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Conference Opening

Flagstaff Hill Museum

The Museum is home to Australia's richest collection of shipwreck artefacts from some 200 ships known to have been wrecked along the coast.

From everyday items of passengers to the famous Loch Ard Peacock statue valued at over $4M, all have a tale to tell.

As an outdoor facility, there are some disability access restrictions. Please advise volunteers on arrival of any needs.

Conference General (Plenary) & Breakout Sessions

Lighthouse Theatre

The plenary sessions and some breakout sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Theatre on the corner of Liebig and Timor Streets.

The Theatre offers spectacular architectural spaces, including a 583 seat theatre, multifunctional Lighthouse Studio, glass facade foyer and an intimate meeting space. 

The Lighthouse Theatre is located right in the centre of the Warrnambool CBD, surrounded by wonderful cafes and a spacious Civic Green.

The fully equipped proscenium arch theatre retains much of the beauty of the original town hall whilst incorporating the latest theatre technology.

The Theatre is equiped with a hearing loop covering more than eighty percent of the auditorium.

Disabled Access


Disabled access and facilities are provided throughout the building. Wheelchair access is at the front of the Theatre. And a space will be reserved for patrons who require it!

A hearing loop is also available, please advise if you require this service.




Breakout Sessions / Hands on Projects

Archie Graham Community Centre

Some of the breakout sessions and the Hands On project will take place at the Archie Graham Community Centre; just a 200m walk from the Lighthouse Theatre.

Conference dinner at Emmanuel College

Saturday will see us move to the recently opened Emmanuel Centre. The entry to the building is from the spacious forecourt that features commissioned sculptural installations.

The Emmanuel Centre is the South West region's largest venue with a large auditorium and a supporting commercial kitchen.



On-street parking is available on the streets surrounding the Lighthouse Theatre, including Liebig, Timor and Gilles and Merri streets and Cannon Hill.


Nearby car parks include:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ozone
  • Cramond Dickson

Disabled Car Parking

Accessible car parking is available directly outside the Theatre between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm every night on Timor St.