Venue and accommodation

The 15th National Rural Health Conference is being held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania.

Hobart is a world-class destination with its fascinating history, picturesque harbour, gourmet food and wine experiences and thriving arts and cultural scene.  Some of the state's main attractions are within close proximity, so delegates will be able to experience the beauty of Tasmania's south-east even on the shortest of stays.

Tasmania has a population of 514,000 people, with around 217,000 living in Hobart.

The city is renown for its stunning waterfront precinct on the banks of the Derwent River.  Here the Hotel Grand Chancellor overlooks Constitution Dock, the finish line of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. 

The Hotel is just a stroll away from Hobart's Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the Central Business District. 

For information about what to do in Tasmania visit the Discover Tasmania website at:

Hobart and its surrounds was home to the muwinina people who the Alliance acknowledges as the traditional and original owners of this land.  We pay respect to those that have passed before us and acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the custodians of the land on which we will meet.  

Climate and weather

Tasmania has four distinct seasons, with summer stretching from December to March.  March daytime temperatures range from 11 to 21 degrees Celsius. 

Annual rainfall varies dramatically across the island. Hobart, with an average of 626 millimetres, is Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide).  On the west coast an annual average of 2,400 mm ensures thriving rainforest in World Heritage Areas.

Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, especially if you make time for bushwalking.  Tasmania boasts some of the most spectacular walks in Australia.  Learn more here:

Getting there 

Access to Tasmania is by plane or car ferry.

Four airlines fly to Hobart and the airport is just 15 minutes’ drive (15 km) from the city centre. 

Delegates may also wish to sail to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania.  Daily trips from Melbourne to Devonport are available and you can even take your car!

The Spirit of Tasmania is offerning discounted fares for Conference delegates - for information go to:






Accommodation and travel 

Travelmakers can help you with all aspects of your trip.  You can visit its website Travelmakers website to book accommodation, phone 1800 838 408 or email [email protected]

Venue contact details
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart  TAS  7000


Phone: 03 6235 4535