Venue & location
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Phone: +61 8 8212 4099
The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens.
Close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precinct, the centre is a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp are on our doorstep.
The international airport is just seven kilometres from the centre, making a quick and economic taxi ride.
Three main taxi companies operate in the Adelaide metropolitan area and can be booked for pick up or drop off from the North Terrace and Morphett Street Bridge entrances.
The free City Connector bus is an easy way of navigating around Adelaide.
Adelaide is great to tour by bike as well, including City of Adelaide’s Free Bikes.
If you are driving to the centre, there are two undercover car parking options (North Terrace and the Riverbank). Both are located directly under the centre and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept credit/debit cards (1.5% surcharge applicable).
Both car parks are fitted with video surveillance camera systems and security patrols these areas.
Adelaide seen from the eyes of a delegate
The Adelaide Convention Centre provides a range of accessibility options and facilities. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible.
View the full access and inclusion plan here.
Adelaide has had many nicknames over the years, from ‘the Athens of the south’ (a nod to the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to ‘the 20-minute city’ (because getting around just isn’t a problem). Adelaide is also famous as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.
What visitors most notice, however, is the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.
It’s an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer five-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a stretch of white sandy beach just 20 minutes (that figure again) from the CBD.
Currency and banking
The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout the business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based 10 per cent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken onboard as hand luggage when leaving the country. For more information, please visit www.customs.gov.au.
Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa. You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa. For more information, visit www.immi.gov.au.
Australia uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with three-pin flat plugs.
The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. The Australian Physiotherapy Association does not cover individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.