Find answers to our most frequently asked questions for the Voices in Action conference.
To register, complete the online registration form on our website here.
Early bird prices end Wednesday 25 October 2023, 5pm AEST.
Online registrations to attend the conference closes Thursday 14 March 2024, 5pm AEST.
On the day registrations are available at the registration desk, subject to availability.
Regrettably the launch offer is only valid until 2 August, 11:59pm AEST.
Registration fees include access to registered conference sessions and workshops* and access to conference materials. This also includes refreshments, event lanyard, personalized name badge and face to face interaction with peers.
For a full list of inclusions per registration type can be found on our website.
*Workshops subject to availability and are some are restricted to in-person only. Please refer to the program for further details.
Is there a virtual registration?
We understand our young people and sector workers missed interacting face to face last year and so we are excited be able to offer the 2024 conference as a full in-person conference in Adelaide! This mean this year there will be no ability to join the conference virtually.
Is accommodation part of the conference?
Accommodation is not included in your registration and we do not have a preferred accommodation partner.
We have curated a list of recommendations close to the venue and public transport here. We also recommend using accommodation booking websites to find the best rate.
The people who identify as Forgotten Australians are survivors of the institutional care system, which was the standard form of out-of-home care in Australia for most of the 20th Century. To find out more information please contact The Alliance for Forgotten Australians on 1800 16 11 09 or visit www.forgottenaustralians.org.au
Cancellations must be notified in writing to Conference@create.org.au.
This cancellation and refund policy is applicable to fee paying attendees only and excludes registrations provided on a complimentary basis or as part of a grant as there has been no financial exchange between the attendee and CREATE Foundation.
If you have received a grant to attend the conference please notify CREATE in writing to Conference@create.org.au as soon as reasonably practicable with an explanation of why you can no longer attend so that we can allocate these funds to another young person.
There is no financial reimbursement upon cancellation for registrations and/or travel entitlements booked and provided by CREATE Foundation as part of a grant.
Absolutely! If you are not able to attend the event, you may nominate a substitute delegate up to 14 (fourteen) days prior to commencement of the event at no additional charge.
Thereafter substitutions are subject to availability and an additional processing fee of $75 per substitution shall apply. To notify a substitution, send the name and email address of the replacement delegate to email@example.com.
If you have received a grant, these cannot be automatically substituted and transferred to another young person and/or carer by your request. You must notify CREATE in writing to Conference@create.org.au as soon as practicable with an explanation of why you can no longer attend the Conference to cancel the grant so that CREATE and allocate the funds to another applicant.
Absolutely! If your nominated case worker/carer can no longer attend the event, you may nominate a substitute case worker/carer to attend. To notify a substitution, send the title, name, contact number, date of birth and email address of the replacement delegate to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as reasonably practical so that CREATE can transfer all related bookings and registrations.
Please note, if you notify CREATE of a change requirement after a travel booking date and time, CREATE will not be able to alter the booking and any travel requirements will need to be at the individuals own cost.
Yes. To alter your registration, you must notify CREATE in writing to Conference@create.org.au. The following terms will apply;
Full conference registrations provided as part of a grant cannot be altered to a single day registration.
Yes, subject to availability. To alter your registration, you must notify CREATE in writing to Conference@create.org.au. You will be required to pay the difference in registration fees.
To view the current conference program, visit our website here.
Please note that the program is correct at the time of publishing. The organizers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. CREATE Foundation will not accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.
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Yes! Connecting young people, sector leaders and government decision makers together is an important part of the conference.
We are currently planning a conference dinner to be held during the conference. This is included in the three day registration or can be added on to a single day registration for $160. More details about the dinner will be announced soon.
Sessions are only available in person and will not be made available online.
Grants allow young people with a care experience the chance to attend this life-changing conference. Complete the online application form here to apply for a grant*.
*Grants subject to application criteria.
Grant submissions close Tuesday 14th November 2023, 5pm AEST.
CREATE will notify successful applicants by phone in January and February.
CREATE has limited funds and only a small number of young people from each state are able to attend. Therefore, we request that for those young people under 18 years requiring a carer/worker to accompany them that the worker/carer seek other sources of funding to enable them to accompany the young person.
Yes, any young person with a care experience between 14 and 25 years old can apply for a grant to attend the conference.
Please note, you must have completed all 3 levels of CREATE’s Speak Up program, or be booked in to complete prior to the conference taking place, to be eligible for a grant.
If you are aged 14-25 you must have completed all 3 levels of CREATE’s Speak Up program, or be booked in to complete prior to the conference taking place, to be eligible for a grant.
If you are 12 and 13 you do not have to have completed this as the program is only eligible for young persons aged 14 and above.
Absolutely! We have had young people bring their children previously and it’s lovely to see the littles ones. Please note that CREATE funding is for yourself only and we do not fund children to attend. You will be responsible for any costs of your child.
Yes! If your spouse had care experience they are eligible to apply for a grant as well.
If you are travelling to attend the conference, regrettably if they do not have care experience they will need to organise travel at their cost.
If you have received a travel and accommodation grant spouses are able to share your accommodation and have this cost covered.
As each circumstance can be different CREATE Foundation will review these requests and requirements on a case by case basis to ensure we can assist in the most appropriate way possible. Please provide your request to the Conference Manager in writing to Conference@create.org.au. Your request will be reviewed and we will be in contact to ensure we can provide the most appropriate solution.
Regrettably transport outside of airfares are not included in travel and accommodation grants, and it is the responsibility of the recipient to make their way to and from the airport, accommodation and conference venue/s.
If you are unable to make the provided travel bookings due to extenuating circumstances you must immediately notify you must notify the Conference Manager in writing to Conference@create.org.au, attaching evidence of the reason you cannot make the booking.
Subject to CREATE Foundation’s satisfaction CREATE Foundation will alter the travel booking for the next available time.
Please note, if you notify CREATE of a change requirement after a confirmed travel booking date and time has passed, CREATE will not be able to alter the booking and any subsequent travel requirements will be at the individuals own cost.
All travel and accommodation bookings made and provided by CREATE Foundation hold no financial value to the individual and therefore there will be no reimbursement to the individual for this booking.
If you have organised to extend your stay with the hotel you will be subject to the providers own cancellation and refund policy and will need to contact the provider directly as CREATE Foundation holds no responsibility or liability for self-made bookings.