The Fourth National Conference of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport and Community Services (NATSIC)

Tuesday 20 April and Wednesday 21 April 2021
Doltone House Conference and Convention Centre Darling Harbour Sydney

Whether it be social inclusion, health, education, employment, housing or any Closing the Gap priorities, easing transport disadvantage is key.
This is an event of national significance and provides opportunity for people from all sectors to contribute to solutions.
The event is the fourth National Event organised by NATSIC, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport and Community Services Corporation, whose vision is to eliminate transport disadvantage for every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person in Australia.
The conference also provides great networking opportunities through networking breaks, an evening networking function and a Conference
Dinner and Awards Night with live entertainment provided by The Dale Huddleston Band.
Dale Huddlestone

Registration to attend this two day event is $900 per person however for those who want to take advantage of paying this financial year register prior to 30 June 2020 the cost is only $630 per person, a 30% discount.
Registration includes all conference meals and evening events including conference dinner.
To register simply email the names of those attending to and we will reply email confirmations and details.
Enquiries welcome (02) 9659 2602
In the unlikely circumstance that the 2021 Conference is rescheduled full refunds will be offered as happened when NATSIC needed to reschedule the 2020 Conference due to the coronavirus situation.


Event Sponsors
Potential Sponsors and Speakers

If you would be interested in sponsoring or speaking at this event and helping NATSIC reduce Aboriginal Disadvantage please contact Ron Palmer, Sponsorship and Program Coordinator on 0420 791 280

Conference Managers

Event Sponsors

Speakers include:

Donna Murray Donna Murray, CEO Indigenous Allied Health Australia discusses the needs for Culturally Competent Allied Health Workers

Graham Aitken Graham Aitken, CEO of Aboriginal Community Services , South Australia’s largest aged care providers for Aboriginal Elders will discuss "The Importance of Transport for Quality Aged Care Services for Aboriginal Communities "

Frank Quinlan Frank Quinlan, Executive Royal Flying Doctors presents on the challenges of overcoming distance to deliver essential health services

Patricia Cullen Doctor Patricia Cullen, Research Fellow, University of NSW “Removing the Barriers to Driver Licensing for Aboriginal People”

Gene Corbett Gene Corbett, Former Formula One Team Training Manager and Media Road Safety Celebrity discusses road safety issues in Australian metro and regional settings.

Terry O'Toole Terry O'Toole, CEO Transit Care, Gold Coast – "Reducing Disadvantage through Transport Solutions"

Lyndon Stevenson Lyndon Stevenson, CEO of Community Transport Services Victoria and Chair of Australian Community Transport Association, the National Peak Body for Community Transport

Juliet a Rottemberg Transport Engineer, Juliet a Rottemberg, shares research conducted with CSIRO Doctors of Engineering and Sociology, linking transport disadvantage and social exclusion

Harry Harun Harry Harun, Chair of NATSIC and Senior Manager Aboriginal Community Services South Australia

Terry Chenery Terry Chenery, formerly with NSW Police Force, NSW Ombudsman, Aboriginal Affairs, Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council and Link-Up. Terry will chair our conference and moderate some of our Q & A Panels.

Terry Chenery Jim Golden-Brown CEO National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport and Community Services Corporation will be our Conference Leader, Host and Manager

Other speakers announced progressively and will include:
• Government Ministers
• Aboriginal Business Leaders
• Transport Sector Innovators
• Government Decision Makers
• Community Sector Leaders
• Researchers and Academics


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Logo Meaning

The 7 Circles Connecting to Transport – NATSIC
Each Circle Represents Each State – NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT, SA, WA, NT.
Middle Circle is the National Body - NATSIC
Blue is the Water that Surrounds Us – Orange is the Land We’re On
Tracks Connect All States, People and Communities
Brown – Represents People and Communities in Unity.