Keynote Presenter: Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller

Speakers: Prof Margaret Somerville, Dr Conor Sweeney, Mrs Anna Krohn

Session Presenters

Passionist Monastery

Bishop Peter Elliott

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne

“The Priest as Liturgist”

Passionist Monastery

Bishop Richard Umbers

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney

“Integrating Administration and the Prayer Life of the Priest”

Passionist Monastery

Fr Cameron Forbes

Vice Rector of Corpus Christi College, Regional Seminary for Victoria and Tasmania

“Pastores Dabo Vobis and the new Ratio Fundamentalis”

Conference registration remains open. However, due to the large number of registrations we are unable to continue offering the residential option. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Non-residential registration is $400, which includes all meals. One option for privately booking accommodation in Richmond is the Colonial Motel:


  • Non-residential: $400


  • Twin-share, with en suite: $80
  • Transitional Deacons: $0
Sevenhill Cellars

Venue: Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale, NSW

The ACCC has booked the chapel, conference facilities and dining facilities at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, 70 kilometres north-west of Sydney, at the base of the Blue Mountains.

The beautiful bush setting of the centre will enhance the physical rest and intellectual stimulation which our national conference affords hard-working priests, but places are limited. The Benedict XVI Centre offers only 40 rooms with en suite, so overflow accommodation has been booked in nearby Richmond, at the New Inn Motel — a 25 minute drive away.

When you register and pay for your conference booking, four nights accommodation are included, from Monday afternoon to Friday morning. All meals and refreshments are also included, from afternoon tea on Monday until breakfast on Friday.