Australian Regional Tourism Convention

The ART Convention is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals, business and government personnel who wish to contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia.

The 2021 Convention has been postponed to October 2022.

Australian Regional Tourism and convention partner, City of Ballarat, are pleased to be holding the 2022 ART Convention in Ballarat, Victoria, dates will be announced soon.

The theme for convention 2022 is ‘A Robust Visitor Economy – navigating our new future’.

The Convention provides a forum to discuss, debate and investigate solutions to issues, challenges and opportunities facing regional tourism. The Convention is for all sectors of the tourism industry to exchange ideas about ways to grow a sustainable regional destination and to showcase best practice success.

Registrations are now open through The Tourism Hub. Not a Hub member? Sign up here

Important update for existing Hub users:
If you are already registered for The Tourism Hub and haven’t logged in for a while, you will notice some changes we have been making!
When you first login you may be prompted to update your profile, you’ll need to make these changes (required fields and upload a profile pic) before you are able to proceed to The Hub site or register for ART Convention 2022.

New Hub users will be required to upload a profile picture to their account before they can proceed to The Hub site and prior to registering for ART Convention 2022.

If you have any issues in accessing The Hub or registering for Convention, please contact ART Tourism and Events Officer, Karly Fynn:

Convention Program

Coming soon!

Getting to Ballarat

The closest airport to Ballarat is Avalon or Tullamarine in Melbourne. From there it is a 1hr 15 minute drive.

Ballarat Airport Shuttlebus offers a shuttle service between Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and Ballarat.

Convention partners