Picturesque seaside town

Welcome to Lorne, the selected location for MAM 2024. Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. It is situated about the Erskine River and is a popular destination on the Great Ocean Road tourist route.

Thanks to its fresh air, white beaches and buzzing arts community along with nearby otways and relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager holidaymakers for more than a century and is the favourite destination for the MAM conferences.

The committee is keen to welcome you to Lorne to take part in the knowledge sharing, make connections and network with peers!

Please visit www.mam2024conference.com.au/visa-requirements for information on visa requirements.

Better bring an appetite
There’s a smorgasbord of Lorne cafes, restaurants and bars. When the weather’s hot, tables and chairs are erected on the footpath and al fresco fare served. You can watch the world go by and take in the marvellous views through Norfolk pines to Lorne’s popular beach. In cooler months, cafes go cosy offering hot soups while outdoor windows may be closed those magnificent beach views can still be enjoyed.

Where to eat in Lorne →

Small town with a long history
The first History of Lorne is of the Gadubanud (King Parrot) people who occupied the rainforest plateau and rugged coastal area of the Wada Wurrung to the northeast, Gulidjan to the north and Girai Wurrung to the west. Today the Gunditjmara people are the traditional custodians of Gadubanud lands, although there are indigenous people in the area today who trace their ancestry to the Gudabanud.

Time Travel, Lorne Style →

Find your adventure
Lorne is the perfect starting point. Take a scenic helicopter ride over the famous 12 Apostles and the Bay of Islands. Join a guided walking group along the Great Ocean Road with one of the many tour operators. Learn how to surf the beautiful local beaches around Lorne or take to the water in a different way swimming with dolphins and seals. Whatever your taste in tours around Lorne, think it, live it, breath it.

Walk this way →

Leave a little space in your luggage
Shop until you drop at one or all of Lorne’s charming boutiques. Vic and Bert, Precious Creatures, Wolf Whistle, Lorandi Master Jewelry, Midi, Lorne Community hospital, Lorne Op Shop and more, deliver a range of beautiful and affordable pieces apt for people of all different sizes, ages and styles. Whether something for you; interiors for the home; a gift or something to read, Mountjoy Parade really does have it all.

Best finds across Lorne →

Art on the edge
Qdos Fine Art Gallery is the epicentre of the vibrant arts scene in Lorne. What began as a studio, then a gallery, cafe and sculpture park to celebrate the visual, performing and gourmet arts have grown into a complete respite for creative souls with master classes, and even Japanese-inspired Treehouses to stay. The space hosts 10 solo exhibitions annually and their artists launch a new body of work biennially.

Curated Art Space →