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Canberra convention Bureau MEETING PLANNERS GUIDE 2011


Canberra The National Capital of Australia


Welcome

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Canberra Convention Bureau’s Meeting Planners Guide! We are delighted to be able to showcase our wonderful city in this publication and hope that you will visit Canberra soon to see for yourself what a fabulous place we live in. Canberra has built a strong reputation for being a leading conference destination, by focusing on its key strengths of knowledge, culture and influence and facilitating your access to these attributes to enhance your business event. As the home of Australia’s Federal Parliament, holding your event in Canberra gives you the opportunity to access key political figures, senior executives, and the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. Canberra offers direct access to the decision‑makers of today and the opportunity to help shape Australia’s future. In order to facilitate easier access to Canberra’s vast academic knowledge, the Bureau established the Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG) in 2007. Through RALIG, the Bureau enables business event organisers to work with representatives from Canberra’s key learning institutions. Whatever your field, we can provide assistance with bid preparation and accessing potential guest speakers including leading researchers, academics, scientists and innovators. We can also help to connect you with research projects and strategic partners. We are very proud of the fact that Canberra is home to vast collections of Australian history and culture, bringing the Australian story together in a number of unique institutions. By viewing the collections held in these national institutions, from the moving and inspiring war-time stories at the Australian War Memorial to the great artworks of the National Gallery of Australia, your delegates can take home precious experiences.

Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive, Canberra Convention Bureau

Canberra has many spectacular and unique venues available to help make your event a memorable experience: the Great Hall at Parliament House is an inspiring space for business functions; enjoy a cocktail function overlooking the big cats at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium; enjoy dinner surrounded by rare military aircraft at the Australian War Memorial; watch a glass blowing demonstration at the Canberra Glassworks; or hear some great stories about Australia and its people at the National Museum of Australia. Getting around Canberra is quick and easy. Many hotels, conference venues and institutions are within walking distance of each other and buses and taxis are easily accessible. With the added bonus of Canberra’s surrounds offering cool‑climate wineries, picturesque historic villages and many outdoor activities, you can create an exciting and diverse event with a minimum of travel. We hope that this Guide helps you to discover Canberra’s potential as a leading conference destination and we look forward to warmly welcoming you here for your next business event.

Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory 1


Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaking during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra.

The heart of the nation, Canberra is where history is made ...

Tasmanian Greens state conference, from left, Senator Bob Brown, Senator Christine Milne, and leader of the state Greens Nick McKim.

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Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.

Senator Kate Lundy.


New Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, with his father, Les Smith, at the Australian War Memorial.

... and where the direction of the country is determined.

Indigenous MP Ken Wyatt with Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop attending a welcome to country ceremony outside parliament house in Canberra to signal the opening of the 43rd Parliament.

The Australian of the Year 2010 awarded to Professor Patrick McGorry, a youth mental health expert, pictured at the awards ceremony on the lawns in front of Parliament House Canberra.

Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, Chief of Defence Force (CDF).

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Canberra is home to Federal Government the Prime Minister and the Governor General. All Federal Government departments have representation and there is an international press gallery. The National Capital is the place to be seen be heard and be understood. Government House Government House Canberra is located in the suburb of Yarralumla with a boundary to Lake Burley Griffin. This is the principal residence of the Governor-General and the main administrative centre for the Office. The 54 hectare property is listed on the Commonwealth Heritage list and comprises both heritage buildings and landscape elements. Yarralumla is one of Canberra’s most exclusive residential areas and is also home to many foreign embassies. A large number of events and activities are conducted at Government House including receptions, investiture and credential ceremonies, state dinners for visiting Royalty and heads of state, and functions for community and special needs groups. The property is made available on request to charitable organisations as a venue to raise funds for those groups. The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General administers Government House Canberra, as well as Admiralty House Sydney, both heritage listed vice-regal properties, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government as the official residences of the Governor-General.

Federal Government Departments All federal government departments and agencies are represented in the nation’s capital.

Here’s a brief profile of just some of the federal government departments: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) The DBCDE 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 and Energy Efficiency 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

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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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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 governmentowned 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 – Member for Canberra, Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, Member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh MP and Senators for ACT, Senator Garry Humphries and Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy. Parliament House The ‘new’ Parliament House in Canberra, which was officially opened in 1988, was designed to reflect Australian life and culture.

Built to last 200 years, the building features interiors with Australian furniture and design elements that remind visitors that 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 held 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.

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 the media 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. 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.

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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 The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive with the purpose of commemorating the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. The Memorial’s latest permanent exhibition Over the front: the Great War in the air is supported by a stunning film directed by renowned film director Peter Jackson and has been widely praised. The Memorial offers several areas regularly hired by companies to showcase their products and services. The BAE Systems Theatre provides leading-edge conferencing facilities. ANZAC Hall, displaying some of the Memorial’s most significant large objects, such as a submarine and aircraft, offers a unique experience. National Portrait Gallery Opened in December 2008, this stunning building was constructed using materials from every state and territory in Australia and won the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture, in October 2009. The permanent exhibition displays over 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to influence the development of our nation. This wonderful venue provides a unique opportunity for meetings and functions.

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National Gallery of Australia

Museum of Australian Democracy

The National Gallery is Australia’s premier art gallery in Australia, holding over 120,000 works of art in the Gallery’s four main art areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australian, Asian and International.

Housed in Old Parliament House, the home of the Australian parliament for 61 years and 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.

In 2006 the Australian Government announced funding to enhance and extend the building. Stage one is now open, which includes a striking new entrance and foyer, gallery shop, multi-purpose function hall – the Gandel Hall, street café and 11 new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries. Additionally, the development features the monumental Skyspace sculpture Within without 2010 by American artist James Turrell. This work, the largest of its kind, provides an immersive experience using light, perception and space. National Museum of Australia Be enthralled by 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. Enjoy quirky pieces – like Dame Edna Everage’s glasses and the Wiggles’ skivvies – and emotive exhibitions, like the Gallery of First Australians which has the country’s largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings. 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.

The Museum currently features the Australian Democracy – more than 2000 years in the making exhibition, which places Australia’s democracy in its historical and geographical context. Through objects, stories and an interactive exhibit, visitors can discover how vibrant and innovative, as well as how controversial, our road to democracy has been. National Library of Australia 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.


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Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre 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. Canberra Glassworks Canberra Glassworks, built and funded by the ACT Government in 2007, is Australia’s only cultural centre that is wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art and is housed in the oldest public building in Canberra. Australia has developed an enviable reputation nationally and internationally for the quality and skill of its glass artists. Canberra Glassworks provides access to glassmaking equipment, space and development opportunities to enable glass artists to grow and develop their glass practice and to further contribute to this very special industry. Canberra Glassworks offers modern equipment, intensive workshops, studios and mentorship programs. Canberra Glassworks also provides diverse opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn about glass making and the heritage of Canberra’s Kingston Powerhouse. Visitors can meet artists, see glassmaking as it happens, view exhibitions, take tours and have a hands-on experience working with glass.

Australian Institute of Sport Discover Australia’s sporting powerhouse! 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. National Film and Sound Archives The National Film and Sound Archive is the treasure house of Australian audiovisual history. The Archive preserves and shares Australia’s moving images and sound recordings from the first film images of our young country to the modern classics Strictly Ballroom, Shine and beyond; from Blue Hills to Blue Heelers, the songs of Peter Dawson and today’s Top 40 Hits. From Chips Rafferty, Jack Davey and The Sentimental Bloke to John Farnham, Yothu Yindi and Muriel’s Wedding, the Archive’s Collection documents Australia’s rich cultural history. 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 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.

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RALIG MEMBERS

Australian Catholic University Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, Campus Dean

Australian Institute of Sport Professor Allan Hahn, Head of the Applied Research Centre

Australian National University Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Advancement

About THINK CANBERRA An initiative of the Research and Learning Institutes Group

Australian War Memorial

To help you develop the most relevant, interesting and engaging business event possible, many of Canberra’s influential and internationally respected research organisations, academic and cultural institutions partner with the Canberra Convention Bureau.

Canberra Institute of Technology

This partnership is conducted under the banner “THINK CANBERRA” through the Research and Learning Institutes Group.

CSIRO

The Research and Learning Institutes 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.

Helen Withnell, Assistant Director, Branch Head Public Programs

Ian Drayton, Executive Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement

Christine Cansfield-Smith, Director

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Kate Cowie, Deputy Director, Interpretation Programs

National Information Communication Technology Australia Michelle Carden, Business Development Manager, Commercialisation Team

National Museum of Australia Trish Kirkland, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager

National Film and Sound Archive Annette Cronin, Manager, Governance and Communication Branch

University of Canberra Professor John Howard, Pro Vice-Chancellor Development

UNSW @ ADFA Mike Palmer-Allen, External Relations & Business Development Manager

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WHAT “THINK CANBERRA” CAN DO FOR CLIENTS

SUCCESS STORy

❙❙ Opportunity for business events clients

International Symposium on Biomechanics in Medicine and Swimming

❙❙ Educational institutions and research

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Swimming Australia and the Canberra Convention Bureau (Bureau) collaborated to secure the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Medicine and Swimming Conference for Canberra in 2014. This will be the first time the conference has been held in Australia and will attract over 350 international delegates to Canberra.

and their delegates to be seen, be heard and be understood by people of influence.

centres such as the RALIG Members add to the content of business events through the presentation of world class research and access to key note speakers.

❙❙ Canberra is the destination that gives

conferences access to influence, such as national cultural institutions, a concentration of research facilities and fields, science and technology knowledge centres and educational hubs.

❙❙ We specialise in doing the leg-work for

you. Want to hear about the research Australia’s top-ranked tertiary institution, the Australian National University, is doing in your field? Want to know about the latest cutting-edge medical discoveries? Want a behind the scenes tour relevant to your industry? We can connect you to the right people

By combining the reputation, skills and facilities of the AIS and its staff, the academic and research capability of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the credibility of Swimming Australia and the organisation capability of the Bureau. The strong endorsement of the bid by both the ACT and Federal Governments was also critical to our success. This is a great result for Canberra. It shows what we can do when we work together to identify the right sort of opportunities.

“The Bureau support for the successful AIS bid for the 2014 International Symposium on Biomechanics in Medicine and Swimming will not only bring 350 world leading experts in their field to Canberra for 5 days but will also provide the opportunity for AIS and John Curtin School of Medical Research to showcase our expertise on a world stage, where our work is done. Hosting the event for the first time out of the Northern Hemisphere, in Canberra, is also likely to leave a positive legacy for the ongoing attraction of talent to the AIS in the future.” Professor Allan Hahn Chief Scientist Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

❙❙ We can assist you with bid proposals,

add value to business events, and give you direct access to the latest research projects being conducted in Canberra’s tertiary institutions.

❙❙ RALIG ensures there is an ongoing,

extremely close working relationship with Canberra’s educational, academic and cultural institutions.

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THINK CANBERRA, THINK ABOUT… Whatever your field, we can connect you with the best experts, guest speakers and tours on offer in the nation’s capital at many world renowned faciliets such as: John Curtin School of Medical Research Australian National University Over the last 50 years, the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at ANU has made major discoveries and contributions to world health. Current research is focussed on understanding and providing treatment for diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. We can offer you guest speakers, guided tours of research facilities and presentations on current research being undertaken at this world-leading medical research institution. National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling University of Canberra The National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) is a major research centre within the University of Canberra. NATSEM has an international reputation as a centre of excellence contributing to social and economic policy debate and analysis. Current research The ageing of the population and its consequences are widely recognised as one of the major public policy challenges facing Australia. What are the implications of the ageing population for future pension, health and aged care costs? Will retirement incomes be enough to provide the standard of living to which people aspire? NATSEM has developed a range of modelling tools to address these questions, which allow analysis of the circumstances of the present and projected future characteristics of the population.

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The International Microsimulation Centre for social and economic modelling research includes a 200-seat auditorium, offices, teaching and seminar rooms, state-of-the‑art audiovisual and computer equipment and executive accommodation. National Information and Communications Technology Australia The Canberra research laboratory of National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) is based at the Australian National University campus. NICTA is Australia’s peak ICT research and commercialisation agency. As Australia’s peak ICT research and commercialisation agency, 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 researching computer vision and automated data analysis.

“We’re a tight-knit group of senior representatives from the prestigious and world‑renowned learning, cultural and research institutions found in Canberra. We meet regularly to improve both how we attract business events to Canberra and what we can offer these events. Our aim is to inspire you with the possibilities our institutions can provide to enhance your event.” Professor John H Howard Pro vice-Chancellor Development University of Canberra

ANU Climate Change Institute The ANU Climate Change Institute, working with global research projects through the International Alliance of Research Universities, is dedicated to finding solutions to climate change. Their team includes some of the most renowned experts in climate change research in Australia. The Institute draws on the wealth of expertise across the ANUs seven colleges.

“As Chair of the Bureau, I’m enjoying fostering and nurturing strong and meaningful connections between the business event industry and the outstanding resources and wealth of knowledge available through the Research and Learning Institute Group.” Steve Gower AO, AO (Mil) Australian War Memorial, Director Canberra Convention Bureau, Chair


ARBORETUM

National Arboretum Canberra From the Ashes The bushfires that ravaged Canberra in 2003 were the catalyst for the creation of the National Arboretum Canberra, consistent with the continental arboretum envisaged by Walter Burley Griffin in his original plans for the nation’s capital. 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. Considerable progress is being made to implement the 100 Forests 100 Gardens concept that won the Arboretum design competition in 2005. 100 Forests 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. At the end of 2010, approximately 29,000 trees will have been planted in 66 new forests, adding to the three established forests of Himalayan Cedars, Cork Oaks and retained Radiata Pine. New additions this year include ANU research lots which consist of 2042 Red Ironbark and 2296 Spotted Gum. Also planted this year was the forest of Brachychiton including six advanced, 23 semi-mature and 100 juvenile Queensland Bottle trees. 100 Gardens The first of the 100 gardens is the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. This national collection is temporarily housed at Commonwealth Park at this time, but will be moved to its permanent home at the Arboretum in a few years time.

Facilities – now and in the future. Public facilities construction is also underway with the completion of a viewing deck at Dairy Farmers Hill , BBQ facilities at the Himalayan Cedar Forest, and major road upgrades. Designs are being finalised for the Visitor Centre complex, which incorporates the home for the permanent National Bonsai and Penjing Collection together with a cafe, function centre and retail outlet(s). Construction of the Visitor Centre is expected to commence in early 2011.

Images 1. Outlook from the recently completed viewing deck on Dairy Farmers Hill. Photo by Dominic Zaal 2. BBQ and picnic facilities in the Himalayan Cedar Forest. Photo by Adam Burgess 3. On Friday 12 November 2010, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope joined the Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC, the President of the ACT Branch of the RSL Mr John King, and representatives of the RSL and kindred organisations, in planting 102 Pinus brutia to start a new forest at the National Arboretum. The Pinus brutia is native to the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, where the battle of Lone Pine took place in August 1915. Photo by Dominic Zaal.

The next stage of works will also include the development of a children’s playground, central valley ceremonial gardens and the construction of a reflective garden pavilion. Beyond that the master plan includes a five star eco-hotel and function centre. All eyes are on 2013 for the official opening of the National Arboretum as part of Canberra’s Centenary celebrations. Excellence and Education 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 climate change research. Work has begun on the development of a schools education program and public outreach initiatives with a focus on the principles of tree growth and environment 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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Contents Welcome 

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Federal Government Departments 

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Parliament House & Federal Government

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Canberra Press Gallery

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National Treasures

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THINK CANBERRA National Arboretum Canberra 

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Accommodation and Venue Capacity tables 

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Map (Canberra City) 

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Map (Canberra surrounds) 

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Parliamentary Sitting Dates 

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Canberra Convention Bureau Services 

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Corporate Social Responsibility 

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Welocme To and Acknowledgement of Country 

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Qantas 

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Virgin 

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Canberra Fast Facts 

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ActewAGL 

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Canberra Centre 

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Events Calendar 2011 

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History 

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Cultural Diversity & Indigenous Culture 

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Things to do 

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Australian Capital Tourism 

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CAPACITY TABLE

Meeting Venues with accommodation

Phone

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Abode The Apartment Hotel

1300 122 633

78

61

ARIA Hotel Canberra

02 6279 7000

70

128

Belconnen Premier Inn

02 6253 3633

80

75

3

150

110

110

80

Belconnen Way Motel and Serviced Apartments

02 6254 2222

103

55

2

311

120

150

80

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla

02 6205 6748

63

198

2

60

80

60

Burgmann College

02 6125 6100

103

200

8

350

280

280

30

Canberra Rex Hotel

02 6248 5311

81

152

9

300

240

280

180

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

02 6243 8333

83

83

1

140

60

40

40

Country Comfort Greenway

02 6293 3666

103

98

2

130

100

150

130

Crowne Plaza Canberra

02 6247 8999

84

295

6

130

90

120

55

Diamant Hotel

02 6175 2222

100

89

3

30

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

02 6295 3433

103

112

3

80

80

80

30

Griffin Hotel Canberra

02 6234 8000

101

82

3

120

60

90

45

Hotel Heritage

02 6295 2944

87

208

7

300

160

250

70

Hotel Kurrajong

02 6234 4444

101

26

5

250

120

150

35

Hotel Realm

02 6163 1800

88

158

16

800

550

800

300

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

02 6270 1234

89

253

16

600

340

400

260

Mantra on Northbourne

02 6243 2500

90

175

4

150

100

150

70

Marque Hotel Canberra

02 6249 1411

91

78

5

900

400

800

300

Novotel Canberra

02 6245 5000

102

286

7

200

160

160

95

Olims Hotel Canberra

02 6243 0000

93

127

3

200

130

180

60

Parklands Apartment Hotels

02 6262 7000

80

65

7

80

50

Pavilion on Northbourne

02 6247 6888

71

156

3

250

190

220

130

Quality Hotel Dickson

02 6247 4744

94

83

2

120

60

80

50

Quality Hotel Woden

02 6281 7733

94

57

3

120

80

120

40

Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne

02 6262 6266

72

153

4

120

90

100

56

Rydges Capital Hill

02 6295 3144

74

186

11

200

150

180

74

Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort

02 6241 6033

75

151

9

360

300

360

220

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

02 6247 6244

73

201

10

1200

800

1500

450

The Brassey of Canberra

02 6273 3766

96

75

5

180

130

160

60

University House

02 6125 5270

97

105

9

500

220

275

120

University of Canberra Campus Summer Stays

02 6206 3500

104

1334

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# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

All Bar Nun

02 6257 9191

65

1

Australian Institute of Sport

02 6214 7137

53

11

2500

1200

5200

60

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre

02 6175 7650

99

3

200

100

40

Australian National University

02 6125 0435

99

27

600

500

100

Australian Railway Historical Society

02 6284 2790

65

10

50-300

Australian War Memorial

02 6248 8321

56

11

1000

600

200

40

Boat House by The Lake

02 6273 5500

57

4

420

194

240

125

Canberra Airport

02 6275 2285

79

12

146

160

145

26

Canberra Business Event Centre

02 6207 7394

100

2

150

75

30

Canberra Glassworks

02 6260 7005

65

2

150

60

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Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

02 6205 1935

103

5

300

250

250

160

Canberra Southern Cros Club Tuggeranong

02 6293 7200

77

2

250

230

250

Canberra Southern Cross Club Events Centre Woden

02 6283 7200

76

7

1000

750

1000

300

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Canberra Institute of Technology

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

02 6273 1784

77

3

140

100

120

Canberra Stadium

02 6256 6700

82

37

876

420

250

140

Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium

02 6287 8400

65

180

100

Casino Canberra

02 6257 7074

65

2

250

170

250

200

Cockington Green Gardens

02 6230 2273

65

1

250

100

CSIRO Discovery

02 6246 4604

63

5

170

60

170

30

Eastlake

02 6228 0999

103

4

250

200

250

100

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

02 6241 3022

85

15

3310

1900

3000

1655

Federal Golf Club

02 6281 1888

66

2

150

100

100

50

Gooromon Park Homestead

02 6230 2349

66

1

120

80

80

Hellenic Club

02 6281 0899

86

5

1160

900

1000

550

Hoyts

03 8662 3524

66

8

355

Institute of Chartered Accountants

03 6122 6100

104

3

80

80

84

68

Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre 02 6262 2333

59

4

300

120

150

200

King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

64

6

200

40

40

02 6257 0111

Manuka Oval

02 6239 4402

82

2

400

260

300

80

Master Builders Association of the ACT

02 6280 9119

92

8

70

30

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

02 6273 4366

58

4

600

350

350

60

National Convention Centre

02 6276 5200

47

18

2000

1500

2000

1000

National Film and Sound Archives

02 6248 2123

64

5

250

248

National Gallery of Australia

02 6240 6711

60

3

900

350

350

180

National Museum of Australia

02 6270 1234

61

4

800

500

800

National Portrait Gallery

02 6102 7000

118

3

500

230

250

80

Parliament House

02 6277 5378

54

10

1000

650

1000

400

PJ O’Reill’s Irish Pub

02 6230 4753

66

2

150

150

Q Performing Arts Centre

02 6298 0290

95

4

350

160

346

54

Queanbeyan Conference Centre

02 6285 6289

95

1

800

550

800

400

Queanbeyan Golf Club

02 6297 1669

66

1

100

80

Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

02 6250 9550

67

2

400

180

Royal Australian Mint

02 6202 6999

67

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

The Deck at Regatta Point

02 6230 7234

67

1

350

140

150

The Lobby

02 6273 1563

67

1

300

130

160

55

UC Events (University of Canberra)

02 6201 5058

98

10

400

600

600

140

Wizard Corporate Training

02 6162 2929

104

6

80

40

20

Regional meeting venues with accommodation

Phone

Page #

# Accom Rooms

# Meeting Rooms

Cocktails

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Coachhouse Marina Resort

02 4472 4392

44

89

7

350

200

250

150

Discovery Holiday Park Jyndabyne

02 6456 2099

42

65

Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort

02 4478 6355

45

104

4

250

200

250

130

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort

02 6451 3000

41

200

3

150

100

150

80

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

02 6459 4200

41

125

4

300

250

250

150

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20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5

Abode – The Apartment Hotel All Bar Nun ARIA Hotel Canberra Australian Institute Of Sport Australian Leadership Innovation Centre / Yellow Edge Australian National University Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT) Australian War Memorial Belconnen Premier Inn Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Boat House By The Lake Burgmann College Canberra Airport Canberra Business Event Centre Canberra Glassworks Canberra Institute of Technology Canberra Rex Hotel Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club Canberra Stadium Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium Capital Executive Apartment Hotel Casino Canberra Coachhouse Marina Resort Cockington Green Gardens Country Comfort Greenway Crowne Plaza Canberra CSIRO Discovery Diamant Hotel Canberra Dickson Parklands Apartments Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne Eastlake EcoPoint Murramarang Resort Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC Federal Golf Club Forrest Hotel and Apartments Gooromon Park Homestead Griffin Hotel, Canberra Hellenic Club Hotel Heritage Hotel Kurrajong Hotel Realm Hoyts Corporation Hyatt Hotel Canberra Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre King O’Malleys Irish Pub Mantra on Northbourne Manuka Oval

Index Venues and Accommodation

22 22

1 4

11

26 30

64

23

85

22 47

51 60

56 65

40 49

43 52 61 69 41 50

2419

18 15

66 64 4

63

3

70 67

48

52 62

32 32

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52 Marque Hotel Canberra 53 Master Builders Association ACT 54 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 55 National Convention Centre 56 National Film and Sound Archives 57 National Gallery of Australia 58 National Museum of Australia 59 National Portrait Gallery 60 Novotel Canberra 61 Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort 62 Olims Hotel Canberra 63 Parliament House 64 Pavilion on Northbourne 65 PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub 66 Q Performing Arts Centre 67 Quality Hotel Dickson 68 Quality Hotel Woden 69 Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne 70 Queanbeyan Conference Centre 71 Queanbeyan Golf Club 72 Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre 73 Royal Australian Mint 74 Rydges Capital Hill 75 Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort 76 Rydges Lakeside Canberra 77 The Brassey of Canberra 78 The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Catering 79 The Lobby 80 Thredbo Alpine Hotel 81 Tigers Club 82 University House 83 University of Canberra 84 University of Canberra Village (Campus Summer Stays) 85 Wizard Corporate Training

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30

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58

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6

31

63

46

85

76

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38

47

79

65

54

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78

49

72

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25

51

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NSW, VIC

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23/24

All except TAS, NT

25 Easter Monday

26 ANZAC Day holiday

27

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30/1

WA, SA, TAS, ACT

2

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11 

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3

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13 Queen’s Birthday

14

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TAS

20

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25/26

27

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QLD, NT

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NSW, VIC, QLD, NT

11

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16/17

All except QLD,TAS

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WA, SA, ACT, NT

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TAS

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17/18

TAS

19

20

21

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24/25

QLD

26

27

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29

30

1/2

NSW, VIC, QLD

3 Labour Day

4

5

6

7

8/9

All except QLD, TAS

10 ACT Family Day

11

12

13 

14

15/16

WA, SA, ACT

17 SBE

18 SBE

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22/23

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HeadingSERVICES BUREAU

Bureau Services

Convention Bureau Services

Planning Tools

Canberra’s Business Events Industry

The Canberra Convention Bureau can coordinate, develop and produce a custommade bid, inclusive of a business case, for you to present to your organising committee.

There are many aspects of conference planning that have been perfected by conference planners and meeting managers. This knowledge is combined into a range of tools to help you arrange your next event.

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 140 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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This includes: ❙❙ assistance 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.

On the Canberra Convention Bureau web site we have: ❙❙ Planning Checklist ❙❙ Budget Planner ❙❙ Site Selection Planner ❙❙ Green Check-list for Business Events

For more information go to www.canberraconvention.com.au Copenhagen Sustainable Meeting Protocol The Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol was inspired by the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Denmark’s capital in December 2009. Seven innovative organisations created a coalition to further increase the sustainability of this event and other large international meetings in the future. The CSMP offers a flexible, umbrella framework that can be used to organise large, complex meetings in a more sustainable way. The protocol is intended to inspire planners to strive for excellence sustainability in the management of their meetings now and in the future. The CSMP is an advanced level guide designed to complement the many existing guides present in the market, and it will not only help corporate, government or association event organisers, but also consultants and managers of venues and large hotels. For more information go to www.csmp.dk


Heading 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. For example, for Christmas 2010, Bureau staff are donating the money that they would have spent on a kris kringle gift exchange to Lifeline Canberra. A number of staff members are involved in volunteer activities outside of the workplace, such as involvement on community organisation committees and assisting at charity events. 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 and time in lieu for out of hours work. 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: ❙❙ Canberra 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 ❙❙ National Arboretum Canberra ❙❙ 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: ❙❙ Encouraging 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 inCanberra 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 the National

Arboretum Canberra – 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. 21


Welcome to and acknowledgement of Country

Welcome to and acknowledgement of Country Incorporating welcoming and acknowledgement protocols recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of their land. It promotes an awareness of the past and ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Welcome to Country A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It can take many forms, depending on the particular culture of the traditional owners. It can include singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies or a speech in traditional language or English. Protocols for welcoming visitors to Country have been a part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for thousands of years. Despite the absence of fences or visible borders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups had clear boundaries separating their Country from that of other groups. Crossing into another group’s Country required a request for permission to enter—like gaining a visa—and when that permission was granted the hosting group would welcome the visitors, offering them safe passage. For example, in some areas visitors would sit outside the boundary of another group’s land and light a fire to signal their request to enter. A fire lit in response would indicate approval and welcome from the land owning group and often, on meeting, gifts would be exchanged. While visitors were provided with a safe passage, they also had to

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respect the protocols and rules of the land owner group while on their Country. Today, obviously much has changed and these protocols have been adapted to contemporary circumstances but the essential ingredients of welcoming visitors and offering safe passage remain in place. To arrange a Welcome to Country for your event you should speak to the following Ngunnawal elders: Mr Carl Brown H: 02 6299 0437 | M: 0434 638 613 Mrs Agnes Shea H: 02 6292 2239 | M: 0404 725 222 Mrs Ruth Bell H: 02 6259 8852 | M: 0427 227 805 If you cannot arrange for a Ngunnawal Elder to attend your event, or if your event is considered too small to warrant a formal Welcome to Country you can make an Acknowledgment of Country Acknowledgment of Country An Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or

event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country. An Acknowledgment of Country can be informal or formal and involves visitors acknowledging the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land as well as the long and continuing relationship between Indigenous peoples and their Country. At a meeting, speech or formal occasion the speaker can begin their proceedings by offering an Acknowledgement of Country. Unlike a Welcome to Country, it can be performed by a non-Indigenous person. There are no set protocols or wording for an Acknowledgement of Country, though often a statement may take the following form: “I would like to acknowledge that this meeting is being held on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respect to elders both past and present.” Or “I am honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the Ngunnawal people. I acknowledge the First Australians as the traditional custodians of this continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. I pay respect to the elders of the community and extend my recognition to their descendants who are present.” Information provided from the Reconciliation Australia fact sheet “Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country” for more information go to http://www.det.wa.edu. au/aboriginaleducation/detcms/portal/


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Experience Canberra


Heading EXPERIENCE CANBERRA

Contents Canberra Fast Facts

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ActewAGL

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Canberra Centre

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Events Calendar 2011

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History

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Cultural Diversity

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Things to do

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Australian Capital Tourism

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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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Heading 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.

DARWIN

Location Canberra is 282 kilometres from Sydney, 150 kilometres inland from the east coast and 571 metres above the Pacific Ocean.

TOWNSVILLE

Population Approximately 350,000 people.

BRISBANE GOLD COAST

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 Spring Summer Autumn Winter

Average minimum* 6 12 7 1

Average maximum* 19 27 20 12

* Degrees Celsius

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 2011 New Year’s Day Monday 3 January *substitute for Saturday 1 January

Australia Day Wednesday 26 January Canberra Day Monday 14 March Good Friday Friday 22 April Easter Monday Monday 25 April Anzac Day Tuesday 26 April *In recognition of the congruence of

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ANZAC day and Easter Monday

Queen’s Birthday Monday 13 June Labour Day Monday 3 October Family and Community Day Monday 10 October Christmas Day Monday 26 December *substitute for Sunday 25 December

Boxing Day Tuesday 27 December *substitute for Monday 27 December Note: this is the holiday, not the actual day

NEWCASTLE

PERTH

SYDNEY

ADELAIDE ALBURY

CANBERRA

MELBOURNE

HOBART


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Heading Events calendar 2011

Summer

National Multicultural Festival

Canberra Festival

4–6 February

11–20 March

Summernats Car Festival

Various venues

Various venues

6–9 January

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

Canberra turns 98 and you’re invited to the party as we continue the countdown to the Centenary of Canberra in 2013! There are events and activities celebrating Canberra, the city, the people and the culture. The flagship event, Celebrate in the Park, is a free concert celebrating Canberra’s birthday on 14 March with top Australian entertainment and local performers, special children’s entertainment and local food and wine.

Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell Australia’s ultimate car show, Summernats, is a spectator’s paradise. Catch show cars, traders’ pavilions, live bands, the Kids’ Zone, the Miss Summernats competition and much more. Prime Minister’s XI vs England 10 January

Tropfest 20 February Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Parkes Grab a picnic rug and watch live via satellite the 16 finalist films in this annual short film festival.

Manuka Oval, Griffith An annual favourite for cricket lovers, the match welcomes England against the Prime Minister’s selection of talented young Australian cricketers. Australia Day Live

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

9–10 April

25–27 February

Various venues

Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell

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.

Come along and be entertained, excited and educated by the hundreds of attractions at the Royal Canberra Show.

25 January Federation Mall, Parliament House The lawns of Parliament House are the place to be as Australia celebrates, with a major concert boasting some of the hottest names in Australian music and the announcement of the Australian of the Year awards. Australia Day Celebrations 26 January Commonwealth Park and various venues Come and celebrate what’s great about being an Aussie in the nation’s capital with an Aussie breakfast in Commonwealth Park. Don’t miss the fireworks finale on Lake Burley Griffin.

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Autumn

National Folk Festival Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular

21–25 April

12–20 March

Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell

Old Parliament House lawns, Parkes

Come and see a cultural celebration of traditional and contemporary music, dance, poetry and storytelling staged across the Easter break.

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 International Music Festival 13–22 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.


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Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial

Spring

25 April Australian War Memorial, Campbell

Floriade

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.

10 September – 9 October

Winter Fireside Festival

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.

Weekends in August Canberra and Capital region

Floriade NightFest

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.

21–25 September

Australian Science Festival 1–14 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.

Commonwealth Park, Parkes Experience live entertainment, bustling night markets, great kids’ activities and spectacularly lit garden beds and lanterns. See breathtaking views from the giant ferris wheel. Enjoy a cocktail from the stylish Glow Bar or grab a bite to eat. Canberra Nara Candle Festival 17 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

Australian 24hr Mountain Bike Championships 8–9 October Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo 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 individuals, the terrain, the clock and themselves to try to complete the most laps in 24 hours. It incorporates the 2011 World Solo 24Hr MTB Championships. Wine, Roses and all that Jazz 5–6 November Various venues Celebrate the art of the grape by visiting Capital region wineries. Sample awardwinning reds and whites, indulge in gourmet food, relax to live music in the vineyards, take a wine tour and meet Canberra’s passionate vignerons.

Summer New Year’s in the City 31 December Garema Place and Civic Square, City Welcome in 2012 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 adance party in Garema Place. Alcohol‑free events.

1–2 October Various venues Escape to the Murrumbateman wine region and tantalise your tastebuds with exceptional wines matched with gourmet delights. Indulge at cafes, wineries and B&Bs.

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HISTORY

History

A Planned City

Our Indigenous Heritage – Ngunnawal Country

The design for Canberra was charged to an international competition in 1911, which attracted a superb entry from Walter Burley Griffin (and Marion Mahony Griffin), of Chicago. In an interview, Griffin said that he had ‘planned a city not like any other city in the world … an ideal city—a city that meets my ideal of the city of the future’.

Archaeological excavation and carbon dating of a number of sites confirms Aboriginal presence in the ACT region up to 25,000 years ago. The Ngunnawal people are recognised as the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, which was also a significant meeting place for neighbouring clans. The region has many significant Aboriginal cultural sites. For more information see page 33. Early European Settlements The limestone plains of Canberra region were discovered in 1820, attracting explorers, drovers and pastoralists with sheep, horses and cattle. The middle of the region’s first stock station is now where Canberra’s city centre is currently situated. In the second half of the nineteenth century the European settlers thrived, largely because of the boom in the wool industry. The Nation’s Capital – Battle of the Sites After Federation in 1901, the search began to find a site for the nation’s capital. The ‘Yass-Canberra’ district was finally announced as the host for the capital in 1908 after much debate. The District Surveyor, Charles Scrivener, was directed to ‘...bear in mind that the Federal Capital should be a beautiful city, occupying a commanding position, with extensive views, and embracing distinctive features which will lend themselves to the evolution of a design worthy of the object, not only for the present but for all time … ‘

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Canberra is now considered to be one of the best planned cities in the world. Many international experts agree that Canberra remains ‘an extraordinary achievement deserving recognition and protection as one of the treasures, not only of Australia, but of the entire urban world’. The Perfect Meeting Place On 12 March 1913, at the ‘Foundation Stones’ ceremony on Capital Hill, the Governor-General’s wife, Lady Denman, announced the name of the new capital: ‘Canberra’. The name is believed to have been derived from an Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’. This historic date is now celebrated as a State public holiday – Canberra Day. National Significance The decades from the later 1920s to the 1950s were not kind to Canberra, as the result of war and prolonged economic depression. However, the Griffin Plan has survived, as a result of its quality and the commitment of a succession of key politicians and design professionals. While it is certain that today’s Canberra does not replicate precisely the Griffin vision of a century ago, its unique design foundation remains.

Experience a Historic Grazing Property Lanyon Homestead is a historic grazing property located on the southern outskirts of Canberra which is now managed as a house museum, within a working property, by the ACT Government and the National Trust. The property lies at the foot of the Brindabella Moutains in a beautiful natural landscape. It includes the 1850s homestead, which has been beautifully restored and furnished, lovely gardens, and a range of outbuildings . Sheep, cattle and horses still graze on the timbered hills and fertile banks of the Murrumbidgee river. Lanyon Homestead offers exciting public programs and special events, as well as venue hire for special occasions. Visit One of Australia’s Most Significant Historic Meeting Places Old Parliament House opened in 1927 and served as the home of Federal Parliament until 1988. In Canberra’s early years the House was the social, geographic and political heart of the new Australian capital. Over time, this impressive building became synonymous with some of the country’s most important moments. The House, now known as The Museum of Australian Democracy, is a nationally significant ‘museum of itself’ and of Australia’s political heritage. Several rooms at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, each with their own special character and charm, are available for hire to the public and group tours are also available. Experience Historic Accommodation There are a number of historic buildings that were originally built in the 1920s to house parliamentarians, officials and government staff, which are now operated as hotels with conference facilities in Canberra. These range from 3.5 to 5 star and include Olims Hotel, The Brassey of Canberra, Hotel Kurrajong and Hyatt Hotel Canberra.


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Cultural Diversity Ngunnawal Country The ACT Government acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the Canberra region and there is evidence that these people have lived in the Canberra region for at least 21,000 years. At present there are more than 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage places in the ACT. Indigenous Cultural Sites – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park Tidbinbilla was also a significant meeting place for the Ngunnawal and neighbouring clans, including the Ngarigo, Wolgalu, Gundungurra, Yuin and Wiradjuri people. Ceremonies, trading and marriages took place during such gatherings. The Tidbinbilla area was valued for its plentiful supply of the bogon moth, which was a highly sought after nutritional source. Tidbinbilla engages members of the local Aboriginal community to welcome visiting groups and to present specific content where appropriate. Things to see and do: ❙❙ participate in an Aboriginal Ranger guided

activity at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

❙❙ walk the Birrigai Time Trail to the Birrigai

Rock Shelter and see boulder shelters, camps and tool making sites

❙❙ enjoy a short walk along Hanging Rock

Trail to Hanging Rock

❙❙ take the Yankee Hat Walking Track

in Namadgi National Park to visit an Aboriginal rock art site

❙❙ view the arrangements of stones at

Mount Namadgi

Birrigai Established in 1980, Birrigai at Tidbinbilla is a residential outdoor and environmental education centre that opens its doors to community and corporate groups for specialist team-building and leadership programs, and for the accommodation and catering of workshops, seminars and special events.

Australian National Botanic Gardens The ANBG are located close to Canberra city. 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. Sport 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).

of Indigenous art and, where possible, artworks are illuminated by natural daylight. 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. Indigenous Rights Aboriginal Tent Embassy

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.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a controversial semi-permanent assemblage claiming to represent the political rights of Australian Aborigines, made up of a large group of activists, signs, and tents that reside on the lawns of Old Parliament House. The Tent Embassy was established on Australia Day 1972 in response to the McMahon Coalition Government’s refusal to recognise Aboriginal land rights. The Tent Embassy is not considered an official embassy by the Australian Government.

Art and Culture

Multicultural Canberra

National Museum of Australia The diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is showcased at the National Museum of Australia. Visitors can enjoy simulated interactive smoking ceremony complete with contemporary Indigenous dancers and music. View the collection of artifacts including handcrafted baskets and dillybags, bark paintings, early stone tools and glass spearheads from the Kimberleys. See masks and head dresses from the Torres Strait Islander display and try out a traditional grinding stone. National Gallery of Australia The NGA has recently opened a new Indigenous Gallery that comprises over 7500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art works and is the largest in the world. Each gallery space is specifically designed for a different geographic region or aspect

With over 90 foreign missions, including embassies and consulates, and residents from a large range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Canberra is proud to call itself a multicultural city. One way in which this diversity is celebrated is through the annual Multicultural Festival, held in February. The event features music and dances from around the world performed by local, interstate, and sometimes international artists. The ACT Government has also initiated a Multicultural Grants Program to enhance the ACT community through the development of innovative projects that contribute to sustainable communities by highlighting and promoting cultural diversity and social harmony and fostering opportunities for community groups to maintain, develop and express their cultural diversity.

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Things to do

There’s more to Canberra than politics! Canberra is a beautiful and vibrant cosmopolitan city of over 350,000 people, surrounded by National Park and edged with mountain ranges. Fondly known as the ‘bush capital’ due to its emphasis on natural vegetation, the city offers a range of diverse and exciting activities, from hot air ballooning to world-class cycling tracks, as well as great restaurants and bars, modern shopping centres and boutique stores, local markets and award-winning cool‑climate wineries nearby.

Ottoman Cuisine in Barton or dine beside the lake at Waters Edge – both chef’s hats winners in the Sydney Morning Herald 2010 Good Food Guide. Check out Mecca Bah for casual Turkish in Manuka and don’t miss Silo Bakery for great breads, pastries and cheese and Portia’s Place for Chinese (you might even recognise some well-known political faces amongst the diners!), both at Kingston. A little further away in Griffith, try Aubergine and Rubicon, both very popular with Canberra’s food lovers. Inner North

Food, Drinks & Nightlife

Just north of the city, Braddon is also fast becoming a foodie’s favourite with Sage, Delissio and the recent opening of Italian & Sons, while a short distance away the suburb of Dickson offers a small flourishing Chinatown with a variety of Asian restaurants. Other hidden gems include Pulp Kitchen at Ainslie and Ellacure at Bruce.

Restaurants & Cafes

Chocolate Lovers

From casual dining to fine cuisine, Canberra has it all.

Don’t go past Koko Black in the city for exquisite truffles, pralines and divine dark Belgian hot chocolate. South of the City, visit Bruno’s Truffels in Mawson for over 50 varieties of handmade chocolate truffles and freshly made pastries and bread.

From the beauty of spring blossoms to the stunning colours of autumn, there are so many ways to discover Canberra...

City At the upper end of the market, The Chairman and Yip offers a wonderful east‑meets-west experience, or try Mezzalira for fine Italian cuisine. The city centre’s new development, the North Quarter, dishes up some hot city eats from the funky Cream or Tongue and Groove, to Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse and the modern Asian of Sammy’s Kitchen. There are many excellent modern Australian restaurants, including Courgette and Sabayon or try the Parlour Wine Room and Flint housed in a lovingly restored art deco building in New Acton. Nearby on London Circuit is the very smart but casual XChange for great breakfast, lunch and allday coffee and cake.

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Organic Canberra offers many options for those with specific dietary requirements, such as Deek’s at Dickson which offers a great range of gluten-free bread made in their local bakery. Vegetarians are also well catered for with options such as Satis at Watson, a modern organic vegetarian cafe and Kingsland, offering vegetarian Asian cuisine, and My Rainbow Dreams, both at Dickson. As Nature Intended is an organic cafe and wholefoods store located in Belconnen and New Acton, offering vegetarian, vegan and meat options.

Inner South

Food Markets

Across the Lake, the Ginger Room at Old Parliament House offers modern Australian cuisine in historic surrounds and close by is The Lobby, in the heart of Canberra’s cultural attractions. Enjoy modern Turkish at

Fresh Food Markets

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Canberra’s two fresh food markets offer delicious delicatessens, greengrocers, Asian grocers and specialty stores. The markets are located at Lathlain Street, Belconnen

(open Wednesday to Sunday) and Dalby Street, Fyshwick (Open Thursday to Sunday). Farmers Markets The Capital Region Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning at EPIC and offers fresh produce as well as a huge range of other goods including cakes, breads (including gluten-free), nuts, olive oil, cheeses and coffee. The Southside Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday morning in Canberra’s inner south at Phillip, offering a wide range of produce including certified organic and biodynamic food and casual eating options. Bars, Pubs & Entertainment Canberra caters for party-goers and night owls, with many traditional pubs, stylish cocktail lounges, pumping clubs and trendy bars. City and Braddon Many of Canberra’s best night spots 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 which boasts a glamorous cocktail lounge and big screen light shows, the evercool Hippo Lounge Bar upstairs in Garema Place, and Holy Grail and the Transit Bar on Akuna Street. For a more traditional pub, try King O’Malley’s on City Walk and nearby on West Row you will find P J O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, Muddle Bar and Thirst Wine Bar, which also offers great modern Thai food. In nearby Braddon, visit Knightsbridge Penthouse, a stylish cocktail lounge. Kingston & Manuka Try Kingston’s sophisticated and stylish Supper Club for its signature cocktails and cuisine from leading local restaurants. B Bar boasts great cocktails and DJs or visit the lounge bar at the new Kennedy Room. The Belgian Beer Cafe in Little Brussels has a modern Australian style and interesting beer. For drinks in a plush and opulent setting, head to the award-winning Julep Lounge in Manuka, offering over


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60 cocktails and great tapas. For a more laid back setting, enjoy a drink and cook your own steak at the Kingston Hotel or try the charming, old-style pub, the Durham Castle Arms in Green Square. Between Manuka and Kingston you will find Eastlake Football Club, a licensed club offering big screens for watching your favourite sports, as well as a newly renovated dining area. Dickson, Lyneham and O’Connor Visit fashionable Sub-Urban, housed in a large art-deco inspired corner building in Dickson for great food, wine and live music. Trinity Bar is a hidden gem, with DJs and live music during the week. O’Neil’s Irish Pub also makes an inviting drink stop. Nearby in Lyneham is the timeless and unique Tilley’s Devine Cafe and All Bar Nun, at O’Connor shops, is popular for its laid back culture and extensive beer list. Other Suburbs For a laid back atmosphere with great all day food and drinks, try Edgar’s Inn at the Ainslie shops, which boasts a sunny outdoor area. For ‘a little bit of Newtown in the national capital’, with classic cocktails and tasty bar food, check out Das Kapital at the Narrabundah shops. Enjoy a platter, including German sausages, at the Zierholz Premium Brewery, Fyshwick. Enjoy live music and special pizza nights at the George Harcourt Inn at Gold Creek Village (just off the Barton Highway) – a local favourite and winner of the 2010 Australian Hotels Association ‘Best Pub’ Award. Performing Arts Canberra and region offers a rich performing arts scene throughout the year, with live theatre, comedy and musicals being shown at a number of venues including the Canberra Theatre, the Street Theatre, the Erindale Theatre and the Q Performing Arts Centre in Queanbeyan.

Canberra’s Cool‑Climate Wines In recent years a diverse range of premium cool climate wineries have been established in Canberra’s surrounding areas, which are fast earning a proud reputation for their distinctive diversity. In fact, there are now 140 vineyards with more than 33 wineries with 35 minutes of Canberra! 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.

Top Awards 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”. Districts Murrumbateman

The district’s vineyards cover a large altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres and also a great range in temperature, vineyard elevations and soil types. This, combined with the careful influence of the winemaker’s skill and individual character, help to shape the refined, unique qualities of the final product.

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, enjoy lunch at Flint in the Vines at Shaw Vineyard Estate and regional food at Cafe Schönegg.

Viognier, Shiraz And Riesling

Canberra and Hall

The Canberra District is renowned for producing outstanding examples of Viognier, Shiraz and Riesling with distinctive, unique characteristics due to the climate.

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.

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 would 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 rarest varieties to be grown in Australia, the Austrian grape Gruner Veltliner.

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 awardwinning 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.

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Something Different 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. 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 2011 Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular from 12 to 20 March, when novelty balloons take off from the lawns in front of Old Parliament House.

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Australian Railway Historical Society This Canberra-based association aims to provide a quality experience of Australia’s railway heritage through train trips, a museum and associated education and tourism activities. The Society’s heritage trains use restored passenger cars from the early 1900s, and when possible are hauled by a century-old veteran steam locomotive. The Australian Railway Historical Society offers charters and pre-scheduled day trips as well overnight or weekend tours with airconditioned sleeping and dining cars

Get Active! After enjoying the gourmet delights that Canberra has to offer, you may feel like doing something active. Take advantages of Canberra’s green spaces and National Parks and try... Cycling Canberra is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia with two major cycling events being held in Canberra each year. There is an extensive network of excellent shared paths, footpaths and on-road cycling lanes throughout all areas of Canberra. Hire a tandem bike and ride around beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, or mountain bike through the forests and nature reserves. 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. Companies like Capital Bike Hire can help with all your cycling needs. If you need a break from riding, 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.

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 43). 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. Walking Canberra has a great network of walking paths and tracks. Walk around Lake Burley Griffin and see some of the national attractions up close. Explore the trails on Black Mountain and Mt Ainslie for brilliant views of the city and the nearby Brindabellas. See kangaroos early in the morning or at dusk. Head further afield and go bushwalking. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park accommodate leisurely strolls and serious hikes.


THINGS TO DO

Retail Therapy

Speciality Shopping

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

City

Shopping Centres Canberra Centre Find the most contemporary and innovative retail and leisure experience at Canberra’s city shopping hub, the Canberra Centre, located on Bunda Street in the city. 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.

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. 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 Every Saturday, find vintage treasures, second-hand books, jewellery, international foods and much more at Gorman House Markets, found on Ainslie Avenue in Braddon. Handmade Market Visit Canberra’s Handmade Market, held at Yarralumla Woolshed, 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. Hall Market The Hall Market is held on the first Sunday of the month (January excluded). Proceeds from the Market support Hartley Lifecare, which provides essential services for young adults with severe physical disabilities in the ACT. Items available include craft, timber products, pottery, leatherwork, knits, jewellery, toys, food and produce and entertainment.

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

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Experience the Region

Contents Snowy Mountains 

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Regional Venues Coachhouse Marina Resort 

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Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne 

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SNOWY MOUNTAINS

Discover the snowy mountains Just two hours from Canberra. 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 self-contained 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. 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 40

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. 4WD Offroad & Quadbiking A quad bike or 4WD tour at Snowy Wilderness gives you a challenging ride through an unspoilt and pristine sanctuary – an environment that is similar to the Kosciuszko National Park however allows you to explore the mountains, take in the scenery and enjoy the wildlife on quad bike or 4WD. Our guides are the best, drawing on knowledge from generations of High Country horsemen. Snowy Wilderness is a true Australian outback adventure resort with 1st class accommodation. Close to Jindabyne we border the Kosciuszko National Park and the famous Snowy River. Snowy Wilderness is a sanctuary for our wild horse, the brumby and you are guaranteed to get close and personal with our wild heritage horses. Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery Door & Cafe Relax in the café whilst being served European-inspired fare made with the finest local ingredients. Homemade cake and coffee available, plus German beer on tap. Located in the distillery next to the fully imported showpiece still, a full range of Wildbrumby Schnapps is kept on ice ready for you to take a tasting tour. Distillery door sales, sculpture walk and gift shop.


Novotel Lake Venue name here Crackenback Resort 1650 Alpine NSW 2627 Address line Way, goesCrackenback here Toll Free: 1800 020 524  Telephone: 02 6451 3000 Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Fax: 02email@email.com.au 6456 1008 Email: Email: conference@lakecrackenback.com.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: 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 2hr drive from Canberra, 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 Lake View 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. Specializing in team building programs tailored to your group, and even a custom built day spa, the conference & events team can make your next event a complete success.

Convention Function Areas Area

Friday Drive Thredbo Village NSW 2625 Telephone: 02 6459 4200 Fax: 02 6459 4201 tahgroups@thredbo.com.au www.thredbo.com.au

Dimensions

Cocktails Banquet Classroom

Caberet

U-Shape Area (m2) Height (m)

Verandah Room

80

100

50

40

40

40

84

2.5

Courtyard Room

12

-

-

10

10

10

27

2.2

150

150

100

80

80

100

131

4.5

Cuisine on Lake Crackenback Restaurant & Bar Blue Cow Conference Centre

Thredbo Alpinehere Hotel Venue name

Capacity Theatre

Contact the resort direct for a breakdown of facilities and amenities

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

Capacity Dimensions Theatre Cocktails Banquet Classroom Caberet U-Shape Area (m2) Height (m) 250 300 250 150 250 80 290 4.9 40

40

20

20

-

20

59.7

2.45

60 30

60 30

40 30

40 25

30 20

30 20

116.6 64.8

2.5 2.3

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Discovery Holiday Parks – Jindabyne 6532 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627 Free Call: 1800 248 148  Telephone: 02 6456 2099 Fax: 02 6456 2180  Email: jindabyne@discoveryparks.com.au Web: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au

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

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

Additional On- site Guest Services ❙❙ Service Station ❙❙ Steve Williams Trout Fishing Adventure Shop ❙❙ Paddy Pallin Mountain Adventures ❙❙ Licenced Restaurant Accommodation We have 65 Cabins and Villas ranging from economical and functional for the budget conscious visitor, to the luxurious for those who demand nothing but the best. All cabins have heating & are self –contained with modern appointments. Located on the Lake, the camp sites are located to one of Jindabyne’s best fishing spots. Beautifully shaded and wind sheltered, all are located close to modern amenities centre (under floor heating in the winter). Venue Highlights Discovery Holiday Parks – Jindabyne is the ideal lakeside location to visit the many local galleries, wineries and restaurants or to simply enjoy a book from the luxury of your deck or take a picnic blanket down to the lake itself. Imagine being only minutes from the premier ski fields, enjoying all the winter delights. During the rest of the year there’s bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding ..... to get the pulse racing or for the less strenuous trout fishing.

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Heading The Poacher’s Way

Eat ∙ Drink ∙ Create ∙ Stay ∙ Experience Eat With award-winning chefs and passionate owners who all share a love for fresh, wholesome local produce, you’re sure to be delighted by your dining experiences along the Poacher’s Way… ❙❙ GRAZING, the Cork Street Gallery Café

and Gundaroo Colonial Inn – Gundaroo

❙❙ Poacher’s Pantry – Hall ❙❙ Café Lerida at Lerida Estate, Lake George ❙❙ Café Wood Works at the Bungendore

Wood Works Gallery – Bungendore

❙❙ Flint in the Vines at Shaw Vineyard Estate

and Country Guesthouse Schönegg – Murrumbateman

❙❙ Silo Bakery, Pialligo Estate and Palatte

Café at Beaver Galleries – Canberra

Stay When it comes to resting your travel-weary legs, the Poacher’s Way offers some unique bed and breaskfast accommodation. Choose from the comfortable rooms and sprawling gardens of Redbrow Gardens, Murrumbateman; the old world charm of the 1847 Georgian-style The Globe Inn, Yass or for more history, the Old Stone House, Bungendore. Mallee Gum Cottage, Gundaroo offers a homestyle option while just down the road you can catch some zzz’s in the rooms at the Gundaroo Colonial Inn. On Canberra’s fringe you can try the exclusive rural retreat, Ginninderry Homestead which also offers conference facilities and a day spa. You might like to stop in for a night or two at the contemporary, purpose‑built Country Guesthouse Schönegg near Murrumbateman.

Drink

Experience

The award-winning wines of the Canberra District have come of age and the region is now a hot spot for some of the finest drops in the land. Experience them for yourself at…

The Poacher’s Way also boasts a taste of genuine country life on a 3000 acre working farm with Murrumbateman’s Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, and what better way to finish your Poacher’s experience (or horse ride!) than to revive with an array of treatments and a trip to the steam room (couples are welcome) at Geranium House Sustainable Day Spa, Hall.

❙❙ Lambert Vineyards – Bungendore ❙❙ Lerida Estate – Lake George ❙❙ Jeir Creek Wines, Clonakilla Winery and

Shaw Vineyard Estate – Murrumbateman

❙❙ Wily Trout at Poachers Pantry – Hall ❙❙ Pialligo Estate and Mount Majura

Vineyard – Canberra

Create The Poacher’s Way is home to some truly inspiring creators. See wood-fired ceramics at Old Saint Luke’s Studio, Gundaroo; worldclass slumped glass and soon, eco-friendly yarn and wool products at Crisp Galleries, Bowning and enjoy the best of Australian fine furniture, art, sculpture and craft at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Don’t miss a stop at the Beaver Galleries, Canberra where you’ll find an array of works from established and emerging Australian artists.

We’re all in search of some inspiration – this is where it lives www.thepoachersway.com.au To arrange a Poacher’s Way experience, contact: Tania Ward Mobile: 0411 133 306 Email: tania@thepoachersway.com.au

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Heading THE SOUTH COAST

Find yourself on the South Coast 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. 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

Coachhouse Marina Resort

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course, tennis court and a croquet and lawn bowls green. Mogo Zoo 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. 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.

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 nd 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.

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.

49 Beach Road Batemans Bay NSW 2536 Telephone: 02 4472 4392 Fax: 02 4472 3300 marketing@coachhouse.com.au www.coachhouse.com.au

The Coachhouse Marina Resort consists of 89 fully self contained federation style villas, 5 conference rooms plus the award winning Rockwall Brasserie. The Resort caters for Conferences and Functions from 5-250 delegates in comfort. The perfect coastal conference destination situated along the Clyde River.


Murramarang Beachfront Venue Name Nature Resort Address line goes here Mill Beach, Banyandah Street, South Durras NSW 2536 Australia Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 4478 6355   Fax: 02 4478 6230 Email: email@email.com.au Email: relax@murramarangresort.com.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: www.murramarangresort.com.au

Location Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort is well situated being an easy two hour drive from Canberra in South Durras, just five minutes north east of Batemans Bay and only 20 minutes north of Moruya Airport. 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 will leave your group feeling refreshed and inspired making the resort the perfect conference retreat, catering for up to 250 delegates or guests. Venue Choose from four modern conference rooms located in and around tranquil native bushland gardens. We can cater from six to 250 delegates in conference rooms featuring high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, ground level access and outdoor verandah areas. Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort features conference facilities that you would find in any modern convention centre. Indoor break-out rooms can be hired to suit your meeting requirements or outdoor areas (undercover and open air), are complimentary. Accommodation and Guest Facilities The peace and pure bliss of nature is the stand-out feature of all our accommodation options, giving you much needed privacy, space and a wonderful environment for your conference and events. Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort offers you the choice of 104 villas, rated from 2 star to 4 star. The majority of accommodation features outdoor verandahs with many overlooking the calm, pristine waters of Mill Beach. The resort features wide range facilities that include:

❙❙ Fully licensed restaurant with garden terraces and warm log fire in winter. ❙❙ Swimming pool featuring waterfall and an adjoining wading pool ❙❙ Poolside cocktail bar & snack bar ❙❙ Kids club ❙❙ Business services ❙❙ Teambuilding, adventure & wellbeing activities

Technical Our specialist conference coordinators will assist with every aspect of your event. We work with you to ensure we have an understanding of your requirements and make recommendations to assist you in achieving your objectives and desired outcomes. We can advise and help with all technical aspects of your conference. We can also cater to audio visual requirements and business services for all needs and budgets. Venue Highlights ❙❙ Absolute beachfront location surrounded by beautiful national park ❙❙ One stop conference venue ❙❙ Full conference coordination ❙❙ Four conference rooms with wireless internet access ❙❙ Teambuilding, adventure and wellbeing activities

Area

Capacity Theatre

Classroom

Dimensions

U-Shape

Cocktails

Banquet

Area (m2) Height (m)

Myrtle Beach

250

130

70

250

200

212

2.5–4.1

Honeysuckle

110

40

35

90

60

89

2.4–3.3

Oakey Beach

110

54

40

90

60

96

3.2–4.8

HS/OB Combined

70

35

27

80

50

80

3.2–4.8

Flat Rock Brasserie

200

120

70

200

110

176

3.2–4.8

FR/HS/OB Combined

80

125

3.2–4.8

Brasserie Courtyard

190

293

3.2–4.8

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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 in the heart of Canberra, overlooking Glebe Park, the National Convention Centre is within walking distance of the city centre, many of the city’s top restaurants and nightlife as well as the city’s national attractions. A 15 minute drive from Canberra International Airport, the Centre is conveniently located for delegates arriving from domestic and international destinations.

Venue Winner of the Canberra and Capital Region Meetings and Business Tourism Award, the National Convention Centre is Canberra’s largest purpose-built events venue, featuring a compact design, more than a dozen major spaces and catering capacity for up to 2500 delegates. Venue features include Canberra’s largest theatre seating up to 2460 people, a naturally lit 2000m2 exhibition space, as well as a ballroom accommodating up to 600 people. Smaller breakout rooms include multi‑sized flat floor rooms and four tiered-seat theatrettes, and the entire Centre can be booked for exclusive use of one event For ease of access, the National Convention Centre provides undercover car parking with more than 500 spaces, including 6 disabled spaces; while the loading dock facilities allow exceptional accessibility.

Food and Beverage The National Convention Centre recognises the importance of food and wine to every event, presenting fresh and innovative menus that combine irresistible flavours and exquisite presentation. To offer guests a unique culinary experience, inspiration is drawn from the diverse international backgrounds of the chef brigade and emphasis placed on partnering with local and regional producers to provide a true taste of the Canberra region. With flexibility at the heart of the National Convention Centre’s philosophy, the kitchen team works closely with clients to create tailored menus. Chef invites event organisers into the ‘kitchen arena’ to taste dishes and participate in the creation of their menu; and interacts with delegates, demonstrating dishes or facilitating culinary challenges.

Accommodation and Guest Facilities The National Convention Centre is located just minutes from Canberra’s top hotels, including the largest hotel in the region, Crowne Plaza Canberra, less than a 2 minute walk from the Centre.

Technical The in-house technical and creative service partners, Staging Connections, provide the very best support for any event. Offering audiovisual and presentation technology, Staging Connections provides video production and equipment, data projectors and monitors, sound and amplification equipment, set design, dressing and entertainment design.

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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

Meeting and Exhibition spaces Exhibition Hall The Exhibition Hall is a versatile space ideal for large-scale exhibitions, gala dinners, cocktail parties and awards ceremonies. With full length windows overlooking Glebe Park providing an abundance of natural light, the Hall is fully carpeted, airy, bright and light and is capable of holding up to 120 exhibitor booths.

Gallery Rooms Located above the Exhibition Hall, the five Gallery Rooms have abundant natural light and are ideal for small scale events such as intimate dinners, training sessions, workshops and seminars. The combined foyer area is perfect for stand up catering breaks and pre-event cocktails.

Royal Theatre One of Canberra’s largest tiered seating venues, the Royal Theatre lends itself to a variety of events and conferencing options. The venue features a maximum capacity of 2460 seats across tiered seating and a spacious flat floor section in front of the large permanent stage; and is equipped with backstage support rooms and an audio-visual control room. A moveable drape system provides the capability to reduce the space, while the flexibility of this room, including vehicle access to the stage and flat floor sections, makes it a favourite with conference planners and delegates alike.

Theatrettes The Centre contains four individual tiered-theatrettes of varying size, with the largest accommodating up to 300 people; and can be used for breakout rooms, smaller conferences and seminars. Each room features inbuilt data projectors, screens and PA systems available for additional hire; while the Bradman Theatre also has a control room with additional audio-visual capabilities.

Ballroom Accessed from the venue’s main entrance via a soaring staircase, the National Convention Centre’s Ballroom is one of the largest in Canberra. Featuring natural light, the venue is popular for weddings, cocktail events and gala dinners. With its high ceilings and pillar-less space, the flexible room can also be used for exhibitions and conferences.

Work Rooms Conference Office The Centre’s purpose-built conference office is the obvious choice for registration and secretariat. The spacious office features in-built shelving, cupboards, work tables and computer access points to facilitate full conference and event management.

Backstage support rooms A series of boardrooms, dressing rooms, a green room and a stage managers office complement the large meeting and exhibition spaces by providing space for speakers prep, committee meetings and media delegations. production and equipment, data projectors and monitors, sound and amplification equipment, set design, dressing and entertainment design. 48


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 ideal 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

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Area (m2)

Ceiling H eight

Booths (3 x3m)

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Dinner D ance

Cabaret

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U Shape

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9.0

120

2000

2000

1500

1400

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1000

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Royal Theatre Royal Theatre (Total) Royal Theatre (Tiered)

4.6 –9.1

1710

720

9.1

750

750

450

400

360

400

Bradman

360

3.2 –4.4

300

Menzies

180

3.2 –4.4

165

Nicholls

180

3.2 –4.4

165

Sutherland

170

3.2 –4.4

135

658

4.5

30

500

500

420

380

360

370

96

108

Torrens Room (T)

90

3.3

5

80

80

60

48

36

24

30

36

Swan Room (S)

155

3.3

10

140

140

80

80

64

48

36

30

36

Murray Room (M)

170

3.3

10

170

170

120

100

96

72

42

48

60

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

330

270

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

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4.1

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Australian Institute Of Sport

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Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

65

Australian War Memorial

56

Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

63

Boat House By The Lake

57

Canberra Glassworks

65

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

77

Canberra Stadium

82

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

65

Casino Canberra

65

Cockington Green Gardens

65

CSIRO Discovery

63

Federal Golf Club

66

Gooromon Park Homestead

66

Hoyts Corporation

66

Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre

59

King O’Malleys Irish Pub

64

Manuka Oval

82

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (Ginger Catering)

58, 66

National Film and Sound Archives

64

National Gallery of Australia

60

National Museum of Australia

61

National Portrait Gallery

62

Parliament House

54

PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

66

Queanbeyan Golf Club

66

Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

67

Royal Australian Mint

67

The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Catering

67

The Lobby

67

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Venue NameInstitute of Sport Australian Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Address line goes here PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6214 7137  Fax: 02 6214 1857 Email: email@email.com.au Email: sales@ausport.gov.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: ausport.gov.au/events

Location Inspiring and extraordinary events occur every day at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Situated on a 65-hectare site just minutes from Canberra’s city centre, the AIS not only inspires excellence in sport, it also strives for excellence in delivering professional and exceptional events. Venue The AIS is a unique and distinct venue where champions are created, world records are broken and expectations are exceeded. Boasting over 12 outstanding event venues and spaces and an experienced events and catering team, the AIS will ensure that your event will be one to remember. AIS Arena: The possibilities are endless in the AIS Arena – a distinct venue that boasts enormous ceiling heights and great versatility. Whether it is a conference for 5000 delegates, a gala dinner for 1200, or your next tradeshow or exhibition, you are only limited by your imagination. Marathon Room: With life-size images of Australia’s Sydney Olympic heroes, the Marathon Room is the perfect location for your next banquet, cocktail reception, launch or sports-themed event. 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

AIS Theatrette

AIS Arena

314

Gold Room

120

60

45

42

90

150

198

2.6

Silver Room

80

40

35

35

50

91

2.6

Bronze Room

30

27

24

24

56

2.6

SVC Theatrette

69

Marathon Room

70

30

24

24

140

250

330

2.6

Slam Dunk Room

120

60

42

42

100

200

202

4.0

120

20

10

10

20

57

2.9

200

600

7–7.5

Sportex Moran Room Sports Visitor Centre

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

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Venue NameInstitute of Sport Australian Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Address line goes here PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616 Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6214 7137  Fax: 02 6214 1857 Email: email@email.com.au Email: sales@ausport.gov.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: ausport.gov.au/events

THE FOOD Alliance Catering has been nourishing the minds and bodies of Australia’s most elite sporting stars at the AIS for over 10 years.  Let our dedicated team of food professionals work with you to develop a menu that complements your event with fresh, seasonal ingredients showcased in contemporary and enticing dishes. Our chefs are encouraged to be adventurous, incorporating local and international influences, always focusing on quality and variety. We combine the highest standards of creativity and service to wow your delegates from working lunches to intimate cocktail functions and gala dinners. 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 the winning edge, put your business team through the AIS corporate team-building experience. 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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Parliament House Parliament House, Capital Hill Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 5532­  Fax: (02)6277 5220 Email: Facilities.Management@aph.gov.au Web: 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 Tours Tours can be included as a special feature for your event and are available to all conference and convention guests in Canberra. Tours offer a dynamic introduction to Parliament House and the Australian Parliament including history, objects, artworks, architecture and the democratic process in action. Tours can be customised to meet the needs and interests of the group and linked to conference themes, including access to public and private areas of Parliament House. Tours can be packaged with catering where visitors can enjoy a tour with lunch or other refreshments at the Queen’s Terrace Café. Viewing Room The Viewing Room is a fully self contained theatrette. The Viewing Room is an intimate venue for film screenings and short presentations with audio visual equipment and tiered seating for 24 guests. The Viewing Room can be booked as an additional space to complement the Theatre and Theatre Foyer. Catering Parliament House offers catering provided by InterContinental Hotels Group who cater to a number of notable venues such as the Queen’s Terrace Café and the Great Hall. The Parliament Shop The Parliament Shop specialises in literature on politics and the functions of the Parliament, from political satire to reference material and political biographies to suit a diverse audience. A wide range of unique Australian-made gifts, art and craft items and souvenirs are available. Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm (later when Parliament is sitting) Gift Packages The Parliament Shop offers gift packages for conference and function guests with Australian made gifts, standard and customised packages are available. Standard package themes include; Australia, Canberra, Aboriginal Australia and Executive. Packages come gift wrapped and can be delivered to any event in Canberra.

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Parliament House CATERING Parliament House Catering by IHG Parliament House, Capital Hill Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6277 5378 Fax: 02 6277 5144 E-mail: phcatering@ihg.com Web: www.aph.gov.au

Events at Parliament House Parliament House Catering by IHG sets the benchmark for events in Canberra by providing business and industry the opportunity to combine an iconic venue with five star culinary services. One of few Parliament buildings in the world available for private use, Parliament House welcomes business, government and private events; with a suite of impressive venues offering the perfect space for groups from 10 – 1000. Venues Great Hall & Marble Foyer The prestigious Great Hall is one of Australia’s most impressive settings, with a soaring ceiling and polished wood floors against a backdrop of the famous Arthur Boyd tapestry. It’s ideal for high profile dinners and gala events. The Marble Foyer welcomes guests with two sweeping marble staircases and 48 marble clad columns. An impressive entry to a Great Hall, the foyer is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail venue. Mural Hall Located under the iconic flag pole, the Mural Hall is a unique venue style for special events, launches and luncheons or dinners. Named for the large ceramic wall murals, the Mural Hall is a spacious hollow square layout with abundant natural light. Senate and House of Representatives Alcove With beautiful views of Canberra through floor to ceiling windows, these private annexes are perfect for small meetings and seminars as well as cocktail parties and intimate dinners. Theatre and Theatre Foyer The Theatre offers tiered seating for 288 guests and is ideal for presentations, conferences and screenings. The adjoining foyer allows space for registration, refreshments and cocktail parties for up to 150 guests, while larger groups can enjoy their dining breaks in the nearby Mural Hall. Private Dining Rooms When privacy and intimacy is paramount, the discreet Private Dining Rooms are ideal. Perfect for small meetings, business lunches and formal dinners, the dining rooms are available as 5 individual rooms or in combination. Queen’s Terrace Cafe Airy and contemporary, the café and outdoor terrace are an inimitable venue for a cocktail celebration for up to 150 people or dinner for up to 90 people. Guests will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Parliamentary Triangle, Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian War Memorial. A complete event planning solution Our team work closely with a number of professional partners to assist with custom tours of Parliament House, official Parliament House gifts for delegates or VIPs, audio visual, staging, theming and decoration, entertainment and floral arrangements. Convention Function Areas Room name

Theatre Class Style Room

U-Shape/ Hollow Square

Board Banquet Cocktails Room

Dimensions

Great Hall

1000

400

100/160

40

650

1000

40m x 30m

Mural Hall

200

-

-

120

300

600

47m x 38m

Senate Alcove

80

25

15/20

34

70

90

17m x 6m

House of Representatives Alcove

80

25

15/20

34

70

90

17m x 6m

Theatre & Theatre Foyer

288

-

-

-

-

150

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

Private Dining Room 1, 2 or 4(one only)

40

20

15/20

25

30

50

8.5m x 4.8m

Private Dining Rooms 3 or 5 (one only)

-

-

-

20

20

40

4.5m x 11.5m

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

80

30

20

30

60

80

17.9m x 6.2m

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

150

60

30

50

100

150

27.3m x 6.2m

Queen’s Terrace Café

-

-

-

60

90

150

43.1m x 10.8m

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Venue Namewar memorial Australian Hyatt Functions ANZAC Parade, Address line goes here and Catering Campbell ACT 2612 Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6248 8321 Telephone: 02 6243 4211 Email: email@email.com.au Fax: 02 6230 6357 Fax: 02 6243 4585 Web: www.webaddress.com.au Email: catering@hyatt.com.au Web: www.awm.gov.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 and historic items, authentic objects and great works of art depicting Australia’s military history? The Memorial’s ANZAC Hall offers a unique dining experience. For example the Over the front: the Great War in the air exhibition in ANZAC Hall is truly 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, the 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 for up to 190 people. 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 and 35 mm motion picture projection with full Dolby Sound and much more.

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Venue Highlights The Memorial’s outstanding galleries tell the stories of Australian servicemen and women in an engaging and uplifting way. The Conflicts 1945 to today galleries, the newly renovated Second World War galleries and the remodelled Hall of Valour ensure 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. Images 1. Award-winning venue and attraction 2. Dine among wartime relics 3. Global communication conference facility 4. 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 Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Standing Buffet

190

-

-

-

-

-

Courtyard Gallery

-

150

70

40

150

70

The Landing Place Café

-

180

90

-

120

72

The Terrace at the Memorial

-

200

100

-

-

-

ANZAC Hall External

-

1000

600

-

500

480 450

BAE Systems Theatre

ANZAC Hall Lower

4

56

Capacity Theatre

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

-


VenueHOUSE BOAT Name BY THE LAKE Grevillealine Address Park, goes Menindee here Drive, Barton ACT 2600 Toll Free: 0000 Telephone: 02 6273 000 000  5500  Telephone: Fax: 02 6273 02 5533 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Email: info@boathousebythelake.com.au email@email.com.au Web: www.webaddress.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.

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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.

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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. Images 1. Spectacular dining on the edge of the lake 2. Award-winning restaurant/venue with atmosphere plus 3. Awaiting the guests 4. Lake edge deck

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Convention Function Areas Area

4

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Walter’s Function Room

80

90

54

40

73

Westend Function Room

200

180

120

90

126

Area (m2)

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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GINGER CATERING Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6273 4366  Fax: 02 6273 4266 Email: events@gingercatering.com.au Web: 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 and Senate 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 5.30pm. Senate Courtyard Beautiful outdoor function area 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) Members’ Dining Room King’s Hall

58

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

Senate Chamber

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Kamberra Wine Company Venue Name Function Centre Address line goes here Cnr of Northbourne Avenue and Flemington Road, Lyneham ACT 2602 Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6262 2333  Fax: 02 6262 2300 Email: email@email.com.au Email: function@kamberra.com.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: www.kamberra.com.au

LOCATION Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre is conveniently located only ten minutes from the heart of Canberra in Lyneham, providing a scenic winery setting complete with a unique ambiance and rural charm. VENUE As a meeting destination, corporate retreat, or restful hideaway between presentations, the Kamberra Wine Company offers exceptional service and amenities to make your event a success. For all business meetings, conferences, trade displays or special events our comprehensive catering services will meet all your needs. The venue offers four spacious functions rooms as well as open air function space, ideal for events such as car shows or market days where thousands of visitors are expected. Rooms come complete with an open fireplace, built-in dance floor, full-length glass windows, covered verandas opening onto vineyards, rose gardens, a reflection pond. For something different consider a private dinner or cocktail event in the wine barrel room. Kamberra Wine Company also includes an outside catering company, Connoisseur Catering. Established in 1989, Connoisseur Catering caters for all types of events and at any location. Our qualified chefs create modern and diverse menus using only seasonal local produce. The two wine labels, Meeting Place and Kamberra wines, both produced onsite, compliment the menu perfectly. All conferences can be tailored to suit your specifications. Our experienced functions team is ready to assist you in organising all aspects of your event. TECHNICAL

❙❙ Projection screen, standard whiteboard, two flipcharts and markers ❙❙ Wireless internet connection ❙❙ Room setup – including pens, note pads, mints and water ❙❙ Natural lighting ❙❙ Space for outdoor team building events ❙❙ Free onsite parking ❙❙ Air Conditioning

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS ❙❙ Scenic winery setting just minutes from the CBD ❙❙ Unique function room set in the wine cellar ❙❙ Outdoor function facilities set in scenic gardens ❙❙ Onsite catering company

Convention Function Areas Area

Capactiy Banquet Reception Theatre Classroom Boardroom Dimensions (m)

Barrel Room (Opening Jan 2011) Devine Room

50

100

120

300

150

200

Federation Centre

30

60

Meeting Place

40

100

70

70

Area (m2)

6 x 12

72

40

20 x 12

232

30

5.8 x 14.5

84

40

6 x 16

120

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national gallery of australia National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2600 Australia Telephone: 02 6240 6711  Fax: 02 6240 6529 Email: events@nga.gov.au Web: www.nga.gov.au EXPERIENCE THE BIG PICTURE The creative alternative for your next event The National Gallery of Australia is the creative alternative for your next event. Offering a range of venues and services in the heart of Canberra, it is the perfect place for conferences, annual general meetings, workshops, presentations, product launches, corporate and private functions and more. The building is a stunning example of brutalist architecture and is surrounded by Australian native gardens designed to flower throughout the year. The ‘new look’ National Gallery of Australia, was launched in September 2010, including a new entrance, 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries, state-ofthe-art facilities and the spectacular Gandel Hall, a purpose-built, beautifully appointed conference and event space that has quickly become the pinnacle of Canberra’s desired event venues. GANDEL HALL The Gandel Hall is a majestic new multipurpose venue that is sure to make an impression on your guests. The hall is spacious, light-filled and exquisitely detailed with gold-leaf doors and red ironbark floors. It opens onto the new Australian Garden in which James Turrell’s monumental skyspace Within without offers guests an extraordinary experience of Canberra’s skies. The Australian Garden is also a great place to enjoy morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea catered exclusively by Ten and a Half. The Gandel Hall accommodates 350 seated guests or 900 guests for cocktails. The Gandel Hall can also be divided into three separate spaces. Each space accommodates 110 seated guests or 300 guests for cocktails. MEMBERS LOUNGE The exclusive Members Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the tranquil Lake Burley Griffin. The area is perfect for intimate cocktail receptions and dinners. The Members Lounge accommodates 80 seated guests or 100 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. LEVEL 1 ENTRY Located on the bridge level, this open space borders the Gallery’s collection displays, providing a perfect backdrop for receptions, cocktail parties and functions. The Level 1 Entry accommodates 300 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. GALLERY CAFE The Gallery Cafe makes a grand impression with its 10-metre-high ceilings and large windows overlooking the Sculpture Garden. This spectacular area creates a spacious and elegant atmosphere for cocktail receptions, formal dinners, functions and ceremonies. The Gallery Cafe accommodates 135 seated guests or 200 guests for cocktails and is available after 6.00 pm, seven days a week. JAMES O FAIRFAX THEATRE The James O Fairfax Theatre is perfect for lectures, seminars, presentations, movie screenings and acoustic concerts. It features comfortable tiered seating and quality acoustic design. The James O Fairfax accommodates 267 seated guests. SMALL THEATRE Located on the upper level, this theatre has a flat floor with multi-purpose furniture. The Small Theatre is great for seminars, presentations, workshops, tutorials and even cabaret-style performances. The Small Theatre accommodates 90 seated guests. AUDIO VISUAL A wide range of in-house audiovisual equipment is available on request. CATERING Catering is exclusively provided by Ten and a Half. Ten and a Half is uncompromising in its ambition to create and deliver events of excellence. With a service philosophy focused on detail combined with James Kidman’s cuisine, Ten and a Half will ensure your experience is individual and world-class. Area

Capacity Cocktail

Banquet

Theatre

Cabaret

U-shape

Classroom

Gandel Hall

60

one room

300

110

150

80

50

60

two rooms

600

220

300

160

100

120

three rooms

240

150

180

900

350

350

James O Fairfax Theatre

-

-

267

-

Small theatre

-

-

90

-


national museum of australia Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6208 5191  Fax: 02 6208 5148 Email: bookings@nma.gov.au Web: www.nma.gov.au

Location The National Museum of Australia is situated in the beautiful surrounds of Acton Peninsula, just three minutes 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 facilities. Venue Versatile and dynamic, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra makes an ideal setting for themed dinners, product launches, 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 800 guests for cocktail functions or 500 guests for seated functions. A special bonus for function organisers is the Hall’s large projection screen which can receive tele-visual 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 300 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. Technical Multimedia facilities include: ❙❙ broadcast-quality fibre optics allowing broadcast to anywhere in the world ❙❙ built-in high quality Optawave screen (4x3m) ❙❙ video conferencing facilities ❙❙ hearing loop facilities. Venue highlights Guided tours and special exhibition viewing Tours of the Museum’s galleries and special exhibition openings can be incorporated before, during and 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)

The Hall

800

800

500

704

2.4–14

Peninsula Room

250

350

220

400

2.7

Visions Theatre

177

120

5.25

750

350

5 000

Garden Of Australian Dreams

61


National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Café & Catering

King Edward Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6102 7010  Fax: 02 6102 7001 Email: fiona.thomas@npg.gov.au Web: portrait.gov.au

Location The multi-award winning National Portrait Gallery is situated in the Parliamentary Precinct on King Edward Terrace, adjacent to the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. Venues We can tailor your dinner or cocktail party, conference or forum, to include one or more of our spaces, guaranteeing variety, grandeur or intimacy. Gordon Darling Hall never fails to impress, with its soaring ceiling and natural light. Included in the Hall is the Entrance Forecourt, an ideal all-weather venue for pre dinner drinks. Terrace Room opens onto a north facing, outdoor heated terrace and leads into the Gordon Darling Hall, offering variety depending on your needs. It’s naturally lit and can be divided into two smaller rooms that can be hired individually. Liangis Theatre will seat up to 110 and has a break out space ideal for additional catering. All conference venue hire includes internet access, dressed registration table, presenters table, lectern, flip chart with butchers paper and markers, electronic white board, cordless or table or lectern microphone, laser pointer, projector with laptop and screen. We offer 150 underground parking spaces, free of charge, security during your event and, of course, exclusive use of our Gallery for all after hours events. Catering Using a wide selection of local Canberra ingredients, Portrait Catering menus are contemporary and reflect the freshness of the season.  Our service is personal and professional. We will work with you to tailor and create a specific menu to suit your requirements.  We believe that this great venue, coupled with exceptional service and an exquisite menu, will create not only a unique Canberra experience for your guests but will definitely make your event the event to remember. Venue Highlights The National Portrait Gallery’s greatest point of difference is that we are able to offer exclusive after-hours viewings of our galleries, something very few of your delegates will have experienced and a very unique selling point. We can also provide guided tours tailored to the specific interests of your delegates.  As a boutique venue, we guarantee personal service from enquiry to the end of your event. Images 1. National Portrait Gallery Entrance Forecourt at dusk 2. Food by Portrait Café and Catering 3. Ian Potter Gallery 4. Gordon Darling Hall 5. Food by Portrait Café and Catering

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Venue name Birrigai at Tidbinbilla here Paddy’s River Address line goes Roadhere Tharwa ACT 2620 Telephone: (02) 02 0000 62050000  6748  Fax: Fax: 00 (02)0000 62070000 1030 Email: email@email.com.au birrigai@tidbinbilla.com.au Web: Website: www.webaddress.com.au www.tidbinbilla.com.au

Significance Birrigai at 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 at Tidbinbilla nestles in the foothills of the Australian Alps. An abundance of native wildlife calls this place home. Facilities Birrigai at 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 Tidbinbilla Sanctuary. Make your event different – join us at Birrigai.

Convention Function Areas Room Conference Room

Venuediscovery csiro name here Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain ACT 2601 Address line goes here GPO Box 1600, Canberra ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6246 4604  Fax: 02 6246 4600 Email: email@email.com.au Email: terese.falconer@csiro.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: www.csiro.au/discovery

Capacity Main room seats 25; adjacent breakout room seats up to 20. Has adjacent kitchenette for catering purposes.

Theatrette

Seats up to 60 people on carpeted terraces.

Hall Learning Centre Dining Room

Up to 200 people.

AV & facilities Interactive White Board, whiteboard, TV, DVD Has DVD, HDTV and Smartboard facilities onto a wall screen. Portable sound and video available. Portable sound and video available. Functions as additional break-out space. DVD, HDTV facilities.

Up to 35 people. Up to 120 people per sitting.

LOCATION The Discovery Centre is situated at CSIRO Black Mountain Laboratories near the centre of Canberra. It adjoins natural bushland and is a short walk from The Australian National University and the Australian National Botanic Gardens. VENUE Set amongst working research laboratories, the Discovery Centre was designed to promote links between CSIRO and industry. Optus Lecture Theatre: This modern facility has tiered seating for 170 with surround sound and stage lighting. Industry Link Room: A large L-shaped, multi-purpose gallery space suitable for meetings, functions and exhibitions. Sponsorship Boardroom: Suitable for a meeting with a maximum of 20 people. Atrium: Suitable for after-hours cocktails for up to 170. Discovery Exhibition: Suitable for networking cocktails for up to 170 amongst the science exhibits. TECHNICAL A full range of in-house audio-visual equipment is available such as a data projector, electronic whiteboard and wireless microphones. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS Central to this unique complex is the spectacular atrium with its tropical garden and café. On the lower level is the Discovery Exhibition, an award-winning public attraction showcasing CSIRO science and technology achievements.

Area

Capacity Theatre

Cocktails Banquet Classroom Boardroom U-Shape n/a

Dimensions Area Height (m) (m2) 420 3

Optus Lecture Theatre

170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Industry Link Room

n/a

100

60

30

20

20

80

3

Sponsorship Boardroom

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

n/a

10

2.5

Café

n/a

170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

80

3

Atrium

n/a

170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

96

n/a

Discovery Exhibition

n/a

170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1100

n/a

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king o’malley’s irish pub 131 City Walk, Civic ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6257 0111  Fax: 02 6257 4188 Email: marketing@kingomalleys.com.au Web: www.kingomalleys.com.au

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

National Film and Sound Venue name here Archive of Australia AddressCct, lineActon, goes here McCoy ACT 2601 Telephone: 0000 0000  002024 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6248 2123  Fax:Fax: 6248 Email: email@email.com.au Email: enquiries@nfsa.gov.au Web: Web: www.webaddress.com.au www.nfsa.gov.au

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

Location Nestled between the Canberra CBD and the Australian National University in ACT, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is at home in the heritage listed art deco building. The picturesque courtyard is perfect for evening cocktails while guests browse through the NFSA’s exhibition gallery inside. Venue Highlights The NFSA’s Arc cinema is a 250 seat state-of-the-art venue capable of screening film in all formats including digital, commercial film and archival media. Complete with Dolby sound system and hearing loop, Arc is the perfect venue for your keynote address, lecture or after conference film night. Our art deco Theatrette is perfect for smaller gatherings requiring a more intimate feel. Our on-site preferred cater can work with you to develop a menu to complement your conference or event theme. Technical Due to the nature of our facilities, the NFSA will include a technical expert in the hire cost and this will be adjusted according to your needs.

Area

64

Capacity Theatre

Board

U Shape

Dining

Arc cinema

248 + 2 wheelchair spaces

Cocktail –

Theatrette

124

Meeting room

20

20

20

40

Courtyard

250

Exhibition gallery

150


All Bar Nun

Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)

Canberra Glassworks

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium

Casino Canberra

Cockington Green Gardens

Shop 1, O’Connor Shops Macpherson Street O’Connor ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6257 9191 Fax: 02 6257 9190 daniel.gaul@bigpond.com.au www.allbarnun.com.au

All Bar Nun is considered one of Canberra’s most popular bars, providing a large range of international and domestic beers and a quality food menu within an exciting and friendly atmosphere. The venue offers internet access and can cater for on-site functions and corporate entertainment. Come in and enjoy one of Canberra’s finest establishments!

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

The Historical Railway Society preserves and operates railway locomotives and carriages. Our regular activities include restaurant and diner dance trains to local regional destinations. The society also caters for special charter groups and has a range of special vehicles to cater for your group’s needs.

11 Wentworth Ave Kingston ACT 2604 Telephone: 02 6260 7005 Fax: 02 6260 7509 ann.jakle@canberraglassworks.com www.canberraglassworks.com

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

Scrivener Dam Lady Denman Drive Yarralumla ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6287 8423 Fax: 02 6287 8403 davidblogg@nationalzoo.com.au www.nationalzoo.com.au

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

21 Binara St Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6257 7074 Fax: 02 6257 7079 bree.simper@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 Telephone: 02 6230 2273 Fax: 02 6230 2490 functions@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.

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Federal Golf Club

Gooromon Park Homestead

Hoyts Corporation

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

Red Hill Lookout Rd Red Hill ACT 2603 Telephone: 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 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 Telephone: 02 6230 2349 cafe@homesteadcafe.com.au www.homesteadcafe.com.au

The Homestead Cafe and The Brindabella Function Centre are located on the idyllic rural grounds of Gooromon Park, 20 minutes from Canberra city, with extensive views over Canberra and the Brindabella Mountains. The restaurant serves local wines and modern Australian cuisine by Robyn Cooper. Several rooms are available for small meetings and functions up to 80 people.

Level 5 187 Thomas Street Sydney Nsw 2000 Telephone: 02 8071 6197 rdrill@hoyts.com.au www.hoyts.com.au

Hoyts Woden, just 10 minutes from the city, has 8 auditoriums accommodating 140 to 325 guests in comfortable tiered seating. Hoyts Woden offers state-of-the-art digital projectors, surround sound and onsite technical support. Professional catering and dedicated hospitality areas for pre and post functions are available to suit any budget.

18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6270 8222 Fax: 02 6270 8111 barbra.wilson@moadoph.gov.au www.moadoph.gov.au

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House celebrates Australian democracy in one of Australia’s most loved buildings. It is the rare combination of place and content that makes this Museum a unique venue for any event. The museum offers a range of interactive exhibitions, tours, events and school programs. Please address enquiries to Ginger Catering.

Cnr Alinga St & West Row Canberra City ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6230 4752 Fax: 02 6230 4753 oreillys@iimetro.com.au www.pjoreillys.com.au

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

Brown Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Telephone: 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.

P.J. O’Reilly’s

Queanbeyan Golf Club

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Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre

Royal Australian Mint

The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Catering

The Lobby

King Edwards Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6270 2800 Fax: 02 6260 1751 mcanning@questacon.edu.au www.questacon.edu.au

Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre, aims to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community in a fun, interactive and relevant way, with live shows, interactive exhibitions and special events. Volunteer explainers are on hand to help you make the most of your experience.

Denison Street Deakin ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6202 6999 Fax: 02 6202 6953 info@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

National Capital Exhibition Building Barrine Drive Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6230 7234 Fax: 02 6230 7912 pip.danaher@artisticfood.com.au www.thedeckatregattapoint.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.

King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6273 1563 Fax: 02 6273 2627 www.thelobby.com.au info@thelobby.com.au

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

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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

Administration (allow 12–18 months)

Social Programs and Touring (allow 6–9 months)

❙❙ Establish a computerised mailing list and

❙❙ Develop touring program including

❙❙ Design and distribute a registration

❙❙ Investigate professional assistance

❙❙ Set up sub-committees and recruit

❙❙ Coordinate touring transport, guides

registration database brochure

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

in handling touring program 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

❙❙ Negotiate and book room blocks

Post-Event

Promotion (allow 3–6 months)

❙❙ Prepare final costs and budget report

❙❙ 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

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itineraries and events

❙❙ 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


VENUES AND ACCOMMODATION


Venues and Accommodation

Contents Abode – The Apartment Hotel  All Bar Nun  ARIA Hotel Canberra  Australian Institute Of Sport  Australian Leadership Innovation Centre / Yellow Edge  Australian National University  Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)  Australian War Memorial  Belconnen Premier Inn  Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments  Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve  Boat House By The Lake  Burgmann College  Canberra Airport  Canberra Business Event Centre  Canberra Glassworks  Canberra Institute of Technology  Canberra Rex Hotel  Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong  Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden  Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club  Canberra Stadium  Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium  Capital Executive Apartment Hotel  Casino Canberra  Coachhouse Marina Resort  Cockington Green Gardens  Country Comfort Greenway  Crowne Plaza Canberra  CSIRO Discovery  Diamant Hotel Canberra  Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne  Eastlake  Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC  Federal Golf Club  Forrest Hotel and Apartments  Gooromon Park Homestead  Griffin Hotel, Canberra  Hellenic Club  Hotel Heritage  Hotel Kurrajong  Hotel Realm  Hoyts Corporation 

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Hyatt Hotel Canberra  Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre  King O’Malleys Irish Pub  Mantra on Northbourne  Manuka Oval  Marque Hotel Canberra  Master Builders Association ACT  Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort  Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House  National Convention Centre  National Film and Sound Archives  National Gallery of Australia  National Museum of Australia  National Portrait Gallery  Novotel Canberra  Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort  Olims Hotel Canberra  Parklands Apartments  Parliament House  Pavilion on Northbourne  PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub  Q Performing Arts Centre Quality Hotel Dickson  Quality Hotel Woden  Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne  Queanbeyan Conference Centre  Queanbeyan Golf Club  Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre  Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre  Royal Australian Mint  Rydges Capital Hill  Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort  Rydges Lakeside Canberra  The Brassey of Canberra  The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Catering  The Lobby  Thredbo Alpine Hotel  Tigers Club  UC Events (University of Canberra)  University House  University of Canberra Village (Campus Summer Stays)  Wizard Corporate Training 

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Venue Aria Hotel NameCanberra 45 Dooring Address lineSt, goes Dickson here ACT 2602 Toll Free: 0000 Telephone: 02 6279 000 000  7000  Telephone: Fax: 02 6279 02 7299 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Email: email@email.com.au reservations@ariahotel.com.au Web: www.ariahotel.com.au www.webaddress.com.au

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

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

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

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Pavilion on Northbourne 242 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6247 6888  Fax: 02 6248 7866 Email: reservations@pavilioncanberra.com Web: 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 and Dry Cleaning Services ❙❙ 24hr Reception and Room service ❙❙ Free off street car parking ❙❙ Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport ❙❙ Free in-house movie channels ❙❙ Bar refrigerator ❙❙ Thermostatically control air-conditioning ❙❙ Ensuites with Shower over baths ❙❙ Wireless Broadband Internet ❙❙ Direct Dial telephones

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

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

Cocktail

Banquet

Classroom

Cabaret

Ushape

Four seasons

220

250

190

130

120

45

Forest

70

100

70

30

45

30

Boardroom

20

12

Cafe Glasshouse

120

80

Atrium

200

100

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Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne 100 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6262 6266  Fax: 02 6203 8444 Email: functions@cliftonsuites.com.au Web: www.cliftonsuites.com.au

How Suite It is! Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne – Winner AHA Awards for Excellence 2007–2010 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 an outdoor area ❙❙ Business Centre ❙❙ 24hr Reception and Room Service ❙❙ Fully equipped kitchen & laundry in every suite ❙❙ Separate dining and lounge areas ❙❙ In slab floor heating in all bathrooms ❙❙ Large balconies off every suite ❙❙ Expansive views of City, Telstra Tower and the Brindabella Mountains ❙❙ FOXTEL & On Demand Movies ❙❙ Wireless & High Speed Wired Broadband Internet ❙❙ FREE secure underground car parking ❙❙ Complimentary shuttle to City, Parliamentary Triangle and Airport

Technical Quality 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 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments available) ❙❙ Walking distance to heart of City ❙❙ Complimentary Shuttle Bus

Convention Function Areas Area

72

Capacity

Dimensions Area (m2)

Classroom

Banquet

Boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

Brindabella & Griffin Rooms

56

90

100

45

165

Brindabella

45

50

32

70

30

101

Griffin

10

30

16

30

15

63

Walter & York Rooms

20

70

70

21

155

Walter

25

50

22

45

18

85

York

24

50

20

40

25

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Rydges Lakeside Canberra London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2601 Toll Free: 1800 026 169  Telephone: 02 6247 6244  Fax: 02 6257 3071 Email: functions_canberra@rydges.com Web: 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 Italian Steakhouse, high end Italian Grill rivalling Australia’s best

restaurants

❙❙ Eureka Exhibition Centre, 440m2 of versatile exhibition space ❙❙ Skyline Receptions, iconic 15th floor location with views of Lake Burley Griffin

and the City

All this under one roof: ❙❙ 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 and 24 hour reception and

room service

TECHNICAL Best Price Audio Visual – Rydges Lakeside is leading the conferencing market into the next generation by offering great value audio visual pricing, with a promise to match any comparable quote VENUE HIGHLIGHTS ❙❙ One stop conference venue with a range of conference, banquet and exhibition options under one roof ❙❙ E xtensive 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 Theatre Cocktails Banquet Classroom Cabaret U-shape Boardroom

Dimensions Area Height (m) (m2) 830 3.48

Great Lakes

1500

1200

800

450

800

-

-

Eureka

600

500

300

210

300

-

-

440

2.80

Skyline

150

200

140

50

140

40

45

112

2.80

415

3.48

50

247

3.48

Superior

600

500

300

210

300

70

Michigan

280

275

150

110

150

50

Huron

160

180

100

80

100

40

40

167

3.48

Hakone

45

50

30

18

30

20

24

58

3.36

Nyanza

40

50

30

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

Geneva

40

50

30

18

30

20

22

48

3.36

Titicaca

30

35

20

12

20

16

18

42

3.36

Nyanza/Geneva

80

100

60

30

60

32

34

96

3.36

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Venue Name RYDGES CAPITAL HILL Corner ofline Address Canberra goes here Avenue & National Cct, Forrest Suite ACT 2603 Toll Free: 0000 Telephone: 02 6295 000 000  3144  Telephone: Fax: 02 6295 02 3377 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Email: email@email.com.au functions_capitalhill@rydges.com Web: www.rydges.com/capitalhill www.webaddress.com.au

Location Centrally located within the parliamentary triangle and just a short stroll from the vibrant Kingston and Manuka shopping and dining district. 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  ydges Capital Hill features 186 guest rooms, within this selection are a large R 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 ❙❙ Enchanting indoor Atrium ❙❙ Decadent High Tea every Sunday ❙❙ With so many different spaces to choose from, whether it be beneath the stars on our large outdoor terrace, or one of our event spaces that holds from 10 to 250 guests.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre Cabaret U Shape Boardroom Classroom Banquet Cocktail 180

100

74

150

200

Forrest Room 1

50

32

26

40

24

40

50

60

Forrest Room 2

100

48

35

40

36

60

100

120

Forrest Room 3

35

16

23

28

12

20

40

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

120

130

Fig Tree Café

74

Area (m2)

Forrest Suite

180


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  ax: 02 6241 3691 reservations_eaglehawk@rydges.com www.rydges.com/eaglehawk LOCATION Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort is set amongst 30 acres of landscaped gardens and Australian bushland. 15 minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from Canberra Airport. Rydges Eagle Hawk challenges you to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the alternative they have on offer. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve by escaping to this one-of-a-kind venue and utilising its stimulating bushland environment. No distractions and a full range of facilities on site provide more quality time to achieve the desired results of your conference. VENUE Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort is the perfect venue for all your conferencing needs. With seven versatile conference rooms and 151 accommodation rooms, we have everything you need to make your conference a success. Ideal for residential conferences, the resort provides extensive conference facilities with The Peregrine Suite comfortably seating up to 300 (Theatre style) delegates, which can also be divided into three meeting rooms with soundproof walls and natural light. Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort can cater for a wide range of conferences. Whether it be a large residential conference, or a small day meet, the Resort is as versatile as the occasion demands. ❙❙ 7 Conference rooms ❙❙ Natural light in all rooms ❙❙ Drive in vehicle access ❙❙ Capacity for outdoor display area’s ❙❙ Wireless Broadband access ❙❙ Business centre ❙❙ 100 acre property for team building activities ❙❙ Courtesy shuttle to pick up or drop off delegates ❙❙ Audio visual equipment is available to suit specific needs and budgets

ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort has 151 accommodation rooms. All rooms are within easy walking distance to the main building and provide options to suit all requirements. ❙❙ Outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, spa and tennis courts. ❙❙ Restaurant, Bar and Alfresco Pizza Bar ❙❙ 24 Hour Reception ❙❙ Dry Cleaning Service ❙❙ Mini Bar ❙❙ In-house movie system ❙❙ Foxtel ❙❙ Air conditioning and heating ❙❙ Complimentary Parking ❙❙ Internet Access

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Classroom

Banquet

Boardroom Theatre U-Shape Area (m2)

Boardroom 1

12

20

12

24

12

28

2.7

Boardroom 2

12

20

12

24

12

28

2.7

Height (m)

Eaglet Suite

30

40

20

40

20

60

2.5

Falcon Suite

40

60

30

60

30

94

2.7

Hospitality Suite Kestrel Suite

-

-

12

-

-

70

2.5

50

80

30

80

28

80

2.7

Merlin Suite

40

70

40

80

40

90

2.5

Osprey Suite

100

100

50

160

60

154

2.7

Peregrine Suite

220

300

-

360

-

1120

2.7

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CANBERRA SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB Venue Name EVENTS CENTRE 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden ACT 2606 Telephone: 02 6283 7200  Fax: 02 6282 1553 Email: events@cscc.com.au Web: 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, state-of-the-art technology and award winning catering, the newly appointed, purpose-built Events Centre boasts the perfect ingredients for a memorable and successful event. Multi-use rooms with operable walls can be arranged into a number of configurations suitable for any style of event, from a business breakfast to product launch to conference with break out spaces, or can be transformed to a ball room for gala events. The venue also features a range of quality restaurants, cafes, lounge areas and bars. In addition to the impressive facilities of the Events Centre, the Canberra Southern Cross Club is also able to draw on the many dining options and experiences available at their venues located throughout Canberra. Delegates can board the MV Southern Cross and enjoy cocktails and canapés as they cruise Lake Burley Griffin, or sit down to an elegant dinner in a marquee on the lawns of the Southern Cross Yacht Club. Or delegates can try their hand at pitch and putt or bare foot lawn bowls followed by a gourmet BBQ. With a unique range of venue choices, superior facilities and experienced event managers, the Southern Cross Events Centre can create a remarkable corporate event, regardless of size or budget. Technical The newly built Events Centre is equipped with the latest in audio visual technology including Wi-Fi, PA systems, large drop down motorised screens, video and data projectors, stage lights and floor and stage boxes. Every room configuration has access to video, audio and data inputs and all equipment is backed by in-house technical partners, Elite Sound and Lighting, Canberra’s leading audio-visual production suppliers. Venue Highlights

❙❙ A world class Events Centre with a capacity for 1000 delegates. ❙❙ On-site restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes. ❙❙ Access to a unique range of off-site dining options and experiences. ❙❙ State-of-the-art technology and on-site technical support. ❙❙ Award winning catering and a large 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

76

Capacity Theatre

Banquet

Cabaret

Cocktail

Corinna Room

1000

750

600

1000

Corinna Room 1

550

360

340

550

Corinna Room 2

280

160

140

300 70

Corinna Room 3

70

50

50

Corinna Room 4

25

20

-

35

Top of the Cross

400

300

220

400

Orion Room

100

100

60

120

Private Dining Room

60

50

40

60


Canberra Southern Venue name here cross Yacht club Address line goes here “Lotus Bay” Mariner Place Yarralumla ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6273 1784  Fax: 02 6273 2984 Email: email@email.com.au Email: functions.yacht@cscc.com.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: www.cscc.com.au

LOCATION Situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin with amazing water views, the Southern Cross Yacht Club is only minutes from the City CBD. Offering three unique venue options for your Canberra event, the Yacht Club is also home to the multi award winning Lotus Bay Restaurant. VENUE The magical ambience of the Lakeside Marquee is the perfect backdrop for any event. Situated only metres from the edge of the lake the two glass walls offer unimpeded views of the water and landscaped surrounds. Your guests will enjoy superior comfort thanks to the evaporative air conditioning, gas ducted heating and a solid polished wooden floor. The marquee also includes a full service bar, and the option for plated, buffet or cocktail style catering. The perfect venue to impress your guests the MV Southern Cross features fully enclosed, air- conditioned dining or outer decks for al fresco cruising and amazing views of Canberra’s top attractions including the War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Carillon, National Library, High Court and National Gallery. For a more intimate venue, the Lotus Room features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, an in-house music system and PA and has a seating capacity of 45 — perfect for smaller formal dining occasions. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

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

Area

Capacity Cocktail

Banquet

Lakeside Marquee

140

100

Lotus Room

60

50

MV Southern Cross

90

75

Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong

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

Cnr Holwell & Pitman Streets Tuggeranong ACT 2900 Telephone: 02 6293 7200  Fax: 02 6293 3299 Email: functions.tuggeranong@cscc.com.au Web: www.cscc.com.au

VENUE With a choice of two elegantly appointed rooms, the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong can help you plan the perfect event or conference for up to 250 people. The spacious and versatile balcony, which is accessible from the function rooms, provides a great conference breakout area. It also allows for more informal occasions such as BBQ’s or pre or post event drinks and canapés. All the function rooms are located on the second floor of the Club in a layout that ensures the privacy of the function holder and their guests. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS ❙❙ On site restaurants, bars and lounge. ❙❙ Access to a unique range of off-site dining options and experiences. ❙❙ Award winning catering and a range of function packages. ❙❙ Walking distance to 100 room hotel. ❙❙ Free undercover parking.

Area

Capacity Cocktail

Banquet

Theatre Style

U-Shape

Boardroom

Formal Dining Room

120

100

120

30

36

Centauri Room

75

80

100

24

28

Function Hall (combined rooms)

250

230

250

54

64

77


Venue Name ABODE – THE apartment hotel Corner ofline Address Gribble goes Street here and Anthony Rolfe Drive, Gungahlin ACT 2912 Toll Free: 0000 Telephone: 1300 000 1 ABODE 000  Telephone: (22633) 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Email: email@email.com.au stay@abodehotels.com.au Web: www.abodehotels.com.au www.webaddress.com.au

Location Abode The Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of Gungahlin in Canberra’s north. The hotel is a quick drive from Exhibition Park, Belconnen Town Centre, Canberra CBD, the city’s major attractions, and Canberra International Airport. Thanks to Abode’s Gungahlin location, the hotel is able to offer 4 star accommodation at extremely competitive rates whilst remaining close to all of Canberra’s business hubs. Venue Abode The Apartment Hotel is a unique and cutting edge concept in quality accommodation. As Gungahlin’s only hotel, it offers 61 brand new stylish, self-contained apartments. The hotel has been designed from the ground up as a self-service hotel, perfect for business travellers who don’t want to pay for services and amenities they don’t use. Yet, self-service doesn’t mean going without. Guests will find all the facilities and services they need including Wi-Fi internet, 24/7 self-check-in and checkout, free parking, plus on-site restaurant. Proximity to the Gungahlin Town Centre ensures that any additional services are not far away. All rooms feature balconies, kitchenettes, LCD televisions and king size beds. Abode’s apartment-style design ensures rooms are modern, comfortable and exceed expectations. Bookings Bookings are available via www.abodehotels.com.au or by emailing stay@abodehotels.com.au Book early for best available rates. Guest Facilities

❙❙ Wireless internet ❙❙ 24 hour self-check-in/check-out facility ❙❙ Ensuite, kitchenette and balcony in every room ❙❙ King size beds ❙❙ On-site licensed restaurant ❙❙ Meal vending machine ❙❙ Non-smoking establishment

Venue Highlights ❙❙ Extremely competitive rates ❙❙ Gungahlin’s only hotel ❙❙ On-site licensed restaurant ❙❙ Easy walk to the Gungahlin Marketplace ❙❙ 5 minutes to Exhibition Park ❙❙ 10 minutes to Belconnen Town Centre ❙❙ 15 minutes to Canberra CBD ❙❙ Ample free parking for patrons and their guests

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Canberra Airport 2 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6275 2285  Fax: 02 6275 2212 Email: functions@canberraairport.com.au Web: 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 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.

Area

Capacity Boardroom Classroom Cocktail Banquet Square Theatre U-Shape

Brindabella Business Park –

145

Bendora Room Bendora & Googong Rooms combined Googong Room

Alastair Swayn Theatre

14

12

21

12

18

15

12

26

26

80

36

40

46

36

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 Poplar Room

14

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

79


Belconnen Premier Inn 110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT 2617 Telephone: 02 6253 3633  Fax: 02 6253 3688 Email: functions@belconnenpremierinn.com Web: 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 such as Australian bureau of statistics and Department of Immigration, shops, cinemas, restaurants and the business district of Belconnen. Accommodation Built in 1999 and rated four stars, this 75 room hotel offers a versatile selection of rooms, suites and 2 bed apartments that are all tailored with the business guest in mind. Hotel facilities include Benjamin’s Restaurant and Bar, Business centre, Three Function Areas and a Cardio Workout Room. Come for work but stay for the hospitality. Conference Facilities Belconnen Premier Inn hosts five private conference or breakout rooms able to cater for 10 to 110 people in a banquet setting. All rooms overlook the trees of Benjamin Way through floor to ceiling glass windows and are equipped with complimentary broadband, climate controlled air-conditioning, three levels of lighting and the flexibility of dedicated service staff. Venue Highlights With a theme of natural light flowing throughout the property, versatile and flexible facilities and staff, Belconnen Premier Inn offers a refreshing alternative for your next business event.

Convention Function Areas Area

The parkland apartment hotels 6 Hawdon Place, Dickson ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6262 7000  Fax: 02 6262 6000 Email: gm@theparklands.com.au Web: www.theparklands.com.au

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

U-Shape

Caberet

Area(m2)

Oak Room

110

150

110

80

40

80

190

Oak Room One

50

60

40

40

25

40

95

Boardroom Suite

10

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. Download a conference package from our website.

Convention Function Areas Area

80

Capacity

Dimensions Area (m2)

Theatre

Classroom

U–Shape

Cabaret

Skylight & Dickson

80

50

40

60

Skylight room

50

25

25

30

100

Dickson room

30

20

20

30

75

Board room

15

10

10

0

35

Break out rooms (4)

15

10

10

0

35


CANBERRA REX HOTEL 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612 Telephone: 02 6248 5311  Fax: 02 6248 8357 Email: bse@canberrarexhotel.com.au Web: www.canberrarexhotel.com.au

Location

❙❙ Canberra Rex Hotel is located on Northbourne Avenue, just 1km north of the

City Centre.

❙❙ Situated in an ideal location, Canberra Rex Hotel is minutes away from

key national attractions, including, the Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Floriade and the Parliamentary Triangle, as well as award winning restaurants.

Meet ❙❙ Canberra Rex Hotel boasts a spectacular range of conference venues, and with the development of innovative and exciting state-of-the-art conference facilities due to commence in December 2010 and due for completion by mid 2011, Canberra Rex Hotel is the ideal venue to hold your next event. ❙❙ The Great Room* has a seating capacity of 520 delegates, theatre style, or 360 delegates for a stylish seated dinner. The Great Room can be divided in to 5 functional spaces, all with state-of-the-art audio visual. ❙❙ The Grand Ballroom has a seating capacity of 260 delegates, theatre style, or 220 delegates for a stylish seated dinner. The Grand Ballroom can be divided in to 2 functional spaces, both with natural light, access to a private bar, entrance and foyer. ❙❙ The Boardroom has a seating capacity of 15 delegates and is ideal for intimate board meetings. ❙❙ Relax with the knowledge that our experienced events team is committed to providing clients with first class service, going beyond expectations to ensure that your event is a success. * Due to be completed mid 2011

Technical Facilities

❙❙ A full range of audio visual is available and a package can be tailored to meet

your specific requirements.

Stay ❙❙ Canberra Rex Hotel has 157 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms. ❙❙ All accommodation rates include complimentary on-site parking and a full hot buffet breakfast. ❙❙ A la carte restaurant and licensed bar on-site. Venue Highlights ❙❙ Great Room with a seating capacity of 520 delegates ❙❙ 10 flexible function spaces ❙❙ Ability to tailor an event package to suit varying requirements ❙❙ 157 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms ❙❙ 24 hour reception ❙❙ Complimentary on-site parking

Convention Function Areas Ballrooms

Capacity

Area Dimensions Area (m2) Height (m)

Banquet

Cocktail

Cabaret

Classroom

Theatre

Room 1

90 

160

72

51

130

164

4.5

Room 2

90

160

72

51

120

163

4.5

Room 1 & 2

180

320

144

102

250

327

4.5

Room 4

50

75

36

36

54

79

4.5

Room 5

54

80

36

36

54

80

4.5

Room 4 & 5

100

150

72

70

110

159

4.5

Great Room

360

590

216

174

520 

597

4.5

Ballroom

160

270

108

90

180

274

3.5

Conference Room

70

130

36

36

90

13 

3.5

Grand Ballroom

220

400

144

126

266

404

3.5

Theatre

Area (m2)

Boardrooms

Capacity Boardroom Classroom

Area Dimensions Height (m)

Ainslie Room

15

Room 3

16

25

38

4.5

81


CANBERRA STADIUM Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Telephone: 02 6256 6700  Fax: 02 6253 2085 Email: info@canberrastadium.com Web: 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

Capacity Banquet

Theatre

U-Shape

Boardroom

Corporate Suite

12

16

12

Cocktails 20

Long room

50

70

20

30

70

Rugby Lounge

50

70

20

30

70

Club Stadium

90

55

200

East Lounge

130

150

70

312

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

420

250

Upon request

Upon request

876

220

100

Upon request

Upon request

300

280

200

Upon request

Upon request

450

Evening and Weekend Functions

Manuka Oval Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603 Telephone: 02 6239 4402  Fax: 02 6239 5258 Email: info@manukaoval.com.au Web: www.manukaoval.com.au

Canberra Stadium Staff Member

$50.00 per hour

Security Guard

$50.00 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 offsite 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

82

Capacity Theatre

Boardroom

Banquet

Cocktail

Bradman Room

300

60

260

400

Executive Boardroom

40

16

40

40


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  Telephone: 02 6243 8333  Fax: 02 6248 8011 Email: mail@ceahotel.com.au Web: www.ceahotel.com.au

Location Situated on Canberra’s main avenue, Northbourne Avenue, the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel is a pleasant 10 minute stroll to the CBD and just five minutes by car to most of Canberra’s major attractions such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle. It is also just 10 minutes to the airport with public transport available at the hotel’s doorstep. The hotel also offers free undercover security parking. Venue and Accommodation Ideal for small conferences and workshops, the hotel’s conference room can accommodate up to 80 delegates. A number of breakout rooms are also available. The NRMA has rated the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel as a 4 star establishment as it offers top quality accommodation at reasonable and competitive rates either overnight, short or long term. The hotel boasts a spacious atrium with 83 rooms on three levels with one floor being exclusively non-smoking. Studio, One-Bedroom and Family apartments are available. All rooms include airconditioning, heating, kitchenettes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, mini bar, television (with free in-house movies and Foxtel BBC news and sports 1 & 2), radio and alarm. Rooms are available with a combination of Queen, Single and Sofa beds. Cots are available on request. The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel features 24 hour check-in with guest laundry, gymnasium, sauna and spa pool. The fully licensed and award winning ‘Haig’ Italian Restaurant is on the ground floor offering superb cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. It features the luxury of an indoor or outdoor dining area, overlooking Canberra’s oldest park. Technical A full range of in-house audio visual equipment including television and video, electronic whiteboard, overhead projector and Kodak Carousel projectors are available on site. Venue Highlights Enjoy the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel’s magnificent, three storey atrium – perfect for pre-conference functions as well as a superb banqueting area. Each floor features a quiet and intimate lounge area with plush leather settees. The hotel also has a Corporate Club with many benefits to frequent visitors. We regularly offer specially priced and tailored packages such as ‘Cuddle ‘n’ Bubble’ weekends, balloon flights, golf packages and National Gallery Exhibition packages. Images 1. Apartment style hotel with 83 rooms 2. Foyer 3. New Atrium 4. Dine Italian overlooking Canberra’s oldest park

Convention Function Areas Area Conference room

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Height (m)

40

140

60

40

30

9

83


Crowne Plaza Canberra 1 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6247 8999  Fax: 02 6257 3182 Email: meetings@crowneplazacanberra.com.au Web: 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 2010 AHA ACT Award for Best Environmental Practice) is the largest hotel in the region, boasting 295 guest rooms. The rooms include king size beds, 32 inch LCD TV, chaise lounges, room service tables and large work areas with ergonomic chairs. Hotel facilities include Redsalt Restaurant, Atrium Lounge, Binara one lounge bar, Pro-Fit Health Club with sauna and outdoor pool, 24 hour business centre, broadband in all guest rooms, premium and suite rooms, wireless connectivity in public areas, and secure undercover car parking. Redsalt Restaurant has a variety of options available with an extensive a la carte menu. On Friday and Saturday nights Redsalt holds its famous seafood buffet with South Coast oysters, prawns, 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 is the ideal place for those who want to meet and catch-up over a few drinks and a small bite to eat. Binara one offers a selection of local Canberra wines, imported beers and an extensive cocktail list. It also caters for small events to larger gatherings of up to 100 people. Technical In-house technical and creative suppliers, Staging Connections, customise their service to meet all requirements. Providing specialised management, state of the art equipment and event advice. Venue Highlights Crowne Plaza Canberra understands that meetings are imperative to business and has a comprehensive range of 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 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

Dimensions Height Area (m) (m) 3.2 21.5 x 8.5

Banquet

Boardroom

Theatre

U-Shape

55

90

48

120

50

Area (m2) 182.75

12

18.4

2.5

4.6 x 4

Crossing I

18

40

22

40

21

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

Crossing II

18

40

22

40

21

70.4

2.75

8.8 x 8

The Crossing

45

80

48

100

48

140.8

2.75

8.8 x 16

Aquilla

27

50

22

60

25

98.4

2.6

12 x 8.2

Fireline

24

20

28

25

60.75

2.5

13.5 x 4.5

The Glebe Pods

84

Capacity Classroom


Venue Name Exhibition park in canberra (EPIC) Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT 2911 Address line goes here PO Box 456, Dickson ACT 2602 Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: 02 6241 3022  Fax: 02 6241 5394 Email: email@email.com.au Email: sally@epic.act.gov.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: 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 3300 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 ❙❙ The EPIC Events Team has over 70 years combined experience in events and venue management. ❙❙ The layout and design of the complex allow for long term event development. ❙❙ 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.

Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Budawang Building

3000

3310

1900

1655

3310

7.5

Coorong Pavilion

1800

1979

1100

964

1979

6

Fitzroy Pavilion

1575

1752

1000

875

1752

5

Mallee Pavilion

690

770

440

385

770

3

720

410

720

2.6 2.65

Snowy River Room Parkes Room (a+b)

540

600

340

300

600

Quokka Pavilion

480

538

300

269

538

3

Daintree Room (a)

270

300

170

150

300

2.65 2.65

Kakadu Room (b)

270

300

170

150

300

Pelican Room

80

220

60

50

220

2.4

Terrace Room

140

200

110

100

200

3.2 2.4

Tea-Tree Room

80

160

60

50

160

Namadgi Room

80

140

60

40

140

3

Ningaloo Room

60

77

40

24

77

3

Freycinet Room

12

36

2.65

Franklin Room

23

2.65

85


HELLENIC CONFERENCE AND EVENTS Matilda Street, Woden ACT 2606 PO Box 263, Woden, ACT 2606 Telephone: 02 6162 6624  Fax: 02 6162 6691 Email: functions@hellenicclub.com.au Web: www.hellenicclub.com.au

LOCATION Hellenic Conference and Events is located in the Woden town centre, 10 minutes south of the City and just minutes from the Parliamentary triangle and National attractions. The Westfield Shopping Plaza, Hoyts Movie Cinema, various restaurants and leisure activities are within minutes walk. VENUE One of Canberra’s largest conference and banqueting facilities, Hellenic Conference and Events has been hosting Canberra’s premier meetings and gala dinners for more than 30 years. Hellenic Conference and Events is proud to have been awarded Best Functions Venue by Clubs ACT for three consecutive years. We are an experienced team in a busy operation, successfully delivering large events every week. Chef Stuart Walsh leads the culinary team at The Hellenic, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the Hotel Sofitel Melbourne and as Executive Chef of Royal Melbourne Golf Club. More recently Stuart was Dean of the Hotel and Tourism Faculty of CIT. He starred on the ABC series The Kitchen Ninja and was a columnist for the weekly Food and Wine feature in the Canberra Times. Stuart Walsh is Canberra’s most recognised chef. We offer a range of menus to suit every occasion, from our Classic selection, to the Hellenic Gourmet range and for something very special, our Chef’s Masterpieces. Variety like no other venue has to offer: ❙❙ 7 conference rooms with a capacity of 1,110 guests ❙❙ Ballroom seating 610 on rounds with a large dance floor to 770 without ❙❙ Boardroom and Breakout rooms of various sizes ❙❙ Trattoria Mediterranean cuisine and Ginseng Chinese Restaurant and Yum Cha ❙❙ Hellenic Bistro and Cafe, Kafaneio Greek coffee lounge ❙❙ Triton Lounge bar with large outdoor area, Sports Bar with TAB ❙❙ Zeus Gaming Lounge ❙❙ Broadband and wireless internet access

ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES ❙❙ Adjacent to the Hellenic Club is the recently constructed Quality Hotel Woden ❙❙ 4 star rating, winner of the AHA Award for Best Mid-Range Accommodation ❙❙ 57 spacious, modern rooms, including Queen, Twin Share and 1 Bedroom

Apartments

❙❙ Fully equipped with internet, business and laundry facilities

TECHNICAL Hellenic Conference & Events own a large selection of the latest Audio Visual equipment, allowing us to offer these at very competitive prices to our clients. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS ❙❙ Versatile venue facilitating both large and complex events, to boutique

board meetings

❙❙ A range of catering options to suit all tastes, budgets and dietary requirements ❙❙ 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) Height (m)

86

Olympus

750

860

550

250

300

686

Apollo

180

330

200

80

40

40

285

6 6

Aegean

150

170

120

50

30

30

158

3.5

Orpheus

40

50

50

16

20

30

65

3.5

Delphi Olympus & Apollo combined Aegean & Orpheus combined

15

20

10

23

2.5

1000

1160

900

550

971

6

220

220

160

125

40

40

224

3.5


hotel heritage 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604 Toll free: 1800 026 346  Telephone: 02 6295 2944  Fax: 02 6232 7532 Email: functions@hotelheritage.com.au Web: www.hotelheritage.com.au Whether you are travelling to Canberra for business, a well earned rest or a mix, Hotel Heritage has an award winning range of facilities to suit your every need. Our Conference day packages start from a low $55.00 per person and include room hire, freshly brewed tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and basic equipment hire. Location Hotel Heritage is located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah in the Nation’s Capital, surrounded by the major tourist attractions of the ACT and surrounding regions. We are centrally located within minutes of the city centre and international airport, along with the boutique shopping & restaurant districts of Manuka & Kingston. Venue Ideal for any size function, big or small, Hotel Heritage offers a selection of seven versatile rooms guaranteed for maximum flexibility. Our packages cater for formal seated dinners for up to 200 guests, exhibitions, birthday parties, canapé functions utilising our pool area together with function rooms for 250, corporate board meetings & lunches for as little as 10 guests, all day conferencing or afternoon meetings, as well as weddings. All rooms are flooded with natural light & opening windows, together with reverse cycle air conditioning for maximised comfort. Our kitchen has excelled, constructing menus offering fresh & flexible options. We offer specialised selections for dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian & lactose intolerant. Accommodation & Guest Facilities Hotel Heritage offers four star facilities with 208 rooms ranging from comfy Standard rooms for the budget conscious, Superior rooms, Business Suites, up to our Deluxe suites. Hotel Heritage hosts the 203 Restaurant & Bar, delivering modern Australian Cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering an a la carte menu, buffet and room service to guests, delegates and the public. ❙❙ Restaurant & Bar – breakfast and dinner, 7 days ❙❙ Individual reverse cycle air conditioning ❙❙ Wireless / Broadband internet access (first 100MB free upon guest check-in) ❙❙ Complimentary onsite parking ❙❙ Foxtel channels available including Fox Sports, Disney and Movies ❙❙ Guest laundry facilities ❙❙ Tourist information ❙❙ Business center ❙❙ Swimming pool

Technical Hotel Heritage has everything for you audio visual needs. We work in conjunction with Hillcrest AV to cover any technical and conference requirement you may have. Venue Highlights ❙❙ Flexible and personal service ❙❙ 7 dedicated and versatile function rooms ❙❙ 208 accommodation rooms – your choice of accommodation styles ❙❙ 203 Restaurant & bar – offering a la carte and scrumptious buffets ❙❙ Complimentary onsite parking ❙❙ Close proximity to major tourist attractions Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity U-Shape Boardroom Theatre Cabaret Classroom

Banquet

Cocktail

Federation

35

100

45

55

60

Canberra

30

25

80

35

40

40

100

Federation & Canberra

45

250

60

70

1601

3002

Heritage

20

35

20

35

40

40

Colonial

15

15

20

10

20

20

Heritage & Colonial

35

55

40

45

60

70

Poolside

20

25

15

Manuka

30

25

70

45

40

60

80

20

35

30

40

90

Courtyard without dancefloor 2 incl. courtyard 1

87


Hotel realm 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6163 1800  Fax: 02 6260 7751 Email: bsm@hotelrealm.com.au Web: www.hotelrealm.com.au LOCATION

❙❙ Hotel Realm, Canberra’s most exclusive five star property, is located at the

footsteps of Parliament House.

❙❙ Situated on National Circuit, Hotel Realm is surrounded by key national

attractions including, the National Gallery of Australia, National Library, Old Parliament House, National Museum of Australia, Parliament House and the High Court of Australia.

MEET ❙❙ Hotel Realm offers a conference venue like no other. The National Ballroom has a seating capacity of 800 delegates, theatre style, or 550 delegates for an elegant seated dinner. ❙❙ The Ballroom can be divided into four functional spaces, all with natural light with state-of-the-art audio visual. ❙❙ The Sydney and Melbourne rooms are perfect for pre-dinner drinks, cocktail receptions and for breakout space located right outside the National Ballroom. ❙❙ Hotel Realm also boasts six boardrooms with natural light, ideal for intimate board meetings and can seat up to 24 people. ❙❙ Hotel Realm is a refreshing place to meet in five star luxury. TECHNICAL FACILITIES ❙❙ Our in house technical event and creative suppliers offers the most advanced audio visual presentation technology to ensure that your event runs smoothly. ❙❙ At Hotel Realm you can always be assured of the very best support for your event. STAY ❙❙ 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 ❙❙ 6 Boardrooms ❙❙ 158 Hotel and Suite style accommodation ❙❙ 24 hour room service ❙❙ 3 restaurants and a bar ❙❙ Hair Salon ❙❙ In house gymnasium and day spa Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Dimensions Theatre Cocktails Banquet Classroom Area (m2) Height (m) Dimensions High Courtyard North 100 100 60 50 High Courtyard South 60 60 40 30 National Ballroom One 120 90 80 60 106 3.7 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 Board Rooms Barton Boardroom Boardroom One Boardroom Two Boardroom One & Two Boardroom Three Boardroom Four Boardroom Three & Four

88

Capacity 14 4 4 12 12 12 24


Hyatt Hotel Canberra A Park Hyatt Hotel

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6270 1234  Fax: 02 6273 0633 Email: canberra.park@hyatt.com Web: 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 cinema-quality audiovisual presentations in the Federation Ballroom. In addition, five new screens and sound systems have been installed throughout the function areas of the hotel. The high-speed internet service powered by 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

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

89


MANTRA ON NORTHBOURNE 84 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT, 2612 Telephone: 02 6243 2510  Fax: 02 6243 2599 Email: rose.pearce@mantra.com.au Web: www.mantra.com.au

Venue Overview Perfectly located in the CBD with shopping and nightlife at your fingertips, Mantra on Northbourne offers apartment style accommodation. Facilities include 24 hour reception, broadband internet access, concierge, indoor heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium & sauna, daily Housekeeping, same day laundry service with undercover parking, dine in Zipprestaurantbar or take advantage of our 24 hour room service. Conferencing Mantra on Northbourne combines flexible meeting space, superior service and great location, providing the perfect venue for your next conference. Three function rooms can combine to make one large room catering for 10 to 150 people cocktail or theatre style, offering an array of choices when next planning a conference or meeting. 2 of the 3 conference rooms have natural light. If you’re looking for a venue to hold your next dinner, cocktail party, or networking event, Mantra on Northbourne is the place to be. Our dedicated conference sales manager can tailor a package to meet your budget and expectations and our professional team will ensure each function runs perfectly. Accommodation Featuring a choice of Hotel rooms and One Bedroom Apartments, Mantra will suit any kind of traveller. One Bedroom Apartments feature lounge and dining area, private balconies, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, individually controlled reverse cycle air conditioning/heating, in-house movies, sound system with CD player. Hotel rooms with King Size beds feature ironing facilities, in-house movies, hair dryer and toiletries, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities Dining Zipp Restaurant Bar is tucked away at Mantra on Northbourne, in the heart of Canberra’s city and has earned a distinctive reputation amongst locals as one of Canberra’s best kept dining secrets. Located on Canberra’s Main Avenue, just a block away from the national capital’s shopping and business district, Location From Mantra on Northbourne, guests are within walking distance of the Casino and Lake Burley Griffin. Major attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War memorial, the Royal Mint and Embassy Drive are all within a 5 minute drive of the hotel. Canberra Airport approximately 10 minutes driving distance.

Area

Capacity Theatre U-Shape Cabaret Boardroom Classroom Cocktails Banquet

Tom Roberts

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

Arthur Boyd Russell Drysdale The Gallery1

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

50

2.4

50

20

24

18

20

50

40

50

2.4

150

75

65–70

150

100

150

2.4

Pillarless venue space

1

90

Dimensions Area Height (m) (m2) 50 2.4


Venue THE MARQUE Name HOTEL CANBERRA 102 Northbourne Address line goes Avenue, here Canberra ACT 2601 Toll Free: 0000 Telephone: 02 6249 000 000  1411  Telephone: Fax: 02 6249 026878 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Email: Banquets.Canberra@MarqueHotels.com email@email.com.au Web: www.MarqueHotels.com www.webaddress.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 400 delegates (banquet 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; standard, 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 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

Menzies Room

800

300

900

400

U-Shape 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

91


Master Builders Association Venue Name of the ACT 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick ACT 2609, PO Box 1211, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6280 9119  Fax: 02 6280 9118 Email: canberra@mba.org.au Web: 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 Headquarter is located in Fyshwick, just ten minutes from the city centre and eight minutes from Canberra Airport. Situated just off Canberra Avenue, a major thoroughfare road, it is easily accessible for interstate visitors. Technical Facilities include: ❙❙ High speed internet access ❙❙ Whiteboard and markers ❙❙ Data projector and screen ❙❙ Inbuilt audio system ❙❙ TV DVD/Video ❙❙ Flip charts Other Services: ❙❙ Facsimile and photocopier ❙❙ Master Builders Meeting Coordinator ❙❙ Complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits IT Room The Master Builders IT room is fitted with the latest Core 2 Duo computers with fast graphics, 22” widescreen monitors, Internet access, Office 2007 Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access) and printing capabilities. On-site IT support is also available and built into the hire cost. Catering Catering options include but are not limited to: light meals, morning and afternoon tea, sandwich platters, or boardroom silver service with wait staff. The Master Builders Meeting Coordinator will arrange all your catering needs through our preferred catering company, however we are equally happy for you to source your own catering should you choose. Carparking and Accommodation Your guests will not have to find or pay for parking as the Master Builders Headquarters offers 120 free car parking spaces onsite. Being located so close to both the City, Barton, Parkes and Queanbeyan, the Master Builders Headquarters is only a short distance away from both luxury and budget accommodation.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity Theatre

U-Shape

Classroom

Training Room 5A&B

70

40

34

30

14 x 7

Training Room 5A

30

15

12

6.5 x 7

Training Room 5B

30

15

12

8x7

23

11.5 x 5.5

IT Room

92

Dimensions (m)

Boardroom

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


OLIMS HOTEL Corner Ainslie & Limestone Avenue, Braddon ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6243 0000  Fax: 02 6243 0001 Email: conference@olimshotel.com Web: www.olimshotel.com.au

Location At the all seasons Olims Hotel Canberra we offer superior conference venues and a friendly service with a commitment to making you feel welcome. Olims Hotel Canberra is a 3.5 star hotel combining old world charm with modern comforts and is classified by the national trust. Situated in the heart of the capital and only 10 minutes from the airport, the hotel is moments away from the central business district, shopping, entertainment, popular Canberra attractions, and the Canberra Convention Centre. Our historic hotel provides ideal Canberra conference venues for all occasions whether for a training session, an important business meeting, or relaxed social gathering. With our 127 modern rooms, a la carte restaurant, bistro, sports bar, complimentary car parking, and Three meeting rooms, the hotel is the ideal venue for your next conference. Venue ❙❙ Well equipped Function facilities from 10 – 200 people ❙❙ Innovative solutions to cater for all your needs ❙❙ On site technical support for all communication requirements ❙❙ Professional conference coordinator to ensure your event is a succuss ❙❙ Broadband internet access (wireless available ) ❙❙ Abundance of natural light in the main conference room with its own

private facilities

❙❙ Innovative approach to your catering needs

Accommodation & Guest Facilities All season Olims hotel features 128 guest rooms, offering three room types to choose from, catering to all budgets ❙❙ 24 hour reception ❙❙ High speed broadband ❙❙ 24 hour room service ❙❙ The courtyard Restaurant ❙❙ Bistro & Bar ❙❙ Our award winning beer garden ❙❙ Manicured English gardens ❙❙ Movie on demand ❙❙ Free parking

Technical A wide range of Audio visual equipment is available to meet your individual needs and budget provided by Fairchild Multi media with immediate technical support available. Highlights ❙❙ Full event coordination ❙❙ Large outdoor terrace over looking the gardens ❙❙ Award winning Venue offering flexibility to your catering requirements

Convention Function Areas Area Theatre Classroom Boardroom Carlton Room Grosvenor Room Ainslie Boardroom

35

Capacity Banquet

Banquet with dance floor

U-Shape

Cocktails

130

70

30

200

229

without dance floor

Dimensions Area Height (m2) (m)

180

60

2.9

40

30

30

50

20

20

75

112

2.9

16

16

45

2.7

93


Quality Hotel Dickson Corner Badham Street & Cape Street Dickson, ACT, Australia 2602 Telephone: 02 6247 4744  Fax: 02 6247 4455 Email: functions@thetradies.com.au

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 Theatre 45 45 80

malvern star room speedwell room both rooms

Quality Hotel Woden Corner Melrose Drive & Launceston Street, Phillip ACT 2606 Telephone: 02 6281 7733  Fax: 02 6281 7730 Email: reservations@qualityhotelwoden.com

Capacity U-Shape Herringbone Boardroom 24 25 20 24 25 20 – – 40

Classroom 20 20 50

Cocktail 40 50 120

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 The Conference Centre Melrose Room Yamba Room

94

Capacity Dimensions Theatre Classroom U-Shape Cabaret Hollow Boardroom Banquet Cocktail Area (m2) 120

40

35-40

100

50

30

80

120

123

25 25

12 –

16 12-14

– –

20 16

– 12

– –

– –

39 28.5


‘THE Q’ – QUEANBEYAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Queanbeyan City Council Rear 253 Crawford Street, QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620 Telephone: 02 6285 6290 Fax: 02 6285 6676 Email: manager.venueandevents@qcc.nsw.gov.au Web: www.theq.net.au

Location

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

Extensive range of audio-visual equipment is available, with the flexibility to tailor packages to suit your individual requirements, including state of the art projector, large drop down screen, and hearing loop in theatre. Venue Highlights ❙❙ Magnificent award winning multi-purpose venue, opened in March 2008; ❙❙ ‘The Q’ provides a range of unique spaces for performing arts, visual arts

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

Boardroom

Classroom

Buffet

Cabaret

Theatre

Area

Theatre 346

Exhibition Space

100

80

120

42

54

60

48

40

VIP Boardroom Stunning, Innovative, Award Winning, modern and functional venue

QUEANBEYAN CONFERENCE CENTRE Queanbeyan City Council Rear 253 Crawford Street, QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620 Telephone: 02 6285 6289 Fax: 02 6285 6679 Email: conferencebookings@qcc.nsw.gov.au Web: www.qcc.nsw.gov.au

Foyer

Banquet Cocktail

U-Shape

14

200

160

350

160

145

Location Ideally situated in the heart of Queanbeyan’s CBD. Just 15 minutes from Canberra Airport, 20 minutes from Canberra City and surrounded by arts spaces, restaurants, clubs and the retail sector. Technical A full range of audio-visual equipment is available, with the flexibility to tailor packages to suit your individual requirements. Venue Highlights

❙❙ The Conference Centre provides a range of spaces to meet all your

conference needs;

❙❙ Available for weddings, formal dinners, balls, live performances and corporate

events, tradeshows, receptions, training seminars and civic receptions;

❙❙ Available for sporting functions and award ceremonies; ❙❙ The largest room is 700 sq metres, an elegant, classic, professional

function venue;

❙❙ Fully licensed City of Champions Bar; ❙❙ Fully equipped commercial kitchen facilities; ❙❙ Disabled access; ❙❙ Free parking

Area Elegant, classic, professional function venue

Auditorium

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Boardroom

Classroom

Buffet

800

550

800

50

400

550

Cabaret U-Shape 550

50

95


THE BRASSEY OF CANBERRA Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton ACT 2600 Toll free: 1800 659 191  Telephone: 02 6273 3766  Fax: 02 6273 2791 Email: conference@brassey.net.au Web: 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 on the fringes of the Parliamentary triangle and 8 km west from Canberra’s International Airport. VENUE Old world charm with modern facilities, Canberra’s award winning boutique heritage hotel offers charming accommodation with superb appointments and excellent conference facilities. Originally built as a guest house for the exclusive use of Australia’s pioneering members of Parliament and government officials relocating to Canberra. This elegant colonial-style building is set in quiet leafy surroundings amongst tree lined avenues, surrounded by private gardens. 1

Five meeting rooms accommodate a total of 160 people (theatre style). The Barton Ballroom has the added facility of being adjacent to our private garden courtyard. Business facilities include, photocopier, facsimile, modem, PCs, paper shredder, committee rooms and registration desk. ACCOMMODATION AND GUEST FACILITIES Old world charm with modern day facilities offering 75 rooms including two suites with a total accommodation capacity for 150 people. The rooms are recently refurbished, with individual heating and air-conditioning, private facilities, refrigerator, mini bar, colour TV, clock radio, international direct-dial telephones, modem connections and all heritage rooms feature Foxtel. The Brassey can offer non smoking accommodation and physically challenged rooms, 24 hour reception, laundry/valet service, doctor/nurse on call, babysitting, offstreet parking for 50 cars. All credit cards and eftpos accepted. TECHNICAL PA system, microphones, video recorders, DVD and CD players, overhead projectors, data projectors, screens, whiteboards, easels, flipcharts, lecterns and electronic whiteboards. Complete blackout accommodated.

2

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS The Belmore Restaurant and Garden Bar, with seating for up to 90 people is open for evening dining six nights a week Monday through Saturday. The Barton Courtyard is ideally suited to outdoor entertaining, a charming atmosphere in a picturesque garden. The Brassey offers complimentary use of the Barton Tennis Club and guest playing privileges at the Royal Military Duntroon College Golf Course. The Brassey can help you with a selection of packages including balloon flights over Canberra, galleries, museums and the theatre. IMAGES 1. Heritage accommodation with the Hotel set in 2 ½ acres 2. Barton Ballroom with adjacent private garden court yard 3. Barton Room 2 4. Macquarie Street Hotel Entrance

3

Convention Function Areas Area Cocktail

Banquet

Boardroom

U-Shape

Other

Barton Ballroom

160

180

130

NA

50

64

Barton Room 1

100

70

50

28

30

32

Barton Room 2

100

70

50

28

30

32

Macquarie Room

45

45

40

24

20

21

Piano Room

30

40

35

20

NA

10

Belmore Annexe

NA

NA

25

25

NA

NA

Belmore Restaurant

NA

NA

100

Barton Room 1 86.5

Barton Room 2 83.6

Dimensions Total Area (metre sq.)

4

96

Capacity Theatre

Barton Ballroom 170.25

NA Macquarie Room 45.5

NA

NA

Piano Room 44.25

Belmore Restaurant 131

Room Height (m)

2.6

2.6

2.6

3.3

3.3

3

Length (m)

22.4

11.4

11

8.1

7.9

17.7

Width (m)

7.6

7.6

7.6

5.4

5.6

7.4


University House 1 Balmain Crescent, Canberra ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6125 5270 or 02 6125 5271  Fax: 02 6125 5256 Email: lyn.north@anu.edu.au or audrey.haslam@anu.edu.au Web: 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

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

U-shape

Area (m2)

Height (m)

Common Room

160

200

100

60

50

350

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

97


Venue UC Events Name University of Canberra, Kirinari St. Bruce, ACT 2617. Address line goes here LPO Box 5001, Bruce ACT 2617. Toll Free: 0000 000 000  Telephone: 02 0000 0000  Fax: 00 0000 0000 Telephone: (02) 6201 5058 Email: email@email.com.au Email: conferencecentre@canberra.edu.au Web: www.webaddress.com.au Web: www.canberra.edu.au/ucu/conference-centre

LOCATION Located amongst the natural landscape of the University of Canberra, and situated within the Bruce Precinct just 10 minutes from both the Canberra City centre and the Belconnen town centre, “UC Events” has available a diverse range of meeting rooms, lecture theatres and conference venues, any one of which could ideally suit your next function. The venues include: The International Microsimulation Centre, Building 24. This brand new building opened in September 2010. With its solar panels, rainwater tanks and energy efficient design this is the first certified 5 Star – Green Star Education Building in the ACT. Featuring a major conference room and two seminar rooms adjacent to a large entry foyer with gallery display space, this venue has state-of-the-art audio-visual services, from an assisted hearing audio loop to large screen video conferencing. An ideal venue for conferences, seminars and presentations, for groups from 10 to 200, the building also offers on site accommodation through four serviced apartments. The Clive Price Conference Rooms are central to the University in Building 1. These two recently refurbished rooms have the flexibility to accommodate a variety of meeting styles from boardroom to classroom, from theatre style to a formal dinner. These rooms have fantastic natural light, with blockout blinds when needed, and come equipped with white boards, projection units and with a range of audio visual services available. The Innovation Centre at Building 22, is another venue offering a variety of seminar and training rooms, all with extensive audio-visual support including video conferencing. This is just one of the assorted dedicated training and seminar facilities on the campus that UC Events can provide access to. Catering can be provided to all venues, and our professional and experienced catering team can deliver quality catering for your event, and can assist you with packages for your budget. Venue Highlights. ❙❙ All the UC Events conference rooms are easily accessible, with convenient free parking and access to public transport to the city and other city centres. ❙❙ All the venues are in close proximity to each other, and within easy walking distance of commercial services including banks, a post office and a variety of cafes. ❙❙ A broad range of audio visual and teaching aids are available.

Convention Function Areas Capacity

Area

Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret 240

140

140

150

400

*

NATSEM Seminar 1

60

40

24

36

28

*

*

NATSEM Seminar 2

50

36

20

30

24

*

*

*

*

Clive Price 1

150

60

45

80

45

*

*

Clive Price 2

80

30

35

36

28

*

*

NATSEM Foyer

Refectory

600

Theatre B1

150

Theatre B14

600

B22

50

40

24

20

20

* By arrangement

98

U Shape Dining Cocktail Exhibition

Ann Harding Room


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

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)

Australian Leadership Innovation Centre (ALIC) Level 2, 9 Sydney Avenue, Barton ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6175 7650  Fax: 02 6273 0246 Email: alic@yellowedge.com.au

Style Classroom

100–500

Raked

Classrooms

20–100

Flat

Cocktail

600

Flat

Hollow Square

50

Flat

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 $660.00 (inc GST) and includes the following: ❙❙ State of the art audio visual media wall and supporting equipment; ❙❙ 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 ❙❙ Onsite, secure undercover parking for the entire team ❙❙ ALIC ‘virtual’ rooms

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity U Shape

Theatre

Classroom

Workgroups

Cocktail

Cauldron

50

100

40

50

200

York

20

40

24

32

Telopea

20

40

24

32

99


Canberra Business Event Centre Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Acton ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6207 7394  Fax: 02 6207 7395 Email: robert.jeston@act.gov.au Web: 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

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

LOCATION Positioned by the Lake Burley Griffin at the intersection of Marcus Clarke Street and Edinburgh Avenue, the Diamant Hotel Canberra is just a short walk to the Convention Centre, London Circuit, Civic and the Central Business District. ACCOMMODATION This spectacular 89 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/DVD Player and room safe. The lofts and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments offer guests cutting edge furnished space with a selection of highly desirable pieces from Australian and international designers such as Grant Featherston and themes like Panton and Mid Century Modern. DINE & DRINK The hotel features Bicicletta Restaurant, Flint Dining Room, Parlour Wine Room, 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. For a more casual approach, the Lounge Bar & Library offers a unique event space for up to 40 guests. TECHNICAL Our conference facilities feature air-conditioning and a full range of audio/visual equipment is available on request.

Convention Function Areas Area

100

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre

Cocktails

Banquet

Classroom

Boardroom

Area (m2)

Library Bar

30

40

Ngunnawal

15

36

Smith Murdoch

15

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GRIFFIN HOTEL CANBERRA 15 Tench Street, Kingston, ACT 2604 Telephone: 02 6234 8000  Fax: 02 6239 5959 Email: functions@griffinhotels.com Web: 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 multimillion 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

Capacity

Dimensions

Theatre Cocktail Banquet Classroom Cabaret U-shape Boardroom 90

120

60

45

45

40

40

80

Marion Griffin Room

50

60

25

20

30

25

25

60

-

-

15

-

-

-

15

35

Parkes Boardroom

Hotel Kurrajong 8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6234 4444  Fax: 02 6251 6328 Email: reservations@aihs.edu.au Web: www.hotelkurrajong.com.au

Area (m2)

Burley Griffin Room

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.

Convention Function Areas Area

Capacity

Dimensions

Boardroom Classroom Theatre U-Shape Banquet Cocktails John Murdoch or Dame Tangney Jarrah

Area (m2)

16

-

-

-

-

-

37

12

-

-

-

-

-

31

Wattle or Banksia

-

25

40

18

-

-

60

Jacaranda or Wollemi

-

35

80

28

40

70

83

Chifleys

-

-

150

-

120

250

200

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Novotel Canberra 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6245 5000  Fax: 02 6245 5100 Email: h2796-sb01@accor.com Web: www.novotelcanberra.com.au

Location Located on Northbourne Avenue, Novotel Canberra is right in heart of the city, close to major attractions, government and corporate offices and walking distance to the National Convention Centre. Just a 200m walk from the hotel is the vibrant café, entertainment and retail precinct. Accommodation Winner of the 2010 AHA Awards for Best Redeveloped Hotel in Australia, Novotel Canberra has been designed with the corporate guest in mind. Featuring 286 spacious rooms that include large ergonomic working desks with connectivity panels, LCD screens, Sleepmaker beds, cordless phones with private voicemail and Wi-Fi connectivity. To maintain an exercise regime whilst away on business, guests can choose from excellent on site recreational facilities including an indoor heated pool, spa, and sauna, fully equipped gymnasium, in room Yoga channel or jogging maps are available on request. Meetings@Novotel With 7 dedicated conference rooms, Novotel Canberra is the perfect choice for your next Canberra conference. Meetings@Novotel promise includes a detailed response within 2 hours of enquiry, guaranteed Wi-Fi connectivity in all conference rooms and public areas and quality espresso coffee during breaks. A large range of catering options are available including dining at ‘One’ Restaurant and Bar, healthy choice meals, themed breaks or canapés and cocktails.

Area

TIGERS CLUB 30 Queenbar Road, Queanbeyan 2620 Telephone: (02) 6297 8888 Executive Chef: Jacob Thomas Jacob@hievents.com.au Web: www.tigersclub.com.au/licensed-club-home

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

Combine 2 rooms

80

50

22

25

80

100

50

110

2.9

combine 3 rooms

120

75

na

na

120

150

63

165

2.9

combine 4 rooms

160

95

na

na

160

200

na

220

2.9

Pre-function area

na

na

na

na

na

60

na

55

2.9

Keelty

60

30

30

24

40

50

32

70

2.7

The Boardroom

30

20

20

15

na

na

na

51

2.4

Private dining room

40

30

25

na

26

40

na

63

2.7

Tiger’s Terrace Bistro New Management and a new Menu! Under the experienced leadership of Executive Chef Jacob Thomas and the friendly staff from HI Functions & Catering, you are assured of a totally unforgettable dining experience. Modern & stylish, The Terrace Bistro emulates the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. Interstate coach groups, seniors groups, community groups, families & friends, lunch meetings for business groups. The Terrace Bistro can cater to suit all appetites and is the ideal venue for all your functions & events – from group lunches, dinners, morning & afternoon teas etc – for up to 250. Why not hold your next function at The Terrace Bistro! Exceptional quality of fresh local produce & service in a relaxed modern atmosphere – creating that perfect dining experience. Inexpensive, superbly prepared cuisine and professional service from our friendly staff provides all members, guests and visitors with a first-class dining experience. The Terrace Bistro is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Signature Dishes The Terrace Bistro now boasts an array of enticing Signature Dishes as part of the refreshing new menu including: ❙❙ 550gm Marinated BBQ Chicken or Beef Kebabs ❙❙ 500gm Chicken Schnitzels – assorted toppings

With a host of menus to suit all appetites, group sizes & internationally themed flavours; The Terrace Bistro is number 1 on the list for your next dinner or function.

102

Area

Banquet Style

Bistro

50

Cocktail 90

Banquet Room

100

160

Bistro/Banquet

150

250


Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments

Burgmann College

Canberra Institute of Technology

Country Comfort Greenway

Eastlake

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Cnr Belconnen Way & Springvale Drive Hawker ACT 2614 Telephone: 02 6254 2222 Fax: 02 6254 4505 info@belconnenhotel.com www.belconnenhotel.com

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

Daley Road Acton ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6125 6087 Fax: 02 6257 2655 conference@burgmann.anu.edu.au www.burgmann.anu.edu.au

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

Building K Constitution Avenue Reid ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6207 3196 Fax: 02 6207 3209 Nicholas.Mitchell@cit.act.edu.au http://www.cit.act.edu.au

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

46 Rowland Rees Crescent Greenway ACT 2900 Telephone: 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. Enjoy the peace and quiet which allows your delegates to focus on the business at hand. Located just 20 minutes south of the CBD in the Tuggeranong Valley, delegates will also enjoy spectacular views of the Brindabella Ranges.

3 Oxley Street Griffith ACT 2603 Telephone: 02 6228 0999 Fax: 02 6228 0900 functions@eastlakefc.com.au www.eastlakefc.com.au/efc

Eastlake is centrally located in the heart of Canberra, close to Manuka and Kingston. Eastlake boasts four state of the art function rooms together with a high tech audio visual system, including motorised screens and projectors throughout. Operable walls are fitted throughout the function centre enabling room sizes to be altered to suit individual needs. Eastlake also offers first-class catering, with a variety of packages.

30 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603 Telephone: 02 6203 4300 Fax: 02 6295 2119 admin@forresthotel.com www.forresthotel.com

Forrest Hotel and Apartments is situated just behind Parliament House, in the Parliamentary Triangle and is just 7 minutes walk to the boutique shopping village and restaurants of Manuka. Our Nottingham Room has excellent conference facilities and is ideally suited to small business, government conferences and private functions. Overlooking a beautiful parkland setting! 103


Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT

Level 10, 60 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra City ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6122 6100 Fax: 02 6122 6122 deborah.harper@ charteredaccountants.com.au www.charteredaccountants.com.au

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

University of Canberra Village (CAMPUS SUMMER stays)

LPO Box 5501 Bruce ACT 2617 Telephone: 02 6206 3500 Fax: 02 6206 3504 katharine.bigby@canberrauv.com.au www.clvsmartstays.com

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

15 Barry Drive, Ground Floor Canberra ACT Telephone: 02 6162 2929 Fax: 02 6162 2928 tmacleod@wct.com.au www.wct.com.au

With a centralised city location, Wizard offers the latest in seminar and PC training rooms and meeting facilities. Wizard is well known for their fabulous facilities and exceptional training, as well as their friendly and professional staff. Wizard also offers on the ground IT support that will assist with any room set ups. Wizard has established relationships with great cafes and restaurants close by, and with the City West carpark only a two minute walk away, what more could you ask for!

Wizard Corporate Training

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Conference Services


Conference Services

Contents Audio Visual Staging and Exhibition Services

Promotional Products

Barlens 

106

National Promotions Australia 

Elite Sound and Lighting 

108

ExpoNet (formerly Exhibition Hire) 

109

Publications

Hillcrest AV 

116

Hire Intelligence 

112

Moreton Hire Pty Ltd 

117

Production Magic Audio Visual Services (Audio solutions) 

113

SBX System Built eXhibitions 

114

Staging Connections – Canberra 

114

Catering Services Alliance Catering (AIS) 

52,115

Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House 

58

Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial 

56, 117

Hyatt Catering at the National Museum of Australia  61, 117 Portrait Cafe  Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group  Ten and a Half Catering (NGA) 

62, 118 55 60, 118

Extertainment and Motivational Speakers

CIM Magazine  mice.net Magazine  This Week In Canberra Magazine 

117 46 46 118

Team building and Facilitators AdrenalineEdge 

115

Global Learning 

116

Outdoor Insights 

118

Tour Operators and Guides Hire A Guide 

112

Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines 

113

Transport Aerial Capital Group Ltd 

115

Countrylink 

116

Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines 

113

Qantas Airways 

23

Virgin Blue Airlines 

24

One More Mountain Pty Ltd 

117

Peter Funnell and Associates 

110

Meeting and Event Manager

Stargigs 

118

Conference Co-ordinators 

115

The Speaking Game 

118

Conference Logistics 

115

Consec – Conference Management 

115

Earlybird Marketing and Events 

111

Graphic Designers and Advertising CRE8IVE 

107

Public Relations Content Group 

116

Photography

HI Event Management 

111

ICMS Pty Ltd 

117

Shopping Canberra Centre 

Event Pix 

116

Hot Shots Photography (ACT) Pty Ltd 

116

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BARLENS Street address: 67 Gladstone St Fyshwick ACT 2609 Mailing address: PO Box 6125 Mawson ACT 2607 Telephone: 02 6206 2038  Fax: 02 6206 2161 Email: canberra@barlens.com.au Web: www.barlens.com.au

When your professional reputation is at stake, put your trust in Barlens, the exhibition professionals Barlens has more than four decades of experience in the exhibition industry. 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 commercial success. When organising an exhibition, the quality of the showroom exhibition displays and the atmosphere created is paramount. Barlens can help make your event inviting and inspiring – one to remember. Barlens – meeting your needs We can provide and install everything you need including exhibition booths, pavilions, displays, lighting, audio-visual equipment, flooring and furniture, and it comes with Barlens professional expertise and attention to detail. Barlens is flexible and understands the exhibition industry. We cater for functions of all sizes, from major public expos to intimate industry functions. You can use our expertise in setting up your event, or Barlens can work with you and your clients to design the look and feel of your event right down to customised exhibition booths. Contact one of our consultants today. From the smallest conference to the grandest event, Barlens will help you organise it from the ground up.

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

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

www.cre8ive.com.au

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Elite Sound and lighting Unit 1&2, 51 Raws Cresent, Hume ACT 2620 Telephone: 02 6260 2311  Fax: 02 06260 2312 Email: info@elitesoundandlighting.com Web: 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 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 ❙❙ All our staff are friendly and highly trained in their particular skill set, from technical direction to the most simple of AV, you will receive exceptional service. ❙❙ We have trained and experienced event, production and technical management staff providing a package tailored to all your event and production needs. ❙❙ We are constantly updating our equipment inventory and thus have a constantly expanding range with the latest equipment to suit your individual needs. ❙❙ We specialize in providing an extremely high attention to detail, no matter what the size of an event; all customers receive the same high levels of service. ❙❙ We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements and provide you with an obligation free proposal and quote. TECHNICAL Expert technical management, equipment, staff and services in: Audio, Lighting, Staging, Video Projection, Data and Information display. EVENTS With our broad experience combined with a highly experienced and creative team, we provide complete services for Event Management, theming and conception. Including but not limited to Balls and Gala Dinners, Conferences and Meetings, Product or Service Launches, Corporate Presentations, Festivals and Community Events, Bands and Musical Performances, Theatrical Productions and Fashion Events

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EXPONET PO Box 120, Sydney Markets, NSW 2129 Telephone: 02 9645 7000  Fax: 02 9645 5300 Email: info@exponet.com.au Web: www.exponet.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. EXPONET ❙❙ Continuous growth over 28 years and long – standing business credentials. ❙❙ Experienced staff, quality product and national service to ensure success for any exhibition or event. ❙❙ Experience building successful exhibitions and custom stands for major organiser, international corporations and key government bodies. ❙❙ One of the largest exhibition suppliers in Australia servicing ACT, NSW, VIC and QLD. ❙❙ Exceptional service, hands on experience and long-term relationships. ❙❙ Committed to a successful partnership, we take pride in our work and other clients’ success. COMPLETE RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ❙❙ Exhibition 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 We have built everything from international conferences filling several halls of national exhibition centres to exhibitions for associations in hotel foyers. An annual portfolio of over 400 exhibitions and events in over 150 venues nationwide.

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Peter Funnell & Associates PO Box 5684 Latham ACT 2615 Telephone: 02 6251 5452  Fax: 02 6259 2833  Mobile: 0412 620 310 Email: admin@funnellentertainment.com.au Web: www.funnellentertainment.com.au

If you’re considering a guest speaker or entertainment for your next corporate event, you’ll quickly discover that there’s a mountain of options available. Some good – and some not so good. There’s nothing wrong with searching out your options on the internet which could eliminate the need for an agency. But good web presence doesn’t ensure the best option for your event. That’s where Peter Funnell Speakers and Entertainers can make all the difference. With their involvement, you gain a professional and experienced service provider with more 35 years in the industry. Whether you need a magician, MC, key note speaker, corporate band, choir, street performer or musician – partnering up with Peter and his team will ensure you book the right act for your next event. Peter Funnell Speakers and Entertainers is a Canberra based organisation covering the whole nation. They specialise in delivering quality entertainment and guest speakers for clients and venues throughout Australia and New Zealand including special events, conferences and public concerts. Our organisation is run by industry professionals who strive to maintain both a courteous and efficient service with an established database of hundreds of acts, artists and personalities. Put them to the test by calling Peter Funnell to ask for an obligation free proposal for your next important event. You’ll be impressed by the comprehensive service for which the cost won’t impact on your bottom line.

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Earlybird Marketing and Events 169/50 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604 PO Box 4237, Kingston, ACT 2604 Telephone: 02 6126 5900  Fax: 02 6126 5907 Email: enquiries@theearlybird.com.au Web: www.theearlybird.com.au

Earlybird Marketing and Events offers a forward thinking fresh approach to event management We ask the right questions to make sure you get the best results. We’ll take care of the finer details by working as an extension of your team to make sure your conference or special event is perfectly tailored to your delegates’ needs; and we’ll use new and innovative ways to make sure your event is one to remember, for all the right reasons. What we can do for you

❙❙ Complete event management ❙❙ Venue and destination sourcing ❙❙ Catering and themeing ❙❙ Travel management ❙❙ Guest speakers ❙❙ Graphic design ❙❙ Online event registration and marketing systems ❙❙ Marketing, promotion and onsite media management ❙❙ Social and partner programs ❙❙ Audio visual and technical management ❙❙ Gala dinners and award ceremonies

Why we are different Earlybird Digital Our Earlybird Digital system offers a complete online registration package, including a tailored conference website and online promotional marketing. Ongoing delegate engagement By using innovative social media channels, we’ll work with you to develop a delegate engagement program that builds and maintains anticipation before your event. Marketing and Public Relations We’ll develop a tailored marketing and PR strategy that will ensure your event is a ‘must attend’ for your key audience. We’ll consult with you through every step, from conception to implementation, through to post event follow up and reporting. Let the dedicated team at Earlybird Marketing and Events bring your next event to life.

HI Event Management Unit 4 Proximity, 21 Battye Street, Bruce ACT 2617 Telephone: 02 6251 1647  Fax: 02 6251 6328 Email: ian@hievents.com.au Web: www.hievents.com.au

Company Profile From its inception, HI Event Management has focused on providing management solutions for all or various components of conference organising. HI Event Management works with clients from a diverse range of sectors and operates throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Top 5 reasons to use HI Event Management 1. Transparent business practices ensuring no hidden mark-ups or commissions 2. Netevent Systems as part of our client service 3. Services tailored to meet the individual needs and budgets of clients 4. Strong industry relationships and contract negotiating power with venues and conference suppliers, throughout Australia and internationally 5. Direct contact with your event management team – no voicemail Services Project Management – all aspects of event management: on-line registration, accommodation management, sponsorship sourcing, speakers, budget development plus all other key areas. Website development, e-news creation and distribution, extensive databases to assist with your marketing. Accommodation and Registration Management Services Netevent Systems HI Event Management is the only company in Australia able to offer its clients this unique tool. Netevent Systems will: ❙❙ Allow delegates online access to view their own booking details ❙❙ Enable delegates and exhibitors to pre-diarise appointments ❙❙ Interact with other delegates, creating business opportunities ❙❙ Invite other delegates/colleagues to their dinner table ❙❙ Manage their own conference diary ❙❙ Promote their own business in the Conference Business Directory

Netevent Systems can also increase your conference surplus and be tailor made to suit your conference requirements. Go to www.neteventsystems.com.au

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Hire-a-Guide Telephone: 02 6288 7894 Fax: 02 6288 7894  Mobile: 0415 632 502 Email: hire-a-guide@netspeed.com.au Web: canberraregion.com.au

Professional Guiding Services ❙❙ Bringing you the best of Canberra and region ❙❙ Privileged insights ❙❙ 1 hour to multi day programs ❙❙ Tailored and personalised ❙❙ Unlimited itinerary combinations ❙❙ Bi-lingual guides

For example: The Essence of Canberra takes in all the essentials of Canberra. It paints the picture of Aboriginal and European settlement and how it came to be the capital. It includes the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade, a visit to Parliament House to see politics in action; the National Portrait Gallery to find some remarkable Australians on canvas and the National Museum of Australia for some social history. From Dr Prabir De, Chief Operating Officer Royal Australian Mint: “We heard nothing but complimentary comments from all, including our special Asia Pacific Guests. They commented on our beautiful city and on your passion and knowledge of Canberra!”

Hire Intelligence Unit 5 49 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 1300 655 551  Fax: 02 9888 2850 Email: canberra@hire-intelligence.com.au Web: www.hire-intelligence.com.au

Hire Intelligence are leaders in the provision of IT and audio visual short-term rentals. Offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide & Auckland ensure we have the size, resources and flexibility to ensure a complete rental solution. With an impressive rental fleet of PC and Mac notebooks and desktops including the latest i7 Intel based machines and iPads, projectors and plasma/ LCD displays, through to servers, printers MFD’s and photocopiers, two-way radios, video conferencing equipment and audio solutions, Hire Intelligence can service any technology rental need. With budgets being squeezed tighter than ever before, we ensure we have the most competitive pricing in the industry, supported by our network of unbeatable national service. Hire Intelligence have been working with PEO/PCO’s & their exhibitors for over 15 years and truly understand the importance of providing fast, efficient service with excellent technical backup. Our attention to detail ensures that our equipment is ready to work for you first time every time. Call us now to see how we continue to make short term rental more affordable & convenient than ever before!

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Murrays coaches, buses & limousines Jolimont Centre, 65-67 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT 2600 Telephone: 13 22 59  Fax:1300 309 448 Email: enquiries@murrays.com.au Web: 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

Production Magic Production Magic Audio Visual Services Pty Ltd

85 High St Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Telephone: 02 6200 5911  Fax: 02 6200 5912 Email: gary.woodbridge@productionmagic.com.au Web: www.productionmagic.com.au

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!

Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions, is one of Australia’s leading Audio, Visual and Event service companies. 20 Years of experience Established in 1991, and trading as Audio Solutions we have rebranded to Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions, to better reflect our positioning in the market. Today’s clients are requiring a complete production, not just parts of a Production cobbled together. Our goal Our goal is to ensure the success of your conferences, product launches, road shows and special events through extraordinary service, and dedication to Customer satisfaction. Extensive Inventory Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions has a comprehensive range of industry leading equipment available for hire. Whether you require sound, lighting, video, data projection, or a complete package, Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions will provide the best technical solution, together with high dependability. Technical and Creative HR Collateral We are an award winning provider of professional Production services, Technical and Creative expertise, as well as equipment in all areas of the technical and creative production chain. We assist with technical direction, stage management and complete event management. Our staff are industry leaders that undergo continuous training and development, including attendance at international trade shows and seminars to ensure that they are totally conversant with the latest industry technologies and, more importantly, with your needs. We are constantly updating our inventory to ensure the latest, most capable staging, lighting, sound and vision equipment, is available for your event. Our extensive experience ensures that we are equally at home in a meeting room, tradeshow, convention facility, or Canberra’s more prestigious venues such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum. You can depend on Production Magic Audio Visual Solutions to provide superb audiovisual services that will enhance your meeting or event. 113


Venue name SYSTEM BUILT here EXHIBITIONS 15 Centreline Address Court, goes1here Pirie Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6239 0000 1028  0000  Fax: Fax:02 006280 00006554 0000 Email: email@email.com.au kerry@sbx.biz Web: www.webaddress.com.au 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 Telephone: 02 6124 0700  Fax: 02 6124 0707 Email: canberrasales@stagingconnections.com Web: 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. Delivering across all event types

❙❙ Meetings and conferences ❙❙ Gala events ❙❙ AGMs ❙❙ Product and media launches

An experienced team to bring your vision to life ❙❙ Event staging & production managers ❙❙ Technical directors & highly skilled crew ❙❙ Multimedia technicians, stylists and set designers Technical ❙❙ Technical production management ❙❙ Audio, Vision & Lighting ❙❙ Staging, Drapes & Rigging Styling ❙❙ Styling & Theming ❙❙ Linen, props and accessories ❙❙ Stage sets Design ❙❙ Set design ❙❙ Screen content ❙❙ Video Production Webcasting ❙❙ Live & On Demand Webcasting ❙❙ Virtual Post Services

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AdrenalineEdge

Aerial Capital Group Ltd

Alliance Catering (AIS)

Conference Co-ordinators

Conference Logistics

Consec – Conference Management

40 Waller Cres Campbell ACT 2612 Telephone: 02 6248 9080 fred@adrenalineedge.com http://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.

24 Kembla Street Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6126 1500 Fax: 02 6126 1556 mark.bramston@aerialcg.com.au www.aerialcg.com.au

Aerial Capital Group provides a network of transport including Canberra Elite and Canberra Silver Service taxis which offer a range of quality transport solutions from the standard Taxis which include new model sedans, wagons and

Leverrier Street Bruce ACT 2617 Telephone: 02 6214 1890 Fax: 02 6214 1422 Stephen.Hood@alliancecatering. com.au www.spotless.com.au

Alliance Catering is Australia and New Zealands leading food service provider catering for the diverse needs of the Business, Education and Aged Care industries. With a focus on fresh ingredients and seasonal produce our dedicated team of professional entice and satisfy the appetites of over 180,000 individuals daily.

PO Box 905 Woden ACT 2606 Telephone: 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.

Unit 14 Centre Court 1 Pirie Street Fyshwick ACT 2604 Telephone: 02 6281 6624 Fax: 02 6285 1336 jane@conlog.com.au www.conlog.com.au

We are Canberra’s leading PCO. We successfully manage conferences through superior registration, financial, abstract and timeline management systems and procedures, supported by innovative strategies and technology. Our highly effective team can provide either full or partial management services to support our clients needs. You can choose Conference Logistics with confidence.

Level 1, 8-10 Purdue Street PO Box 3127 Belconnen ACT 2617 Telephone: 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 15 years. 115


Content Group

Countrylink

Event Pix

Global Learning

Hillcrest AV

Hot Shots Photography (ACT) Pty Ltd

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GPO Box 2381 Canberra ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6273 0232 david@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 Telephone: 02 8202 3287 Fax: 02 8202 3294 robert.blanch@railcorp.nsw.gov.au 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 Telephone: 02 6287 3246 trevor@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. We deliver your images on disc and your delegates can view/purchase the images via a website that is dedicated to your business event.

Unit 29, 2 Bradfield Street Downer ACT 2602 Telephone: 02 6249 1344 Fax: 02 6257 2581 steve@globallearning.com.au www.globallearning.com.au

Global Learning specialises in the facilitation of high stakes meetings that need full participant engagement and contribution. Our unique iMEET conferencing process doubles your meeting productivity by enabling rapid large group alignment through collaborative input of ideas, discussion and decision making. Combine iMEET with our experiential learning activities for a truly powerful event.

215 Bicentennial Drive Jerrabomberra NSW 2619 Telephone: 0403 078 096 Fax: 0414 034 727 hillcrest@smartchat.net.au 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 hotels and conference venues, we are well equipped to assist you in presentation success.

31 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 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.


Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial

Anzac Parade Campbell ACT 2612 Telephone: 02 6248 8321 Fax: 02 6230 6357 Mirela.bella@hyatt.com www.canberra.meetings.park. hyatt.com

A range of options are available at the Australian War Memorial, from pre-function drinks or dinner in the Sculpture Garden, to leading edge conference facilities for up to 190 people in the BAE Systems Theatre. With capacity for up to 450 guests, ANZAC Hall allows guests to dine surrounded by some of the Memorial’s largest wartime relics.

Hyatt Catering at the National Muesum OF Australia

Acton Peninsula Acton ACT 2601 Telephone: 02 6208 5175 Fax: 02 6208 5186 Mirela.bella@hyatt.com www.canberra.meetings.park. hyatt.com

The National Museum of Australia is an inspiring place to hold an event and boasts an impressive range of venues to suit a variety of functions. Designed in bold colours, the museum is spectacular at night, while during the day its prime location provides magnificent views of Lake Burley Griffin. Function space can accommodate up to 1000 guests and is an ideal location for gala dinners, cocktail parties and celebratory events.

84 Queensbridge Street Southbank VIC 3006 Telephone: 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.

Unit 7, 207 Young St Waterloo NSW 2017 Telephone: 02 8394 8200 Fax: 02 9698 6965 amanda.lovett@moreton.net.au www.moreton.net.au

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

40 Kembla St Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6239 3339 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!

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

Michael Milton is an amazing athlete – veteran of six Paralympic Games, skier, cyclist, trekker and two-time cancer survivor. He is an outstanding motivational speaker. Having one leg is not a big deal – hearing all about it is! Listen to Michael and you will know that anything truly is possible.

ICMS Pty Ltd

Moreton Hire Pty Ltd

National Promotions Australia

One More Mountain Pty Ltd

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Outdoor Insights

Portrait Cafe

Stargigis

Ten and a Half Catering (NGA)

The Speaking Game

This Week In Canberra Magazine

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

TEAMWORK, CHALLENGE and FUN. Our memorable activities include: The National Treasure Hunt around national icons; Team Challenge with a series of short brain-twisters; Amazing Race – a corporate adventure; the active Eco-Challenge; 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 Telephone: 02 6102 7160 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 and innovative and we can work with you to design an event that will exceed your expectations.

PO Box 5224 Kingston ACT 2604 Telephone: 02 6198 3231 Fax: 02 6198 3232 info@stargigs.com.au www.stargigs.com.au

Stargigs specialises in providing an impressive array of accomplished entertainers sourced from an enviable database of agents, managers and promoters. Our attention to detail, customer focus and commitment to helping clients achieve their goals is the reason we are the first choice for many of the country’s prominent corporate companies.

National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place Parkes ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6240 6652 Fax: 02 6240 6659 sean.buttrose@nga.gov.au

Ten and a Half is uncompromising in its ambition to create and deliver events of excellence.With a service philosophy focused on detail combined with James Kidman’s cuisine, Ten and a Half will ensure your experience is individual and world class. Our various venues at the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court of Australia offer a unique and diverse choice of settings for your event.

22 Noonan Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Telephone: 0404 210 240 Email: danh@thespeakinggame.com

An audience that is informed, inspired and entertained will get the most from your event.”…Dan Holliday is an inspiring orator.” As an MC he joins all the parts and guides people through the event. On Stress Management and Communication Methodology he speaks with logic, passion and power a potent combination.

PO Box 4328 Kingston ACT 2604 Telephone: 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, available free to Professional Conference Organisers / Meeting Managers for inclusion in conference packs for delegates. The 50 page guide is published each season and includes attractions, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and maps.


Heading INDEX

Abode – The Apartment Hotel  78 ActewAGL  29 AdrenalineEdge  115 Aerial Capital Group Ltd  115 All Bar Nun  65 Alliance Catering (AIS)  52, 115 ARIA Hotel Canberra  70 Australian Capital Tourism  38 Australian Institute Of Sport  52 Australian Leadership Innovation Centre / Yellow Edge  99 Australian National University  99 Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT)  65 Australian War Memorial  56 Barlens  106 Belconnen Premier Inn  80 Belconnen Way Motel & Serviced Apartments  103 Birrigai @ Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve  63 Boat House By The Lake  57 Burgmann College  103 Canberra Airport  79 Canberra Business Event Centre  100 Canberra Centre  29 Canberra Glassworks  65 Canberra Institute of Technology  103 Canberra Rex Hotel  81 Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong  77 Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden  76 Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club  77 Canberra Stadium  82 Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium  65 Capital Executive Apartment Hotel  83 Casino Canberra  65 CIM Magazine  46 Coachhouse Marina Resort  44 Cockington Green Gardens  65 Conference Co-ordinators  115 Conference Logistics  115 Consec – Conference Management  115 Content Group  116 Country Comfort Greenway  103 Countrylink  116 CRE8IVE  107 Crowne Plaza Canberra  84 CSIRO Discovery  63 Diamant Hotel Canberra  100 Discovery Holiday Parks Jindabyne  42 Earlybird Marketing and Events  111 Eastlake  103 Elite Sound and Lighting  108 Event Pix  116 Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC  85 ExpoNet (formerly Exhibition Hire)  109 Federal Golf Club  66 Forrest Hotel and Apartments  103 Ginger Catering at Old Parliament House  58 Global Learning  116 Gooromon Park Homestead  66 Griffin Hotel, Canberra  101 Hellenic Club  86 HI Event Management  111 Hillcrest AV  116 Hire A Guide  112 Hire Intelligence  112 Hot Shots Photography (ACT) Pty Ltd  116 Hotel Heritage  87 Hotel Kurrajong  101

Hotel Realm  Hoyts Corporation  Hyatt Catering at the Australian War Memorial  Hyatt Catering at the National Museum Australia  Hyatt Hotel Canberra  ICMS Pty Ltd  Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ACT  Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre  King O’Malleys Irish Pub  Mantra on Northbourne  Manuka Oval  Marque Hotel Canberra  Master Builders Association ACT  mice.net Magazine  Moreton Hire Pty Ltd  Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort  Murrays Coaches, Buses and Limousines  Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House  National Convention Centre  National Film and Sound Archives  National Gallery of Australia  National Museum of Australia  National Portrait Gallery  National Promotions Australia  Novotel Canberra  Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort  Olims Hotel Canberra  One More Mountain Pty Ltd  Outdoor Insights  Parklands Apartments  Parliament House  Parliament House Catering by InterContinental Hotel Group  Pavilion on Northbourne  Peter Funnell and Associates  PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub  Portrait Cafe  Production Magic Audio Visual Services (Audio Solutions)  Qantas Airways  Quality Hotel Dickson  Quality Hotel Woden  Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne  Queanbeyan Conference Centre  Queanbeyan Golf Club  Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre  Questacon – National Science & Technology Centre  Royal Australian Mint  Rydges Capital Hill  Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort  Rydges Lakeside Canberra  SBX System Built eXhibitions  Staging Connections – Canberra  Stargigs  Ten and a Half Catering  The Brassey of Canberra  The Deck at Regatta Point – Artistic Catering  The Lobby  The Speaking Game  This Week In Canberra Magazine  Thredbo Alpine Hotel  Tigers Club  UC Events (University of Canberra)  University House  University of Canberra Campus Summer Stays Virgin Blue Airlines  Wizard Corporate Training 

88 66 56, 117 61, 117 89 117 104 59 64 90 82 91 92 46 117 45 113 58, 66 47 64 60 61 62 117 102 41 93 117 118 80 54 55 71 110 66 62, 118 113 23 94 94 72 95 66 95 67 67 74 75 73 114 114 118 60, 118 96 67 67 118 118 41 102 98 97 104 24 104 119


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