Australian Health Design Conference 2024

Welcome to AHDC2024!

Thank you to all who have submitted proposals to present, our EOI is now closed. We look forward to sharing the conference agenda and launching our early bird tickets in June-July. In the meantime, please save the dates in your calendar for 26-27 November 2024. 

Theme: Ahead of the Curve

In 2024, we are turning our attention to emerging ideas in healthcare design. We are seeking a broad range of ideas and perspectives, both local and international. We would like to encourage diverse submissions that demonstrate something that is new, novel or unique, that could be scaled up or expanded upon.

An outsider's perspective: How have you brought ideas and approaches from other countries or from other sectors, and applied them to healthcare projects in Australia?

Challenging the method: How have you approached a healthcare design problem in a new way, challenging the standard approach and testing a novel solution to a common problem?

A changing community: How can we provide for diverse communities, and how do social, economic, political and cultural factors influence our health?

Build better, not more: How can we use fewer resources in construction, focus on refurbishment and recycling, and build better healthcare with less environmental impact?

Conference Agenda


Tuesday 26 November 2024

Session 1


Welcome to Country 

Conference Welcome

Plenary Speaker "Challenging the Method"

Project Presentations



Morning Tea 

Session 2 


International Plenary Speaker 

Case Study Presentations

"Build better Not More" Panel Discussion




Session 3


"A Changing Community" Panel Discussion

Project Presentations



Afternoon Tea

Session 4


Virtual Care - Research Presentations

Virtual Care - Panel Discussion



Cocktail Party (included in ticket)


Wednesday 27 November 2024

Session 5


Pecha Kucha Presentations

Concurrent Workshops and Presentations


Morning Tea

Session 6


Health Planning Panel Discussion

Concurrent Workshops and Presentations




Site Visits (separate tickets required)

The conference agenda is preliminary and is subject to change as the event details are still being finalised. 

Event Location

Internet Provider

Aerial UTS Function Centre

Gadigal Country, Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007

AHDC2024 will be held on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The Australian Health Design Council respectfully acknowledges  the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and work, all around Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge their wisdom, actions and knowledge in caring for the health of Country and People.

Partnership Invitation

This year, we have restructured our partnership offering to align more closely with our new events and member benefits. Foundation Partnership is now the umbrella banner for all our financial sponsors and now includes conference attendance. The Industry Partnership tier is now integrated into three levels of Foundation Partnership. Event sponsorship is now open exclusively to Foundation Partners, but will be discounted to provide more flexibility in tailoring your sponsorship to suit your organisation’s interests. 

If you are interested in purchasing bulk tickets for the conference, or sponsoring the conference, please review our Partnership Invitation and email Garry Coff, AHDC Partnerships Lead

AHDC Partnership Invitation 2024 (7 March).pdf


2023 Highlights

2022 Highlights

Join the Australian Health Design Council to become a part of the national health design community.

The Australian Health Design Council is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation established in 2011 that provides a forum for all professionals involved in the Australian health design sector to share knowledge, develop expertise, foster research and enhance skills in health facility planning, design and management across both the private and public sectors.

Find out more and become a member at www.aushdc.org.au