ACEMS 2018 Retreat


Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018


RACV Resort, Torquay, Victoria

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 ACEMS Retreat(s)!!

This year the RACV Resort in the beautiful coastal town of Torquay in Victoria will be our host. Torquay is situated approximately 105 kilometres from Melbourne (around 2 hours travel time).

The ACEMS Annual Retreat is an opportunity for the ACEMS community to come together, celebrate and share the Centre's achievements and research from the previous year, as well as discuss the vision and goals for the next year.

The retreats will take place during the week of 29th October to 2nd November as follows:

  • Early Career Researchers (ECR) & Student Retreats: 12 pm (AEDT) Mon 29th October to 12 pm Weds 31st October
  • Main Retreat: 1 pm (AEDT) Weds 31st October to 1 pm Fri 2nd November



A shuttle bus will be arranged to transport participants to/from the venue but you MUST indicate when you register that you require a seat on the shuttle/s (as the bus/buses will be booked according to numbers registered).

TO Torquay – A shuttle bus will depart from the University of Melbourne on Monday the 29th October at 10.30am (AEDT) for the ECR/Student Retreat and Wednesday 31st October at 10.30am (AEDT) for the Main Retreat. Participants must make their own way to the University of Melbourne departure point at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Meeting point will be sent closer to retreat date.

FROM Torquay – Shuttle buses will depart RACV Torquay at 2pm (AEDT) on Friday 2nd November. There will be a bus going direct to Melbourne Airport and another heading back to the University of Melbourne.

Alternate Transport Options: For those not taking the shuttle (or travelling outside the designated times), options include flying in to Avalon Airport (, hire car or public transport. Public transport could be via a train from Southern Cross Station (Skybus stop) to Waurn Ponds (Geelong Line) and then a 20 min taxi ride to RACV Torquay (22kms). See more travel options here: and Geelong train timetable here:


RACV Torquay (same site as the retreat).

ECR/Students will be twin share.


The following meals are included as part of the retreat (please be specific about dietary requirements in your registration):

ECR & Student Retreats:

Monday:  Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Tuesday: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea

Main Retreat:

Wednesday: Breakfast (at hotel for those who stayed Tuesday night), Morning Tea (ECR & Students), Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Welcome Dinner (also on-site)
Thursday: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Friday: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch (retreat program will officially conclude just before lunchtime).


Will be released as soon as it is finalised.


If you have registered to attend the retreat and your circumstances change please let me know as soon as possible so that I may adjust accommodation and catering requirements.


Please contact either your node leader or ACEMS Finance Officer, Kate Hall:



To register, head to our Eventbrite Page:

***By registering for the retreat, you agree to the ACEMS Code of Conduct as a condition of that registration:

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