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Registration fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and include ten per cent goods and services tax (GST).

  Registration Price

Early registration
(before 28 September)


Early member* full registration


Early non-member full registration


Standard registration
(before 28 October)

Standard member* full registration


Standard non-member* full registration $1195
Late registration
(after 28 October)
Late member* full registration $1195
Late non-member* full registration $1295

Student registration**

Student registration (conference only)


Speaker and presenter registration

Member* speaker full registration $625
Non-member* speaker full registration $725
Speaker day registration (conference only) $250
Day registration

Member* day registration (conference only)


Non-member* day registration (conference only)


Member* day registration (including Thursday welcome reception and Friday conference dinner)


Non-member* day registration (including Thursday welcome reception and Friday conference dinner) $745
Welcome reception and conference dinner tickets Welcome reception ticket $100
Conference dinner ticket $190

*To be eligible for member rates you must be a member of ACORN. Find out about ACORN membership.

**If you are registering as a student please send a copy of your Student ID card to

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Full conference registration entitles you to:

  • admission to all conference sessions

  • admission to social events (welcome reception and conference dinner)

  • admission to the exhibition.

Gaining support for registration

Many travel and training budgets have been reduced which means that, regardless of the merits of a conference, you’ll need to justify the expense. Use the samples below to help you approach your supervisor for support to attend the conference.

Letter to supervisor: Sample 1 (Word doc.)

Letter to supervisor: Sample 2 (Word doc.)

Tips on justifying conference expenses

Here are some things to consider.

  • Focus on what you’ll specifically bring to your workplace as return for the investment. 

  • Offer to deliver a short presentation to your co-workers to share what you learnt. That way others in your unit will also benefit from your attendance. 

  • If you’re working to obtain or maintain your certification, remind your supervisor that this is a great way to earn contact hours and it's less expensive than registering for separate conferences and requires less time away from work than attending different events. 

  • Be ready with a plan that shows who could cover your shifts while you’re attending the conference.

  • Be sure to check out the various rates listed at the top of this page to see if you qualify for any of the lower rates or discounts.


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