Venues, maps and transport

Conference venues and accommodation

AHA2018 will be held at various locations on the Australian National University campus. The main venue, including for registration and catering, will be the College of Business and Economics (CBE) building on Kingsley Street.

Conference sessions will be held in the CBE building and in the HW Arndt building across the road. All plenary sessions will be held in the nearby Copland Theatre.

Other conference venues include University House for the opening reception on 2 July, the National Film and Sound Archive for a Wednesday evening film screening, and the National Museum of Australia for the conference dinner.

This google map shows all venues as well as the hotels where conference discounts have been organised.


Getting to ANU by bus

ANU is well serviced by buses, with over thirty routes travelling close to and through campus. Route 3 and Route 7 travel through the middle of the ANU campus on weekdays.

A MyWay card is the cheapest and easiest way to pay for bus trips. Cards can be purchased and recharged at most newsagents and Canberra Connect shopfronts. They can be recharged online and over the phone. You can also pay for bus trips with cash on board the bus.

ACTION's NXTBUS service tracks the location of your bus in real time. Every bus stop has an ID number. You can search for bus stop IDs on the NXTBUS website. NXTBUS can also tell you if the bus has a bike rack, easy access or is delayed or cancelled via SMS.

Route 101 Free City Loop provides a convenient link to highly-frequented areas of the City such as the Canberra Centre, the Braddon precinct, Australian National University and New Acton precinct. It runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday with buses around every ten minutes. The ANU stop is conveniently is close to the main conference venue and the City Loop route runs past many of the accommodation properties at which delegates can receive discounted rates.


Parking on campus

Parking on campus can be difficult and there are no areas of free all-day parking. You can use the Baldessin multi-story carpark on campus which is marked on the conference venue map. Paid parking is managed through an online service called CellOPark. How to use CellOPark. Using CellOPark on campus.

The commercially-operated City West Carpark offers casual parking and is also close by.



The main conference venues – CBE building, HW Arndt building and Copland Theatre – have ramped access. All conference sessions are on the ground floor. There are ground floor toilets in both CBE and Arndt buildings, including an accessible unisex toilet in CBE. There will be some chairs and tables available at meal breaks, and chairs in rooms for speakers during conference sessions. Hearing loops are available in the Copland Theatre, CBE Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 3, and in CBE Tutorial Rooms 7 and 8. There are some disability parking spaces available off Kinglsey Street and in Kingsley Place.

The campus map online has an interactive search tool to help find buildings, facilities and services. 

Please email the conference organisers or speak to volunteers at the registration desk in the CE Building foyer if you have further questions.


Updated:  23 June 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications