Bardon Conference Centre to close 

After 18 years in operation as the Central Bardon Conference Centre, the facility will permanently close its doors on 30 September 2012 to make way for an exciting new development.

Over 1 million conference delegates and guests have enjoyed the unique bushland setting and the broad range of meeting facilities offered by the Venue since we became involved.

Originally opened in 1977 by the Department of Education as the Professional Development Centre, Bardon soon became a popular training facility with Government departments.  

Central Venues purchased the Centre in 1994, and renamed it, Central Bardon Conference Venue. The focus continued on the conference, meetings and events sectors however due to its unique bushland setting, nestled amongst 7 acres of landscaped gardens, Bardon also became a very popular and well known wedding venue.

Central continues to offer a Brisbane inner city venue - Central Dockside - ideally placed overlooking Brisbane River, which cater for meetings, seminars, and corporate training.”

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Contact: Emily Maher, Marketing and Communications Manager