How long is the Conference and do I have to register for all of it?
The Conference runs 30-31 October and single day registrations are available.
On Wednesday 1 November, there is an additional day of skills development focussed on working in partnership, presented by the Partnership Brokers Association and offered to practitioners working in health justice partnerships. Places are limited.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the Conference?
The Conference venue, Storey Hall at RMIT, is located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district.
Located on Swanston Street, near the corner of La Trobe Street, catch a City Loop train to nearby Melbourne Central train station (1 minute walk) or to Flinders Street (15 minute walk). From Flinders Street, you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72. Tram routes 24, 30 and 35 run along La Trobe Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.
How accessible is the venue?
Storey Hall is wheelchair accessible from street level via lift to the auditorium. There are disabled toilets on Level 4 (via lift). Additionally, the stage area is wheelchair accessible via the stage loading lift.
There is currently no fixed Hearing Loop service in the auditorium, however, if required, a portable unit can be booked/installed via AV bookings. Please nominate this when you register or contact Health Justice Australia directly.
What can I bring into the Conference?
Bring your ideas and your energy for this highly participatory and engaging event.
We also encourage you to bring:
- your phone, with the Health Justice Australia Conference App (available for free in the Play Store or the App Store) already downloaded;
- anything you might need to take notes (we’re not providing registration packs, to keep the event’s environmental impact low); and
- reusable water bottles (to keep the event’s environmental impact low).
If you use aids or equipment to support your access, please let us know when you register or contact us directly so that we can support your participation.
How can I contact Health Justice Australia with any questions?
Contact us directly via email at healthjustice@healthjustice.
What’s the refund policy?
Health Justice Australia is a charity and registration fees go towards the costs of running this Conference. Full refunds are available up until 1 week before the event (until midnight 22 October). We cannot offer refunds after this time as Health Justice Australia will be liable for any registrations that have been issued.
To request a refund, go to Tickets in your Evenbrite account (go here if you’ve never logged in before), find your order, then select “Request a Refund.”
Will there be WiFi at the Conference?
How do I know which registration to use?
- Unwaged receive free registration, to support participation of people with lived experience of the issues we are discussing at the Conference.
- Community rates are priced at cost for early bird and are available to people who are low-waged or self-employed, or who work for charities, non-profit and community organisations. Early bird rate is $250 (1 day); $450 (2 days). After 8 September prices rise to $350 (1 day); $650 (2 days).
- Government and corporate rates available to government representatives and agencies; and to private firms and companies. Early bird rate is $370 (1 day); $690 (2 days). After 8 September, prices rise to $470 (1 day); $750 (2 days).
- HJP partner rates encourage a health and legal worker from the same health justice partnership to attend, through discounted rates per pair. NB you must register two people for this tier. An organisation or an HJP can register more than one pair at this rate, but you need to register each pair separately. Early bird rate is $450 for 2 people (1 day); $850 for 2 people (2 days). After 8 Sept, prices rise to $650 for 2 people (1 day); $1200 for 2 people (2 days).
- Speakers are free for the day of speaking and receive a discounted rate for 2nd day. Contact HJA if you haven’t received details about how to register for this tier.
- Sponsors receive a set number of complimentary tickets and additional tickets at a discounted rate. Contact HJA if you haven’t received details about how to register for this tier.
Partnership skills workshop (1 Nov): open only to practitioners working in HJPs
- Early bird is $100 (community, NFP); $150 (government, corporate); $168 for a legal and health practitioner from the same HJP (NB this is for two people).
- After 8 Sept, prices rise to $150 (community, NFP); $200 (government, corporate); $276 for a legal and health practitioner from the same HJP (NB this is for two people).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the Conference?
No and we encourage you not to! Health Justice Australia is aiming for a paperless conference to reduce our environmental impact.
- If you have your registration on a mobile device, we will scan it when you arrive. There will be WiFi at the venue.
- The conference program and all the details you need over the two days are available via the Health Justice Australia Conference App (available for free in the Play Store or the App Store), which we encourage all participants to download now. There will be WiFi at the venue.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can check your details online, and update them as necessary, even after you have paid for your registration.
We’ll use your registration details to generate your nametag, so make sure your details are correct.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you want to send someone else from your organisation instead of you, you can transfer your registration details online even after you have paid for your registration.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
The person attending the Conference should be the person named in the registration, in order to have an accurate nametag. If you want to send someone else from your organisation instead of you, you can transfer your registration details online even after you have paid for your registration.
Will the Conference be catered?
Yes, we are working with a Melbourne-based social enterprise to cater the Conference. Catering is included in the registration and will cover morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days.
Make sure you’ve advised us of any dietary requirements.