Next National Concours

The next National Concours will be hosted in 2024 Canberra (ACT).


TR Register Australia National Concours

Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2024 Information

Fri 1 to Wed 6 Nov 2024

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We have chosen to hold it from 1st to 6th November 2024 to coincide with the Melbourne Cup, similar to what we did in 2014.

Accommodation will be at the Quality Hotel Dickson. See below for venue details.

Accommodation Venue

  1. Quality Hotel Dickson
    Address: Corner of Cape and 2 Badham Street Dickson, ACT, 2602
    Phone: (02) 6247 4744
    Note: The block code to quote to ensure you receive the agreed accommodation rate of $199.00 per night is “TR Register”. The final date for reservations for these agreed rates is 30 June 2024. On arrival all guests will receive complimentary Tradies Club membership, which will provide discounts on drinks and meals at the Club.

Concours Adgenda

Concours Registration

Where: The Lobby of the Quality Inn
When: Fri 1 Nov from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Welcome Drinks/Information

Where: Quality Inn
When: Fri 1 Nov from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Cost: At Own Expense

Nibbles will be provided

Friday Dinner

Where: Venue of your choice:
When: Fri 1 Nov from 6:30 pm
Cost: At Own Expense

The Quality Inn is owned by The Tradies Club which is connected to the Hotel. There is a restaurant at the hotel. The hotel is located within the precinct of Canberra’s China Town. There are numerous restaurants within the area, and only a 2-5 minute walk to access any of them. The restaurants include, Chinese (obviously), Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Turkish as well as Vegan and Vegetarian. There is also Harry’s Burgers and cafes, as well as a pub. The hotel is also situated next to the Dickson Shops, which includes Woolworths, chemist, liquor shop, gift shops, bakery and cafes.

Concours/Judging of Cars

Where: The display will be held at the Old Parliament House Treasury Lawns.
When: Sat 2 Nov from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

The travel time to the venue is approximately 15-20 minutes. Judging will commence at 9.30am, and cars are to be removed by 3.00pm. Between 9am-1.30pm The Little Burley Markets, located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, will be operating. This is only a 2 minute walk from where the cars will be displayed.
National Attractions - The display area is surrounded by many national attractions, including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, The High Court, The National Library, Questacon, Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House).

Presentation Dinner

Where: Ainslie Football Club
When: Sat 2 Nov from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: $70.00

The presentation dinner will be held at the Ainslie Football Club which is around 4 kilometers from our accommodation. We have organized a bus to get us there and back.
The theme for the evening will be “Australian Icons”. This theme covers any person, building, animal, attraction or event which you may consider an “icon”. Travel time will be only a 5 minute drive.

Members Forum

Where: Quality Inn
When: Sun 3 Nov from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Cost: Free

Sunday morning will have the usual Members' Forum followed by a farewell lunch for those leaving that day. The afternoon will be free to do what you want.

Sunday Farewell Lunch

Where: Tallagandra Hills Winery, 1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo
When: Sun 3 Nov from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $47.00

This is approximately a 30 minute drive.
Lunch - 2 course menu - Tallagandra Hills Winery. After lunch we farewell those who are not attending the After Tour.

After Tour

Free afternoon to explore the capitol

Where: Anywhere you like
When: Sun 3 Nov from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

After Tour

Drive to Braidwood

When: Mon 4 Nov from 10:00 am
Cost: Free

Drive to Braidwood approximately 1 hour from Canberra. Historic Braidwood is a National Trust classified town, the first to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register. After having time to explore the many boutique art, craft and clothing stores, we drive to the little town of Bungendore which is approximately 30 minutes back towards Canberra. The town is a similar age to that of Braidwood and also has many antique, arts and craft boutique stores.

After Tour

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Where: Quality Inn, Dickson
When: Tue 5 Nov from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: At Own Expense

The lunch will be held in the Club’s restaurant with everyone being able to choose and pay for their own meal.

After Tour

Hotel Checkout

When: Wed 6 Nov from 10:00 am
Cost: Free

Check out of Hotel – for those who are leaving that day.

After Tour

Drive to Federation Square

When: Wed 6 Nov from 10:30 am
Cost: Free

Drive to Federation Square where there is an interesting array of shops, galleries and even a large bird aviary of Australian birds and some small animals.
There is also an opportunity to spend an hour or so visiting the beautiful Cockington Green Gardens, which is situated within the same precinct. The beautifully maintained gardens surround a miniature English Village which is meticulous in its authenticity. It also has another “garden room” which showcases in miniature many buildings from countries who have diplomatic ties with Australia.

After Tour

Lunch at the George Harcourt Inn

Where: George Harcourt Inn
When: Wed 6 Nov from 12:00 pm
Cost: At Own Expense

Lunch at the George Harcourt Inn. This is again in Federation Square and is directly opposite Cockington Green Gardens. Lunch will be at members’ expense.
Followed by farewells.

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