Good community development depends on good relationships.  Staff, volunteers and community
members.  We all have our own personalities, needs, expectations and ways of doing things.  So working with people requires good skills in communication working with different people in different ways.  At Connecting Communities: Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania conference 2017,  we’re looking to provide  practical skills to help you connect with communities positively and
proactively in a variety of ways. We hope you’ll join us.

View the Conference Program here

Debbie Mayo-Smith
will present two entertaining and practical sessions.

  1. Quick tips for a happier healthier you, and
  2. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper, Better.

Participation in the conference, will also provide access to 16 week follow up – Outlook Bootcamp and regular newsletters with Quick Tips to support the application of what you learn in her sessions.

Click here for Debbie’s bio and more information on her sessions

Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best  known parent educators. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach.  His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and Raising Girls are in four million homes and 31 languages.  They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men.

Workshop selection

Click here for workshop information in a different webpage. or download the Workshops Workshops information sheet to help your selection. 


Individual registrations

Group registration

For Houses we have a new group booking form.  There is a paper form that you can use to collect relevant information, and then an excel spreadsheet for you to put the information into for sending to NHT.

Costs (including GST)

Delegates                                                                                               Early Bird*         Full

  • House Staff and Volunteers Full Conference                         $110                $110
  • House staff and volunteers day rate                                        $55                  $55
  • Community sector and Government Full Conference         $308               $352
  • Community Sector and Government day rate                       $165                $176
  • Conference dinner                                                                       $55

*Early bird registrations close 31 August


Once we receive your registration, we’ll send you an invoice.

5 in 10 Presentations

5 slides in 10 minutes.  Staff, members and volunteers in Neighbourhood Houses are doing fantastic things across Tasmania!  It’s important that we share the great stories, success and failures that we have, so others can adapt projects to suit their local communities, and to avoid reinventing wheels.  You have a lot of skills and experience, so why not share it?

Download information and application docs here.


There are a variety of accommodation options in Georgetown and surrounds.  Below is a list of some accommodation options provided by the Tamar Valley Tourism, along with some websites for searching.  Some providers on the first list have offered discounts to people attending the conference, so please mention that you are attending the Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania conference and ask for a discount.


The NHT conference is a vitally important event in the year for staff and volunteers in Houses.  It’s the one time we all come together, to re-energise and get inspired.  Our conferences are not possible without the generous support of our Sponsors.  Please consider supporting us, by viewing the sponsorship package 2017 here

EXPO 2017

Community Service organisations and local businesses are invited to register to hold a stall during the expo on Thursday 28 September.
Click Here for an Expo registration form 2017.


Previous Conferences

Conference 2016 – Making it Happen

Conference 2015 – Our Enterprising Communities

Conference 2014