Adelaide, South Australia

Welcome to Adelaide, Australia, a conference city that ticks all the boxes, and delivers a truly ‘Australian’ experience. With world-class facilities, easy access, a commitment to sustainability, value for money, safe surrounds and a superb climate, it’s easy to see why Adelaide is consistently rated as one of the world’s best destinations for business travel and events. Known as the ’20-minute city’ Adelaide has regular direct international and domestic flights, the fastest airport to city transfer in Australia, and a convenient walkable layout with free tram service. Add to this Adelaide ranks as the most affordable capital in Australia, meaning that delegates will enjoy exceptional ease and value during their event. Such characteristics lead to Adelaide recently being lauded by the Chicago Tribune as one of the world’s best-designed cities.

It is no secret that Adelaide, South Australia produces some of the world’s best wine, with iconic regions the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills within touching distance of the city and home to renowned brands such as Penfolds. Naturally there is also the food to match, and with Adelaide home to the largest fresh food market in the Southern Hemisphere the city has been referred to as the Culinary Capital of Australia (New York Times).

A vibrant multicultural city, Adelaide boasts a year-round program of exciting festivals and events, and also perfectly placed for those seeking that authentic ‘Australian’ experience. On the city’s doorstep you can enjoy natural wonders such as the breathtaking outback landscape of the Flinders Ranges, the unspoilt wilderness of Kangaroo Island, and miles of white sandy beaches to name a few.

Visit Adelaide - 

General Information


South Australia is the perfect place to escape the chill.  Adelaide enjoys a predictable ‘Mediterranean style’ climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters punctuated with occasional rain.

It is Australia’s driest capital city with only a few millimetres of rain falling in Adelaide during summer.

Average day-time temperature during summer is 29ºC, with evenings breezes off the Southern Ocean and Adelaide Hills that cool the city.

Air Travel to South Australia

Adelaide is South Australia’s capital city. It is easily accessed by air from all Australian capital cities and international destinations. Adelaide Airport is only 8 kilometres from the centre of the city, a 15-minute drive.

Adelaide Airport (ADL) services regional, domestic and international travellers. The state of the art facility is the newest and most efficient aviation terminal in Australia, incorporating the latest in design and technology.

Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Pacific Blue fly to Adelaide from various countries. British Airways offers international access to Adelaide through code-shared services with Qantas Airways.

Virgin Australia provides a great flexible service called Virgin Australia Airpass. If you’re visiting Australia from overseas with an international carrier, who books through the Virgin Blue Airpass website, you’ll be eligible for great priced flights around Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Check their website for the latest information.

Qantas AirwaysVirgin Australia and Jetstar offer frequent daily services to Adelaide Airport from Australia's capital cities.

Domestic flight times (direct) are: 

Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes 

Sydney - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes 

Canberra - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes 

Brisbane - Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes 

Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes 

Alice Springs - Adelaide: 2 hours

Airport Transfers

Door-to-door 7 day service. Reservation is appreciated at least 48 hours prior to travel.

Office hours 0700 – 2100, 7 days a week.

Phone 1300 856 444 or +61 8 8389 3528
Fax +61 8 8389 3572
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A new taxi rank is located left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers.

  There is a $2 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.

Visas to Australia

International visitors to Australia require a visa or an electronic travel authority. It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you start your journey. Information on obtaining visas and ETA’s (Electronic Travel Authorities) can be found on the Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs web site -

Travel Insurance

The conference organisers recommend that delegates purchase travel insurance including cover for non-refundable conference registration fees.


Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available. 

Pre- and Post-Conference Touring

Wirra Wirra - McLaren Vale

Ever wanted to create your own wine blend, ring a three quarter tonne bell, hurl watermelons from a medieveal siege machine or simply get behind the scene of a historic working winery? Well it’s all set up for you because at Wirra Wirra they’ve introduced a range of new tours that give visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the old cellars with a specialist from the Cellar Door or Winemaking team. Starting at just $20, these tours are an opportunity to get the most out of your visit to McLaren Vale. While you’re there, why not make a day of it and sample the killer coffee and delicious produce that is featured in Wirra Wirra’s new café, Harry’s Deli, with a menu showcasing a host of regional and SA providores. On top of all this, Wirra Wirra is offering a great discount to each of its tours through Autumn, with 25% off for conference or event groups in Adelaide.  It’s easy to book the discount. Simply go online to, click on the tour you want to book and enter the following code into your reservation - ‘tour25’.

Adelaide Sightseeing

Adelaide Sightseeing is excited to be a touring partner of the Symposium.

We are South Australia's largest and longest serving day tour operator, having been in business for over 30 years. As a South Australian operated company, and part of the SeaLink Travel Group, we take pride in knowing our state well. We offer half day, full day and longer stays through Adelaide and to South Australia’s most popular destinations such as the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbor, McLaren Vale, Murray River, Adelaide City and the Hills & Hahndorf region.

If you wish to explore South Australia before, after or even during the conference, we can help you ‘see more’ of what this amazing state has to offer.

Adelaide Sightseeing will offer a 20% discount on the following popular mainland tours to participants and their accompanying family*

  •   Adelaide City Highlights (AS14)

  •   Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf (AS13)

  •   Ultimate Adelaide (AS12)

  •   Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights (AS10)

  •   Barossa Food & Wine Experience (AS2)

  •   Victor Harbor & McLaren Vale Highlights (AS18, AS18L, AS18D)

  •   McLaren Vale Food & Wine Indulgence (AS5)

  •   Murray River Highlights (AS23)

To make the most of this special offer, simply go to Here you can explore our full range of tours and book online. Alternatively, you can call our friendly reservations centre on 1300 769 762 to make a reservation. As it’s a busy time of the year, we recommend you get in early and lock in your tour now so you don’t miss out!

Make sure you enter or quote the special promotion code ALMOND2017 when you book, and you will be on your way to a fabulous South Australian experience.

*Conditions; Available for immediate booking. Valid for sale 20th Feb 2017 - 15th Nov 2017 for travel dates 1-16 November 2017. Not valid with any other offer. Promotional code must be quoted at time of booking to receive discount. When booking online, discount will be applied at the checkout. Available for new bookings only. Credit card fees apply. Please check full terms and conditions on website or on our brochure.