13 – 15 March

Reach new heights in 2024

The focus of the 2024 Forum is “Future Thinking, Sky’s the Limit”. There is a lot of change currently happening in the sector and now is the time for us to work together for the positive future of Early Education and Care which supports the best outcomes for all children. With informed, supported and connected leaders, educators and administrators the possibilities are endless and the sky’s the limit!

About the Forum

Our annual Rural and Remote Forum is a unique opportunity for leaders, educators and administrators to come together to learn, share experiences and connect.

  • Dedicated professional development streams for Leaders, Educators and Administrators working in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Round Table opportunities to have direct conversations with Policy Makers and Government Leaders. 
  • Connect and share with others to build networks for regional and rural workers. 
  • Attend break-out sessions and workshops. Hear from experts on how to build on your leadership skills, and share how you have led your team to achieve positive outcomes.
  • An important opportunity for team building and professional development.
  • Share stories and build partnerships.

About the Venue

Our 2024 Rural and Remote Forum is being held at the Rydges Resort (formerly Crowne Plaza Resort) in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Your gateway to relaxation, located just two hours from Sydney in the pristine countryside, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley is the place to truly unwind.

The sprawling estate is nestled amongst picturesque wineries, sweeping vistas, and rolling hills.

A special discount rate is available for RRF 2024 attendees.

About our Speakers

The 2024 Forum will feature a lineup of highly skilled speakers who are experts in various fields related to early childhood education.

They will be sharing insights on their academic research and expertise in areas including leadership, advocacy, collaboration, inclusion, and wellbeing, with the aim of equipping educators, administrators and directors with the knowledge and tools they need to be effective in their roles.

Participants can expect to gain valuable insights from the speakers’ diverse perspectives, as well as engage in meaningful discussions and networking opportunities.

About our Exhibitors

The exhibitors at the upcoming forum offer a range of sector-specific resources and services designed to support professional development and educational programs.

They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective areas, and offer high-quality resources and tools to help services achieve their goals.

Whether it’s curriculum materials, training programs, or innovative technology solutions, these exhibitors offer a wide variety of resources that are tailored to the needs of the ECEC sector.


EOFY Offer

May 15 – June 30

Member 3 ticket package – $2280
Member single ticket – $790
Non-member single ticket – $855

Early Bird

July 1 – Sep 29

Member 3 ticket package – $2460
Member single ticket – $870
Non-member single ticket – $970


Sep 30 – 4 May

Member 3 ticket package -$2760
Member single ticket – $1120
Non-member single ticket – $1270

See our event ticketing terms & conditions here.

Watch an overview of the 2023 Forum

Rural + Remote Forum: Looking Back

2023 RRF Forum

Parklands Resort Mudgee
16th March – 18th March 2022


2022 RRF Forum

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
16th March – 18th March 2022


2021 RRF Forum

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
21st March – 23rd March 2021


2020 RRF Forum

Dubbo Rhino Lodge
26th February – 28th February 2020


2019 RRF Forum

Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
28th February – 1st March 2019