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Join us at the 21st Bowen Therapy Conference in Hahndorf SA!

The South Australian Committee and organisers of the SA Conference are proud to present…

The BTFA 21st Annual Bowen Therapy Conference 2018


October 19-21, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills

***Mark the dates in your diaries!***

The annual Bowen Therapy Conference provides a unique opportunity for all participants to see old friends, meet new ones and network together with other members of the Bowen community around Australia.

What’s on When

Evening Registration and welcome: Friday October 19, 6pm
Presentations (including AGM): all day Saturday October 20 & all day Sunday October 21
Gala Dinner: Saturday evening

Conference costs

Early Bird – $390
After 17th August 2018 – $450
Single Day – $160 for either Saturday or Sunday (includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch)
Gala Dinner Saturday evening – $100

Please note, a Conference registration form will be available by end of May/ early June and will be posted on this website.

Trade tables 

Trade tables for exhibitors will be available at the conference with further information available soon.

Speakers confirmed so far

Christine Ammann – Bowen Therapist – Kinesiology
Julian Baker – Bowen Therapist – (UK)
Hearing Dogs SA
Suzanne Ingleton – Reiki Master – Meditation
Duncan Kirk – Bowen Therapist – Strength & Conditioning coach
Ariya Lodge – Bowen Therapist – Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist
Eleanor Oyston – Bowen Therapist – Oncology Massage
Tito Pignetti – Remedial Therapist – Spinologist – Feet & Leg Centre
Tina Renfrey – Bowen Therapist – Radiographer & Ultrasonographer
Andrew Roesler – Musculoskeletal Therapist & Human Movement Specialist
Richard Roope – Massage Therapist – Specializing in Oncology and Lymphatic Massage


Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, SA
145A Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

Check 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.

Getting to 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. Read more about this beautiful historic town online at


There is on-site 4 star accommodation at the Hahndorf Resort (adjacent to and part of the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre) with a variety of accommodation types to suit your preference. Visit their online Photo Gallery to see images of the resort’s accommodation, conference spaces, food and experiences.

“Sitting atop 32 acres of manicured grounds, boasting uninterrupted views of the picturesque Adelaide Hills, The Hahndorf Resort offers a wide range of 4-star quality accommodation on a landscape that feels a world away, yet offers convenience at our fingertips.”

This accommodation offers various configuration of rooms at various prices.  A selection of rooms are held for Bowen delegates (from 1 to 3 rooms / cottages and 2 limited mobility units). Please note that rooms not booked by September 22 will be released to the public.

Big 4 Holiday Park
The Hahndorf Resort  also has a Big 4 Holiday Park for caravans and camping.

Please contact Hahndorf Resort Reception for further information and bookings on Ph (08) 8388 7921. Please quote you are booking for the “Bowen Conference”

Further accommodation options

Hahndorf is a popular destination for visitors to SA, so if the Hahndorf Resort accommodation is fully booked or if you prefer to stay elsewhere, there is a wide variety of accommodation close by. Please visit the websites listed below for further accommodation options. – Hahndorf accommodation – Hahndorf accommodation
The Haus Studio Apartments

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 family 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 open-range Monarto Zoo and see the amazing new lion enclosure.

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

Further information, including conference cost, accommodation and registration details will follow in due course.


Registration forms and payment advice will be available from end of May/ early June.

Bowen Therapy Annual Conference – Background Information

Throughout the year, the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia hosts various events across Australia to support our members.

A big event on the calendar is the 2-day BTFA Annual Bowen Therapy Conference, showcasing new developments in techniques, a review of case studies and research that has helped a range of conditions, and is a time for Bowen Therapists to network with other professionals.

We also support our member base by connecting them with other local practitioners, to foster ‘circles of excellence’ in geographic regions across Australia.

2018 Bowen Therapy Conference enquiries: 

SA Conference Committee members

Heather Hartley Tel. 0401 691 329
Dianne Hunter

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