Event Details

Monday, 27 November, 2023 - 09:00 to Thursday, 30 November, 2023 - 17:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


ICC Sydney
Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000




SHAPING CHANGE -  Collaborating for a healthier and safer world of work.

The 23rd World Congress theme reflects how the world is changing and so is the world of work. Much of that change has been exacerbated or created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the globe, workers, employers and governments are rapidly adapting to those changes. These individuals and groups are coming together to collaborate and introduce new practices, processes and innovative ways of thinking to prevent harm. With the world more connected than ever, opportunities for collective and collaborative approaches to creating safer work for all continue to arise. By joining us at the World Congress, you’ll experience firsthand how unified efforts contribute to positive outcomes that safeguard worker health and wellbeing.

When & Where
27 – 30 November 2023 The World Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) at Darling Harbour. Situated at the intersection of Sydney’s academic, entertainment and technology precincts, ICC Sydney offers delegates, exhibitors, and visitors convenient access to Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.


This international conference is your opportunity to gather and connect with global leaders in safety and harm prevention from over 120 countries. 

You’ll hear about new work health and safety ideas, gain insight into the latest research, and discover innovative solutions for your workplace while building strategic alliances and partnerships to advance work health and safety.

The Congress:

  • Provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and experiences to promote safe and healthy work for all.
  • Strengthens connections, networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and deepening relationships among all concerned.  
  • Provides a platform for sharing knowledge, innovation, research, and strategic and practical ideas to immediately implement.

Who should attend? From high-level government officials and regulators to business executives, decision makers, human resource managers, and OSH experts to trade unionists, media representatives and more - the 23rd World Congress is for anyone interested in OSH.


The 23rd World Congress is a hybrid programme integrating the best of face-to-face with virtual engagement and collaborative events, activities, and workshops. Expect grand ceremonies, entertaining keynote speakers and engaging symposia. In person, we invite you to attend mock trials, technical tours and more. Our digital experiences will ensure a premium networking, entertaining and educational experience. Explore what’s on*.


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The World Congress is co-organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Social Security Association (ISSA), and SafeWork NSW

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