Tim Costello will join us at Conference 2018

Tim Costello will inspire staff and volunteers with stories from Australia and overseas.  Stories that highlight the power and impact of local community development initiatives, that bring people together and help communities to thrive.  Tim will share experiences, knowledge and ideas from his role as CEO at World Vision Australia, Chair of Community Council of Australia and chief advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership.  He is a passionate voice for social justice issues, and will share insights into what work locally to engage and empower local community.

 Tim has played significant roles in a variety of organisations, including Executive Director of Urban Seed, an Australian community development organisation, focused on the idea that everybody needs a place to belong – especially those experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness or isolation. 

The program is still under development.  More information to come soon.


Our event will be held at the Old Woodstore Hotel, on Macquarie Street, Hobart.







As you know accommodation in Hobart can be hard to find, so we recommend booking early.

The Old Woolstore have offered discounted rates on some of their accommodation.

  • Hotel room at $155.00 per night, inclusive of parking (usually $186)
  • Studio room at $175.00 per night, inclusive of parking ( usually 207)
  • One-bedroom apartment at $200.00 per night, inclusive of parking (usually 228)

To access the conference rates, please contact the Old Woolstore on 1800 814 676

The Fountainside is another hotel that is very close by, and offers reasonable rates.  Check the usual accommodation booking websites to find the best rates.

There are a variety of other accommodation options in Hobart.  Below is a list of some accommodation websites for searching.


Workshop selection

If you would like to present a workshop, or would like to recommend one, please contact 


Information to come

Costs (including GST)


*Early bird registrations close 31 August


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

EXPO 2018



Previous Conferences

Conference 2017 – Connected Communities

Conference 2016 – Making it Happen

Conference 2015 – Our Enterprising Communities

Conference 2014