Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Education and Training

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association [ANZMHA] aims to EDUCATE professionals, ADVANCE knowledge for carers and consumers and ADVOCATE for improved services.

The role of the Association is to advance the field of mental health in the region with the application of knowledge about mental health, from mental health education, training, research and mental health advocacy.

2018 Conferences


No More Harm National Conference    

Thur 12 – Fri 13 April, Pullman on the Park, Melbourne


Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Mon 21 – Tue 22 May, Star Gold Coast


Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference              

Wed 23 May, Star Gold Coast


Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference

Mon 28 – Wed 30 May, QT Gold Coast


International Mental Health Conference      

Wed 8 – Fri 10 Aug, Gold Coast


National Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference

Thurs 27 – Fri 28 Sep, Twin Towns


Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium      

Mon 15 –  Wed 17 Oct, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart


National Employment Solutions Conference,

Date and location TBC


Stop Domestic Violence Conference

Mon 3 – Wed 5 Dec, QT Gold Coast



To improve the the opportunities available within the health sector, ANZMHA is offering a free service to promote education and training opportunities (to approved applicants).

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event – Joint GCMA/VMDA Medical Conference 21-23 September 2017  |  Warwick Le Lagon Resort, Efate, Vanuatu

Are you looking for an Exceptional 2017 International Medical Conference?

Well, look no further!

The Gold Coast Medical Association and the Vanuatu Medical and Dental Association bring you their first-ever joint medical conference at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort, Port Vila, Vanuatu from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 September 2017.

Highlights include:

An Exceptional scientific program including a ‘top-flight’ plenary session on the future health needs of Vanuatu, two parallel sessions covering a wide variety of clinical topics, and skills-based workshop sessions.  All topics presented by a distinguished faculty of international and local NiVan speakers.

An Exceptional social program with a traditional warrior welcome reception and a conference dinner with local music, dancing and ‘fire show.’

An Exceptional venue at the 5-star Warwick Le Lagon Resort with exceptionally low room rates for our meeting.

Vanuatu – an Exceptional holiday destination for individuals and families during the Australian September school holidays.

This is an Exceptional opportunity to meet with NiVan medical colleagues and contribute to the professional development of the Pacific Island medical community.

Please register for the conference at the conference website:

Full registration (includes full scientific program and all social events) is just AUD$325 for Australian delegates.  The website includes the conference program, registration form, and resort accommodation booking form.

We look forward to meeting you in Port Vila in September!

Prof Philip Morris (GCMA and President Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association)
Conference co-convener