With an expected audience of around 300 and an exhibition of 45 sponsors and exhibitors, the NEXT 2018 Conference will bring together industry professionals from across Australia and promises to be an excellent learning and networking opportunity.

We hope to welcome you to Hobart!

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Please check the program for details as they are confirmed.

Registration rates
Registration type Member * Non-member
Early bird full registration
Early bird expires Tuesday 31 July 2018.
$850 $1105
Standard full registration
Standard rates apply from Wednesday 1 August 2018.
$1020 $1326
One day registration  $400 $500
Two day registration $680 $780
#Undergraduate student/retiree – full registration $450 $550
#Postgraduate student/early career (2016/17) – full registration $700 $950
Support staff, One day registration (Saturday 6 October only, includes Dinner ticket) $330 $330
Additional Dinner ticket $150 $150
Additional Welcome Reception ticket $85 $85

* Members of Physiotherapy New Zealand, Singapore Physiotherapy Association and Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association are very welcome to attend at the APA member rates.
# Supporting evidence required

Full registration includes
  • access to the sessions of your choice for all days of Conference
  • conference satchel
  • access to the Conference e-book including abstracts (PDF and electronic)
  • morning/afternoon teas and lunches for all days
  • Welcome Reception on the evening of Friday 5 October 2018, 5.00 – 7.00 pm
  • Conference Dinner on the evening of Saturday 6 October 2018, 7.00pm onwards
  • trade exhibition
One/two day registration includes:
  • access to the sessions of your choice for the nominated day(s) of conference
  • conference satchel
  • access to the Conference e-Book including abstracts (PDF and electronic)
  • morning/afternoon teas and lunches for the nominated day(s) of conference
  • trade exhibition
Additional social function tickets

Welcome Reception tickets are available for purchase at $85.00 per person, and Conference Dinner tickets for $150.00.

PD hours/points

1 hour of Conference = 1 hour of CPD as required by the National Registration Board.

Intention to photograph/record
The APA reserves the right to use photographs and video footage taken at any stage throughout the conference, for the purposes of advertising and promoting the APA and its events. If you do not wish to comply with this policy, you must notify the APA conference and events team prior to the event.

Cancellation policy
Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the conference after submitting and paying for a registration are welcome to nominate a substitute. Any cancellation must be in writing to the National Office, attention to the conference and events team. Cancellations prior to 31 August 2018 will incur an administration fee of AUD$120. After that date, no refund will be given other than for exceptional circumstances.

Privacy policy
By registering for this event we have collected personal information from you that will be retained by us. This information is being collected by us for the purpose of processing your registration for this event and keeping you informed about other upcoming events. The information will not be disclosed to overseas recipients. The ability to access and change that information is contained in the APA Privacy Policy, which is available to you to read at  You can also contact the privacy officer on 03 9092 0888 or for any information or with any complaints that you may have in relation to your privacy.

The APA National Office reserves the right to change information. The conference committee or the APA cannot accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise of those airlines, hoteliers or other persons providing services to the event.