December is summer in Canberra, average temperatures range from 12.6 – 27°C (54.7 – 80.6°F), with little humidity and balmy nights. For more information see


Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee and the Conference Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

People with Special Needs

Every effort is made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation on your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Canberra a pleasant and comfortable experience.

The Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) 2017 Conference including the Conference Organisers will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the SMHR 2017 Conference and Exhibition or related events.

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