Celebrating the 21st birthday of the DTAA
July 10-12, 2015

The Historic Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia


The Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Victoria 3067
Melways Ref: 44 G5
Ph. +61 3 9415 3600

The Abbotsford Convent is an extraordinary place and is fast becoming an important arts, educational and cultural precinct in Melbourne. Just 4 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, its 11 historic buildings, gardens and car park are spread over 6.8 hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River and are surrounded by the Collingwood Children’s Farm and Yarra Bend Park.

It is an invaluable resource for the arts community, for training and education, employment, an incubator for creativity and the sharing of ideas, a place for community participation and enjoyment. There are artist studios and creative spaces for writers and designers, spaces for arts organisations, a theatre for rehearsal and performance, indoor and outdoor function spaces, a primary school, a radio station, a glassblower, a bakery, cafes, restaurants, bars and there’s more to come.

Catering for the conference will be provided by the Convent Bakery.

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Getting there... by public transport
Via Train: Victoria Park on the Epping/Hurtsbridge line is the closest railway station. Buses 200, 201, 205 and 207 run along Johnson Street. The Capital City cycling and walking path passes the site.
Via Bus: Catch the Garden City/Bulleen Bus 203 which leaves from the city in Lonsdale St, and runs along Johnson St. Get off at Clarke Street Bus Stop. (Make sure you are going in the Kew Junction direction). Turn left from Clarke Street into St. Heliers and follow the sign to The Collingwood Children’s Farm. The entrance gates of the Convent are on the right before you reach the Farm.

Getting there... by car
From Johnson St, turn left into Clarke St (last street before the bridge over the Yarra), then left again into St. Heliers Street.
From Hoodle St, turn right into Gipps St, drive all the way to Nicholson St, turn left, keep going to Abbotsford Street, turn right into that street, turn left at the end into Clarke St, then right into St Heliers Street.
All day parking is available in the car park on the north side of St Heliers street and costs just $2.00. 15 minute parking is available on the street.