EquityFest is an annual event to progress the equity agenda in Sydney Local Health District where we reflect, engage and explore, enable action, and celebrate. This year, EquityFest was held online over three sessions on Thursday 18 November, Thursday 25 November and Thursday 9 December in partnership with communities, consumers, government and non-government organisations.  Each session was two hours running from 12pm to 2pm, and was an opportunity to collectively work towards a more equitable future amidst a pandemic.

HERDU have been leading the planning of EquityFest, in partnership with an Advisory Committee consisting of over 40 consumer, community, government and non-government representatives.  

  • Session 1: What have we done?- Held on Thursday 18th November 2021
    Invited speakers presented examples of what has been built and learned in Sydney Local Health District in response to the pandemic, including new structures, new relationships, new services and programs, new ways of working, or new ideas. This was followed by an open discussion.
  • Session 2: What have we learned? - Held on Thursday 25th November 2021
    Invited speakers reflected and built on the previous week. They presented views on what to maintain, how we can strengthen our gains, and what else is needed to make further progress toward achieving health equity in Sydney Local Health District. This was followed by an open discussion. 
  • Session 3: What do we need to do? - Held on Thursday 9th December 2021
    This session was a workshop event, where participants were able to join breakout rooms to collaboratively identify what we need to do to help shape and action the future of health equity in Sydney Local Health District.

All three EquityFest Sessions are now available to watch on the EquityFest virtual portal. To access the recordings please click here. You will be able to stream individual presentations, panel sessions and other EquityFest program recordings.

Participant Survey Information

Let us know your thoughts about EquityFest 2021 by completing this short survey:

By completing the survey, you can also go into a prize draw to win a $50 gift card! The participant survey in anonymous. If you would like to go into the prize draw, you will be directed to a separate form to enter your details, once you have completed the survey.

The responses to the EquityFest 2021 participant survey will help inform the EquityFest 2021 evaluation, and future EquityFest planning.

The survey will close on Monday 28 February 2022 at 5pm. Prizes will be drawn on Tuesday 1 March 2022 and winners will be notified by email.


Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, 9 December 2021 - 2:00pm