Farmer Health Symposium 2024

August 14 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm


August 14
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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9:00am – 1:00pm – Symposium and panel sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm Symposium Workshops

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

8 National Circuit
Barton, ACT 2600 Australia
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The National Centre for Farmer Health is hosting a symposium in the national capital, to bring attention to the health, wellbeing, and safety of farmers, farming families and the agricultural workforce.

The symposium will emphasise the importance of stakeholder collaboration—including industry bodies, regulators, workplaces, researchers, government and policy makers. Our goal is to bring together leaders to share knowledge and generate action that will positively transform health, wellbeing, and safety practices in agriculture-dependent communities.

Join us for a morning of shared insights and discussion as the National Centre for Farmer Health and our partners explore opportunities for effectively advancing farmer health, wellbeing and safety:

  • Panel Session 1: ‘It’s more than just a powerful story’ – Balancing the value of lived experience with evidence to improve mental health in agriculture-dependent communities.
    In this session, we will discuss the importance of integrating personal experience with evidence and appropriate local support to improve mental health promotion and prevention initiatives.
  • Panel Session 2: Effectively supporting the health, wellbeing and safety needs of a diverse and changing population.
    In this session, we will explore the changing nature of our agricultural workforce and discuss current and future strategies to effectively address the health, wellbeing, and safety needs of a diverse agricultural population.

Special guests – to be announced soon!

Connect and continue conversations with key national stakeholders over a delicious networking lunch.

Join us for an afternoon of interactive workshops (spaces limited), providing opportunity for leaders to share knowledge, network and contribute to discussions of national and place based interest:

  • Collaborating for Safer Farmers: National interests and place-based approaches.
  • How do we reach every Australian farmer? Conceptualising frameworks for scaling up evidence-based health, wellbeing and safety programs nationally

This symposium represents a critical opportunity for multidisciplinary and multi sector stakeholders to come together, share insights, and develop strategies to transform farmer the health, wellbeing, and safety of farmers, farm workers and the agriculture-dependent communities.  

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird registration to secure their spot at a reduced rate. 

This event is supported by Deakin University’s Rural Health University Network.

Keep an eye out for more program information.

Registration information

  • Early Bird Registration: $99 (available until 30 June)
  • Regular Registration: $150 (after 30 June, until sold out)


Sponsorship opportunities are now open!

We invite you to partner with us to deliver our 2024 Farmer Health Symposium in Canberra.

If you like to discuss this opportunity, please contact: 

Cecilia Fitzgerald
03 5551 8533