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)

Previous Conferences


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