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Conference Calendar

Following is a listing of upcoming local, national and international conferences relevant to the sector. Please note that this page is updated as notifications of conferences are received by SiREN. If there is a conference that you would like SiREN to include in this list please contact us at

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Date Conference Location Summary
March 9 - 10

The 2023 Relationships & Sexuality in Schools Conference

Sydney, Australia

The RSIS Conference includes the latest research, and best evidence practice interventions and programs designed to assist educators and schools in relationships education.

March 11-12

WA Rural Health Conference 2023

Perth, Australia

The conference is an opportunity to connect with rural health professionals from a variety of disciplines who all play a part in delivering vital healthcare services across rural WA. The conference aims to promote connection between different perspectives, sharing insights and innovations in order to strengthen and enhance healthcare in rural WA.


March 14-15

1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases

Sydney, Australia

ASHM and RAPID Point of Care Research Consortium for infectious disease in the Asia Pacific. This conference will collaborate with leading scientists, clinicians, and other stakeholders to develop a program on the ever-evolving landscape of point-of-care testing for infectious diseases and provide time to discuss challenges and solutions to scaling up point-of-care testing in this setting. Abstract submissions close 30 October 2022.

March 29-30

WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2023

Fremantle, Australia

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia. This conference provides an important platform for delegates to collaborate on challenges, share learnings, celebrate successes, showcase new technologies, products, service and ideas to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia. The theme of the 2023 conference is 'Our Future, Our Way - We are the Leaders of our Communities'.

April 16 -19

Harm Reduction International Conference 2023

Melbourne, Australia

ASHM and Harm Reduction International. This biennial conference aims to provide a dynamic forum to share the latest research and discussions on best practice in addressing drug use, harm reduction and human rights. The conference theme is 'Strength in Solidarity', highlighting the importance of our strength - as people, a community, and a global movement - in sticking together.

May 1-3

WA Council of Social Services (WACOSS) Conference 2023

Perth, Australia

WACOSS. The theme of the 2023 WACOSS conference is 'Resilient, Strong, Brave' highlighting the collective power of community. Speaker applications are now closed. 

May 11-12

National Alcohol and other Drugs (NADA) Conference 2023

Sydney, Australia

NADA. The theme of the 2023 NADA conference is 'Creating Safe Spaces', showcasing interventions designed to improve outcomes for clients, this event will inform delegates of new ideas, engage with the evidence base and provide networking opportunities. Abstract submissions now closed.

May 18-19

WANADA Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Worker Forum 2023

Perth, Australia

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA). This forum is an opportunity to come together to share updates and ideas, to discuss common issues, and to plan action that will have a positive impact in WA communities. Abstract submissions close February 24.

June 14-16

3rd International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference

Cairns, Australia

The 3rd International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference is a biennial event hosted by The Lowitja Institute. Attracting a global audience committed to sharing knowledge for the health and wellbeing of First Nations communities it will bring together people working for the health and wellbeing of First Nations peoples.

July 23-26

12th IAS Conference on HIV Science

Brisbane, Australia

This biennial conference presents the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational HIV research that move science into policy and practice. Through its open and inclusive programme, the meeting sets the gold standard of HIV science, featuring highly diverse and cutting-edge research. Abstract submissions close January 31.

September 18-20

Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference 2023

Sydney, Australia

ASHM. This conference aims to strengthen the linkages between sexual and reproductive health services and rights, offering opportunities for professional development and networking across research, clinical management, prevention, policy and rights. Abstract submissions close May 7.