6th - 7th September

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Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is an unmissable opportunity to be equipped and empowered with best practice trauma and disaster recovery strategies specific to regional and rural communities.


The conference will host delegates from community welfare, health and education over two days of engaging presentations, speakers and topics.


This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/20 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPHN.


Intersection of disaster recovery, domestic and family violence and child protection: a regional & rural focus


The last two years has presented unprecedented challenges to regional and rural communities with multiple floods, a major bushfire, plagues, and an ongoing pandemic. Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is the only event of its type specifically addressing the cumulative and complex trauma due to the intersection of natural disasters and domestic and family abuse within rural and regional communities.

The aim of the conference is to provide delegates from community welfare, health and education with the resources and training they need to better understand and respond to the increased complexities encountered in their community. 

The conference will also provide a vital opportunity to come together to rejuvenate, restore and resource each other on the journey to recovery.

Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is operating as a hybrid event, offering both in person and online attendance.



What: Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference
When: 6 – 7 September 2022

Where: Mahldran Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub

Cost: $110.00 for the two-day conference (subsidised by Wentworth Healthcare)

Monday, 5 September – Welcome Reception at 5.30pm

Tuesday, 6 September – Day 1 - Full Day Conference from 8.30am – 5pm

Tuesday, 6 September - Networking Dinner at 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Wednesday, 7 September – Day 2 - Full Day Conference 8.30am – 4pm

Thursday, 8 September - Additional GP and Allied Health breakfast 

Wednesday, 7 September - Additional Educators Forum and Dinner at 5.30pm – 8.00pm

The registration cost includes the following:

• Welcome Canapés on Monday, 5th September 2022 at 5.30pm

• Full Day Conference with all-day catering on Tuesday, 6th September 2022

• Networking Dinner on Tuesday, 6th September 2022

• Full Day Conference with all day catering on Wednesday, 7th September 2022

• Educators Dinner, 7th September 2022​


Hybrid Conference

Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is a hybrid conference that combines a physical event with an online component that’s streamed in real time.

Both of our in-person delegates at the conference in Lithgow, as well as our on-line delegates, will be connected virtually in real time via OnAir, a dedicated virtual conferencing platform built by Australian company EventsAir.


OnAIR provides a rich interactive experience that is easy to use, comfortable and engaging for both presenters and attendees alike. Watch a video explaining how OnAIR works. (Link to video: http://eventsair.com/onair

You can watch the presentations and workshops in real time and interact by asking questions and leaving comments on the OnAIR portal. You can also view the Virtual Exhibition and network with others in the Meeting Hub.



The Lithgow area is west of the Blue Mountains, a 2.5hr drive from Sydney along the Great Western Highway or via the Bells Line of Road.

Nestled in between the Blue Mountains in the east, Oberon to the south, Bathurst to the west and Mudgee to the north, Lithgow is a bustling hub offering history, art, culture and exquisite natural beauty.

Lithgow has a growing gourmet food scene, an arts precinct with incredible silo murals, picturesque Lake Lyall, and jaw dropping landscapes within the nearby Wollemi National Park and Gardens of Stone region.


Find out more.



We are delighted to offer subsidised accommodation for one night (Tuesday, 6th September) at one of our hotel partners:

Zig Zag Motel

Located in Lithgow, Zig Zag Motel is only a few minutes drive from the conference location. Make yourself at home in one of the 4-star guestrooms, enjoy the local cuisine at Switchback Restaurant and keep connected with complimentary internet.

Lithgow Workies Motel

Motel accommodation in the heart of Lithgow offering 4-star guestrooms with exquisite interiors, a range of room styles that sleep up to 5 guests and modern features.

All accommodation guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi and Foxtel free of charge.


Black Gold Motel

Offering either self-contained motel, cabin and villa accommodation with free Wi-Fi, the 4-star Black Gold Motel is 15 minutes from Lithgow in Wallerawang.

You will be required to register for the conference first to access subsidised accommodation. Please click register to see discounted rate.

Conference Accomodation
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