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The 2015 Online Resource Guide is now available

Speech Pathology Australia is proud to launch its 2015 Online Resource Guide.

The Resource Guide is a publication the Association has produced annually since 2000.

The purpose of the guide is to provide Association members and the public with a reference manual of products and services that may be of use to speech pathologists.

Over the last couple of years, the Resource Guide has been adapted to be viewed exclusively online to make it a more interactive resource. The online guide includes website and email links and may be viewed on portable devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The 2015 Online Resource Guide can be viewed by clicking on the cover image to the right.


Booking information for the 2016 Online Resource Guide will be made available on this webpage from November 2015.


Past Resource Guides

For copies of previous editions of the Resource Guide contact the Association’s Publications Officer by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2015 National Conference

17 – 20 May 2015

National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT





Major Sponsor

The National Conference 2015 will promote connectedness, exchange of ideas and ‘big things’ for all speech pathologists that attend.

Challenge - Speech pathologists will learn about innovations, new research and alternate ways of delivering services, challenging their knowledge and current clinical practice

Broaden – Speech pathologists will be encouraged to ‘think outside’ the box. Within the current context of increased pressure on service delivery and a progressive profession, speech pathologists will be exposed to new evidence and innovative and efficient ways of delivering speech pathology services in many contexts, aiming to ‘broaden’ knowledge and the profession

Revolutionise – Speech pathologists will be encouraged to integrate learning from the Conference into their clinical practice, revolutionising how speech pathology services are delivered and revolutionising the profession as a whole.

The Speech Pathology Australia Challenge, Broaden, Revolutionise 2015 National Conference program is now available.

It is recommended you read through the program before proceeding to the online registration process. By doing so, you will have the opportunity to view the sessions on offer each day prior to making your selection. Some sessions will be limited to room size and workshop/seminar presenters have set attendance numbers.

The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) together with the Scientific Program Sub-Committee (SPSC) have endeavoured to put a program together that will be beneficial and enjoyable to everyone.

Click here to commence the registration process -alt 2015 Online Conference Brochure

Terms and Conditions

Member Registration Fee

Remember to renew your SPA membership (or if you are not a member, please consider doing so), to obtain the member registration fee. Our system automatically determines the registration fee according to your membership status. 

Trouble-shooting scrolling during selection of Conference Sessions

Conference sessions need to be selected during the registration process. Ensure you open each of the days to view the sessions available.  If you click on the session title, you can view the session presentations.  If you have made an incorrect selection, a red conflict notice will appear.  Ensure you only select one session per timeslot and if a workshop/seminar is for 3 hours you will need to select both sessions.

Credit Card Payments

Credit Card payment is the only form of online payment offered (MasterCard & Visa). The tax receipt and confirmation of registration will be emailed to you within one hour of registration.

Social events included within payment of your Registration Fee

  • Full Practising member and Non-member registrations automatically include a ticket to the Welcome Reception Sunday and Conference Dinner Wednesday.
  • Full registrations for Full-time post graduate students, re­–entry, non- practising and students (entry level ie: Graduate entry masters and UG bachelor students) automatically includes the Welcome Reception only.
  • Tickets for the Conference Dinner or additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased online with your registration.

Associate Professions may access Member rates

Associate Professions = Working outside of Australia and a member of an associate profession.

If you have attended a previous Speech Pathology Australia Conference, you will already have a Username and Password. If you do not remember this information, select the- forgot my password or my username and follow the process.

Associate Professions attending the Conference for the first time click the Create a new account and follow the process.  Once completed you will be returned to the registration page, included in the conference information is a link to complete the required information form. Enter the relevant membership information.  Once completed Associate Professions can register and will be offered the Member rates. Proof of membership must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to finalise the registration.

 However, if you are currently working in Australia and not a SPA member, please contact Pamela Richards, National Conference Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you require special assistance or have a dietary requirement...

If you have completed the dietary requirement or accessibility issues section on the online registration form, details will be passed on to relevant parties.  While all care is taken in relation to food allergies and intolerances advised to us by registrants, SPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor held responsible for any adverse reaction.  Any registrant who has notified of a food allergy or intolerance is to make themselves known to the staff at the Conference registration deck upon arrival. We will endeavour to provide your request but this cannot be guaranteed as the venue might also have restrictions.


Further information regarding the Conference is available from the following links:

For a small city, Canberra packs a mighty punch in the world of research, innovation and industry leadership.  It’s many world-class research and cultural institutions are filled with some of the best minds from Australia and the world, and boasts expertise across virtually every conceivable field and discipline. 

Canberra is a young city, but it’s a bold city which is as inspirational as it is smart.  It is an open, easy city nestled amongst the great Australian bush landscape.  It’s a proud home of national landmarks such as the Old & New Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library, just to name a few.

 So come join us in 2015 for our National Conference, Challenge, Broaden,Revolutionise.      

Conference Planning Committee (CPC)

Felicity Martin, Conference Convenor

Katina Swan, Scientific Program Sub-committee Chair

Eleanor McMillan

Anna Russell

Bethany Wagg


Other Links:

2014 National Conference




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