Conference 2019

The AANZPA 2019 Conference will be held at Duchesne College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Conference Venue

Duchesne College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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Conference Dates

  • Conference Dates: 5:00 pm Wednesday 16th to 3:00 pm Sunday 20th January 2019
  • AGM on Saturday, 19th January 2019
  • Pre – Conference Workshops: Tuesday 15th January and Wednesday 16th January 2019
  • Post – Conference Workshops: Monday 21st January and Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Pre and Post Conference Workshops

  • 15-16 January 2019. Pre Conference: The exploration of gender, sexuality and psychosexual development. Workshop Leaders: Richard Hall and Jo Dewar. Fee: $460 AUD
  • 16 January 2019. Pre Conference: Presence and place in our changing world: appreciating our unique enabling influence. Workshop Leader: Helen Phelan. Fee: $260 AUD. Maximum participants: 12.
  • 21-22 January 2019. Post Conference: Stoking the fire of our unique creative genius: a workshop for AANZPA practitioners. Workshop Leader: Claire Guy.Fee: $430 AUD. Maximum participants: 12
  • 21-22 January 2019. Post Conference: Being present to fragmentation – creating conditions for the emergence of progressive functioning. Workshop Leader: Hamish Brown.Fee: $430 AUD


Registrations for the conference are now open.

  • Early Bird Member Fee: AUD $550
  • Early Bird Non-Member: AUD $600
  • Early Bird Fees closed: 4th November 2018


Accommodation at Duchesne College and St Leo’s College

The accommodation offers at Duchesne and St. Leo colleges are:

  1. Fully air-conditioned single rooms with ensuites and these are the preferred rooms (approximately 60).
  2. A limited number of air-conditioned rooms with shared bathrooms immediately next door at St Leo’s college (approximately 20 -25).

NOTE. Due to college renovations, the shared rooms at Duchesne college we used in 2018 are NOT available. Duchesne college will manage all room bookings and payments. There will be no need for separate payments to St Leo’s college if staying there.

Room Prices

  • Single Room plus Ensuite & Air conditioner (Duchesne college): $92 per night
  • Shared Bathroom & Air conditioner (St Leo’s college – limited number): $82 per night

Book Accommodation

  1. Navigate to the Duchesne College Web Site ‘Events and Accommodation’ page.
  2. Scroll down to ‘Enquire Now’.
  3. Select ‘Specific’ in the blue drop-down box.
  4. Complete all details.
  5. In ‘Desired Room Type’ select either:
    • ‘Ensuite and aircon’ for Duchesne or
    • ‘Shared Bathroom’ for St Leo’s college rooms
  6. In “Meals Required” please select ‘room only’ as your conference fee covers all food.
  7. If you have specific dietary requirements please note this on the registration form.
  8. In ‘Name of Event’ write ‘AANZPA 2019 conference’.
  9. Click ‘Submit’.

Jo Jager from Duchesne will then respond to your request, complete your accommodation booking and invoice you.

Deadline for booking accommodation on site

Jo has requested that all bookings for accommodation at either Duchesne or St Leo’s be received by 30th November and payment finalised by 14th December.

Alternative Accommodation

With so many good hotels, backpackers and Airbnb locations available, we suggest you use some of the following search engines to locate suitable accommodation if you’re not staying at the College:

Expressions of Interest for running a conference session

Please Submit a proposal for a session at the conference.

Note: please submit your Expression of Interest for running a Conference Session by October 1st. This will assist us to develop an overall program that is relevant and enlivening. We will respond to all proposals by mid-October and plan to publish the final program in mid-November.

The Conference venue, what’s nearby and getting around Brisbane

  • Duchesne college facilities, e.g. if you’re after laundry use, etc.
  • For close by places to eat or buy some supplies, we suggest Hawken village shops. Go here for how to get there from the college. It’s a 10-minute walk but has lots of good eating places, food market, liquor stores, at reasonable prices.
  • For the weather check the BOM website – but expect temperatures between 22 and mid 30’s on most days. If you like walking bring clothes for the heat, hats, a water bottle, etc…. and consider walking early in the day. Even if it rains, which is likely, you’ll be warm…. It’s Brisbane after all.
  • For all things public transport we suggest you navigate to the TransLink Journey Planner site. This will enable you to coordinate travel via bus, train and ferry to most of Brisbane locations. You’ll find timetables, route planning and lots of tips for how to make moving around Brisbane and suburbs easier.
  • We suggest you purchase a Go card if you’re planning to use public transport. There are hundreds of locations in SE Qld where you can purchase and top up your card.
  • If you favour cycling, try the Brisbane City Council CityCycle scheme. Cycles are available from $ 2.00 per day. Pick up and drop off locations are available at this site as well so you can navigate across the city.
  • For what’s on in Brisbane during your stay visit the Brisbane events guide for your favourite passion and purpose.

Conference Policies

Refund and Cancellations Policy

Registration refunds are at the discretion of Conference Treasurer. Monies may be repaid in full for cancellation requests received on or before 8th January 2019. After this date refunds will be paid net of any actual expenses incurred by AANZPA.
For accommodation refunds, if staying at Duchesne, please contact Jo Jager at for information on their cancellation policy

All registrations will be processed when payment is received.

For specific payment and refund concerns email:

Disability Policy

In the service of inclusion of all members of AANZPA, we accommodate those with a disability at our annual gatherings, as far as possible in communication with those affected. We anticipate that there will be some limitations in meeting all needs. We undertake to not reduce people with a disability to their specific needs or unnecessarily draw attention to their disability, rather we aspire to relate as one human being with another.


In our conference processes, we aim to strengthen sociometry to enhance the possibility of an encounter between people. We aim to stay spontaneous in the face of exhaustion and role fatigue. There is mutual responsibility whereby the expansion of roles and role-reversal is encouraged by all parties.

A Disability Liaison Person/s (DLP) is/are appointed by the Executive for the long term. To maximize full participation of all attendees the conference committee will designate one of their members to work on these matters with their own committee, the venues, with the DLP, with the conference information re the limits of venues.

The DLP will keep in touch with the range of people with disabilities and liaise with the conference committee member responsible for implementing this policy. A conference committee member will ensure limitations of access etc. of the venue are communicated in the conference publicity and will liaise with the venues used by the conference anticipating and progressing negotiations on conference attendees’ behalf.

Contact Information

  • General Inquires Christo Patty:
  • Registration Information Bernadette Rutyna:
  • Conference Treasurer Jenny Macintosh:
  • Programme Committee Charmaine McVea: