Harm Reduction International is thrilled to be holding HR23 in Melbourne, Australia, at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre on 16-19 April 2023.
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 and the current Covid-19 crisis, Australia needs the support of the international community more than ever as it seeks to recover. We encourage you to extend your trip if safe to do so and in line with travel regulations, and visit regional Victoria – start planning your trip by visiting www.visitvictoria.com.
For those unable to travel to Melbourne, we will be making arrangements for an interactive and vibrant online conference to run alongside the in-person event.
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