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Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia
24–27 October 2017


2017 Delegate Fact Sheet

Welcome to SEGRA 2017. We hope that the following information will assist in your travel arrangements and attendance at SEGRA.

Travelling to Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a seaport and railway junction city in South Australia mainly located on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf and approximately 322km north of SA’s capital city Adelaide. It is less than an hour away by air from Adelaide, and a mere 3.5 hours by road. Port Augusta is known as the “crossroads of Australia” because it is at the junction of major roads and rail links. All traffic across southern Australia passes through Port Augusta.

A number of historic places of interest can be viewed on a leisurely heritage walk and a variety of recreational facilities can be enjoyed. Port Augusta also makes an ideal base to explore the regions many attractions.

View the Port Augusta Visitor Guide 2017-18

Download the map of Port Augusta.

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Port Augusta Airport
Port Augusta Airport is located approximately 8kms/10 minutes’ drive from the conference venue. The Airport is serviced by Regional Express (Rex) Airlines providing transport to Adelaide. For schedule and booking information please visit the Rex website. Please be advised that there are limited to flights in and out of Port Augusta.

For more information on Port Augusta Airport, visit:

Whyalla Airport
Residents can fly to and from Adelaide on the following regular passenger transport companies which operate out of the Airport.

Regional Express Airlines


Dual Airline Timetable for Whyalla to Adelaide(347 kb) - Flight duration to or from Adelaide is 45-50 minutes.

Both airlines and four car hire companies; Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty utilise the terminal building to service their customers during scheduled air services.

For information on Whyalla Airport, visit:

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Bus / Coach

A coach drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta takes approximately 5 hours via Cavan, Bolivar, Port Wakefield and Port Pirie.

Greyhound operates daily coach passenger services from Adelaide to Alice Springs with connections to Port Augusta and Port Pirie. Pre-book by calling 1300 473 946 or visit the website at


Phone (local): 1300 473 946

Phone (international): +617 4690 9850


Premier Stateliner offers a bus service from Adelaide to Whyalla with connections to Port Augusta and Port Pirie.


Phone (local): 1300 851 345

Phone (international): 08 8415 5555

Website at

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Car Rental

Port Augusta Airport includes Hertz and Budget car rental companies. The following car rental companies are accessible in the Port Augusta CBD: Avis, Budget, Cedrent, and Hertz.

Pre-book a rental vehicle by phoning your preferred agent.

Avis: 13 63 33

Budget: (08) 8642 6040

Cedrent: (08) 8268 1025

Hertz: (08) 8644 7799

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Taxis are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Pre-book a taxi by phoning Des’s Port Augusta on 13 1008 or 08 8644 7722.

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Conference Venue

Central Oval Community Sporting Hub
10 Augusta Terrace,
Port Augusta SA 5700

Phone: (08) 8641 5400

Car parking at the facility is available at along Augusta Tce, off of Augusta Terrace at TAFE and inside the Central Oval Complex, and at Braddock Oval (tuning off of Augusta Tce.).

For more information on the conference venue, visit:

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See Accommodation Page for options.

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A coach will be organised to take delegates from our preferred accommodation providers to and from functions and the conference.

Please register for transportation to and from the conference via the registration page.

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What to See and Do

Port Augusta
Port Augusta Attractions
Top 10 Things to Do in Port Augusta

Port Pirie
Port Pirie Attractions
Travel Guide and Things to do in Port Pirie

Whyalla Attractions
Must See and Do in Whyalla

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The average temperatures in Spring (September to November) for the Upper Spencer Gulf range from Min 13°C and Max 27°C.

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Conference Dress Code

During the conference program and networking dinner, smart casual dress is appropriate. The dress for the other evening functions is generally semi-formal.

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Conference Registration Desk

Please refer to the conference program for conference registration desk opening hours.

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See the Networking and Events page.

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