Venue and accommodation

The 15th National Rural Health Conference is being held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania.

Hobart and its surrounds was home to the Muwinina people who we acknowledge as the traditional and original owners, and we pay respect to those that have passed before us and we acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of this land.

Hobart is a world-class destination with its captivating history, picturesque harbour, rugged mountains, gourmet food and wine experiences and hip arts and cultural scene.  Having Hobart and the south’s main attractions within close proximity, delegates will be able to experience the most of this beautiful region even on the shortest of stays.

Tasmania has a population of over 514,000 pe, is home to around 217,000 people.

When visiting Hobart, the place to be is on the waterfront.  The Hotel Grand Chancellor, overlooks the River Derwent and Constitution Dock, and features some of the best views in the city.  It is just minutes away from popular attractions like, Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the Central Business District.  For information about what to do in Tasmania visit the Discover Tasmania website at:

Delegates are encouraged to make the most of their time in Hobart and stay for a few days before or after the Conference.

Climate and weather
Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.  Daytime temperatures in Hobart in March range from 11 to 21 degrees Celsius.  Annual rainfall varies dramatically across the island. Hobart, with an average of 626 millimetres, is Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide), while on the west coast an annual average of 2,400 mm ensures the rainforest thrives.

Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.

Getting there
Access to Tasmania is convenient by flights. There are four airlines that fly to Hobart and the airport is just 15 minutes’ drive (15 km) from the city centre.
Delegates may also wish to travel to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania.  Daily trips from Melbourne to Devonport are available and you can even take your car!  For information on the Spirit of Tasmania go to:

Accommodation and travel
Travelmakers can help you with all aspects of your trip.  For informational or to book accommodation visit the Travelmakers website or alternatively, you can phone them on 1800 838 408 or email

Venue contact details
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart  TAS  7000


Phone: 03 6235 4535