Past Events

Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts (ECCPA)

Australia's Premier Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts.  Four streams of workshops run across the weekend, offering a wide range of topics and teaching styles for those teaching pre-school through to Year 2. 

Dates: 16-17 August 2014

Venue: Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic

Keynote Presenter: Lynn Kleiner (USA)


Click here to download the brochure

Register Online

Lynn will also conduct a Teacher Training Course which will be held from 16-19 August.  Days 1 & 2 will be conducted as part of ECCPA in Kew.  Days 3 & 4 will be conducted at Caulfield Park Pavillion in Caulfield.

To view full details of Lynn's Teacher Training Course please click here

Lynn will introduce everyone to some delightful rhymes, folk songs, dances, world music, classical pieces as well as instruments for the youngest music makers.

Shenanigans Reunion Concert

On the Saturday night of ECCPA, Shenanigans will be reforming for this one night only very special event.  Join band members as they play all their hits, whilst enjoying a meal and a drink with friends.  Everyone welcome!

Student Scholarship

In memory of Jenny Fogarty, VOSA awards a scholarship to one full time student studying early childhood or primary school education.  The awardee will receive complimentary registration for the entire two days of the ECCPA conference.

For further details please click here.

General Scholarship

ECCPA Conference Scholarships are available to enable general class teachers & music educators around the world, with demonstrated financial need, to attend an ECCPA conference.  These scholarships will contribute to the registration, travel, and accommodation costs up to AU$3,000.  Strict guidelines apply.  Please click here for further information.



Member/OS Full Conference - $300

Member/OS Day Rate - $180

Non Member Full Conference - $365

Non Member Day Rate - $210

Full Time Students & Concession Card Holders (proof required) Full Conference - $130

Full Time Students & Concession Card Holders Day Rate - $95

Conference Dinner (Shenanigans Concert, Dinner & Drinks) - $35 per person

ECCPA & Lynn Kleiner Teacher Training Course

Member/OS Full Conference - $560

Non Member Full Conference - $690

Full Time Students & Concession Card Holders (proof required) Full Conference - $270

Conference Dinner (Shenanigans Concert, Dinner & Drinks) - $35 per person

Note: There is no day rate for those attending ECCPA/Lynn Kleiner Course.  The day rate is applicable only to those attending ECCPA only.


Please note that the 2 Day ECCPA conference & Day 1 & 2 of Lynn Kleiner's Teacher Training Course are being held in Kew and the 3rd and 4th day of Lynn Kleiner's Teacher Training Course is being held at a separate venue in Caulfield.  Kew and Caulfield are approximately 30 mins apart so you may want to consider separate accommodation if attending the full 4 days.  If remaining in Kew, Caulfield Park Pavillion is approximately a 30-40 minute tram ride (2 trams) or a 20-30 min taxi ride.

Accommodation suggestions - Kew

Pathfinder Motel (very basic)
380 Cotham Road
(Cnr Burke Rd & Cotham Rd)

Quest Serviced Apartments Mont Albert
741-745 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert

The Quest Beaumont Apartments
7 Studley Park Road

Quest Serviced Apartments Kew
19-21 Walpole Street 

Wellington House
159 Wellington Street

Apartments @ Kew Q45 - The Park Avenue Group 
45 Pakington Street

Accommodation suggestions - Caulfield

You may like to consider staying in vibrant St Kilda which is a short tram ride from the Caulfield Park Pavillion.  Some accommodation options to consider are:

Quest East St Kilda
441 Inkerman St
St Kilda

Barkly Apartments
180 Barkly St
St Kilda

Apartments Ink
135 Inkerman St
St Kilda

Cosmopolitan Hotel
2-8 Carlisle St
St Kilda


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