Venue & Destination
The conference will be held on the campus of The University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. The campus is located along the bank of the Swan River, 3 km south of the Perth CBD. A range of accommodation in the city and near the campus will be made available for delegates at preferential rates. A shuttle bus service between the Perth CBD and the campus will be arranged during the conference. The conference will include technical and social programmes for delegates and accompanying persons.
Below are a list of things to see and do in Perth and its surrounds. For further information on each of these attractions please click on the link to be taken directly to their website.
- Kings Park and Botanic Gardens – located a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Perth CBD, this park features unique bush land including an impressive display of Western Australian flora, beautiful parklands, the state War Memorial and panoramic views of the city, swan river and beyond.
- Fremantle – this bustling port city is just a 35 minute drive from Perth CBD and is full of interesting sights to see. Fremantle boasts world-famous heritage buildings, with a fascinating convict history. Enjoy the strong artistic flare, trendy cafes and restaurants, local fashion designers and galleries.
- The Perth Zoo – only a 7 minute drive from the Perth CBD, this award-winning zoo is home to approximately 1300 native and exotic animals from over 230 species as well as a world famous breeding program for critically endangered species.
- Rottnest Island – located just off-shore from Perth this island is a 35 minute ferry ride from Fremantle or 1.5 hours from Perth. The island boasts the best this area has to offer, with secluded sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters for snorkeling around the area’s coral reefs and an array of native animals to view. Rotto, as it is called by the locals is a car free zone, adding to the relaxed feel of the island.
- The Swans Bell Tower – located only a 5 minute walk from Perth CBD. The towering glass spire is one of the largest musical instruments on earth and was customer built to house the historically significant bells of Saint Martin in the Field Church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London.
- The Art Gallery of Western Australia – located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, the gallery showcases extensive local, international works including a large collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
- The Perth Mint – one of the world’s oldest and operational mints. The Mint was established in 1899 as a branch of the British Royal Mint to refine gold for Western Australia’s goldfields. Housed in one of Western Australia’s most historical buildings, the Perth Mint is located a few minutes’ walk from the CBD.
- The Swan Valley – just a 20 minute drive from Perth, the Swan Valley region offers rolling vines, meandering waterways and lush natural bush land, as well as award winning wineries, breweries and food producers.
- The Perth Hills District – an hour’s drive from Perth CBD, into the hills, the John Forrest National Park epitomizes the natural beauty of the Darling Range with bush trails, granite outcrops and waterfalls.
- London Court – located in the heart of Perth this is the only walk in the world outside Britain that has captured a setting and atmosphere so similar to that of Tudor England.
- Perth beaches – the Indian Ocean provides Perth with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Western Australia’s coastline spans an impressive 12,000 kilometers and there is a beach to suit everyone.
For further information on destinations and attractions in Perth and Western Australia please visit the Tourism Western Australia website at www.westernaustralia.com