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Perth City is located in the ancient country of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, who have been the Traditional Owners of the south west of Western Australia for at least 45,000 years. At the time of European settlement in 1829, areas surrounding what is now central Perth were known as Mooro, Beeloo and Beeliar by the Nyoongar nation – the Aboriginal peoples of the south-west of Western Australia.

Perth has everything you need for an amazing holiday 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, friendly locals, and world class food and wine.

Getting there

If you are travelling from the City, you can catch a free Purple CAT bus from Elizabeth Quay Bus Terminal or Mill Street stop. The nearest stop to UniClub is the UWA Guild stop. It takes about 30 minutes from the City to get to the UniClub depending on the traffic. Alternatively, you can catch the 950 bus (not free) from Elizabeth Quay Bus Terminal which takes about 15 minutes to Mounts Bay Rd After Crawley Av stop and it is about 7 minutes walk to the UniClub.

Conference venue

We are excited to host ATRF 2023 at the University Club of Western Australia which is located within the University of Western Australia.

With its spectacular location and stellar reputation, the University Club of Western Australia offers Members, corporate clients and the university community a first class conference and event facility complemented by all the style, comfort and attention to detail you would expect to find in an exclusive Club environment.

Since opening its doors in 2005, the Club has become one of Perth’s premier event venues winning numerous industry accolades – including three successive coveted Gold Plate Awards.

Today, the Club boasts over 4,000 Members all of whom have joined to stay connected to the University of Western Australia. With stylish dining outlets, award winning cuisine and a vibrant event calendar the University Club is the educated choice for those looking for a rewarding and vibrant membership experience.

Conference dinner

We are pleased to announce the venue for the conference dinner. The dinner will be held at Matilda Bay Restaurant which is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Perth.

Matilda Bay Restaurant is located on the edge of Perth’s beautiful Matilda Bay in Crawley. Not a day goes by when we’re not wow’ed by the beauty of what’s on our doorstep as we overlook Matilda Bay with Kings Park and Perth City as our vista.

Matilda Bay Restaurant opened its doors in 1968, but not in its current form. Originally serving classical French cuisine, it changed to the Mexican themed ‘El Sombrero’ in the mid 70’s where in 1984 the current owner and management team headed by Warwick Lavis changed the name. In 2005, the venue was redeveloped with the restaurant being refurbished in 2007 delivering the latest in the evolution of our stunning Matilda Bay Food + Wine experience.


We are pleased to offer discounted rates at DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront, Quest Apartment Hotels (at various locations) and Wonil Hotel for registered attendees. DoubleTree by Hilton is located in the Perth CBD and is close to free purple CAT bus which takes you straight to the conference venue (20-30 mins ride). Wonil Hotel and Forrest Hall are located next to the conference venue and is about 5 minute walk.

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is located near Elizabeth Quay where access to local attractions and experiences such as the Rottnest Express Ferry and Kings Park are right at your door step. Their location provides ease of access to the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and only a short 5 minute walk to the Perth central business district.

Discounted rates are offered for registered attendees (15% off). To access discounted rates, contact us for an access code after registration:

Quest Apartment Hotels is a member of the largest serviced apartment network in the world, The Ascott Limited. Discounted rates are offered for registered attendees (15% off) at Quest West End, Quest on Rheola, Quest Kings Park and Quest Mounts Bay Road. To access discounted rates, contact us for an access code after registration:

Wonil Hotel Perth is an intimate hotel and the first opening of Accor’s Handwritten Collection brand. Wonil, a word used by the First Nations Noongar translates to ‘Peppermint Tree’, is a symbol of learning that the hotel has embodied where guests and locals come together to live, learn, work and play with sustainable and locally sourced dining, multifunctional spaces and outdoor areas.

Discounted rates are offered for registered attendees (5% off). To access discounted rates, contact us for an access code after registration:

Forrest Hall offers modern self-catering studio and two bedroom apartments, available to visiting scholars and academics for short stays. Each apartment features a private bathroom, kitchenette and lounge area, and a balcony or terrace with panoramic views of the Swan River and Matilda Bay.

About the University of Western Australia (UWA)

Just 10 minutes from Perth city, UWA is located on the banks of Derbal Yerrigan (the Swan River) on the land of the Whadjuk Nation. It has been a place to gather and learn for tens of thousands of years, with stories and lessons shared from generation to generation of the world’s oldest continuous culture. Established as the State’s first university in 1911 and founded with a mission to ‘advance the prosperity and welfare of our communities’, the University opened in 1913. The global impact of the research and education places UWA as a world top 100 university (QS 2023). The campus is filled with beautiful gardens, heritage architecture, outstanding facilities and the best community of people to share it with.

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