The 2018 Australian Women in Agriculture Conference will be hosted at a number of venues within Shepparton. We have been able to secure these venues thanks to the generous support of Greater Shepparton City Council‘s Events Grants Program.
Please note that buses have been organised for transport to and from the two evening events. Designated pick up and drop off points will be advertised once conference registrations close.
Conference activities and venues are as follows:
Friday 17th August 2018:
General Meeting ‘Catchup, Chat and Coffee’ including a presentation from the Invisible Farmer Project Team, board room @ Eastbank
Opening Cocktail Function @ Shepparton Motor Museum
Saturday 18th August 2018:
Main Conference Proceedings @ Eastbank
2018 AWiA Conference Dinner @ Olive House
Sunday 19th August 2018
2018 AWiA Annual General Meeting @ Shepparton RSL
Conference Tours depart from Eastbank
70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
Located within easy walking distance of Shepparton’s CBD and most accommodation, Eastbank is surrounded by parkland.
The best off-street parking is on the Goulburn River side of Eastbank, accessed from Marungi Street. The river-side or Marungi Street door is open for all events and performances and delivers patrons directly into the centre.
Disabled access and facilities are provided throughout the building. For events that utilise Eastbank’s tiered seating, wheelchair access is available only to Row A and space will be reserved wherever possible for patrons who require it. A hearing-aid induction loop is also available, please advise if you require this service.
Shepparton Motor Museum
7723 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla
Transport is integral for getting agricultural produce to market.
Being one of Australia’s largest and most diverse agricultural regions, the Goulburn Valley has a long history of driving with Shepparton a major Australian transport hub carrying the produce of the region throughout the country and has one of Australia’s highest levels of collector car ownership.
The museum is a living collection and is constantly growing to help ensure our motoring history is preserved for future generations. As well as regular exhibitions throughout the year, a new selection from the collection is curated for display four times per year.
The Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles is home to up to 100 classic, heritage and muscle cars including motorcycles and vintage bicycles.
There is also the Furphy Museum Collection featuring agricultural history and machinery from the past 150 years.
The Farren Collection covers every conceivable size, shape and style of bicycle and tricycle, spanning about 150 years. Most of their bikes are older than 1900 with the newest being about 1910.
Further information is available from the Motor Museum Website.
Olive House Function and Events
7230 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla West
Just 10 minutes south of Shepparton in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, this picturesque Olive Grove brings together Olivehouse Event and Function Venue and Greendale Grove Olive Shop, for a unique Mediterranean experience.
A stately red brick federation style building is home to the beautiful Olivehouse Event and Function Venue which is afforded wonderful views onto the olive grove, expanses of manicured lawn, edged with thick agapanthus and pink and white roses that seems to flower all year.
The Olive House and Grove are owned and operated by the Henry Family, who are passionate about growing the Mediterranean fruit and production of the very best quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Table Olives.
Rod and Anne Henry along with their daughter Jacqui began their journey 16 years ago when they decided to diversify on their traditional cattle property at Shepparton East, which was suffering the effects of salinity. The Kialla West property was purchased in 2001 and now has over 3000 trees with 14 different varieties of olive trees.
Jacqui and partner Rob (head chef) successfully operate Olivehouse Event and Function Venue and Greendale Grove Olive Shop with support and assistance from parents. Rod Henry maintains the 50 acre Olive Grove, including harvesting annually. The family business is one of the largest olive based businesses in Victoria.
We look forward to celebrating the 2018 Australian Women in Agriculture Gala Dinner with you at the Olivehouse Event and Function Venue at Greendale Grove.
Further information is available from here.
86 Wyndham Street, Shepparton
Shepparton RSL is only a short walk from Eastbank and conference accommodation options. All members and guests are invited to join us at the Shepparton RSL for our 25th AWiA AGM. A light brunch, tea and coffee will be served at 9 am with the AGM commencing at 9.15 am.