A bus will be provided to and from the airport at the beginning and end of the conference. The bus will depart the aiport at 12.30 on Tuesday 14 April for the Novotel Barossa. The returning bus will depart from the Novotel for the airport at 2pm on Friday 17 April. Please allow 2 and a half hours between the 2pm bus departure time from the Novotel and your flight departure time from the airport (eg don't book a flight earlier than 4.30pm).

An alternative for people arriving and leaving at other times is the Adelaide Airport Flyer, phone 1300 856 444. This costs $80 for one person but is cheaper per person if 2 or more travel together.

The other alternative is to catch a bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000) to Rowlands Flat (2 per day during the Mon-Sat and 1 per day on Sundays, timetable can be found at http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=496). The stop is outside Orlando wines which is a 3km walk from the Novotel.  NB There is a regular shuttle from the airport to the Adelaide Central Bus Station (http://www.skylinkadelaide.com.au/SkyLink_Timetable_0809.pdf).


The Maslen Studentships will cover Student Registration fee ($385/462) and possibly some travel (up to $200). the application for can be downloaded here.
Conditions on the award of a Maslen Studentship for CRYSTAL 26:
1. That the applicant  is enrolled as a full-time PhD Student at the time of his/her application and will be presenting their research at the meeting either in oral or poster form.
2. Applicants must have been a financial member of SCANZ for at least 6 months prior to application and their supervisor must have been a financial member of SCANZ for at least 12 months prior to the submission of their application (or satisfactory reasons given if not the case).
3. Application should include a brief  (less than 1 page) statement on his/her PhD research project and current progress. Any written indication of  support for the application from his/her supervisor would be positively regarded.   
4. If a request for travel support is being made, additional information on this is required (1 or 2 sentences).
5. Support for any student will normally be limited to a maximum of one overseas conference and one local (i.e. CRYSTAL) meeting (Australia or NZ) and is at the sole discretion of the SCANZ Executive (in all matters).
6.  Applications must be signed by the applicant and submitted to:
           Dr Stuart Batten
           Hon Secretary SCANZ
by e-mail to   
and cc'd to me at


Faxed to Stuart Batten at    03- 3 9905 4597
and received by midnight on 5th February.  

Note: we will keep the “early bird” registration fee offer open for any student who submits an abstract (by 20th Feb)  in the case where an application for a Studentship is not successful.



Critical dates are:
10th February (Tuesday) “Early Bird” Registration deadline
20th February Abstracts due
14 April Registration from 2pm
17 April CRYSTAL 26 Close after lunch

All accommodation bookings are to be made directly with the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort:
Tel no for reservations: 61-8-8524-0000 (quote booking ref. CSI 140409)
Address: Golf Links Road, Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley, SA, Australia

Please note that we have reserved accommodation for CRYSTAL 26 but that rooms will
be progressively released as follows:
12th Januray 30% of rooms will be released general sales
13 Feb 50% of remaining rooms will be released to general sales
16th March All remaining rooms will be released to general sales
so please get in early to book.

CRYSTAL 26, the 26th Biennial Conference of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, will be held in the Barossa Valley Novotel Resort, Rowland's Flat, South Australia, from April 14-17th 2009.

The Venue is at Rowland's Flat overlooking the vinyards in the heart of South Australia famous winemaking region.

Nearby is the Orlando Wyndham Winery, established in 1877. The winery is the home to one of Australia’s best-known wine brands, Jacob’s Creek. The famous creek is nearby and is where Johann Gramp first planted vines in 1847.