Early Childhood Australia-A voice for young children
Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2019

ECA National Conference Newsletter

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available!

The Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus is now live! We have had an amazing response from sponsors and exhibitors so far, who have already purchased packages and exhibition stands for the 2019 conference. We would love you to join us!

Sponsorship of the ECA National Conference is a great way to promote your organisation/business to the early childhood sector. Over the past three conferences, sponsorship and exhibition has sold out very fast—don’t miss your chance, secure your package today!

Download the sponsorship and exhibition package prospectus here!

Early bird registration

It’s 2019 and if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to register for Australia’s premier early childhood education and care conference. ECA’s National Conference From vision to action will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 25–28 September 2019.

Join friends and colleagues who are equally committed to working to advance the educational outcomes and wellbeing of young children for shared professional learning, networking discussion and debate.

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee and save!

Full registration Early bird rate (closes 30 June 2019)
ECA member


Non-member $1110
Concession registration* Standard rate
ECA member $475
Non-member $580

*Concession registration is available to full-time students, pensioners and health care cardholders.

Register now!

Virtual delegate passes available

If you can’t attend the 2019 conference in person, but don’t want to miss out on all the activity, purchase a virtual delegate pass today!

The virtual delegate pass will offer live streaming of all keynote presentations, panel sessions and select concurrent presentations, as well as offering virtual one-on-one experiences with our exhibitors.

Virtual delegate pass Standard rate
ECA member


Non-member $469

To find out more and to purchase your virtual delegate pass today, click here.

Award applications open!

ECA Doctoral Thesis Award

Applications are now open for the highly regarded ECA Doctoral Thesis Award. The aim of the Doctoral Thesis Award is to encourage early childhood research, and recognise the excellence of the early childhood research undertaken by doctoral students. Click here to download the application form.

Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture Award

The Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture is awarded to a well-recognised and respected early childhood professional. The winner is invited to deliver a 30-minute lecture or presentation at ECA’s National Conference 2019 to the full conference delegation.

Barbara Creaser Young Advocate Award

ECA Branches and members can nominate a young member of the early childhood profession for this award which is aimed at developing their skills and encouraging them to participate in ECA’s advocacy work.

 ECA members are welcome to suggest nominations for this award to their Branch Committee. 

The closing date for all award applications and nominations is 30 April 2019.
Click here for more information on all ECA awards.

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Official airline partner 

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2019 ECA National Conference being held in Hobart, Tasmania. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partners special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service, Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Hobart for the ECA National Conference in 2019.

Register today and you will receive a link to book your flights at a special rate.

Find somewhere to stay ...

Have you booked your accommodation for the conference?

Accommodation has been secured at competitive and flexible rates at a range of hotels and apartments in Hobart. You will be given the opportunity to secure a reservation booking during the conference registration process.
We strongly suggest you take advantage of this opportunity as the special rates are only available for a limited time. Click here to view the hotels and rates.

If you have any questions regarding accommodation, please contact InHouse Event Solutions at:

ECA members receive a discount on conference registration!
To learn more about ECA membership, or to join, please
click here.

ECA National Conference Platinum Sponsor

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Contact information
E: conference@earlychildhood.org.au
T: 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia)
T: +61 2 6242 1800


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