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"Be the Best You Can Be"

Lipoedema Australia National Conference

Surfers Paradise, August 10 - 12th 2018.


Dear friends and colleagues,

We are pleased to launch sales of tickets for our third 3rd Australian Lipoedema Conference to be held from 10th-12th August 2018 in Surfers Paradise , Queensland.

Our 2016 Melbourne conference was a roaring success, we are aiming to deliver another fantastic event.

The Mantra on View Hotel is an excellent location in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just 160 metres from the beach. Our conference theme is “Be the Best You Can Be”, and provides a great opportunity for patients, partners, and professionals working with Lipoedema to come together and learn more about best practice in Lipoedema management and treatment. And also hear of the latest research from experts, and presentations from international and national speakers.


The Mantra on View Hotel

22 View Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD.

Conference Program

The full program is available on our website here

Pre Conference, Friday 10th August,

5:30pm - Signup sheets and information at Registration Desk

6pm - Welcome! Pre Dinner Drinks 

7pm - Casual dinner with new and old friends (at participants own cost

Conference Registration

The conference registration deslk on the first floor will open at 5.30pm on Friday 10th August.

The Registration Desk will open Saturday and Sunday at 8am and close on Saturday at 5pm and 3pm on Sunday.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations incur $50 administration fee. No refunds after 1st July 2018. Should you wish to cancel, or transfer tickets, please contact the Conference Committee via email lipoedemaaustralia@gmail.com. 

Hotel Information

Mantra on View Hotel offers a great choice of accommodation for conference attendees. It is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise just 160 metres from the beach, and within metres of the light rail and bus station.  Most rooms take in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and stunning Gold Coast skyline. The hotel features a resort style outdoor swimming pool and children's pool, along with a fully equipped gymnasium and tennis courts. 

A special Conference rate has been arranged for delegates. Please call the hotel on (07) 5579 1000 telling them you are booking  for the Lipoedema Australia Conference

There are many accomodation options nearby, many within walking distance. All have different options and features. See http://www.surfersparadise.com to explore other locations should you need to.  Should you require Accessible Accommodation email our Accessible Accommodation Assistant. Mark your email     "Accessible Accom"    lipoedemaaustralia.com.au


Will meals be provided?

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on Saturday.

Saturday night at the Conference Dinner your meal will be included  however a bar will operate for drinks at your own cost.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided on Sunday.

Coffee shop and restaurant located in the hotel.

What does full social functions involve?

Full social functions includes the Welcome on Friday evening, the Conference dinner Saturday night and particpation in excercise opportunites. For partners there will be an opportunity for partners activities. 

Can I bring a friend/spouse/family member?

Partners/Carers/Family members are welcome. We have a special Partner Program Ticket  which includes, Friday Night Welcome ,Saturday Conference Dinner and Saturday afternoon Partner sessions. If you wish to attend  all Conference sessions and meals please buy a "Patient Ticket" instead.

Will there be special workshops for professionals working with lipoedema patients?

Lipoedema Australia welcomes Professionals the conference. Special workshops have been designed to meet the demand for lipoedema education of professionals.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

The Gold Coast Light Rail

Gold Coast Light Rail runs from Helensvale to Broadbeach South. It’s a great way to travel around Gold Coast with Cyress Avenue Station close by and accessible to all levels of mobility. 

Arriving at Brisbane Airport

You can catch the train from Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast. Airtrain services travel between Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast every 15 minutes during the peak (30 minutes during off-peak), making Airtrain the frequent and easy airport transfer.

Travelling from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Airtrain stops at all Gold Coast stations. If you require an airport transfer direct to your Gold Coast accommodation or address consider Airtrain's Train & Transfer (AirtrainConnect) a door to door service. airtrain.com.au

Arriving at Gold Coast Airport

The Tourist Shuttle offers a shuttle service in modern buses from the airport to your accomodation. gcshuttle.com.au

Taxi Service

Gold Coast Cabs offer a fixed price service from  airport to your accommodating. www.gccabs.com.au 

Black Label Transfers 1300 255 522

WAT (Wheelchair accessible taxis) Ph: 131 008 or 07 5588 1234

Uber Service

Uber operates from the Airport to your accommodation. ww.uber.com/en-AU/cities/gold-coast/


The Mantra View Hotel is located in View Ave , not far from the Gold Coast Highway. Parking is easy with your choice of valet parking at a cost of $15 per night per car, undercover secure parking which is available in the adjacent public car park and can be paid direct to the hotel at $8 per night per car and has a height restriction of 1.90m for hotel guests.

If you are a day Conference attender you can access the public car park directly opposite the hotel in View Ave, or use street parking

Where can I contact the organiser with my questions?

Conference Committee: lipoedemaaustralia@gmail.com