Harm Reduction International is thrilled to be holding our HR21 conference in Melbourne

Date: 18 February 2020

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Harm Reduction International is thrilled to be holding HR21 in Melbourne, Australia. We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we will meet, and pay respects to the five tribes of the Kulin Nation. We pay respects to the Elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants.

A vibrant, dynamic city with a creative vibe, Melbourne is home to cutting-edge arts and culture, and an incredibly diverse and multicultural community – with over 140 communities 180 languages represented from across the world. It was named the “World’s Most Liveable City” for seven consecutive years.

As travel writer Ellie Schneider explains: “Melbourne is a blend of bustling laneways, world-class restaurants and captivating museums. The locals love their coffee, and serve it up in abundance at cosy cafes. There's always a sense of excitement here – whether it’s in the city's fascinating flavours or fierce sporting rivalries. Attend a sports event, drink a cocktail on a rooftop and uncover the stories hidden within Melbourne's art-filled alleyways.”

Melbourne is a 24-hour city, with round-the-clock public transport in the CBD on weekends and free Wi-Fi throughout the city centre. To find out more about Melbourne, visit the official Tourist Board website here.

Against the backdrop of the Australian bushfires in early 2020, Australia needs the support of the international community more than ever as it seeks to recover. Communities and destinations that were hit hard by the bushfires are now calling on domestic and international travellers to return as they work to rebuild their communities in the wake of the fires. We encourage you to extend your trip and visit regional Victoria – start planning your trip by visiting www.visitvictoria.com.

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