The World Rose Convention will be hosted by the National Rose Society of Australia Inc. with the support of its five State Rose Societies, the Government of South Australia, the Adelaide City Council and the Adelaide Convention Bureau. It will be held in the internationally acclaimed and recently upgraded Adelaide Convention Centre.


Australia is renowned for all aspects of rose culture as our climate provides ideal growing conditions. With nearly 3,500 members, the National Rose Society of Australia is one of the most respected and successful societies of its kind worldwide and Adelaide is known as the City of Roses.


The convention is also staging a large scale public exhibition. This will be an indoor rose and green life exhibition incorporating the Australian rose championships together with a floral display.

Register Your Interest

Further information regarding registration will be available soon. Please register your interest to attend the convention by clicking the link below.

Proposed Program

Delegates arrive in Adelaide from pre-convention tours


Evening:    Welcome Reception

Morning:      Opening Ceremony of WFRS Convention

Afternoon:   Lectures and visit to Cleland Wildlife Park

Evening:       Free

Walking tours of North Terrace Precinct

Rose Show and Exhibition

Evening:    National Rose Society of Australia Dinner

Rose Show and Exhibition

Optional Sightseeing Tours

Evening:    Dinner at Glenelg Beach

Morning:    Lectures

Afternoon: International Rose Garden and Trial Judging (invitation only)

Evening:     NRTGA Rose Trial Awards

A day of Wine and Roses – Garden, Winery and Gallery visits

Evening:    Free

Morning:    Lectures

Afternoon: Adelaide Rose Gardens

Evening:     WFRS Friends of the Federation Dinner (invitation only)

Free evening for all other delegates

Morning:     Lectures

Afternoon:  Free

Evening:      Convention Dinner and Awards Presentation

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Thank you to our Convention Partners for their support

We have designed a wide range of Sponsorship and Exhibition packages to cater to all budgets and expectations.


For further information please contact:

Sheila Woodhart

Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager, All Occasions Group

Phone: +61 8 8125 2216


Destination: Adelaide

Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian museum, devoted to natural history.

What most visitors notice, however, is the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 paces to see in 2015.

Adelaide is an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on beautiful stretch of beach.

Adelaide’s diverse cultural mix guarantees the food is sensational, with Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east offering a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco, morning, noon and night. Five minutes away, Norwood Parade is famously European influenced while Gouger Street, which is close to Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market is full of Asian fusion restaurants.

You will also find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide including boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. Most hotels are in the city centre, however there are a number of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in nearby North Adelaide and along the coast.

Adelaide’s weather is moderate and year-round blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius in summer.

Follow these links for a Map of Adelaide and attractions or to download the Adelaide Visitor Guide for further information.

You may also experience the cosmopolitan and rural surrounds of Adelaide through a guided sightseeing tour.

Alternatively, you could join Foodi and discover hidden gems in the realms of brunch, high tea and desserts. From raw treats and night safaris to beer tastings and secret food destinations, there’s a tour to tickle every tastebud.

For other activities in and around the city, Experience Oz have collated a list of the top ten things to do whilst in Adelaide.

For any assistance or further information whilst in Adelaide, the Visitor Information Office is located at 9 James Place, just off Rundle Mall and can be contacted on 1300 588 140.

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. The Centre is a world class venue containing multiple halls, banquet rooms, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.

The centre is also within close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precincts and is also a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and taxi ramps are also at the centres doorstep. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website.

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Accommodation Options

Accommodation has been reserved in close proximity to the Adelaide Convention Centre with special convention rates when booked through All Occasions Management. Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come first-served basis. The accommodation availability and prices shown are current at this time; however, they are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplier. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions carefully before completing your registration as terms differ for each hotel.

Please check back soon to view the available convention rates

Pre & Post Convention Tours

sounds of silence dinner

Tour 2 – Sydney/Great Barrier Reef

17th – 20th October 2021 (inclusive) Sydney 2 days – Garden Visits, Harbour Cruise

Cairns 2 days – Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation

12 apostles

Extra Post Convention Tours 3rd – 8th November 2021

Tour 4 Melbourne/Tasmania 5 days

Tour 5 New Zealand 5 days

Tour 1 – Perth/Central Australia

17th – 20th October 2021 (inclusive) Perth 2 days – Garden Visits, Kings Park, Fremantle

Central Australia 2 days – Alice Springs, Uluru

great barrier reef

Tour 3 – South East South Australia/Melbourne

29th October – 2nd November 2021 (inclusive) Mount Gambier 2 days – Garden Visits, Wineries, Rose Nursery

Portland – Torquay 1 day – Rose Nursery, Great Ocean Road

Melbourne 2 days – Garden Visits, Option to attend Melbourne Cup Race Day


Further information regarding tours will be coming soon

Contact Us

Please contact the Convention Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group
12 Stirling Street
Thebarton, South Australia, Australia 5031
Phone: +61 8 8125 2200