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Welcome to the 1st Annual AUPP Conference!

The AUPP Conference welcomes all active professional body piercers, apprentices, counter staff, studio owners and other body piercing industry professionals.

It is packed with educational seminars, networking opportunities, social occasions, and a showcase from some of our sponsors!

You do not need to be an AUPP Member to attend this event, however, spaces are limited and reserved for body piercing industry professionals* only and proof of recent employment (6 months or less) may be requested.

Sydney, NSW, Australia
23rd-25th October
Sleeps until conference

Regular Price: 150 AUD (75 AUD single day)

Member Price: 100 AUD (50 AUD single day)

MUA/ITF Conference Centre 365 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Private Event Free tea & coffee Free Wifi USB Charging Ports

Day 1 – Monday

  • Event Orientation – The AUPP 2023 Board of Directors

  • You’re So Basic – William Campbell & Suzanne Hallett

  • Safe Practises in the Piercing Room – Ryan Ouellette

  • What I Wish I Knew – Adam Pemberton

  • Anodizing is Awesome! – Brian Skellie

  • Honing In on High Nostrils – Luis Garcia

Day 2 – Tuesday

  • Navel Piercing Variations – Ryan Ouellette

  • Curated vs Cluttered – Larissa Purves & Chloe Broomfield

  • Disposable Piercing – Patrick McCarthy & William Campbell

  • AUPP Piercing Talk Panel– Brian Skellie, Ryan Ouellette & Luis Garcia

  • Successful Surface Piercing – Luis Garcia

  • Don’t Let the Bull Ring Bully You – Joeltron

Day 3 – Wednesday

  • Genital Piercings – Joeltron & Jessica Rabid

  • Studio Improvements – Cherry Sutherland

  • Modern Aftercare – Bree Montgomery & Suzanne Hallett

  • Wellness – Andre Meyer

  • Needles: The Cutting Edge – Brian Skellie

  • Photography Essentials for Body Piercing – Hayley Tierney

Social Events

  • Meet & Greet with Morning Tea
    Monday 23/10 from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (at registration check-in)

  • Morning Mingle with Tea & Coffee
    Tuesday 24/10 from 9.00am – 10.00am
    Wednesday 25/10 from 9.00am – 10.00am

  • Evening Hang Out
    Details to come

  • AUPP Members Only Exclusive Lunch
    Tuesday 24/10 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm

  • Farewell Dinner
    Details to come


  • Mon 23/10: 9.00am – 10.45 am
    (Event Orientation at 10.45 am)

  • Tues 24/10: 9.00am – 10.00 am

  • Wed 25/10: 9.00am – 10.00 am

All attendees are required to check in to the registration desk on their first day of attendance.

Event Sponsors

The AUPP would like to thank its sponsors for contributing to this event.

Sponsor Showcase

The AUPP Conference is excited to host a showcase for some of our selected event sponsors.

The showcase will allow attendees to browse merchandise, collect samples and gather information from participating sponsors.

Information about participating sponsors will be available closer to the event.




Anatometal Afterparty

When:Wednesday 25th of October – 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Where:Conveniently, at the MUA/ITF Conference Centre

Dress to impress and end the week with a bang at the Anatometal Afterparty. A fully catered banquet will be provided (including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options) with alcohol available to purchase at the bar. Present your ticket upon entry.

Tickets will be included with your goodie bag upon checking in and are only valid for registered attendees.


Great Southern Hotel

717 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Combines many charms of the old building with modern conveniences. With easy access to the city’s entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions. It is an ideal location for business and holiday travellers seeking comfort and convenience.

Cost ~$175 a night
Distance 7 mins walk
Hotel Rating ★★★

APX Darling Harbour

8 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000

PX offers modern, self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette in each apartment. Spacious apartments with large balconies in most rooms provide a comfortable home away from home, complete with modern amenities and convenient guest services such as laundry and luggage storage.

Cost ~$200 a night
Distance 3 mins walk
Hotel Rating ★★★★

Seasons Darling Harbour

38 Harbour St, Sydney, NSW 2000

Make yourself at home in one of our stylish modern apartments, at Seasons Darling Harbour. Whether travelling alone or with a companion, our affordable boutique accommodation lets you experience Sydney like an insider. Designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, the modern amenities and spacious apartments at our central Darling Harbour location are guaranteed to make your stay a pleasant one.

Cost ~$250/night
Distance 3 mins walk
Hotel Rating ★★★★

Meriton on Kent

528 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Indulge in pure elegance at Meriton Suites Kent Street, a timeless symbol of extravagance and grandeur designed by renowned architect Harry Siedler.

From the moment you step into this premier hotel in the Sydney CBD, you will be impressed by the meticulously curated surroundings. Designer furnishings and exquisite finishing touches radiate class.

Cost ~$270/night
Distance 3 mins walk
Hotel Rating ★★★★★

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

100 Murray Street, Circular Quay – Darling Hbr, Sydney NSW 2000

Whether you’re travelling for business, leisure, or both, Novotel Sydney Darling Square is the perfect home away from home. The hotel offers 230 contemporary accommodation rooms with views overlooking the Darling Square precinct and The Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Cost ~$250/night
Distance 15 min walk
Hotel Rating ★★★★

Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel

72 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Nestled in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, just a stone’s throw from the action, yet secluded in a restorative bubble of relaxation, Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel is an enthralling base to capitalise on everything the city has to offer. It’s the perfect balance of intrigue and ease, elegance and simplicity, cosmopolitan flair and a welcoming sense of homeliness. Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll fit right in.

Cost ~$290/night
Distance 1 min walk
Hotel Rating ★★★★
All accommodation information, including prices, is subject to change and should only be used as a reference. Please ensure you pick a hotel within your budget and with your desired requirements.

Australasian Teachers

International Teachers

Event Policies

  • Event information is supplied as is and subject to change and alteration.
  • All attendees must register to participate in the conference.
  • Each attendee must provide valid identification during check-in.
  • The conference strictly prohibits the use, possession, distribution, or promotion of illegal drugs or any controlled substances on the conference premises.
  • Attendees found violating this policy will be immediately reported to local authorities and subject to expulsion from the event.
  • All participants must adhere to the conference’s code of conduct, promoting a respectful and inclusive environment.
  • Harassment, discrimination, and inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion from the event.
  • Conference badges are required to enter all conference activities, including sessions, workshops, and networking events.
  • Badges must be visibly worn at all times within the conference venue.
  • Distribution of materials or promotional items must be confined to the designated areas.
  • Participants must familiarise themselves with the venue’s emergency exits and procedures.
  • The conference organisers and venue shall not be held liable for any loss, injury, or damage to personal property during the event.
  • The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event program, including speakers, sessions, and timings, if necessary.


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