Jellurgal Journey Indigenous Tour

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017

Time: Depart 12:00pm, return approx. 3:00pm

Location: Depart/return to the ISANA-ANZSSA Registration Desk in the Star Convention Centre

Dress: Casual (please wear shoes suitable for walking)

Cost:  $50 per person

Jellurgal Journey starts at the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at 12.30pm and includes a live Aboriginal dance performance and AV presentation in our dreaming amphitheatre.

Participants are then guided to Burleigh Cove to begin their trek around the Dreaming Mountain, Jellurgal, with a ochre anointment. This important ancient ceremony is conducted by local Yugambeh person who will bless us with a safe journey.

During the trek around the mountain, participants will discover traditional sites used by the Yugambeh people, including an ancient midden and carving stone. Aspects of traditional life, including the sharing of one of the Gold Coast’s oldest Dreamtime Stories, ‘The creation of Jellurgal’, is a highlight.

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Welcome Reception

  • Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017
  • Time: 5:30pm until 7pm
  • Location: Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Pool Deck
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • Cost:  Inclusive for full delegates.  Additional tickets $55

Welcome to the 2017 ISANA-ANZSSA Combined Annual Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues and sponsors and exhibitors of the meeting.  The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.

The Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is a 5 minute walk from The Star at 81 Surf Parade.

The Welcome Reception is generously sponsored by Study Gold Coast.

‘Great Gatsby’ Conference Dinner

  • Date: Thursday 7th December 2017
  • Time: 7:00pm until Late
  • Location: Pavilion Marquee, The STAR
  • Dress: Great Gatsby theme
  • Cost:  Inclusive for full registrations but bookings essential.  Additional tickets $130
  • Entertainment: Betty Smokes and the Forgetaboutits

Contrasting with the modern, developing city the Gold Coast, our theme for the conference dinner will be The Great Gatsby, inspired by the ‘Roaring Twenties’.   Take yourself back to a time of expression, decadence, and dance; an age of wonderful nonsense.  Please join the fun and feather boas by dressing in theme … a little glitz and glamour never hurt anyone.

There will be a prize for the best dressed!


Since forming in early 2015, Betty Smokes & the Forgetaboudit’s amassed a cult following and quickly became a weekly staple in Brisbane’s nightlife with multiple residencies at some of Brisbane’s most iconic venues as well as various, headline shows, supports and festival slots across Australia. The response to Betty Smokes continues to be overwhelming with musicians, dancers and music lovers alike, making Betty Smokes gigs part of their weekly ritual.

Composed of some of Australia’s best original recording artists, the standard of musicianship is unrivalled and the bands ever changing repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of toe tapping Blues, Rock, Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly and much more. Featuring renditions of songs by the likes of Elvis, Rage Against The Machine, The Beatles, Canned Heat and even Britney Spears covers like you’ve never heard them before!

A Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudit’s performance promises to be a show unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed, they are an instant floor filler and their onstage antics will entertain like no other band can!


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