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Childcare services


We are pleased to inform our attendees that there will be childcare services available during congress days to attendees that wish to travel with children. The service, provided by ‘Victorian Babysitting Service’, is offered to all ages – from newborn to teens. For your convenience, carers will travel to your hotel and care for your children within your room. All carers are experienced and thoroughly screened with the following valid qualifications:

  • Referenced and police checked
  • First aid trained
  • Working with children checked
  • Public liability insured

Please note that WCN 2019 organizers are not responsible for any aspect of the service. Rates start from 75AUD for 2 hours with decreasing rates per extra hour. These prices are subject to change and must be verified with the provider. All bookings and payments will be made directly with ‘Victorian Babysitting Service’. Please contact Rose Leckie at [email protected] for further information.

For more information about services and fees, please click HERE.



Please note children are not allowed in the congress area with the exception of babies up to 24 months. This includes the following: all sessions, meeting rooms, exhibition, poster display area, pre-congress courses. Children will only have access to the foyer area and public areas of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) provided that they are with a parent or guardian. We kindly ask that if you plan on bringing your baby (up to 24 months) into the congress area, that they be supported in babywearing carriers.

Access to a private area for breastfeeding/expressing can be made available upon request. If you require these services, please contact [email protected] by 18 March 2019 latest. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.



Please note a group has been created with the purpose of being an online platform where delegates can reach out to eachother to discuss childcare options at WCN 2019. Visit the group by clicking here!