Upcoming Events

    • Monday, November 28, 2022
    • 09:00 (AEDT)
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • 17:00 (AEDT)
    • Melbourne Connect 700 Swanston St The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC 3010
    • 217

    Early Bird Prices have been extended to 13th October. 

    The Australasian Health Design Conference 2022 is a new and exciting opportunity organised by the Australian Health Design Council in collaboration with the New Zealand Health Design Council. Breaking Down the Silos The conference theme aims to explore how health design professionals; including architects, health planners, hospital representatives, clinicians, engineers, service providers, and researchers can unlock a wealth of collective knowledge and allow excellence in design to flourish. 


    Come along: learn, connect and be inspired. 

    • Katrina Lewis
      Director, Patient Experience and Consumer Engagement, Alfred Health 
    • Dr Ramsey Awad
      Executive Director, Infrastructure, Planning & Sustainability,
      Hunter New England Local Health 
    • Katharina Nieberler-Walker
      2022 AHDC Scholar, PhD Scholar, Griffith University, Director AILA
    • Dinesh Palipana OAM
      2021 QLD Australian of the Year, Doctor, Lawyer, Researcher,
      Disability Advocate 
    • Elisapeta Heta
      Principal, Kaihautū Whaihanga, Jasmax New Zealand 
    • Michel Verheem
      Director, ID-LAB 
    • Annabel Frazer
      Health Planning Principal 
    • Jacobs Shari Blanch
      Designer and Lead Health Researcher
    •  Justin Littlefield
      Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects 
    • Cath Muhlebach
      Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects 
    • Stephanie Clarke
      Interior Designer, ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects 
    • Tara Veldman
      Managing Director,  Principal,  Health Sector Lead      Billard Leece Partnership
    • Benjamin Woenig
       Chief Executive Officer Visione Group
    • Luke Baxby
      Australian National Healthcare Leader

    • Mark Healey
      Bates Smart
    • Hediyeh Vahdat
      Managing Director Lineaire Projects

    • Forbes McGain 
      Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician  Associate Professor (Medicine), University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne  Member of Doctors for the Environment. Western Health, Victoria

    • David Kanutiz
      Director and co-founder  Speaker  Lecturer  Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

    • Kawai Yeung 
      Director and co-founder Lecturer Author Kaunitz Yeung Architecture 

    You can access further information on the conference below: 

    Conference Brochure

    Stay tuned as we announce the detailed conference program and all the participating speakers and panellists in the next few weeks.


    Our prices are competitive. We want to facilitate the share of knowledge and provide opportunities for health design professionals and clinicians to connect in a welcoming and inspiring environment.

    The Australian Health Design Council is a not-for-profit organisation and our Committee Members are volunteers. We are charging these fees to cover the costs including venue hire, catering and related expenses.

    Please note: From 1st October 2022 all prices include GST.

    Special rate instructions:

    AHDC Members: please use the email address associated with your membership to obtain the special rate.

    NZHDC Members: please contact NZHDC to request the code required to register at the special rate.

    Public Health Sector Employees: please contact conference@aushdc.org.au (using your health sector email address) to request the code required to register at the special rate.

    If you wish to attend AHDC events for the remainder of the financial year you may want to consider joining AHDC before registration.   Joining AHDC will give you access to the special rate and provide access to the remaining events in the financial year and access to our library of past events (video and pdf presentations).  Join AHDC

    Please note postponement/cancellation policy is included in the preliminary programme.

Past Events

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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