2023 National

Settlement Conference

Building the future together

23-24 November | Melbourne

Schedule of Events

22 November 2023

Welcome Reception

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Greenfields Albert Park

23 November 2023

Day 1

8:30am – 4:30pm
Pullman Albert Park

23 November 2023

25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

7:00pm – 11:00pm
Plaza Ballroom

24 November 2023

Day 2

8:30am – 4:30pm
Pullman Albert Park

The conference is fully catered with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea provided. Please specify your dietary requirements during the event registration process.

Conference room at the Pullman Albert Park

Overlooking picturesque Albert Park Lake & prominently located near St Kilda, Chapel Street precincts, the Melbourne CBD & Port Melbourne, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park’s location gives the convenience of easy CBD access along with peaceful park views.

The hotel is approximately a 30-min drive from Melbourne Airport and combines 378 Mercure & Pullman rooms for an overnight stay, as well as up to 500 on-site parking spaces. The conference venue provides a range of amenities to ensure our delegates have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

The entrence to the Conference & Events Centre is on the corner of Lorne Street & Queens Lane. Discounted accommodation bookings are available to delegates in the Pullman & Mercure Albert Park upon booking.

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004


Greenfields Albert Park

WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

This complimentary event is being co-hosted by MultiLink Community Services Inc and Community Migrant Resource Centre.

Greenfields Albert Park is a picturesque venue that overlooks the stunning Albert Park Golf Course and Albert Park Lake. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne, this tranquil oasis is just a stone’s throw away from the bustling CBD and just a 10-minute walk from the NSC conference venue.

Registered conference attendees are encouraged to attend the welcome reception on the evening before the first day of the conference. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, meet new people, make valuable connections, and discuss the sessions ahead in a relaxed setting. The welcome reception is complimentary for all registered conference attendees, thanks to the generous support of MultiLink Community Services Inc and Community Migrant Resource Centre, and includes delicious canapes and premium beverages.

To make the most of this exclusive opportunity, simply register for your complimentary ticket when you register for the conference.

Lakeside Dr, Albert Park VIC 3004


The Plaza Ballroom

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2023, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Celebrate SCOA’s 25th Anniversary with us at the iconic Plaza Ballroom.

Dress your best and join colleagues and friends for an elegant night of speakers and multicultural entertainment, making this the social highlight of our conference.

Join us on the evening of Thursday, November 23, 2023 to raise a glass to SCOA’s achievements and honour those who have contributed to the sector over the past 25 years. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience – come and make our 25th Anniversary Gala dinner a night to remember!

Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference, and if you need to purchase additional tickets for your colleagues or guests, please reach out to us at: scoa2023@bkaevents.com.au

191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


To stay at the Pullman Albert Park, please refer to your registration confirmation email which contains a unique URL to book your accommodation at a discounted rate.

If you prefer to stay elsewhere, Melbourne offers a diverse range of accommodation options near the Pullman Albert Park, including five-star hotels, apartments, and more. Check out the map below for some nearby options and contact your preferred hotel directly to book.


This 2023 National Settlement Conference received funding from the Australian Government.

Department of Home Affairs logo

We’re grateful to our generous partners whose invaluable support has made this conference possible. Thank you!

Premium Partner

Dinner Partner

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia logo

Welcome Reception Partner

Community & Sector Supporters

Lanyard Partner

Health Promotion Partner

Lounge Partner

Notepad and Pens Partner

Founding and Early Members


Sponsorship Contributors 

If you’re interested in becoming a partner of our conference, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at scoa2023@bkaevents.com.au to explore exciting partnership opportunities.

2023 National Settlement Conference


For any conference related questions please contact us at scoa2023@bkaevents.com.au or +61 3 9117 0245