Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Adelaide Convention Centre close to local attractions and shops?
- Is the Adelaide Convention Centre close to public transport?
- Is there somewhere close to enjoy a coffee or meal?
- What facilities are nearby?
- Where can I park my car?
- What accommodation is available for delegates?
- What size events can you host?
- What environmental initiatives does the Adelaide Convention Centre undertake to promote sustainability?
- How do I find out what events are happening at the Centre?
- Do you have an outdoor space suitable for large gatherings?
- How do I apply for a job with the Centre?
- Does the Adelaide Convention Centre offer photocopying and fax facilities?
Is the Adelaide Convention Centre close to local attractions and shops?
If you are walking, some of the options you might like to consider are the world famous Adelaide Oval, art gallery, museum, Adelaide Zoo with its two pandas, Rundle Mall shopping precinct – or simply take a relaxing walk along the banks of the River Torrens. Adelaide is very easy to navigate. Adelaide’s pristine beaches and the scenic Adelaide Hills are within easy reach, either for a day’s outing or for easy commuting to your conference.
Is the Adelaide Convention Centre close to public transport?
Yes. Modern trams, buses and taxis can be caught right outside the front door on North Terrace. Within the ‘city mile’, tram travel is free of charge. A train station is located one minute from the Adelaide Convention Centre. Adelaide is widely recognised as the 20-minute city.
This ease of access and stress free travel is acknowledged by organisers and delegates alike. How many other capital cities are there were you can arrive at the international airport, be checking into your 5-star hotel within a half an hour and then walk to the multiple award-winning convention centre adjacent for your conference welcome function?
Is there somewhere close to enjoy a coffee or meal?
The Adelaide Convention Centre has a ‘coffee cart’ in its outdoor area so that you can enjoy the beautiful climate outdoors, or enjoy high quality local produce and excellent service in the Centre’s own restaurant, Regattas Bistro + Bar, which overlooks the scenic River Torrens. In addition, there are dozens of coffee shops and restaurants within quick walking distance of the Centre, ranging from five-star and international hotel restaurants, to more relaxed dining options. Adelaide’s thriving restaurant scene offers cuisine from all around the world.
What facilities are nearby?
The Adelaide Convention Centre’s location so close to the heart of the city means that visitors have access to almost anything they need. These include car hire, ATMs and banks, doctors and chemists, shopping, post office, shopping centres, doctors , florists, hairdressers, costume hire, cultural attractions, transport and an abundance of hotels.
Where can I park my car?
Parking at the Centre is easy with two undercover car parks, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What accommodation is available for delegates?
There are over 4,500 hotel rooms in very close proximity, while delegates who choose to stay further out (eg. on the beachfront) can access a range of modern transport options, including trams, buses and taxis. The Economist (2009) recently ranked Adelaide as the third best city in the world and the first in Australia for business travel.
What size events can you host?
The Centre can cater for up to 6,500 guests and offers hundreds of flexible convention and exhibition floor plans. At the other end of the scale, the Centre is also an ideal venue for small meetings and workshops.
What environmental initiatives does the Adelaide Convention Centre undertake to promote sustainability?
The Centre has been recognised with a range of national and international environmental awards and is an Australian leader in sustainable meetings. Details of our sustainable initiatives can be found in our Environmental section.
How do I find out what events are happening at the Centre?
Click here to see a calendar of events.
Do you have an outdoor space suitable for large gatherings?
The beautiful Riverbank Lawns - 1,700 square metres of grass carpet – overlooks the scenic River Torrens. No other Australian convention centre can match this beautiful location.
How do I apply for a job with the Centre?
The Adelaide Convention Centre is always on the lookout for energetic new staff to join our dynamic team. If you are interested in a career at the Centre please access our Careers area to find out more.
Does the Adelaide Convention Centre offer photocopying and fax facilities?
In addition to photocopying and fax facilities we offer a fully functional Business Centre for delegate use. This includes computers, internet and Wi-Fi. To ensure delegates can remain productive while on the road, our well-equipped Business Centre is open daily during events. Customer relations staff are on hand to assist with any last minute requests.
CPA Australia Breakfast
As part of my role at CPA Australia I attend many breakfast events throughout the year, at a variety of different venues across Adelaide. Without exception however, the ACC always delivers excellent food and your staff are the most professional of any venue I have attended. I appreciate the fact that there is an Event Floor Manager assigned to each event who is easy to contact and always very prompt and obliging when actioning my requests - other venues do not offer this level of service.