Venue and accommodation

The 14th National Rural Health Conference is being held on the north east coast of Queensland, in the beautiful tropical city of Cairns where the rainforest meets the reef.  Cairns is the only place where two World Heritage-listed areas are side-by-side, you can dive the depths of the Great Barrier Reef or soar above the world’s oldest tropical rainforest

Cairns is home to the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji people and we acknowledge these traditional owners.

Cairns is the hub of Tropical Far North Queensland, which is 400,000sq km, equal to the combined size of California and Oregon or Spain and Portugal. Cairns also has the closest access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest reef in the world, measuring 2,011km in length and 72 km across at its widest point, also making it the world’s largest World Heritage Area. There are 165,000 people within the Cairns Regional Council area.

The Cairns international airport is only 7km away (10 minute drive) and there are direct flights from all Australian capital cities with Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar. Delegates are encouraged to make the most of their time in Cairns and stay for a few days before or after the Conference. 

You can find more information about Tropical North Queensland here:

Venue contact details

Cairns Convention Centre
Sheridan and Wharf Streets, Cairns City QLD 4870

Phone: 07 4042 4200

Accommodation and travel

A variety of accommodation options has been secured through Travelmakers at flexible rates that are exclusive to attendees of the 14th National Rural Health Conference.

For further information or to book accommodation visit the Travelmakers website. Travelmakers are also able to assist with all your travel needs.  Alternatively, you can contact them by phone on 1800 838 408 or email.

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