Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia are delighted to host the 2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference from 31 October to 01 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 


Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be the Dr. Norman Swan, host of ABC Radio National’s Health Report.



The event will feature keynote presentations from international and Australian experts, alongside lived experience and service providers presenting on a diverse range of insightful and inspiring topics in mental health.



Confirmed Speakers:

* The Hon. Julia Gillard AC Chair, beyondblue
* Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health
* Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health
* Martin Foley MP, Minister for Mental Health (Victoria)
* Professor Diana Rose, King's College London
* Lucy Brogden, Chair National Mental Health Commission
* Rob De Luca, Chief Executive NDIA
* Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen
* Dr Murray Wright, NSW Chief Psychiatrist
* John Brogden, AM, Consumer/Chairman of Lifeline Australia
* Dr Gerry Naughtin, Chief Executive of Mind Australia



The Conference will be extensively promoted throughout Australia to NDIS participants; carers; mental health service providers; State, Territory and Commonwealth Government Departments; primary health networks; medical professionals and psychologists; and academia.



  • Wednesday 31 October 2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 01 November 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Member (2 Days) $890
  • Non-member (2 Days) $990
  • Concession (Carer) $250
  • Concession (Cnsmer) $250
  • Concession (Student) $250
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Getting here

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 48 and 70 (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC’.