Venue and Location

Adelaide 2024

Our sixth biennial conference was held in Adelaide!

A modern vibrant city framed by sandy beaches and vine-dotted hills, and a region packed with unique wildlife, great food and wine, and stunning national parks. You’ll find much to do and explore while in the heart of South Australia. 

Quick Find


The Voices in Action 2024 Conference was held at the Adelaide Showground in the showground’s most up-to-date event space, the Goyder Pavilion.  

Getting there

By public transport

There are several bus routes that stop at the Showground, however, bus stops 1 or 2 on Goodwood Road are most convenient. Bus rides to and from the city take approximately 15 minutes. 

For those in Adelaide CBD trams run every 20 minutes from Victoria Square or outside Adelaide Train Station. The Showground stop is Stop 3. There’s a five to ten minute walk to the Showground after the tram ride. 

With a dedicated train station onsite, Adelaide Showground Station is a convenient way to reach the Adelaide Showground. Directions from the Showground Station to the Goyder Pavilion can be seen on the Showground map here.  

For more information and to find fare information, visit the Adelaide Metro website. 

By car

The Adelaide Showground is located on Goodwood Road in Wayville, just South-West of the Adelaide CBD. Parking is available at the Showgrounds for a daily rate of $11.00. 
To see our recommended accommodation options, click here or check out some iconic Adelaide activities here



Things to do

Adelaide is full of amazing dining options, cultural activities, and inspiring architecture. Be sure to check out some of the amazing attractions recommended by Adelaide young people! 

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Adelaide Botanic Gardens ​

Adelaide's Botanic Garden is more than 50 hectares of sprawling, historic gardens. Located in the CBD, the gardens are easily accessible and a great way for a quick escape from the noise of the city when you need a relaxing break. Check out their website for further visitor information and a list of events. 

Adelaide Central Markets

Adelaide Central Markets ​

No visit to Adelaide is complete without heading to Adelaide's Central Markets. Whether you're looking for authentic international food options or you want to taste South Australia's amazing local produce, the markets have you covered. You can even do guided tours of the markets to ensure you get the full Adelaide Central Markets experience. Check out their website for trading hours and further visitor information.  

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval

If you are a sports fanatic then no trip to Adelaide is complete without a stop at the Adelaide Oval. One of Australia's most iconic stadiums, you can choose to climb over the billowing rooftops and historic grandstands or check out the sporting calendar, you may be lucky enough to catch a game or two. Check out more of what's on at Adelaide Oval's website here.  

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo

Discover the only pair of Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere along with more than 2,500 animals and 250 different species at the Adelaide Zoo. Hand feed giraffe, feel the wind from the wings of Blue and Gold Macaws on your face as they fly overhead, watch the pandas at bath time and learn about your favourite animals from the passionate keepers. Check out their website for ticket information.  

Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach

Hop on a tram to head out to Glenelg, one of Adelaide's most loved and popular beaches. Grab a bite at one of Glenelg's many places to eat, walk the jetty for a beautiful view or just enjoy your time relaxing on the sand. For more information on what's on, how to get there and what you can discover visit their website here. 

Rundle Street

Rundle Street

Rundle Street East is the heart beat of Adelaide’s ever popular cosmopolitan East End District. It is right here that you will discover the very best in cutting-edge fashion stores and leading designer labels, funky gifts, home wares, jewellery, accessories and much, much more. In fact, the quality, variety and mix of fashion and specialty retail is second to none. Check out their website for more information. 

South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research. Visit their website to see what's on and for more information. 

The Beachouse

The Beachouse

Located on the idyllic shores of Glenelg beach, the Beachouse is the perfect destination for a fun-filled day out! You’ll find games and rides that will entertain adults as well as children. Check out their website to see what's on and for more information. 


Adelaide CBD

Adelaide’s CBD is a host to many attractions including its ring of parkland on the River Torrens and is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. 

Adelaide CBD is easily connected to the Adelaide Showgrounds through buses, train and trams that are a short 5-20 minute ride depending on your location in the CBD. For information and to plan your trip, visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

Located directly opposite Adelaide Convention Center and The Parliament of South Australia, the historic 1918 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. 
Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is 10 minutes’ walk from both Adelaide’s city center and Adelaide Oval. It is just 2 minutes’ walk from Adelaide Casino. Adelaide Zoo is 20 minutes’ walk away. 
All rooms have modern furnishings. Each room includes a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi in-room and property wide 
Prices from $194* 

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Hilton Adelaide

The Hilton overlooks Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide’s entertainment and shopping district. Located under 500 meters from local attractions like the Central Market and Chinatown, and two kilometers from Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the University of Adelaide.  

Prices from $240* 

Quest King William South

Quest King William South offers a comfortable place to relax amidst the hustle and bustle of Adelaide. Centrally located and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport, be sure to explore the city centre on your doorstep. The Central Market is a highlight not to be missed, only 2 blocks away… Drink coffee and feast on fresh produce like locals do! A little further afield, you can check out the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide Golf Course, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Showgrounds, and the city’s main shopping strip Rundle Mall. 


Bayside Glenelg draws families to its long, sandy beach and the Beachouse amusement centre, with waterslides, rides and arcade games. The Bay Discovery Centre in the 1870s Town Hall has local history exhibits including a vintage swimwear collection, and dolphin-spotting cruises cast off from nearby Holdfast Marina. 

Glenelg is only a 20 minute tram ride followed by a short 10 minute walk to the Adelaide Showgrounds. For information and to plan your trip, visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Nightcap at Watermark Glenelg

Located next to Holdfast Shores Marina, Nightcap at Watermark Glenelg is a 7-minute walk from Jetty Road Shopping Precinct. It offers a beer garden and a buffet restaurant. Free WiFi and free on-site parking is provided. 
Nightcap at Watermark Glenelg is a 6-minute walk from The Beachouse and an 8-minute walk from Glenelg Tram Stop. It is a 14-minute drive from Adelaide Airport and a 22-minute drive from central Adelaide. 
Prices from $200* 

Stamford Grand Adelaide

Located right on Glenelg Beach, Stamford Grand a fully equipped fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a gaming room with poker machines. All grand rooms have a chic and modern décor accentuating the relaxed and stylish beachside culture of Glenelg 
Stamford Grand Adelaide is located 25 minutes’ drive from the Adelaide city center, and 15 minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport. The famous Glenelg Tram is located right outside the hotel which can take you to the Adelaide city center, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Entertainment Center. 
All air-conditioned rooms have a mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.  Each room has a safety deposit box and a work desk. Some rooms feature beautiful city, hills or ocean views. 
Prices from $319* 

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