MerConference 2019

MerConference 2019

You are most warmly invited to this annual gathering of the Glad of Sisters in the Clan of Encouragement!
Let's swim together for a while, dear mermaids!

And 10th Anniversary
of the founding of the SSW!

10am on Friday 27th September, 2019
4pm on Sunday 29th September, 2019




Spencer, NSW (1.5 hrs north of  Sydney airport)




Bush Retreat on the Hawksbury River



$400 + gst for own Queen Bed (but others may be in the room with you)



$350 + gst for a Bunk Bed, a shared Queen Bed or a sofa bed


$300 + gst for BYO camp bed or mattress inside, or tent/camping outside (BYO gear)


These prices include all meals, sessions and activities!



More accommodation info:

The venue has four queen beds ($400 to yourself, but others may be in the room, or $350 if sharing the bed), ten single bunk beds – dormitory style ($350), three sofa beds ($350), and options to BYO camp bed/mattress and bedding or mattress in the house ($300) or BYO tent and bedding to sleep outside ($300).


If you wish to stay at the venue on Thursday night, there will be an additional fee which will be billed to you closer to the Merconference. We intend to keep this fee as low as possible and it will be dependent on the number of mermaids staying and the number of mermaids registering for the MerConference.


Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to stay on Thursday night.




Delicious catering by mermaid Emerald Azure.




Ten workshop sessions led by mermaid teachers (amazonian arts, spiral dynamics, Right Use of Power, traditional Chinese Medicine, ancestral healing, the Wheel of Avalon, groupwork theory and application, womb work, womb yoga, etc).


 Ten-Year Birthday Celebrations!


Launch of the Mermaid Dedication


Information about the Global Sanctuaries Project


Magic circles and rituals


And dancing and frocking up for the MER-BALL, of course!



Mermaid Presentations:

There is an opportunity for some mermaids to briefly present (10-15 minutes) an aspect of their work in the world at the MerConference.  Please let us know what you would like to present on the registration form.


NB. There is a limited number of places for these presentations and they will be scheduled according to order of receipt of registration.


What’s the booking process?
Fill out the rego form below, pay for your chosen accommodation and we’ll send you a Welcome letter with more info!

How far is the venue from Sydney airport?
The town of Spencer is 1hr 40mins hrs to 2hrs 15mins from Sydney airport, depending on time of day and peak hour.

Will there be a market?
Yes, we are having a MerMarket!  Mermaids love to shop, after all!  Please bring your wares to share…

Can I carpool from the airport?
Hopefully yes!  Head over to the SSW Facebook page – there’s a carpooling thread going so you can tee up a lift with a mermaid sister!

Registration Form

MerConference 2018