Social Functions



Pre Congress Tours

Date: Monday 18 November
Time: 10am - 1pm (there are transfers being provided from the Adealide Hills Convention Centre)
$25 per person for partners and guests
No charge for full registered delegates
Dress code: Smart casual

Waterwaste Treament Technical Tour

Join the technical tour starting at the Mount Barker Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats septic tank effluent f rom several townships. Hear how the treatment processes use the Award Winning Laratinga Wetlands to further polish the treated effluent before it is then reused for local irrigators, our parks and gardens. The tour will include the nearby Springs Wetland and Environmental Services Centre which will house Council’s Inf rastructure Department as well as an Interpretive Centre where the community can learn about the purpose of the wetlands and the flora and fauna unique to the area.


Growth Areas Technical Tour

Mount Barker’s growth area is 1300ha in area and has some 15 active major development sites currently active. Recent and ongoinggrowth demonstrates quality award winning outcomes in residential design, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Stormwater Management and growth area master planning. A tour of the growth area will show delegates first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing one of South Australia’s fastest growing areas. Of particular note is the constructing of ‘tree sensitive roadways’ in instances where the road must pass over a tree root plate (tree protection zone). For a feature tree; these modern civil features are best described in their function as CO2 vents. You will hear how urban tree installation makes room for trees where there is no room for them!


Welcome Reception & Exhibition Opening

Date: Monday 18 November
Location: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre
Time: 5pm – 7pm
$50 per person for partners and guests
No charge for full registered delegates
Dress code: Smart casual

This year the Congress welcome reception and exhibition opening will be on-site at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. This will be a great opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to network.


Congress Dinner

Date: Tuesday 19 November
Location: Adelaide Town Hall
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$95 per person for partners and guests
No charge for full registered delegates
Dress code: Smart casual

For this year’s Congress Dinner, we head to Adelaide CBD to expierence the elgant Adelaide Town Hall. The picturesque Adelaide Town Hall stands as a grand landmark heritage building and a prime feature on King William Street in the heart of the city. With great food and entertainment, it will be a night not to miss!


Partner Tours

Full Day Hahndorf Delights Experience

Tuesday 19 November
$120 per person

Today we experience what Hahndorf has to offer, starting with the unique hands on opportunity of constructing your own apple strudel with the chef at the iconic Hahndorf Inn. We then travel to the Hahndorf Academy where there is the ever changing panorama of contemporary visual art. Lunch will be at Udder Delights to enjoy handmade artisan products all made locally at their cheese factory in Lobethal, Adelaide Hills.

After lunch you walk the streets of Hahndorf, the oldest German Village to learn about the culture and history of the beautiful township. You will get to finish your day with your very own handmade apple strudel for afternoon tea.


Half Day Farm Tour

Wednesday 20 November
$100 per person

Travelling to two well-known farms in the Adelaide Hills region; starting at Jurlique Farm where you will be given a behind the scenes tour of where many of the herbs, flowers and plants are grown for the natural skin care products that is sold around most of the world. You will then head to Beerenberg Farm to visit the beautiful farm shop where you will get to hear about how the farm runs and taste some of the locally made produce, including fresh berries.


Hats, sunscreen and walking shoes are required for both tours