Social Functions

Welcome Reception at MONA

  • Tuesday, 20 October 2015
  • 1800 - 2200
  • MONA Museum of Old and New Art
  • Inclusive for full delegates
  • $175 for additional tickets
  • Smart casual

Delegates will be transported to and from MONA by ferries and coaches.

Drinks will be served in The Void on arrival and you will then be able to enjoy private viewing of the galleries for an hour.

Following the viewing food and drinks will be served in the Void from MONA's 'grazing stations'!

Delegates will return to the conference hotels at around 2230.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see destination in Hobart. It is the largest privately owned museum in Australia and houses antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the collection of the owner, David Walsh. Walsh has described the museum as a 'subversive adult Disneyland'.

Welcome Reception is sponsored by Tonic Health Media.

Happy Hours and Industry Exhibition

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015
  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • 1630 - 1730 (Wed), 1700 - 1800 (Thurs)
  • Exhibition Area
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Smart casual

Delegates are invited to attend the happy hours as guests of AAPM and PMAANZ.

The happy hours will take place in the exhibition area immediately after the conference sessions conclude on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday Happy Hour is sponsored by Medibank

Thursday Happy Hour is sponsored by Panaceum.

Government House Reception

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015
  • 1800 - 1900
  • Coaches depart at 1745 from the Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Limited to the first one hundred and fifty full delegates who request to be included on the invitation list.
  • Lounge Suit/Day Dress

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM has invited delegates to Government House for a Reception.

This invitation is strictly limited to the first two hundred delegates who request to be included on the invitation list.

Government House will send your invitation to Conference Design and it will be available to collect at the Registration Desk on Tuesday. You will be required to take your invitation with you to Government House.

Transport is provided and will depart the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 1745 and return to the hotel and CBD at 1930.

As Government House is only able to accommodate a limited number of people this invitation is extended to full delegates only. Partners are not able to attend.

Please note, this is an official function hosted by Government House. The conference convenors and Conference Design staff cannot make additional bookings.

Gala Conference Dinner at City Hall

  • Whatever Floats Your Boat
  • Friday, 23 October 2015
  • 1900 - Midnight
  • City Hall, Hobart - Opposite the Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Inclusive for full delegates
  • $175 for additional tickets
  • Neat Casual, After 5 or Nautical!

The Gala Conference dinner, themed "Whatever floats your boat", will be held in the City Hall which is opposite the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Hobart chef Waji Spiby will delight you with a 'Taste of Tasmania' featuring Tasmanian food and wines.

Cary Lewincamp is one of Tasmania's most loved musical icons and his music is often identified as the 'Sound of Tasmanian life'. Cary will play quiet dinner music prior to the band playing from 9:00pm.

The Rumm Jungle Show Band covers songs from the late sixties classics to popular modern songs with a major emphasis being on the rich and diverse harmonies produced by this group of talented musicians. The Rumm Jungle Show Band is a five piece band. Along with their dynamic stage presence and exciting performance this band promises to keep you dancing until midnight - time to put on your dancing shoes!

The Gala Conference Dinner is sponsored by 1st Available

AAPM State Breakfasts

  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • 0745 - 0845
  • $20 per person
  • Harbour View 1
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor

Attendees will be seated in state groups. Please purchase a ticket during the registration process. A ticket will be included in your registration pack and will be collected at the breakfast.



PMAANZ AGM & Breakfast

  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • 0745 - 0845
  • Inclusive for PMAANZ Members
  • Chancellor 6
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor

The PMAANZ AGM and breakfast will be held on Thursday morning at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Post-Conference Tour

  • Salamanca Market
  • Peppermint Bay
  • Saturday, 24 October 2015
  • 1000 - 1530
  • $128 per person

You will have time for a quick visit to Salamanca Market before boarding the Peppermint Bay II ferry at 1000 for a 1030 departure.

Seated on the Captains Upper Deck you will enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day and experience the real Tasmania.

Departing from Sullivan's Cove in Salamanca the Cruise takes in harbour and city views, the River Derwent, the stunning D'Entrecasteaux Channel before arriving in the near-pristine waters of Peppermint Bay.

Tasmania is world-renowned for its wildlife and you will have a unique opportunity to witness it firsthand and up-close. The River Derwent and D'Entrecasteaux Channel teem with aquatic life and it is not uncommon to spot a pod of dolphins, a sunbathing seal or even migrating whales.

The tour includes a banquet style, three course set lunch of local produce at the Peppermint Bay restaurant.

The ferry will return you to Brooke Street Pier at approximately 1530.

Post-Conference Tours

  • Coal Valley Vineyards
  • Richmond Village
  • Saturday, 24 October 2015
  • 1100 - 1700
  • $90 per person

We suggest an early start at Salamanca Market with breakfast at one of the many restaurants and cafes before you join this private AAPM/PMAANZ tour.

The coach will depart Salamanca at 1100 and travel to Frogmore Creek for a wine tasting in the Flawed History art installation.

You will have lunch in Richmond at Clemens Hill Cellar Door and Kitchen and then have time to wander around the Village. Richmond is Tasmania's most historic town with good examples of stark convict heritage and beautiful historic buildings along with the oldest bridge in Australia.

The last stop will be a wine tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard. Enjoy four of the favourite Puddleduck wines, served in style, accompanied by the local cheeses and tracklements.

The tour Includes transport, wine tasting at Frogmore Creek and Puddleduck Vineyard and lunch with wine at Clemens Hill Cellar Door and Kitchen in Richmond.


Guided Walk

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015
  • Salamanca Guided Tour
  • 0645 - 0745
  • Guided by Nicky McGibben

Commence at the Davey Street gate of St David’s Park
Stroll through the eastern side of St David’s Park to see the grave of Lt David Collins, first governor of Tasmania then explore the headstones at the back of the Supreme Court

Walk past the Supreme Court Building hear about its Architecture and significance.

Stroll through the gardens in front of Parliament House history and anecdotes

Knopwood’s Pub and the story of the Rev. Knopwood Cottage Green

Amble through our modern Salamanca Square, then learn about the history of the reclaimed land and the authentic row of warehouses in Salamanca Place

Kelly Steps and hear about James Kelly and Hobart’s whaling days of the 1840-50s

Along McGregor Street to ‘Lenah’ and the significance of the two brothers who built the house and an local empire

Arthurs Circus the only surviving circus in Australia dating back to 1820s

Walk through Princes Park to Castray Esplanade see the Battery and the Harbour master’s house then learn about the role of the current role of Antarctic Division and IMAS

Coffee and back to the hotel.




Guided Walk

  • Friday, 23 October 2015
  • Battery Point Guided Tour
  • 0645 - 0745
  • Guided by Nicky McGibben

Meet at Kellys steps and walk up Kelly Street and hear all about James Kelly and Hobarts whaling days of the 1840-50s into McGregor Street, then stroll on to Lenah and Arthurs Circus.

Hear all about the early days of the people who lived in Arthurs circus the unique circus, which is the only one remaining in Australia then

Turn into Francis Street to see the whalers and tradesmens cottages and hear of life in Battery point in the 1850s and the rollicking history of the local pubs in Battery Point at The Shipwrights Arms

Stroll along Colville Street to see the fantastic St Georges church (and have the opportunity to view some of the records in the tiny museum), then walk down De Witt Street to see the magnificent buildings in Hampden Road and the battle to save the iconic landmark properties such as Narryna.

Walk past historic Portsea Terrace and down Montpelier Retreat and see the excavation of the site on which the original Rev Knopwood cottage stood and the history of the Knopwoods pub.

Coffee and back to the Hotel.


Soldiers Walk on Queens Domain

  • Wednesday and Friday Mornings
  • 0645 - 0745

Meet at the Campbell Street entrance of the Hotel Grand Chancellor


Aussie VS Kiwis Evening

  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • Casual Evening Sponsored by AHIG
  • from 1900
  • $25 per person - Includes finger food and a drink on arrival

Includes finger food and drinks on arrival.  A cash bar will be operating in the room.
Marion McKay and David Wenban have planned an evening of AAPM / PMAANZ team collaboration and celebration.

The opportunity is to meet and share what we do in our everyday worlds – who knows who you might meet and share a great evening with?  

This event is for those of us who might be at a loose end on the Thursday night and may wish to be part of the fun.