ACTS will proudly host the ninth annual Green Gown Awards Australasia ceremony on Thursday 1 November 2018 at The University of Adelaide’s National Wine Centre. Located next to Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens in the northeast corner of the city centre it will set a spectacular scene for the gala dinner – the “green tie” highlight of the annual sustainability calendar!

Delivered in conjunction with the 18th International ACTS Conference dinner this is a night to embrace all things sustainable, recognising and rewarding those delivering sustainability excellence.

The highly anticipated Awards ceremony brings together the leaders and drivers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. It highlights the sector’s achievements and allows delegates the opportunity to network and be inspired by the sector’s finalists.


The event will commence at 6:15pm with drinks in the reception, followed by dinner at 7:00pm including a 3 course specially prepared chef’s menu featuring local, ethical produce. The Awards ceremony takes place during and after the dinner service from 7:00 – 11pm. Live entertainment from Nick Hunt who is one half of Track Team DJs and has played every type of gig imaginable, from bars and private parties to major festivals and community events. Nick takes requests and guarantees to get the party started – and keep it going till closing at 12:00am.


The National Wine Centre of Australia is a public exhibition building about winemaking and its industry in South Australia, opened in 2001. It contains an interactive permanent exhibition of winemaking, introducing visitors to the technology, varieties and styles of wine. It also has a wine tasting area, giving visitors the opportunity to taste and compare wines from different areas of Australia.

The Wine Centre is situated at the eastern end of North Terrace, Adelaide in the east parklands and adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The building designed by Cox Grieve Gillett uses building materials to reflect items used in making wine. The exterior of the building looks like a section of a wine barrel. Outside the building are rows of grapevines, showing seven different varieties of grapes to curious visitors who normally wouldn’t have access to a vineyard to see the differences for themselves.


Found at the corner of Botanic & Hackney Roads, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, you can take a scenic walk through the Botanic Gardens and enter either via the pedestrian entrance on Botanic Road — the extension to North Terrace — or from our main entrance on Hackney Road.

Public transport

  • Adelaide’s City Loop bus drops passengers at the Botanic Gardens East Terrace Entrance.
  • Adelaide Metro buses, including the O-Bahn, bring you to the National Wine Centre bus stop either on Botanic Road (stop 1) or on Hackney Road (stop 2).
  • More information about itineraries and timetables is available online, at the Passenger Transport InfoCentre on the corner of King William Street and Currie Street or call on 1300 311 108.

Sustainability ethos

We take sustainability seriously in everything we do. We work closely with the venue and all our partners to ensure this event is as sustainable as possible.

All communications are electronic and the finalist brochure produced will be on 100% recycled paper. The trophies are made by talented Victorian glass artist Kirsten Laken – Spirit of Glass – using 100% recycled glass, whilst the Highly Commended award frames are handmade from upcycled timber and glass by the creative makers at Custom Industrial.

Want to support the awards?

There is still time to align yourselves with the most prestigious sustainability Awards scheme in Australasia. The Green Gown Awards Australasia offers unique brand recognition within the tertiary education sector in Australasia and internationally. Allow yourself to make that connection…

The Green Gown Awards Australasia is proudly supported by: