Community Centres SA has committed to providing an annual conference in November from 2021 to 2023. This is for our members and the human services and community sector focusing on emerging trends and themes that impact the work we all do every day.

Each year includes a new theme and provides the opportunity for the sector to network, engage with impactful speakers and take part in workshops. It is the single largest professional development opportunity for our members and beyond to attend.

We like to call our conferences ‘festivals’ because they are a day of celebration!

What Can I Expect to Experience at the Festivals?

  • Hearing from speakers who are leaders in their field
  • Meeting businesses that can support you in our market space
  • Panel conversations presented in small groups so you can choose to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Delicious catering to fuel you throughout a full day
  • Plenty of time to network – you can expect to meet Community Centre Managers, Coordinators, Volunteers, Tutors, Peak Bodies, Government Agencies and any other organisations or individuals that have an interest in the Human Services Sector
  • A few surprises – in the past we have had singers, choirs, interactive activities and much more to keep your mind feeling fresh.

How Long is The Festival?
1 day

How Do I Book?
We will announce via our social media channels, e-newsletter and website when tickets are on sale.
Our Members receive discounted tickets to the Festivals.

Explore Our Previous Festivals

We know that inclusivity deeply matters. It is a necessary pre cursor to healthy and empowered communities. It is necessary for acceptance, belonging, and being free from stigma and judgment. It is necessary in our workplaces and in our communities. And it’s a whole lot more than diversity. And harder to measure. 

In November 2021, the Festival of Inclusion featured talks by inclusivity innovators and leaders from around Australia, on the ground case studies, workshops, and practical tools to design, build and deliver strategies and belonging programmes. 

Highlights included opening speaker Robert Fitzgerald AM and question time with Penny Wong. The full 2021 Festival of Inclusion program is still available to view along with photos of the day.

Thank you to everyone who was involved and made the day possible!

Further Information

Please contact us via or phone 8371 4622 if you are interested in attending or presenting at a future festival.

“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.”