Adelaide and South Australia Information


Located on the corner of North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. North Terrace is Adelaide’s cultural boulevard and is exactly one mile (1.6km) long, featuring the State Art Gallery, Museum of South Australia and Botanic Gardens. One street over is the Rundle Mall shopping precinct, while just east of Rundle Mall is Rundle Street with Cafes and Restaurants.

Getting there

Adelaide Airport is about 11 km south west of the CBD. The fare from the airport to the city by taxi is about $30 one way depending on the time of day. Adelaide Independent Taxis can be contacted on 13 22 11, but there is a taxi rank at the airport. Alternatively, there is an airport shuttle bus.

If you are hiring a car, then take a right turn once out of the airport, and follow route A6 to the city. It’s a straight road, like most roads in Adelaide.

Getting around

Adelaide is reasonably easy to navigate, being purposely built with the streets is a perfect grid.  Most facilities are within walking distance of the conference venue. However, February can be hot and dry (over 40 degrees C), so it’s best to bring a hat and sunglasses, and “keep your fluids up”. Don’t forget to wear sun-screen if you are planning to be out and about sight seeing – the sun has a very nasty bite that visitors to Australia aren’t used to.

There is a large Supermarket in Rundle Mall (north side, about in the middle) or smaller 24h supermarkets on North Terrace (opposite the Royal Adelaide Hospital) and Rundle St. There is a Pharmacy in Rundle Mall (south side, near Pulteney St.).

The Adelaide City Council and Bike SA has an “Adelaide Free Bike” scheme. There is a station right on campus near the conference venue, if you are feeling energetic.

Public transport in Adelaide all run off the same ticket system – you can plan a trip here. A $5.30 ticket will get you 2 hours of travel on any bus, train or tram. There are Metro cards which provide a more economical option, see this link for more information. There also are some free transport options within the city centre.

There are a variety of tourist maps here.


Below are a few suggestions for accommodation that is close to the venue:

Accommodation within walking distance from City East Campus
Crowne Plaza Adelaide 4-star Approximate nightly rate $191
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel 4-star Approximate nightly rate $178
Mantra Hindmarsh Square 4-star Approximate nightly rate $174
Mantra on Frome 4-star Approximate nightly rate $135
Mansions on Pulteney 3-star Approximate nightly rate $131

Accommodation bookings will need to be made directly with the hotel. For more information and bookings please ask Google or try the following websites: