Organised Chaos: Squalor and Hoarding Forum

Cost: FREE

Bookings: Booking Required

Location: Hopefield, 2 Tea Gardens Ave Kirrawee


We regret that Organised Chaos: Squalor and Hoarding Forum planned for Wednesday, 25 March has been postponed due to the directive from the Australian Government banning indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, in response to COVID-19 concerns and advice from lead public health agencies, the Australian Government Department of Health and NSW Health.

The Forum was rescheduled to be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 but due to ongoing social distancing measures further postponement may be necessary.

As a result, registrations will NOT open on 1 July as previously advised. We will provide further advice and updates as they become available.

Forum details:

Forum to provide information on best practice when working with squalor and hoarding. Hear from industry experts A/Prof Melissa Norberg from Macquarie University and A/Prof Keong Yap from Australian Catholic University about squalor and hoarding, the latest research, and creating best treatment outcomes.

This forum for community workers will provide practical advice about how to work in the field, as well as the opportunity to hear real-life case studies and have questions answered by an open panel that includes Mercy Splitt from Catholic Healthcare and Karlyn Johns from Hopefield.


- Providing the latest information and research on squalor and hoarding
- Promoting best-practice treatment and services
- Explore the challenges presented by squalor and hoarding
- Strengthening local partnerships to address squalor and hoarding
- Build capacity for working with squalor and hoarding

Morning tea and lunch provided.

Accessible venue. Parking available. 10 minute walk from Kirrawee Train Station.


Bookings essential. Bookings open: To be advised.


NSW-Health-South-East-Sydney-LHD-2-col-CMYK-A6540848.jpg 3Bridges-Logo.jpg

  hopefield-logo-2.jpg                      ACSA-logo-A6570325.jpg

More information


Enquiries can be directed to Vanessa Zanotti on 9710 0602 or

Did this page help you?

We monitor feedback and will respond to your comments if you include your email address.

Please type the characters you see in the picture below

Please type the code in the box above