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What and Where

The 26th Australian National Stereo Photography Convention is an opportunity for stereo photographers (from beginners to the highly experienced) and enthusiasts (from the simply curious to the totally committed) to come together to take and show stereo photos, to trade tips and techniques and to share some quality time discussing all things stereo in a relaxed, photogenic setting.

It will be held in the Maldon Community Hall in Francis St. Maldon, Victoria over the weekend of Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May 2019.

The registration desk will be open at the Community Hall late afternoon on Friday 10 May.

The convention will formally begin on Saturday morning with shows on Saturday and Sunday evenings and tours, workshops and photo opportunities spread throughout the weekend.

The convention dinner will be held on Sunday evening.

The Convention will include a workshop by model, photographer and confidence coach Yana Martens.

We are very privileged to have Yana present to us. She’s a very experienced model who now runs a series of highly successful workshops on posing people. These workshops are for both photographers and models whether the models are professionals or just friends and family you wish to include in your photos. Yana has a psychology degree which helps her to teach photographers how to build a relationship with the subject of their photos and to help the subjects feel more confident in front of the camera. Her workshops cover wedding photography, fashion, bikini and sports poses. We are thrilled to have her as part of the Convention.

Her website is here.

Other key features will be a visit to the Maldon Sunday market, a ride on the Victorian Goldfields Railway and the first showing of the 2019 Southern Cross Exhibition.

Map of Maldon with points of interest marked

Getting there

By Car

Maldon is a lovely, picturesque little town in northern Victoria about 145 km north west of Melbourne and about 40 km south west of Bendigo. From Melbourne take the Calder Highway to Castlemaine and take the turn off to Maldon. From Sydney, the shortest way is about 875 km along the Hume Highway to Violet Town and then through Murchison to Bendigo.

By Train

The train from Melbourne to Castlemaine takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and there's a train around once every hour.
A bus from Castlemaine to Maldon takes 20 minutes but there are only 3 buses per day.
Consequently we will arrange to pick up people who come by train to Castlemaine.
Travelling from Sydney to Maldon by public transport will involve going through Melbourne.


Much of the accommodation in Maldon is in the form of B&Bs, apartments and houses for rent. These can be booked direct from owners and agents or through the Maldon Visitor Information Centre.
Their website is at: Information Centre. Their phone number is (03) 5475 2569. The centre is excellent and all the staff we have met there have been wonderful.

Jamie Heffernan from Maldon Getaways has also been a big help and he has agreed to help us liaise with other agents to ensure that everyone can find the accommodation they need.
Jamie can be contacted on 0408 108 087 or; please remember to mention the Stereo Convention if you contact him.

A list of accommodation along with contact details has been prepared by the Maldon Visitor Information Centre.
A copy is available here.

Other accommodation includes:

• Maldon Eaglehawk Motel: 35 Reef St, Maldon VIC 3463, Phone (03) 5475 2750
• Maldon Caravan Park: 11 Hospital St, Maldon VIC 3463, Phone (03) 5475 2344

If you contact either of these please remember to mention the Stereo Convention.


Email correspondence should be sent to:
Letters can be sent to: Terry O’Brien 36 Dunvegan Cres. Macleod, Vic 3085


Maldon Infomation Pack and Registration Form