When does the conference start and finish?

The Justice Conference will run for two full days Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November. The first session will start at 10am on each day and conclude around 9pm. 

View the program.

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Which topics will be addressed at the conference?

The key teaching at a Justice Conference is a theology of justice. The theology of justice provides the hanger on which all of the biblical causes such as giving to the poor, fighting for the vulnerable, freeing the captive etc. are hung. Without a proper theology of justice, our efforts fall apart into disconnected causes rather than being strung together into an inseparable whole.

Our conference is rooted in the theology of justice and is from this foundation that we discuss specific justice issues. These issues include creation care, gender justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice, justice as vocation, justice in a globalised world and many more.

You can view the 2019 program here. 

Where is the conference being held?

The 2019 Justice Conference will be held in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

How do I get to the venue?

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you the MCEC Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach the venue. 

BY TRAIN: The closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops.

To plan your tram or train journey, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: The MCEC has a number of parking options listed on their website. You can also find a comprehensive list of alternative car parks in the area on the Parkopedia website

Is there Wi-Fi at the venue?

Free WIFI is available throughout the venue using the venues M Connect network. Details on how to connect to the Wi-Fi will be provided at the conference. We'd encourage you to connect to the venues WIFI when in the plenary to ensure you have sufficient coverage.

Is there wheelchair access?

The MCEC is a fully accessible venue with wheelchair access to all rooms and spaces. You can read more about the accessibility features of the venue here

Will there be somewhere to store my belongings?

Large bags and suitcases can be stored in one of the venues cloakrooms. Cloakrooms close 30 minutes after the end of the event. The MCEC won’t hold your items overnight, so you must pick them up before the facility closes.

Please be aware that large bags are not allowed into the Plenary Theatre (where the main sessions will be held). You will be permitted to take small bags and handbags in with you (small bags that are no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm or standard handbags).

Why is there a booking fee?

A nominal booking fee is added by Eventbrite to all purchases to cover administration and credit card processing costs. 

Where is the best place to stay?

Staying in Melbourne's CBD and it's inner suburbs (such as North, East and South Melbourne, Docklands and Port Melbourne) will mean your either walking distance or a short public transport trip away. 

Trip Advisor is a wonderful resource to help you find accommodation that suits your needs. 

We do not have any discount or promotional deals with accommodation in the city. 

What is included in the ticket price?

Your ticket to The Justice Conference gives you access to all sessions of the conference across the days relative to your ticket (i.e. two day, Friday only or Saturday only).

Meals are not included in the ticket price, we encourage you to explore the wonderful culinary culture of Melbourne! You can learn more about what food is availble on the conference app - download by searching "The Justice Conference" on the Apple or Google Play stores. 

Do I need to bring a printed ticket?

We can check you in by scanning your ticket on your mobile device, so there's no need to bring a printed ticket. However, if you feel more comfortable brining a hardcopy, you are most welcome. 

How do I get a tax invoice?

You can can print tax invoices from the order confirmation email you received when booking or from the Tickets section of your Eventbrite account. 

Please contact us if you require further assistance. 

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Yes, you are welcome to a refund on your ticket*. Please email [email protected] with the name on the ticket and we will arrange this for you. 

*Our refund policy extends up until close of business Thursday the 7th of November to allow time for processing prior to the close of ticket sales.



Can I change details on my ticket?

You can change the details of your ticket (such as name or email address) by logging into your Eventbrite Account. 

See this support article from Eventbrite for more information. 

Are seats allocated?

No. Your ticket provides you with a seat at all plenary sessions, but these seats are not allocated, it's first in, best dressed. The same principle applies to the elective sessions. 

We will have allocated areas for those in wheelchairs and parents with prams. Please note that prams are not allowed in the Plenary where main sessions will be held, however we will have a space for you to park your pram. 

Do I need to book electives in advance?

You do not need to book in advance for electives at the conference. Please bear in mind that we employ a first in, best dressed policy so please get to an electives early to avoid disappointment. 

Is Auslan interpretation available?

If you require an Auslan we'd be more than happy to arrange this for you. Please get in contact with us to let us know you're attending and we can organise for an interpreter to be present. 

Can under 18's attend the conference?

While there isn't an official age range for the conference, it is important to be aware that the nature of the content presented from the main stage and in electives may not be appropriate for young ears and minds. It is our recommendation that attendees are at least in highschool and that the maturity of each individual is taken into consideration before purchasing a ticket. A complete program will be released a month out from the event and we suggest you use this as a guide to determine which sessions may be appropriate for any minors attending with you. Any attendee under the age of 18 must be in the care of a responsible adult.