Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022
Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022
Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022
Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022
Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022

Australia Professionals in Aging Tour - October 4 to 19, 2022

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Join Shared World Tours and the Center for Healthy Aging for an all-inclusive two week tour of Australia, learning about its senior service sector, connecting with professionals and academics, and taking in the sites.

Visit Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Wangaratta, Canberra, and Wollongong across New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania on a trip of a lifetime.

This trip will highlight efforts surrounding aging in place, connecting seniors to neighbors in spread out communities, and addressing displacement as a result of wildfires, in addition to an overview of senior services in the country.

*All prices per person. Airfare to and from the country not included. Itinerary subject to change and will solidify over coming months. 


October 4 - 8 | Sydney

Please plan to arrive by the morning of the 9th. Meetings, visits, and site seeing.

October 9 - 11 | Melbourne

Meetings, visits, and site seeing.

October 12 - 14 | Adelaide (Tentative)

Australian Association for Gerontology Conference and site seeing.

October 15 | Wangaratta

NE Victoria-rural projects and barbecue dinner on an Australian farm.

October 16 - 17 | Canberra

Meetings, visits, and touring national museums.

October 18 | Wollongong

Meetings, visits, and site seeing.

October 19 | Departure

Bus will return to Sydney in time for departure times of noon or later.

Trip Information

What is included?

  • Fifteen hotel nights, check-in Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to check-out, Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

  • All meals beginning with lunch Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to breakfast, Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

  • In-country airfare.

  • Taxis if necessary.

  • All travel to our destination cities and tour sites (which can include trailheads or the beach).

  • Organizer and accompanying trip leader.

  • Museum, event, and tour fees.

  • Professional guides on occasions, which will be specified in the final itinerary.

 Here are the exceptions:

  • Airfare to and from Australia.

  • Transfers to and from Sydney Airport. It will be challenging to have a single bus pick-up for everyone if arrival times are very different. However, if you send us your arrival information, we will make an effort to meet you at the airport.

  • Alcohol.

Regarding travel to and from Australia, we suggest you arrive in Sydney on Monday, October 3rd or the morning of Tuesday, October 4th. There are a large number of overnight flights from the U.S. leaving mid/late evening and arrive the next morning. Plan to depart (unless you are planning an "after-trip") on Wednesday, October 19th. If you need help planning your flights let us know and perhaps we can help you choose a flight schedule or preferred airlines.

Transportation. We will travel mostly in a tour coach, usually a 20 seater, while traveling. The bus will comfortably fit our group. We will do our best to find, and confirm, a coach that has wi-fi.

Phone Service. Your cell phone provider in the U.S. may be able to provide you with an affordable package for calling, and receiving, calls from the U.S.

Cancellations & Deposits

  • The total cost of your reservation is due 60 days before the trip (Friday, August 5, 2022).
  • 60 days or more before the trip (Saturday, August 6, 2022) up to 90% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
  • Between 59 and 30 days before (Sunday, September 4, 2022) up to 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
  • The entirety of your payment is non-refundable under 30 days before the trip begins (Monday, September 5, 2022 or later).