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Heritage Roses in Australia Conference 2023

27 October 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 30 October 2023 @ 6:00 pm AEDT

Novotel Glen Waverley

HRIA 15th National Conference

Glen Waverley, Victoria.

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October 2023

 Post Conference Tour


Thank you to all the members who have expressed an interest to attend the conference. The Novotel Glen Waverley has been selected as the Conference Venue and is offering a 15% discount on accommodation.

The Ibis Glen Waverley (a 4 minute walk from the Novotel) is offering a 10% discount.  An alternative would be to book into one of the many short term apartments in Glen Waverley; however the pick-up point for all garden tours will only be from the Novotel.

As usual, ACCOMMODATION is NOT included in the registration.

Please note: We will be limiting the number of attendees to 100 people.

Accommodation booking guidelines:

Novotel Glen Waverley285 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley 3150

To access the special rate (15% discount).  Please follow the guidelines provided by the Novotel.

Bookers will receive 15% off the Public rate. The public rate will vary in price due to demand, so it is recommended to book in advance to avoid a high room rate!

Please login to the link below to be directed to the booking website


You will just need to select the Destination, hotel name to generate the search. For example: Novotel Glen Waverley.

Customer Code: SCP4161686

Access Code: HE557AU883

There are 2 different types of rates available to book, flexible and non-flexible. The non-flexible rate is cheaper however payment will be required at the time of booking and cannot be cancelled or modified after Friday, 13th October 2023. The flexible rate is a bit higher however, can be modified or cancelled until 6pm on the day of arrival and payment can be made at the time of check in.

Room only and breakfast included rates are also available. If someone books a room only rate and decides to add breakfast later on, it can be done by calling the hotel or simply at reception on check in.

Accommodation bookings can also be made directly by quoting the above customer code. Please feel free to call the reservations team:

Tel. 03 8561 2345 or Email h2068@accor.com  to make any bookings.

Ibis Glen Waverley 297 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley 3150

To access the special rate (10% discount)

  1. Please visit the website


  1. Enter dates – e.g. arrive 27th October and depart 30th October, 2023 (or your applicable dates).
  2. Under Preferential Code, enter IBISCONF
  3. The special rate will appear under the room type.
  4. No prepayment is required & cancellation will be 6pm, the day prior.

Exciting News

We are delighted to announce that we will now hold a 2 Day Post Conference Tour from Tuesday 31st October to Wednesday 1st November 2023.  Please note! This tour is limited to 50 delegates and only available to those attending the Conference.

A brief itinerary follows: 

Friday 27th October

3pm – 5pm Registration and collection of conference bags at the Novotel Glen Waverley

5pm – 6pm Regional Coordinators Meeting.

Introduction – Conference MC Julie Lack

Acknowledge Traditional Custodians

Official Opening and Welcoming

President – Bruce Bott

Buffet style meal at the Novotel Glen Waverley

Guest Speaker – Life Member, Shirley Yates

Saturday 28th October

Yarra Valley

Garden 1 John Nieuwesteeg’s Garden Nursery, Yellingbo

Garden 2 Marysville Heritage Rose Garden, Marysville

Pre-dinner drinks and Gala Dinner

After Dinner Speaker – Dr Clare Gleeson, garden historian from NZ

Presentation of HRIA Awards for 2023

Sunday 29th October

BGM and introduction of 2024/2025 HRIA Executive Committee

Mornington Peninsula

Garden 1 Mornington Peninsula Botanical Rose Garden, Mornington

Garden 2 Oak Tree Park, Teurong

Garden 3 Martha Park, Moorooduc

Evening Free

Monday 30th October

Rose Gardens West of Glen Waverley & the Melbourne CBD

Garden 1 Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee

Garden 2 Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong

Garden 3 Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden, Bulla

Post Conference Tour – We travel south and north

Tuesday 31st October

Gardens South East of Glen Waverley

Garden 1 Picardy, Neerim South – Morning Tea included

Lunch at Yarragon Hotel (included)

Garden 2 Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

Wednesday 1st November

Gardens North of Glen Waverley

Garden 1 Coombe Yarra Valley – home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coldstream – Devonshire Morning Tea included

Garden 2 Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen – Light Lunch included

Chocolatier and Ice Creamery – Yarra Glen

If you are attending the Post Conference we suggest that you book your accommodation from 27th October to 2nd November.

We are offering a bus pick up (optional extra) from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to the Novotel Glen Waverley, however there will only be one bus and unless you are able to arrange your flight to arrive at around midday on Friday October 27th we would suggest that you look at the following alternatives:

  • Taxi from airport to Novotel, cost $85 – $110, approx. 42 minutes; this would be ideal if you are travelling with one or more friends.
  • There are airport buses which travel from Tullamarine Airport to Southern Cross Railway Station: SkyeBus – one way $22, return $34 (less for Seniors), approx. 30 minutes. Then take the train from Southern Cross Railway Station to Glen Waverley Railway Station, $5 approx. 47 minutes. The Novotel Glen Waverley is a three minute taxi ride from the Glen Waverley Railway Station.
  • Take the airport bus from Tullamarine to Southern Cross Railway Station, and taxi from Southern Cross Railway Station to Novotel Glen Waverley, $45-$60 approx. 21 minutes.
  • If you are not attending the Post Conference, the bus visiting the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden on Monday 30th October will be returning via the Tullamarine Airport. This offer is suitable if your return flight home is after 6.00pm.

We are also offering a bus from the Novotel Glen Waverley to the Tullamarine Airport on Thursday 2nd November, departing at 8.30am.

Please understand that these costs are only estimates which have been researched from various websites.

For further information please contact:

Jill Collins, Conference Liaison.

Email: conference2023hria@gmail.com  Ph.: +61 (0) 409 255 811



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