Below you will find information on the conference venue.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Global Conference, Adelaide 2023, will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) in Adelaide, Australia.
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide
South Australia 5000
The Adelaide Convention Centre is located at the heart of the city, and it is a 15-minute drive from the airport. To the north, the convention centre overlooks the River Torrens and surrounding parklands; while to the south, the convention centre sits on North Terrace, one of the city centre's four major terraces.
The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hive of activity where the city's cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge In addition to the conference centre, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide SkyCity Casino, the Riverbank Precinct is home to the world-leading BioMed City—the largest life and health sciences cluster in the Southern Hemisphere.
Centrally located within Australia, Adelaide is a vibrant and innovative destination known for its delicious food and wine scene, pristine beaches, natural landscapes and easy accessibility. The city's changing landscape, including the rejuvenated Riverbank Precinct and new hotels and development in the pipeline, has injected a fresh energy into the city and seen Adelaide emerge as a leading destination for incentives and events.
Find out more about the city and plan your trip to Adelaide.
We have negotiated special rates with select hotels in Adelaide during the conference. For available hotels and to book your stay in Adelaide please visit our Hotel Online Booking Platform.
Information on visa requirements
It is your responsibility to have a valid visa to enter Australia.
New Zealand passport holders can travel to Australia without a visa and obtain a visa on arrival at the airport. More information is in Entry requirements for New Zealand Citizens.
All other passport holders need the right visa to come to Australia. You also need to get your visa before you travel to Australia.
Participants, attendees, and breakout session presenters that will not be working or otherwise be paid to contribute to the conference may be eligible to apply for the following visa options:
- Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601) (for eligible passport holders)
- eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa (for eligible passport holders)
You may explore visa options for visiting here.
Processing times are impacted each month by cases that are complex, changes to volume of applications and changes to Ministerial Directions. You can find more information about visa processing times here. For this reason, we would advise that visa applications be lodged at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to a person’s intended date of travel.
Border and entry requirements
Travellers should familiarize themselves with Australia’s border and entry requirements. For further information, see ‘Entering and leaving Australia’.
For full information on visa requirements, please visit the website of Department of Home Affairs of Australia or you may contact the Consular Section of Consular Section of the Embassy.
Do note that the IB will not be able to reach out or appeal to the embassy/consulate on behalf of the applicant nor can we change the decision of any country’s embassy/consulate or any other government departments.