Symposium registration

Allocation of complimentary registrations

The Council is pleased to allocate complimentary registration to members of ACDHS, the staff/key stakeholders they wish to invite.

Please note places are limited and with the venue in Melbourne this year after Sydney previously, we anticipate greater demand from local institutions and less so for those further afield. It is ACDHS intention to rotate around the location of our major events over time and have so far hosted in Canberra and Brisbane as well as Sydney previously with other locations anticipated in future years.

Interstate members (based outside Victoria) are allocated 3 complimentary registrations, and Victorian members (host state) are allocated 5 complimentary registrations.

These allocations are strictly subject to the registration deadline, after which, ACDHS will re-allocate unused registration places. If your ACDHS member institution wishes to register more staff to attend than places allocated, you can indicate this during registration, and this will be reviewed after the registration deadline to see if possible. You will then be notified by email of this status.

Registration deadline

Online registration is compulsory to attend this event. Links to register will be emailed to ACDHS member point of contacts in early June with instructions to finalise their allocated complimentary registrations by the strict registration deadline of Wednesday 31 July. It will not be possible to accommodate late additional personnel after the registration deadline.

Any unused complimentary registration places are forfeited after this deadline and will be re-allocated by ACDHS to other members/guests to ensure we appropriately fill the symposium venue.

Registration inclusions

Registration includes:

  • Ticket (1) to the symposium dinner on Thursday 24 October
  • Attendance at the symposium on Friday 25 October
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Accommodation and travel expenses are at your own expense.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved on behalf of symposium delegates at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne. Accommodation is subject to availability and will be allocated when a booking is received. To secure the symposium accommodation rates, bookings should be made online as part of the registration process. Click here to see more accommodation information.

Online registration

When you register online, you will receive confirmation of your registration straight away via email.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please first check your spam folder then contact the symposium organiser via or 07 3848 2100.


If it is a member’s intention to not attend or send and delegates, please advise the symposium organiser no later than 31 July 2024 please, so the places may be reallocated to colleagues.

Terms and conditions

ACDHS is pleased to offer members allocated registrations to the symposium free of charge until the registration deadline of Wednesday 31 July 2024.

ACDHS understands that circumstances can change, however places are limited and the Symposium Steering Committee would greatly appreciate if you could notify the symposium organiser in writing if at any stage you are no longer able to attend.

After registration and subsequent notifications of any inability to attend, if made prior to Thursday 10 October would be appreciated to enable your place to be re-allocated. Registrations are transferable to a colleague at any time prior to the symposium provided the symposium organiser is advised in writing.