University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in February 1911 and is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. The 65-hectare Crawley campus (where the conference will be held) is located on the Swan River, five kilometres west of the Perth central business district. Many of the buildings on campus are made from coastal limestone and Donnybrook sandstone, including Winthrop Hall. The campus has many lawns and gardens, includes James oval, the Sunken Garden and the Tropical Grove.


University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

Destination – Perth, Western Australia

Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world's most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering Karri forests of the South West.

Spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres (1 million square miles), Western Australia extends into different climatic zones simultaneously. When it is warm and dry in the north of the State, it is cool and wet in the south - that is how big Western Australia is. Perth, the capital city of the State, is home to 1.38 million people and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.

Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one. Perth offers visitors a variety of multi-cultural restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs. Spend a day shopping, cruising on the Swan River, relaxing on a secluded beach, or play a round of golf on one of Perth's many courses. Take a day tour north to Wave Rock, or south to the Margaret River region. Rottnest Island also makes a wonderful day out, with pristine blue water, and long stretches of white sandy beaches. Spend a day exploring the island on bicycle, catch the bus or train tour and explore spectacular marine life. Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bound by 12,500 kilometres (7,813 miles) of the world's most pristine coastline to the west.

Perth at your leisure

During the conference there will be opportunities to enjoy some leisure time. You may like to consider some of the following activities:

  • enjoy an express train trip to Mandurah for lunch on the foreshore and visit the art centre
  • walk around Kings Park and enjoy the views
  • an ‘art gallery crawl’ (with self guide map) on the City Clipper
  • train trip to Guildford and enjoy a walking tour (with self guide map) of this historic village at your leisure
  • cruise the Swan River to Fremantle
  • visit the Perth Mint
  • take the train to Fremantle for a history tour on the Fremantle Clipper
  • take the ferry to South Perth for a day at the Perth Zoo with its renowned nocturnal house
  • book a day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth Old Port (Barrack St Jetty).


Touring Western Australia

Sun, adventure, an awesome natural environment and friendly people – it’s what you’ll find on a holiday to Western Australia whatever time of year you visit. We encourage delegates to travel with their partners and families to experience Western Australia. A trip to the region is not complete without seeing at least some of the following:

  • Swan Valley
  • Margaret River wine region
  • Northwest WA, including Broome or the Ningaloo Reef.


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