Compass is our premier professional development and networking event for people working in primary health care in the NT. We are committed to supporting remote health professionals to access learning, development and networking opportunities.


We have confirmed new dates for Compass in 2022, following the postponement of our 2021 event as a result of the COVID-19 situation.  The conference will now take place at the Darwin Convention Centre on 11 and 12 August, 2022. 

How do I register?

Registration for the conference is FREE. Registrations are now open. 

To register, visit Compass

This year's theme

The theme for 2022 is ‘Navigating the way forward’. After the challenges of 2020 and 2021, it’s time to look forward and celebrate the resilience of our primary health care workforce and focus on wellbeing.

Who should attend Compass?

Practitioners of all specialities and anyone who is interested in learning and sharing their professional knowledge of primary health care in their regional or remote setting, including:

  • GPs and other doctors working in primary health care
  • Allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Practice staff

Sponsorship and exhibitors

If you’re interested in sponsoring Compass or attending as an exhibitor, get in touch with us. 

Travel and Accomodation

Remote NT primary health care workers may be eligible for a grant of up to two nights’ accommodation to attend Compass 2022.

Delegates living in areas outside of Darwin and Palmerston – areas classified as MMM 3-7 – are remote.

Our COMPASS travel and accommodation specific grants closed on June 15. However, our Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is still open for applications. You might be eligible to obtain financial support for travel and/or accommodation costs for COMPASS through this program.

Please note that you need approval for the grant before doing the education activities you would like to claim. The grant panel approve applications on a monthly basis. The next grant panel meeting is July 28. A completed application for travel and/or accommodation support to attend COMPASS must be received prior to the next panel meeting on July 28.

For more information about this grant and to apply visit Health Workforce Scholarship Program. 

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