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Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to making training about childhood trauma accessible to as many people in our field as possible.

We believe that the more knowledge about trauma we share, the more effective we are as practitioners to supporting children, young people, and adults who are affected by violence, abuse, and neglect. We have kept prices affordable again to make our 2021 Symposium and 2022 Conference as easy as possible for join us to reflect, learn and network.

Any surplus is used to directly support our therapeutic work with traumatised children and young people around Australia.

2021 International Childhood Trauma Online Symposium Fees

2022 International Childhood Trauma Conference Fees

The revised registration fee milestone dates for the 2022 International Childhood Trauma Conference are now as follows:

Fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST. Fees cover all meals and refreshments available throughout the conference.

Did you register for the 2020 conference?

Last year, we appreciated your loyalty 

We received so many early bird registrations for the 2020 conference. Many of you have maintained your registration despite the need to delay. In response to your loyalty over 2020, we offered you additional benefits including:

  • Free access to the complete video package from our 2014, 2016, 2018 conferences 
  • Free access to the 10 webinars we had held over 2020 with key international researchers, practitioners and authors including Dan Siegal, Dan Hughes and John Baylin, Christine Courtois, Judy Atkinson, Deb Dana and Gabor Mate

We have another special deal for you!

Your early bird registration will now transition to the 2022 Conference starting on 31 July 2022 at the Melbourne Convention Centre at no further cost. 

In return for maintaining your registration into 2022 you will receive:

  • FREE ACCESS to the 2021 Online Symposium on 1-3 June 2021 and the recordings available until 30 June 2022 
  • Continuing free access to recordings of our previous conferences and webinars held in 2020
  • 12 months free membership of our new ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY which will launch at the Symposium in June.

This is a total of over $700 in additional value if you maintain registration.

If you have already registered and maintained your registration, you will receive an email from us explaining how everything will work or you can contact us below.


Registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Please note if your registration is made less than two weeks prior to the Conference the payment is required by credit card. Payment can be made in the following ways:

1. Credit Card Payment
Visa, MasterCard and AMEX are accepted. Please note there is a 1.75% surcharge for credit cards.

2. Cheque Payment
Please make cheque/bank draft Australian Dollars payable to ICMS Meetings ITF Child Trauma Conf and mail to the Conference Office. On receipt of your payment, confirmation will be emailed to you. It is advisable to check all items listed on your confirmation.

3. Electronic Funds Transfer
The Conference bank details will be supplied on the invoice generated at the completion of your registration. Please include your invoice number as a reference on the deposit and forward your remittance advice to the Conference Office at

Terms and conditions

Full payment must be received prior to the Symposium and/or Conference. Once registration is received, a confirmation email and tax invoice will be issued. Any accounts must be paid in full seven days from the invoice date or 10 business days before the Symposium and/or Conference start date, whichever comes first. The Conference Organisers reserve the right without notification to cancel outstanding accounts any time after seven days from the date of the tax invoice being sent. If payment is not received prior to the Symposium and/or Conference, access will be granted only after full payment is made via credit card.

Payment can be made via credit card, electronic funds transfer or cheque. For electronic funds transfer and cheque, the appropriate banking details can be found on your invoice.

All cancellations must be advised in writing to the Conference Organisers.

2021 International Childhood Trauma Online Symposium

We understand that circumstances can change. At any point prior to the event you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge.

Cancellations will not be eligible for a refund. Non-payment and non-attendance does not constitute cancellation.

2022 International Childhood Trauma Conference

Registration: Cancellations received before Thursday 30 June 2022 will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of $350.00. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

Accommodation: Hotels impose strict cancellations policies and may charge 100% cancellation fee after Thursday 30 June 2022, or if the room is not occupied on the advised date of arrival. Please refer to the individual hotel cancellation policies. The relevant hotel cancellation policy terms and conditions will apply and the cost will be borne by the delegate. The Conference Office cannot guarantee new bookings or amendments to existing bookings after Thursday 30 June 2022.

Social Program: Cancellations received after Thursday 30 June 2022 will not be refunded.

Non-payment and non-attendance does not constitute cancellation.

The Symposium is being delivered virtually and as such the Conference Organisers will provide clear guidelines on best operating systems to use for optimal participation in the Symposium for all attendees and participants. The Conference Organisers will take no responsibility or accept request for refund if the guidance for viewing has not been followed.

It is your responsibility to obtain your own insurance to cover all your attendance costs such as medical, travel accommodation and registration expenses if you wish to do so.

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to change activities, topics and present as well necessary.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, your personal data is being collected for contact tracing purposes. Your personal data will be passed onto the relevant health authorities, should they be required.

Australian Childhood Foundation should not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation of the event, where a cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct the event despite the intervention or occurrence of such causes.

In this clause, Force Majeure circumstances which will be on the reasonable control of Australian Childhood Foundation and ICMS Pty Ltd and which are necessary for a reasonably likely to affect Australian Childhood Foundation’s successful delivery of the event all would make it inadvisable, impractical, illegal or impossible for a party to perform its obligations as originally contracted under this Agreement, including fire, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, failure of electrical power, gas, water and other utility services, collapse of building structures, widespread disease or other public health emergency (including pandemic or epidemic), strike or other industrial action, the outbreak of declaration of war, act of terrorism, revolution of government orders or action (including the declaration of a State of Emergency).

If, a result of Force Majeure, Australian Childhood Foundation cancels the Conference, Australian Childhood Foundation shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to reschedule the Conference.

If the Australian Childhood Foundation is unable to reschedule the 2021 Online Symposium and/or the 2022 International Childhood Trauma Conference, they will issue you a non-transferable credit note for the amount of the fee, which may be redeemed against any appropriate future events for the period of 12 months from the date of issue.

Without prejudice to its obligations Australian Childhood Foundation accepts no liability and will not be liable for any compensation with a performance of its obligations under this Agreement if affected by Force Majeure.

By participating in the Symposium and/or Conference, you acknowledge and agree to grant the Australian Childhood Foundation the right to record, film, livestream, photograph or capture you in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any future approval from you.

Contact Us

Conference Organisers
ICMS Pty Ltd
PO Box 170
Hawthorn VIC 3122
P: 03 9810 0200


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