ABOUT US

The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference is designed for all professionals looking to increase their knowledge, discover more about industry practice and improve the lives of all individuals impacted by addiction.

By providing a forum for professionals to gather and discuss ideas, challenges, developments and successes in diagnoses, treatment and recovery, we aim to provide the platform for great change.

The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference is hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, a non-government, not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, advancement and advocacy of our mental health industry.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Mr Gerard Byrne, State Manager AOD Queensland, State Manager AOD NSW/ACT, The Salvation Army Recovery Services (co-chair)

Dr Christine Palmer, Lecturer in Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast (Co-Chair)

Dr Maria Bellringer, Associate Director, Gambling and Addictions Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology

Mr Steve Stokes, Consultant & Counsellor, Steve Stokes Consulting and Counselling

Ms Anni Hine Moana, PhD Candidate, Latrobe University

Venue and Accommodation

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise  4217 Australia | +61 7 5592 9800
Accommodation starts at $180.00 (room only) and with breakfast for one at $200.00
Bookings available through registration form

Getting there

Travelling to the Gold Coast

The region is serviced by the Gold Coast Airport with frequent domestic services including daily flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and frequent flights to other national and international destinations. Brisbane Airport is approximately an hour from the Gold Coast and offers passengers direct connections to 26 international and 39 domestic destinations.

Travel to/from the Venue

Bus/Shuttle Services

Several bus companies operate including those who provide door-to-door transfers between the Brisbane and Coolangatta Airports and your accommodation. Travel will usually be in mini coach vehicles with a trailer for luggage. Airport pick-ups and drop-off are in the designated coach zones. Several bus companies operate including those who provide door-to-door transfers between the Brisbane and Coolangatta airports and your accommodation. Travel will usually be in mini coach vehicles with a trailer for luggage. Airport pick-ups and drop-off are in the designated coach zones.

Airtrain Connect

Train including Airtrain Connect – a door-to-door rail and road service that transfers visitors to and from the Brisbane airports (domestic and international) and their Gold Coast accommodation. The road portion of the transfer uses sedan limousines.

Getting Around

Surfside Buslines provides Gold Coast’s public bus service as well as the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle to help you get around the Gold Coast.

Abstracts close

Friday 25 October 2019

Program available

Monday 18 November 2019

Early bird closing

Friday 27 March 2020

Conference dates

11 – 13 May 2020