Sophie Thomson- Sophies Patch’ Guest speaker at 2018 Barossa Conference


Sophie Thomson’s enduring love affair with plants and gardening was inherited from her plant loving parents and her early training began working at the family nursery in the Adelaide Hills. What started-out as a necessity eventually became a key driver in her life as she steadily acquired in-depth knowledge of the nursery’s large collection of rare and distinctive plant varieties.

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The honorable Christopher Pyne – Guest speaker at the Barossa Conference


In 1993, at the age of 25, Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt, Christopher is the Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House of Representatives.
As Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher is responsible for delivering the $200 billion build up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in our peacetime history.Continue reading

Dr Tim Cooper – Guest speaker at the Barossa Conference


A fifth-generation brewer, Tim Cooper began professional life as a doctor, completing medical studies (MBBS, Adelaide) in 1979. He practised hospital medicine for nine years, working mainly in the UK as a Registrar in medicine and cardiology. He conducted medical research in Bristol to complete a Doctor of Medicine (MD, Bristol) in 1990. He has written several papers on the investigation of pulmonary embolism, along with other papers on cardiopulmonary disease. Tim took time off medicine in 1986-87 to study Brewing Science (MSc, Birmingham) before joining the family company in 1990.
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Registration Bookings now open


You are invited to register now for the 2018 Combined Rotary Conference to be held in the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre. The conference will Celebrate the Coming Together of Rotarians and Friends and feature excellent speakers sharing information about our two Districts and the plans for the future.
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Joining Rotary in the Barossa Valley

It is with pleasure that we invite you to experience ‘The Barossa Region’ for our Combined District Conference, from 23-25 March 2018.

The District 9500 & 9520 Conference Committee has put together an exciting program of thought-provoking and entertaining speakers, a community project or two plus entertainment, in a unique and modern venue.


The event will be held in the heart of the Barossa Valley at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, 130 Magnolia Rd, Tanunda SA.

Why not make  ‘Joining Rotary in the Barossa Valley’ a memorable visit / holiday.   It’s all here, great accommodation, great venue, sightseeing, inspirational speakers, top class food and above all, enjoyment and fellowship.