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Belonging Matters Conference 2017

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at 8:30 am - Thursday, 17 August 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

Belonging Matters Conference 2017

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Early Bird Ended $490.00 $0.00
Agency Sponsored Early Bird Ended $350.00 $0.00
Concession Early Bird Ended $240.00 $0.00
Student (Full-Time) Early Bird Ended $240.00 $0.00
Student (Part-Time) Early Bird Ended $350.00 $0.00
Social Gathering Early Bird Ended $22.00 $0.00
Standard Ended $520.00 $0.00
Agency Sponsored Ended $380.00 $0.00
Concession Ended $270.00 $0.00
Student (Full-Time) Ended $270.00 $0.00
Student (Part-Time) Ended $380.00 $0.00
Social Gathering Ended $24.00 $0.00

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Michael Callahan, Mariam Issa, Gregory Phillips, Dee Holmes, Ann Greer, Piers Gooding, Keith Mc Villy, Michelle Wakeford, John Armstrong, Jill Wishart, Jan Kruger, Helen Meredith and Josh Worx, Deb Rouget, Mattie Michaels, Jessica Zammit, and Ann O'Brien.

About The Conference

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 Belonging Matters' Conference, to be held at the St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne.  Community is an important place human beings. It’s where we learn, develop relationships, reach our potential and discover our moral compass. However, even though it’s automatically assumed for most people, we still exclude and marginalise people with a disability and others.

This conference creates a welcoming space where people with disabilities, their families and friends together with professionals, educators, students and others can find a forum to bridge the gap! It’s an opportunity to provoke debate, challenge the status quo, stimulate discussion, and offer new ideas that encourage inclusive and connected communities.

You will listen to a broad spectrum of international, national and local speakers sharing their insights and stories of a life enriched with community and belonging. Speakers will cover topics such as building cohesive and welcoming communities, diversity and employment, harnessing one’s passions and strengths, inclusive education and the NDIS. You will be able to meet and mingle with people with disabilities, families, advocates, organisations, professionals, educators and community members. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to expand your thinking about community and belonging.

Registration Details:

To guarantee a place please register early by completing the registration form on line. Registration is for both days. No single day registration is offered. Invoicing will incur an additional $20 fee. A receipt will be issued once payment is received. Early Bird refers to registrations and payment received by 24th July, 2017. Final Registration refers to registrations and payment received by 7th August 2017. If payment is not received by 7th of August, 2017 attendance will be declined. Registratins will not be accepted without a fully completed registration form listing all attendee names and details. For more information please see Belonging Matters’ Ticket Terms and Conditions Policy and Refund Policy

By registering you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions and acknowledge that there will be photography and videography taking place at the conference, and undertake to contact the conference organisers on (03) 9739 8333 if you DO NOT consent to still or moving images of you being used for future publicity of the conference.


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Getting to St Kilda Town Hall

St. Kilda Town Hall is on the corner of Carlisle Street and Nepean Highway, St. Kilda


  • Chapel Street – Tram 3/3a & 16.  Stop 37 or Stop 35
  • Carlisle Street – Tram 78 – Stop 37 or Stop 35
  • Brighton Road (extension of St. Kilda Road) – Tram 3/3a, 16 or 67.  Stop 35


  • On the Sandringham Train Line – Get off at Balaclava Station – Get tram along Carlisle Street & get off at Stop 37


Wilson Car Park – 600 St Kilda Road - $16 per day

Early Bird – Before 10.00am and after 1pm.  Park beyond Red Arch on Le4vel 4 or above

Can book a park online which means that Early bird will be reduced to $14.50 

Secure Park - 312 St. Kilda Road Car Park

Early Bird - $13 or $11 if booked online

Times for Early Bird are between 7.00am and 10.00am

Times for Exit of Early Bird – prior to 7.00pm

Closes at 7.00pm – which would be a problem on the first day if you are intending to come to the social gathering

Wilson Car Park - 436 St. Kilda Road

Early Bird $23

Early Bird times – 6.00am to 9.30am and after 2.00pm to midnight

Online booking – early bird $22.50

Entry and Exit – via Queens Lane

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Contact Jackie Holmes at Belonging Matters Phone: 03 97398333 or Overseas +613 97398333


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St Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at 8:30 am - Thursday, 17 August 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

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Belonging Matters

Belonging Matters is a small not for profit community education and advisory service developed by families who have a passion for social inclusion! We are people friendly and value driven. On this web site you will find a range of useful resources that aim to inspire and build the knowledge of people with a disability, their families and allies to enable people with a disability to have opportunities and pathways typical of other citizens in the community - lives that are personally fulfilling, unique, socially inclusive and empowering.

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