31 July 2020

15 – 17 June 2021


Following the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and NSW, the AORA Board and Conference Committee have made the decision to move the rescheduled November Conference to 15-17 June 2021. Our primary focus is to ensure the health and safety of conference attendees.

The Adelaide Conference that was scheduled to be held in June 2021 will now take place in 2022.

If you have booked a ticket to the Hunter Valley Conference  this will be rolled over to the 2021 conference.  If you are unable to attend, please let us know by no later than 31 August 2020 by emailing conference@aora.org.au and we can arrange a refund.

We will be contacting speakers and exhibitors in the coming weeks to confirm availability, opportunities and attendance for 2021.

Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to see you in 2021!


Peter Wadewitz
National Chair, AORA
Peter Olah
National Executive Officer, AORA


For up to date information and alerts please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert


What is a coronavirus and COVID-19?

Coronaviruses can make humans and animals sick. Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease outbreak is named COVID-19.

How is this coronavirus spread?

The coronavirus is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • direct close contact with a person while they are infectious
  • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or
  • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

Most infections are only transmitted by people when they have symptoms. These can include fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath.

How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. You should:

  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • and if unwell, avoid contact with others (touching, kissing, hugging, and other intimate contact.

Who needs to isolate?

To help limit the spread of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself in the following circumstances:

  • If you have left, or transited through, mainland China in the last 14 days you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of leaving mainland China.
  • If you have left, or transited through Iran on or after 1 March, you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving Iran.
  • If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health homepage at www.health.gov.au.

Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Discuss any questions you have with the Public Health Agency monitoring you.

Contact your state or territory public health agency:

  • ACT call 02 5124 9213
  • NSW call 1300 066 055
  • NT call 08 8922 8044
  • Qld call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
  • SA call 1300 232 272
  • Tas call 1800 671 738
  • Vic call 1300 651 160
  • WA call 08 9328 0553