Next Annual Conference & AGM at Broken Hill

To be held on 21st to 25th April 2021 at Broken Hill Musicians Club
276 Crystal St, Broken Hill NSW.

Early bird: Until 28th February 2021   Late fee: From 22nd March to 5th April
Online registrations close April 5th

Broken Hill Conference 2021

Welcome to Broken Hill

A spectacular desert landscape and significant mining history have made Broken Hill one of Australia’s most famous outback towns. Discover amazing art galleries, fine restaurants, grand federation heritage, and historic mining landmarks, in Australia’s first heritage-listed city. Within walking distance of our venue the Musicians Club, you’ll find many points of interest.

Learn about this colourful city’s fascinating history on the Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour. A walk down Argent Street reveals many great shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes including the Palace Hotel. You might recognise this iconic hotel from the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Art Gallery and Museums

A visit to the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, the oldest regional gallery in NSW, is a must. This is a great place to see some well known Broken Hill artists, including Pro Hart, Eric Minchin, and Badger Bates, as well as works by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

The Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum offer a fascinating, hands-on insight into the sciences of geology, mineral exploration, and mining. See several hundred artifacts from the city’s mining history and almost 2,000 specimens, including a 42kg silver nugget.

The Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum incorporate the Broken Hill Migrant Museum, Hospital Museum, Ron Carter Transport Pavilion, and Triple Chance Mineral Collection, providing a unique look at Broken Hill’s fascinating history. The museum also houses a range of railway attractions and machinery, including the Silver City Comet, and an extensive mineral collection.

Lode Miner's Memorials and Desert Sculptures

The Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial celebrates the life and work of more than 800 miners who lost their lives in the mines of Broken Hill. Poised dramatically on top of a mullock heap, this striking memorial and lookout offer a commanding view over the city of Broken Hill.

About 20 minutes’ drive north of Broken Hill, you’ll find the stunning Living Desert Sculptures accentuating the Outback skyline. Created by international artists in 1993, this collection of 12 dramatic sandstone sculptures form a trail through the centre of the Living Desert Reserve. As you can see there is a lot to discover in Broken Hill.

In Closing

Our conference activities will take you on a tour of the Bruce Langford visitor centre which combines a museum, theatre and shop, with interactive displays showing the history of the Service, as well as tributes to the doctors, pilots and flight nurses who work for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the many community groups and benefactors who support them. A fitting visit for passionate aviators (an entry ticket will be provided in your registration pack).

On Friday evening, we will take you to discover Silverton, 25 km from Broken Hill, with its iconic art galleries and museums. Our bus will then take you to view a magnificent outback sunset over the Mundi Mundi plains with drinks and nibbles provided. Then back to the Silverton pub for dinner and entertainment.
See you all there!

See you all at Broken Hill