Conference Information

Registrations are open now for the 2019 OranaSafe Local Government Health & Wellbeing Conference.

There is no cost to register for this conference. 

Local Governments within Western NSW are invited to attend, with attendees expected to include operators and team leaders, through to HR, Risk Managers/Officers, Directors, Management and Mayors. 

Held Thursday & Friday, 24-25 October 2019.

Registrations close Friday, 11 October. 

See below details of the agenda, evening, speakers or submit your questions!


The conference will be held at Gilgandra Services Club, Morris Street Gilgandra NSW 2827.
On Thursday evening, we will be hosting a dinner at the Gilgandra Racecourse, Racecourse Road Gilgandra NSW 2827.


Thursday, 24 October 2019

Registration   9.00am - 10.00am
Introduction 10.00am - 10.15am
Key note speaker,        
Marty Wilson

10.15am - 11.15am
Mario Halouvas
11.15am - 12.15pm
Lunch/networking  12.15pm - 1.00pm
Terry Wong
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Anna-Louise Bouvier
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Afternoon tea
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Camilla Kenny
4.00pm - 5.00pm


Pre-dinner canapes*  6.00pm - 7.00pm
Meal 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Key note speaker
Layne Beachley     

8.30pm - 9.30pm

*Please note there is no cost for dinner, drinks will be available upon purchase. 
Transport is available to the dinner, please book when registering.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Keynote speaker,
Paul Spinks
9.00am - 10.30am
Morning tea 10.30am - 11.00am
Jay Lewis
11.00am - 12.00pm
Conference close
12.00pm - 12.15pm


Speakers & Topics

Layne Beachley
Layne Beachley AO is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003). Layne then went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008. On Australia Day 2015, Layne was awarded with an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to the community through support for a wide range of charitable organisations, as a mentor for women in sport and as a world champion surfer.
As one of Australia’s most trusted and respected brands, Layne now travels the world sharing her powerful story, inspiring and empowering people to live a more fulfilled life.

Marty Wilson
On the way to creating his 11 books (and counting) in the bestselling What I Wish I Knew series, Marty has interviewed over 1000 inspirational people on how to do business, and life, well. From footy coach Wayne Bennett to a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row in L.A., from Comic Anh Do to a mother of eleven children, from a 911 survivor to chef Maggie Beer.
Learn as Marty tells us that Work is Not Meant to be a Holiday; or to Face Your Stuff, Don't Stuff Your Face; How to Set Health Goals You Will Actually Keep and all about Resilience.

Paul Spinks
Advanced Care Paramedic and trauma Councillor for fifteen years, Paul Spinks, has a clear message “are we micro-managing ourselves sick, or are we micro-managing ourselves well”?
Paul talks mental health in the workplace, depression and the impacts on our mental health and wellbeing.

Anna-Louise Bouvier
Anna is presenting on how to set up a Health & Wellbeing program, the strategic planning involved and then give us ideas on health & wellbeing initiatives that can be implemented in the workplace. This will give you real ideas to take back to the workplace!

Mario Halouvas
Mario is the National Learning & Development Manager for Priority Management. He tells us our time and wellness matters. When productivity is critical, maintaining your well-being and avoiding information overload are key.

Terry Wong
Terry is the General Manager at Move 4 Life - the benchmark in preventing sprain & strain injuries and future proofing an ageing workforce. A physiotherapist by-trade, Terry has spent the last 14 years in workplace rehabilitation, occupational health, injury prevention and training.  He has held a position as Chair of the Occupational Health Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is widely published on these subjects. Terry will speak to us about safe manual handling to reduce the risk of sprain & strain injuries, incidental exercise and future proofing the ageing workforce

Camilla Kenny
As the Rural Mental Health Coordinator for the Western NSW Local Health District, Camilla teaches us about workplace support skills for managing stress, the signs a person may be struggling with their mental health and how to help someone at risk of suicide. Camilla will also identify resources available in the Orana region for mental health.

Jay Lewis
Jay is Principal Inspector within the Ergonomics & Working Environment Team of SafeWork NSW. This will be an information session on PErforM - Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM) is a simple manual risk management program based on participative ergonomics, an internationally recommended approach for reducing musculoskeletal disorders.

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