All of the conference lectures, and all of the functions will be held at the Yarra Valley Lodge
FULL TIME REGISTRATION
Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May
(Price includes Wednesday night Welcome Function, Thursday & Friday lunches, morning / afternoon teas, Thursday night Official Dinner and End of Conference Function)
|Early Bird – register before 4/4/2022
|Standard Member – register on or after 4/4/2022
PART TIME REGISTRATION
Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May
(Price includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas)
|SCAA Member Rate
|SCAA Non Member Rate
|Wednesday Welcome Function
|Thursday night Gala Dinner
All prices in AUD and include GST
On or before 20.4.22 will incur a $100 cancellation fee
After 20.4.22 will receive 50% refund of registration fee
There will be no refund for cancellations after 9.5.22
The Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates. It is recommended that at the time of registration you take out appropriate insurance to cover any such losses as well as loss of fees, deposits, airfares etc through cancellation or any other cause. In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The Conference Organisers accept no responsibility for any claims concerning health or travel insurance.
Yarra Valley Lodge is located on the grounds of the exclusive Heritage Golf & Country Club at the gateway to the Yarra Valley and less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
Surrounded by nature, the 120-hectare estate offers an abundance of native wildlife and flora, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of rooms, terraces or along the myriad of walking tracks that surround the hotel.
Bella Restaurant and The Lodge Bar are showcases for the very best that the Yarra Valley has to offer. Fresh seasonal produce from local farmers and growers, premium wines from the best vineyards and winemakers, and exceptional hand-crafted drinks from independent breweries and distilleries.
Yarra Valley Lodge acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging as well as extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.
The average daily temperature range for the Yarra Valley in May is 9°C to 17°C with an average rainfall for the month of 80mm.
The Yarra Valley weather forecast is typically a little cooler than the Melbourne temperatures throughout the year as the Yarra Valley is more mountainous and has higher elevations.
During Winter, the region experiences strong cold winds and frost and there is abundant rainfall with average temperatures sitting at an average of 15°C.
As a result, it is a good idea to be prepared and bring clothes that can be layered as well as a jacket. Temperatures will drop to their lowest in the mornings and evenings with average low temperatures of 9°C (48°F). However, they will climb to an average high of 17°C (63°F) in the afternoon hours. If you want to take note, one long term forecast as the weather during the conference as cloudy with day time temperatures of 15°C
Autumn is a good time to visit the Yarra Valley with average temperatures sitting at about 20°C, and the beautiful vines are at their best. However Autumn can be windy with intermittent days of rain. Most harvesting is during this period, so if you are interested in wine production, this is the best time to go.
Spring is certainly the best time to visit the Yarra Valley as the temperature sits at an average 20°C, with sunny days and cool nights. During Spring, the Yarra Valley comes to life and it is during this time that you will be able to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine as you take in the stunning panorama of Yarra Valley region.
The average high temperature in the Summer months is about 25°C, therefore summer in the Yarra Valley is pleasant and warm, with only a few very hot days.
HOW TO GET TO THE YARRA VALLEY
By Road – From Melbourne City to Yarra Valley (via Eastlink Tollway) – Make your way onto the Eastern Freeway and travel towards Ringwood. The Eastern Freeway turns into the Eastlink Tollway after Springvale Road. If you have an Eastlink or Citylink pass, continue on the Eastlink Tollway and go through the Mullum Mullum tunnel – make sure to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is straight after the tunnel ends. Turn left after exiting the tunnel towards Ringwood. (If you are heading to Warrandyte, take the next left at Warrandyte Rd). Turn left onto the Maroondah Highway towards Lilydale. Once past Lilydale, you can choose where in the Yarra Valley to explore.
By Public Transport Public Transport Victoria has regular trains heading to Lilydale Station. From Lilydale Station, catch a McKenzies bus to either Yarra Glen or Healesville. For travel to Warburton, catch a Ventura bus.
TRAVEL TIMES (BY ROAD)
Melbourne Airport to Yarra Valley – 1 hour
Melbourne to Healesville (65kms) – 1 hour
Melbourne to Warburton (78kms) – 1 hour 20 minutes
Lilydale to Warburton (36kms) – 35 minutes
Coldstream to Yarra Glen (9kms) – 8 minutes
Coldstream to Healesville (18kms) – 15 minutes
There is no hotel shuttle service from Melbourne Airport organised but there are companies that service the Yarra Valley and can be found using on line searches
Parking is free at the venue
THINGS TO DO IN THE YARRA VALLEY
The Yarra Valley has a diverse and exciting range of places to go and things to do. You can wander the backroads, find yourself at a artisan and produce market, scoot around on a Segway or marvel at the views from a lookout. Eating and drinking out here is compulsory! With a heritage of great wines we also have talented chefs drawn to the region for both the produce and the people. Bring the family and jump on a bike trail, visit the gardens and explore the parks. We’ve got enough to do out here that every visit will be a new one.
There are a number of trails for you to try. Food, wine or nature based – we have you covered! The Yarra Valley is host to a number of great events each year that definitely need to be added to your calendar. We’ll keep you updated so check in regularly.
Check the Visit Tarra Valley web site for more ideas and information.
THINGS TO DO AT THE YARRA VALLEY LODGE
Activities available on the grounds include:
- 2 Golf courses with proshop
- Day spa and retreat
- Natural surrounds for walking
- Cafes, Bars and Restaurants
At the time of the conference, Australian Eastern Standard Time will be in effect. AEST is GMT+10 hours.