2012 Convention

2012 SSPA National Convention
Venue – Elanora Conference Centre, Elanora Heights, N.S.W.
Tuesday 2 October – Monday 8 October 2012

The New South Wales Branch will be hosting the 45th SSPA Convention and is inviting all members and their friends to attend.

The Elanora Heights Conference Centre is on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. It is set in 8 hectares of beautifully landscaped and natural bushland overlooking North Narrabeen beach.

The Convention starts on Tuesday 2 October, running through until Monday 8 October, most of which is within school holidays for the majority of states.

We’re still fine tuning the itinerary and may need to change it further still, but any further changes will be very minor. Changes will be on our website. We’ll certainly be having a busy week which should contain plenty that appeals to everyone.

Convention Itinerary

Tuesday 2 October 4pm onwards – Arrivals and registration
Wine & Cheese meet & greet
Wednesday 3 October Life Be In It day
Trivia & Talent night
Thursday 4 October AGM and National Council Meeting
Disco night – ’50’s/Grease Lightning’ theme
Friday 5 October Sydney Harbour cruise
– Visiting Shark Island and Darling Harbour
Free Night
Saturday 6 October Medical Day – talks & workshops
Dinner Dance
Sunday 7 October Beach day with surf lessons
Photo night & free time
Monday 8 October Farewells

Accommodation & Facilities

The accommodation will be in cabins, with bunk beds & en-suites. The cabins look out onto the beautifully landscaped bushland surrounding the site. Linen, blankets and towels are available to hire, they’re $17 for the week.

At the site, there is a large swimming pool and wading area, large recreational oval, beach volleyball court and outdoor picnic tables, BBQ facilities and bushwalking tracks in adjoining public reserves.

Transport, Registration & Prices

The centre is in Elanora Heights Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which has no train station nearby but buses are available from the city. For those driving from out of Sydney, it’s approximately 30 mins from Hornsby, 90 mins from Liverpool or Penrith. If you’re flying in, the trip from the airport is about 1 hour. We’re looking into transport arrangements for the airport.

If you’re flying in, the trip from the airport is about 1 hour. We’re arranging a shuttle bus to take people from the airport to the convention site, if you’d like to use this please fill out the information on the registration form.

We’ve finalised the pricing for the week. We require a deposit of $100 AUD per person by Friday, 31 August 2012. All the details regarding pricing are on the registration form.

Click here to download the 2012 Convention Registration form

SSPA Travel Allowance for the 2012 Convention

The SSPA Travel Allowance subsidises financial short statured members who are attending the Convention. This includes children, covered under their parents memberships.

Members must be staying onsite for the duration of the Convention, to be able to receive this allowance.

Australian Capital Teritory: $125
New South Wales: $125
New South Wales: (less than 50kms from Convention site): $50
Queensland: $170
South Australia: $200
Victoria: $170
Western Australia: $200
Overseas members: $220

2012 Convention contacts

If you have any questions about the week please feel free to contact Michael Blair at: [email protected] or Tracey Mamula at: [email protected].

We have a full week of activities which we’re sure everyone will enjoy. The site is in a great location and throughout the week you’ll get to experience Sydney’s golden beaches and it’s world famous harbour. It promises to be a wonderful week – we hope you can all make it!

SSPA NSW Convention Committee



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