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Safety in Workplace Design Conference

Friday 11 August 2023

Friday 11 August 2023

CPD: 6 hours

The Safety in Workplace Design Conference is an all-day event presented by the ANMF (Vic Branch) on Friday 11 August 2023.

This conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery, and carers interested in learning more about workplace design and occupational health and safety.


Date: Friday 11 August 2023

Format: Live event

Location: Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth St Melbourne


The design of health and aged care facilities impacts the health and safety of staff and patients. Nurses, midwives and carers know this better than anyone. Those who work in facilities – or will be working in proposed facilities – can provide the best feedback on what currently works and if a proposed design is likely to work or not.   

Safe design involves early identification of hazards and risks. The design process must involve those who will work in the area so changes or solutions can be implemented to eliminate or minimise health and safety risks. Safety should not be an afterthought in the design or building process. It is more effective to design a safe facility rather than trying to make adjustments to a finished building.  

There are also legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety legislation to ensure a building is safe and fit for purpose. Employers have an important duty to consult with health and safety representatives (HSRs) and employees when changing the work environment during a renovation or new build.

This conference will provide information to nurses, midwives and carers who may be involved or are interested in designs, plans or consultations for proposed facilities. We’ll also explore factors to build into designs to improve health and safety.

The Safety in Workplace Design Conference attracts up to six hours CPD required by the NMBA for registration renewal.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join other nurses, midwives and carers to expand your knowledge on how safe workplaces are designed.

Event agenda released soon.



Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, changes may take place to the format of the conference. ANMF may be required to alter or change conference plans at short notice – which could mean either a reduced or limited physical conference, or a digital conference – depending on Government advice leading up to your conference. Registration options may alter based on any changes, with options communicated directly to registered attendees.


Questions about this event? Contact us via .


Thank you to our sponsors!


We could not run our events without the support of our conference sponsors and thank them for their involvement:


Gold sponsor – HESTA

Silver sponsor – Aware Super

Bronze sponsor – Nurses Midwives Health





Refund policy:

By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the ANMF (Vic Branch) refund policy:

(a) 10% administrative fee levied on all participants who cancel

(b) 14 days or more notification - full refund (i.e. 90%)

(c) seven days or more notification - 70% refund

(d) less than seven days notification - 25% refund



This conference is catered. Please ensure you list your dietary requirement/s on your registration form so we can endeavour as much as reasonably practicable to cater for the requirement/s.


Getting to the venue:

Public transport use is encouraged to attend this event. Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are a short walk or tram ride to 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travels along Elizabeth Street and the trams all stop outside Queen Victoria Market.


Limited parking exists near the venue. Two hour paid street parking located on Elizabeth Street and at the rear of the venue on O’Connell Street.


Additional secure paid all-day parking located can be at the Queen Victoria Market. This car park is open seven days a week, between 5am - 7pm, and is accessible via Franklin or Queen Streets. Rates for parking can be found here ( Please note this event takes place on a market day.


Questions? Contact the ANMF (Vic Branch) Events department via 

ANMF (Vic Branch) location map of 535 Elizabeth Street