Newcastle Town Hall
We invite you to join us for the premier conference and networking event in the NSW homelessness sector – the Homelessness NSW conference, to be held in Newcastle from 19-21 March 2024.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Changing the System Together: Making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.”
Hear from our world-leading keynote speakers, as well as leaders, academics and lived experts in our NSW system and across Australia:
Your conference ticket also entitles you to register for one or more workshops on Tuesday 19 March, free of charge.
This represents exceptional value, but be quick – spots will fill quickly!
Dr Tracy Westerman AM
Dr Tracy Westerman AM is a proud Nyamal woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia and long been considered a critical thought leader in Aboriginal mental health, suicide prevention and cultural competency. Dr Westerman is a widely sought after keynote speaker having delivered to over 100+ national conferences and internationally in Canada, USA, and New Zealand. Dr Westerman has trained 50,000+ practitioners across Australia making her one of the most sought after public speakers and trainer in Australia.
Dr Ligia Teixeira
Dr Lígia Teixeira, the founding Chief Executive of the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI), has extensive experience in driving evidence-led change. With a focus on a systemic approach to addressing homelessness, Dr Teixeira’s insights aim to shift the narrative by combining traditional evidence-based strategies with a broader perspective, ensuring comprehensive solutions beyond singular interventions. Dr Teixeira offers valuable lessons and direction for achieving sustainable change in addressing homelessness at both the individual and systemic levels.
We have curated the Homelessness NSW 2024 Conference program to include a mix of high quality abstracts from our sector, invited speakers on important thought-leading topics, plus of course our featured keynote speakers Dr Tracy Westerman AM and Dr Ligia Teixeira.
In addition to the main conference agenda, we are offering a series of workshops to further enhance your learning experience. These workshops are tailored to provide deeper insights and practical skills in specific areas related to homelessness.
We warmly invite you to join us for the highlight of the Homelessness NSW Conference – our Gala Dinner. This memorable evening will be hosted at the stunning Noah’s On the Beach, offering breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop to an evening filled with celebration, networking, and entertainment.
Wednesday 20 March 2024, from 6.30pm at Noah’s On the Beach, East Newcastle.
Special Guest We are honored to welcome the Hon. Rose Jackson MLC as our special guest for the evening.
Join us for an evening of good friends, great food, live music and maybe even dancing at the beautiful Noah’s On the Beach. Let’s make it a night to remember!
We are excited to announce that the venue for our Homelessness NSW Conference 2024 will be the iconic Newcastle City Hall. This prestigious and historical building stands as a symbol of Newcastle’s rich heritage and is known for its architectural beauty and cultural significance.
290 King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
There is limited street parking near the Newcastle City Hall and no parking on site. There are a range of on-street and off-street parking options.
Travel Between Venues
The distance between the Newcastle City Hall and Noahs On The Beach is 1.6km. The 25-minute walk is nice and flat.
Newcastle City Hall is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible experience for all our conference attendees. The venue is equipped with facilities to ensure accessibility for individuals with mobility, auditory, and visual requirements.
We strongly encourage you to include any specific accessibility needs in your conference registration form. This will help us in making necessary arrangements to ensure your comfort and seamless participation throughout the event.
Join us in the heart of Newcastle for a conference experience that combines professional learning with the charm and history of one of the city’s most distinguished buildings. We look forward to welcoming you!
We are immensely grateful to our partners and sponsors whose generous support makes the Homelessness NSW Conference possible. Their commitment plays a pivotal role in bringing together experts, practitioners, and advocates from across the sector to collaborate, learn, and drive change in addressing homelessness.
Our Esteemed Sponsors
The conference is proud to be supported by a diverse range of organisations who are leaders in their respective fields. Their contributions are not just financial but also intellectual, providing invaluable insights and expertise to our conference program.
For any inquiries, assistance, or additional information regarding the Homelessness NSW Conference, please feel free to reach out to us. Our team is here to help ensure that your experience, from inquiry to attendance, is seamless and enjoyable.
We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and look forward to assisting you with any questions or needs you may have regarding the Homelessness NSW Conference.