Our aim is to share knowledge, information, research and experience in health design through our tailored event program. Our events include online, in-person and hybrid formats and we host events all over Australia.

    • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
    • Thursday, November 02, 2023
    • Collins Square, Melbourne
    • 181

    The Australian Health Design Council would like to invite you to attend 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.

    View the Preliminary Agenda and Themes
    • Friday, November 03, 2023

    AHDC2023 Site Tours are an exclusive opportunity to visit new health facilities in Melbourne while in town for the conference. Registration is only available to current AHDC members who are already registered for the conference. 

    If you can not longer attend, please inform us promptly to ensure that your ticket can be allocated to someone else.

    Victorian Heart Hospital

    631 Blackburn Rd, Clayton VIC 3168

    9am - 1pm | $60 | Includes bus transfer from Melbourne CBD

    The $577 million Victorian Heart Hospital is Australia’s first state-of-the-art, specialist cardiac hospital. It provides innovative, holistic and patient-centred care, as well as world-leading research and education. The hospital integrates clinical cardiology services, research and education to create a centre of excellence, raising the profile of cardiovascular research, treatment and training. Patients with heart disease are now able to access world-class cardiac care and ground-breaking research, all under one roof. The hospital welcomed its first patients in February 2023.

    Knox Private Hospital

    262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152 

    9am - 1pm | $60 | Includes bus transfer from Melbourne CBD

    Knox Private Hospital by Healthscope is undergoing a major redevelopment to meet the growing demand for quality health care across Melbourne’s east and southeast. New and expanded facilities include a new 3 storey North Tower; two new patient wards with single rooms and private ensuite; an upgraded and expanded Diagnostic Cardiology Unit; a new Main Reception area; new Patient Admissions; new and larger HPS Pharmacy; new Café; and 9 additional premium specialist consulting suites.

    Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

    25 pax | Transport not included

    Orygen's National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health new facility was established in 2019 and was jointly funded by the Victorian Government, and funding obtained by Orygen from the Australian Government, The University of Melbourne, The Colonial Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation. The award-winning centre that houses Orygen integrated translational research and innovative platform for preventive clinical care was designed for young people who experience mental ill health.

    In Vitro Mobile CSD

    7-9 Summit Rd, Noble Park 3174

    9am - 1pm | $60 | Includes bus transfer from Melbourne CBD

    In Vitro Technologies Mobile CSD’s are fully functional and compliant sterilisation services with footprints ranging from 68 sqm (3 module) , 82 sqm, (3 module) or 100 sqm (4 module). The modules are fully equipped and assembled on site to provide a turn-key solution to support a refurbishment of an existing department with minimal disruption. 

Past Events

Thursday, September 21, 2023 Innovative methods for building evidence for rehabilitation environments
Thursday, August 24, 2023 My Kitchen Rules – Designing for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, July 27, 2023 Learning from the 2023 European Study Tour
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Universal design, inclusion and wellbeing in healthcare settings
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 European Study Tour 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023 Partner Event: European Healthcare Design Congress & Exhibition 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Transforming Health Infrastructure Delivery: A Queensland Perspective
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Building Healthcare Beyond Tradition - Health and Innovation Precincts
Monday, March 06, 2023 Sydney Build Expo - Partner Event
Thursday, February 16, 2023 AHDC February Webinar: AusHFG Update
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Australasian Health Design Conference - Victorian Heart Hospital Site Tour
Monday, November 28, 2022 AHDC Conference 2022 - Breaking Down the Silos
Thursday, October 27, 2022 AHDC 2022 AGM
Thursday, August 25, 2022 In Person Symposium August 2022: Designing for the Virtual Care Environment
Friday, July 29, 2022 Site Visit to the New Acute Services Building – Randwick Campus Redevelopment
Thursday, July 21, 2022 AHDC Webinar July 2022: The Hospital of The Future
Thursday, June 23, 2022 AHDC Webinar June 2022: Roadmap To Net Zero Healthcare
Thursday, April 28, 2022 In Person Symposium Right Sizing the Hospital: Are Hospitals Getting Larger or Smaller?
Thursday, March 24, 2022 AHDC March 2022: Event How Would You Redesign the Brief?
Thursday, February 24, 2022 AHDC February 2022 Event: A Well-Placed Hospital, Wolfson Economics Prize Finalist 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021 AHDC November 2021 Webinar : Update on the Australian Health Facility Guidelines
Thursday, October 21, 2021 AHDC 2021 Annual General Meeting  & 2021 European Design Conference Design Awards – Extracts and Discussion
Thursday, September 23, 2021 AHDC September 2021 Webinar: Connecting with Country: A draft framework for understanding the value of Aboriginal knowledge in the design and planning of places
Thursday, August 26, 2021 AHDC August 2021 Webinar: Clean and Green Hospitals. Healthcare Sustainability
Thursday, July 22, 2021 AHDC July 2021 Webinar : Waipapa, Christchurch Hospital with Darryl Carey
Sunday, July 18, 2021 International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA PHG), integrated with 27th World Congress
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Integrating 'Design Thinking and Doing’ Into Healthcare - Learning from Queensland’s Healthcare Excellence Accelerator Lab (HEAL) Initiative
Monday, June 14, 2021 PARTNER EVENT: European Healthcare Design 14th -18th June 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021 AHDC May 2021 Webinar: Queensland’s newest Specialist Public Health Facility – The Surgical Treatment And Rehabilitation Service (STARS), A Virtual Tour
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Disaster Resilience In Australian Hospitals: AHDC Web Event April 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 PARTNER EVENT: 7th Optimising Health Environments (OHE) Forum
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 13th World Congress for Design & Health
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Australian Healthcare Week 2021 at Home
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Imagining Better Healthcare Ecosystems: AHDC March 2021 Online Educational Event
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Australian Healthcare Week - New Date
Thursday, February 25, 2021 How is Human Experience Shaping Design? AHDC February 2021 Education Webinar
Thursday, December 03, 2020 The Impacts of COVID-19 On Hospital Planning: ACHSM PARTNER EVENT
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Emergency Department Design and Covid Future Planning: LIVE ONLY EVENT
Thursday, October 22, 2020 AHDC 2020 AGM and Education Oct Event 8
Thursday, September 24, 2020 AHDC Education Sept Event (7) - 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020 EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Critical Care Medicine - AHDC Education August Event (6) - 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020 "Consumer Engagement in the Design of Hospitals" AHDC Education Event (5) - July 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020 AHDC June 2020 Event - An update of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) - Education Event
Thursday, May 14, 2020 AHDC Education Event 3 - 2020 Infection Control driving the design of the Engine Room of the Hospital - CSSD
Friday, February 21, 2020 Sorry Planned Hospital Tour has been cancelled - AHDC Education Event 2 - 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020 AHDC Education Event 1 - 2020 “Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of Healthcare Facilities– A New Approach.”
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Queensland Healthcare Week
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Improving Capital Works Funding for Health Facilities - Event 7
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 ACHSM 2019 Asia-Pacific health leadership congress
Thursday, September 26, 2019 AHDC AGM 2019 and Presentation On Car Parking In Hospital Projects
Thursday, September 05, 2019 Welcome to the new AHDC Website & Membership Pages
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Healthcare Leaders Forum, ICC in Sydney
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 NZHDC + UIAPHG 30-31 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019 The AHDC Northern Europe Hospital Study Tour

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