Equality is for Everyone

An event on Human Rights and Equality
Adelaide, South Australia
13–14 April, 2018

The Humanist Society of South Australia are excited to be co-hosting the 2018 Australian Humanist Convention on April 14 in Adelaide. The theme for the conference, Equality is for Everyone, will be upon human rights and the need for equality. To this end, we have teamed up with some other like-minded organisations and university clubs in South Australia to bring a diverse section of people and ideas to the convention.

As part of our desire to spread the message about the importance of human rights and equality to as many people as possible we are holding a small convention with as few costs as possible. By doing this, we are able to significantly reduce the price of tickets to the convention, thereby allowing the greatest number of people the opportunity to attend. To reflect that some people are able to afford more than others, we are allowing people to pay what they feel they are able, with a basic minimum ‘cost price’ ticket with an option to pay extra. Any excess funds raised will be used by HSSA to allow those that are truly less fortunate to attend and for our charitable purposes.


Saturday 14 April
Flinders University
Victoria Square, Adelaide

Minimum Contribution:

Engage with people who are actively making a difference in our community. Including:

Rodney Croome
Adelaide Zero Project
and more...



Saturday 14 April
Duke of Brunswick Hotel
207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Minimum Contribution:

Entertainment from
Captain Hellfire and the Wretched Brethren

Z Ward Tour

Glenside’s  Z Ward, completed in 1885, was built to house the criminal and unmanageable inmates of Parkside Lunatic Asylum.  Z Ward is a stunning building architecturally, with high ceilings, large windows and an intricate ventilation system. It was built based on Late Victorian ideas and ideals of mental illness and their treatment, but in reality it was a high security prison and the inmates mental health needs went untreated. The building is also home to a Ha Ha Wall - the only complete Ha Ha Wall in Australia - deceptively designed to appear unimposing while being virtually impossible to scale. For almost 90 years, Z Ward was home to people deemed to be ‘criminally insane’. However, many of the inmates were not a danger to others; some were simply there for the rest of their lives due to self-harm or because they had suffered a head injury. Come along and hear the stories of the people who used to be hidden away inside the walls of such a beautiful building.

Z-Ward Tour

Friday 13 April


Z Ward, Rear of 63 Conyngham St, Glenside

Please note: There are stairs so unsuitable for wheelchairs or people who find stairs difficult to navigate.

So please, come join SA Humanists, Flinders University Secular Society, Motivate Australia, Flinders University Pastafarians and those spaghetti loving pirates from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia as they unite for a half day conference on Human Rights, the need for equality and how you can take part and make the world a better place for everyone.