Partners’ Program

A selection of optional tours are available for ASM delegates’ partners, providing the opportunity to enjoy the marvellous attractions of this fantastic city and its surrounding areas. Please note that minimum and maximum numbers apply.

Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Departs: 10.00am, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Returns: 12.00pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $35.00

Start your day in Perth with a coffee (or tea), a dash of culture, art and history (food can be purchased during the tour). Visit secret gardens, discover hidden art while learning about the city.  The tour will explore the Heritage Precinct of Perth, the old theatre district as well as former educational precincts. Enjoy a coffee/tea at popular local cafe (included) and enjoy a wonderfully re-purposed heritage space in a forgotten area. Visit secret gardens, discover hidden art while learning some of the more interesting anecdotes about the city.

At the conclusion of the tour your friendly guide will then escort you to one of the most significant and newly refurbished buildings in Perth, the State Buildings. Formerly home to the General Post Office, Land Titles Office, Treasury and Parliament, this complex contains 120 years of stories to share. These days, the State Buildings are home to a hotel and many food and beverage outlets. After the tour you are free to explore the new public spaces of the historic Cathedral Square and the brand new Elizabeth Quay.

Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Departs: 3.00pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Returns: 6.00pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $90.00

Do you have an unhealthy obsession with cheese? Then pull on your stretchy pants and explore the tastiest side of Perth with the ‘Fromage Walking Tour’. This isn’t just cheese tasting – this is an exclusive and decadent cheese adventure!  Explore the tastiest side of Perth with our new ‘Fromage Walking Tour’, which culminates with a private cheese education class inside the old R & I bank vault at the new home of cheese in Perth, Fromage Artisans.

Starting in the Northbridge Piazza, the tour first visits Kakulas Brothers, which was established in 1929 to import cheese and other small-goods from Europe. Here, you will be guided through the iconic family business and offer tastes of their favourite cheeses and antipasto. The second destination is The Flour Factory, where guests will be treated to cheese and charcuterie boards in the warm comfort of an historic 100 year old flour mill.

The tour concludes at Fromage Artisans on St Georges Terrace, which is located within the former home of the prestigious Western Australia Club. On arrival, guests will be guided to a private dining table located behind the vault doors which once contained the wealth of the R & I Bank. Here, you will be guided through an exclusive cheese education class by the on-site cheesemonger, whilst trying some of the finest varieties available in WA, along with a glass of premium wine or bubbles.

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Departs: 10.00am, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Returns: 5.00pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (or CBD Hotels)
Cost: $95.00

Join us for a memorable day in the Swan Valley enjoying the many great wines and produce the valley has to offer.

Tour highlights:

  • Wine tastings at four different wineries
  • Delicious cheese tasting
  • Coffee tastings at Yahava Koffee roasters
  • A scrumptious lunch at a winery with complimentary glass of wine
  • Complimentary glass of quality wine
  • Chocolate tastings
  • Liqueurs and decadent chocolate tastings
  • Beer tasting at a micro brewery
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off at locations listed below
  • Travel in comfortable air conditioned vehicle

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Departs: 7.20am, CBD Hotels
Returns: 3.00pm, CBD Hotels
Cost: $172.00

Live out your dream of swimming with wild dolphins with this amazing nature experience. Your adventure begins cruising Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of the 180 local dolphins before slowing down to let the dolphins know we are keen to play. Once the dolphins and passengers are ready, the skipper gives the command everyone’s been waiting for – Go!

Tour includes:

  • Includes pick up from CBD hotels by coach at 7.20am sharp.
  • 3 – 6 hour Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise on our luxury, custom built boat (onboard toilets and hot showers)
  • Full length wetsuit, mask and snorkel and snorkelling lessons
  • Our wild dolphin guarantee: we have a better than 99% success rate and if you are amongst the unlucky 1% who doesn’t get to swim with the dolphins on your cruise, you can rebook free of charge for another cruise.
  • Expert guides riding underwater aqua scooters to ensure you get up close and personal with the dolphins
  • Light lunch and refreshments
  • Self-serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh water
  • Complimentary photos of the cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!

The tour is not recommended for children six years or younger unless the child has previous ocean experience and the parent is confident in their ability.

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Location: Willie Creek Pearls, Elizabeth Quay
Cost: $65

The most beautiful and valuable pearls in the world are grown in Western Australia and our live pearl harvests allow guests to have a truly unique experience, right in the heart of Perth city. This 1 hour tour will have you travelling back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure. Experience the wonder of a live pearl harvest and discover the secret life of the most precious Pearls in the world, from shell to showroom, including how pearls are valued and made into stunning jewellery. You’ll also get to taste the subtle flavour of pearl meat from the Pinctada Maxima oyster, a true Broome delicacy, which is revered and sought after the world over.

The Willie Creek Pearls showroom overlooking the Swan River is located right in the heart of Elizabeth Quay and is easily accessible by road, train or ferry and is 5 minutes walking distance from the CBD. There is a beautiful purpose-built area where their live pearl harvests occur.

Tour Includes

  • $50 Retail Gift Voucher (for purchases over $100)
  • Extended ‘Life of a Pearl’ presentation
  • Rare archival footage viewing
  • A live pearl harvest
  • An exclusive pearl meat tasting, with a glass of bubbles
  • Pearl valuation
  • Showroom browsing time

Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Departs: 8.00am, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Returns: 3.00pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $105 (including all food, drinks and entrance fees)

Enjoy Perth’s highlight attractions and experiences with this comprehensive tour package exploring the best of Perth and Fremantle. You’ll enjoy commanding views from Kings Park, take a walk on beautiful Cottesloe Beach and explore historic Fremantle. Your tour includes morning tea overlooking the ocean at The Shore House, lunch at Little Creature’s Brewery in Fremantle and entry to the WA Maritime Museum.

Tour Highlights:

  • Kings Park Botanic Gardens
  • Cottesloe Beach
  • Morning Tea at The Shore House
  • Fremantle
  • Lunch at Little Creatures Brewery (Woodfired Pizza)
  • WA Maritime Museum Visit

Suggested Activities

Rottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own Island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays, is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle.

It’s a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

Discover the island’s incredible history and amazing marine life at your own pace on this self-guided tour which includes a bike, map and optional (but recommended) snorkelling gear.

Tour includes:

  • Rottnest Island Admission Fee
  • Return transfers to Rottnest Island from Barrack Street Jetty Perth
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary*
  • Bike Hire with helmet

* Perth departure only

Departs Perth: Daily at 8.30am, Barrack Street Jetty, Perth
Arrives Rottnest: 10.15am Rottnest Island
Departs Rottnest: 3.55pm Rottnest Island
Arrives Perth: Barrack Street Jetty, Perth 6.00pm

Click here for tour information.

The lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, thousands of tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, just outside the coastal town of Cervantes.

Listen to stories and learn about Nyoongar Aboriginal culture, meet native wildlife in their own natural environment, taste traditional Bush Tucker and have a go at playing the didgeridoo.  Zoom down a massive sand dune on a sand board, enjoy a picnic lunch at the beach and join a fully guided tour through the magical Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park.  You get to also visit the Pinnacles Discovery Centre on a great day out with one of Western Australia’s most professional and knowledgeable tour guides.  You’ll enjoy a truly unforgettable tour experience, it’s a day to remember.


  • Enjoy an informative introduction into the oldest surviving culture on Earth and gain some insight into the local Aboriginal people.
  • Taste “bush tucker” in the beautiful surrounds of Yanchep National Park and have a go at playing a Didgeridoo.
  • See kangaroos, koalas and loads of colourful native Australian birds in their natural environment.
  • Experience the thrill of sand-boarding down the beautiful white dunes near Lancelin.
  • Relax beside the Indian Ocean and enjoy a wholesome and delicious picnic lunch.
  • Join a fully guided tour through the magical Pinnacles Desert and have plenty of time to go off and explore on your own.
  • Know that you will be extremely well looked after by one of Australia’s most enthusiastic and experienced tour guides.

Departure Time: 7.00am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Duration: Approximately 12 hours

Click here for tour information. Enter the code ENCANTAPINNACLES when booking, to receive a special rate of $129 per person (regular rate $155).

Perth Zoo is widely known as a unique events and functions destination and can offer a host of amazing experiences. Thousands of visitors come to the Zoo not only to see the animals, but to be entertained by the many and varied events held in the Zoo’s spectacular setting.

Opening Times: Open every day of the year 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: $31.00
Phone: 24 hr info line +61 8 9474 3551 or Reception on +61 8 9474 0444
Address: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth

Scitech is an educational and engaging science centre conveniently located in the heart of Perth. As Western Australia’s leading science education institution, this unique centre offers interactive science experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Opening Times: 9.00am- 4.00pm
Cost: $19.00
Phone: +61 8 9215 0700
Address: City West Centre, Corner Railway Street & Sutherland Street, West Perth

Located overlooking the Swan River, The Bell Tower is home to the famous royal bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which chimed for James Cook as he departed on his voyage of discovery to Australia. Its unique design allows you to walk inside this giant musical instrument while the bells are pealing. Definitely one of Perth’s must-see attractions!

Book The Bell Tower Experience to learn about the history of the bells and the Bell Tower and receive a souvenir bell chiming certificate. See the famous bells from St. Martins in the Fields London in all their glory and enjoy the interpretative displays documenting the history of the bells and the Bell Tower’s construction On level six – the Observation Deck, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views encompassing the Swan River, Kings Park, Elizabeth Quay, City of Perth and the Darling Range. This deck also boasts a 26 bell Carillon that plays several well-known tunes and national anthems for a mere gold coin. It is the first of its kind in the world.

Give your loved one a gift that truly signifies your everlasting love, a Love Lock. Love Locks’ originated in China when couples chose to fix a padlock to chains on sections of the Great Wall. They had their names/initials inscribed on it and once locked, legend says that it symbolized their love was locked together and would last forever.

Love Locks are only $30.00 and you purchase these with The Bell Tower direct, cost includes engraving of two names and a date* and a beautiful folder so you can record the date and the moment that you locked your love together with that special person. Family members and close friends also use Love Locks to lock their relationship forever.

Lock your everlasting love in the heart of Perth at The Bell Tower – Home of the Swan Bells.

Click here for tour information.

Optus Stadium and the surrounding Park is located east of the Perth Central Business District, on the Burswood Peninsula. With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000 seat, world-class, multi-purpose Stadium will host a variety of sports and entertainment events including Australian Football League, International and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and union plus concerts.

Bring your family and friends for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of this stunning new state-of-the-art Stadium. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the playing surface, the Swan River and Perth city from the Stadium’s highest vantage point and also experience the inner sanctum. Along the way you will discover sports memorabilia detailing WA’s rich sporting history, and don’t forget your camera because there will be plenty of photo opportunities around the Stadium.

Child age is 6-17 years inclusive.

Tour highlights:

  • Walk around the most state-of-the-art stadium in the southern hemisphere
  • Behind the scenes change room access
  • Visit the locker room and coaches room
  • Magnificent views of the city from the Sky View Lounge
  • A broad array of sporting memorabilia
  • Wheelchair and pram access throughout the tour

Tour departs: 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
Duration: 90 minutes

Click here for tour information.

Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released
19 November 2017

Call for plenary & interactive submissions

Early bird registration opens Now open

Call for abstracts Closed

Early bird registration closes 15 August 2018