“It’s Time remains the most memorable and important political campaign we have seen in Australia. It is a shining example of the truly effective political campaign: it took the highly complex and intelligently transformed it into something approachable, fresh, and believable.” Matt Liddy, ABC News

Symposium Costs:

$495pp, including Welcome Dinner at Hotel Kurrajong on Thursday night, 30th November

Optional dinner on Friday evening, 1st December: $80 per person, including drinks


Hotel Kurrajong


Hotel Kurrajong Canberra opened in 1926 at the birth of the Nation’s Capital. It was designed by the Commonwealth Chief Architect, John Smith Murdoch, who also designed Old Parliament House.  It first housed staff transferred from Melbourne to set up the new Parliament and it continued as a residence for Members of Parliament and public servants for years to come. 


Hotel Kurrajong corridors are steeped in the Capital’s political history. Prime Minister Ben Chifley lived at the hotel throughout his parliamentary career, including his term as Prime Minister from 1945-1949 and up until his death in 1951.


The historic Hotel Kurrajong will host the Symposium’s Welcome Dinner on Thursday evening. Enjoy a casual and informal dining experience in The Kurrajong Room.


Delegates will have the opportunity to meet Gold Standard Members and other delegates.  The evening will be hosted by an MC and we will also hear from a keynote speaker.  To add to the social aspect of the evening, delegates are invited to bring their partners to the dinner.


Old Parliament House, our Symposium meeting venue, is within easy walking distance from the hotel only 700m. 



Address: 8 National Circuit, Barton ACT  2600

Phone: 02 6234 4444



Old Parliament House


Old Parliament House (OPH) was the home of the Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988 and was designed by John Smith Murdoch, the first Commonwealth government architect. The building witnessed many significant events in Australia’s parliamentary and political history and is an iconic landmark in our democratic journey.


On arrival at Old Parliament House, delegates should make their way directly to Members Dining Room 2 for registration and enjoy light refreshments.


Address: 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6270 8222

Old Parliament House – Members Dining Room 2


Members Dining Room 2 boasts an impressive, direct view through Federation Mall to our current  Parliament House, stunning by both day and night. The room also has its own outdoor terrace space for breaks during the day. The Members Dining Room 2 was the main dining room for the exclusive use of parliamentarians. In addition to daily dining, the Members Dining Room was also used for parties and events. For example, Prime Minister Robert Menzies held a press conference in the Members Dining Room on his last day in office on 26 January 1966.


Members Dining Room 2 is where the morning session of the program will be conducted.

Old Parliament House – House of Representatives


The House of Representatives Chamber was the place where past Australian governments were formed by the majority party or coalition of parties. Major decisions were made in this Chamber that continue to affect our lives today. It was the scene of debate and argument, regulated by rules known as Standing Orders. The Speaker, who sat in the carved chair at the head of the centre table, was in charge of the debate.


The House of Representatives is where we will conduct the afternoon sessions of the Symposium.


The Ottoman


With stylish décor and comfortable spacious seating, the Ottoman provides an enjoyable ambience and is a favourite choice for dining patrons in Canberra.


In our own private dining room, delegates will enjoy The Ottomans signature Turkish cuisine banquet. Cost $80pp including beer, wine and soft drinks.


Delegates are encouraged to bring their partners to join in the Symposiums closing dinner.


The accommodation this year is at the historic Hotel Kurrajong. To book your accommodation, please contact Hotel Kurrajong directly on 02 6234 4444 or visit their website at Please mention you are with the IFAAA Symposium as we have arranged special Symposium rates.


Dress Code
Thursday night dinner – smart casual
Friday – business casual
Friday night dinner – smart casual

Dietary requirements

Please email us if you have any specific dietary requirements and advise which events you are attending.

What to bring

Delegates are not required to bring anything to the Symposium. Delegates will be provided with writing paper and pens throughout the day, as well as morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks with canapés.


Parking at the Old Parliament House, is subject to availability.


Parking at The Hotel Kurrajong is also subject to availability. There is street parking however it is not monitored from 5.30pm to 7.30am. Wilson Parking is located directly behind the Hotel at 48 Macquarie Street, Barton. Bookings cannot be made in advance and spaces are also subject to availability. For more information, including rates, please contact Wilson Parking directly on 1800 727 546 or visit their website:

Map of Venues