Come to Darwin in 2021

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to join them in Darwin to share, engage, showcase, challenge, problem-solve, create, look to the future and innovate around speech pathology practices locally and globally. When the rest of Australia is getting chilly, Northern Territory weather is guaranteed to be perfect with clear evening skies and warm days.

The committee looks forward to seeing you there!

Welcome to Darwin

Darwin is a modern capital city highly valued by its diverse and highly multicultural population, with a strong position in business and industry.

Darwin is treasured country to its traditional owners, the Larrakia people, who are prominent and active members of the local community.

Darwin has evolved from its days as a laid back frontier town and while it still retains its relaxed charm, it has become a sophisticated city. Many visitors are surprised to find that it has accommodation, eateries, clubs, pubs, museums and other amenities that are equal to what you will find in the southern cities.

Darwin is both modern and multicultural, boasting a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. The city is characterised by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets.

Darwin attracts travellers from all around the globe looking to experience its outdoor tropical lifestyle. With waterfront dining, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences, and access to the Tiwi Islands all within a few minutes of the city centre, there is enough to do to fill a weekend or a week.

Find out more about Darwin online or when in town, visit the Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett Street, Darwin.

Submissions accepted by the Conference Planning Committee will be grouped under nominated themes for presentation at the conference. This will assist delegates to plan attendance at sessions that match their professional needs.

2021 Conference Planning Committee (CPC)

  • Bea Staley – Conference Convenor
  • Rebecca Amery – Scientific Program Chair
  • Franceska (Fran) Edis
  • Amanda O’Keefe
  • Edwina Pursehouse
  • Melissa (Melba) Ridd