NSW Branch Conference


3 - 5 November 2023


Rydges Resort, Hunter Valley

Organised by

NSW Branch


Events NSW

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural NSW Branch Conference to be held in the beautiful Hunter Valley. This weekend event is planned to be enjoyable, informal, family-friendly and CPD-rich. Talks will be short, punchy, fact-filled and/or agreeably contentious.

The Conference will cover a diverse range of topics from the challenges and opportunities facing psychiatry to creativity and innovation within psychiatry. There will be an emphasis on fellowship, spirited debate, and a focus on the needs of trainees, private practitioners, and international medical graduates. It promises to be educational, engaging, and entertaining!


Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and payment. As accommodation is limited, please book your room as soon as possible. To book your accommodation with Rydges Resort, please click here.

There is so much to do, see, and taste in Hunter Valley. Rydges Resort Hunter Valley offers easy access to a wide range of attractions and tours to make your stay memorable. We have narrowed down the top activities:

Special Event

Private wine tour on Friday 03 November 


1:00 pm Depart from Rydges Resort

1:15 pm Private tasting – McLeish Estate

2:15 pm Private tasting – Fat Cow (cheese/chocolates)

3:15 pm Private tasting – McGuigan Wines

4:30 pm Private tasting – Small Mouth Distillery

5:00 pm Return to accommodation

To reserve your seat, please book your ticket together with your Conference ticket (registration below) by Friday 20 October 2023.

Other activities

Note: bookings to be made either directly with Rydges Resort or individual operators

18-hole golf course

For more information on the prices and to book your tee time, please use the reservation form or contact Rydges Resort direct by email ( or phone (02 4991 0000).

Hot Air Balloon ride

Different flight options are available. Please book your ticket with the operator direct by clicking here.

Helicopter tour

Different scenic flights are available with a departure right from Rydges Resort. Please book your ticket with the operator direct by clicking here.

Extra activities at Rydges Resort

  • Ubika Spa
  • 24/7 fitness centre
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Walking trails
  • Water Dragon Kids Club

To book one of those activities, please contact Rydges Resort direct by email ( or phone (02 4991 0000).

Registration types

Registration typeFellows/AffiliatesTrainees/AssociatesNew Fellows
Full registration 
(2 days Conference session with Welcome reception and Saturday night Dinner)
2 Days Conference with Saturday Dinner 
(no Welcome Reception)
1 Day Conference session (Saturday only) with Saturday night Dinner 
(No Welcome Reception on Friday)
1 Day Conference session (Sunday only)
(No Saturday Dinner or Welcome reception on Friday)
Welcome Function only 
(reserved to 1-day registrations) 
Saturday Dinner only

Registrations close on Friday 20 October 2023.


Hunter Valley is about two hours drive from Sydney. Rydges Resort Hunter Valley offers complimentary outdoor parking close to the main hotel building. An electric vehicle charging station is also available.


Audrey Laur

NSW Branch Coordinator

Phone: (02) 9352 3600


For further information regarding the NSW Branch Conference 2023, please contact

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

Delegate cancellation - change of mind

If you change your mind, please send your cancellation to Cancellations made prior to Friday 20 October 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Delegate cancellation - medical reasons

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the event, please send your cancellation to  

COVID 19 compliance

All attendees will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue and the event which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements. RANZCP reserves the right to update the COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of attendees, including but not limited to event entry requirements. Attendees may be excluded if they do not comply with the requirements of the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols.

Disclaimer - notice of photography

By registering, participants acknowledge and consent that during their attendance at the NSW Branch Conference 2023 their image or voice may be recorded via video, photograph or by any other means (“recorded”) by a photographer or official of the NSW Branch Conference 2023 which may be distributed or published at the discretion of the Organisers of this event. If you don’t wish to be filmed, photographed, or recorded, you are required to formally advise the NSW Branch Office in advance by email.