Australian Health Design Conference 2023

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
  • Friday, November 03, 2023
  • Collins Square, Melbourne

The Australian Health Design Council is delighted to announce our 2023 national conference. We are a group of design and health planning professionals, putting on an interactive educational and social event for our peers to share knowledge, promote research and work collaboratively towards better health care design.

If you want to participate in a professionally-guided event with a genuine commitment to challenge the status quo and engage in lively and passionate debates, this is the conference for you!

Our events are attended by a wide range of professionals interested in Health Design including Architects, Clinical Planners, Engineers, Project Managers, Academics, Professional Researchers, Health Service Providers and Health Service Managers. Come along: learn, connect and be inspired.

Designing for Health; There is no magic bullet

Soon after its discovery, Penicillin became a magic bullet which transformed our ability to fight infection. Today, we continue to search for new and transformative approaches to healthcare. As design specialists, we understand the importance of innovation and research in creating buildings that are healthy, efficient, adaptable, and resilient. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to healthcare design. It takes continuous effort and a willingness to challenge tradition to achieve optimal outcomes.

Our upcoming conference aims to bring together designers, clinical planners, and healthcare specialists to discuss the many small steps required to build better health buildings. We believe that by fostering human-centred, inclusive, and future-focused design, we can create spaces that support the delivery of better healthcare. Join us as we explore the latest trends and technologies in healthcare design and examine the role of design in shaping the future of healthcare. Together, let's create a healthier future.

Event Details

Save the dates for this in-person event which will include two full days of presentations, activities and workshops. Single Day and Full conference tickets will be available. A local project site visit will also be arranged, with limited tickets sold separately. 

  • Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November 2023
  • Friday 3 November 2023 (Site Visit)

The proposed venue is located in the heart of bustling Melbourne, a modern, inspiring and well-equipped location for a design-focused event. The event space and program will facilitate social and network opportunities including two full days of speakers with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea served on-site.

  • Collins Square Events Centre
  • Level 5, Tower 2/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
  • Link to Google Maps

Proposal Submissions

If you have a project, pitch or paper, we welcome you to submit a conference presentation proposal that addresses the theme. Presenting at an AHDC conference is an opportunity to communicate your work or research to a wide and interested audience, get feedback, learn from other presenters and broaden your professional network. Our members value engaging and knowledgeable presentations grounded in research and practice. Proposals will be accepted until 21 April 2023 to ensure time to develop our conference program.

Disclaimer: All submissions will be reviewed by the AHDC Conference Sub-Committee. Submission does not guarantee you a presentation opportunity. We have limited spaces and will be in touch if a suitable session is available.

Go to Presentation Proposal Submission Form

Partnership Opportunities

Conference Partnership is open to industry and product manufacturers, suppliers, health educators, advisers, design practices, government agencies, health service representatives. A range of opportunities are available, from session sponsorship, trade booths and displays, and cross-promotion opportunities. For more information, please email

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