Victoria Conference 2019

Contact Information

02 9258 7700

Natalie Burt, Event Manager

Rooming block is at full capacity, if you require accommodation contact Natalie at the above details



RACV Cape Schanck Resort


Registrations Open: 4th Mar 19 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 2nd May 19 11:59 PM

Places Available: 2

  • Event date has passed
  • Registrations are closed

Victoria Conference 2019


Program Highlights Fees & Information Registration Inclusions Social Events Awards Venue Accommodation Sponsorship

Join us at the premier event for Victorian lawyers, academics and other professionals who are dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual.

Over one and a half days our expert presenters will discuss, analyse and give their perspectives on current personal injury legal issues. You will gain access to information that contributes to your professional development.

Conference attendees can earn up to 8 CPD points and are invited to attend the networking events, including the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, mingle with other legal professionals and enjoy the new facilities at the recently refurbished RACV Cape Schanck Resort in beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Program highlights

  • Me Too and sexual harassment claims
    Diana Costaras, Barrister-at-law
  • TAC Panel
    Geraldine Collins, Maurice Blackburn
    Jeremy King, Robinson Gill Lawyers
    Jo Panagakis, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • Ethics
    Michael Dolan, Ethics4Lawyers
    Donna Cooper, Ethics4Lawyers
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Conference session times

Friday 3 May 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 4 May 2019
9:00am – 1:30pm

Fees and information (rates inclusive of GST)

Early-bird registrations close Friday 12 April 2019.


Early-bird rate

Standard rate

ALA Member





Additional sponsor rep (day pass only)


Additional social tickets can only be purchased for partners, not colleagues.


Partner ticket price

Welcome Reception

(includes two hours of canapés and beverages, and a seat in the return charter bus from RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Conference Dinner

(includes a 3-course set menu and four hours of unlimited beverages)

Delegate registration inclusions

  • Access to all Conference sessions, from the Keynote Address to the closing session;
  • Morning refreshments on 3 May and 4 May, and lunch and afternoon tea on 3 May;
  • Password to access ALA Victoria Conference event app, which includes conference papers, maps, event schedules, push notifications, speaker biographies, sponsor information and a platform to interact with other delegates;
  • Admission to the Welcome Reception on Thursday 2 May 2019 at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) for canapés and beverages from 6:30–8:30pm, and a seat on a private chartered bus from RACV Cape Schanck Resort to BYS. Additional tickets can be purchased for adults for $105.00.
  • Admission to the Conference Dinner to be held at the Great Southern Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck on Friday 3 May 2019 from 7:00pm. Additional adult tickets can be purchased for $170.00; and
  • An entry form for the ALA draw prize.
  • Claim up to 8 CPD points.

Social events

Welcome Reception

This function will be held on Thursday 2 May from 6:30pm at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS). Guests will be provided with a seat on a return chartered bus from RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Canapés and beverages will be served from 6:30-8:00pm.

On the first level, the Southern Waters Room offers stunning views over Port Phillip Bay and the new marina.

Admission is included with delegate conference registration.
Additional guest tickets can be purchased for $105.00 when registering.

Conference Dinner

This event will be held at The Grand Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck Resort, with pre-dinner drinks and the Dinner to follow.

Additional guest tickets can be purchased for $170.00 when registering.

If you would like to purchase guest tickets after you have processed your booking, please email


Victorian Civil Justice Award

Each year the ALA presents a Victorian Civil Justice Award to a deserving recipient in accordance with the outlined criteria.

The award provides a platform of recognition to an individual who has fought for justice. The award generates significant media attention and provides additional opportunities for the recipient to raise further awareness about the issues for which they have fought, both within the legal fraternity and more broadly.

Forward all nominations for the Civil Justice Award to Richard Trim at by COB Friday 15 March 2019.


Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939

Come experience the best of what Victorian tourism has to offer at the brand new RACV Resort at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. When it comes to a getaway, location is everything, and Cape Schanck offers some of the most breathtaking views in Victoria. On a clear day, you’ll see the distant Melbourne city skyline as well as Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait – and at night, you’ll walk underneath a canopy of bright stars. At the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll find dramatic landscapes, unspoilt beaches, scenic walking tracks and unparalleled views over the wild waters of Bass Strait. As soon as you walk in the door you will begin to unwind and be inspired by the amazing facilities, the fantastic rooms and the beautiful surrounds.

This venue provides the perfect chance to recharge and relax.

Plenary/concurrent sessions: Horizon Ballroom
Exhibition: Horizon Ballroom pre-function
Dinner: Great Southern Ballroom


RACV Cape Schanck Resort Parking

RACV Cape Schanck offers complimentary outdoor car park to all guests using the facilities.


Rooming block is at full capacity, if you require accommodation contact Natalie at the above details

RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) have arranged discounted accommodation at RACV Cape Schanck Resort for Conference attendees.

There are two accommodation types. When booking online please select the correct room type as they have different prices.

All prices include one buffet breakfast — if two people will be occupying the room you will need to add an additional breakfast to your registration to claim the discounted rate.

To obtain the discounted rate for 2–4 May 2019, please secure your accommodation through registering online or by contacting our events team at

Room type


Superior Room
(Main Building)
Located within the main resort building where breakfast, the Conference and Dinner is held. These luxurious hotel style rooms have views of either our incredible golf course, Bass Strait or Port Phillip Bay.
The room accommodates two adults in one king bed or two single beds.
Ocean View Room (External Building)

These rooms are located a short distance scenic walk or drive away from the main building within the picturesque grounds of the Resort.
You will need to make your own way to the main building for breakfast, the conference and dinner is held.
The room accommodates two adults in one king bed or two single beds.


Terms and Conditions



$25.00 per person when pre-purchased through the ALA (otherwise you will be charged $31.00 upon check-out).
Breakfast is located in the main building at Cape Restaurant.


Complimentary wi-fi within accommodation and conference rooms.
Distance from Cape Schanck Resort Both the accommodation and function spaces are located within RACV Cape Schanck. Ask hotel reception for directions; there are also various directories located within the hotel.
Terms and Conditions

No penalty will apply for accommodation cancellations prior to 5 April 2019.

The ALA will endeavour to sell the cancelled accommodation to another delegate. If we are unable to, the delegate wishing to cancel accommodation will be subject to 100% of the accommodate rate.

No-shows are subject to 100% of the accommodation rate.


If you require a twin room, please specify during registration and email

If sharing a room with someone (other than a partner), please state their name under 'share with' option when completing the registration. Please ensure that one of the delegates secures, and pays for the accommodation.

Upon check-in, a credit card will be required and a $1.00 bond per night will be held on the card. Delegates will settle their own account according to the hotel terms and conditions.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Please see below sponsorship opportunities available at the Conference:

  • Major Partner - SOLD
  • Partner - SOLD
  • Exhibitor - SOLD
  • Welcome Reception sponsor
  • Conference Dinner sponsor
  • Photo booth sponsor - SOLD
  • Conference app sponsor - SOLD
  • Lanyard sponsor
  • Advertiser
  • Catering break sponsor
  • Session sponsor

Please contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.