Conference Venues

Holding a corporate event in South Australia

South Australia is the perfect location to hold a conference or convention. Hold your corporate event in the city of Adelaide or a nearby wine region, such as the Barossa, Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Choose from a wide range of conference venues.

Adelaide Convention Centre at night Adelaide Convention Centre

Located on North Terrace in the city of Adelaide, the world-class Adelaide Convention Centre stages national and international conferences, exhibitions, cocktail parties, major events, product launches, banquets and board meetings.

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre is a stone's throw from major hotels and other city accommodation facilities. The centre boasts views over the River Torrens, parklands and the spires of St Peter's Cathedral. Adelaide Convention Centre's conference facilities offer serviced meeting rooms for break-out sessions, along with a Plenary Hall that can seat up to 3,500 delegates.

Conference venues in Adelaide

There are many other conference venues in Adelaide. The National Wine Centre of Australia is located on the city's fringe, on the edge of the Botanic Gardens. Its eye-catching architecture makes it an attractive conference venue. The multi-award winning centre can cater for 10 to 1,000 guests in its naturally-lit function rooms.

Hold your next conference at the Art Gallery of South Australia or South Australia Museum. Located on North Terrace, both the gallery and museum have distinctive buildings and conference rooms that are perfect for large gatherings or smaller meetings.

The iconic Adelaide Oval has recently been renovated and now boasts a diverse range of rooms so they can cater for as few as five to as many as 3,000 guests - for meetings and seminars to conferences, cocktail parties and more.

The Adelaide Town Hall is a landmark heritage building that can seat up to 1,100 delegates. In the heart of Adelaide City, the town hall is a prestigious conference venue.

Adelaide Zoo has a range of indoor venues for functions, along with theatre and exhibition space. For a unique backdrop, hold your function in the Bamboo Forest Pavilion - home to the pandas, Wang Wang and Funi.

Various Adelaide hotels cater for small to large events, offering boutique rooms, to ballrooms and dedicated conference rooms.

Beyond the Big Smoke

If you are looking for a conference venue away from the city yet with all of the conveniences, regional South Australia has something that is sure to tick all the boxes. The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, just over an hours drive from Adelaide and nestled among the vines, can cater for up to 250 delegates with state of the art presentation technology. They can arrange off-site activities at near-by wineries.

Escape to the luxury and privacy of the multi-award winning Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Where luxe chic meets raw nature, Southern Ocean Lodge caters for conferences and retreats of up to 40 delegates in a fully equipped meeting Lounge, with a range of memorable team building and off-site experiences also available. 

With Port Lincoln as its hub and boasting world class seafood, the Eyre Peninsula offers a smorgasboard of modern conference venues, unique locations and iconic interactive experiences to make your next event one delegates will definitely remember. The team at Events Eyre Peninsula can help tailor a function to your specific requirements.

Pre and post conference tours in South Australia

There are many pre and post conference tour options for delegates throughout Adelaide and South Australia. Take a winery tour. South Australia is known for its celebrated wine regions. If you are holding a conference or convention in Adelaide, you will be close to wine regions the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Organised tours regularly depart Adelaide. Tailored event packages can also be arranged through the various tour operators.

Travel further afield to the Clare Valley for wine tasting at some of the region's boutique cellar doors. Escape to Kangaroo Island to see Australian wildlife in its rugged, natural environment. Explore Australia's outback and the dramatic landscape of the Flinders Ranges.

Other areas of interest include the Eyre Peninsula - known for its big game fishing and excellent seafood; Australia's red wine centre, the Coonawarra on the Limestone Coast; Murray River and Yorke Peninsula.

South Australia offers a wide range of experiences to help make your conference memorable.

Corporate hospitality and corporate boxes

Entertain your guests with a corporate hospitality package or corporate box. Corporate hospitality packages are available at major events, such as the Santos Tour Down Under, Clipsal 500, Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival.

Corporate hospitality packages and corporate boxes are also available at sporting events, such as the Australian Football League (AFL), A-League soccer, cricket, basketball, netball, tennis, swimming and events held at the Adelaide Oval.

The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre and Her Majesty's Theatre also offer corporate hospitality packages for music and theatre productions.

Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

Stroll down Rundle Mall and stop by the visitor information centre in James Place, just opposite the Myer Centre, for information about transport, events, activities and attractions. Collect brochures, maps and some great holiday ideas.

James Place (off Rundle Mall), Adelaide
Telephone: 1300 655 276 Monday to Friday 
Telephone: 1300 588 140 Weekends and public holidays
Email: visitor@adelaidecitycouncil.com

Need help with planning a conference or convention?

The Adelaide Convention Bureau offers a free service, assisting event organisers with planning a conference or convention in Adelaide. It is the peak body for business events in South Australia. The Adelaide Convention Bureau's local expertise can help event organisers to get in contact with venues, caterers, tour operators and other relevant businesses.

The Adelaide Convention Bureau runs an "Incentives Adelaide" program that provides behind the scenes access and VIP treatment for corporate event delegates. Guests can enjoy blending their own wine with guidance from world-renowned winemakers, swimming with blue fin tuna, riding with the stars of world cycling or even cage driving with great white sharks.

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