Free, Bookings Required


Thu 17 Mar
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Keynote Event and Exhibition Opening
Fri 18 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon 21 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue 22 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed 23 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu 24 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri 25 Mar
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Monash University Peninsula Campus
47-49 Moorooduc Highway, Frankston VIC, Australia


Closed captioned Wheelchair Access

Benefiting everyone: Good design features for healthy ageing

Benefiting everyone: Good design features for healthy ageing Past Event

Presented by Monash University Rehabilitation, Ageing, and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre with the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA)

Australia’s older generation (those aged 65 and over) continues to grow, being projected to more than double by 2057 [1]. This creates both opportunities and pressures for Australia’s services and systems and brings further into focus the need for design for civic good across all ages. Through a week-long narrative portrait exhibition and a keynote talk, this satellite NGV Good Design Week event aims to use photographic, research and educational content to enable conversations that inform collaborative action for a better and healthier future. A range of good design principles will be illustrated that relate to physical (public spaces and buildings), service (healthcare, disability support, aged care, community services), and social infrastructure (friends, family) and aid health and wellbeing for everyone.  

This event will be hosted by the Monash University Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and the National Centre of Healthy Ageing, at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula – a geographical area which has one of the largest older populations in Victoria [2]. The event and exhibition will bring together consumer and community stakeholders, leading entities across ageing, sport and recreation and government services, with experts in the field of healthy ageing research to share their perspectives, and consider and celebrate the diverse ways design can work towards a better future for all Australians. Using the information gained across the multiple mediums of narrative portraits and conversations, attendees at this Good Design Week event will be empowered to ‘design the world they want’.



The Keynote Event will be held at F Building Main Theatre (F1.01), Monash University Peninsula Campus.

The Exhibition will be displayed at Building A, Monash Peninsula Campus.

For questions about the registration, please contact [email protected]


Dr Jane Bringolf

Dr Jane Bringolf is Chair of Centre for Universal Design Australia, a registered charity seeking a more inclusive world. She wants to see a world where designers and policy makers automatically consider the diversity of the population and create inclusive built environments, products and services. She writes regularly on universal design and inclusive practice and contributes to various advisory panels. Jane’s academic qualifications include a BSSc, MBA and PhD in Urban Studies that investigated the barriers to universal design in housing. 

Mayor Cr Nathan Conroy

Councillor Nathan Conroy is the Mayor of Frankston City Council.

Mr Andrew Dick

Mr Andrew Dick is the Head of Strategy for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Andrew has been the St Kilda lead in the development of the Healthy Futures Hub, a new innovative Hub in Seaford which brings together partners across seniors, all abilities and community sport.

Professor Keith Hill

Professor Keith Hill is the Director and Ageing Stream Lead of the Rehabilitation, Ageing, and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre at Monash University.  

Associate Professor Gabrielle Brand

Associate Professor Gabrielle Brand works in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University.

Professor Velandai Srikanth

Professor Velandai Srikanth is the Director of the National Centre for Healthy Ageing; Professor of Medicine at the Central Clinical School, Monash University; and the Director of Research at Peninsula Health.