Homelessness NSW Conference 2024

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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:

  • Dr Tracy Westerman AM, Indigenous psychologist and leader in Aboriginal mental health, suicide prevention and cultural competency, and; –
  • Dr Ligia Teixeira, CEO of the UK’s Centre for Homelessness Impact, who will share her extensive experience of what works to end homelessness in international systems.

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.

Read more about Dr Tracy Westerman


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.

Read more about Dr Liga Teixeira



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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.


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An Evening to Remember: Gala Dinner at Noah’s On the Beach

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!




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Newcastle City Hall

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

Getting Here – City of Newcastle (nsw.gov.au)



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!



Crystalbook Kingsley is offering conference attendees a special discount. Please use the code: HOMECONF2024 to obtain 15% off the best available rate at the time of booking. *Code available for dates: 16th – 24th March Inclusive. Parking onsite is $50 valet only and must be pre booked with hotel reception (only have 30 spaces), alternate parking options are First parking where tickets can be validated with our front office team

Book Crystalbook Kingsley


Novotel Newcastle Beach Hotel is offering conference attendees a special discount. Please use the Preferential Code: BGRE to obtain 10% off the best available rate at the time of booking. *This code is only available for online bookings and code is applicable for dates 19-21 March inclusive

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Rydges Newcastle Rydges Newcastle hotel is offering conference attendees a special discount. Please use this special link to obtain 15% off the best available rate at the time of booking. *This code is only available for online bookings and code is applicable for dates 19-21 March inclusive.

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The Gala Dinner venue ‘Noah’s on the Beach’ also provide accommodation. Visit Noah’s On the Beach Website for information and pricing.



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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.


Platinum Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:




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We believe in the power of collaboration and are always open to new partnerships. If your organisation is interested in partnering with us for the Homelessness NSW Conference, we offer various levels of sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Our partnership packages are designed to provide maximum visibility and engagement with our attendees, offering a unique platform to showcase your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to addressing homelessness.

Become a Sponsor or Partner For more information on how to become a sponsor or partner, please email rachel@conferenceworks.com.au or phone 0433 857 523.

Together, we can make a difference. We thank our current partners and sponsors for their invaluable support and look forward to welcoming new collaborators to this crucial conversation.



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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.

  • General Inquiries For general questions about the conference, including registration, program details, or other general information, please email rachel@conferenceworks.com.au or phone 0433 857 523.
  • Registration and Attendance If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, including payment, confirmation, or special requirements, please email rachel@conferenceworks.com.au or phone 0433 857 523.
  • Sponsorship and Partnership Inquiries For information on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, or if you are a current sponsor or partner with queries, please reach out to our sponsorship team via email: rachel@conferenceworks.com.au or phone 0433 857 523.
  • Media Inquiries If you are a member of the media and require information, press materials, or wish to request interviews, please contact our media relations team at Horton Advisory via email: headsup@hortonadvisory.com.au.
  • Venue and Accessibility Inquiries For questions related to the venue, including directions, parking, and accessibility accommodations, please email rachel@conferenceworks.com.au or phone 0433 857 523.
  • Feedback and Suggestions We value your input and are always looking to improve our conference. Please share your feedback or suggestions with us via email: events@homelessnessnsw.org.au.
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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.

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flag flag flag Homelessness NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the various lands on which we meet and work on. We pay our respects to First Nations peoples and elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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