ALTA Conference 2018

Venue and Host City

Conference Venue

Curtin University has a Law School campus in Perth’s Central Business District within an existing 1912 heritage listed building located at 57 Murray Street. The campus is situated in the Perth CBD in close proximity to the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court and Perth Magistrate’s Court, as well as statutory tribunals such as the State Administrative Tribunal.

Host City

Embrace the best of both worlds in Perth, where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art. Nature and urban life exist in harmony in Perth, on Australia's west coast. Here, where the locals soak up more sunny days than in any other Australian capital city, you can visit nearby Rottnest Island, walk in leafy Kings Park and tour Swan Valley vineyards. For local culture, wander the nearby city of Fremantle's winding portside streets and Perth city centre's museum and gallery precinct.

Airport and Transport

The domestic and international airport terminals are located approximately 11.6 km from the Perth City Centre.
Covered taxi ranks are located on the ground floor of both the International Terminals (T1 & T2) and Domestic Terminals (T3 & T4) and cost approximately AUS$50. It takes approx. 25 minutes from the airport to Perth.

Bus 40 operates daily between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and Domestic Terminals (T3 & T4), via the Victoria Park Transfer Station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. The journey takes approximately 35-45 minutes.
To view maps and timetables or for further information on Transperth services please visit

For more information, please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 (Perth metro area) or +61 8 9428 1900.

Local Transport

Free Central Area Bus Transit (CAT) Services: Within the city centre of Perth you can enjoy free and easy transport on the modern CAT buses. Theses buses run on several routes, with numerous and easily recognisable stops, with real time passenger information, along the way. The CAT buses are a great way for delegates to move between their city hotel, the train station and other city and Northbridge attractions/venues, free of charge. A free CAT service also operates in the city of Fremantle.

Buses: Perth's public bus service (Transperth) also has a free transit zone within the city and operates a comprehensive service across the metropolitan area.

See and do

There is always something happening and so much to see and do in Perth, here are a few suggestions.

Two Feet and a Heartbeat

Perth’s expert tour guide company Two Feet and a Heartbeat have provided ALTA 2018 delegates with a discount code for 15% off two of their wonderful tours based in Perth’s CBD and Fremantle.

Arcades and Laneways: In recent years, forgotten and under utilised back laneways in and around town have been brought back to life by encouraging new business, street art and interesting lighting. It is easy to spend a couple of leisurely hours exploring these hidden yet bustling elements of life in Perth.

With plenty of opportunities to grab a coffee, have a tasty treat, or find some awesome places to come back to after the tour, your friendly guide will help set you up for an enjoyable adventure through the lesser known parts of Perth.

For 15% off this tour use “ALTA-Perth” during the booking process:

Fremantle Convicts and Colonials Walking Tour: This tour winds its way through Fremantle, which is renowned for its well-preserved architectural heritage, including convict built colonial era buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison.

“Freo” is the birthplace of the “Swan River Colony” and home some of the most amazing stories from colonial times in Australia. Explore Fremantle with a local and hear the stories of astounding Irish prisoner escapes, comical British bushrangers, the shameful expulsion of aboriginals to Rottnest Island and its importance as a port during World War II.

For 15% off tickets to this tour use “ALTA-Freo” during the booking process:


Out and About Wine Tours

River Cruise & Vineyard Experience
With this Award Winning tour you get the best of both worlds! Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits and morning tea.

After the cruise you will join one of our deluxe coaches and continue on through the Swan Valley, visiting a selection of the Valleys best boutique wineries chosen for their ambience and quality of wines.

For 10% off the River Cruise and Vineyard Experience contact Out and About Wine Tours and mention ALTA 2018:

Swan Valley Winery Experience
Discover Swan Valley’s wonderfully unique and world class wineries all packaged together with an exception tour guide giving you interesting and informative commentary.

Be treated as a long lost friend at cellar doors offering premium wines, remarkable characters and priceless ambience. Feast on gourmet vineyard platters, cheese boards, beers and heart stopping chocolates and truffles.

For 10% off the Swan Valley Winery Experience contact Out and About Wine Tours and mention ALTA 2018:





Grape Escape South West Tours

Grape Escape offers a range of customizable tours of the Margaret River wine region to suit all tastes and budgets. Book 5hrs on a private tour and use the booking note “Promaco” to receive an additional hour free of

Rottnest Island
Famous for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Island lies just 18 kilometres offshore from Perth surrounded by the sparkling IndianOcean. This is where the locals go to swim, surf, snorkel, fish and relax.
Surrounded by coral reefs and shipwrecks, the diving and snorkelling is out-of-this-world. Rotto is a car-free zone and hiring a bicycle is the best way to get around. There's also the local Bayseeker bus that regularly runs around the island and can drop you at some of the more secluded beaches and surf breaks. There are 20 bays to choose from, meaning you can often find a stretch of sand all to yourself.

Penguin Island
Located 45 minutes south of Perth and a five minute ferry ride across Shoalwater Bay, Penguin Island is one of Australia's premier nature based tourism destinations. The star attraction is the little penguin - the smallest species in the world. Visitors can get up close to the penguins at the Discovery Centre where rangers host three daily penguin feedings (costs may apply). This is your best opportunity to see these creatures as they're shy and spend most daylight hours feeding at sea or hidden in their burrows.

For those who love being on, in or near the water, Mandurah is a dream destination just 50 minutes south of Perth. There, you'll find some of Australia's most spectacular waterways, including the Peel-Harvey estuary, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour and blessed with abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, beautiful blue-green waters and a buzzing foreshore area.

Being less than an hour's ride from Perth by car or train, it's little wonder this water-side playground is one of the capital's most popular day trips.

Fremantle is a 30 minute drive or a 30 minute train ride from Perth city.

Against a backdrop of the best preserved 19th century port streetscape in the world, a day out in Fremantle is an eclectic and eccentric blend of fabulous artisanal food, handcrafted beers, great coffee, quirky boutiques and a lively music, arts and festival scene. On arrival, grab a sidewalk table on Fremantle's bustling ‘Cappuccino Strip’, ponder the impossibly long list of coffee options and do some people watching. Or go in search of some of Fremantle’s delectable baked goods for breakfast or brunch.

If you’re in Fremantle on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday (or even Monday if it's a public holiday), step into the iconic Fremantle Markets. For over 100 years, its hall has been filled with exotic aromas, fresh produce, fashion, live music, performance art, crafts and Indigenous art.

Kings Park
One of the largest inner-city parks in the world, Kings Park and Botanic Garden covers 400 hectares of Perth's heart with serene natural bushland and sculpted gardens. It's perched high on the crest of Mount Eliza, making it a top spot to take in sweeping panoramas of Perth's city skyline and Swan River.
Pack a picnic or barbecue and take the 15 minute walk to Kings Park from Perth's centre, or hop on a free CAT bus. Pick up mapsand brochures from the Visitor Information Centre, take afree guided walk orenjoy a self guided tour.

Swan Valley
Indulge the senses with a trip to the Swan Valley. The vineyards of Western Australia's oldest wine region invite you to sample their fruits, feast on award-winning local produce and discover local heritage.

Just 25 minutes east of Perth, the Swan Valley is a world away from city life. You can reach it by road, or take the scenic route aboard a Swan River cruise from Perth's Barrack Street Jetty. You can even winery-hop in the back of a horse-drawn wagon or chauffeured classic car.

Lancelin Sand Dunes
For a taste of adventure and an injection of adrenalin, head to the Lancelin sand dunes north of Perth.
Here, you can go sand boarding down massive 45 degree angle dunes, which are the biggest in Western Australia. Hit the sand in a dirt bike or four wheel drive.

From the peaks you'll be rewarded with a panoramic outlook over Lancelin, surrounding farmland, sand hills and coastline. Some of the best views are at dawn and dusk. The sand dune system is about two kilometres long and is nestled directly inland from Lancelin Township.

Lancelin is about an hour and a half drive north of Perth.

Margaret River and the South-West
Rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest let you easily hop from one experience to the next. Catch sight of the amazing humpback whale, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish.