14th Annual

Associations Forum National Conference

15 - 16 July 2019, National Convention Centre Canberra



Canberra has been named the most liveable city in the world by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD 2014). Not only scoring highly on economic indicators such as housing and income, Canberra achieves top ranking in education levels, the quality of the environment and safety. When you meet in Canberra you can take advantage of this perfect combination of amenities, knowledge and easy lifestyle to deliver a conference with minimum stress and maximum impact for your delegates.

As the national capital, Canberra is not only the political pulse of Australia, it's also home to some of the most impressive national establishments, cultural attractions, research and academic institutes. When you meet in Canberra you connect with a potent combination of knowledge, culture and influence, guaranteed to create an inspiring event.

Getting There

Canberra International Airport connects the capital with other major cities around Australia as well as Singapore and Wellington, New Zealand. The airport schedules over 800 flights per week and is just 10 minutes drive from the CBD.

Domestic routes
QANTAS, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Fly Pelican offer direct routes to most state capital cities as well as other cities including Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

The light, airy, spacious domestic terminal ensures a stress-free, uncrowded experience whether arriving or departing.

International routes
Regular international services operate from Canberra to Doha and Singapore with connections to Asia and Europe. International flights are operated by Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways. 

Airport Express
This shuttle service will take you from the airport to the city in 15 minutes www.rideondemand.com.au

Getting Around

Canberra welcomes Uber and there's even an Uber waiting lounge at the airport (just outside the Baggage Claim area).

Canberra Elite - 13 227

Silver Service - 133 100

Canberra Hire Cars - (02) 6126 1577

Free City Shuttle Bus

Route 101 free City Loop services all the major locations in the CBD - Canberra Tourist Loop

The extensive ACTION bus network services all parts of the city.


Canberra has an array of stylish restaurants and bars, museums, art galleries and a vibrant entertainment scene. Close to the city are mountain ranges, the coastline and Canberra District wine region.

For information about Canberra attractions visit: https://visitcanberra.com.au/attractions

Crowne Plaza Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra is centrally located in the CBD in a tranquil park setting. The hotel is only a two minute walk from the National Convention Centre Canberra, and is close to shops, restaurants and attractions. Accommodation includes twin rooms, king rooms and suites, with views over Canberra city or Glebe Park.

Crowne Plaza Canberra’s formal and informal meeting spaces, along with Redsalt Restaurant and Binara One Bar, offer a range of options to suit your needs, whether an impromptu business meeting or a relaxed dinner. Be nourished for the day ahead with a generous buffet breakfast and re-energise with the swimming pool and gym. The hotel’s facilities include 24 hour reception, 24 hour in room dining and 24 hour business centre.

For more information and to book visit canberra.crowneplaza.com