Carers NSW Conference 2019

The Carers NSW Conference 2019: Showcasing carer support in NSW will be held on Thursday 17 October 2019 at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. The conference is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

This conference will be a one-day event, and is the first of a series of annual conferences providing delegates an opportunity to:

  • explore best practice and initiatives in carer support
  • learn about current policy and research informing service provision to carers
  • network and collaborate with their peers

Conference Audience

The Carers NSW Conference 2019 brings together professionals from a broad range of areas including:

  • health
  • disability
  • community and welfare services
  • transport
  • employment
  • education
  • research
  • policy
  • corporate and business

Carers are also invited to attend.

Conference Focus

The pace of change in carer support has been unprecedented in recent years. Disability and aged care sector reforms, and the introduction of the new Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS), have impacted on the way carers access supports not just for the person they care for but also for themselves. Now more than ever carers need continued and targeted support that sustains them in their caring role, supports them to navigate service systems, and assists them to achieve their own goals.

How do we continue to support carers to have choice, remain engaged in the community, participate in education and the workforce and improve their wellbeing overall?

The Carers NSW Conference 2019 will showcase innovation and initiatives in policy, programs and practice in meeting the needs of carers in NSW.

The conference will focus on four core themes:

  • Support in the workplace
  • Support through research
  • Support in the community
  • Supporting the diversity of caring


The Carers NSW 2019 Conference Final Program is now available here.


Registration is now open, and will close Tuesday 15 October 2019.

The conference registration fee is $375 and includes the networking function (drinks and canapes).

A registration rate for carers is available on enquiry.

To register, visit

Feedback from the Carers NSW 2018 Biennial Conference

The Carers NSW 2018 Biennial Conference explored the themes of connectivity, inclusion and resilience and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates:

 “I found the conference to be a collaborative, encouraging environment and I look forward to seeing upcoming changes in our (Australian) policies and management of carers.”

“Overall, it was a really good conference. It was really well organised and included some really relevant and interesting sessions, with diverse content - combining both experts in their fields and carers with lived experiences.

“A very well organised event with great speakers and presentations.”

“Thank you for a great learning opportunity I found the conference to very helpful and has given me a lot of food for thought to take back to the work place specially how to better support working carers”.

"Excellent- so polished and a great celebration of carers and all they do."

“Thank you and your amazing team for an amazing conference. I felt really welcomed and your expertise plus organisational skills meant that you delivered one of the most interesting conferences I have attended extremely smoothly. I also made some really useful contacts.”

If you would like to receive information about the conference directly please contact the Conference Team at 



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