ESA Seminar 2020 will be held at The albert hall in Launceston, Tasmania


Albert Hall

47 Tamar Street



Phone: (+61) 0438 344 451



The Albert Hall was built by J.T Farmils at a cost of 14,000 pounds in 1891 to house the Tasmanian Industrial Exhibition of 1891-92. The exhibition ran for four months and attracted over 260,000 people. The exhibition itself was designed to ease the social misery caused by the depression of the 1880’s.

The Albert Hall is one of Launceston’s most significant heritage buildings due to its high degree of heritage value that is attributed to the Classical Victorian style of monumental public architecture. The Hall covers an area of 14,000 square feet and was recognised at the time as the worlds 11th largest building.


Getting there

Launceston Airport is located 15 kilometres south of Launceston on the Evandale Main Road. Taxis and shuttles are a convenient way to get to and from the airport.


The approximate cost of a taxi to Launceston is $35 to $38 each way.

There is a designated taxi rank is located to the right outside the terminal exits near baggage claim.

Shuttle bus

Operating between Launceston Airport and Launceston hotels and accommodation including the Casino and University servicing all departures and meeting all arrivals. Shuttle services operate directly outside the terminal exits near baggage claim.

Price to/from Launceston Airport and the city start from $15.00 (one way).

Phone: 0437 131 008 for the latest prices, reservations and to make enquiries.



Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. In fact, the whole region is packed with city and country charm, gorgeous old towns, excellent food and wine and beautiful scenic highlights.

One of Australia's oldest cities, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia with its elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks.

Just a short walk from the city centre, Cataract Gorge is a slice of wilderness right in the heart of town and Launceston's star natural attraction.

There's also plenty of culture on offer at art galleries, museums and design studios. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest regional gallery in Australia.

And for a little 'home away from home', why not catch a game of AFL at UTAS Stadium?

From Launceston, you can follow the Tamar River north through Tasmania's premium wine-growing region, past forested hills and farmland, lavender fields, vineyards, orchards and pretty riverside towns. Historic villages are found around every corner, from Longford on the outskirts of Launceston to Evandale, Ross and Campbell Town along the Heritage Highway south.

For those interested in wildlife, nearby Narawntapu National Park provides many opportunities to see Australia's unique animals.

Launceston's history began in 1804 when the commandant of the British garrison Lt. Col. William Paterson, set up a camp at Port Dalrymple, now known as George Town. A few weeks later, the settlement was moved across the river to York Town and in 1806 they finally settled in Launceston.



  • Explore the Tamar River and wetland area.

  • Starting at Design Tasmania, collect an Artbike, helmet and map and pedal your way around Launceston's cultural hotspots including the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Sawtooth, Gallery Pejean and 1842 Gallery. There's a no booking policy, first in, first served, and you can hire a bike for the day, overnight or weekend.

  • Take a tour of historic Boag's Brewery, founded in 1883.

  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Cataract Gorge, Launceston’s own little piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre


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