Play 2023 Darwin Conference

WHEN: Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd June 2023
WHERE: DoubleTree  by Hilton Hotel Esplanade, Darwin

We have released the final Conference Program

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Play Therapy 2023 is a 3 day experience not to be missed.
The conference will attract approximately 150 -200 delegates, nationally and internationally.

Celebrating 13 years of Play Therapy Day.

This conference will continue to raise awareness about the benefits of Play Therapy by also bringing in so many wonderful professionals to also gain awareness about why this wonderful day is so important to the field.

Play Therapy Day being started in 2010 really supported the national and internationally Asia pacific countries with a day to get out and highlight the wonderful things that Play Therapists do for children, families and communities within Australia and internationally.

The presenters.

Our three Esteemed Presenters have been waiting for this conference to happen and are well prepared. Please see their bio’s below, you will be blown away by their amazing skills.

Conferencing in Darwin:


We honour and celebrate 13 years of national and international Play Therapy Day.Work, Rest and Play.  Why not discover Darwin in its wonderful dry season where the temperature is typically like a lovely Spring day. Avoid the winter and potentially stay the week. With Kakadu on the door step and just a hop, skip and a jump to the jumping crocodiles, there are so many wonderful things to do in this wonderful location.   

Delegate professional backgrounds will include but will not be limited to:   

Play Therapists, Art Therapists Social Workers Occupational Therapists Mental Health Workers, Psychotherapists Counsellors Psychologists, Nurses, Early childhood and primary school teachers Education providers, Pediatric Health Workers, Researchers and academics individuals interested in child’s early childhood, wellbeing and welfare



Mates Rates: up to 15/10/22 – $540
Very Early Bird: up to 15/12/22 – $550
Early Bird: up to 14/02/23 – $570
Full fee: from 15/04/23 – $620

– Member rates for APPTA/APTA offered
– 3 day tickets come with welcome drinks and conference dinner for one adult 

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Guest Speakers

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Dr Rick Gaskill

Dr Brandy Schumann

Dr Brandy Schumann

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Ms Yael Livneh

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