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AADANT Drug and Alcohol Conference 2020

16 Sep. 2020 to 17 Sep. 2020
Alice Springs, DoubleTree Hilton

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT will hold their annual Northern Territory drug and alcohol conference September 2020 in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree Hilton.

AADANT regretfully announces the AADANT AOD Conference April 1-2 in Alice Springs will be postponed until September 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience and assure you we will keep you informed of all details surrounding new information. Due to the risks associated with contamination of remote communities and towns without COVID-19 including the workers in the sector, their families and the safety of immunocompromised clients, we have made the difficult decision to postpone.

Although we are not going ahead as planned in April, it is still critically important for the NT AOD Sector and others to practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and risk mitigation. For a practical guide from AADANT, please click here.

There will be two streams at the conference:

  • Provision of Mental Health Services in AOD Treatment
  • Non-residential Treatment Options

Registrations are currently still open.

To complete a registration form, please click here.

Interested in the free screening of In My Blood It Runs? Click here for more information. 

Looking to Register?

Registration Type Cost (GST inclusive)
Non-member two days $600.00
Non-member one day $400.00
Full member two days $500.00
Full member one day  $300.00
Full time student two days $300.00
Full time student one day $150.00

Please note proof of full time registration is required to access the student rate, full time students only.

We are unable to accommodate the sharing of registrations this year, each person must have their own registration on the day they attend.

Guided Site Tours at BushMob

Member organisation BushMob Aboriginal Corporation has generously offered to open their doors to conference delegates for guided site tours. These tours will take place at 36 Priest Street, Alice Springs, just 4km from the conference site.

BushMob is the only residential treatment centre in the Northern Territory providing AOD treatment to young people exclusively.

If you would like to partake in a guided site tour, please reigster through this link:

There is no cost associated with this tour. 

We will advise new dates and times closer to the event.


Panel - TBD

AADANT will be organising a panel for the afternoon of Day 2 as the last session of the conference. Topics will range from harm minimisation, decriminalisation, stigma, policy and advocacy, etc. As panel members are confirmed, they will be added here. If you would like to submit a question for the panel, please email Katie Flynn

Moderated by Margo MacGregor - Therapy and Strategy Social Worker BushMob Aboriginal Corporation

Dr. Jennifer Delima

Director, Addiction and Clinical Forensic Medicine Alice Springs Hospital,  Central Australia Health Service

Dr. Adrian Farrugia

Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University 

Will MacGregor

CEO BushMob Aboriginal Corporation

Dr. Suzie Hudson

Clinical Director, Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies