2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference
2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference
The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23) will be held on Dharug Country in Western Sydney from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 May 2023.
The 2023 Conference is led by the National Experts Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH), which contributes to the Conference Leadership Group, supported by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) at The University of Melbourne. NEGATSIEH and IEHU are delighted to announce that the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) has accepted invitation to co-host NATSIEHC23.
The 2023 Conference will build on the wonderful 2022 Conference, where over 220 delegates gathered on Larrakia land in Darwin over 3 days in May. Since 2017, the national Conferences have developed into a key annual gathering of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector. The annual Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for a wide variety of voices to discuss and share success stories and challenges in eye health from across Australia.
National Conferences for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector have been held since 2017, making 2023 the seventh event. The annual Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for the sector to come together and a wide variety of voices are presented to support discussion and sharing of success stories and challenges in eye health from across Australia.
The Conference aims to advance the collective work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector towards the shared goal of improving eye health access and outcomes of First Nations Australians. Delegates will include representatives from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and other primary care service providers, eye care clinicians, policy makers, researchers, non-government organisations, hospitals, professional peak bodies and government departments from across the country.
Please join us in May 2023.
Please email Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au with any questions.
We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23), in Parramatta, on Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 May 2023.
Dates and times
- Wednesday 24 May 2023; times to be advised; welcome function in evening
- Thursday 25 May 2023; times to be advised; conference dinner in evening
- Friday 26 May 2023; times to be advised
Who should attend the conference?
The Conference is designed to bring together and connect people involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care from local communities, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, health services, non-government organisations, professional bodies and government departments from across the country. We would like to invite everyone who is working on or interested in improving eye health and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The Conference is planned to include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, tabletop presentations, workshops, campfire discussions, posters, sector awards, sector exhibition of resources, cultural experiences and social functions...and lots of time to chat and exchange.
Community Conference Registration*
|Full registration (Open 1 Mar 2023)||$250|
|One day registration||$150|
|Conference dinner additional tickets||$75|
|Youth dinner ticket (under 18 only)||$25|
General Conference Registration
|Full registration (Open 1 Mar 2023)||$500|
|One day registration||$300|
|Conference dinner additional tickets||$150|
|Youth dinner ticket (under 18 only)||$25|
* Community registration is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates and delegates employed or on the board of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation
Tickets are available to purchase through event management and ticketing website EventBrite. Payment via credit card is preferred however if you require an invoice, this can be arranged. This invoice can be paid via bank transfer and BPAY. (Please allow 2 weeks once you register for your invoice to be created and sent to you).
Please email Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au with any questions.
We are excited to announce our 2023 Keynote Speakers
Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration
The Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration was first introduced in the 2022 Conference. It aims to celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to eye care. The Oration acknowledges the significant contribution Jilpia made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and her inspiration for a whole generation of amazing women leaders in eye health. For more information about Jilpia Nappaljari Jones and the Memorial Oration, please see here.
The 2023 Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration will be presented at the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference by Lauren Hutchinson.
Lauren Hutchinson - 2023 Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration
Lauren Hutchinson is a Murrawarri woman and optometrist. Lauren was born and raised on Wiradjuri country in the central west of NSW. She graduated from her Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry from QUT in 2017, following which, she returned to the central west, now residing back on the beautiful lands of the Wiradjuri people once again. Lauren has worked as an optometrist both in private practice and within the community controlled sector. She is a current director of both the Indigenous Allied Health Australia national and Northern Territory Workforce Development Boards.
Lauren's passions are in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, rural and remote and paediatric health and is committed to advocating for improving outcomes for her people in these spaces.
In her spare time you can find Lauren spending time with her beautiful nieces and nephews, on a hockey field or fishing on the Galari (Lachlan River).
The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards
The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards recognise achievements and contributions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. These sector awards, formerly known as the Leaky Pipe Awards, have been handed out to champions and unsung heroes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care annually as part of the sector’s national conferences since 2018.
The awards are aligned with the Conference theme – Our Vision in Our Hands: Finding our Voice – set by the National Experts Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH), which contributes to the Conference Leadership Group.
This broad theme works to highlight and promote the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and leadership in the eye health sector locally and nationally. The theme also promotes the need for greater First Nations leadership through community-controlled services and evolving national governance mechanisms, including the call to enshrine an Indigenous voice into the Australian constitution.
We are pleased to open nominations for the 2023 awards, in the following categories:
- Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health by Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO)
- Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health (Individual)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in eye health
- Allyship in contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health
We are particularly interested in identifying and acknowledging the many ‘unsung heroes’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.
The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards will be presented during the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference 2023 on Dharug country, 24-26 May 2023.
See 2022 Award Winners Here:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in eye health
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia for the leadership of Michael Larkin and Chris Rektsinis in eye health in South Australia, with special allyship mention to Nicholas Schubert of Indigenous Eye Health Unit.
In 2021, AHCSA took on the responsibility of coordinating the quarterly run state Indigenous eye health committee – the SA Aboriginal Eye Health Working Group (SAAEHWG). The committee has been professionally run since then with working group sub committee planning sessions and with reference to state level data and the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision to guide the priorities and work that has occurred to date. The leadership provided by Michael Larkin in Chairing the committee and Chris Rektsinis in coordinating the group has been committed to service reform from the start. The underlying principle of this being an action based group that identifies high level gaps in policy, workforce, funding and resourcing has led the work of this group and is already creating real change to improve access to care for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in South Australia. As we mentioned, there is also a special allyship mention to Nicholas Schubert of Indigenous Eye Health Unit. This is also to acknowledge that the award winners and Nick Schubert have actually nominated one another for an award. From the nomination statement, “Nick worked closely in partnership with AHCSA to establish the much needed South Australia Aboriginal Eye Health Working Group (SAAEHWG), whilst concurrently identifying and/or establishing several SA regional eye health collaborations. One advancement from these engagements has been the set-up of several fast-track cataract priority pathways for Aboriginal people in urban and rural areas, and reinforcing the relationships between primary, secondary and tertiary services.
Allyship in contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health
Will has been nominated “for his efforts to help improve access to eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in my community. His efforts go over and above personally delivering eye care and include the donation of equipment, training and upskilling AHWs/AHPs, providing mentoring, and advocating strongly for the redistribution of eye health funding to Aboriginal organisations”. Will’s generosity and commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health also extends to building capacity and capability in the ACCHOs he visits by donating/ upgrading equipment, expanding services and responding to the aspirations of the ACCHOs and the communities they represent. He expects nothing in return and is content with seeing individuals and Aboriginal Organisations succeed in delivering eye care to their communities. And as a true ally, Will would also prefer to remain in the background and instead often assigns credit appropriately, and even uses his position/power to amplify our voice to fundholders. These are the actions of a true ally and an unsung hero.
Special allyship award for contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector
Mitchell lives and breathes the values of the 2022 Conference theme, ‘Our Vision in Our Hands’, genuinely seeking allyship, and to promote and advance First Nations leadership and ownership over the eye health sectors’ work and vision throughout his many spheres of influence. These span his work progressing regional implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision (2012) at the University of Melbourne, his commitments across the optometry sector through Optometry Australia, Optometry Victoria/South Australia and the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), and his engagement with the broader eye health and vision care sector via Vision 2020 Australia. Across his contributions to the optometry sector in particular, notably as Chair of the Optometry Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health Advisory Group, and co-Chair of the OCANZ Indigenous Strategy Taskforce, Mitchell has consistently sought to engage and empower First Nations people, through mentorship; the active creation of opportunities which seek to build capacity; and holding space for transfer of power and leadership roles as suitable. Further his personal commitment to ensuring that the optometry profession in particular takes strong steps towards reconciliation in all spheres has established and continues to strengthen progress among leading organisations in the sector.
Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health (Individual)
Lauren is a valued graduate member of IAHA who is extremely generous with her time and knowledge, supporting positive health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and rural Australians. Lauren has contributed significantly to the work of IAHA, including through her representation on committees, such as the Vision 2020/NACCHO Roundtable on Eye Health and Vision Care, and through her input on national health policy consultations. Lauren’s expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and her personal and professional experience working in a rural setting, allows IAHA to develop and inform policy to achieve true equity in health care. As a student Lauren sat on the IAHA Student Representative committee playing an important role in building and promoting allied health workforce development and contributing to IAHA’s vision that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including future generations, are healthy, strong, thriving and self-determined. Lauren is passionate about contributing to her local community. She believes in quality health care in rural areas. This is evidenced by her returning to her home town after uni and started work as an optometrist in Forbes. She has started a school screening program in her local area after noticing that the local Aboriginal kids weren't accessing the eye testing service. Lauren goes above and beyond to work with and for her community, including as a role model to future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander optometrists.
Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health by Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO)
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service have been working, with support from Rural Doctors Network and AH&MRC, on systems to better integrate eye care in clinical practice. Their services include a retinal screening integrated in every Aboriginal Health Check or Diabetes check to assess the health of the retina and to detect and manage eye conditions and disease. Visual acuity is also measured in every health check and patients are referred accordingly. Optometry services are provided by optometrist Lauren Hutchinson working with the Brien Holden Foundation, and Orange are reporting that optometry clinics are always fully booked with clients of all ages. After years of working with the Western NSW Eye Health Partnership Project, including with Jane Hager (another past award winner!), a bulk-billed pathway into ophthalmology treatment has been established for Orange AMS patients. The NSW Eye Health Partnership Project allows Orange AMS to have ongoing contact with service providers and other ACCHOs in the region to best support the regional eye care pathway.
Selection criteria for the awards include a significant contribution and demonstrable outcomes to improve eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Achievements will be measured against a broad range of criteria and can include making a difference in eye health within a clinic, community or region, participation and support for eye care improvements, supporting implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and Strong Eyes, Strong Communities and contributions to other programs and initiatives within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector.
The Conference theme, Our Vision in Our Hands: finding our voice, will also be reflected in the selection process.
The selection committee for the 2023 awards is comprised from members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference Leadership Group.
The nomination requires
Nomination form, which includes:
- a 300-word maximum statement in support the individual, group or organisation that is being nominated
- name and contact details of a supporting referee
- name and contact details of the person making the nomination
- Please use the nominations form (below).
Nominations Close, COB 21/4/2023
For questions, additional information, or support with your nomination, please contact us at Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au
Abstract submissions are now open for the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23).
NATSIEHC23 will be held on 24-26 May 2023, and we are inviting abstract submissions for Oral, Tabletop, Workshop, Quick Yarn and Poster presentations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.
We welcome abstracts from all working in or interested in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Abstract submissions which include at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander presenter will be given preference for inclusion.
The theme for this year's Conference is Our Vision in Our Hands: Finding Our Voice. Building on the 2022 Conference which first introduced ‘Our Vision in Our Hands’, this year’s theme will allow us to further explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and leadership in eye care. The theme connects our sector’s work with the wider movement towards First Nations self-determination, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the movement to establish First Nations voices into future policy making.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates the Conference will aim to empower, inform and inspire, enabling First Nations people to lead eye health initiatives designed to improve eye health outcomes in communities. For non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates, the Conference will aim to deliver knowledge, guidance and some practical skills to help shape their contribution to ending avoidable vision loss. This will include advancing conversations about how they, their colleagues and their non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations may reflect and adjust their own approaches to supporting eye care.
Topics of Relevance
Topics should be relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and support the 2023 Conference theme. Topics for abstracts could include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership of eye care; community-led and innovative approaches to improving eye health outcomes; effective commitment, communication, and advocacy in eye care; working collaboratively and interculturally to improve eye health; cultural safety in eye care and in the eye health and vision sector; eye care in the primary health care setting; community and/or cultural engagement initiatives; workforce development; overcoming challenges in coordination and case management; improving outcomes and access to services; health system changes and reform.
If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit your abstract below. The closing date for abstract submission is Friday 3 March 2023.
We hope to see you at the conference and thank you for considering sharing your experience and knowledge.
Abstract submission has been extended by two weeks, and will now close on Friday 17 March
|Call for Abstracts Open||Monday 16 January 2023|
|Call for Abstracts Close|
|Acceptance Notification||Friday 31 March 2023|
The 2023 Conference will include opportunities for presentation in several formats. Additional details to support preparing your presentations are also provided.
You may indicate your preferred format with your submission. Please note that there are limited spaces available for each type of presentation, and the organisers may propose a different presentation format than proposed by the authors.
- Oral presentation: up to 20 minute presentations, with or without slides.
- Table Top presentation: An opportunity for sharing of information and exchange in a smaller group setting. Each Table Top presentation will be for up to 10 minutes only, including questions and discussion, and repeated in front of changing group of delegates.
- Workshop: suitable for skill-sharing, interaction and practical knowledge exchange, and will be allocated up to 90 minutes.
- New to 2023: Quick Yarn presentation, featuring short, informal yarning presentations (3-5 minutes, First Nations presenters only). See more details below.
- Poster presentation: The conference also welcomes posters, which will be displayed throughout the Conference.
Quick Yarn session: This is a new presentation format, included in the 2023 Conference for the first time. The session aims to support emerging First Nations people working in the sector to share stories, perspectives, and experiences. Each presenter will have up to 5 minutes to share ideas, perspectives, and emerging projects. The Session Chair will also be able to support the presenter by asking previously agreed questions. Please contact us for expressions of interest and with any questions about this session.
Abstracts should be a summary of the presentation with no more than 200 words (not including title and authors).
- Please submit an abstract of up to 200 words, and a title (no more than 15 words);
- Please include a short bio for each presenting author (no more than 50 words);
- Please note that abstracts with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander presenting/ co-presenting authors with be prioritised in the program;
- Please indicate whether you prefer to deliver your paper as an Oral, Table Top, Workshop, Quick Yarn, or Poster presentation;
- Please complete an additional submission form for each abstract;
- The deadline for abstracts is Friday 3 March 2023
Abstract submission has been extended by two weeks, and will now close on Friday 17 March
Download Abstract Preparation Support Document
For questions, additional information, or support with your submission, please contact us at Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au
The theme for this year's Conference is Our Vision in Our Hands: Finding Our Voice, representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and ownership of eye health, and linking the work of the sector with the broader movements for self-determination and centring First Nations voices.
Background: The Conference theme for 2023 has been set by the National Experts Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH), which contributes to the Conference Leadership Group overseeing the conference. The theme builds on last year’s conference, which first introduced Our Vision in Our Hands as a Conference theme.
This year’s addition, Finding Our Voice, seeks to highlight emerging and future First Nations leaders of the sector, while also resonating the strength and values of the longstanding movement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination in health, and the broader current national movement to enshrine First Nations voice to parliament.
The theme invites consideration of how best to approach efforts to end avoidable vision loss and blindness. It calls for increasing support for the emerging First Nations leadership in the sector, and ownership of eye health by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people along with the shift in power that is necessary to produce the outcomes that we are all working towards.
The activities delivered as part of this theme will support the sector to purposely move towards assuming the roles that are required to advance eye health outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples, and make the necessary connections between self-determination, political representation, voice, and health.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates the conference will aim to empower, inform and inspire, enabling First Nations people to play a key role in leading the eye health initiatives designed to improve eye health outcomes in their communities. For non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates, the Conference will aim to deliver knowledge, guidance and some practical skills to help shape their future contribution to ending avoidable blindness. This will include seeding some early ideas on how they, their colleagues and their non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations may wish to begin adjusting their approaches to supporting eye care. The goal is to permeate the thinking across all levels of the sector from the national policy landscape to funding bodies, service providers and the communities themselves.
In 2023, for the first time, the Conference Leadership Group of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference is inviting expressions of interest for Conference sponsorship. Please note that expressions of interest for sponsorship are by invitation only.
The Indigenous Eye Health Unit has provided support since the inaugural national Conference in 2017. The Conference is now moving to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled event, and sponsorship is necessary to provide for future events.
The Conference has transitioned to a First Nations – led event from the 2022 Conference. This year, the National Experts Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGASIEH), which contributes to the Conference Leadership Group, has asked the sector to explore ways to ensure this important annual Conference remains viable. This is the practical application of the 2023 Conference theme, ‘Our Vision in our Hands: Finding Our Voice’, onto the organisation approach of the Conference itself.
Sponsorship of NATSIEHC23 will help support First Nations self-determination in eye care, and will ensure that this important annual event continues in future years, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hands.
Sponsorships will also support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates from across Australia to attend this important gathering.
For more information about Conference sponsorship, please see below.
Please contact email@example.com for any queries.
Applications for bursaries are now open to support First Nations delegates to attend the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23), on Dharug Land in Western Sydney, 24-26 May, 2023.
Who are bursaries intended for?
Bursaries are intended to support First Nations People to be able to attend and participate in this exciting annual sector gathering. Applications are not limited to those currently working in and around eye care, and we encourage students and other interested community members to consider applying for this unique opportunity.
Key selection criteria:
- Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander People with interest in eye health.
- Priority may be given to students, Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, and those working for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
What do bursaries include?
Bursaries cover full Conference registration, transport and accommodation as required. Bursaries are not offered as set amount.
Who administers the bursaries?
Bursaries are distributed by organisers of NATSIEHC23, in a process led by the National Experts Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH) and supported by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) at The University of Melbourne.
Funding for bursaries are kindly enabled through the generous contributions of Conference Sponsors and IEHU.
Are there any conditions associated?
The successful applicant will be asked to complete a survey detailing their experience at the conference and work. Successful applicants will also be required to attend a photo opportunity with sponsors, to be published in communications related to the Conference.
Bursary applications close Friday 31 March.
To apply, please complete the online form below.
Terms and Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO: The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23)
You're entering this 'Event' constitutes your acceptance of all the terms and conditions listed below only upon which entry is granted.
- Entry to the venue is at your own risk and is subject to the terms and conditions of the host venue
- The University of Melbourne and its agents reserves the right to refuse admission and to remove persons from the venue for any reason including behaviour likely to cause damage, nuisance or annoyance of for failure to comply with the reasonable requests of The University of Melbourne or its representatives staffing the Event
- Smoking and using e-cigarettes: Smoking is banned within 4 metres of a pedestrian entrance to or exit from a public building in NSW. This law is called the ‘4 metre law’ under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000
- Helium Balloons, Incendiary devices (Flares, fireworks, and smoke bombs) are not permitted into the venue and any person in possession of such articles may be refused entry or ejected
- No Weapons of any type are permitted in the venue and any person in possession of such articles may be refused entry or ejected
- No Banners / Poles or similar are allowed into the venue
- No bags / large items that cannot be placed under your seat are permitted into the venue
- The University of Melbourne and its security personnel may conduct security and or bag searches to ensure the safety of persons at the Event. Failure to consent or submit to an inspection may result in denial of entry
- Illegal substances are strictly prohibited from the Event
- No animals will be admitted into the venue (service animals exempt)
- No unauthorised trading is permitted within the venue or venue grounds
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- Providing evidence of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a requirement of event attendance, however the University continues to strongly encourage everyone to stay up to date with their vaccination
- This is a ticketed event, and the tickets are not transferrable
Travel & Accommodation
IEHU have been able to secure some hotel discounts, please see below
The conference will be hosted at Novotel Sydney Parramatta
350 CHURCH ST, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150, AUSTRALIA.
- CommBank Stadium 0.55km
- Parramatta train station 1.2km
- Sydney City 23.4km
- Sydney Airport 24.7km
|Hotel||Room Type||Rate||Booking Reference|
|Novotel Sydney Parramatta||Standard Twin (2 Double Beds) or Superior King inc breakfast (single occupancy)||$249.00|
Call: (02) 9630 4999 and quote conference
Book before 1/4/23
|Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel||Single King (room only)||$185.00||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and quote conference|
|Single King (inc buffet breakfast and parking)||$209.00||Email: email@example.com and quote conference|
|Twin Single with twin single beds (room only)||$209.00||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and quote conference|
|Twin Single with twin single beds (inc buffet breakfast and parking)||$239.00||Email: email@example.com and quote conference|
|Meriton Suites Church Street Parramatta||As per website||https://www.meritonsuites.com.au/our-hotels/nsw/western-sydney/church-street/|
|Park Royal Parramatta|| Superior King (room only)|
Ph 02 9689 3333