ACWA National Conference 5th–7th June 2024, ICC Sydney

We are pleased to announce that the ACWA Conference is returning in June 2024 and will be held at ICC, Sydney.

ACWA’s national conference, which is held every two years, marks a significant coming together of child and family welfare experts, caseworkers, sector leaders and child protection advocates to examine policies and practices that are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families, and to identify ways we can do better.

Our conference program incorporates a stimulating mix of presentations, panel discussions and masterclasses, supported by a dynamic line up of international and local speakers. There are plenty of social highlights as well, providing delegates valuable opportunities to network, renew connections and celebrate the work of our sector.

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Visit the ACWA 2024 Conference website

ACWA Awards

A highlight of the ACWA 2024 Conference social program will be the return of The ACWAs—the sector’s very own Academy Awards. Winners will be announced at the sparkling Conference Gala Dinner, held at Doltone House Darling Island, at the end of Day 2 of our program. Register for the Gala Dinner here.

Featuring five distinct categories, the awards are designed to acknowledge, recognise and celebrate the standout performers—individual, program, agency and partnership—who are delivering outstanding work and advancements in the community services field, as recognised by their peers, partners and clients. We are looking forward to congratulating these outstanding sector performers with you at the Gala Dinner!

The ACWA Awards nominations closed on May 3.


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Abstracts for the 2024 ACWA Conference are now closed. We thank all applicants for their time and effort in preparing a submission.

To learn more about the core streams and sub themes that are going to be explored at the conference please feel free to visit the Abstracts page.

The conference program will be released in early April. Please keep on eye on this page or the ACWA 2024 Conference website for more information, so you can start planning your time in Sydney.

ACWA 2018 conference highlights

The theme of ACWA's 2018 national conference was Doing better for our children and families: Innovate, lead, change. Listed below are the presentations from our keynote speakers.