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The inaugural NATSIEH Conference was held in Cairns in 1998. Conferences are currently held on a biennial basis and provide environmental health practitioners with a unique opportunity to showcase their projects, build professional networks, and learn from one another. Previous conferences have been held in the following Australian locations:

Cairns 1998
Broome 1999
Alice Springs 2000
Adelaide 2002
Terrigal 2004
Cairns 2007
Kalgoorlie 2009
Darwin 2011
Adelaide 2013
Coffs Harbour 2015

The aim of these national conferences is to increase the understanding and awareness of environmental health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a key focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

The conference provided delegates with the opportunity to hear and view presentations, from a variety of environmental health practitioners from across Australia, that highlight the programs and activities being undertaken in their own settings and the challenges faced in striving to achieve the conference theme: Connecting environmental health through partnerships – a grassroots approach.

The next NATSIEH Conference is scheduled to be held in Western Australia in September/October 2019.


About The Artwork


Conference artwork titled “Dugong, Clamshells, and Sea Urchin” appears courtesy of the artist, Patricia Singleton.


Conference artwork titled “Torres Strait Partnership” appears courtesy of Mario Assan