Better Practice 2013 Melbourne

Early bird registration discounts available now!

Come to Better Practice Melbourne and learn from high profile presenters such as The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Dr Andrew Refshauge, Pino Migliorino, Arnold Zable, Dr Tanya Davison and Dr Malcolm Masso.

The panel discussion on ‘What does a meaningful day look like?’ will be chaired by Diane Robinson, former President of the NSW Guardianship Tribunal. This interactive discussion will challenge us to think about how we would like to live out our days in the last years of our lives – and how ‘a meaningful day’ differs from person to person.

Human rights, CALD staff and residents, non-pharmacological approaches to supporting people with challenging behaviour and dementia, as well as sexuality are the key themes to be covered at Better Practice this year. We provide value for money - year on year.

Keep up with industry trends as we bring this annual two-day conference at The Hilton on the Park Melbourne so you can interact with speakers and debate topics that challenge thinking and provide practical information about better practice ideas. We promote quality.

There will be something for everyone. 

Discounted early bird rates are available for all delegates who register and pay by Friday 13 September 2013.

There are also group booking discounts for five or more delegates. Call 1800 728 589 for group bookings to take advantage of these savings while keeping up with industry trends.

Attendance at Better Practice attracts 12 RCNA CNE points towards nurse registration.

If you are an external or contract Quality Assessor with the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd please do not use the link below to register online. Please use the link in the email correspondence sent to you or download the manual booking form below, complete and fax or send to us. Please include your Assessor ID number at the top of the form.

If you have any questions with regards to the Quality Assessor registration fee please call (02) 8831-1027 or email

Conference enquiries
Please contact the Better Practice team:
Education Division
PO Box 773
Parramatta  NSW  2124
Tel:         1800 728 589
Fax:        (02) 9687 0412

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for this or any of our events, please click here and complete the online expression of interest form.

Program details are currently being finalised and will be available shortly!

To download a copy of a printable registration form or to register your attendance online, click one of the links below:

Registration form

Online registration


Session and speaker information

Hilton on the Park Melbourne
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne Vic 3002
Tel: (03) 9419 2000
Website: Hilton hotels

Hilton on the Park Melbourne is just 12.5 miles from Melbourne/Tullamarine International Airport and located in the heart of East Melbourne, the city’s main sports and entertainment district. Directly opposite Melbourne Cricket Ground this elegant hotel enjoys stunning views of Fitzroy Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for delegates at the Hilton on the Park Melbourne. The standard room rate is $246.00 per room per night including breakfast for one guest in the hotel restaurant. Participants should book accommodation directly with the hotel by phoning (03) 9419 2000 and quoting ‘Better Practice 2013’ as the booking reference.

It is recommended that you contact the venue either direct or through your local travel agent, or you may wish to use one of the following websites to source other venues:

Self-parking is available for $28 per car per day, or valet parking is $49 per car per day. Off-street parking may also available in the streets surrounding the hotel.
Access for people with disabilities. Please contact the Better Practice team to ensure any requirements can be met before registering.

We recognise that delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise either via the registration form or in writing if you would like us to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the conference cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this may be at an additional cost.

Registration inclusions
• entry to conference sessions for the nominated day/s
• morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• conference satchel
• networking function
• access to an online speaker presentation area on our website (link will be emailed to all delegates in attendance after the conference)
• Attendance certificate

The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd does not accept responsibility for personal accidents, injuries, theft and/or damage to the property of participants. Travel insurance is recommended for travel within Australia.

Registration desk details
Registration for the conference will be available in the Ballroom Gallery from 8am each day.

Separate registrations
Each person must be separately registered for one or both days, no shared registrations are permitted.

All information is correct at time of printing. We reserve the right to change speakers, topics and/or times due to unforeseen circumstances. The views of speakers presenting at the Better Practice conference do not necessarily reflect those of the Accreditation Agency.

General information
All correspondence regarding your registration will be sent via email or post once your registration form has been received and processed. If you register and do not receive a confirmation either by email or post within seven working days please contact the Better Practice team or call 1800 728 589.