Landholder Engagement Training Event Details

2-Day Event, Melbourne | 3 & 4 October 2023 

The purpose of this training is support to you – those responsible for working directly with impacted landholders – to you do your job well, while keeping yourself and the landholders you’re working with physically and emotionally safe.

Download the slide pack

Download the Landholder Engagement Training slide pack to access all of the speaker presentations and details as well as important resources to refer back to.

Download the workbook

Download the workbook ahead of the 2-day training event to gain access to:

  • The agenda for both days
  • The landholder journey through the transmission lifecycle
  • Speaker bios
  • Group activities

Ask a question

Ask our speakers or event team a question. Please submit any questions prior to the event below.

Event locations

Pre-event welcome drinks

Optional networking drinks hosted by AusNet Services on Monday, 2 October from 5pm–7pm at Soho Bar & Restaurant, 2/4 Riverside Quay, Southbank.

 (Approx. 3 min walk from the training venue at Level 31, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC 3006). 

All speakers and participants welcome.

2-day training sessions

The Landholder Engagement Training sessions will be held at AusNet Services, Level 31, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC 3006.

Each day the program will commence at 8am including a welcome breakfast. All visitors to AusNet Services need to be signed in at the Reception Area on the ground floor. Please allow 15 minutes each day to be signed in and escorted to the training room.

Dinner and drinks

Dinner and drinks will be held at Pure South Dining at 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The address is River Level, Southgate Precinct 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank, with the reservation under ‘The Energy Charter’.

Transport options

From To venue
Ballarat station by car
Via National Highway M8 - 113km
Ballarat by train
To Southern Cross Station – approx. 2 hours, 10 mins, then tram or taxi/uber
Melbourne Southern Cross station by Uber
8 mins
Melbourne Southern Cross station by tram
Approx 12 mins trams leave frequently – however, most routes seem to require some walking
Melbourne Airport by Uber/Taxi
25 – 45 mins depending on traffic, $50- $60
Melbourne Airport to CBD by bus
50 mins $22 one way, $36 return fare

Parking options

Venue Distance from training venue Location
Wilson Parking Freshwater
3 min walk
2 Freshwater Place, Southbank . Approx. cost early bird booked in advance $20 per day, overnight from $15. Height 2.1m.
Wilson Parking Eureka
4 min walk 
70 City Road, Southbank Melbourne. Approx. cost $16 early bird, overnight from $31, bookings online. Height 2.1m.

Please note that some hotels provide parking at a fee, please check with your hotel when booking. Also, for overnight parking, you may need to leave then re-enter after 4pm and again in the morning.

Accommodation options

If travelling from Ballarat or interstate, you may want to consider arriving on the evening of Monday, 2 October as we have an 8am start on Tuesday, 3 October.

Hotel suggestions Distance from training venue Approx. cost
Crown Plaza
10 min walk
The Langham
3 min walk
Clarion Suites Gateway
7 min walk
Rendezvous Hotel
8 min walk
Adina Apartment Hotel Southbank
3 min walk
Double Tree Hilton
9 min walk

Event support

Anne Whitehouse

Event Coordination – Sales Assured


M: 0412 206 621 (please text for on-day support)

Amy Abraham

Training Facilitator – The Energy Charter


M: 0411 031 606

Southbank is part of the Traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples. We acknowledge Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as Traditional Custodians of the land on which we will gather, and pay respects to their Elders past and present.