Event Information

Event Information

1 – 4 May 2023, Canberra

About Canberra

Home to around 380,000 people, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city, one of the world’s few planned cities,
and is essentially a ‘city in a park’ featuring a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences that unfold in harmony with four
distinct seasons.

Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles the city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds. You will discover stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun kids’ activities, great outdoor recreation and a busy calendar of annual events and festivals.

The surrounding region offers cool-climate wineries, historic townships, quiet, unspoiled coastlines, the lush Southern Highlands and the Australian Alps. Canberra is also home to the Australian Parliament, world-class research facilities, leading Australian universities and teaching institutions.

For a city of its size, it boasts a vibe that is progressive, modern, confident and bold in its outlook. Great things come in small packages with Canberra also providing Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi network coverage across 12 business districts. This enables delegates to take advantage of this free Wi-Fi network and enjoy uninterrupted service as they move around the city.



National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra
T: +61 2 6276 5200
W: www.nccc.com.au

The National Convention Centre Canberra provides a collection of more than 15 spaces over two floors. The Centre hosts sporting events, concerts, trade fairs and meetings. It also offers convenient car parking. The Centre is conveniently located 7km from airport, a short 2-minute walk from a range of accommodation options, 3-minute walk to the city centre and simple access to the very best Canberra attractions.

The National Convention Centre Canberra has been designed to be a fully accessible venue. Please find below a list of the following accessibility options:

– Ramps are located at the Constitution Avenue and Glebe Park entrances to the Centre.
– All function rooms, including all 5 theatres, accommodate wheelchairs.
– A passenger lift provides access to both levels of the Centre, and to the top level of the car park.
– Hearing loops have been installed in the Centre’s 5 theatres and Ballroom.
– Easy access toilets and baby change stations are available on both levels of the Centre.
– The National Convention Centre has wheelchair access to all public areas.


Suicide Prevention Australia has secured competitive accommodation rates for delegates. At time of registering, you will be provided the opportunity to book accommodation at one of four preferred hotels.  These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.  Below is a summary of the costs and hotels we have partnered with.

Please note that these rates are only available at time of registering your attendance.

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Canberra International Airport
Canberra is less than a 2-hour flight from eastern state capitals like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Daily flights are also available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane, Tasmania and Perth. Canberra Airport is located approximately 8km from the city centre and a taxi will cost approximately $25.00 between the airport and the city centre or from the airport to the
conference venue.


Catch a Bus, Coach or Train to Canberra
Bus and coach services operate to and from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains, the South Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and beyond. Book in advance of your travel date as coach and train operators offer great early bird and discount fares. Check timetables and select rail and coach options and book train or coach travel to and from Canberra starting from this website.

Hire Cars
Major car rental companies located in Canberra city:
Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar Car Hire Canberra, Hertz, Royale Limousines, Thrifty Car Rental,
Value Rentacar Canberra.

Car hire companies located at Canberra International Airport:
Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar Car Hire Canberra, Hertz, Redspot, Royale Limousines, Thrifty Car Rental,
East Coast Car Rentals.

Taxis in Canberra operate under 2 pricing structures for hiring a cab. From 6.00am until 9.00pm on a day other than Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, the rate is $2.06/kilometre. From 9.00pm until 6.00am on a Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday the rate is $2.37/kilometre. The flagfall is $5.00.

You can monitor the drive by checking the taxi meter, which should be displayed at the front of the taxi. Please check the meter is set correctly when you begin your journey.

Note: Flagfall and fare rates are higher for taxis that can carry 5 or more passengers. Also, for journeys commencing at the Canberra airport, there is a $4.20 toll fee.

We recommend that you pre-book your taxi, to avoid any issues with availability.

ACT Cabs
T: +61 2 6280 0077
W: www.actcabs.com.au

Additional taxi companies are listed on the Visit Canberra website.

Wheelchair accessible taxis must be booked ahead, please contact 13WATS on the details below.

T: +61 13WATS (139 287)
E: bookings@13wats.com.au
W: 13wats.com.au

Canberra’s ACTION Buses service major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city to the outer suburbs. The ACTION Buses include easy-access buses for people with reduced mobility. Bus fares use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash.

For MyWay, scan the card when you get on and off the bus. These cards can be purchased online, from Canberra Connect Shopfronts and MyWay Recharge Agents. For more information on MyWay cards, please visit www.transport.act.gov.au.

Please visit www.transport.act.gov.au/tickets-and-myway/fares for more information on fares.

To plan ahead you can telephone +61 13 17 10 or view the routes or timetables here:

A range of parking options are available, including:

Casual Rates – Monday to Friday
Entry before 5pm, up to 2 hours: $7.00
Entry before 5pm, up to 4 hours: $11.50
Over 4 hours: $19.50
Lost ticket: $19.50

Weekend (per exit) – Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: $6.00

Entry after 5pm: $6.00
Multi exit ticket (To be purchased at Reception only)
Weekday: $23.00
2-day weekend pass: $9.00

Visa, MasterCard and American Express payments incur a merchant service fee (MSF) of 1.5%, Diners Club payments incur an MSF of 3%.


For all enquiries regarding the National Suicide Prevention Conference, please contact the team at Suicide Prevention Australia.
Call 02 9262 1130 or via email: