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Lipoedema Australia began as an online community bringing together those who are effected by Lipoedema - a largely undiagnosed disease which affects approximately 1 in 11 women in Australia. Lipoedema Australia is now a national charity and is the peak body for Lipoedema.

Having Lipoedema can often be a lonely journey, however treatment continues to evolve as Lipoedema gains recognition from the medical community. Lipoedema Australia brings patients together once every two years for a powerful and motivating opportunity that is unique within the Lipoedema community in Australia.

The power of being in a space with sufferers of the same condition has seen many attendees tearful with joy. An alignment of attendees that has been so rarely felt before, because they have always felt so alone in this journey.

Having so many Lipoedema patients in the one space is a rare opportunity for the medical community. This Conference not only brings a kinship to patients, but a collective of current medical experts and support services together.

Streams offered in the Conference program focus around patient-centred information and takeaways with a supplementing stream supporting the work within the medical industry to keep advancing the services and treatment of patients.

The 2020 conference will make it Lipoedema Australia’s largest event yet!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the updates. Be sure to register your interest in the event so that you can receive relevant news and updates as the planning for the Conference evolves.

Want to be involved?

You can support and be a part of the Lipoedema community by way of sponsorship or having an exhibition stand. The Conference is a great opportunity to connect on a genuine level with those who have Lipoedema, to offer support, advice, services or products.

The feedback received from delegates attending the 2018 Conference has been overwhelming positive with 90% of respondents rating it as Very Good to Excellent. The results from 2018 show that over 74% of survey respondents are likely to recommend the event to others, a sure sign of the potential increase in numbers for 2020.


Please note that the below times are an approximation and are subject to change without notice.

Friday 14 August 2020
Welcome Reception

Saturday 15 August 2020
Registrations open – 8:30am
Program – 9:00am-4:30pm
Conference Dinner – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 16 August 2020
Registrations open – 8:30am
Program – 9:00am-4:30pm


It is anticipated that registrations for the Conference will open early in 2020. Please ensure that you register your expression of interest in the event to be able to receive updates as the planning evolves.


The Novotel Sydney International Airport have enough rooms currently available to be able to stay onsite at the Conference venue. All accommodation rooms are to be booked directly by delegates.