RACGP Conferences


A list of previous Conventions / Conferences from 1960 to 1969 and RACGP 1975 to 2023

Convention / Conference Title

Theme

Location

Dates

1960 General Practitioners’ Convention

 

Chevron Hotel, Melbourne

10-15 October 1960

1963 Second General Practitioners’ Convention

 

Randwick Racecourse, Randwick, NSW

21-25 October 1963

1966 Third Australian General Practitioners’ Convention

 

Walter Duncan Hall, Wayville Showgrounds, Adelaide

24-28 October 1966

1969 Fourth Australian General Practitioners’ Convention

The Changing Face of General Practice

University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane

17-23 May 1969

1975 Fifth Australian General Practitioners’ Convention

Convention ’75 - Caring for People

Kuring-Gai College of Advanced Education, Lindfield, Sydney

25-29 August 1975

1976 Clinical Meeting Programme
(as part of the 19th AGM)

 

Gateway Inn Motel, Brisbane

25-28 August 1976

1977 Clinical Meeting Programme    
(as part of the 20th AGM)

 

Wrest Point Hotel, Hobart

8-11 November 1977

1978 Clinical Meeting Programme    
(as part of the 21st AGM)

 

Boulevard Hotel, 90 William Street, Sydney

22-28 October 1978

1979 Scientific Programme
(as part of the 22nd AGM)

Initiatives in General Practice

Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne

8-13 October 1979

1980 Scientific Programme
(as part of the 23rd AGM)

The Doctor and the Law

Oberoi Adelaide

10-16 August 1980

1981 Scientific Programme 
(as part of the 24th AGM)

The Expanding Frontiers of General Practice

Newcastle, NSW

18-23 October 1981

1982 Annual Convention

Update for the ‘80s

Lennons Plaza Hotel, Queen Street, Brisbane

17-22 October 1982

1983 National Convention

Insight ‘83

Gateway Motor Inn, Devonport & Hobart

23-30 October 1983

1984 National Convention

Doctor at Large

Churchlands College of Advanced Education, Perth

2-8 September 1984

1985 College Annual Convention

Challenge ‘85

Regent Hotel, Melbourne

September 1985

1986 National Conference

 

Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide

19-24 October 1986

1987 National Convention

The Way Ahead – Quality Care

Manly Pacific International Hotel, Sydney, NSW

30 August – 4 September 1987

1988 National Convention

Medicine in the Sun

Gold Coast International Hotel, Surfers Paradise

3-8 September 1988

1989 National Convention
(Convention cancelled due to Pilot’s Strike)

Going Places ‘89

Sheraton Hotel, Hobart

24-29 September 1989

1990 National Convention

Update on Medicine

Observation City Resort Hotel, Scarborough, Perth

26-29 September 1990

1991 National Convention

Going Places 91

Wrest Point Casino, Hobart

22-25 September 1991

1992 Annual Scientific Convention

GP – The “Compleat” Doctor

Hilton on the Park, Melbourne

20-25 September 1992

1993 Annual Scientific Convention

Expanding the Boundaries

Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

3-8 October 1993

1994 Annual Scientific Convention

 

National Convention Centre Canberra

11-16 September 1994

1995 Annual Scientific Convention

Continuing Care

Hotel Conrad & Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast

24-29 September 1995

1996 Annual Scientific Convention

The Rise of the Generalist

Hyatt Regency, Perth

14-18 October 1996

1997 Annual Scientific Convention

Global '97 Practice

Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart

 30 September – 3 October 1997

1998 Annual Scientific Convention

98 Building Best Practice

Hilton on the Park, Melbourne

11-15 October 1998

1999 Annual Scientific Convention

Innovation and leadership towards the millennium

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

24-29 October 1999

2000 Annual Scientific Convention

Rural & Reef

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

8-13 October 2000

2001 Annual Scientific Convention

General Practice at the Centenary of Australian Federation

Sydney Hilton Hotel

27 September – 1 October 2001

2002 Annual Scientific Convention

Living Better: Towards a Better Quality of Life

Burswood International Resort, Perth

5-9 October 2002

2003 National Convention

Balance 2003 - Weighing the Demands

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

5-10 October 2003

2004 Annual Scientific Convention

Celebrating Diversity in General Practice

Grand Hyatt Hotel Melbourne

30 September – 3 October 2004

2005 Annual Scientific Convention

Unity and Care

Holiday Inn Esplanade, Darwin

29 September – 2 October 2005

2006 Annual Scientific Convention

Be the future

Brisbane Convention Centre

5-8 October 2006

2007 Annual Scientific Convention

Our patients Our communities Our profession

Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

4-7 October 2007

2008 Annual Scientific Convention  (combined with WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference)

A celebration of diversity

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2-5 October 2008

GP09 The Conference for General Practice

A doctor for all seasons

 

Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth

1-4 October 2009

GP10 The Conference for General Practice
(combined conference with Australian Association of Practice Managers - AAPM)

Shape our future

Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland

6-9 October 2010

GP11 The Conference for General Practice

Explore. Collaborate. Innovate

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

6-8 October 2011

GP12 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Leading primary care

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

25-27 October 2012

GP13 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Individual. Family. Community.

Darwin Convention Centre

17-19 October 2013

GP14 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Lead. Inspire. The future of general practice: future proofing the profession

Adelaide Convention Centre

9-11 October 2014

GP15 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Our Future in Practice

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21-23 September 2015

GP16 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Clinical, Digital, Leadership

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

29 September – 1 October 2016

GP17 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

General Practice: The foundation of patient-centred care

Sydney International Convention Centre

26-28 October 2017

GP18 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

General Practice: The centre of health in Australia

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

11-13 October 2018

GP19 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Your patients. Your community. Your solutions.

Adelaide Convention Centre

24-26 October 2019

GP20 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Connect. Learn. Inspire.  #GP20Connect

n/a – Online Conference

16-28 November 2020

GP21 The RACGP Conference for General Practice                   
(Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

Celebrating Members #GP21Connect

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

19-21 November 2021

GP22 The RACGP Conference for General Practice

Celebrating Members #GP22Connect

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

25-27 November 2022

WONCA 2023 / GP23 Recovery, reconnection and revival. A celebration of primary care.
#WONCASydney2023
Sydney International Convention Centre 26-29 October 2023

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