FAQ

How much does the Conference cost?

For all tickets prices click here.

Earlybird pricing is available until Thursday 16 March 2023.

Can I apply for a subsidy?

Yes, the following subsidies are available: Regional Support Subsidy, Perth Metro Community Sector Organisation Staff and Volunteers Subsidy, Lived Experience Subsidy, Disability Support Subsidy, Low Income Subsidy, and Community Sector Volunteers Subsidy.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible click here.

When does the Conference start?

Registration for the Conference starts from 8am, with the official proceedings commencing at 9am.

What is the exact location?

Optus Stadium, 333 Victoria Park Dr, Burswood WA 6100

Sessions for the two days of the WACOSS Conference and half day Workshop will be mostly held in Riverview Rooms.

What are the parking arrangements and directions?

Free delegate parking will be available on Marlee Lawn next to the venue. You should allow 20-30 minutes for parking and making your way through the venue to register. There will be buggies for those who require them from the car park to the entrance to Optus Stadium. Please contact the WACOSS Conference Coordinator if you have any questions regarding access.

Before the Conference you will receive a map with directions for parking and making your way to registrations.

Can I get there via public transport?

The following transport lines have routes that pass near Optus Stadium

Bus: 270 | PERTH RED CAT | PERTH YELLOW CAT

Train: THORNLIE LINE

Can my accessibility needs be catered for?

We want the Conference to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. If you have any accessibility requirements that you have not been able to mention when registering, please contact the Conference Coordinator.

Is there room to check my bags?

There won’t be any lockers or cloakroom available to leave your items securely.

What is the dress code?

Smart casual is recommended for the Conference, with the Awards night taking place on the first evening. This event is also smart casual, gala attire is not required.

What food will be served at the event?

This is a fully catered event that will provide morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. For those attending the Awards night there will be a catered dinner also. For Day three, as it is a half day there will be morning tea provided.

How do I let you know about my special dietary requirements?

You can select your dietary requirements when you register. For any issues in advising of your dietary requirements, please contact wacoss@eventandconferenceco.com.au as soon as possible.

Are there online alternatives for the WACOSS 2023 Conference?

No, this is an in-person event only.

Can I sponsor the Conference?

Yes, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more about these, please contact the WACOSS Conference Coordinator, Lily Newbury-Freeman via lily@wacoss.org.au

What are nearby accommodation options?

We researched and found these nearby options to be the most affordable

  1. East Perth Suites Hotel
  2. Fraser Suites
  3. Aloft Perth
  4. Quest Apartment Hotels

Booking directly through these companies will save you approximately 10%

For further suggestions from Optus Stadium, click here.

If I have questions, who can I contact?

Please contact the WACOSS Conference Coordinator, Lily Newbury-Freeman via lily@wacoss.org.au