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Keeping your learning affordable

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 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.

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.

*See Student Discount terms below.


Discount for Students Now Available

For the first time ever, we are making it easier for students enrolled in tertiary or VET courses, and recently graduated professionals, to attend the conference at a special discounted rate.

You can save an incredible $500 now on the current Early Bird Registration Rate.

Student 5 Day Registration = $1,195
Student 3 Day Registration = $895

In order to be eligible for this special rate, you must be a student enrolled in an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, VET course or an Australian Childhood Foundation VET course from 1 January 2020 to now. You will need to upload proof of enrolment, a student I.D or Graduation Certificate. There are limited places available. Once the places are filled, there will be no more.

If you have been a student during this time and have already registered for the 2022 conference at a higher rate, please contact the conference organisers (childtraumaconf@icms.org.au) who will organise a refund for the proportion of the fee over the special student discount.

Proof of student identification is required for VET, Undergraduate or Post Graduate Courses undertaken in 2020, 2021 or 2022.

We are following all current Victorian Government guidelines to keep our community safe.

As the Victorian Government updates COVID-19 restrictions, our venue, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), updates their safety measures to comply.

See the current restrictions and how they affect our event here – including information on vaccinations, masks, and check-in: https://mcec.com.au/news-and-awards/2022/current-restrictions

Our Conference adheres to the requirements of MCEC’s venue-specific approved VenueSafe plan, which includes full details of safety measures.

Have you already registered before November 2021 or for the 2020 rescheduled Conference?

We really appreciate your loyalty.

If you registered for the 2022 Conference prior to 1/11/2021, we want to say thank you for your patience as we have worked through all the implications of the pandemic. We also really appreciate all our delegates that have held onto their 2020 rescheduled event registration.

We can’t wait to finally host you at our 2022 Conference event.

By maintaining you registration and attending, we will continue to offer you these ongoing benefits:

  • Free access to the complete video package from our 2014, 2016, 2018 conferences
  • Free access to the 10 webinars with key international researchers, practitioners and authors including Dan Siegel, Dan Hughes and John Baylin, Christine Courtois, Judy Atkinson, Deb Dana and Gabor Mate
  • Free access to the recordings from the speakers from our 2021 Online Symposium including Bessel van der Kolk, Cathy Malchiodi, Alan Schore and many more.

This is a total of over $700 in additional value for staying with us.

If you have already registered prior to 1/11/2021 and maintained your registration, you will have received an email from us explaining how everything works. Please contact us if you have any questions.


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 childtraumaconf@icms.com.au.

Terms and conditions

Full payment must be received prior to the 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 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 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.

The 2022 Conference may be available in an online format. However, final decisions on this option have yet to be determined. The conference fees are for in person conference only at this stage.

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

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.

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 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 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

Please view our FAQ and Conference General Information here.

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

E: childtraumaconf@icms.com.au

Organised with ICMS Pty Ltd