2019 National Conference

Join us for the 2019 IAHA National Conference that 23 – 25 September 2019 at the Darwin Convention Centre

IAHA brings you the best platform for all things Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health related in Australia. Over the past ten years, IAHA has held four National Conferences, six Health Fusion Team Challenges (HFTC), one International Indigenous Allied Health Forum, two National Forums and two Leadership Workshops, which have been attended by over 1,700 participants from across Australia and around the world. With the 2019 IAHA National Conference we expect that number to exceed 2,000.

The 2019 IAHA National Conference recognises the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the diversity of our membership as well as interdisciplinary action within the allied health sector. We also recognise how sustained holistic, strengths based approaches to health and wellbeing can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The conference theme, 10 Years Making a Difference, recognises the contribution that members, communities and organisations are making in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities who are leading and driving change for healthy, thriving lives now and into the future.

National Conference delegates will experience:

  • Professional development that will challenge them both personally and professionally
  • Networking opportunities with likeminded people within a culturally diverse and safe space
  • Opportunities for growth and learning
  • A Gala celebration of Excellence in the Indigenous allied health sector
  • Enriching cultural experiences

Who will Attend?

IAHA National Conferences and events are leading professional development opportunities for all allied health professionals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and health service providers. It is anticipated that the 2019 events will be attended by:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students across a broad range of health and wellbeing professions
  • Non-Indigenous allied health professionals
  • Other health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations
  • National and International academic and clinical staff teaching in allied health-related courses and programs
  • Researchers interested in allied health professional education
  • Policy makers
  • Program managers
  • Health service providers

Registration Costs

 Full Registration Day Registration
Full Members$660$330
Associate Members$770$440
Non-Member Students$770$440
Dinner Tickets$150
Welcome Event Tickets$70



1 MarchAbstracts Open
1 April Registrations, Scholarship Applications, Award Nominations Open
1 April HFTC Applications Open
31 MayScholarship Applications Close
7 JuneAbstract Submissions Close
21 June Award Nominations Close
20 SeptemberHFTC Commences
23 SeptemberPre Conference Workshops and Welcome Event
24 SeptemberConference and Gala Dinner
25 SeptemberConference
26 SeptemberMembers Forum and AGM