July 2018

Last chance to secure your early bird registration – closes 31 July 2018

Don't miss our exciting lineup of speakers. Time is running out to book your early bird tickets for this year's Better Practice for the Future National Conference in Sydney in August.


The Quality Agency’s 2018 Better Practice for the Future National Conference is a must attend event! Join us for two inspirational days hearing from industry experts discuss on the latest innovations in the aged care sector.

Attendees will get the chance to network with industry connections, learn about the latest best practice information, and gain valuable professional development.

Dates and Location: The 2018 Better Practice Conference will be held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street Sydney NSW on 22-24 August 2018.

Registration: Tuesday 31 July 2018 is the last day attendees will be able to register for early bird prices. Following this date you can register online until 17 August 2018. To register go to our Better Practice Conference website

Speaker highlights include: 

Dr Bill Thomas, President of Minka LLC, has built a reputation as one the most eclectic and creative thinkers working in the field of medicine. Author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, Dr Thomas’ wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten Americans shaping aging, Dr Thomas is internationally known for his health care system innovations.

Professor Susan Kurrle, is a geriatrician who holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney where she leads the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre which focusses on research and implementation projects dealing particularly with the care aspects of dementia and which has 33 projects across Australia. 

Lisa Trigg, Assistant Director responsible for research, data and intelligence at Social Care Wales, a government organisation tasked with improving quality in community and residential care in Wales. Prior to this Lisa was an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics.

Conference dinner

You are invited to the inaugural Better Practice Awards’ Dinner held in the Wentworth Ballroom at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth as we recognise the winners of the Better Practice Awards 2018. 

Relax with your colleagues and meet industry friends while enjoying an evening of great food and entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious two-course meal with a selection of wines to match and delight in the jazz stylings of the Steph Russell Quartet.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable awards night.

Tickets are available per guest or may be purchased as part of a two-day conference package. Visit our conference website to secure your seats.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Better Practice for the Future National Conference.

For more information and to register online, please see our conference website.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please email us at better.practice@aacqa.gov.au