OAT2022 Events and social activities

We welcome you to Perth, Western Australia, as part of the OAT2022 conference community.

Our aim is to connect you with other conference participants, and offer you opportunities to explore the local sights, culture and cuisine during your stay.

Below is an overview of OAT2022 conference events, including the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.

We have also provided some suggested local tour options to provide you with ideas and inspiration to start planning your stay in Perth, Western Australia.

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Please note tourist experiences are provided as suggestions to enhance your stay. Businesses are not officially affiliated with OAT2022.

Note: Perth CBD = Perth Central Business District.

OAT2022 Conference events

Monday, 10 October 2022 from 6 to 7pm

OAT2022 Welcome Reception

Following the Field Day to York, the OAT2022 team looks forward to welcoming you to the conference on the Monday evening. This will be an informal meet and greet and a chance to see where the Conference will take place. Canapes and beverages will be served from 6 to 7pm. Feel free to drop in for a chat and to ask any questions you may have.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

OAT2022 Conference Dinner

The Official 11th International Oat Conference Dinner is a well attended event during the conference. The OAT2022 team looks forward to bringing you an evening of entertainment, good food and great company.

Pre-dinner drinks will be held from 6.30 to 7pm in the Crown Ballroom 1 Foyer with the Dinner commencing from 7pm and concluding around 10pm.

Attendees are welcome to register additional guests to attend the dinner.

Monday, 10 October 2022

OAT2022 field trials and tour - York, Western Australia

Join fellow OAT2022 attendees and attend the Oat Field Day followed by local tour options around York, Western Australia

Hosted by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia, the Oat Field Day is an optional addition to the OAT2022 conference. Attendees will visit oat trial sites located in York, approximately 1.5 hours east of Perth.

An Australian themed lunch “in the paddock” will be provided, and after lunch, international and interstate attendees will have the option to take a guided tour of the nearby Gilmac oat hay exporting business or explore the historic township of York.

What to bring: sun hat, light jacket, comfortable shoes.
Cost – AUD150

For more details, visit the field day webpage.

The OAT2022 Field Day is sponsored by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

Suggested tourism activities in and around Perth

Perth Central Business District and Kings Park

Soak up the best of Perth’s city living in Australia’s sunniest capital with this suggested itinerary thanks to Business Events Perth. Activities include:

Visit to Kings Park. A range of free guided walks will help you explore the natural beauty of Kings Park. Provides a great photo opportunity with views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline.

Segway tours are a popular way of seeing Perth and great fun.
Ranging from 1 to 1.5 hours,
Cost: AUD90-130, fully guided.
Located at the Barrack Street Jetty, Elizabeth Quay.

Simply enjoy a riverside walk around the beautiful Swan River – you might even spot some of our resident Bottlenose Dolphins.
Short walk (2km each way) to hospitality venues
Around 25 to 30 min walk each way. For your safety, please keep left of the dotted line on dual use paths and listen for bicycles.

Medium walk (6km round trip)
Allow around 1.5 hours, easy flat walking, plus cafe time.
For your safety, keep left of the dotted line on dual use paths and listen for bicycles.

Please note these are suggested activities and are not officially affiliated with OAT2022.


Visit Fremantle – the popular port city and experience the maritime history and its buzzing cafe and arts culture.

There’s plenty of things to do in Fremantle such as enjoy a walk through the historic Fremantle precinct and lunch at one of the specialty seafood family restaurants or nearby cafes.  Consider a visit to the world-class Shipwrecks Museum or WA Maritime Museum. Or feast your eyes while you hunt out your favourite WA momento at the local indigenous art galleries and visitor shops.

A range of local transport options will comfortably return you to the conference venue precinct, taking (approximately 30 to 60 minutes).  Or you could take a scenic one-way river cruise from Elizabeth Quay Perth to Fremantle, departing at 11:00, duration 1hr15m, AUD34.

Rottnest Island

Located 19 kilometres off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island offers visitors stunning landscapes, unique wildlife – including the famous ‘selfie’ Quokka – and a rich history.

Ferries depart regularly from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty, Fremantle and Hillarys Boat Harbour. There is also a range of tour options available to explore the island and learn more about Rottnest’s rich local flora, fauna and cultural heritage.

Visit the Rottnest Island website to start planning a visit, or speak to the friendly staff by calling +61 8 9432 9300. 

Swan Valley Wine Region

Visit the Swan Valley – a short 35 minute drive from the Perth CBD, is where you can visit the oldest wine region in Western Australia. The Swan Valley boasts many wineries, cafes, gourmet food options and boutique breweries.

There are many tour options available so check out Perth Tourist Centre for more information or you could rent a car and drive yourself.

Perth Zoo

Open every day of the year from 9am to 5pm, the Perth Zoo is a short trip across the Swan River from the Perth CBD (same side of the Swan River as Crown Perth) and can be easily accessed by public transport, on bike, foot or by car.

To find out more, including suggested itineraries to see some of Australia’s iconic animal species, visit the Perth Zoo.

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour is situated right on the water’s edge with a family friendly ‘bathing beach’. Sit and watch the boats coming in and out the harbour or visit one of the many boutique stores, delicious dining destinations and awesome adventure experiences – day or night – there’s lots to love about Hillarys. Hillarys is only 20 minutes drive from the Perth CBD.

Perth's Beaches

Without having to travel too far from the Perth CBD, Perth has some stunning beaches to visit and dip your toes in. Some of our favourites include Cottesloe Beach, City Beach, Scarborough Beach, all with cafes and restaurants nearby.