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Welcome to the 2018 Conference of Clubs - Melbourne

The 2018 SISWP Conference of Clubs will be held in Melbourne, in the beautiful State of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is an exciting city, rich in diversity and culture, home to the performing arts; fantastic architecture; great shopping and has one of Australia’s finest coffee cultures that is imbued in our all amazing Cafes and Restaurants that dot the landscape of the city and truly make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. The Conference Venue, is situated in the beautiful surrounds of Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix and hosts one of the best running and walking tracks in Melbourne around the renowned Albert Park Lake.

Our Conference theme will be around my Biennium theme – “Innovate, Inform and Inspire - Shaping the Future”. The format for our Conference of Clubs will be a little different than in previous years, in that our General Meeting for the business session of the Conference will be held on Friday 4th May leaving the 5-6 May 2018 as truly the Conference activities.

We are working to ensure a jam-packed program that has inspiring speakers, innovative panel sessions, workshops that inform and inspire and a social program that allows you all to celebrate this our 21st Conference of Clubs in what is also our 40th Year as SISWP.

We hope that the 2018 Conference of Clubs will inspire you to innovate, inspire and inform your Members and Clubs as we shape the future for our organisation and look forward to meeting you all in Melbourne from 4-6 May 2018.

Theresa Lyford
SISWP President 2016-2018


The Conference committee have chosen the Pullman & Mercure Hotel, for your conference experience, this upscale hotel located near St Kilda and the Chapel Street precincts, the Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is an upscale hotel overlooking picturesque Albert Park Lake, home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. From here, it’s just moments to the top tourist attractions and activities in Melbourne.

What to Do in Melbourne

There is so much to see and do in Melbourne and Victoria. 


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Don't forget to visist the Visit web site to see what else to see and do in Melbourne and Victoria.



You will need to book your own accomodation, choosing to stay at the confernece hotel, or stay at one of the many hotels situated near the conference centre around beautiful Albert Park Lake and surrounds.  The Conference Committee will have a SISWP Registration code for the Pullman available shortly.

Click here To contact the Pullman & Mercure Hotel


Conference Facilities

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The Conference and Event Centre is one of the largest, most comprehensive function venues in Melbourne. With 2,600 square-metres of conferencing space encompassing 31 separate function rooms, our Melbourne CBD fringe hotel can accommodate up to 1,600 delegates.  


Shape your Future

This comprehensive program will:

INNOVATE   you as never before, re invigorise your Soroptimist ideals,   

INFORM  you with keynote speakers on topics which will   

INSPIRE   you as a Soroptimist to bring about Change


The Conference Committee will update this space as details become available.


Conference Registration

Early bird registration will be available in September,  revist then to make your early bird registration.