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Welcome to Adelaide, a city which prides itself on its historic building heritage, festival and arts scene and its location between the Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent. The city is centrally located amongst the various wine regions of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.

Founded in 1836, Colonel William Light designed the city based along the River Torrens in a planned, grid layout utilising large public spaces and entirely surrounded by parklands.

With a population slightly over 1 million, Adelaide has become known for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture along with its beaches.

The City’s main hub of social activity is on Rundle Street offering a vast variety of shopping, dining, wine bars and café options. Other attractions located close to the CBD include the historic beachfront suburb of Glenelg, the Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Zoo and one of Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement towns, Hahndorf. For further information regarding Adelaide and the state of South Australia please visit

Adelaide has been listed in the Top 10 list of The Economist's World’s Most Livable Cities Index of 2010.

The conference is located at the University of South Australia’s City East Campus, moments from the CBD.


Adelaide has a warm Mediterranean climate with most rain falls occurring in the winter months of June, July and August. The average temperature in September/October ranges in the low 20*C’s (low 70F’s) during the day.

The Bureau of Meteorology offers current weather patterns, weekly forecasts and weather warnings.