Host City

Ground Support 2023
10–12 October 2023 | Perth, Western Australia
Hyatt Regency Perth

Welcome to our host city Perth, Western Australia  

The ACG is excited to host Ground Support 2023 in the capital city of Western Australia – Perth. 

Places to visit in Perth

Whether you’re a nature lover, serious foodie or a history and culture buff, there are plenty of places to visit to discover the beauty of Perth.

  • Get back to nature at Kings Park – home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Visit Barrack Square where you can see The Bell Tower.
  • Explore the river on a Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) cruise or tour.
  • Indulge in some city arts and culture at a theatre, museum or art gallery.
  • Watch a gold pour demonstration and browse the gold shop at The Perth Mint.
  • Dine out at one of the many small bars, restaurants and cafes.
  • Explore the city and river by bike, kayak or Segway.
  • Catch the city sights and attractions on a day tour.
  • Take a free guided walking tour of the city with the i-City Volunteers or join a walking tour.
  • Go shopping and explore boutique stores and international brands.
  • Visit Heirisson Island – the home of a colony of Western Grey Kangaroos.
  • Explore Perth City’s inner neighbourhoods.

Learn more at Destination Perth.

Near Perth

Fremantle is a coastal city located in Western Australia, just 19 kilometers southwest of Perth. It is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. Visitors can explore the bustling Fremantle Markets, enjoy a drink at the famous Little Creatures Brewery, or wander through the charming streets lined with colorful cafes and boutique shops.

Margaret River is a popular tourist destination located approximately 277 kilometers south of Perth. It is known for its world-class wineries, stunning beaches, and breathtaking natural scenery. Visitors can spend their days exploring the vineyards and tasting delicious wines, surfing some of the best breaks in Australia, or hiking through the rugged wilderness.

These are just a couple of the options to visit outside of Perth. With Western Australia being the largest Australian state, Perth is the gateway to the stunning gorges, desserts and turquoise waters of the northwest, the open spaces of the goldfields and the rugged coastlines of the southwest regions.

Getting around in Perth

Perth is a vibrant and beautiful city located in Western Australia, offering many options for transportation. Visitors can get around the city easily by using public transport, with the main form of public transportation being buses and trains.

Transperth is the public transport service that offers an extensive network of buses, trains and ferries. Download Transperth’s Guide to Getting Around Perth for more information.

Taxis and ride-sharing apps like Uber are also widely available and easy to use in Perth.

Another popular option is renting a car to travel around the city and surrounding areas at your leisure. Perth is also a bike-friendly city, and many bike rental facilities are available.

Overall, getting around Perth is simple, and visitors will find many options to explore everything this city has to offer.

Arriving from the Airport

There are several options to get from Perth Airport to the Central Business District (CBD). Taxi or ride-share services are available at the airport. Pre-booked shuttles and private airport transfers are also available.

Train to and from T1/T2 Precinct

Airport Central Train Station on the Airport Line is just 18 minutes from Perth Station in the CBD. When arriving at Airport Central Station, follow signs along the Skybridge walkway to access either Terminal 2 or Terminal 1 Domestic & International.

Bus Route 37 operates between Airport Central and Oats Street Station via Belmont Forum Monday to Friday.

Train to and from T3/T4 Precinct

Redcliffe Train Station on the Airport Line is only 15 minutes from Perth Station in the CBD and is just three minutes from T1 and T2 at Airport Central Train Station.

Redcliffe Train Station is not connected to Terminals 3 and 4. Passengers should exit the train and catch Bus Route 292 to reach Terminals 3 and 4. Bus Route 292 is a circular service between Redcliffe Station and the terminals’ pick-up and drop-off area, with services every 12 minutes during peak times.

Bus Route 940 operates seven days a week between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and Redcliffe Station via Great Eastern Highway. Passengers should take Bus Route 292 to connect between Redcliffe Station and Terminals 3 and 4.

Check these airport maps to see bus stop and train station locations.

Perth Weather

In Perth, October marks the beginning of spring and, overall, the weather is generally pleasant during this time. The average temperature ranges from 12°C (53°F) to 24°C (75°F), making it an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities.

The sun shines an average of eight hours per day, with little rainfall expected. The sea temperature is around 18°C (64°F), making it a nice time for swimming and water sports. However, it is advisable to carry a light jacket or sweater, as the evenings and early mornings can be cool.

October is a great time to visit Perth, with comfortable weather conditions, perfect for exploring and enjoying the outdoors.

The ACG acknowledges and pays respect to the Noongar Peoples, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our conference will take place. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.​