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Melbourne Specialist Disability Accommodation Networking River Cruise 

NDISDA Specialist Disability Accommodation Networking Cruise on the Yarra... 

Birrarung Private Charter :

Boarding for the private cruise starts and is completed at Newquay Marina at 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands
Tue 12th March 2024 |   4.00pm arrival for strict 4.30pm departure

Concludes :  7.30pm 
Cost : $225pp
NDISDA Members $185pp

Networking Cruise plus Full day SDA Intermediate Workshop from 8.30am - 3pm:  $395pp 

Dress : Smart Casual - no sharp pointy high heels  allowed.

Includes food, drinks, prize draws, 30 minute presentations and networking activities. 

Networkin cruise

Melbourne NDISDA 
Specialist Disability Accommodation
Networking River Cruise 

Welcome to the Melbourne Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Event!


All SDA Providers, Builders, Supported Independent Living (SIL) Providers, Financiers, Developers, Town Planners, Occupational Therapists, Architects, and SDA Stakeholders are invited to attend the first SDA Networking Event in Melbourne for 2024. Our Networking events have been sold out in advance, so don't miss out. 

Join us for an evening of networking and collaboration, ensuring you start the year by connecting with the right people.

Experience three quick-fire 10-minute presentations, totalling 30 minutes of insightful content, introductions from all of you,  and exciting networking activities to follow .

Following the casual formalities,  indulge in canapes and beverages while enjoying breath-taking views as we cruise along the Yarra River!

Space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your spot for this unique and engaging event.

3x Network Sponsorship opportunities are available. See here for more 

Birrarung Private Charter 

Boarding for this private cruise starts and  is completed at Newquay Marina at 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands
This is in front of Berth and Cargo restaurants as per the map below, if you are having difficulties finding the venue, please call 0447 777 394 for assistance.
Ensure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your cruise time to ensure departure on ime.


How to get there: 

By Train:
Newquay Promenade is only a short walk from
Southern Cross station.

By Bike:
A bike lock station is located on Newquay Promenade, also a Melbourne Bike Share station is located on New Quay Promenade.
By Car:
Off street parking is available on Docklands Drive or at Harbour Town
By Bus, Taxi or Uber
Ask to be dropped off at Doepel Way, Docklands
By Tram:
City Circle Tram – Free Tourist Tram Trams #30,70,86

Terms :

Birrarung is a non smoking vessel - this includes vaping. No sharp pointy high heals allowed. No drugs or persons under influence of drugs allowed onboard
Drink alcohol responsibly onboard


Format :

Drinks on arrival ; registration 30 mins before departure

3x 10 minute presentations by Network Sponsors 

Networking activity, Prize Draws and relaxing conversations! 

We regret to advise that this boat is not accessible **

SDA Conferences and Events reserves the right to change the charter in the case of any unforeseen circumstances where another Charter needs to be replaced. The event will still proceed. Delegates will be advised up to 48hours in advance

Network Sponsorship

Networking Sponsorships Available! 

There are 3 Networking Sponsorships available . 

Sponsorships are $800 exc gst each and offer : 

- 1 Ticket  Valued at $260

- Brochure inserts  valued at $250 

- Logo on material and website 

- Mention on the day 

- 10 mins presentation 

Email us today at to find out more. Subject to approval. 

About the Birrarung 


As well as being a stunning looking vessel, Birrarung is the only hybrid charter boat operating in Melbourne, and this diesel electric technology ensures a smooth cruise on the city’s waterways. She is, of course, fully compliant with safety requirements. Birrarung has been specially designed to sail under low bridges, which is why we have several cruise route options open to us: The Yarra River, the Maribyrnong River and Hobsons Bay.

Her looks are guaranteed to impress. The luxurious open space saloon with wrap around plush seating feels more like the interior of a fancy hotel than a boat. The undercover area with tables and chairs is opposite a modern kitchen and bar. The wood panelling adds to the feel of understated elegance and the generously sized bathroom is sure to impress.

For more details on this amazing boat please see here  

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