Congress Venue and Location


The venue for the 2019 congress is the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre in Hahndorf. Rising above the valleys in the picturesque Mount Lofty Ranges, the centre is perched atop 32 acres of manicured grounds 800 metres from Hahndorf’s main street.


Hahndorf is a small heritage town in the Adelaide Hills region, just 28 kms south-east of Adelaide CBD. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and has a rustic tranquillity, complete with artisan produce, local wines, and a vivid history.

Explore the tree-lined main street and discover shops, galleries, a cheese maker and leather smith, jeweller, a craft brewery, winery cellar doors, gin distillery, chocolatier, traditional sweet shops, restaurants and cafés.

Visit the Hahndorf Academy in a 150-year-old building to explore the migration museum, artist studios, the four gallery spaces and a gallery shop featuring the work of local artisans.

Without going any further than the main street you can visit the Gulf Brewery for a local craft beer and Ambleside Distillers for small-batch handcrafted gin. Also on the main street is the Buzz Honey ‘hive door’ to taste honey and see an observation beehive in action. Hahndorf also features several boutique winery cellar doors - Somerled, Hersey, Scott & La Prova wines, Landhaus and the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre where visitors can taste and purchase a huge variety of wines from across the region.


Hahndorf Weather in November

Hahndorf in November is beginning to warm up, with daily temperatures around 30 degrees and can have spectacular thunderstorms and cooler evenings with average temperatures of 17 degrees.