When does the conference start and finish?

The Justice Conference will run for two full days, starting in the morning of Friday 26 October and concluding in the evening on Saturday 27 October. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with program announcements. 
9:30am Doors open
10:00am Main session
11:30am Morning break
12:00pm Elective
1:00pm Lunch break
2:30pm Main session
4:00pm Afternoon break
4:30pm Elective
5:30pm Dinner break
7:30pm Main session
9:30pm Close

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. 

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. 

Which tram & train lines have stops closest to the conference?


Melbourne has a wide ranging tram system with almost all tram lines travelling through the city. Routes that run along Swanston Street (3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 & 72) and Collins Street (11, 48 & 109) will drop you almost outside the doors of The Melbourne Town Hall. Many other routes have stops that are a short walk away. Check out the Melbourne tram network map for more information, or visit the Public Transport Victoria website to have look at what your journey may look like. 


All of Melbourne's train lines either pass through or terminate in the city. The closest stations to the Melbourne Town Hall is Flinders Street Station (5 minute walk), Melbourne Central Station (11 minute walk) & Parliament Station (11 minute walk). Each of these stations are located next to tram stops which will take you to The Justice Conference in half the time it would on foot. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey. 

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. 

Which topics will be addressed at the conference?

You can expect to hear main session addresses or electives on the following topics:
  • Gender justice
  • Justice and the Earth
  • Justice in a globalised world
  • The relationship between justice and mission
  • Social justice for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Justice as vocation
Speakers continue to be announced over the coming months. Our full speaker line-up and program will be released in September. 


Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Yes, you are welcome to a refund on your ticket*. Please email info@thejusticeconference.com.au with the name on the ticket and we will arrange this for you. 

*Refund requests must be received no later than COB on Wednesday the 24th of October to ensure they are processed 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. 

Where is the conference being held?

The 2017 Justice Conference will be held in Melbourne, in the heart of the city at the Melbourne Town Hall

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. 

Is there parking available?

There is very limited on street parking in the vicinity and it likely to be time restricted. 

For a comprehensive list of car parks in the area, please refer to the Parkopedia website

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, Carlton, Fitzroy 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. 

At this stage, 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! Closer to the conference, we will provide a list of recommended cafés and restaurants to visit. 

Do I need to bring a printed ticket?

Bringing a printed copy of your ticket is not mandatory, rather, we can check you in by scanning your ticket on your mobile device. However, if you feel more comfortable brining a hardcopy, you are most welcome. 

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.