The International Federation for Structural Concrete 5th International fib Congress

Better - Smarter - Stronger

7 – 11 October 2018


South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum has been open for over 150 years and is still dedicated to making Australia’s history accessible for everyone. The museum holds many national and international collections and is a leader of remote and regional community engagement and in Australian Aboriginal heritage.











National Wine Centre of Australia

The National Wine Centre of Australia provides everything that any wine lover could hope for including tastings and tours of vineyards with a cellar that is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere holding 38,000 bottles at once. The centre incorporates education through the Wine Discovery Journey which is an interactive wine experience that goes from the wine making process to the drinking of fine Australian Wine.











Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and is housed in one of Adelaide’s most stunning buildings. The gallery has a collection of 38,000 pieces from artists all around the world including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery with the works created form the early nineteenth century to the present.

Alice Springs and Uluru


Uluru is approximately 450km from Alice Springs. There are multiple tour options to visit Uluru, from flight tours to outback adventures.

Alice Springs Desert Park

Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park to witness how the desert comes alive in a few short hours. The Desert Park is approximately a 10-minute journey from the centre of Alice Springs.

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

The Alice Springs Reptile Centre specialises in things that hiss and slither, which are rare, impossible, or undesirable to come across in the wild. Home to over 100 reptiles, the centre displays its inhabitants in recreations of their natural environment.

Darwin and surrounds

Arnhem Land

Dotted with ancient rock paintings, Arnhem Land is an iconic Aboriginal Cultural region. It contains some incredibly diverse ecosystems that include rainforests, savannah woodlands, extraordinary rock formations, picturesque coastlines, and deserted islands. There are tours on offer that include sunset cruises on billabongs, wildlife watching, and even “bush tucker” walks for the adventurous.

Berry Springs

Berry Springs is a great way to cool off and immerse yourself in nature. This nature park is home to palm fringed water holes filled with crystal clear, cold spring water you can swim in. You can even shoot down the natural waterslides of the creek’s cascades.

Kakadu National Park

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park covering some 20,000 square kilometres. You’ll discover a world of natural and cultural wonders through lush wetlands, rugged escarpments, and sandstone galleries inhabited by the Bininj people for 50,000 years.

Gold Coast

SkyPoint Climb/Observation Deck

The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb with a platform 270 metres above the ground. The SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia’s only beach side observation deck. SkyPoint is 230 metres tall with 360 degree views from the surf and sand to the forest and mountains.












Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island s in the heart of the great barrier reef. Whitsunday island is a holiday destination in itself, filled with beautiful scenery, waterfalls and walking tracks through the rain forest.













Theme Parks

The Gold Coast Theme Parks are a great attraction for everyone with not only thrilling rides, but a whole range of other experiences to suit everyone’s needs. The Gold Coast is home to many parks including Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ’n’ Wild, White Water World and Dream World.


Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington is situated in Wellington Park which is a nature reserve with no entrance fees and no opening or closing hours. There are many historical walking tracks, climbs and ranges. To see the mountain and park from the best view it is recommended to go to the Pinnacle Observation Shelter.











Cataract Gorge Reserve

The Cataract Gorge is a “piece of wilderness” a 15 minute walk from the city centre equipped with a chairlift, gardens, café, Peacocks and a swimming pool. There is something for everyone whether it be just seeing the sights of Launceston or having a relaxing afternoon at the cafes or restaurant and admiring the views.











The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley is famously known for its great food and wine with the Tamar Valley Wine Route wich is one of the Top 10 Wine Routes in the world. The valley is also home to the Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmania Zoo, Seahorse World, Gem & Stone Creations, Glengarry Bush Maze, Fishing, Arts and a perfumery.


Perth CBD

Perth sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Come experience Perth’s diverse culture and atmosphere at Elizabeth Quay, Northbridge or China Town and take a stroll through the lane ways of the Botanic Garden.

Top 10 things to do in Perth

Swans and Bell Tour

Located only a 5 minute walk from the Perth CBD, the Swans and Bell Tour a towering glass spire is one giant musical instrument of considerable historical and cultural significance with a dedication to become a world-centre of excellence in the art of English change ringing. 

Cottesloe Beach
Head across for afternoon tea at Cottesloe Beach overlooking the beautiful white sands and blue water. 


Sydney Opera House

Opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is Australia’s number one tourist destination with over 8.2 million visitors a year and is also one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres presenting more than 2000 shows a year. With many restaurants, tours and shows on display there is something for everyone.











Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

One of Australia’s most popular attractions is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From the peak of the bridge you can see all that Sydney has to offer. If you’re not feeling brave enough for the climb, the Visitor Centre in the Climb Base goes through the history and preservation of the bridge including an exhibition and cinema.


How to book:

  • Select your BridgeClimb experience
  • Your Conference Rate will be displayed at the checkout at time of booking

BridgeClimb Terms and Conditions
BridgeClimb Sydney’s standard terms and conditions that apply to all bookings can be found on our website at The Special Conference Rate Terms and Conditions are as follows:

  • The Special Conference Rate is valid for sale from now until Friday 9 November 2018 and is limited to climbs (as stated above) occurring between Monday 22 October 2018 and Friday 9 November 2018 inclusive.
  • Conference delegates must present proof of their conference registration or a conference lanyard at time of check-in. Please note that the full rate apply if this condition is not satisfied.
  • Your Conference Rate will be displayed at the checkout at time of booking
  • The Special Conference Rate may be extended to family and friends and must be accompanied by a conference delegate on the Climb

Refer to for more details on how to prepare for your Climb

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach has many things to offer from markets and coastal walks to relaxing on the beach and taking surfing lessons. A popular destination to both national and international travelers, most people enjoy just walking along the shoreline soaking in the sun.








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Abstract Author Notifications
5 March 2018
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6 April 2018
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30 April 2018
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6 July 2018
Congress Dates
7-11 October 2018