H2R: the Outdoors Catalyst

Happiness, Health and Resilience in Victoria's Outdoors

Don’t forget to book your accomodation *see deals below.

Are you are keen to do your bit to reduce vehicle emissions whilst attending the conference?

  • Take a look at the detailed info below that Anthony Mangelsdorf from Fed uni has compiled for you regarding PT.
  • The info includes free shuttle bus information to and from the train station & Friday night to and from Fed Uni to accomodation. Please read through and book directly with Anthony.
Accomodation deals

The crew at Fed have done some great work securing these special accomodation offers. 

When booking make sure to mention the conference for your discount!

All rates are $ per night

Quest Ballarat questballarat.com.au have some great offers just for attendees. Click here for the full list.
To obtain this rate, all the delegates need to do is book directly with Quest Ballarat by phone on 03 5309 1200 or email questballarat@questapartments.com.au

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields, Caravan Park. Powered and unpowered sites at the same cost of $39 per site for two adults. $13 per extra adult. Maximum of 4 adults to each site.http://ballaratgoldfields.com.au/groups/

Sovereign Park, Red Lion Hotel. $140 room only, $156 room and buffet breakfast. Delegates need to mention they are attending the conference at Federation University to receive this rate otherwise it is about $200.http://www.sovpark.com/

Mercure Ballarat. Beds for 71 guests in varies styled hotel rooms at $149 per single room, $169 per single room with breakfast. Mention conference when booking to receive this rate.http://www.mercureballarat.com.au/

We will also be creating a noticeboard for other options such as possible homestays or Sovereign Hill Lodge which does have accomodation available at a very low rate but will need to be booked by group directly. They currently have 1 building free which contains; 5 rooms sleeping 10, 4 rooms sleeping 4, 1 room sleeping 8 and 2 rooms sleeping 5 and it’s cheap.

FedUni living Ballarat also have onsite accomodation, which you can organise with them directly on +61 3 5327 9480

Transport to and from Melbourne by train and shuttle bus

Friday 6th May

Train departs Southern Cross 7.26am
Train arrives Ballarat Station 9.13am

Bus departs Ballarat Station at 9.31am (Route 10 to Buninyong)
Arrives Fed Uni 9.56am
Official Conference Opening 10.30am


Bus departs FedUni 5.16pm
Bus arrives Ballarat Station 5.38pm
Train departs Ballarat Station 6.02pm
Train arrives Southern Station 7.27pm

For those staying for the Conference Dinner, the Fed Uni Shuttle Bus will transport delegates to Ballarat Station to connect with 9.17pm or 10.17pm train.

Saturday 7th May

Train departs Southern Cross at 7.15am
Train arrives Southern Cross at 8.41am
Shuttle Bus* (provided by FedUni) picks up delegates from Ballarat Station and arrives at Fed Uni at 8.55am.
Welcome 9.00am
Keynote 9.10am


Bus depart FedUni 4.38pm
Bus arrives Ballarat Station 5.00pm
Train departs Ballarat Station 5.14pm
Train arrives Southern Cross at 6.39pm

Bus depart FedUni 5.38pm
Bus arrives Ballarat Station 6.00pm
Train departs Ballarat Station 6.14pm
Train arrives Southern Cross at 7.39pm

*Bookings would be required so that I could bring the correct sized bus. Shuttle bus bookings could be made directly to me at a.mangelsdorf@federation.edu.au