The 7th Annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Conference

The annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Conference is delivered by The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and is in its 7th year running. It exists to facilitate the exchange of information on key issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and well being through the delivery of high impact keynote addresses by national leaders from within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Conference date: Wednesday 12th of October 2022
Location: The Department of Rural Health, Shepparton campus on Yorta Yorta Country

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The conference provides a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge program initiatives and research findings in Aboriginal health and well being by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and their colleagues.

Keynote Speakers

Adam Goodes (virtually attending)

Adam Goodes Keynote speaker

Commissioner Sue-Anne Hunter

Sue-Anne Hunter keynote speaker

Adam Goodes is a proud Adnyamathanha man, known for his leadership within the Indigenous community.

In 2009, Adam set up The Goodes-O'Loughlin Foundation with former Sydney Swans teammate Michael O'Loughlin. The GO Foundation's vision is to create a brighter future for Indigenous children through education. He is a dual AFL Brownlow Medallist and premiership player for the Sydney Swans, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and representative in the International Rules Series. Adam Goodes holds an elite place in Australian Football League’s history.

Sue-Anne Hunter is a Wurundjeri and Ngurai illum Wurrung woman and is a Commissioner for the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

As a qualified social worker, Ms Hunter has worked with Aboriginal children and families for over 18 years and previously had oversight of all the cultural clinical healing services at the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. Sue-Anne was also co-chair of the ‘Family matters’ campaign to end the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. Sue-Anne was the National Sector Development Manager for SNAICC – National Voice for our Children.

Event Program

A full conference program with speakers, topics and further details will be  uploaded  on this page so keep a look-out for updates here.

Tickets & Reservations

This  year we are excited  to deliver  the conference in-person at  The University of Melbourne Shepparton campus on Yorta Yorta Country.  Guests will  experience an immersive conference experience, listen to experts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and participate in cultural workshops and activities. Online conference attendance option is available*.

To reserve your place at the conference please  follow the link below:

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Ticket Pricing

Face to Face - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate$40
Online - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate$25
Face to Face - Non Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate$100
Online - Non Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate$60
Conference dinner (optional)$50
Craft workshop (optional)$20
*Please note that we plan to run a hybrid event with in-person and online options for those unable to attend the venue.  However if online registration numbers far exceed in-person registrations, this event may switch to online only. If this is the case, we will notify all attendees within ample time and will plan accordingly.

Register your Call for Abstract

If you are interested in presenting, please complete your registration at the link below.

Please note abstract registrations are now closed. Please email aboriginal-health@unimelb.edu.au for any enquiries.

Call for Abstract Registration

This is an opportunity to present evidence-based approaches, Aboriginal methods and models of practice, Aboriginal perspectives and contribution to health or community led solutions, underpinned by cultural theories to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

We welcome submissions from collaborators whose expertise and interests are embedded in Aboriginal health and wellbeing. There is a requirement that at least one presenter for each presentation is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Contact

For event inquiries please contact Di Doyle , Event Coordinator :

T: +61 3 5823 4512

E: aboriginal-health@unimelb.edu.au

The 6th annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Conference in 2019:

Aboriginal Health Conference

Dhungala Kaiela Batja Malnigan Dance Group

Aboriginal Health Conference

Guests listening to presenter Ms Patricia Anderson at the 6th annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Conference in 2019

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices, or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.