The conference package includes a fantastic program of social events and tour options

Toyota Welcome Social Dinner – A Taste of Tasmania

Thursday 23 November, 1900-2130

The conference will commence with a Welcome Social Dinner in the Exhibition area and through to the outdoor terrace of Princes Wharf 1.



Partners' Tour

Friday 24 November, 1045-1430/1500)

The partners' tour will take in beautiful Coal River Valley, with a delightful lunch at the Puddleduck winery before an indulging visit to Coal River Farm for some cheese and chocolate tasting followed by a visit to the Poley Wines cellar door and a unique shopping experience at historic Richmond.

Delegates' Tour Option 1 - Historical Buildings Tour

Friday 24 November, 1345-1545 

Take a step back in history to tour the works of master craftsman and architects of times long past. Delegates will take in the sights of sandstone warehouses along Salamanca Place, Parliament House, the quaint cottages and Georgian Houses and the landmark St Georges Church at Battery Point before enjoying an exclusive private tour of two of Hobart's historical homes Narryna and Markee as well as the iconic 150-year-old Hobart Town Hall.


Delegates' Tour Option 2 - Cascade Brewery Tour SOLD OUT

Friday 24 November, 1345-1545 

Cascade Brewery was established in 1832 in and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia.

The Brewery Tour steps back through Cascade's proud history then takes you behind the sandstone facade to view the workings of this unique brewery. Here we explain the ingredients and craft behind our beers.

Please note, the Brewery Tour enters a working production facility, it is for over 16s only and it is a safety requirement that all guests wear the appropriate clothing and have not consumed alcohol prior to the Tour. All skin must be covered from the waist down. Enclosed, flat shoes must be worn and no loose jewellery is permitted.


Delegates' Tour Option 3 - Construction Site - Parliament Square Redevelopment

Friday 24 November, 1345-1545 

Parliament Square is an exciting redevelopment of an entire city block bounded by Davey Street, Salamanca Place, Parliament Lane and Murray Street. Designed by award-winning architects FJMT, in consultation with renowned heritage architects Design 5, the project will be developed in multiple stages at a total cost exceeding $150 million. It is due for completion in the last quarter of 2018.
Stage 1 of the project involves two parts, the Salamanca Office Building and the Heritage Buildings (34 West and 36 Davey Street). The new Salamanca Building has a basement and eleven office levels. The sandstone buildings at 34West and 36 Davey Street have been restored for re-use as part of a new hotel at the same time as the new office building has been constructed. The hotel will occupy these buildings as well as 34 Davey Street and a part of the site on Murray Street.
Parliament Square redevelopment is a multi-use site which will include public open spaces, hospitality and retail. The final stage of the project involves the construction of the hotel, a multi-level below ground car park and an extensive plaza linking the Murray Street to Salamanca Place.


Cbus Conference Dinner - MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

Friday 24 November, 1730-2200

Delegates will depart Brooke Street Pier and enjoy a cruise on up the Derwent River to Mona
MONA offers a unique Tasmanian experience and delegate will enjoy a guided tour of The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) showcasing the largest private collection of art in Australia in a secular temple of over 6000m² dedicated to the assault and soothing of the senses. MONA is a cultural haven where outstanding art, architecture and antiquities are fused with the surrounding, natural landscape.

Following the tour delegates will enjoy the culinary delights of a unique MONA’s cocktail dinner and entertainment in the Eros and Thanatos function area.

1730 MR-1 and MR-0 depart Brooke Street Pier for cruise to MONA
1800 Arrive at MONA
1820-1920 Guided viewing of Gallery
1930-2130 Dinner and entertainment at Eros and Thanatos function areas
2130 MR-1 and MR-0 depart Mona and cruise to Brooke Street Pier
2200 Delegates arrive at Brooke Street Pier



National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards Gala Dinner

Saturday 25 November, 1830–2330 

Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Gala Awards Dinner is the grand finale dinner for the conference. The awards Dinner will be held at the Conference Venue Princes Wharf 1 and dress is Black tie.

The National Awards are the pinnacle of the Excellence in Building and Construction Awards conducted in each State and Territory which culminates in the best of the best at the national level. The Master Builders National Awards are keenly sought after and valued by the industry as they provide a bench mark for the highest quality builders, industry trends, housing design and commercial construction.