Venue information

Main conference venue

The main ANZCA 2019 conference will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MoAD). MoAD is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra.

 A floor plan of the venue detailing the main conference location is shown below.


All-day parking passes are available for $14 per day. As there is limited all-day parking at the venue, the museum’s website provides details for those wishing to use public transport to get to and from the conference.

MOAD is wheelchair accessible, with signposted accessible parking available at the front of the building.

Behind the Scenes Tours

We are delighted to offer delegates a free, daily tour of the building’s Press Gallery during the conference. Come with a MoAD guide into the world of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery from the 1920s to the 1980s.

See the conditions journalists worked under, consider the connections between the Parliament and the Press and discuss the impact of changing technologies on headlines and deadlines.

30 minute tours will run daily at 12.30pm, 3–5 July. Bookings are essential as places are limited.


Conveniently located within the Parliamentary Triangle in the inner south of Canberra, the venue is within walking distance of the hotels listed on our accommodation page.

Several cultural institutions are also within an easy walk of the venue, including the National Library of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, and Questacon.

Discounted tickets for ANZCA attendees to see Monet at the National Gallery of Australia

We have partnered with the National Gallery of Australia to offer ANZCA attendees 10% off the price of standard tickets to the exhibition Monet: Impression Sunrise. The discounted prices are attainable by showing your ANZCA lanyard when purchasing tickets at the gallery.

ECR pre-conference venue

The early-career researcher and doctoral student pre-conference will be held on Tuesday July 2 at the University of Canberra campus in Bruce.

The room location is 11B56 – Building 11, Level B, Room 56.

The ANZCA conference only runs for one week of the year, so don’t forget to keep up to date with what’s happening on the ANZCA Emerging Scholars Facebook page.

Main image by JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons