RWTA Conference & Expo – Wed 31 Aug to Fri 2 Sep 2016



Australia's Gold Coast is a city coming of age. Strategically located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, study, sport, events, tourism and lifestyle. The Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, sub-tropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery.

Welcoming close to 12 million visitors each year, the Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events, along with an abundance of natural attractions. The Gold Coast has developed into a diverse, cosmopolitan, forward-thinking city with a future full of promise. 

Getting to the Gold Coast

Centrally located on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast International Airport is located just 20 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. A range of carriers fly directly into GCIA: Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Air New Zealand. There is a conveniently located information desk at the airport to assist in getting you to your destination.

Climate on the Gold Coast 

Queensland's Gold Coast has a comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round. The Gold Coast averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year and has an average rainfall of about 1400mm annually, the majority of which falls in the summer period (December - February). Daytime temperatures on the coast are generally in the mid 20°C range. The Hinterland is slightly cooler with maximum winter temperatures around 16°C. In winter, clear skies and dry air mean cool nights. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your Gold Coast holiday. September on the Gold Coast has sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings. 

Conference Venue – Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is conveniently located towards the northern end of the Gold Coast, a 5-minute drive from Surfers Paradise beach and just minutes away from a vast array of dining and shopping precincts. The hotel is also located 40 minutes north of the Gold Coast Airport and only a 1-hour drive away from Brisbane and both the domestic and international airports.

The resort is also conveniently located for all the best attractions for kids in the Gold Coast. Sea World, one of the world’s finest marine parks and one of the most environmentally friendly lagoon habitats in the world is a five-minute drive away. Dreamworld, famous for having the biggest gravity rollercoaster in the southern hemisphere, is also home to White Water World. Dreamworld and White Water World are located off the Pacific Motorway, approximately a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Also 30 minutes away is Warner Bros. Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular, which offers a magical experience of film-oriented escapism and Paradise Country featuring Australian wildlife and traditional outback culture. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is just a 35-minute drive away and provides children with a never ending interactive experience with nature’s many creatures.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Features

As the Gold Coast's only luxury beachfront resort, we welcome you to the newly refurbished Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and Spa. The new look Sheraton includes 295 refurbished rooms and suites, accommodation corridors, lobby, reception desk, guest lifts, Porte Cochere, hotel entry, pool area landscaping, 

  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast features a pool bar, a health spa and direct beach access. This luxurious property is a 10-minute drive from Surfers Paradise and a 15-minute drive from Jupiters Casino.
  • All guest rooms boast views of the garden, lagoon or the ocean. Each has the signature Sweet Sleeper Bed, an iPod dock and flat-screen cable TV.
  • The property has a lap pool and a gym. You can pamper yourself at Golden Door Spa and Health Club.
  • Terraces Restaurant features a buffet which includes fresh local seafood, traditional favourites and desserts. 
  • Pearls Bar enjoys views of tropical gardens and Pacific Ocean, and it offers premium beers on tap, high tea and light meals.

Conference Details

Conference Program Details will be released shortly detailing Speakers, Exhibition Packages, Partner Program, Social Events, and

Sponsorship Opportunities

Delegate and Partner Registration will again be available online at 

Gold Coast is the perfect location for delegates and their partners to make a holiday out of their time in Queensland. From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast. Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to the Gold Coast each year

So make sure you put these dates in your diary, as the place to be in September 2016 will be the SHERATON GRAND RESORT, GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

Exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to contact the Executive Officer - Russell Sturzaker at  to discuss your involvement at this exciting conference and exhibition.