This year, we will again be located at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific overlooking beautiful Manly Beach, recently named Australia's No. 1 beach in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Free WiFi has been arranged for the duration of the conference at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific.

Conference dinner

Monday 14th September 2020
Ballroom, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

A chance to relax! Network and catch up with colleagues over some great food and drink. We'll start at 6:30pm with drinks and canapes on the balcony overlooking the beach, then move into the Ballroom which will be transformed for the festivities.;

Drinks and canapes on arrival at 6:30pm.
Three course meal and drinks until 10:30pm.


Things to See and Do in Manly

Manly is reached from the Sydney CBD by ferry across beautiful Sydney Harbour. Manly Beach is one of the city’s famed surf spots with a relaxed holiday vibe boasting a sandy, tree-fringed coastline. The Corso, which connects the harbour side ferry station to the coastal beach is a buzzing pedestrian strip lined with retail outlets and laid back eateries. Whether you’re after taking in some of the area’s natural beauty, food and wine culture or something more adventurous, head to the following links for more information.

Destination Sydney – Manly

Manly Tourist Information Centre – Hello Manly


From Sydney Airport

For those flying in, the best way to get to the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is train/ferry or taxi. Catch a train from Sydney Airport to Circular Quay train station, then hop on a ferry to Manly and take in the beautiful harbour views.
If catching a train/ferry, you will need to purchase an Opal card at the airport.

Visit Transport for NSW Trip Planner for further information.


Phone number for taxis: 131 008.


The closest carpark with all-day parking is 3 minutes’ walk away at Manly National Car Park, Central Avenue.


(subject to minor change)

03 FEBRUARY 2020

Directors notified to nominate sponsored delegates (nursing and allied health, contact your unit director if you wish to be nominated)

20 MARCH 2020

Call for nomination of sponsored delegates closes

30 MARCh 2020

Registration opens / Call for abstracts / Call for Emerge Health Neonatal Research Award submissions

22 JUNE 2020

Early bird for registration ends

06 JULY 2020

Deadline for submission of abstracts


Announcement of abstract results

24 AUGUST 2020

Registration closes