This event is proudly sponsored by Purifas and Aon

To register:
Download the 2024 Conference Registration Form

Download the Conference Program

Presentation topics & abstracts

Conference essentials at a glance

When: The weekend of 16th-18th August 2024 (plus workshops either side of the weekend)
Theme: 'The BTFA turns 25 - Celebrating those with vision, determination and courage'
Venue: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145A Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, SA 5245
Cost: $495
Evening Registration and welcome drinks: Friday 16th August 2024, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Presentations: Saturday 17th (includes AGM) & Sunday 18th August 2024, 9:00am-4:30pm
Speakers: Please refer to flyer
Conference venue website:
Accommodation bookings: Tel. (08) 8388 7921 (mention you are attending the Bowen Therapy Conference to receive special rate) or email:
Accommodation website: Hahndorf Discovery Park
Hahndorf official website:

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

In addition to the main conference, there will be side workshops run by some of the guest conference presenters, please refer to the information below.

Please note: Alex Sutton and Tanya Pfitzner's workshops have been cancelled.

Friday 16th August 

  • Barbara Beacham and Eleanor Oyston - Research Capacity Building workshop (Adelaide Hills Convention Centre) Free for conference attendees, registration essential
  • Christos Miliankos - L1 Bowen Inside Out (abridged version) workshop with Bowen Therapy sessions (Adelaide Hills Business Centre)


Monday 19th August


Tuesday 20th August 


Conference venue and location
Check the location in Google maps here.

The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre is an iconic venue located 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD in the Germanic town of Hahndorf. With unsurpassed 360 degree views of the stunning Mount Lofty Ranges, this state-of-the-art multifunctional venue has the class and capacity to host a great conference.

About Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a prime tourist destination for visitors to South Australia. Located 28km south-east of Adelaide, it’s an easy 30-minute drive up the South Eastern Freeway by car, public transport, taxi or sight-seeing tour. Its proximity to Adelaide makes Hahndorf the perfect day trip or weekend getaway. In early 2024 it was named as one of Australia's most beautiful small towns by Microsoft's news website, Read more about this beautiful historic town online at

What is there to do in Hahndorf and surrounds?

If you’ve never been to the beautiful Adelaide Hills region, some great experiences await you. Choose from fantastic wineries and distilleries, a cheese making masterclass, touring the world famous Jurlique farm, picking your own strawberries at the Beerenberg strawberry farm, or visiting one of Hahndorf’s historic German ale houses, art galleries, shops or fabulous cafes – the region is overflowing with delights for the visitor. Or if you wish you can explore further afield and visit the award winning open-range Monarto Safari Park.

For a more comprehensive list of things to do, visit and

Getting there

By car: Hahndorf is located 28km away from Adelaide’s CBD – a 20 minute drive up the South Eastern freeway. From Adelaide, make your way to the Freeway and follow the signs to Hahndorf. Car hire is available from the Adelaide CBD or the airport through Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Europcar or Avis.

By bus from Adelaide airport: Stop 10 at Adelaide airport has a bus that goes direct to Mt Barker via Hahndorf (duration: 1 hr 37 mins):

By bus from Adelaide CBD: A daily bus service travels from Adelaide to Hahndorf at regular times. The Adelaide Metro 864 bus Adelaide-Mt Barker via Hahndorf route begins at Currie Street in the Adelaide CBD and makes stops along Glen Osmond Road for travellers boarding outside of the CBD. Adelaide Metro bus tickets can be purchased at participating major city and suburban newsagents, or purchase a ticket from the bus driver on board – make sure you have the correct small change. Tickets are discounted at certain times of the day and concession prices are also available. For more information call 1300 311 1087 or visit

Buses from Adelaide to Hahndorf: from Pulteney St  (Stop P1, S1, U1, W2), Grenfell St (U1), Currie St (W2), North Tce (X1), West Terrace (B2).

By taxi: A taxi from Adelaide CBD to Hahndorf will cost approximately AU$70 one way. City-based taxis will take you up the hill or you can book the local taxi service – Mount Barker Taxis on (08) 8391 1888. It is advisable to book ahead for evening travel.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors:

This event is proudly sponsored by Aon insurance and Purifas hygiene solutions.

Aon is the preferred insurance broker for the Bowen Therapy Federation of Australasia. Find out more about insurance through Aon (for Australian-based members only) at

Purifas is a multi-award-winning healthcare company committed to providing hygiene solutions that are proven in both clinical health protection, and comfort for patients and clients.

The BTFA is grateful to our industry partners who contribute their funding, products, services and expertise to enhance our delegates experience and help us to offset our conference costs. 

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