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Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 

The Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 will be held on Friday 15 June at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. This year’s theme, Setting Standards, showcases the latest range of initiatives and resources that can support inclusive practice in the aged care sector. The Conference provides a platform for aged care services to explore how they can work towards implementing organisation wide initiatives that ensure the needs of older people from diverse backgrounds are met.

The conference will feature presentations from the winners and finalists of the 2018 Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards who will be announced at the Conference Dinner to be held on Thursday 14 June.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing through Australian Government Department of Health, Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) funding.

Visit the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 page for more information and to register. 

Previous Conferences

Since 2005 the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has hosted the Cultural Diversity in Ageing national conferences. The conferences showcased initiatives and strategies that improve access to aged care services as well as the quality of services received by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Highlights of the conferences have included:

  • Announcement that the 'National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds' will be developed (2012)
  • Panel session which explored Role of Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life from Islamic, Buddhist, Christian and Jewish perspectives (2010)
  • Exploration of the act of story-telling and the art of creative listening, giving voice to some of the many migrant stories that make up our cosmopolitan society by Award-winning writer Dr Arnold Zable (2009)


Shaping Inclusive Services: Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference

13 - 14 June 2014
pdf Download 2014 Conference Program (4.00 MB)


Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2012 Conference: Stories to Inspire

7 - 8 June 2012, Melbourne Convention Centre
pdf Download 2012 conference program (4.88 MB)


Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2010 Victorian State Conference: Culturally Inclusive Quality Care at the End Of Life

12 October 2010 - Rydges on Swanston Hotel, Carlton Victoria
pdf Download 2010 conference program (759 KB)


Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2009 Victorian State Conference

4th May 2009 - Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel, Moorabbin
pdf Download 2009 conference program (33 KB)


Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2007 National Conference: Behind every person is a long journey

7-8 June 2007, Sofitel Melbourne
pdf Download 2007 conference program (132 KB)


Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Conference 2005

9 June 2005 - The Event Centre, Flemington