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Conference location and venue

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The conference is held in the historical town of Maryborough, in the state of Queensland, Australia.  Part of the beautiful Fraser Coast Region, Maryborough is also known as the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers; the creator of Mary Poppins.  The town is a 40-minute drive from Hervey Bay, famous for its Whale watching between July and November and as a gateway to the World Heritage listed Fraser Island; now known as K'gari (from traditional owners the Butchulla people).  

Main venue

The conference is held at the magnificent Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre which offers stunning river views from its facilities. Inside the venue is a large foyer and 900 seat auditorium as well as a variety of spaces in which conference sessions are held.  The centre offers plenty of parking and is a short walk away from the town centre and a number of hotels and accommodation.

Additional venues

To enable multiple sessions to run concurrently throughout the conference, the grounds of The Brolga Theatre and Conference Centre accommodate several temporary pavilions. These pavilions are purpose built for the conference, fully floored and carpeted and accommodate the Trade Exhibition and additional session venues.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in and around Maryborough at a range of hotels, motels, caravan parks and Bed and Breakfast facilities.  Many conference attendees also choose to stay in Hervey Bay and commute daily to the conference.   Accommodation can fill quickly during the conference so it is recommended that conference attendees organise and book this early, usually at least in the year prior to the conference.

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 Location map

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Last updated 15 September 2020