The 15th Indian-Australian Biotechnology Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, in the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS) Building of the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, which is located in the west-end BioMed precinct.
The architecturally-striking $246 million AHMS building is a next-generation university biomedical complex with state of the art facilities and technologies including digital platforms. It houses the most technologically advanced simulation facility in Australasia, and the only Australian simulation facility accredited with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for excellence in learning and teaching. It is home to 1600 students and 600 health researchers. The location allows for easy integration with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and is integral to the State’s vision to transform health sciences education, research and patient care.
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) Building
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre (G030)
Corner North Terrace and George Street
On the Saturday/Sunday of the conference, entry strictly available only after 8am via the centre revolving doors. The closest free city tram stop is City West (100m from the AHMS Building) see details below.
Getting to Adelaide from the Airport:
Taxis/Uber are a convenient way to get to and from the airport. There is a designated taxi rank located at the left of the pedestrian plaza as you leave the terminal building. Fares are approximately AUD$25.00 to/from central Adelaide and the journey takes around 10 – 15 minutes depending upon the time of day that you are travelling. Taxis with wheelchair access, maxi taxis for larger groups and baggage are available on request when booking.
City Shuttle Bus
The airport City Shuttle offers a door to door service from the Adelaide Airport to the hotels in Adelaide.
Bookings are not needed. On arrival please make your way to the Information and Tourism Bookings Booth located on the ground floor of the terminal. The staff will help you with your booking and inform you of the next shuttle time (approximately every half hour).
City Shuttle Bus operating hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday from 8am – 9pm.
Saturdays from 8am – 6pm.
Sundays from 8am – 5pm.
The cost is AUD$10 per person each way. Contact City Shuttle for more information on Group bookings +61 (08) 8385 9967. https://www.adelaideairport.com.au/parking-transport/transport-options/
Hiring a rental car at Adelaide Airport gives you the freedom to explore Adelaide and its environs. Car rental desks are located on the ground level of the terminal adjacent to the baggage claim area.
The following companies have desks at the airport:
AVIS | www.avis.com.au
Budget | www.budget.com.au
Europcar | www.europcar.com.au
Hertz | www.hertz.com
Thrifty | www.thrifty.com.au
Enterprise Rent a Car | www.enterpriserentacar.com.au
No car parking facilities are available at the conference venue. However, nearby public car parking options are:
1. Wilson Parking, 30 Hindley Street & 189-207 Hindley Street
2. Plaza Car Park, 14 Solomon Street
3. UPark, 22-140 Currie Street
4. Terrace Car Park, 124-126 Hindley Street
5. Adelaide Convention Centre Car Park, North Terrace
Reaching the Conference Venue by the Free City Tram:
In the city, the free city trams travel in each direction between the South Terrace, Entertainment Centre, Botanic Gardens and Festival Plaza tram stops. The closest tram stop to the conference venue is City West (100m from AHMS Building). The two trams that run west along North Terrace and stop at City West are called Royal Adelaide Hospital or Entertainment Centre. Trams run every 7-10min.
(Tram timetables: https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Timetables-Maps/Special-Services/Free-City-Services)
Please see map below.
What to do in and around Adelaide
Explore the city of Adelaide
Places of interest are:
- Cleland Wildlife Park, https://www.clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au/Home
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, https://www.tandanya.com.au/
- Adelaide Central Market, https://adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/
- Art Gallery of South Australia, https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/
- Adelaide Oval, https://www.adelaideoval.com.au/
- Adelaide Botanic Garden, https://www.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/home
- Adelaide Zoo, https://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/
- National Wine Centre of Australia, https://wineaustralia.com.au/
- Rundle Mall, https://rundlemall.com/
Adelaide Hills Attractions https://www.adelaidehills.org.au/attractions
Beaches in Adelaide https://southaustralia.com/travel-blog/5-of-the-best-beaches-in-adelaide
McLaren Vale Wineries and Cellar Doors https://www.southaustralia.com/fleurieu/food&drink