AOD conferences



1-28 February | everywhere

Applied research in crime and justice conference

15-16 February 2018 | Brisbane, Queensland


The Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference 2018

20-21 March | Perth, Western Australia

This Conference will bring together international, national and local speakers to present on alcohol and other drug-related policy, prevention, harm reduction, criminal justice, research, prevention and treatment.


Alcohol-related harm forum: What’s changed?

23 March | Miller, NSW


Public Health Prevention Conference

2-3 May | Sydney, New South Wales

This is a new conference convened by the Public Health Association of Australia. In 2018, the conference will focus on prevention and protection, in line with the World Federation of Public Health Associations’ (WFPHA)’s Global Charter for the Public’s Health.


12th ISSDP conference

16-18 May | Vancouver, Canada

The 12th International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference aims to advance thinking on the development, assessment, or evolution of drug policy nationally or internationally.


Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council Conference 2018

21 – 22 May | Hobart Tasmania

The aim of the conference is to challenge ideas, frameworks and practices in the Tasmanian alcohol and other drug sector.

PHAA conferences?


2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference

28 – 29 May | Gold Coast, Queensland

The 4th annual conference will cover a broad range of topics that will include prevention, treatment, systematic responses, behaviours, mental health and harm reduction in relation to all types of addiction.


44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society

28 May- 1 June | Chiang Mai, Thailand

The purpose of this forum is to provide an arena for alcohol researchers to exchange ideas about their ongoing research in the areas of determinants and consequences of drinking, drinking culture and drinking patterns, social and institutional responses to drinking related harms, prevention and care.


The Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) Conference 2018: Exploring therapeutic interventions

7 – 8 June | Sydney, New South Wales


The NADA conference aims to bring together delegates from New South Wales, the broader Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, and related support services, to showcase evidence-based practice that improve the lives of clients, consumers and the community.


2018 Crime Prevention and Communities Conference

7-8 June | Melbourne

The Crime Prevention and Communities conference is the biggest crime prevention conference in Australia targeted at practitioners. The theme for 2018 is ‘Translating evidence into practice’.


Dry July Australia

1-31 July | Australia-wide

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) 2018 ‘It Starts with Us’ Conference

26-27 July 2018 | Melbourne


International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

9 September | Worldwide

International FASD Awareness Day is a day that is dedicated to raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). It is observed at 9:09am  on 9 September in recognition of the nine months of pregnancy.


Australasian Symposium on Health Communication, Advertising and Marketing (HealthCAM 2018)

25 September 2018 | Brisbane, Australia

With a theme of “Innovating and interacting: the future of public health communications”, the symposium will be a multidisciplinary event focusing on the development, communication, and evaluation of effective behaviour change campaigns in the area of public health in our ever changing environment.


Australian Public Health Conference

26-28 September | Cairns, Queensland

This conference is the flagship conference for the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), showcasing research and experience from international and Australian experts, on various aspects of the challenges in public health.


1 October | Everywhere

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APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference 2018

4-7 November | Auckland, New Zealand


5th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (NIDAC)

6 – 9 November 2018 | Adelaide, South Australia

If you know of any other relevant alcohol and other drugs (AOD) conferences that we should include on this list, please contact us at or by phone on 02 6122 8600.