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
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.
Adam Goodes (virtually attending)
Commissioner Sue-Anne Hunter
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.
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:
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
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.
For event inquiries please contact Di Doyle , Event Coordinator :
T: +61 3 5823 4512
The 6th annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Conference in 2019:
Dhungala Kaiela Batja Malnigan Dance Group
Guests listening to presenter Ms Patricia Anderson at the 6th annual Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Conference in 2019