Q: How much does it cost to attend the conference?

A: For funded attendees or those able to pay full price, the conference is $150 for 2 days, or $85 for 1 day. For unfunded attendees or community members, it is $50 for 2 days and $25 for 1 day. All tickets include catering (excluding breakfast and dinner). Read more on our Registration page.

Our aim is to make the LBQWHC as accessible as possible and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, including cost of registration, travel expenses and/or accommodation, please apply for one of our Scholarships or email women@acon.org.au for more information.

Childcare is available, upon request. Please notify us at the point of registration if you require childcare.

Q: Can you tell me more about the Venue?

A: The Teachers Federation Conference Centre is within walking distance to Central Station, three secure parking stations and only a short twenty minute journey to the Sydney International and Domestic Airport. It is an accessible venue.

The Teachers Federation Conference Centre is located at 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Nearby parking can be found at:

  • Secure Parking, Corner Goulburn & Elizabeth Streets (Entry via Goulburn Street)
  • Wilson Car Park, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket4 Rydges Sydney Central Car Park

To get to Teachers Federation Conference Centre in Surry Hills from Sydney Airport (SYD), follow signs to M5 East. Exit onto General Holmes Drive and follow onto the Eastern Distributor. Take South Dowling Street turn left onto Fitzroy and follow until Foveaux Street turns right onto Elizabeth Street and right onto Reservoir Street.

The conference venue is very close to public transport. To get to the Teach Federation Conference Centre via public transport exit a Sydney train from either Town Hall or Central Stations.  Then make your way to Surry Hills and to the Teachers Federation Conference Centre.

Q: Where can I stay?

The Teachers Federation Conference Centre is positioned within close proximity to Sydney CBD and a number of quality hotels.

Nearby Hotels include:

Rydges Sydney Central (formerly Sebel Surry Hills),

28 Albion Street, Surry Hills

57 Hotel

57 Foveaux St, Surry Hills

The Vibe Hotel

111 Goulburn Street, Sydney

Travelodge Hotel

27 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney

Rendezvous Central Hotel

Corner of George & Quay Streets, Sydney

The Novotel Sydney

169-179 Thomas Street, Haymarket

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

166 -180 George St, Waterloo

City Crown Motel

289 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Darlo Bar

306 Liverpool St, Sydney

Abey Hotel

208 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Central Railway Hotel

240 Chalmers St, Sydney

Metro Hotel Marlow

431-439 Pitt Street, Haymarket

Great Southern Hotel

717 George St, Sydney

Q: Who can submit an idea to present at the conference?

A: Anyone! Abstracts and Submissions are open to anyone from around the world.

Q: Is there any travel or accommodation assistance available for presenters?

A: There will be a small amount of travel contribution that will be allocated on a case by case basis dependent on geographical and/or financial impacts. Registrations will be free for all presenters. Check our scholarships page for more information. Scholarship applications open April 10, 2017.

Q: Who can attend the conference?

A: Anyone. The only people who cannot attend are those that may make the conference an unsafe space. Homophobia, transphobia, racism, misogyny and any discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated.

Q: Is there any travel or accommodation assistance available for people who want to attend?

A: Yes. There are limited scholarships available for those whose attendance would be impacted by their financial and geographic circumstance. Check our scholarships page for more information. Scholarship applications open April 10, 2017.

Q: Is the conference and venue fully accessible?

A: Yes. The venue and all the spaces in the venue are accessible. We will be requesting accessibility information at the time of registration.

Q: Will any of the conference be live streamed, podcasted or made available after the conference?

A: We are aiming to make the conference content available on podcast and video once the conference has concluded.

Q: I don’t identify as Lesbian, Bisexual or Queer- can I still attend the conference?

A: Yes, you can. The content of this conference is framed by LBQ Women’s Health, but this is relevant to many non LBQ identified people that work in the area of health, research, study and marketing.

Q: Why is the conference only held in Melbourne and Sydney?

A: Currently the presenting partners are VAC (Victoria) and ACON (NSW). At this stage there are no other presentation partners, so they conference is held in these cities.