twin Rooms. ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Licensed Restaurant Licensed Pool Bar and Cocktail Bar Individually controlled air conditioning units in each room Guest laundry available on each floor Sauna and Gymnasium 24 hr Reception Valet and dry cleaning service Fully equipped business centre Room Service dinner Complimentary parking In house movies Natural light filled rooms Wireless broadband access

Technical A full range of audio visual equipment is available and a package can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Venue Highlights ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Flexible facilities Close proximately to the City Centre Sound proof conference rooms Full conference coordination 8 conference/function rooms Free off street parking Separate function centre entrance

Convention Function Areas Area Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

Rex Grand Ballroom

280

300

240

180

160

-

Ballroom

195

220

140

100

120

65

U-Shape

Rex Conference Room

70

85

55

45

45

35

Campbell Room

120

145

110

95

85

55

Warwick Room

-

250

-

-

-

-

20

15

10

15

-

15 25

Ainslie Boardroom

64

Capacity Theatre

Room 1

52

55

40

40

24

Room 2

56

60

46

40

27

25

Room 3

41

45

33

30

20

20

Room 4

430

330

300

230

170

150

Room 5

670

500

450

340

270

220


CANBERRA SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB EVENTS CENTRE 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden ACT 2606 Tel: 02 6283 7200  Fax: 02 6282 1553 functions.woden@cscc.com.au www.cscc.com.au

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, stateof-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 room configurations and break out spaces suitable for any occasion from intimate gatherings to gala events. The venue also features a range of quality restaurants, lounge areas and even a children’s play area. 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 across their seven venues located throughout Canberra. VIP delegates can climb aboard the MV Southern Cross and view the tranquil shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin as they enjoy cocktails and canapés, or sit down to an elegant dinner in a marquee on the lawns of the Southern Cross Yacht Club. For a bonding experience, delegate teams can compete against each other as they try their hand at pitch and putt or lawn bowls followed by a BBQ lunch or dinner. With a unique range of venue choices, superior facilities and experienced event managers, the Canberra Southern Cross Club 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 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 ++ A world class Events Centre with a capacity for 1000 delegates. ++ On-site restaurants, bars, lounges and a children’s play area. ++ Access to a unique range of off-site dining options and experiences such as a sunset cruise on Lake Burley Griffin or pitch and putt golf. ++ State-of-the-art technology and on-site technical support. ++ Award winning catering and a range of function packages. ++ A multitude of room configurations to suit every need. ++ More than 30 years experience in coordinating successful corporate events. ++ Free under-cover, security parking.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Banquet

Cabaret

Cocktail

Corinna Room

1000

750

600

1000

Corinna Room 1

550

380

340

550

Corinna Room 2

300

200

140

300

Corinna Room 3

70

56

40

70

Corinna Room 4

35

20

-

35

Top of the Cross

400

300

220

400

Orion Room

120

100

60

120

Private Dining Room

60

50

40

60

65


CAPITAL EXECUTIVE APARTMENT HOTEL 108 Northbourne Avenue and Cnr Girrahween Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601 PO Box 24, Braddon ACT 2612 Toll Free: 1800 026 129  Tel: 02 6243 8333  Fax: 02 6248 8011 mail@ceahotel.com.au 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. 1

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. 2

Venue Highlights Enjoy the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel’s magnificent, three storey atrium – perfect for preconference 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 1. 2. 3. 4.

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

3

Convention Function Areas Area

4

66

Conference room

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Height (m)

40

140

60

40

30

9


CROWNE PLAZA CANBERRA 1 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6247 8999  Fax: 02 6257 3182 meetings@crowneplazacanberra.com.au www.crowneplaza.com.au

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 The Place To Meet 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.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Contemporary and modern in design, Crowne Plaza Canberra (winner of the 2009 AHA ACT Award for Best Superior Accommodation) is the largest hotel in the region, boasting 295 guest rooms. The rooms include king size beds, 32 inch LCD televisions, chaise lounges, room service tables, large work areas with ergonomic leather desk chairs, and day and night blinds. Hotel facilities include Redsalt Restaurant ( winner of the 2008 AHA ACT Award for Best Restaurant in a Hotel), the Atrium Lounge, Binara one lounge bar, Pro-Fit Health Club with sauna and outdoor pool, 24 hour Business Centre, broadband in all guest rooms, complimentary in deluxe, 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 including the ‘from the grill’ range. On Friday and Saturday nights Redsalt holds its famous seafood buffet with south coast oysters, prawns, crab and live cooking station. 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 lounge bar, the ideal place for those who want to meet and catch-up over a few drinks and a small bite to eat. Sleek and stylish, Binara one offers a selection of local Canberra wines, imported beers and an extensive cocktail list. For lunch try one of the delicious gourmet sandwiches or a traditional classic such as salt and pepper squid. Binara one also caters for small events to larger networking 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 products and services called Meeting Success. It guarantees a consistent set of meeting standards with one contact person, the Crowne Meetings Director, who helps plan and manage all events. Meeting Success promises, among other things, 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. ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

Capacity

Dimensions

Classroom

Banquet

Boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Area (m)

30

80

35

60

35

182.75

3.2

21.5 x 8.5

-

-

12

-

-

18.4

2.5

4.6 x 4

The Crossing (I & II combined)

35

60

30

80

35

140.8

2.75

8.8 x 16

Crossing I

18

30

18

40

20

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

Crossing II

18

30

18

40

20

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

Aquila

18

40

20

40

20

98.4

2.6

12 x 8.2

Fireline

12

-

20

25

-

60.75

2.5

13.5 x 4.5

67


EXHIBITION PARK IN CANBERRA (EPIC) Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT 2911 PO Box 456, Dickson ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6241 3022  Fax: 02 6241 5394 lindy@epic.act.gov.au or sally@epic.act.gov.au www.epic.act.gov.au

Location EPIC is set on 70 hectares just eight minutes from 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 and a range of recreational activities. Indoor areas range in size from 300 square metres to 3200 square metres of clear span carpeted space with easy access for event bump-in and pull-down. 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. Exhibition Park In Canberra’s food and beverage provider, Gema Catering, 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.

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 work closely with many audio/visual suppliers who understand our clients’ needs and combine professional service with high quality equipment.

Venue Highlights ++ T he 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. ++ 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.

Convention Function Areas Area

68

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

Terrace Room

170

210

120

105

210

3.2

Pelican Room

80

220

60

50

220

2.4

Tea-Tree Room

80

160

60

50

160

2.4

Namadgi Room

80

140

60

40

140

2.65

Ningaloo Room

60

77

40

24

77

2.65

Freycinet Room

-

-

12

-

36

3

Franklin Room

-

-

-

-

23

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HOTEL HERITAGE 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604 Toll free: 1800 026 346  Tel: 02 6295 2944  Fax: 02 6232 7532 functions@hotelheritage.com.au www.hotelheritage.com.au

Whether you are travelling to Canberra for business or leisure Hotel Heritage can cater for your every need. Offering a range of accommodation styles, Hotel Heritage is a clean and secure property with a full range of facilities. Conference day packages start from $55 per person per day and include: room hire, freshly brewed tea and coffee, morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and basic equipment hire. Our friendly Conference and Events Manager will happily assist you with any conferencing requirements.

Location Hotel Heritage is located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah in the Nations Capital, Canberra. We are centrally located within 10 minutes of City Centre and Airport, coupled with shopping and restaurant districts of Kingston and Manuka and just a short distance to the major tourist attractions of Australia’s National Capital. 1

Venue To accompany our variety of guest accommodation, Hotel Heritage prides itself on its excellent conference and function facilities comprising of seven function rooms, all with natural light, that are ideal for any size function, big or small. We cater for seated formal dinners for up to 200 people, cocktail functions utilising our pool area together with function rooms for 250, corporate board meetings and lunches, conferences both day and residential as well as weddings.

Accommodation Hotel Heritage offers three and a half to four star facilities with 208 rooms ranging from comfy standard rooms for the budget conscience through to our Deluxe Suites. Tailoring for the corporate market from Monday to Thursday and a leisure market from Friday to Sunday, as the Capital’s third largest hotel we provide impressive services and products including our newly refurbished Business Suites.

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Hotel Heritage boasts a scrumptious restaurant, Mazets, with modern Australian Cuisine. Mazets is open to hotel guests and the general public for breakfast and dinner, seven days a week. The hotel’s facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, wireless internet access throughout the whole hotel as well as cable access in our recently renovated Business Suites and a business center located in the lobby. Complimentary Foxtel is available in all guest rooms including Fox Sport 1 2 and 3, a variety of Movie Channels, Disney and News. Ample On-site parking is available for all guests and their visitors, free of charge.

Technical We outsource our Audio Visual supplies to Hillcrest AV who can cater for any audio visual requirements. Whiteboards, flipcharts, overhead projectors and screens are all available as part of any conference package.

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Hotel Heritage Seven conference rooms all with natural light The Lobby Superior Room

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity U-Shape

Boardroom

Theatre

Cabaret

Classroom

Banquet

Federation

35

-

70

45

55

60

-

Canberra

30

25

60

35

40

40

100

45 (facing Canberra wall)

-

250

60

70

35

20

20

10

45

40

Federation & Canberra Heritage

20

Colonial

15

Heritage & Colonial

35

15

Cocktail

160

300

(without dancefloor)

(incl courtyard)

35

35

40

20

20

-

45

30

70

Poolside

-

20

25

-

15

-

-

Manuka

30

25

55

45

40

60

80

-

20

35

30

-

40

90

Courtyard 4

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HOTEL REALM 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6163 1800  Fax: 02 6260 7751 Email: bsm@hotelrealm.com.au www.hotelrealm.com.au

Location ++ H  otel 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 ++ H  otel 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-ofthe-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 seven 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 ++ O  ur 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 ++ 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. OSTANI lounge, bar & restaurant – Traditional tapas and pizza menu available 7 days a week. Mavi Turkish – 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.

Venue Highlights ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

National Ballroom with a seating capacity of 800 delegates 7 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

70

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Area (m2)

Height (m)

National Ballroom One

120

90

80

60

106

3.7

Area (m) 7 x 15

National Ballroom Two

300

300

190

160

240

4.2

15 x 15

National Ballroom Three

300

300

190

160

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

270

220

345

4.2

22 x 15

National Ballroom Three & Four

420

400

270

200

345

4.2

22 x 15

National Ballroom

800

800

550

300

690

4.2

46 x 15

Sydney Room

60

60

40

20

65

3.9

8x8

Melbourne Room

60

60

40

20

65

3.9

8x8

High Courtyard North

30

80

50

40

82

5

14.7 x 5.6

High Courtyard South

20

50

40

30

62

5

11 x 5.6


THE MARQUE HOTEL CANBERRA 102 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6249 1411  Fax: 02 6249 6878 conf@canberra.marquehotels.com.au www.marquehotels.com.au

Location The Marque Hotel, Canberra is centrally located just a short drive or walk to the city centre and moments from the iconic attractions of the nations capital. The hotel is under 15 minutes drive from the airport.

Venue The Marque Hotel, Canberra is one of the largest conference venues in Canberra  and one of the only truly flexible spaces available. The venue is ideal for conferences up to 500 delegates (cocktail style). The Menzies Ballroom divides into four soundproof rooms, allowing for a range of group sizes, breakout rooms or exhibition space. The clean modern neutral lines compliment any style of setup or theme. With all conference facilities located with ground floor access this venue is ideal for set up and vehicle launches. The executive boardroom located adjacent to the restaurant seats up to 20 delegates (boardroom style) and is ideal for important meetings or small workshops. Our dedicated conference sales and service team are highly experienced in assisting you with creating your event, with day or residential conference packages available. Our event professionals are ready to take the stress out of organising any type of event.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Our 78 guest rooms offer a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel features different room types catering for any travellers need, these include; deluxe, king spa and the split level loft rooms. All our rooms feature the creature comforts you would expect including; individual air conditioning, free in-house movies, in-room mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, wireless broadband. Our rooms are perfect for conference delegates as they all contain a corporate work space complimented with complimentary foxtel and in-house movies for those wanting to relax after a long day.

Technical The Marque Hotel, Canberra has wireless broadband available throughout the hotel and conference facilities. Offering multi user accounts or direct to room billing we cater for any needs. The in house facilities include 3 phase (240v) power, numerous power outlets and access through our preferred audio visual supplier to the latest technology we have any technical requirement covered.

Venue Highlights Our restaurant features an innovative menu targeted to those wanting a culinary sensation to a busy corporate comfort meal. Our executive chef oversees the preparation and service of all catering within the hotel, ensuring the most contemporary and quality dishes are being served. For those wanting some privacy access our full restaurant menu in room. For those wanting something easy try our In-Room express menu – featuring contemporary takeaways delivered direct to your door. It is just any room service! ++ ++ ++ ++

Choice of accomodation styles Flexible soundproof meeting rooms. Dine at the award winning ‘Northbourne’ restaurant Corporate accomodation is our specialty

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

Cocktail

Banquet

U-Shape

Menzies Room

800

300

900

400

80

Menzies a

90

40

100

50

23

Menzies b

130

50

150

70

38

Menzies d

130

50

150

70

38

Menzies e

130

50

150

70

38

Hallway c

100

-

-

-

-

71


MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE ACT 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick ACT 2609 PO Box 1211, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6280 9119  Fax: 02 6280 9118 canberra@mba.org.au www.mba.org.au

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 Headquarters’ 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. Other applications can be installed for your training at a reasonable fee.

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.

Room 7

Kitchenette

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 Room 5B

Room 5A

Kitchenette

Room 8

72

IT Room

Interview Room

Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Boardroom

U-Shape

Classroom

Training Room 5A&B

70

40

34

30

Area (m) 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

Training Room 7

-

-

-

24

6 x 8.5

Training Room 8

-

-

-

24

8 x 7.5

Boardroom

-

20

-

-

7 x 7.5

Breakout Room 1 (Interview Room)

-

5

-

-

3.5 x 3.5

Breakout Room 2 (Tea Room)

-

5

-

-

4x3


NOVOTEL CANBERRA 65 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City ACT 2600 PO Box 3244 Canberra City ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6245 5000  Fax:02 6245 5100 h2796-sb01@accor.com www.novotelcanberra.com.au

Location Located on Northbourne Avenue, Novotel Canberra is right in the centre of the city, close to major attractions, government and corporate offices and walking distance to the National Convention Centre. Just 200m from the hotel is the vibrant café and entertainment precinct and the Canberra Centre retail mall.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Novotel Canberra has been designed with the corporate guest in mind featuring 286 newly refurbished spacious 4.5 star rooms that will exceed your standards. Large in-room ergonomic working desks with data ports, daily newspapers, self-service business centre and 24 hour guest services are some of the many minimum standards Novotel Canberra provides every guest. To maintain an exercise regime whilst away on business, guests can choose from excellent on site recreational facilities including a heated indoor pool, spa, sauna and “In Balance” gymnasium. Alternatively Novotel Canberra offers jogging maps for the picturesque Commonwealth and Glebe Parks for guest use at their leisure. And after a long and productive day you can unwind with a drink in “One” Bar or enjoy superb dining in “One” Restaurant. Alternatively relax in the comfort of your room and take advantage of our 24-hour room service, on demand movie system and 18 Foxtel channels. Novotel Canberra can cater to any guest request and we pride ourselves on our ability to create a memorable accommodation experience.

Venue With dedicated conference facilities for up to 200 people, Novotel Canberra is the perfect choice for your Capital conference. Our professional Conference & Catering team can assist with the most basic board meeting right through to a themed gala event. Packages can be customised to suit any specifications and our expert culinary team will create a sumptuous experience that will last a lifetime.

Technical Novotel Canberra in-house technical experts Fairchilds Multi Media will take care of any request and provide exemplary service and to any conference from small boardrooms to large multi faceted presentations.

Venue Highlights Novotel Canberra, in conjunction with 22 other Novotel properties throughout Australia, have launched a dynamic concept, Meeting@Novotel to revitalise our meeting solutions. Our clients are the winners with guarantees such as Wi-Fi connectivity in conference rooms and public areas, café quality espresso coffee at all breaks and a detailed response within two hours of inquiry.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-shape

Banquet

Cocktail

Cabaret

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Cook

50

30

24

18

32

50

24

55

2.9

Clarke

50

30

24

18

32

50

24

55

2.9

Jones

50

30

24

18

32

50

24

55

2.9

Reid

50

30

24

18

32

50

24

55

2.9

Combined 2 Rooms

80

50

22

25

80

100

50

110

2.9

Combined 3 Rooms

120

75

-

-

120

150

63

165

2.9

Combined 4 Rooms

160

95

-

-

160

200

-

220

2.9

-

-

-

-

-

60

-

55

2.9

Keelty room

60

30

30

24

40

50

32

70

2.7

The Boardroom

30

12

20

15

-

-

-

51

2.4

Private Dining Room

40

30

25

-

26

40

-

63

2.7

Pre-Function area

73


PAVILION ON NORTHBOURNE 242 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6247 6888  Fax: 02 6248 7866 reservations@pavilioncanberra.com www.pavilioncanberra.com

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 the perfect 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 Atrium 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. The Four Seasons Room is a flexible room located on the top floor with an abundance of natural light, double glazed windows, excellent lighting, 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 lighting 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. The hotel also boasts a number of breakout spaces within the atriums and Café Glasshouse. Host a welcome cocktail reception in the main garden atrium for up to 250 guests, this unique venue will be sure to impress.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

156 refurbished deluxe rooms and serviced apartments Atrium Restaurant and Cocktail bar Café Glasshouse Business Centre Outdoor Pool Gymnasium Onsite Laundry Dry cleaning service 24hr Room service 24hr Reception Free off street car parking Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport Free in-house movie channels AM/FM radio Bar refrigerator Tea & Coffee making facilities Hair dryer Iron & Ironing boards 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 ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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156 Refurbished Deluxe Rooms and Apartments Two magnificent indoor tropical atriums 2kms to CBD 8kms to Canberra International Airport Free off street car parking Complimentary Shuttle bus


QUALITY SUITES CLIFTON ON NORTHBOURNE 100 Northbourne Av, Canberra City ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6262 6266  Fax: 02 6203 8444 functions@cliftonsuites.com.au www.cliftonsuites.com.au

Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne How Suite It is! Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne – Winner AHA Awards for Excellence 2007, 2008 & 2009 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 ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Largest One & Two bedroom Apartments in Canberra Outdoor heated pool on level 2 Gymnasium Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar including outdoor area Business Centre 24hr Reception 24hr 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 Disabled apartments available FOXTEL and On Demand Movies Wireless & High Speed Wired Broadband Internet FREE secure underground car parking Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport

Technical ++ Q  uality Suites Clifton on Northbourne can cater to all audio visual requests including wireless broadband internet, sound systems, data projection equipment, electronic whiteboards and laptops.

Venue Highlights ++ ++ ++ ++

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

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Classroom

Banquet

Boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

Area (m2)

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

75


QUALITY HOTEL WODEN Corner Melrose Drive & Launceston Street, Phillip ACT 2606 Tel: 02 6281 7733  Fax: 02 6281 7730 reservations@qualityhotelwoden.com

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 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 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.

Convention Function Areas Area

QUALITY HOTEL DICKSON Corner Badham Street & Cape Street Dickson, ACT, Australia 2602 Tel: 02 6247 4744  Fax: (61) 2 6247 4455 functions@thetradies.com.au

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Classroom

U-Shape

Cabaret

Hollow

Boardroom

Banquet

Cocktail

Area (m2)

The Conference Centre

120

40

35-40

100

50

30

80

120

123

Melrose Room

25

12

16

-

20

-

-

-

39

Yamba Room

25

-

12-14

-

16

12

-

-

28.5

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.

Guest Facilities The Quality Hotel Dickson offers a diverse range of accommodation options. The rooms are more spacious than the average hotel room with the finest quality beds for total comfort. Fully equipped with television, telephone, mini bar, tea/coffee making, steam irons and each room also has broadband, foxtel and inhouse 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

76

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

U-Shape

Herringbone

Boardroom

Cocktail

malvern star room

45

20

24

25

20

40

speedwell room

45

20

24

25

20

50

both rooms

80

50

-

-

40

120


THE BRASSEY OF CANBERRA Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton ACT 2600 Toll free: 1800 659 191  Tel: 02 6273 3766  Fax: 02 6273 2791 conference@brassey.net.au www.brassey.net.au

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 4 km south of Canberra, and 8 km west of Canberra Airport.

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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. Five meeting rooms accommodate a total of 200 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 81 rooms including two suites with a total accommodation capacity for 150 people. Recently refurbished, every room offers heating, air-conditioning, private bathroom, refrigerator, mini bar, colour TV, clock radio, international direct-dial telephones, modem connections and all heritage rooms feature Foxtel. Non smoking accommodation and disabled room facilities. 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, seating up to 100 people is open for evening dining six nights a week and for lunch on Fridays. Adding to the picture is the Garden Cocktail Bar and the original Piano Lounge. 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 College Golf Course. The Brassey can help you with a selection of packagers including balloon flights over Canberra, galleries, museums and the theatre.

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Heritage accommodation with the Hotel set in 2 ½ acres Barton Ballroom with adjacent private garden court yard Macquarie and Piano Rooms Garden Cocktail Bar

3

Convention Function Areas Area

4

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

U-shape

Other

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Barton Ballroom

250

180

160

60

84

52

64

170.25

2.6

Barton Room 1

120

80

72

30

42

26

30

86.5

2.6

Barton Room 2

100

80

72

30

42

26

30

83.6

2.6

Macquarie Room

50

35

40

18

24

24

28

45.5

3.3

Piano Room

30

25

32

12

18

18

22

44.25

3.3

Belmore Annexe

30

25

32

12

18

18

20

38

3.1

-

-

120

-

-

-

-

131

3

Belmore Restaurant

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UNIVERSITY HOUSE 1 Balmain Crescent, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6125 5270 or 02 6125 5271  Fax 02 6125 5256 lyn.north@anu.edu.au or audrey.haslam@anu.edu.au www.anu.edu.au/unihouse

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 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.

Accomodation 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.

Convention Function Areas Area

78

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

U-shape

Area (m2)

Common Room

160

200

100

60

50

350

Height (m) 4.0

Drawing Room

70

150

60

35

35

100

3.5

Hall

275

500

220

120

50

400

20

Meetings Room

50

-

-

30

27

80

3.5

Scarth Room

70

80

50

20

30

100

3.5

Stanner Room

30

50

18

15

10

60

3.5

Seminar Rooms

40

-

-

25

58

3.5

Fellows Room

25

30

12

-

-

44

3.5

Terrace Room

25

20

12

12

10

44

3.5


AUSTRALIAN LEADERSHIP INNOVATION CENTRE (ALIC) Level 2, 9 Sydney Avenue, Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 0168  Fax: 02 6273 0246 alic@yellowedge.com.au

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre (ALIC) is a centre of leadership excellence and innovation. The Centre is an architecturally designed conference and meeting facility, equipped with state of the art technology. ALIC offers a uniquely open plan design featuring floor to ceiling windows, large meeting rooms, dedicated coaching offices and a world class learning “cauldron” accommodating 40-100 participants (depending on seating setup). ALIC is a stimulating, creative and flexible learning space that is designed to unleash the power of adult learning. Full day room hire rates start at $600.00 (GST inc) and includes the following: ++ Free onsite, secure undercover parking for the entire team; ++ Audio visual media wall and supporting equipment; ++ Continuous tea and coffee; ++ Promethean active boards; ++ Broadband internet access; ++ Data projector and related equipment; ++ Free on site administration and IT support; ++ Flip charts, butcher’s paper and textas; ++ Water and mints; and ++ Daily newspapers and current magazines in breakout area Also available: ++ A range of high quality catering packages ++ ALIC ‘virtual’ rooms

Convention Function Areas

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Venue Hire & Client Services Coordinator Space Services Program, Division of Information Australian National University Tel: 02 6125 0435  Fax: 02 6125 5599  Mob: 0416 249 314 venuehire@anu.edu.au

U Shape

Theatre

Classroom

Workgroups

Cocktail

Cauldron

50

100

40

50

200

York

20

40

18

24

-

Telopea

20

40

18

24

-

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. 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

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CANBERRA BUSINESS EVENT CENTRE Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Acton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6207 7394  Fax: 02 6207 7395 robert.jeston@act.gov.au www.cbec.com.au

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 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: ++ 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: ++ 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

CANBERRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GPO Box 826, Canberra City ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6205 1935  Fax: 02 6207 3209 nicholas.mitchell@cit.act.edu.au www.cit.act.edu.au/about/services/cit_functions

Location Situated on Constitution Avenue, CIT Functions is within a 5 minute walk of Civic, the National Convention Centre, The Australian War Memorial and the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Venue CIT Functions offer an extremely versatile venue with the ability to change the dynamics of the venue to suit all requirements, be it a dining area for 260, conference seating or breakout rooms for corporate events. As you relax in the lounge bar reflect that this training facility has won numerous prestigious tourism awards by providing a professional venue, menu and staffing second to none in the Canberra region.

Technical A full range of audio/visual equipment is available on request.

Venue Highlights Central location with ample Parking. Function Packages are varied and offer the client flexibility in choice. Constantly upgraded and innovative we will tailor a package to suit your requirements.

Convention Function Areas Area

80

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

U-shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Lounge

50

50

50

40

35

35

59.5

2.7

Restaurant 1

40

50

30

30

30

30

60

2.7

Restaurant 2

60

60

60

50

42

35

100

2.7

Restaurant 3

60

60

60

50

42

40

90

2.7

Restaurant 4

60

60

60

50

42

40

96

2.7

Full Restaurant

250

300

250

160

160

100

444

2.7


CPM TRAINING CENTRE 9-11 Lawry Place, Macquarie ACT 2614 Tel: 02 6255 3988  Fax: 02 6255 3588 training.centre@cpm.org.au www.cpm.org.au/trainingcentre

Location Located near the Belconnen Town Centre and just nine minutes from Civic, the CPM Training Centre is a high quality training venue situated next door to the offices of the Centre for Public Management in Jamison. It is a professional and cost effective venue, ideal for training or planning activities.

Features The Training Centre consists of a large training room (10m x 11m), which has an abundance of natural light. There is an adjoining lounge area (6.5m x 11m) which includes couches and seating areas. An additional conference room is also available if required which seats up to 14 people.

Facilities The facility includes: ++ fully adjustable ergonomic chairs ++ two large format data projectors capable of displaying the same or separate images ++ in-room audio ++ controlled lighting ++ internet and wireless access ++ smart whiteboard and a 10m long wall whiteboard. A range of catering options is available including tea and coffee, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches on-site or at nearby restaurants. Ample free parking is available near the Training Centre, including short term and all-day.

Convention Function Areas Area

Café Style

Meeting Style

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

30

30

50

24

18

-

-

-

14

-

Training Room Conference Room

DIAMANT HOTEL CANBERRA 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6175 2222  Fax: 02 6175 2233 info.can@diamant.com.au www.diamant.com.au

Location Positioned by the Lake Burley Griffin at the intersection of Marcus Clarke Street and Edinburgh Avenue theDiamant Hotel Canberra is just a short walk to London Circuit, Civic and the Cental Business District.

Accommodation This spectacular 80’ room boutique hotel is located within the original Hotel Acton building. Rooms feature air-conditioning, internet access, IDD phones with voicemail, B&O Plasma TV with IPod connectivity, CD and DVD Player and room safe. The hotel features Flint Dining Room & Bar, Du Jour Café, Parlour Wine Room and the Diamant Lounge Bar & Library located in the hotel lobby, Soma Aveda Day Spa, Pilates Centre, complimentary access to the Body to Burn gym and complimentary Fitness First gym passes.

Venue With dedicated conference facilities for up to 15 people, the Diamant Hotel is the perfect choice for an intimate meeting.

Technical Our conference facilities feature air-conditioning and a full range of audio/visual equipment is available on request.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Ngunnawal

-

-

-

-

15

Area (m2) 36

Smith Murdoch

-

-

-

-

15

38

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EASTLAKE 3 Oxley Street, Griffith ACT 2603 Tel 02 6228 0999  Fax: 02 6228 0900 functions@eastlakefc.com.au www.eastlakefc.com.au

Location Eastlake is located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, Canberra, close to the parliamentary triangle and within a few hundred meters of Kingston and Manuka.

Venue Eastlake boasts four state of the art conference and function rooms, including a boardroom which is able to seat up to 14 people. Operable walls are fitted throughout the function centre, enabling room sizes to be altered to suit individual functions, catering for between two and two hundred & fifty people. Eastlake function centre is easily accessible to all guests with a lift accessing the 1st floor function space. Onsite complimentary car parking is available to function and conference delegates.

Technical Eastlake prides itself on the function centre with a high-tech audio visual system including motorized screens & projectors throughout, a first- class sound system with a variety of sound options including microphones, IPod connections and CD/DVD players. Additionally the rooms contain coloured LED lighting and individual climate control systems to create the perfect ambience for your next event.

Venue Highlights In conjunction with the superb function facilities Eastlake offers first-class catering. With a range of function and conference menus available to suit any occasion, a menu or package can also be personalised to suit individual requirements. Special dietary requirements can be catered for by the team of dedicated chefs.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Boardroom

U-Shape Classroom

Dimensions

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Area (m2)

Boardroom

12

-

-

-

-

-

28

Macdonald

25

30

40

80

60

50

84

Duffy

30

35

50

150

90

100

143

Manuka

20

25

20

60

40

50

68

-

-

60

250

250

300

290

Macdonald, Board & Duffy (combined)

The above room capacities are only a guide and can be altered to suit individual requirements, through the use of removable walls.

GRIFFIN HOTEL CANBERRA 15 Tench Street, Kingston, ACT 2604 Tel: 02 6234 8000  Fax: 02 6239 5959 functions@griffinhotels.com www.griffinhotels.com

Location The Griffin Hotel is centrally located in Canberra’s dynamic inner south, minutes from the Parliamentary Precinct and all major corporate, government and industry business addresses. It is the perfect venue for residential and day conferences.

Venue A premium upscale property featuring luxurious conference, meeting and board rooms in the Griffin Business and Conference Centre. Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment the modern and richly appointed function rooms now offer the very latest in audio visual presentation equipment. Gourmet catering is a key component of the Griffin Hotel’s function service.

Technical The finest quality large screen cinema projection equipment with integrated voiceover for facilitators is incorporated in the Burley Griffin Room and is certain to impress. Administrative support is also available if required.

Accommodation Set within heritage gardens the Griffin Hotel’s spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites exude luxury. Each suite is complete with lounge, dining and separate kitchen all with superior quality inclusions and private balconies providing a serene environment for business or relaxation.

Venue Highlights Vie Restaurant and Bar is open 7 days and offers seasonal modern Australian cuisine, it is a great place to meet for a cocktail in the evening. Griffin Day Spa is of international standard and provides a complete range of treatments, massages, pedicures and facials using the finest day spa product – Payot Paris.

Convention Function Areas Area

82

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktail

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

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

Parkes Boardroom

-

-

15

-

-

-

15

35


HOTEL KURRAJONG 8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6234 4444  Fax: 02 6251 6328 reservations@aihs.edu.au www.hotelkurrajong.com.au

Hotel Kurrajong is a unique conference venue where people have been meeting for more than fifty years. Conveniently located in the Parliamentary Triangle, many government departments and private companies are in strolling distance of the hotel. The charm of this heritage listed property is complimented with state of the art technology. Professional Boardrooms (up to 16 people) and medium sized meeting rooms (up to 80 people theatre style) offer LCD screens and wireless technology. For larger screen viewing, medium sized rooms offer ceiling mounted data projectors. Ideally suited to small and medium sized meetings Hotel Kurrajong provides options from a few people in a boardroom up to 80 delegates theatre style, 100-120 people banquet style and 200 guests for cocktails. Delegates can be provided full business services by arrangement. Your conference, event or function will be greatly enhanced simply by choosing Hotel Kurrajong, a beautifully restored, unique, heritage listed property steeped in history. Guests enjoy the character and ambience of the hotel. With many different private areas to choose from, both indoor and outdoor, there is a solution for every need. Event options range from cocktail functions with a marquee on the Courtyard lawn, to meeting rooms for seminars with full food and beverage service to formal sit down dinners. This venue is supported with four star accommodation, newly refurbished, executive rooms with data cable ADSL internet access. Visit www.hotelkurrajong.com.au for more information.

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MANTRA ON NORTHBOURNE 84 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2612 GPO Box 2198, Canberra, ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6243 2510  Freecall: 1800 630 588  Fax: 02 6243 2599 alison.moloney@mantra.com.au www.mantra.com.au

Capacity

Dimensions

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-Shape

Banquet

Cocktails

John Murdoch or Dame Tangney

16

-

-

-

-

-

Area (m2) 37

Jarrah

12

-

-

-

-

-

31

Wattle or Banksia

-

25

40

18

-

-

60

Jacaranda or Wollemi

-

35

80

28

40

70

83

Chifleys

-

-

150

-

120

250

200

Location Ideally located within three minutes to the city centre, within walking distance to the National Convention Centre and shopping precinct of Canberra.

Venue This contemporary hotel provides flexible meeting spaces to suit any business event. Meeting planners have a choice of three conference rooms, which can be combined to various sizes catering for 10 or 150 delegates.

Accommodation Select from either a hotel room or a superior, spacious one bedroom apartment. All 175 rooms have in-room broadband internet access. Apartments mean more space and extra facilities, like a separate lounge and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, together with a private balcony.

Technical A full range of equipment is available including all your audio visual requirements.

Venue Highlights Zipprestaurantandbar offers a range of innovative yet affordable menus to suit any occasion. Other benefits are undercover car parking, indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium. Full day or half day conference packages are available or our team will tailor a package to suit your needs and budget. Conference Packages from $59.00 per person per day. Valid until 31 December 2010

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

U-Shape

Cabaret

Board Room

Class Room

Cocktails

Banquet

Area (m2)

Tom Roberts

45

18

24

18

18

50

40

50

Height (m) 2.4

Arthur Boyd

45

18

24

18

18

50

40

50

2.4

Russell Drysdale

45

18

24

18

18

50

40

50

2.4

The Gallery*

130

-

60

-

70

150

100

150

2.4

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OLIMS HOTEL CANBERRA Corner Ainslie Avenue & Limestone Avenue Tel: 02 6243 0000  Fax: 02 6243 0001 ransima@olimshotel.com www.olimshotel.com

Olims Hotel Canberra offers a complete range of function facilities and is conveniently located in the centre of Canberra with access to free parking. Conference facilities range from provision for small seminars to meetings of up to 180 delegates. The hotel has 3 function rooms: Ainslie, Grosvenor and Carlton room. A professional audio & visual supplier is on call to assist you with your requirements. We cater for all occasions, from training courses, product launches, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, seminars, fundraising, birthday parties and creating a memorable wedding. At Olims we are flexible and will tailor a package to suit all your needs or simply select our Conference Package available for your convenience. Our friendly team aims to ensure a personalized, successful, stress-free and memorable event.

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AMC TRAINING CENTRE

BELCONNEN WAY MOTEL & SERVICED APARTMENTS

BURGMANN COLLEGE

84

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

Carlton Room

180

60

35

Grosvenor Room

40

30

30

Ainslie Boardroom

-

-

16

Banquet

Dimensions Banquet

U-Shape

Cocktails

Area (m2)

Height (m)

130

70

30

200

229

2.9

50

20

20

75

112

2.9

16

-

-

-

45

2.7

without dance floor

with dance floor

32–38 Townshend Street Phillip ACT 2606 Tel: 02 6285 4888 Fax: 02 6285 4889 rooms@ausmanagement.com.au www.ausmanagement.com.au

AMC’s state-of-the art Training Centre has been purpose built and permanently set up as a quality training venue. Centrally located in Phillip with free parking or bus and taxi services nearby. Computer training, board room, workshop or presentation style can be catered for along side of our delightful Breakaway Cafe for guests use throughout the day.

PO BOX 21 Hawker ACT 2614 Tel: 02 6254 2222 Fax: 02 6254 4505 info@belconnenhotel.com www.belconnenhotel.com

Wireless broadband in lobby area – 24 hr Reception – Undercover FREE parking 25 suites, 30 apartments situated on Belconnen Way; 10 min drive from CBD: next to licensed club (poker machines & bistro). Adjacent to local shops (supermarket, TAB, restaurants, newsagent, chemist, doctor, ATM, etc)

Daley Road Acton ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6125 6100 Fax: 02 6257 2655 conference@burgmann.anu.edu.au www.burgmann.anu.edu.au

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


CLIFTONS

COUNTRY COMFORT GREENWAY

FORREST HOTEL AND APARTMENTS

PILGRIM HOUSE

‘THE Q’ – QUEANBEYAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

QUEANBEYAN GOLF CLUB

Level 2 – 10 Moore Street Canberra City ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6122 0966 kylie.murdoch@cliftons.com www.cliftons.com.au

Located in the heart of Canberra’s CBD, Cliftons is a national provider of state of the art training facilities, with premises located in all State capital cities. In Canberra, the provision of 16 fully equipped PC Training Rooms, Seminar/ Conference and Video Conference Board Rooms are Cliftons core business activity.

46 Rowland Rees Crescent Greenway ACT 2900 Tel: 02 6293 3666 Fax: 02 6293 3444 functions.greenway@ countrycomforthotels.com www.countrycomforthotels.com/greenway

Get away from the city distractions and meet at the Country Comfort Greenway. Located just 20 minutes south of the CBD in the Tuggeranong Valley, delegates will enjoy conference rooms with natural light, a dedicated conference host and complimentary parking. Day Delegate Conference packages begin at $55.00 per person.

30 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603 Tel: 02 6295 3433 Fax: 02 6295 2119 admin@forresthotel.com www.forresthotel.com

Forrest Hotel and Apartments is situated near the Parliamentary Triangle, close to the boutique shopping village of Manuka. Our Nottingham Room has excellent conference facilities and is ideally suited to small businesses, trade seminars, conferences and private functions. Our second conference room – the Yorkshire Room is a boutique conference room ideal for small board meetings of up to 8 delegates. Natural light is a great feature of this room.

69 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6257 4600 Fax: 02 6257 4230 pilgrimconference@canberracityuca.org.au www.canberracityuca.org.au

Pilgrim House Conference Centre is located on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Rudd Street (adjacent to the Jolimont Centre), right in the centre of the city, close to government and corporate offices. Just 200m from the conference centre is the vibrant cafe and entertainment precinct and The Canberra Centre retail mall. Conference accommodation ranges from a boardroom seating 12 to a tiered auditorium seating up to 200.

253 Crawford Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tel: 02 6298 0290 Fax: 6298 4676 kirsten.galafassi@qcc.nsw.gov.au www.theq.net.au

‘The Q’ Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre and Queanbeyan Conference Centre are conveniently located in the heart of Queanbeyan’s CBD, 15mins airport, 20 mins Canberra. ‘The Q’ is a magnificent award winning multipurpose venue with a range of unique spaces. The Queanbeyan Conference Centre is the perfect venue for elegant large scale corporate events, a classical functional venue.

Brown Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tel: 02 6297 1669 Fax: 02 6297 4949 ceo@queanbeyangolf.com.au www.queanbeyangolf.com.au

Queanbeyan Golf Club is conveniently located within walking distance of the Queanbeyan CBD and only 10 minutes drive from Canberra Airport. Queanbeyan Golf Club offers pleasant alternative for your next seminar or conference. Specialising in smaller bookings, the Club offers all the facilities of the large service providers, including data projector, wireless internet connection and full catering options, but at a cost effective rate in an unparalleled setting.

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UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA UNION

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VILLAGE

Building 1 Kirinari Street Bruce ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6201 5058 Fax: 02 6201 2133 conferencecentre@canberra.edu.au www.ucu.canberra.edu.au

University of Canberra Union Conference Centre is located eight kilometres from the city centre. The UCU offers eight conference rooms with maximum capacity of 1200 people. For clients there is free parking all day. Break out rooms and a full range of audiovisual equipment are available for any occasion. UCU caters for budget, corporate, formal, casual, themed and cocktail functions.

PO Box 5501 Bruce ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6206 3500 Fax: 02 6206 3504 canberra@clvsmartstays.com www.clvsmartstays.com

clv smart stays canberra is a new alternative in tailored accommodation solutions for conference, corporate, sporting, education and community groups. The village-style atmosphere, access to sporting facilities and conference venues make us ideal for group meetings and conferences. clv smart stays canberra is located on-campus at the University of Canberra.

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Contents Australian Institute of Sport Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

88 101

Australian War Memorial

90

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

99

Boat House By The Lake

91

Canberra Stadium

92

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

101

Casino Canberra

101

Cockington Green Gardens

101

CSIRO Discovery

99

DeVine Function Centre @ Kamberra Wine Company

100

Federal Golf Club

101

Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House

93

Gooromon Park Homestead

101

Hoyts Corporation

102

King O’Malleys Irish Pub

100

Manuka Oval

92

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

102

National Archives of Australia

102

National Gallery of Australia

94

National Museum of Australia National Portrait Gallery

95 102

Parliament House

96

Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group

97

Poachers Pantry and Wily Trout Vineyard

98

Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre 102 Royal Australian Mint

102

The Deck at Regatta Point

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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 Tel: 02 6214 7137  Fax: 02 6214 1857 sales@ausport.gov.au 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. Sportex: 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. AIS Theatrette: 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. 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

Theatre

Classroom

U-Shape

Boardroom

Banquet

Cocktails

Area (m2)

Height (m)

5200*

-

-

-

1200

2500

1917

12.5

AIS Theatrette

314

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Gold Room

80

40

35

35

-

50

91

2.6

Silver Room

120

60

45

42

90

150

198

2.6

Bronze Room

30

27

24

24

-

-

56

2.6

SVC Theatrette

69

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marathon Room

70

30

24

24

180

250

330

2.6

Slam Dunk Room

120

60

42

42

100

200

202

4.0

-

-

-

-

-

120

-

-

Moran Room

20

10

10

20

-

-

57

2.9

Commonwealth Room

40

27

24

24

-

-

51

2.6

-

-

-

-

200

600

-

7–7.5

AIS Arena

Sportex

Sports Visitor Centre

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

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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 Tel: 02 6214 7137  Fax: 02 6214 1857 sales@ausport.gov.au ausport.gov.au/events

Alliance Catering At the AIS, a passion for fresh ingredients and seasonal produce combined with delicious and inventive menu options catering for all tastes always ensures quality results. The AIS and Alliance Catering have been dedicated partners for over 10 years, combining to provide the highest standards of creativity and service for every event. Our chefs are encouraged to be adventurous with menus, incorporating local and international influences while always focusing on quality and variety.

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: To get that winning edge, put your business team through the AIS corporate teambuilding experience. Tap into the expertise of our coaches, athletes and performance psychologists to inspire your team to achieve their best. Access to expert speakers: Amaze your delegates with a dynamic presentation by an elite athlete, coach or sports scientist. AIS tours: 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 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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AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL ANZAC Parade, Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6243 4211 Fax: 02 6243 4585 www.awm.gov.au

Hyatt Functions and Catering Tel: 02 6248 8321 Fax: 02 6230 6357 catering@hyatt.com.au

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. Internationally recognised as one of the world’s great museums, the Memorial is renowned for its extensive collection of art, relics, photographs, film and sound that commemorates the sacrifice of Australians at war.

Venue Where else in Australia can you wine and dine among large technology items, authentic objects and great works of art depicting Australia’s military history? The Memorial’s ANZAC Hall offers a unique dining experience. With the recent addition of Over the front: the Great War in the air to ANZAC Hall, this truly is a venue with a difference. Dine among five rare First World War aircraft while watching an outstanding film by Peter Jackson on the big screen. 1

Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial: Hyatt caters for all function venues at the Memorial, including ANZAC Hall, an impressive exhibition space housing some of the Memorial’s largest exhibits. The mezzanine level overlooking ANZAC Hall is ideal for cocktails.

Technical The Memorial’s BAE Systems Theatre offers leading-edge conferencing with full professional support. The theatre includes broadcast-quality fibre optics, multipoint video conferencing with full audience participation, and hearing-impaired closed-loop audio. It has three high-resolution data projectors, single and multi slide projectors, a digital document scanner, video overhead projector, 16 mm projector and 35 mm motion picture projector with full Dolby Sound and much more.

Venue Highlights

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Memorial Director Steve Gower says, “The Memorial’s outstanding galleries tell the stories of servicemen and women in an engaging and uplifting way. The recent completion of the Conflicts 1945 to today galleries and the new exhibition Over the front: the Great War in the air ensures the Memorial remains at the cutting edge of museum technology.” Over the front: the Great War in the air features unique aircraft from the Memorial’s collection, including three allied aircraft and two German fighter planes. Young men risked their lives in combat high over the Western Front. Their experiences are brought to life in an outstanding multimedia re-creation by internationally renowned film director Peter Jackson.

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Award-winning venue and attraction Dine among wartime relics Global communication conference facility Stunning film by award-winning director Peter Jackson in Over the front: the Great War in the air.

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Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

BAE Systems Theatre

90

Banquet

Classroom

Standing Buffet

Cabaret

190

-

-

-

-

-

Courtyard Gallery

-

150

70

40

150

70

The Landing Place Café

-

180

90

-

120

72

Outpost Café

-

150

-

-

-

-

ANZAC Hall External

-

1000

600

-

500

480 450

ANZAC Hall Lower

4

Cocktails

200

450

450

-

450

ANZAC Hall Viewing Platform

-

120

70

-

90

56

ANZAC Hall Mezzanine

-

250

150

-

200

120

Sculpture Garden Upper

-

300

140

-

200

100

Sculpture Garden Lower

-

300

200

-

280

160

Sculpture Garden Lawn

-

300

-

-

200

-


BOAT HOUSE BY THE LAKE Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive, Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 5500  Fax: 02 6273 5533 info@boathousebythelake.com.au www.boathousebythelake.com.au

Location As you approach The Boat House by The Lake, you’ll be taken aback by one of Canberra’s best outlooks of Lake Burley Griffin and key monuments such as the Carillon and Parliament House. 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 Highlights 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.

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Spectacular dining on the edge of the lake Award-winning restaurant/venue with atmosphere plus Awaiting the guests Lake edge deck

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Walter’s Function Room

80

90

54

40

Area (m2) 73

Westend Function Room

200

180

120

90

126

Eastend Function Room

70

90

54

30

63

Combined Function Room

240

275

194

125

189

Whole Building

240

420

194

120

-

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CANBERRA STADIUM Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6256 6700  Fax: 02 6253 2085 info@canberrastadium.com www.canberrastadium.com.au

Canberra Stadium offers a range of unique function rooms catering for small meetings or large events – with our newly refurbished West Lounge holding 876 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. 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 All Leisure Hospitality, 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

Canberra Stadium Room Capacities And Hire Costs Banquet

Theatre

U-Shape

Boardroom

Cocktails

Corporate Suite

12

16

-

12

20

Cost Per Day $160.00

Long room

50

70

20

30

70

$280.00

Rugby Lounge

50

70

20

30

70

$280.00

Club Stadium

90

55

-

-

200

$480.00

East Lounge

130

150

70

-

312

$395.00

West Lounge

480

250

Upon request

Upon request

876

$900.00

Green Lounge (Northern End of West Lounge)

220

100

Upon request

Upon request

300

$500.00

Blue Lounge(Southern End of West Lounge)

280

200

Upon request

Upon request

450

$500.00

Evening and Weekend Functions

MANUKA OVAL Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603 Tel: 02 6239 4402  Fax: 02 6239 5258 info@manukaoval.com.au www.manukaoval.com.au

Canberra Stadium Staff Member

$50.00 per hour

Security Guard

$55.00 per hour

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.

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.

The Gema Group @ Manuka Oval The Gema Group has experience in every aspect of food industry imaginable, with an impressive list of clients from over 20 years of operation. From boardroom lunches to gala dinners and functions – your every need will be well catered for. A diverse company, the Gema Group has experience that guarantees a flawless event. Premium catering packages are available to suit all budgets. For more information visit www.manukaoval. com.au or www.gema.com.au

Convention Function Areas Area

92

Capacity Theatre

Boardroom

Banquet

Cocktail

Bradman Room

300

60

260

400

Executive Boardroom

40

16

40

40


GINGER CATERING Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 4366  Fax: 02 6273 4266 events@gingercatering.com.au www.gingercatering.com.au

Location In the heart of the Parliamentary Triangle surrounded by gardens and offering panoramic views to other national cultural landmarks Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House is only three minutes to Canberra’s city centre and ten minutes from the airport.

Venue Ginger Catering provides superb professional service and management where for generations balls, royal receptions, and gala parties have been hosted. Built in 1927, Old Parliament House offers a range of elegant and stately rooms, supported by state-of-the art meeting and conference technology. Members’ Dining Room

Gracious and elegant this room is ideal for formal dinners, receptions, conferences and training programs. It is the largest function area in the House and features excellent lighting, sound systems and IT support. The original frosted-glass folding doors allow this versatile space to be divided into three separate function rooms. Every position in the room enjoys sweeping views of Parliament House; the adjoining Members Bar provides a stylish club retreat. King’s Hall Stately King’s Hall is the perfect place to host launches and welcome cocktail receptions. House of Representatives Chamber Share the seats our political fathers once used and join the tradition of influential debate with an event in the splendid House of Representative Chamber. This is a premium space ideal for formal presentations, planned meeting, conferences or workshops. It is available after 6pm. Senate Courtyard Beautiful outdoor function areas each surrounded by the corridors of Old Parliament House, the private courtyard boasts a shady banksia-rose covered pergola and tailored lawns. Café in the House Café in the House is available for hire after hours and is transformed for private cocktail parties, informal dinners and happy hour style celebrations.

Venue Highlights Old Parliament House was the home to Australia’s Federal Parliament for more than sixty years. One of Australia’s most cherished icons, this magnificent building comes alive with a fascinating range of exhibitions, tours and events and is a unique space to hold any event. As part of your business function, treat your group to a special experience in the House—we can create intriguing tours for your group including night, roof and behind the scenes tours. For events with a difference, start off in the grand King’s Hall and from there explore the House with one of our historical experts who can take your group on a trip back in time with anecdotes and quirky facts. Whether your group is large or small, local or international, your function at Old Parliament House is sure to be a once in a life time experience.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

U-shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

350

600

350

-

240

-

691

3.7-5.0

-

450

-

-

-

-

790

6.5

House of Reps

130

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Senate Courtyard

200

400

-

-

-

-

-

-

MDR 1

120

120

70

30

56

30

30

35

MDR 2

250

300

160

60

120

50

60

50

MDR 3

120

130

70

30

56

30

30

35

Café in the House

80

150

80

-

-

-

300

2.7-3.1

Members’ Dining Room King’s Hall

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Parkes Place, Parkes ACT www.nga.gov.au

Events Office Venue Hire and Reservations Tel: 02 6240 6711 eric.swain@nga.gov.au

Ten And A Half Catering Tel: 02 6240 6652 Fax: 02 6240 6659 sean.buttrose@nga.gov.au

Location The National Gallery of Australia is situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the centrepiece of the city of Canberra. The Gallery is the permanent home to the national visual art collection and provides a unique environment for any event.

Venues Sculpture Garden Restaurant The sculpture garden restaurant is set on the edge of a tranquil reed pond with enchanting views of Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog sculpture, it serves as a perfect setting for that special occasion. NGA Café The National Gallery of Australia Café is a large, light-filled space overlooking the Sculpture Garden. Featuring 10-metre-high ceilings, this stylish area is available for cocktails or formal dinners. Gallery Foyer Located on the entrance level, above street level, the Gallery foyer is suitable for receptions and cocktail parties and accommodates up to 200 guests. Members’ Lounge With stunning views overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, the Members’ Lounge is ideally suited to corporate dinners and cocktail functions. Other Spaces The James O Fairfax Theatre and the Small Theatre are ideal conference and entertainment venues. Various areas of the garden are available for hire, including the Carillion Outlook, Grassy Knoll, Piazza Area and Beach Area.

Coming Soon In 2010, the National Gallery of Australia will open Stage 1 of its building development. It will include a ground-level multipurpose space that will accommodate the conference, social and special events needs of community and business organisations, with formal banquet seating for more than 300 people and reception space for more than 800 people. This new space will open onto a newly created Australian Garden, which will include the significant Skyspace installation sculpture designed by renowned American artist James Turrell. The combination of spaces and the use of the Australian Garden will give events a refreshing and unusual indoor–outdoor ambience.

Venue Highlights The flexibility of the spaces at the National Gallery of Australia allows for a wide variety of functions from large-scale to intimate dinners to conference and workshop services.

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

Catering Food and beverage services are available exclusively from the Ten and a Half Catering. The Events coordinator will work with you to design a catering package that meets your event requirements.

Convention Function Areas Area

94

Capacity Theatre

Board style

U-Shape

Sculpture Garden

-

-

Sculpture Garden restaurant

-

-

Café

-

Gallery foyer Members lounge

Dimensions Dining

Cocktail

Area (m2)

-

-

1000

2000

-

100

150

90

50

50

135

250

132

-

-

-

-

200

230

-

-

-

70

90

110

The James O Fairfax Theatre

267

-

-

-

-

-

Small theatre

70

-

-

-

-

-


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6208 5191  Fax: 02 6208 5148 bookings@nma.gov.au www.nma.gov.au

Location The National Museum of Australia is situated within the beautiful surrounds of Acton Peninsula, just three minutes’ drive from the city. The Museum features expansive views over Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra city centre and Parliament House, all of which can be enjoyed from the Museum’s superb function venues.

Venue 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. Hall: For a venue with a difference, the Museum’s Hall is a grand and elegant venue for large corporate and private evening functions. With spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin and the city, the Hall has the capacity for up to 1000 guests for cocktail functions or 700 guests for seated functions. A special bonus for function organisers is the Hall’s large projection screen which can receive televisual feeds from a location of your choice. Visions Theatre: A luxurious 177-seat theatre with large screen playback facilities. Peninsula Room: The ideal venue for a business function, featuring spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin and Parliament House. It can hold 350 guests for cocktails or can be divided into three smaller rooms and has access to its own private deck. Garden of Australian Dreams: A unique and magical space in the centre of the Museum. It is an enclosed outdoor area suitable for a dinner or a cocktail party for up to 750 people. Amphitheatre: The outdoor amphitheatre seats 1600 and is situated right on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Technical Multimedia facilities include: ++ broadcast-quality fibre optics allowing broadcast to anywhere in the world. ++ built-in high quality Optawave screen (4mx3m). ++ video conferencing facilities. ++ hearing loop facilities.

Venue Highlights Hyatt Catering: Hyatt Hotel Canberra caters to all events at the Museum and are renowned for their superb catering with a modern twist. Guided tours and special exhibition viewing: Tours of the Museum’s galleries and special exhibition openings can be incorporated before, during or after your event. Museum Shop: The Shop offers a variety of Australian-made gifts together with an exclusive range of Museum products. To complement your event, corporate gifts can be pre-purchased and after-hours access for your guests can be arranged by request.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Area (m2)

Height (m)

1 000

1000

700

704

2.4–14

Peninsula Room

250

350

220

400

2.7

Visions Theatre

177

-

-

120

5.25

The Hall

Amphitheatre Garden Of Australian Dreams

1 600

-

-

-

-

-

750

350

5 000

-

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE Capital Hill Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6277 5085  Fax: 02 6277 5068 Facilities.Management@aph.gov.au www.aph.gov.au

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 Guided tours Guided tours can be included as a special feature for your event and are available to all conference and convention guests in Canberra. Guided tours offers a dynamic introduction to Parliament House and the Australian Parliament including history, objects, artworks, architecture and the democratic process in action. Guided 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 meetings, workshops and film screenings 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 a choice of caterer with InterContinental Hotels Group and W Catering serving Parliament House. The Parliament House Shop The Parliament House 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 House 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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PARLIAMENT HOUSE CATERING Parliament House, Capital Hill Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6277 5378  Fax: 02 6277 5144 www.aph.gov.au

Location Australia’s most famous meeting place, Parliament House, is one of the few parliamentary buildings in the world that permits the use of its function spaces for private use.

Venue Great Hall The prestigious Great Hall is one of Australia’s most impressive venues. It’s the ideal venue for high profile dinners and gala events. Marble Foyer Leading to the Great Hall, the spectacular Marble Foyer with 48 marble clad columns, designed to be reminiscent of a eucalyptus forest, is the perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks. Mural Hall The Mural Hall is particularly suitable for special events, cocktail parties and luncheons. It’s spacious and naturally lit area is complemented by large ceramic murals depicting representations of six diverse Australian landscapes. Senate and House Representatives Alcove With lots of natural daylight and beautiful views over Canberra, these private and comfortable annexes are perfect for small meetings, seminars and intimate dinners. Theatre and Theatre Foyer The Theatre is fully self-contained with state of the art audio visual equipment and offers tiered seating for 288 guests. The Theatre Foyer offers space for conference registration, refreshment breaks, buffet lunches and cocktail parties. Private Dining Rooms The discreet Private Dining Rooms are the perfect venue for small meetings, luncheons and formal dinners.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities Only minutes from Canberra’s city centre, Parliament House has several hotels situated nearby. The award winning Crowne Plaza Canberra, located right in the heart of the city centre, is within minutes of Parliament House, Canberra’s main shopping fair, restaurants and national attractions.

Technical Please contact our events department to discuss technical facilities.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Hollow Square

Dinner Dance

Theatre Style

Class Room

U-Shape

Board Room

Great Hall

160

600

1000

400

100

40

700

1000

1120

-

Mural Hall

-

-

200

-

-

-

400

600

1168

10.9

Marble Foyer

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

500

-

6.2

Senate Alcove

20

-

80

25

15

25

70

100

135

-

20

-

80

25

15

25

70

100

135

2.4

-

-

288

-

-

-

-

150

-

2.4

-

-

130

80

-

-

100

200

279

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

80

120

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

20

30

-

-

House of Representatives Alcove Theatre and Theatre Foyer Private Dining Rooms (combined) Private Dining Rooms 1, 2 & 4 Private Dining Rooms 3&5

Banquet Cocktails

Area (m2)

Height (m)

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POACHERS PANTRY PO BOX 243 Hall ACT 2618, Tel: 02 6230 2487  Fax: 02 6230 2211 katie.bruce@poachers.com.au www.poacherspantry.com.au

Only 25 minutes from Canberra’s CBD is a unique rural venue where you can spoil your taste buds with a tasting of the Poachers Pantry range of gourmet smoked meat, poultry and vegetables. Indulge in the wonderful combination of the food, the wine and the countryside in our award winning Smokehouse Café. The café is located in a lovingly restored old farm cottage with a smart but casual feel. With a large terrace and a wide veranda it is an ideal place to have a weekend lunch and to enjoy the sensational combination of the countryside, the food and the wine. The menu is innovative and features a selection of Poachers products (but not exclusively so) that not only taste terrific but will inspire you to use the products in your own kitchen. The café is open like vegemite, for breakfast, lunch and tea (afternoon tea that is) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and long weekends. If you have a group of 12 or more, please check our function packages or call us to discuss your options. The cafe can be exclusively yours in the evening if you book for a group of more than 25 people. We are also available for day and evening functions, conferences and seminars from Monday to Thursday.

Convention Function Areas Area

Smokehouse Café Engine Room

98

Capacity Cocktails

Banquet

Tables

150

100

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U-shape -

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60

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BIRRIGAI @ TIDBINBILLA Paddy’s River Road Tharwa ACT 2620 Tel: 02 6205 6748  Fax: 02 6207 1030 info@birrigai.act.edu.au www.birrigai.act.edu.au

Significance Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla is located on lands of significance for the Ngunnawal peoples. The word ‘birrigai’ means ‘laughter/to laugh’, in the language of the Ngunnawal peoples.

Location Situated in a protected bushland environment 40 minutes from the Canberra CBD, Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla nestles in the foothills of the Australian Alps. An abundance of native wildlife calls this place home.

Facilities Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla offers accommodation for up to 198 people in either traditional dormitories or cabin-style units. Conference and workshop facilities for small to medium size groups are available. A full range of on-site catering options allow you to be self-contained, away from the distractions of the urban environment. Why not take advantage of our team building and high ropes courses, delivered by qualified outdoor education teachers; or build in a wildlife experience at the nearby Tidbinbilla Sanctuary. Make your event different – join us at Birrigai.

Convention Function Areas

CSIRO DISCOVERY Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain ACT 2601 GPO Box 1600, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6246 4604  Fax: 02 6246 4600 terese.falconer@csiro.au www.discovery.csiro.au

Room

Capacity

AV & facilities

Conference Room

Main room seats 35; adjacent breakout room seats up to 20. Has adjacent kitchenette for catering purposes.

Interactive White Board, whiteboard, TV, DVD

Theatrette

Seats up to 60 people on carpeted terraces.

Has DVD, HDTV and Smartboard facilities onto a wall screen.

Hall

Up to 200 people.

Portable sound and video available.

Discovery Room

Up to 35 people.

Portable sound and video available. Functions as additional break-out space.

Dining Room

Up to 80 people per sitting.

DVD, HDTV facilities.

Location The Discovery Centre is situated on the CSIRO research site at Black Mountain, a short distance from Civic. It adjoins natural bushland and is a short walk from the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the ANU.

Venue An award winning complex consisting of meeting facilities set adjacent to working research laboratories. Central to the venue is a spectacular atrium and tropical garden. Optus Theatre: This modern facility has tiered seating for 170. Industry Link Room: A large L-shaped, multi-purpose room suitable for any function or meeting. Can be hired separately or as a package with the theatre. Boardroom: Suitable for a meeting with a maximum of 15 people. Atrium: A wonderful space for daytime or evening functions.

Technical A full range of in-house audio visual equipment is available.

Venue Highlights A unique venue designed to promote links between CSIRO and business and industry. Visitors can enjoy a sophisticated interactive exhibition on topical issues of importance to Australia. Special arrangements to suit any occasion.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

U-shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

170

-

-

-

-

-

420

3

Industry Link Room

-

100

-

40

40

20

80

3

Sponsorship Boardroom

-

-

-

-

-

15

10

2.5

Café

-

-

170

-

-

-

80

3

Atrium

-

170

-

-

-

-

96

-

Optus Lecture Theatre

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DEVINE FUNCTION CENTRE @ THE KAMBERRA WINE COMPANY Cnr Northbourne Ave & Flemington Rd, Lyneham ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6262 2333  Fax: 02 6262 2300 function@devinefunctioncentre.com.au www.devinefunctioncentre.com.au

Location The DeVine Function Centre at the award winning Kamberra Wine Company is located just 7 minutes from Canberra’s city centre, 15 minutes from the airport and is adjacent to the main access roads from Sydney and Melbourne. Nestled amongst 7ha of landscaped gardens, waterways and vineyards this stunning venue offers distinctive conferencing and event facilities. The complex has ample free parking and is available 7 days a week.

Venue De Vine Function Centre located at the Kamberra Wine Complex provides a stunning contemporary semi-rural setting complete with open fireplace, beautiful stain glass windows and covered verandahs opening to vineyards, gardens and reflection pond. This modern and contemporary building features 3 function rooms, each boasting their unique qualities. All our packages can be tailored to suit your specifications and requirements. We pride ourselves on our personal service and attention to detail ensuring your event will be one to remember.

Convention Function Areas Area

KING O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB

Capacity Theatre

Conference

Cocktail

Dining

Federation centre

50

35

100

60

Meeting place

90

60

150

80

Devine room

160

160

450

250

Location Relax while in Canberra at the multi-award winning King O’Malley’s Irish pub.

Venue 131 City Walk, Civic ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6257 0111  Fax: 02 6257 4188 marketing@kingomalleys.com.au www.kingomalleys.com.au

Enjoy Canberra history and join locals who come to King O’Malley’s to relax over a few pints of ales and a delicious meal. Ten Irish and Australian Beers on tap. King O’Malley’s is the ideal location as an informal meeting point.

Facilities King O’Malley’s has eight different areas each with their own theme including the Brewery Room, Blarney Room and the King’s Snug which are suitable for groups to meet in. There is a large screen which can be used for powerpoint or video. King O’Malley’s famous Beer Garden is right on City Walk, Canberra’s major CBD pedestrian walkway.

Venue Highlights Open seven days a week from 11am until late King O’Malley’s has regular live music from jazz and Irish Folk music to Rock & Roll. Visitors can learn about Canberra’s early history by walking through rooms filled with antiques and memorabilia from last century. Function Areas can be combined for cocktails or casual dining.

Convention Function Areas Area

100

Capacity

Dimensions

Cocktails

Area (m2)

Colonial Porch

20

40

Blarney Room

45

70

Brewery Room

40

50

Castle Room

60

60

King’s snug

20

35

Guinness Room and arcade

100

150

Main Bar

200

250

City Walk Beer Garden

100

150


AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (ACT)

CANBERRA’S NATIONAL ZOO & AQUARIUM

CASINO CANBERRA

COCKINGTON GREEN GARDENS

FEDERAL GOLF CLUB

GOOROMON PARK

PO Box 1615 Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tel: 02 6284 2790 Fax: 02 6284 2791 trains@trains.org.au www.arhsact.org.au

The Australian Railway Historical Society operates comfortable restored 1930s–1960s carriages on restaurant and dinner dance trains to scenic Capital Country destinations and further afield. The Society caters for all charter needs and has a range of special vehicles including a dance car, various dining car formats, and sleeping cars.

Scrivener Dam Lady Denman Drive Yarralumla ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6287 8400 Fax: 02 6287 8401 malanda@nationalzoo.com.au www.nationalzoo.com.au

The Catwalk. Here guests can spend time chatting and laughing, while listening to the roar of the lion pride only meters away. This area can cater for any function; be it a corporate function, product launch, wedding or even a Christmas party for your employees or most valued customers.

Glebe Park, Canberra City ACT 2601 (next to Crowne Plaza) Tel: 02 6257 7074 Fax: 02 6257 7079 pcursley@casinocanberra.com.au www.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.

11 Gold Creek Road Nicholls ACT 2913 Tel: 02 6230 2273 Fax: 02 6230 2490 manager@cockingtongreen.com.au www.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.Content

Red Hill Lookout Rd Red Hill ACT 2603 Tel: 02 6281 1888 Fax: 02 6285 3140 info@fgc.com.au www.fgc.com.au

Nestled on the western base of 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 from 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.

214 Gooromon Ponds Road Hall ACT 2618. Tel: 02 6230 2349 homesteadcafe@gooromonpark.com.au www.gooromonpark.

The Edwardian/Queenslander style Homestead Cafe is located on the idyllic rural grounds of the horse riding centre at Gooromon Park. The restaurant is fully licensed, serving local “Hills of Hall” wines, with modern Australian cuisine by Robyn Cooper and has extensive views over Canberra and the Brindabella mountains. Several rooms are available for small functions in the cafe or up to 80 people in the function centre. 101


HOYTS

MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

QUESTACON – THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT

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Westfield Shopping Centre Woden Bradley Street Phillip ACT 2606 Tel: 03 8662 3524 rdill@hoyts.com.au

Conveniently located 10 minutes from the city centre. Hoyts Woden has 8 auditoriums accommodating 140 to 355 guests. The cinemas audio visual systems, tiered seating, dedicated pre-function areas and professional catering packages are the right combination for your event. The experienced events team will ensure your next seminar, meeting, presentation or private film event is a success.

King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 4366 Fax: 02 6273 4266 barbra.wilson@oph.gov.au www.oph.gov.au

One of Australia’s most loved and beautiful buildings, the Museuem of Australian Democracy was home to Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988. Today, this magnificent building is open to the public, presenting a fascinating range of exhibitions, events and tours. It is a unique venue for any event. Please address all catering enquiries to Ginger Catering (see seperate listing).

Queen Victoria Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6212 3755 www.naa.gov.au

National Archives of Australia Cultural attraction featuring exhibitions, displays and original records. Memory of a Nation is an eclectic permanent exhibition glimpsing Australia’s past. Faces of Australia is an illuminated photo wall giving a ‘snapshot’ of Australians at work and play. The National Archives has excellent reference facilities to help research family or social history.

King Edward Terrace Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6102 7000 Fax: 02 6102 7001 fiona.thomas@npg.gov.au www.portrait.gov.au

The new National Portrait Gallery displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation. Home to the nation’s portrait collection, the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a café, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking.

King Edward Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6250 9550 mcanning@questacon.edu.au www.questacon.edu.au

Questacon is Australia’s largest interactive science centre. We have over 200 handson exhibits in our seven 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 Tel: 02 6202 6999 s.pearce@ramint.gov.au www.ramint.gov.au

It is amazing to think that every single coin used in Australia is produced right here, in a factory, in Canberra Large observation windows allow visitors to look down onto the factory floor to watch coins being made. Learn how coins are made in the new theatrette presentation, explore the collection of early, rare and historically significant coins as well as displays illustrating the history of Australian coins


THE DECK AT REGATTA POINT – ARTISITIC CATERING

National Capital Exhibition Building Barrine Drive Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6230 7234 Fax: 02 6230 7912 lauren.lacava@artisticfood.com.au www.artisticfood.com.au

Across the water, Canberra’s national institutions are reflected in Lake Burley Griffin. Beyond, the mountains and the sky cast their shadows on the lake, as the light changes and the gold of the sunset fades. Whether your guests are relaxing behind our floor-to-ceiling windows or enjoying a welcome champagne on the deck, there simply isn’t a better lakeside view in the capital. Before your function even begins, everyone is talking about how special it is.

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CRE8IVE is Canberra’s leading independent advertising and corporate design agency. Our total approach means that we can conceive ideas across various disciplines to deliver the most effective creative and achieve the best strategic results. With services spanning advertising, branding, graphic design and digital communication, we offer an integrated communication response. We provide a complete conference branding service, creating visual identities that are specific to your brand, event and communication objectives.

Conference Promotion To aid in promoting your conference or event we offer services in the following areas: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Exhibition Design Conference and event branding Collateral design and production Audio visual presentations Video production

Branding

We offer the following digital business applications:

++ Brand development and refinement ++ Style guides ++ Research and strategy

++ Content and RSVP management systems ++ Conference portals ++ Email marketing systems

Graphic Design

Our Brand Promise to our Clients is Simple:

++ Publication and packaging design ++ Illustration ++ Typesetting

To listen, understand and deliver. We are about strategy, simplicity, integration and innovation.

Digital and Online

Images

We also deliver technologically advanced online solutions. Our approach is focused on developing and delivering quality, advanced technology and easy to use solutions that achieve bottom line results for your event or project.

1. P romotional material and flags designed by CRE8IVE for the National Australia Day Council 2. E xhibition design and production carried out by CRE8IVE for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia 3. Stand design by CRE8IVE 4. BMW launch coordinated by CRE8IVE

We work from an integrated approach, offering services spanning the total spectrum of communication processes. Our aim is to fuse creative solutions with digital design to create dynamic user experiences.

Level 9, 221 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601 | Tel: 02 6162 1888 | Fax: 02 6262 6784 | mail@cre8ive.com.au | www.cre8ive.com.au

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CONFERENCE SERVICES

Contents AdrenalineEdge Alliance Catering

114 88

Outdoor Insights

117

Peter Funnell Celebrity Speakers and Entertainers 111

Barlens

106

Portrait Cafe

BeChallenged

114

Production Magic Audio Visual Services Pty Ltd 109

Canberra Elite Taxis

112

Qantas Airways

Capital Bicycle Hire

114

SBX System Built eXhibitions

110

CIM Magazine

118

Staging Connections - Canberra

110

Conference Co-ordinators

115

Stargigs

117

Conference Logistics

115

Consec - Conference Management

115

Ten and a Half Pty Ltd t/as W Catering at Parliament House

118

Content Group

115

This Week In Canberra Magazine

118

Countrylink

115

CRE8IVE

104

Earlybird Marketing and Events

112

Elite Sound and Lighting

107

EventPix

115

Events Management Online

116

Exhibition Hire

108

Global Learning

116

HI Event Management

113

Hillcrest AV

116

Hire A Guide

116

Hire Intelligence

113

Hot Shots Photography (ACT) Pty Ltd

116

ICMS Pty Ltd

116

mice.net Magazine

Virgin Blue Airlines

117 34

36

86

Moreton Hire

117

Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines

114

National Promotions Australia

117

One More Mountain Pty Ltd

117

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BARLENS 67 Gladstone St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Tel: 6206 2000  Fax: 6206 2161 canberra@barlens.com.au www.barlens.com.au

When your professional reputation is at stake, put your trust in The Exhibition Professionals. When you are organising an exhibition, the quality of the display equipment you offer can affect your professional reputation. Display booths, lighting and furniture are major influences on your clients’ decision to make repeat bookings at future events. So why risk using any exhibition hire company, when you can partner with one of the best in the business? Barlens has more than four decades of experience in the exhibition industry. No job is too large, too small or too difficult. As one of Australia’s leading exhibition companies, we specialise in providing quality products, excellent service and innovative solutions to ensure your conference and industry events are a stunning success. We understand that two things are vitally important to your exhibitors: making sure their message is highly visible and attracting visitors to their booth. We are committed to delivering a quality outcome on your behalf, so that your clients’ corporate image is presented to its best advantage and their message is clearly communicated. Barlens has the equipment and expertise to make any venue look good. We can provide modern exhibition booths, display cases and counters, lights and audio visual equipment, plus flooring and furniture that is suitable for major public expos, industry functions and field days – regardless of their size. We can also work with your clients to design, project‑manage and install custom booths, or you can simply hire our equipment and have your own installers do the rest. Our extensive product range is backed by excellent service and attention to detail. We will strive to exceed your expectations. As a result, Barlens has an enviable reputation as one of the most innovative and trusted event companies in the business. So put us to the test for your next exhibition – you will be delighted with the result.

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ELITE SOUND AND LIGHTING Unit 2, 51 Raws Cresent, Hume, ACT 2620 Tel: 02 6260 2311  Fax: 02 6260 2312 info@elitesoundandlighting.com www.elitesoundandlighting.com

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 almost 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 ++ A ll 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.

Technical Expert technical management, equipment, technical 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, themeing 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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EXHIBITION HIRE PO Box 120, Sydney Markets, NSW 2129 Tel: 02 9645 7000  Fax: 02 9645 5300 ehs@ehs.com.au www.exhibitionhire.com.au

At a Glance ++ 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.

Exhibition Hire ++ Continuous growth over 28 years and long – standing business credentials. ++ E xperienced staff, quality product and national service to ensure success for any exhibition or event. ++ E xperience 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.

Complete Range of Products and Services ++ E xhibition design, installation and fit out including stands, lighting, electrics, floor coverings and signage. ++ Innovative and imaginative entrance, registration and feature ideas. ++ Australia’s largest range of contemporary furniture and display accessories. ++ Award winning custom designed exhibition stands. ++ Audio visual equipment and technical support. ++ State of the art event signage and graphics. ++ Innovative display equipment and portable signage for sale. ++ Comprehensive support services for organisers and exhibitors.

Our Track Record ++ W  e have built everything from international conferences filling several halls of national exhibition centres to exhibitions for associations on hotel foyers. ++ An annual portfolio of over 400 exhibitions and events in over 150 venues nationwide.

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PRODUCTION MAGIC 85 High St, Queanbeyan NSW Tel: 02 6200 5900  Fax: 02 6200 5912 gary.woodbridge@productionmagic.com.au www.productionmagic.com.au

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

19 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: Is to ensure the success of your conferences, product launches, road shows and special events through extraordinary service, and dedication to Customer satisfaction.

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.

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 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. You can depend on Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions to provide superb audiovisual services that will enhance your meeting or 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. With no ties to any venue in Canberra, Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions can provide an extremely competitive quote for your event. When you want personalized attention, an eye to detail, a unique solution, and a commitment to providing you with the most professional outcome, contact Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions.

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SYSTEM BUILT E XHIBITIONS 15 Centre Court, 1 Pirie Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6239 1028  Fax: 02 6280 6554 kerry@sbx.biz www.sbx.biz

If you are planning an exhibition, planning to exhibit or simply need display equipment and furniture then you need to see us. We offer every service you need: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Exhibition Floorplans Exhibition Booths Custom Stands Furniture Hire Audio Visual Graphics Signs Banners Lighting/Power Stages Flooring Hoeckers Installation

We will design, supply, build and dismantle your exhibitions. Canberra’s premier exhibition and event organisation. If you plan to exhibit in Canberra or around Australia you need to see us. Visit our website to view our online catalogue, booth builder and much more: www.sbx.biz

STAGING CONNECTIONS 15-17 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6124 0700  Fax: 02 6124 0707 canberrasales@stagingconnections.com www.stagingconnections.com

Staging Connections’ experience and passion in delivering event staging solutions for over 25 years means we know how to bring your vision to life. 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. With a reputation for seamless event staging and engaging experiences Staging Connections delivers across all event types. From meetings, conferences and incentives through to gala dinners, award ceremonies, AGMs and investor presentations, product launches and more. No matter how large or small your event our Technical, Styling and Design services are the Inspiration for all your event needs.

Technical ++ ++ ++ ++

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

Styling ++ ++ ++ ++

Styling & Theming Linen Stage sets Props & Accessories

Design ++ ++ ++ ++

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Set design Graphics Screen content Video Production


PETER FUNNELL & ASSOCIATES PO Box 5684 Latham ACT 2615 Tel: 02 6251 5452  Fax: 02 6259 2833  Mobile: 0412 620 310 admin@funnellentertainment.com.au www.funnellentertainment.com.au

Peter Funnell & Associates (PFA) have been providing both local and national businesses with high profile Celebrity Speakers and Corporate Entertainers since 1970 and gained a level of respect from clients that can only be achieved by a service provider that truly ‘knows their business’. The team at PFA are both committed and passionate in what they do and their consistently high standard of results are a testament to their level of expertise and client relations. Rather than trawling through on-line corporate speaker and entertainment options, PFA’s clients sit back and let them tailor a Celebrity Speaker or Performance Program for their upcoming event – therefore minimising both stress and time. All they need do, is provide the initial brief and set the budget – the rest will be taken care of. And the service doesn’t stop there – unlike other agencies, PFA will arrange all your Celebrity Speaker or Performer needs whilst in Canberra including travel, accommodation, event briefing and personal event hosting. It’s all part of the package. Whether you have an upcoming dinner, awards night, fund raising event or public celebration, PFA will be able to deliver an exceptional range of both local and national MC and entertainment options to your doorstep. Ask any of their clients and they’ll tell you that with PFA on your side you can feel 100% assured that you’ll have the right talent at the right price at your next event. Call the office of Peter Funnell & Associates today to assist you with: ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Business, celebrity, leadership, sporting and motivational speakers After dinner entertainment Bands Comedians Singers and artists MC’s and Facilitators

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CANBERRA ELITE TAXIS 24 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 132 227  Fax: 02 6126 1674 www.canberraelite.com.au

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 Tel: 13 2227 or 02 6239 3666 Book Online: www.canberraelite.com.au Silver Service Premium Taxis Tel: 13 3100 or 02 6239 3555 Book Online: www.silverservicecanberra.com.au Super 11 Maxi Taxis Tel: 02 6126 2844 or 13 2227 Book Online: www.canberraelite.com.au

EARLYBIRD MARKETING AND EVENTS 169/50 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604 PO Box 4237, Kingston, ACT 2604 Tel: 02 6126 5900  Fax: 02 6126 5907 enquiries@theearlybird.com.au www.theearlybird.com.au

Earlybird Marketing and Events is a young, dynamic agency that is passionate about delivering innovative event solutions to its clients. We deliver high quality events- large or small for government, corporate, non-profit and private clients including conferences, corporate dinners, fundraisers, sporting events, exhibitions, product launches and private functions. We have managed events ranging from 45 participants to 45,000. No event is too large or too small. The experienced team at Earlybird can handle all stages of your event from inception through to delivery.

Our Services ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Event Design and Implementation Event Logistics Marketing Public Relations and Media Management Sponsorship Management Graphic Design

Clients and events are unique. At Earlybird Marketing and Events we tailor our services to suit your needs. We are focused on providing value by giving you practical and creative solutions that suit your budget and meet your objectives. Let the dedicated team at Earlybird Marketing and Events bring your next event to life.

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HI EVENT MANAGEMENT

HI Event Management is a privately owned company exclusively focused on conference and event management services.

Unit 4 Proximity, 21 Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6251 1647  Fax: 02 6251 6328 ian@hievents.com.au www.hievents.com.au

HI Event Management works with clients from a diverse range of sectors including corporates, associations, government departments, tertiary institutions and not-for-profit organisations and operates throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. With strong industry relationships and completely transparent business practices that ensure no outside services are “marked up”, HI Event Management has built a roster of high profile repeat clients. These repeat clients include The Australian Psychological Society, Harvey Norman, Interdepartmental Accounting Group, Green Building Council of Australia and The Property Council of Australia.

Top 5 reasons to use HI Event Management 1. 2. 3. 4.

T ransparent business practices ensuring no hidden mark-ups or commissions Management team with over 3 decades of industry experience Sustainable Services tailored to meet the individual needs and budgets of clients 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 P roject Management – including all aspects of event management such as registration, accommodation, sponsorship, speakers and critical path management E vent Marketing – complimentary website development, hosting and enewsletters for all full event management contracts. U nique online delegate matching system providing you with options for delegates to set up meetings, book dinner seating and communicate with each other prior to attending an event. Interactive online exhibition floorplans creating a seamless system of exhibition booking and invoicing where exhibitors can see the available booth positions and their competitors’ locations with the hover of a mouse!  I Event Management uses Sustainable Event Solutions [SEMS] a tool to measure the H sustainability of an event to reduce its carbon footprint, advising clients of the most sustainable approach to take throughout the planning and execution of the event.

HIRE INTELLIGENCE

Hire Intelligence are the market leaders in the provision of short-term IT and audio visual rentals. With an impressive & up-to-date rental fleet, Hire Intelligence can provide the solution to your problem. Our equipment range includes

Unit 5 49 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 1300 655 551  Fax: 02 9888 2850 canberra@hire-intelligence.com.au www.hire-intelligence.com.au/canberra

PC and MAC notebooks, stand out from the crowd with an LCD or Plasma display in a range of sizes to meet your needs. With data projectors, audio systems and digital 2 way radio solutions, Hire Intelligence have your rental needs covered. With company owned offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Hire Intelligence have the size, equipment and flexibility to ensure your event is truly successful. In today’s economic climate, budgets are being squeezed tighter than ever before, Hire Intelligence ensure they have the most competitive pricing in the industry backed by a network of unbeatable national service. Hire Intelligence – making short term rental more affordable & convenient than ever before!

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MURRAYS COACHES, BUSES & LIMOUSINES Jolimont Centre, 65-67 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City ACT 2600 Tel: 13 22 59  Fax: 1300 309 448 enquiries@murrays.com.au www.murrays.com.au

Murrays Coaches, Buses & Limousines have the resources and the expertise to cater for all your land transport needs. We provide the following services: charter & hire services, tour planning, program scheduling & transfer services, hospitality meet & greet services including on-site airport arrival & departure co-ordination. Bookings are monitored & quality controlled 24hrs a day, 7 days a week by skilled logistics personnel through our network of state-of-the-art control centres. Through the combined fleets of Murrays United, we have the ability to handle large and small groups for a single day or for an extended period of time and have a total of more than 2000 vehicles available for hire Australia wide. Murrays Coaches, Buses & Limousines has become the ground transport provider of choice for many of the country’s largest corporations, sporting organisations, travel agents, conference & event organisers, schools, state and federal governments and private individuals.

MURRAYS

COACHES • BUSES • LIMOUSINES

ADRENALINE EDGE

BE CHALLENGED

CAPITAL BICYCLE HIRE

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Murrays have been providing ground transport solutions to our clients for over 44 years. We look forward to working in partnership to ensure the seamless delivery of your delegates on time, every time!

40 Waller Cres Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6248 9080 fred@adrenalineedge.com www.adrenalineedge.com

Why hold an ‘event’ when you can deliver an unforgettable ‘experience’? Adrenaline Edge’s energetic and innovative team have the creativity and skills needed for your successful event, no matter what your circumstances or situations. AE will work with you to carefully plan and implement your most rewarding client experience ever.

Tel: 1300 723 476 team@bechallenged.com.au www.bechallenged.com.au

We are an interactive team building business basing our programs around experiential learning. We are focused on having fun and creating an environment where individuals and teams can learn about how they interact.

6 Starling Place, Evatt ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6259 5335 info@capitalbicyclehire.com.au www.capitalbicyclehire.com.au

Whether it’s to cruise the shores of the Lake; explore forgotten fire-trials; or challenge yourself at the NEW Mt Stromlo Mountain Bike Park, Canberra is Australia’s Mountain Bike Mecca, and Capital Bicycle Hire are Canberra’s high performance MTB specialists. We offer a wide range of unique mountain biking experiences; including Australia’s first Heli-Biking Tours, guided mountain bike tours for all levels, and quality mountain bikes for hire.


CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

CONSEC – CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

CONTENT GROUP

COUNTRYLINK

EVENTPIX

PO Box 905 Woden ACT 2606 Tel: 02 6292 9000 Fax: 02 6292 9002 conference@confco.com.au www.confco.com.au

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.

PO Box 6150 Kingston ACT 2604 Tel: 02 6281 6624 Fax: 02 6285 1336 jane@conlog.com.au www.conlog.com.au

Conference Logistics delivers best quality meeting management services tailored to the individual needs of their association, academic, government and corporate clients. Services are provided with professionalism, innovation and attention to detail, resulting in successful conferences and exhibitions. They are the ACT member of the Australasian Alliance of Meeting Managers.

Level 1, 8-10 Purdue Street PO Box 3127 Belconnen ACT 2617 Tel: 02 6251 0675 Fax: 02 6251 0672 pamela.neame@consec.com.au www.consec.com.au

Consec is guided by its five star commitment to provide clients with a personalised and professional management service, to provide services efficiently and cost effectively, to maintain frequent and open communication, to adhere to agreed timelines and to manage, in partnership, a successful event. Consec manages conferences/exhibitions/seminars/ workshops for both the public and private sectors. Established for 14 years.

51 Blackall St Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6273 0232 claudia@contentgroup.com.au www.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.’

3rd Floor, 18 Lee Street Chippendale NSW 2007 Tel: 02 8202 3287 Fax: 02 8202 3294 sales@countrylink.nsw.gov.au www.countrylink.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.

PO Box 4112 Weston Creek ACT 2611 Tel: 02 6287 3246 Fax: 02 8588 1279 ccb@eventpix.com.au www.eventpix.biz

EventPix is the leading event photography company in Australasia with photographers available in 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. We deliver your images on CD and 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.biz. 115


EVENTS MANAGEMENT ONLINE PTY LIMITED

GLOBAL LEARNING

HILLCREST AV

HIRE A GUIDE

HOT SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY

ICMS PTY LTD

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40 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6239 3363 Fax: 02 6239 3338 jt@online-events.com.au www.online-events.com.au

Online Registrations BUT no software to buy or maintain, no training or manuals, no up front fees. Great for nonprofit organisations, businesses and Government in-house meeting managers, who can choose the level of support required. Full reporting online, full delegate registration details online, live

10 Bagot St O’Connor ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6249 1344 Fax: 02 6257 2581 steve@globallearning.com.au www.globallearning.com.au

Global Learning designs and facilitates conferences and high stakes meetings. Special features include: • iMEET! an innovative, dynamic, meeting collaboration tool and process that enables rapid capture of all ideas, discussion, prioritisation and decision making. Ideal for high stakes events! • Experiential learning, business simulations and problemsolving – where people learn by doing and by working together.

P.O. Box 1444 Woden ACT 2606 Tel: 0403 078 096 Fax: 0414 034 727 www.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 best hotels and conference venues, with a full range of quality equipment and services, Hillcrest is well equipped to assist you in presentation success.

4 Reveley Crescent Stirling ACT 2611 Tel: 02 6288 7894 Fax: 02 6288 4570 hire-a-guide@netspeed.com.au

Hire-A-Guide is Canberra’s most experienced guiding company, offering specialised tours in many languages for small or large groups. Offering walking tours in the Parliamentary Triangle as well as many other different and exciting ways of seeing the Nation’s Capital.

31 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 02 6260 6255 Fax: 02 6282 0333 mail@hotshotsphotography.com.au www.hotshotsphotography.com.au

Hot Shots Photography is the oldest established photographic studio in Canberra with the highest reputation. Jodi Shepherd the Managing Director and Senior Photographer is endorsed by the Canberra Chamber of Commerce, and is the only photographer recommended to its members for corporate services.

84 Queensbridge Street Southbank VIC 3006 Tel: 03 9682 0244 Fax: 03 9682 0288 sarah@icms.com.au www.icms.com.au

Managing Global Conferences from a National perspective. 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.


MORETON HIRE PTY LTD

NATIONAL PROMOTIONS

ONE MORE MOUNTAIN

OUTDOOR INSIGHTS

PORTRAIT CAFE

STARGIGS

Unit 7, 207 Young St Waterloo NSW 2017 Tel: 02 8394 8200 Fax: 02 9698 6965 ed.lloyd@moreton.net.au www.moreton.net.au

Moreton Hire celebrates over 40 years of servicing events & exhibitions of all sizes throughout Australia. Our investment in product and people places us as the industry leaders in exhibition and events; and combined with a secure, family owned environment; creates a customer service culture second to none.

40 Kembla St Fyshwick ACT 2609 Tel: 1300 2 PROMO Fax: 02 6239 3338 jt@natpromo.com.au www.natpromo.com.au

National Promotions provides conference essentials such as ID lanyards, satchels, speaker gifts, memorabilia and exhibitor give aways; graphic design for logos, proceedings and banners; print services for your publications and CD duplication needs; online registration for a simple DIY solution to registrations. A one stop essentials centre!

PO Box 317 Dickson ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6230 0651 plewer@optusnet.com.au www.michaelmilton.com

Michael Milton is Australia’s best known Paralympian and one of our country’s most successful athletes. His presentation will put you on one ski, hurtling down a mountain at over 200km/hr. Having one leg is not a big deal - hearing all about it is! We also offer event management services and can book other Paralympic speakers for you as well.

PO Box 208 Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6161 5733 Fax: 02 6161 4785 jody@outdoorinsights.com.au www.outdoorinsights.com.au

Teamwork, challenge and fun. Our activities and games are long remembered with powerful messages. The National Treasure Hunt takes you around national icons and heritage sites. Team Challenge – a series of short braing-twisting problems taking teamwork to solve; Amazing Race – a corporate adventure; Eco-Challenge on foot, paddle and mountain bike; abseiling and high‑wires or be inspired by an Everest keynote speaker. We can create a special program for your needs.

Portrait Gallery Cafe King Edward Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6102 7162 Fax: 02 6102 7163 vanessa@portraitgallerycafe.com.au www.portraitgallerycafe.com.au

Portrait Catering provides tailored catering packages throughout the stunning new National Portrait Gallery. Our service is personal and professional and the menus reflect the freshness of the season. We cater for conferences, boardroom lunches, formal dinners and cocktail parties as well as private celebrations and weddings. Our food is contemporary & innovative and we can work with you to design an event that will exceed your expectations.

Level 1, The Realm 18 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6198 3231 Fax: 02 6198 3232 info@stargigs.com.au www.stargigs.com.au

Stargigs specialises in the representation of 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. Stargigs works closely with our clients to help them achieve their goals. Our clients value this service and it is the reason we are the first choice for many of the country’s prominent corporate companies. 117


TEN AND A HALF PTY LTD TRADING AS W CATERING AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

THIS WEEK IN CANBERRA MAGAZINE

Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6277 3987 Fax: 02 6277 5662 matthew.carnell@aph.gov.au

The Australian Parliament House is not only the country’s most important building but also one of few parliamentary buildings in the world that allows private use of its function spaces. W Catering has a number of unique spaces that are perfect for any type of event. Whatever the occasion or style Parliament House will set a tone that assumes power and prestige.

PO Box 4328 Kingston ACT 2604 Tel: 02 9908 8222 Fax: 02 9908 8666 colinritchie@hardiegrant.com.au www.thisweekincanberra.com.au

This Week In Canberra is an award winning visitors guide to the National Capital and surrounding regions. The publication is available free to Professional Conference Organisers/Meeting Managers for inclusion in conference packs for their delegates. This Week In Canberra is published seasonally covering summer, autumn, winter and spring. The 42 page guide lists attractions, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and galleries along with high quality maps. Other guides are available for most cities in Australia.

CIM Magazine is Australia’s leading monthly conference & incentives publication. Servicing the industry for over 35 years, CIM Magazine provides the conference & incentives industry with all the news, updates and reviews as they happen!

Register for your FREE 3 month trial subscription to CIM Magazine Complete the form and fax back on (02) 9438 5962 Rank Publishing Company Pty Ltd. 80 Chandos Street, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia

Name ______________________________________ Job title ________________________________________ Company __________________________ Company address ________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Postcode _________ Contact No. ___________________ Email _______________________________________________________________________________________

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INDEX

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INDEX

E

A

Canberra Convention Bureau Services

ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Canberra Elite Taxis 20

Canberra Institute of Technology

80

Eastlake

82

ActewAGL

20

Canberra Map

56

EcoPoint Murramarang Resort

44

18 112

Earlybird Marketing and Events

AdrenalineEdge

114

Canberra Region Tourism Operators Association 20

Elite Sound and Lighting

Alliance Catering

88

Canberra Rex Hotel

64

Eurobodalla Coast Convention Bureau

AMC Training Centre

84

Canberra Southern Cross Club Event Centre

65

EventPix

Arboretum

29

Canberra Stadium

92

Events Calendar

Association of Australian Convention Bureaux

20

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

Australian Capital Tourism

25

Capacity table

Australian Hotels Association - ACT Region

20

Capital Bicycle Hire

Australian Institute Of Sport

88

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre

79

Casino Canberra

101

Australian National University

79

CIM Magazine

118

Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT) Australian War Memorial

101 90

B Barlens Batemans Bay Soldiers Club BeChallenged

106 43 114

101 52 114 66

Cliftons

85

Coachhouse Marina Resort

44

Cockington Green Gardens

101

Conference Co-ordinators

115

Conference Logistics

115

Consec - Conference Management

115 115

112

107 20 115 26

Events Management Online

116

Exhibition Hire

108

Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)

68

F Fast Facts Federal Golf Club Forrest Hotel and Apartments

24 101 85

G Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House

93

Global Learning

116

Gooromon Park Homestead

101

Griffin Hotel, Canberra

82

Belconnen Premier Inn

62

Content Group

Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments

84

Corporate Social Responsibility

19

H

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

99

Country Comfort Greenway

85

HI Event Management

113

Boat House By The Lake

91

Countrylink

115

Hillcrest AV

116

Burgmann College

84

CPM Training Centre

81

Hire A Guide

116

Hire Intelligence

113 116

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C

104

Crowne Plaza Canberra

67

Hot Shots Photography (ACT) Pty Ltd

CSIRO Discovery

99

Hotel Heritage

69

Hotel Kurrajong

83

Hotel Realm

70

Canberra Airport

63

Canberra & Region Visitors Centre

20

Canberra Accommodation Industry Association

20

D

Canberra Business Council

20

Canberra Business Event Centre

80

DeVine Function Centre @ Kamberra Wine Company

Canberra CBD map

54

Diamant Hotel Canberra

100 81

Hoyts Corporation Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial

102 61

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Hyatt Catering at the National Museum of Australia

61

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

60

I ICMS Pty Ltd

116

K King O’Malleys Irish Pub

100

M Mantra on Northbourne

83

Manuka Oval

92

Marque Hotel Canberra

71

Master Builders Association of the ACT

72

mice.net Magazine Moreton Hire Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

86 117 114 102

N National Archives of Australia

102

O Olims Hotel Canberra

R 84

Royal Australian Mint

102

One More Mountain Pty Ltd

117

Rydges Capital Hill

58

Outdoor Insights

117

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

59

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

57

P Parklands Apartments Dickson

62

S

Parliament House

96

SBX System Built eXhibitions

110

Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group

Staging Connections - Canberra

110

97

Stargigs

117

Parliamentary Sitting Dates 2010

16

Pavilion on Northbourne

74

T

Peter Funnell Celebrity Speakers and Entertainers111

Ten and a Half Pty Ltd trading as W Catering at Parliament House

Pilgrim House Conference Centre

85

The Brassey of Canberra

77

Planning Checklist

46

The Deck at Regatta Point

103

Poachers Pantry and Wily Trout Vineyard

98

Think Canberra

Poachers Way

45

This Week In Canberra Magazine

Portrait Cafe

117

118

6 118

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

41

Production Magic Audio Visual Services Pty Ltd 109

Tourism Australia

20

Q

Tourism Industry Council

20

U

National Capital Attractions Association

20

‘Q’ Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

85

National Convention Centre

47

Qantas Airways

34

University House

78

National Gallery of Australia

94

Quality Hotel Dickson

76

University of Canberra Union

86

National Museum of Australia

95

Quality Hotel Woden

76

University of Canberra Village

86

National Portrait Gallery

102

Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne

75

Useful Business Contacts

20

National Promotions Australia

117

Queanbeyan Golf Club

85

V

Novotel Canberra

73

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

41

Questacon - National Science & Technology Centre

102

Virgin Blue Airlines

36

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Privacy Policy

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.

Associations Incorporated Act

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.

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.

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 RegistrarGeneral’s office. 120

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