Register for the AASW Conference 2019 now and secure your place.
|Registration Type||Early Bird
(register before 7 August)
(after 7 August)
|Full Conference – AASW member||$565||$680|
|Full Conference - Non-member||$680||$795|
|Full Conference - AASW student, retired or life member||Early bird registration not applicable||$410|
|One Day – AASW member||Early bird registration not applicable||$390|
|One Day – Non-member||Early bird registration not applicable||$465|
|One Day - AASW student, retired or life member||Early bird registration not applicable||$310|
|One ticket for the Welcome Reception is included with every Full Conference registration||Included|
|Ticket for a Delegate’s Guest attending the Welcome Reception||$75|
|Welcome Reception ticket for One Day Delegate registrations||$35|
|Conference Dinner (Price per person. Please note the Conference Dinner is not included in any of the conference registration fees)||$120|
Membership to Australian Association of Social Workers
If you are interested in becoming a member of Australian Association of Social Workers, please review further information and membership categories here.
Full conference registration means each full conference registration is entitled to attend the Welcome Reception on 7 November, and 2 full days of the conference, on 8 and 9 November.
Member registration means you are a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Student registration means you are currently a student member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Retired registration means you currently hold an Australian Association of Social Workers retired membership.
Once your registration has been processed a receipt of payment (including copy of a tax invoice) will be emailed to the email address you provided on your registration form.
We accept payment by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard and Amex) only.
Insurance of any kind is not included in the conference registration fee. It is advised that delegates take out appropriate health and travel insurances prior to travelling. The Australian Association of Social Workers and Think Business Events do not take any responsibility for delegates failing to insure.
To secure a hotel accommodation booking, the hotels require credit card details, which must accompany the conference registration form and will be forwarded to the hotel at 30 days prior to the conference. The conference organisers will forward your contact details, reservation and credit card details to the hotel and they may charge the one night’s deposit at 30 days prior to the conference start or at check in.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Cancellations received in writing to Think Business Events conference office by Friday 4 October 2019 will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD $100 administrative fee
- Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable
- The full name and details of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing to the Think Business Events conference office prior to the conference
- No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the conference.
- Cancellations received in writing to the Think Business Events conference office by Friday 4 October 2019 will be accepted and all costs refunded
- Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded.
- Any changes made to accommodation bookings on or after Friday 4 October 2019, will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This includes any reductions to total nights booked
- No-shows will be charged at the full accommodation rate for the duration of the booking. That is, all nights for all rooms booked will be charged directly by the hotel to the credit card provided at the full accommodation rate.
Please note that hotel’s Terms and Conditions/Cancellation Policy listed on individual hotel websites do not apply, as the quoted rates are contracted at a group rate.
Five reasons to attend the professional development event of the year.
Be inspired – to challenge inequality in your day-to-day work and to lead your colleagues with new ideas and innovative practice. Our distinguished keynote speakers will inspire you with unique perspectives on what we can all do to challenge inequality. Whether you are just starting out in your career, or you are a seasoned professional, we can all take inspiration from amazing speakers, an enriching program and 600 fellow delegates.
Make a difference – gain expertise in your field and be the source of new ideas and knowledge that will make a difference for a just society. Use your learnings from the conference to better support the individuals you work with, their families and your community. Share your experiences and knowledge with others and they, in turn, will also be able to make a difference.
Contemporary solutions – inequality is affecting us like never before. Whether it is climate change, heightened political rhetoric, fake news, the digital divide or the effects of poverty and housing stress, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the current professional challenges. Now is the time to come together and find solutions. Take the opportunity to explore new ways of doing things, latest trends, learnings and new career opportunities.
The latest products and services – engage with a range of sponsors and exhibitors showcasing products and services in the social and community services, allied health, social justice and advocacy sectors. See how they can enhance your career and your workplace.
Networking – draw from the energy of like-minded colleagues who are as devoted to working together for a just society as you are. Build your professional networks for the future, strengthen existing ones and learn from and inspire fellow delegates from across Australia and internationally. Discover what works (and what doesn’t) for them and how they challenge inequality.
Resources to Support Your Attendance
We have developed resources you may wish to use to encourage your employer to pay or subsidise your attendance at the conference, including
- A letter to send to your employer – attach or paste this letter into an email to your manager and customise with details that are relevant to you
- Delegate cost sheet – whether your employer will pay for the entire cost, or a portion, or you want to show your employer that you are prepared to invest in your own professional development, this cost worksheet will help you calculate your investment in black and white. You can also use it at tax time, if a work-related deduction is available to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Adelaide Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city centre. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp are on the Adelaide Convention Centre’s doorstep. The international airport is just 7 kilometres away. Please click here further information.
The AASW Conference 2019 registration desk will be located in the foyer of Hall LMN, on the ground level of the Adelaide Convention Centre and will operate during the times listed below (TBC):
- Thursday 7 November 4.00pm – 7.00pm
- Friday 8 November 7.00am – 5.30pm
- Saturday 9 November 8.00am – 5.00pm.
On arrival at the conference, please collect your name badge and other materials at the registration desk. Friendly staff will be on hand during the opening hours advised above, to answer your questions regarding the conference, the host city and other relevant information.
Yes, you need to wear your name badge every day you are attending to access the program sessions and the exhibition area. Your name badge will indicate if you have selected to attend the social functions, so please bring your name badge with you for the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.
Yes, catering is provided for all catering breaks including lunch, morning and afternoon teas. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know on your registration form so that an appropriate meal can be arranged. Once at the conference, please visit the ‘Special Dietaries Buffet’ to collect your meal.
Once you’ve collected your name badge from the registration desk when you arrive, come say hello to AASW staff at the conference and also at the AASW Booth in the exhibition area. We are more than happy to support your first conference experience.
If you booked your accommodation through the Think Business Events conference office, please note that any changes to existing bookings must be sent via email. Further information on accommodation terms and conditions can be viewed here.
A Welcome Reception and a Conference Dinner will take place during the conference. Both social functions will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The information on social events can be viewed here.
There is a cloak room at the Adelaide Convention Centre East Reception Desk that can be used by delegates.
Neat casual attire is acceptable for attendance at the conference program sessions.
The Conference Dinner will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the Panorama Ballroom, located on level 1. Please bring your name badge for entry.
All speakers are required to check in at the Speakers’ Preparation Room, located on level 1 in City Suite 3 at least 2 hours prior to their session, or the day prior. This will ensure their presentation can be opened and loaded onto the conference computer system. Desktop PC’s will be available for final adjustments and updated files can be re-submitted at this stage. A dedicated technician will be available if you require assistance.
The Speakers’ Preparation Room is located in City Suite 3 of the Adelaide Convention Centre, located on level 1, and will be open during the following times (TBC):
- Thursday 7 November 4.00pm – 5.00pm
- Friday 8 November 7.00am – 5.00pm
- Saturday 9 November 7.00am – 3.00pm
There will be a photographer and video recorder present over the course of the conference capturing images and footage. Any images/videos will be retained by AASW and Think Business Events. If you have any concerns with your image/video footage being taken and used in future promotional material, please advise the Think Business Events conference office by email at AASW@thinkbusinessevents.com.au prior to the conference.
English is the official language of the AASW Conference 2019.
All international travellers must present a valid and approved travel passport as evidence of their identity and nationality to allow entry into Australia.
In addition, all international travellers (with the exception of most New Zealand passport holders) must also obtain a valid visa before travelling to Australia. Passport holders from certain countries can apply for a visa online through the Australian Government’s eVisitor system. The eVisitor allows visitors to travel to Australia for short-term business or tourism purposes for up to three months. eVisitor applications are free.
Find the right visa for you here.
Travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their planned departure date.
Delegates carrying commercial goods or samples may need to obtain permits for their goods depending on the nature of the goods, regardless of value. Quarantine and wildlife regulations and other restrictions may also apply to certain goods. All travellers must declare amounts of $10,000 or more, in foreign or Australian currency (notes and coins), that you take into or out of Australia. For more information visit www.customs.gov.au.
All prices in regards to the conference are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST (Goods and Services Tax).
International travellers can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on goods bought in Australia. The refund only applies to goods taken as hand luggage upon departure. The refund will be paid on goods costing A$300 or more, bought from the same store. For details visit www.customs.gov.au.
International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available.
Currency exchange: Adelaide Airport offers currency exchange facilities within the airport. Throughout Adelaide CBD you’ll find numerous bureaux de change. Most banks also offer currency exchange services.
Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100
Coins: 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1 and $2
Pricing: Australian prices occasionally end in a variant of 1¢ or 2¢. Where this occurs, at the cash register the price is rounded to the nearest 5¢.
Major credit cards, particularly VISA and Mastercard, are widely accepted.
Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.
Service with a smile is the rule of thumb in Australia and tipping is always optional. If the service is worthy of a tip, it will be appreciated.
Please email Vanessa Paparone at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a letter of invitation to attend the conference to support your visa application. Letters of invitation will only be issued for legitimate conference delegates. Include in your email all relevant details of your current work and/or study and how the conference is relevant to you.
Visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre located in the Rundle Mall, just off James Place in Adelaide.
Phone: 1300 588 140
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Public holidays: 11am – 3pm.
About Adelaide: Welcome to the world’s only city in a park, with 900 hectares of parks, to be exact. The city and luscious green parks surrounding Adelaide, known as the Park Lands, was originally called Tarntanya (red kangaroo place) by the Kaurna people who are the original custodians of the land. Adelaide has a population of approximately 1.2 million people and is consistently voted in the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World by the economist.
Adelaide enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean-like climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It averages highs of 25 – 35°C in summer and 15 – 16°C in winter. The pleasant weather allows residents and visitors alike to get out and embrace what the city has to offer, all year round!