Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future. Celebrating Faith, Culture and Spirituality in Perth, 1-5 October 2018
NATSICC National Assembly
Online Registration

The online registration portal is the preferred method of registration for the Assembly. The cost for Registration is $600. Click on the accommodation button above for more information on the p[rices of Clontarf College and the Metro Hotel.


Both youth and adult registrations can be completed along with accommodation bookings.


Click here to register and to book your accommodation for the 2018 NATSICC Assembly.

Adult Assembly


Delegates will come together in Perth from 1-5 October 2018 to experience an event that will explore the faith, spirituality and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.  World renowned speakers will share their thoughts on our theme and workshop presenters sourced from throughout Australia will explore a range of topics ranging from education through to healing. The program is subject to change.


Keynote Speakers


Fr Frank Brennan SJ OAM

Dr. Richard Walley OAM

Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

(please note that Senator Dodson is unable to present due to Parliamentary commitments). A replacement will be announced soon.


Click here for the NATSICC Assembly Keynote Speaker page






On Tuesday 2 October delegates will have the choice to attend over 10 workshops on a number of topics relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.


Overviews of the Workshop choices can be found here

Youth Assembly

The NATSICC Youth Assembly will take place at the same time as the main Assembly. Youth aged between 15 - 25 are invited to attend and listen to talks by young role models as well participate in sessions designed to unpack faith and build self confidence.


There will be times where the main Assembly and the Youth Assembly will come together to give young people the opportunity to talk with Elders and learn from one another. Registration is via the online portal.


Click here for the Youth Assembly page.

Yarning circles and the 2020 plenary

Delegates will have the opportunity to talk and share following every main session. Weather permitting, delegates will head outside and sit and talk in small groups to unpack and build upon what they have just heard or experienced.


This is a very traditional way of listening and sharing and the outcomes achieved in these yarning circles will contribute to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice at the 2020 Plenary.


The Technology Park Function Centre is nestled in the lush parkland setting of Technology Park Bentley, located just 6 kilometers from Perth CBD and opposite Curtin University.


Address:  2 Brodie Hall Drive (corner Hayman Road) Bentley, WA 6102.  TransPerth bus routes 100, 34 and 74.


Facilities: First and foremost, Technology Park was chosen because of its surrounding outdoor areas. Beautiful grassed areas dotted with tress for shade will provide delegates (weather permitting) with a space to yarn and share.


  • 150 free parking bays plus overflow carpark if required
  • Specific parking bays for those with disabilities
  • Super fast Wireless internet and it’s FREE!
  • On site catering for delicious food and beverages


Technology Park is close to shops and medical facilities.



NATSICC has negotiated several accommodation options for delegates of the Assembly. Full pricing is available in the Online Registration portal.


Clontarf College - $220 Single and $400 twin share (1 -5 October)

Located just 2.3kms from Technology Park, Clontarf College offers basic, shared bathroom accommodation with tea and coffee facilities in a college setting. Rooms are twin share configuration. We encourage any single occupy delegates to utilise the Metro hotel to allow for delegates traveling in pairs and groups to utilise the college. A shuttle will run from the college to the venue in the morning and evenings. Book via the Online portal.


Metro Hotel - the official Assembly hotel. $170 per night for single twin or $190* per night for a 4 share (*Best Value)

The Metro Hotel is the closest commercial accommodation to Technology Park (4.4kms). Hosting an array of rooms from single to 4 share, the Metro  offering glimpses of Perth city or the Darling Ranges. The spacious Standard Rooms are well appointed with modern conveniences such as Internet access and Foxtel, most with private balcony. NATSICC has negotiated excellent rates that include an Assembly shuttle and breakfast each day. Book the Metro here.

Delegate Sponsorship Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics number over 120,000 and are the youngest and fastest demographic within the Catholic Church in Australia.


Whilst many of our people would benefit greatly in attending the Assembly, many do not have the financial means to be able to do so. It is for this reason that NATSICC has created the Delegate Sponsorship Program. We invite your school, organisation or parish to consider sponsoring an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Catholic from your State / Territory (or from an area of your choice).


For more information, please download the program flyer and contact either the NATSICC office on 08 8363 2963 ( or your local councillor as listed in the brochure.

School Leaders Day

For the first time, NATSICC has invited Aboriginal and Tores Strait Islander leaders from local schools to attend a day of the Assembly. The students will spend a day with the Assembly Youth group and enjoy a special program designed to inspire and grow faith.

Full details are available here.


The 2018 NATSICC, ‘Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future.’, National Assembly in Perth is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your locally crafted items to people from around Australia, including Bishops, Perth community members and importantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.


Sale items can include (but not limited to):

Traditional artwork, crafts, Religious items (Rosary beads, cloths, vestments etc.), resources (books, bookmarks, posters etc.), jewelry, clothing, music and/or anything else that you have made!


We would also welcome applications from organisations that would like to share information on their programs with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  people.


Opening hours for the Marketplace:


Monday 1 October - 11am - 1pm

Tuesday 2 October - 12.15pm -1.15pm

Wednesday 3 October - 7pm -9pm

Thursday 4 October - 12pm - 1pm

Friday - 1pm - 2pm



National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069   |   | 08 8363 2963


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