For people who give a damn about the care industry

For those of us who are ready to turn passion into action 


At the Acorn Network, our events are designed specifically with Generation Y in mind. We have events that they want, when they want it, in locations that are funky and fresh. Be it networking or workshops, we want to show the industry that young people are ready to be part of the future of ageing and caring industry.

This year we hosted a National networking series (Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth) in September 2016. It was a sell-out success, we received amazing feedback, and are currently planning more for 2017. (read more about it here)

what our members have to say about our events:

It was a great night to meet other young people in the industry and have my passion for aged care rejuvinated!
Great way to meet other aged care professionals. Also, everyone present was really engaged and passionate about the industry.
I thoroughly enjoyed the night. It was such an excellent way to make connections with young people in Aged Care, and learn from experienced and influential leaders in the industry. There’s not enough of these types of events - ie none - that cater to young people who are not necessarily clinical, as most are education-type events with a clinical flavour rather than networking events about leadership - which is what I’m passionate about.
I had a great night meeting young professionals with a passion for the aged care industry. The venue was great and I learned a lot about the industry from another perspective.
I felt encouraged that there are younger people realising the value they can bring and receive from the aged care sector. It also confirmed that leadership development and support is still required to nurture and grow leaders although the experiences of the speakers demonstrated there are opportunities to be taken.