Summit Logistics


Friday 26 April 2024Free Professional Learning Workshop for Practising History Teachers
Beechworth Secondary College, 85 Balaclava Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

Saturday 27 April 2024 – Conference Day
10.00am – 3.45pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Beechworth Memorial Hall, 101 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

Sunday 28 April 2024 – Historical Site Tours
Optional breakfast 8.30am at Moments & Memories Tea Room (at own expense)
Free tours begin from 10.00am, with five different tour and venue options


Turn this into a weekend away and bring the family!

Indigo Shire Council invites History teachers and their families to explore the beauty and history of Beechworth. Plan your visit and tours by visiting the Explore Beechworth website. There is so much to explore, and you are sure to find something that interests the whole family.

Indulge and discover fabulous food, hand-crafted wine and beer in Australia's finest historic gold-mining town. Wander, relax and reconnect among elms and oaks, heritage architecture and boutique shopping.

Beechworth is the ideal escape for those needing to recharge their batteries and reconnect with the body, mind and soul. Discover for yourself the sights and sounds of the beautiful surrounds of Beechworth.

You can begin your accommodation search here:


Delegates are encouraged to BYOD (bring your own device) such as laptop, iPad or tablet. Please ensure your device is fully charged and wireless enabled.


Tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch are included in the registration fee. Morning tea and lunch will be served in Memorial Hall. Those with special dietary requirements should indicate their needs when registering online.


Pre-Dinner Drinks
4.30pm – 5.15pm
Burke Museum, Loch Street, Beechworth
Our kind hosts, Indigo Shire Council, invite delegates and families to share wines from the region and canapés whilst enjoying a relaxed catch up with colleagues, presenters, HTAV staff and new connections.

Summit Dinner*
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Hibernian Hotel, 40 Camp Street, Beechworth
Continue your conversations and connections from the summit and enjoy a relaxing two course dinner (drinks at own expense) at the historic Hibernian Hotel.

The Hibernian Hotel has been a fixture of historic Beechworth since the gold rush days of 1868. Dating back to when horses wore shoes of old and the Kelly Gang roamed the plains of the great divide, the Hibernian Hotel has stood tall taking its place in Beechworth folklore. Built on the traditions of local hospitality, generous spirit and a hint of mischief, the Hibernian Hotel continues blissfully servicing locals and visitors with the same country warmth and relaxed atmosphere.

*Summit dinner is included in the registration cost for delegates. You are most welcome to bring partners and family along to the dinner. The cost for additional family members attending the dinner is $38 for adults, to be paid at the hotel. Please ensure you register with details of any additional people coming to dinner including full names and any dietary requirements so we can be sure to secure their place.

Mayday Hills Exclusive Asylum Ghost Tour: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Places are limited - Free entry to the first 26 delegates who register for this tour
28 Kurrajong Way, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747

‘After darkness falls, take a tour of the dark and haunted buildings of this former home for the infirm of mind.

Follow the experienced and knowledgeable guides at Asylum Ghost Tours through the dark and imposing buildings of the main asylum and its outbuildings. Hear the history, and the dark stories of paranormal activity in the site.

Safe and comfortable footwear is required.’

**Family members are also welcome to attend the Asylum Ghost Tour at a discounted fee of $20 (half price) to be paid at the door.

Note: HTAV requires an indication of teacher and/or family attendance at the dinner and ghost tour at time of registration so as to ensure enough places are secured for both bookings in advance.


If you have any special needs please contact Myra Karantzas, HTAV Events Manager at


HTAV values and encourages the respectful exchange of diverse views and perspectives. We are also committed to the cultural and psychological safety of our delegates and participants. We encourage you to contact HTAV’s Event Manager at if you have any concerns about your experiences at our events.

HTAV is committed to ensuring everyone’s safety at the conference. Sanitising stations will be available, and we encourage our attendees to bring and wear a mask.

We request that anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms does not attend the conference, and to contact HTAV to discuss a refund under these circumstances.

To view HTAV's Events Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Sponsors & partners

  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • SOAP sponsor logo
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. The HTAV Office is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. These lands were never ceded. We pay our respect to their ancestors and Elders, past and present.

Please note: Indigenous Australians are advised that the HTAV website may include images or names of people now deceased.