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ACEM - RRR EM Conference 2024

Find the answer to some frequently asked questions about attending Regional, Rural and Remote Emergency Medicine Conference taking place in Darwin, NT on 7-9 July 2024.

No babysitter? No worries! The Regional, Rural & Remote Emergency Medicine Conference 2024 will be offering an onsite childcare service on Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July 2024. Registered delegates can use the childcare service at a special half day rate of $70.00 (+GST) per child, or the full day rate of $130.00 (+GST) per child.


Run by Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd, the service will be located in the same building as the Conference. This will ensure that drop-off and pick-up is quick and easy, as well as providing parents with the confidence that their children are not far away.


Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd has been providing premium quality temporary childcare facilities at major events/conferences for many years and recognise and accept the important responsibility entrusted in them by clients and the parents of the children in their care. For more information on Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd, please go to




$70.00 (+GST) per child per half day/$130.00 (+GST) for a full day for registered conference delegates.

Payment for childcare is to be paid by credit card at the time of the booking. Payment types accepted are VISA/Mastercard & Amex**.

**Amex surcharge 2.5%




Please contact Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd direct by:

Email: Please email an enquiry to Abracadabra Childcare Services on:

Or you can complete the booking form and email to Abracadabra Childcare Services

Phone: 1300 011 167 during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday AEST); or 0403 222 117 (After Hours via Text).



Online Booking/Enquiry: 

(Please note whilst the form is for in-home care, you will register your interest by filling in the details and it will be noted under the ‘Reason for Booking’ Section that you are a delegate attending this event)




It is important to pre-register your child’s name early as places are limited. Pre-registering for childcare allows us to ensure we have an adequate staff/child ratio according to ages. Please note that registrations close 1 week out from the Conference. Please note: We will not be accepting any drop-ins on the day/s.

Please contact Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd direct on 1300 011 167 during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday AEST) or 0403 222 117 (After Hours via Text).




Childcare will be located at the Darwin Convention Centre, Room Number to be advised closer to the date of the event.

Please allow enough time to drop your child/ren off at childcare to fill out the attendance form and help them settle in.




This facility is available for children aged 0 to 12 years.




  • We ask that you bring the child’s food and snacks for the day, including drink bottles clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Water and fruit will be available.
  • Please be sure to inform us of any allergies when you arrive.
  • Please DO NOT bring food with traces of nuts or eggs to avoid any allergic/anaphylactic reactions.




For children aged 3 and under who require an afternoon sleep, please bring along his/her pram or stroller. There will also be a space provided in the Creche for quiet time providing floor mats, cushions, and soft toys.




There are toilets accessible within close proximity to the room so children do not need to be taken off site.


For children in nappies, parents must provide a change mat, fresh nappies, wipes, creams and nappy bags.




The following sessions are available for childcare. To assist you with planning your childcare click here to view the Conference program

Childcare Session Time Delegate Rate
Monday 8th July 8.30am to 1.00pm

1.00pm to 5.30pm
$70.00 (+GST) per child half day

$130.00 (+GST) per child full day
Tuesday 9th July 8.00am to 1.00pm

1.00pm to 6.00pm
$70.00 (+GST) per child half day

$130.00 (+GST) per child full day


  • All children must be signed in and out by a legal guardian.
  • Children must be collected by 5.30pm on Monday 8th July & 6pm on Tuesday 9th
  • Parent/Carer must always be contactable via mobile phone while children are in care.
  • The childcare phone number will be provided upon arrival.

If you need a casual nanny or babysitter service to attend workshops or social functions, you are welcome to book via Abracadabra Childcare Services Pty Ltd.

Nannies/Carers have their Working with Children Clearance Check, First Aid Certificate and interviews and reference checks with past and present employers have been conducted. The carers work a minimum of 4 hours per day where there is only one shift per day. 

They have agency casual booking fees in place to cover the cost associated with the time, effort and resources to ensure that the candidates who respond to their advertising are fully registered, interviewed, reference checked, and all online verifications are carried out to ensure that they have fully screened and reference checked carers to place for your bookings. Each casual/temp booking placed carries a minimum 4 hours to offer incentive to our carers to take on the fewer hours. If fewer hours are offered, they find they cannot offer the consistency you are looking for or need as the carers move on to other roles which are offering more hours. 

The minimum daily agency booking fee for is $40 (+GST) per day booked depending on the location of care and on the amount of notice they receive that the care is required. This is payable by credit card upon engagement in the services to cover the cost of the search for a suitable carer for you and your family. Please note that late bookings (less than 48 business hours) and remote locations are slightly higher. The agency will conduct a search on their current database and, in line with the criteria set out on your registration form, will select the carer for you. Once a carer has been confirmed for the days/hours you require, Abracadabra will contact you to provide a brief on the carer including their past experiences and qualifications and their hourly rate. Time allowing, they will also arrange for the carer to contact you prior to the sit to introduce themselves to you via phone.  

The carers work a minimum of 4 hours per day where there is only one shift per day.  The hourly rate for a Nanny/Carer would be between $35 to $40 per hour payable by the family directly to the carer plus any kilometres travelled using carers vehicle for the transportation of your child(ren).  This is based on no invoice for the hours of work being required for reimbursement purposes and payment for the hours of work being paid directly to the carer. 


Please Note:

  • Earliest start time for care is 5.00am and the latest finish time is 12.00am, otherwise an overnight stay will be required and different rates apply.
  • For the above option if the carer is required to use their own vehicle during working hours for transportation of your child(ren) for taking to activities, etc then the charge per km is currently $0.92 per km payable directly to the carer.   The carer would be provided with a vehicle log form for completion during the week and it would then be returned to you at the end of each week for reimbursement when paying the carer directly.  Please note that if a car seat is required for your child(ren) this would need to be able to be provided to the carer.  
  • If you require an invoice for reimbursement purposes through your Company or Funding Entity (e.g. NDIS, Community Services etc) please be aware that the costs will vary as the processes for engagement in our services will differ and the agency will be paying the carer on your behalf.  The agency ask that you to please advise us before completing any forms to engage our services.
  • If care is for more than one family please advise as there are surcharges involved for the agency booking fee and hourly rate.
  • Fees and charges are subject to change. 


You can book via the website and the agency will contact you upon receipt to obtain any additional information including credit card details for the processing of the agency booking fees. 

In support of delegates with parenting or caring responsibilities, a private section in the childcare room is available from Monday 8 July and Tuesday 9 July during the registration opening hours. Please ask at the registration desk for further assistance.

The Conference will be delivered in person and online. Selected workshops will allow for virtual participation on Sunday 7 July. All sessions, including plenary and concurrent sessions, will be live-streamed on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July.

In-person and online attendees will receive access to recorded content post-event, pending speaker consent.

Yes, the Conference will be accredited for ACEM members. Exact Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to be advertised in due course.

ACEM members are encouraged to input their membership number into the registration form, and CPD will be automatically processed on your behalf post-event.

The Conference is planned to be a sustainable event. Initiatives include:

  • The Conference will not offer delegates satchels to reduce our waste to landfill
  • Delegates are encouraged to bring their own bag, notepad and pen to minimise our footprint
  • We encourage all delegates to return the name badges at conclusion of the Conference so that they can be repurposed for other events
  • We are proud that our Conference app includes all program information and allows delegates to participate in Q&As

For more information regarding how Darwin Convention Centre are working to improve its performance as an environmentally sustainable event facility, click here.

If you need a PDF program for your professional development application or any other purpose, please contact us at