Conference 2018

Asia Pacific Coroners' Society Conference

QT Hotel, Canberra
13–16 November 2018



In 2018 Canberra will host the Annual Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society Conference.

Come to the nation’s capital for an interactive event focussed on our local practitioner experience and partnerships of national and international applicability.

And hear the significance of the three cats in the freezer!

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Day Participant Member             $610
Day Participant Non-Member    $650
Member Early Bird                       $1320
Member Standard                         $1500
Non-Member Early Bird              $1420
Non-Member Standard                $1600

Early Bird Registration closes: 5 September

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Full Conference Registration

Member Early Bird, Member Standard, Non-Member Early Bird and Non-Member Standard:

  • Access to all Conference sessions
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunches
  • Welcome Reception on the evening of Tuesday 13 November 2018
  • Access to purchase a Conference Dinner ticket (additional cost) Thursday 15 November 2018 

Day Registration

Day registration tickets include:

  • Access to all Conference sessions for the day of the Conference purchased.
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on the day of your attendance.
  • Day registration does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Reception.

Method of Payment

Payment of registration fees must accompany all registrations. No registration will be confirmed until payment is received. Payment can be made by the following methods:

Credit card: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Please note that charges to your credit card will appear as being from “Matalexam Pty Ltd” on your bank statement. 

Conference Refund Policy

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the Event Manager, by email 

Cancellations received up until Thursday 18 October 2018 will be refunded less $100 for administration fees (please note if you have not paid you will still be invoiced for this amount). No registration refunds will be made after this date. Full cancellation fees will also apply to non-paid accounts after this date.

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person in your organisation, if advised in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the Conference.


Welcome Reception

Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Venue: ACT Magistrates Court, 4 Knowles Pl, Canberra

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Inclusive for Full-time conference delegates, $40 for guests

Registration will be open prior to the Welcome Reception onsite.

You will be able to collect your name badge at the Welcome Reception from 5:30pm



Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Venue: Palace Electric Cinema New Acton Nishi, 2 Phillip Law Street

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost: No fee required

On arrival, a glass of prosecco will be supplied and an ice-cream choc top.


Conference Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday 15 November 2018

Venue: The National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Molonglo Valley ACT

Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Cost: Cost $180 for delegates and guests

Three course dinner with beverage package.

Entertainment from (band to be confirmed).



An Accommodation block has been reserved for Conference delegates at the hotels listed below.

Bookings for these hotels can be made during the registration process up until Friday 12 October 2018 or until the blocks are filled.

If you would like to extend your stay outside the accommodation blocks’ normal check in and check out dates, please email and we will contact the hotel on your behalf.

QT Hotel, Canberra


Coroners Conference Location. Click for map.

Address: 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT
Check in: 2.00pm
Check out: 11.00am
Room Type: QT King Room
Cost Per Night (room only): AUD $219

All rooms include complimentary WIFI.

Novotel Hotel, Canberranovotelhotel

900m walk to Conference venue.  Click for map.

Address: 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT
Check in: 2.00pm
Check out: 11.00am
Room Type: Standard Room
Cost Per Night (room only): AUD $245

All rooms include complimentary WIFI.

Peppers Gallery Hotel, Canberrapeppersgalleryhotel

300m walk to Conference venue.  Click for map.

Address: 15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra ACT
Check in: 2.00pm
Check out: 11.00am
Room Type: Hotel Room
Cost Per Night (room only): AUD $209

All rooms include complimentary WIFI.




Canberra is paradise for foodies with a truly eclectic mix of dining styles, cuisines and experiences. With award-winning restaurants, vineyards and baristas, plus legendary dishes, people have been known to come to Canberra just for the delicious fare on offer.

Whether you’re after family-friendly restaurants, sweet delights, cosy local cafes, exceptional coffee or fine dining, it’s all here. The best part? Trying the superb local produce served by passionate people – be sure to try our truffles, cool-climate wines, handcrafted beers and smoked meats.

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Canberra district wines are liquid geography.

To understand the cool climate wines of the Canberra District, you must taste them.

This is a region creating distinct Australian wines, many becoming among the top choices of connoisseurs around the world. Winemaking started 160 years ago in the Canberra region. In the 1970s a resurgence began, pioneered by scientists who carefully researched the siting of vineyards, grape selection and use of traditional methods to produce low volume vintages that reflect the true nature of the variety, growing season and terroir.

Wineries focus more on producing quality wines and maintain a boutique look and feel. You are more than likely to meet the actual winemaker when you visit cellar doors for a tasting.

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For a world-class craft beer experience, ‘hops’ on over to Bentspoke Brewing Co.

Canberra’s premier microbrewery and taphouse.

With one of the biggest beer fonts in the country, the 18 varieties of beer and cider – with Canberra inspired names such as the Barley Griffin and the Braddon Bitter – are lovingly brewed on the premises by one of Australia’s most awarded brewers.

Bike aficionados will love the fit out, and the food – a modern take on the classic pub menu – is definitely worth a test ride as well. 

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Australia’s national capital boasts some of our country’s preeminent cultural, historic and arts institutions. An exploration of Canberra’s national attractions helps to tell a story that is uniquely Australian.

Our national attractions really offer something to appeal to every visitor – you can discover gardens, dinosaurs, science, art, sculpture, animals, coins, film, sport and so much more! Many of Canberra’s national attractions are easily accessible around Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle, or just a short drive away. Be sure to add them all to your itinerary.

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Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society

Conference Secretariat
Conference Solutions
PO Box 238
Deakin West ACT 2600 

Phone +64 2 6285 3000