News & Resources 

An update from the SiREN team. The Australasian HIV & AIDS and Sexual Health conferences were a big success for the SiREN team. You can look at some of the many presentations, posters and more over on our website. Congratulations to all involved in the conference!

New Advocacy in Action toolkit. The PHAIWA team are excited to announce the launch of the new 4th Edition Advocacy in Action Toolkit. This toolkit is a great resource to assist you from start to finish in your advocacy endeavours. 

Understanding 'reasonable precaution'. A new fact sheet has been published by the Department of Health detailing part 9 of of the Public Health Act 2016 (WA). The factsheet explains 'reasonable precautions' in relation to  STI and BBV transmission.

AVHEC 2019 report. The key findings report for AVHEC 2019 is now available to download. This is a great resource full of key learnings from the AVHEC2019 conference. 

SHQ now offering PrEP services. SHQ are pleased to announce they are now offering pre-exposure prophylaxis services at their sexual health quarters in Northbridge. You can book in for an appointment online now

World AIDS Day 2019. World AIDS day, Dec 1, is fast approaching. You're invited to a parliamentary breakfast hosted by Parliamentary Friends for Action on HIV/AIDS, Blood-borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Nov, 27, 7.30-9am. Parliament House, Canberra. 

New report: HIV Futures 9 - a national survey of people living with HIV. HIV Futures 9 is a study of quality of life among people living with HIV in Australia. The survey addressed quality of life, financial security, health, wellbeing, treatment, support, sex, relationships, HIV-related stigma and ageing.

CEH PrEP Campaign for multicultural communities. The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health have recently released new PrEP resources for migrant and mobile communities. These are great resources for people working in sexual health as well as people working with CaLD communities.

Resource hub for multicultural communities. The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health have announced their new resource hub. This is a great resource for people working with CaLD communities. They have a section specifically for sexual health and BBVs. We recommend it for organisations who work directly with CaLD communities.


Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) Youth Summit 2019. This FREE event run by the Koya Aboriginal Corporation will focus on young people and encouraging and nurturing their potential. 11 Oct, Midvale. 

The Drugs, Gender and Sexuality Program and The BBV Program. This half-day forum, 'The Future of Enhancements' relates to drug consumption practices, gender & sexuality. The forum will include innovative research on performance and image-enhancing drugs, life style practices, and harm reduction. Oct 5, Melbourne. 

Scholars International Conference on STD, HIV and AIDS Research, Japan. Exchange your views and knowledge at this accredited medical event which focuses on STI’s, AIDS and Infectious Diseases. November 18-19, Tokyo Japan.

Gender and Sexuality at Work. This multidisciplinary research and engagement conference will bring together experts from academia and Australian workplaces to participate in a debate about gender and sexuality at work. There is currently a call for short research papers on work issues relevant to individuals with specific gender identities, sexual orientations or sexual characteristics. Feb 18, 2020, Melbourne.  

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights. This biennial conference will focus on '2030 SDG vision and 2020 realities'. Submit your abstracts now (they are due in 6 weeks) to be involved in this global conference - abstract applications close October, 31. This conference will be held in Cambodia. May, 26-29, 2020.

Training & Seminars 

Webinar: Safety, sexual health and wellbeing on dating apps - what app-users want you to know. We would like to extend an invitation for you to join a FREE 90-minute webinar called ‘Safety, risk and wellbeing on dating apps’, a partnership between Swinburne University of Technology, Sydney University, ACON Health Pty Ltd and Family Planning NSW. Oct, 9. 10.00-11.30am.  Can't listen in? Check out the report

BBV Network Meeting. You're invited to the next BBV network meeting. The meeting will focus on women and hepatitis B: A guided conversation to think through complexity. RSVP to Emily at Oct 15, Melbourne. 

Social Impact Measurement Network Australia WA event: Starting where you are. Join SIMNA and facilitators Desiree Nangle and Katrina Stratton to discuss ‘where you are’ and how others have sprung forward from their starting point to a new measurement landscape! This event will focus on how to best utilise what already exists within your organisation to build upon your social outcomes measurement journey. Oct, 16. West Perth. 

STARS training. STARS is a new course to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to Start Talking About Relationships and Sexual Health with young Aboriginal people. This is a two day introductory course for Aboriginal community members and others working with young Aboriginal people. it is run by SHQ. Topics include: bodies & puberty, contraception, STIs, consent and more. Nov, 5-6. Northbridge.
Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course. The AHPA (WA Branch) is conducting a FREE short course that will yarn about health promotion to share knowledge, skills and ideas that will support health promotion within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. The course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.  2-5 Dec. Curtin University, Bentley.

Curtin Health Promotion Short Course.  This four-day course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. The course is suitable for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area, and/or those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role. Nov 25-28. Perth.

Grants & Scholarships

Sexual health training & development scholarships available. The WA Department of Health SHBBVP has scholarships available for individuals to attend sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related workforce education and training. 

AHPA Health Promotion Scholarships. The Australian Health Promotion Association WA branch in collaboration with Healthway is offering four scholarships for 2020. There are four scholarships available. Applications close Nov, 15. 

World AIDS Day & AIDS Awareness Week 2019 grants. The WA Department of Health's SHBBVP is providing small grants for World AIDS day & AIDS Awareness Week. Grants are available to health promotion officers, public and community health nurses, Aboriginal health workers and other relevant providers in regional/remote areas of WA to conduct events or projects during AIDS awareness Week (25-30 Nov) or World AIDS Day (1 Dec). Applications close soon. For more info email

NHMRC Investigator Grants 2020 for funding in 2021. The objective of the Investigator Grant scheme is to support the research program of outstanding investigators at all career stages. Applications open soon. 


Public & Aboriginal Health SHBBVP. The Department of Health. This role involves the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of youth sexual health and blood-borne virus related projects in WA. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply. Applications close Oct, 8. 

Drug Support Engagement and Project Officer. The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health are seeking a Multicultural Drug Support - Engagement and Project officer. The purpose of the role is to engage individuals, families and communities around alcohol and drug use, with the aim of reducing the harms associated with this. Located in Melbourne.