Below are the current live site locations for Locate21. Whilst some live sites have not gone ahead due to low interest in the early bird period, we welcome your community and involvement in the conference virtually and encourage you to organise to gather together for the event.


A live site is like a mini version of the usual Locate event when there are still restrictions on how we can all come together. The live sites are only on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March.

There will be one main session room and one other room set as a lounge including catering and sponsors.

There will not be the space to watch all 4 concurrent sessions at a live site – with only one session room one stream will be shown – we encourage you to watch any of the other streams on your own device in the lounge area or at a time that suits you as all sessions will be recorded and available to watch on the platform 90mins after that session ends for 3 months post event!


Network with people face to face (yay!)

Plenary speakers will present in person in Brisbane and Melbourne – see the ‘Brisbane/Melbourne live’ tag in the program

Enjoy sessions specific to live sites – e.g. Esri Australia lunchtime session only available in Melbourne

Talk to sponsors at their display tables to find out about the latest information and technology

Watch ASPEA in the session room on Wednesday 31st

Come along to the nominated bar at the end of day Tuesday 30th for ‘Happy Hour’ where you can buy your own drinks and catch up with colleagues


Given the recent update from the Queensland Government advising that Brisbane is going into a 3 day lockdown today, the Brisbane live site has been cancelled.
While Locate Conferences Australia is disappointed, we are well prepared for this kind of eventuality. Locate21 is going ahead as planned and we welcome you to attend online or in person in Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra (more information below).


Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

Plenary speakers presenting live include: Melissa Harris, Deputy Chair, ANZLIC & Adam Ferrier, Founder, THINKERBELL

Have the chance to meet the following sponsors: AGO, 1Spatial, CSDILA – The University of Melbourne, D1 Store (Emlid), GHD Digital, FrontierSI, HERE Technologies, Hexagon & Spatial Vision

Parking: Onsite parking is available at Crown, please see HERE for details

Happy Hour: Atrium Bar, Crown Melbourne

Please CLICK HERE to view the COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the Locate21 Melbourne live site


Red Centre Gallery, UNSW - Kensington Campus, Kensington NSW2052

There will not be any plenary speakers presenting live in Sydney however Nearmap will be running a lunchtime session on Tuesday.

Delegates will have the opportunity to book in once on site for the The City Analytics (CAL) Tour.
The City Analytics Lab (CAL) is a dedicated space designed to support cutting edge, innovative research in collaborative city planning, user centred design and urban informatics. CAL sits within the School of Built Environment, UNSW and supports research undertaken within the City Futures Research Centre and across the School of Built Environment. CAL has been established to support the envisioning of sustainable, productive, liveable and resilient cities and provides a unique opportunity to study the decision-making processes and digital planning tool associated with city planning and design. The lab compromises a large planning and decision support theatre equipped with multiple digital touch screen tables, dedicated Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented (AR) Reality rooms, and a media recording room, along with a Tangible Table sandbox, observation rooms and eye tracking equipment for undertaking user centred design experiments. CAL is also part of the ARC LIEF funded iHub National Urban Research Platform which provide a direct digital link into facilities at Swinburne, Monash, Melbourne, Queensland and Curtin Universities through Scalable Amplified Group Environment (SAGE) thus enabling users to perform data intensive remote collaboration.

Have the chance to meet the following sponsors: 1 Spatial, Anditi, Detail Survey (Emlid), HERE Technologies, Nearmap, Omnilink, UNSW, Vexcel Imaging

Parking: There is 2P, 4P and All-Day metered parking for around campus. You can find All Day parking spots on
the top floors of the Barker St Carpark, with entry via Gate 14; and the Botany St Carpark, with entry via Gate
11; and Western Campus. You can find 2P or 4P parking spots in the carparks via High St Gates 2, 5 and 8; and
via Barker St Gate 14 and on Western Campus. Casual and visitor parking will continue to be offered via
the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ at current rates. More info can be found HERE.

Happy Hour: Roundhouse, UNSW

Please CLICK HERE to view the COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the Locate21 Sydney live site


Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

There will not be any plenary speakers presenting live in Sydney.

Have the chance to meet the following sponsor: AGO & HERE Technologies

Parking: Onsite parking is complimentary, however subject to availability

Happy Hour: Howling Moon Rooftop Bar, The Canberra Rex Hotel

Please CLICK HERE to view the COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the Locate21 Canberra live site

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