International Symposium on Extending Care to 21

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th June

Park Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne Registrations

About the symposium

Every state and territory in Australia is now on board with #makeit21. While this is fantastic news for young people in out-of-home care, there is still a lot of work to be done. Join us at the third Home Stretch Symposium in Melbourne on 15 and 16 June, where we will hear from speakers from Australia and overseas presenting the latest research and evidence-based best practice in Extended Care to 21 years policy.

What you’ll learn:

  • Update on extended care to 21 policy implementation across Australia 
  • Experiences and challenges of implementation and service delivery of extended care to 21 years
  • Best practice policies in extended care to 21
  • Latest national and international evaluations on extended care to 21

Who should attend:

  • State & territory government representatives 
  • Federal government representatives
  • Out-of-home care service providers   
  • Policy officers and evaluators
  • Academics with an interest in out-of-home care
  • Peak Bodies, independent agencies and consumer groups

Program (coming soon)

Download Program as PDF

Sign The Pledge

Every child deserves to be supported into adulthood – extending out of home care until the age of 21 will give thousands of young people the additional guidance they need to have a real shot at life.


We will not share your information with any 3rd party entities.
Find out more by reading our privacy policy.