Section of Youth Mental Health 2024 Conference


5 - 6 July 2024


Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences
6 Orchid Avenue
Surfers Paradise
QLD 4217

Organised by

Section of Youth Mental Health




The theme Bridging troubled waters: developing effective support for young people will focus on introducing and discussing the importance of advanced Training in Youth Mental Health. This conference will give the most up to date status of the development of a new advanced training certificate in youth psychiatry, which we are aiming to offer trainees from February 2025.”

We will have presentations, discussions and workshops which will be of great interest to existing youth mental health psychiatrists, supervisors and trainees interested in undertaking the training – come and have your say and help influence the development of a new subspecialty.


Keynote Speakers



RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $695 
Non-RANZCP Fellow/ Psychiatrists and other medical practitioners $795 
RANZCP Trainee/nurse/allied health/NGOs $515 
Retired Fellow $525

University student (medicine/psychology)


Conference registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions on Friday and Saturday
  • Refreshments and lunch on all conference days 
  • Conference name badge and handbook
  • One (1) ticket to the welcome reception on Friday, drinks and substantial canapés will be served (guest tickets are available for purchase at a cost of $85)

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts closed.


Discounted accommodation rates are available at the conference venue, please follow the instructions below.

Booking instructions:

  1. Click on link - Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences | Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  2. Insert preferred check in/check out dates and number of guests
  3. Open the special rates tab, and in the group code box insert the following codes: GCMTG2 (room only) or GCMTG3 (buffet breakfast).
  4. Select book now, discounted rooms will show as available.

Conference support

The Organising Committee is pleased to offer various support packages which will maximise your company's visibility at the 2024 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email

You can view the conference support prospectus here.


Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

Delegate cancellation - Change of mind

All requests for cancellation must be made in writing and sent to Cancellations received before 7 June 2024 will incur a $75.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date. However, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to

Delegate cancellation - Medical

The health and safety of conference attendees is our highest priority. The RANZCP is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. The RANZCP requests that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the conference.

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the conference, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to A full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.

Conference cancellation

If we are required to make any changes or cancellations to our conference due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to Acts of God, terrorism, war, strikes or industrial action, fire, explosion, inevitable accident, breakdown of property, changes in law, or pandemics or global health crises, delegates will be notified by email and will be provided a full refund of their registration fee.

Health and safety requirements

All participants at the conference will be required to comply with the Health and Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the 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 any relevant protocols and requirements will be communicated to delegates who will be bound by these requirements.


Conference participants are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. The RANZCP and the conference Organising Committee accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

Privacy policy

The RANZCP will only collect personal information from individuals when it is reasonably necessary for the activities of the RANZCP, and all such collection will be subject to the RANZCP Privacy Policy and any other notifications.