The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) in conjunction with Our Watch, supported by WESNET (Women’s Service Network) invite you to attend our international conference on violence against women.

Explore the challenges for responding to violence against women in rural, regional and metro areas and in communities with limited services

Engage in conversation and knowledge-sharing from the Asia-Pacific, Australia and beyond

Learn from overseas and local examples of improving capacity in challenging situations

Explore community-driven approaches to prevent and respond to men’s violence against women and children

Identify ways to ensure women’s safety and perpetrator accountability

Examine coordinated and integrated approaches

Strengthen strategies for building local and international movements for change

For information on how to register, view our registration page.

Proudly Presented By…

Proudly Supported By…


Conference Venue

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre is located on North Terrace in the heart of the city overlooking the Torrens River. The world-class facility is one of the largest purpose built convention and banquet facilities in Australia. It is close to many hotels of various standards and styles as well as a host of popular high-quality restaurants.

Latest News

The Intercontential Hotel have reduced their rates for the Conference. Delegates can now stay in a King room for $195 per night. Intercontinential is right next to the Adelaide Convention Centre, so you can’t get any closer. Contact the conference secretariat to discuss your accommodation requirements.

Pleased to announce the Northern Territory Government as Sponsors. We welcome them. Interested in sponsorsing or exhibiting, there are a range of packages available or contact us to create your own.

Registrations are open! Early bird rates close 17 July.  With registrations increasing by $100, can you afford to miss out – register NOW.

We can now confirm that Rosie Batty will be participating in the conference. She’ll be joining discussions in the Children and Young People as Agents of Change stream.  More great speakers to come.

Accommodation Options

A range of accommodation options have been negotiated on behalf of delegates. Bookings are subject to availability and should be made prior to 29 July 2016. Rooms are NOT guaranteed after this date. For more information, view the accommodation page.

For more news, follow the conference on Twitter:






Are you interested in attending or keeping up to date with the conference? Enter your email address below and announcements will be sent direct to your email.

Should you wish for further specific information at this time, please contact the Secretariat – or +61 2 6162 0345.