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 “Meet and Greet”

Morning:      Opening Ceremony of WFRS Convention

Afternoon:   Lectures and visit to Cleland Wildlife Park

Evening:       Free

Optional Sightseeing Tours

Rose Show and Exhibition

Evening:    NRSA AGM National Dinner

Optional Sightseeing Tours

Rose Show and Exhibition

Morning:    Lectures

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

Visit to Carrick Hill

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

Strategic Sponsor

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 a 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 means 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.

Australian Bushfires

Australia has often been described as a “land of droughts and flooding rains” and it has always had bushfires, (also described as ‘wildfires’). Worldwide coverage showed wildfires started in our Eastern States, exacerbated by the weather and drought, in August 2019. These conditions aren’t new to Australians. High temperatures and strong winds, combined with the lengthy drought and low moisture in the soil kept the fires blazing. The extreme heat came after the driest spring on record, and reports show we are experiencing drier, hotter and longer summers. Finally, into February, significant rains have come but some inaccessible fires in remote areas are still burning. Many fires have been downgraded.

Fire officers report that the majority of blazes were started by dry lightning storms, many in heavily wooded National Parks where the Australian native trees are highly combustible. The recent devastating bushfires impacted and burnt about 11 million hectares of land. It killed at least 50,000 livestock, burned more than 3,000 homes and the nation is mourning the deaths of 29 people. Sadly, it is estimated that a large number of native animals have also died. People overseas have been concerned by the images of fire and perhaps misled by maps suggesting that nearly the whole of our nation was ablaze, when in fact 2% of Australian land mass was affected. One consequence of these reports was many millions of dollars in bookings made by overseas tourists have been cancelled and current flight bookings are down by 30% to 40% in some of our tourism locations.

The good news is that THE ROSE GARDENS AND MAJORITY OF SCENIC PLACES which we have planned to visit during the 2021 WFRS World Rose Convention in Adelaide, and the Pre and Post-Convention tours throughout Australia, HAVE NOT BEEN AFFECTED by fires (with one exception a Rhododendron Garden in the Blue Mountains which is doing its best to recover).

In South Australia and New South Wales we will take you to some of the fire affected areas so that you can see how quickly our natural vegetation recovers from fire, and some trees are already regenerating.

The best thing our global rose friends can do to help us and our communities is to honour us with your attendance at the WFRS World Rose Convention in Australia in October, 2021.

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 Centre’s doorstep. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website.

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Convention Hotel


Conveniently located right next door to the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Intercontinental Adelaide is the perfect choice for your stay during the 2021 World Rose Convention.

This iconic Adelaide hotel on the River Torrens connects guests with everything that’s special about the city. Culinary feasts await at two award-winning restaurants: enjoy fresh seasonal cuisine at Riverside and Japanese specialities at Shiki.

An ideal city retreat, this Adelaide hotel boasts an outdoor pool and luxurious suites with breathtaking views. Step outside and you’re a short stroll from the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, Adelaide Festival Centre and redeveloped Adelaide Oval.

Hotel Website

Accommodation has been reserved with special conference 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.

For further assistance in booking accommodation, please contact the All Occasions Group  via or +61 8 8125 2200.

Superior Room

Earlybird Special – Available until 21 July 2021, rooms must be pre-paid in full
$230 Per Room, Per Night (Includes 1 Breakfast)
$255 Per Room, Per Night (Includes 2 Breakfasts)

Standard Rate – Available after 21 July 2021
$255 Per Room, Per Night (Includes 1 Breakfast)
$280 Per Room, Per Night (Includes 2 Breakfasts)

We would like to encourage delegates to book their accommodation at the Convention Hotel to provide you with the opportunity to interact and network in an area outside of the Conference Venue. However, if you are interested in booking at another hotel, we have sourced discounted rates from other properties within close proximity to the Adelaide Convention Centre.  To view these options, please click the button below.

Pre & Post Convention Tours

sounds of silence dinner
great barrier reef
12 apostles


16 – 21 October PERTH, Uluru, Adelaide


15 – 21 October SYDNEY, Blue Mountains, Cairns, Adelaide


29 October – 2 November Adelaide, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne


3 – 7 November 2021 (8 November to the Airport) DISCOVER TASMANIA



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