Positive Life NSW has a sliding fee schedule to ensure all clients have access to our positive speakers. This fee covers

  • our speakers' time,
  • a small travel allowance to cover their costs and
  • a booking fee.

Once a booking is registered, the Coordinator will respond with a quote for the booking.  Positive Life NSW will issue an invoice after the engagement has taken place.

We are dedicated to ensuring that as many people can benefit from our speakers as possible. If financial constraints would limit your access to the service, please contact the PSB Coordinator to discuss your circumstances. If you need to discuss fee arrangements, please contact the Coordinator on 9206-2179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One week's notice is required for cancellations, otherwise the booking fee is forfeited.

  1. If you would like to make a booking, please complete our online booking form.
  2. This will be sent directly to the Positive Speakers Bureau Coordinator who contact you to confirm details of the presentation and any preferences you might have.
  3. A specific speaker is sourced and assigned to your booking.
  4. Contact details are shared to enable the speaker to contact you before the presentation to introduce themselves and discuss content of the presentation, any special requirements or take any particular instructions you may have for them.
  5. The speaker attends your venue on the day and delivers the presentation.
  6. Positive Life NSW will email an invoice on the last Monday of each month as well as renumeration to the speaker for their time.


The Positive Speakers Bureau (PSB) is regularly booked by a broad range of audiences in NSW. These include:

  • High schools especially the Crossroads programs and other safer sex educational programs,
  • Hospitals and universities to complement workforce training around blood bourne viruses (BBV) bringing a human face to the patient experience,
  • HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (HARP) units across Local Health Districts (LHDs) as part of their sexual health promotion and harm minimisation training and education,
  • Employment Services who book speakers to educate employers about HIV and reduce stigma and discrimination in the workplace,
  • Sexual Health Centres offering a lived experience of someone who lives with HIV to reinforce the message of safer sex promotion,
  • Pharmaceutical Bodies to complement information about HIV medication and the lived experience of HIV treatments,
  • Professional and business groups to share information and raise awareness of the lived experience of people living with HIV,
  • Theater and drama groups to learn of the practical experiences of people living with HIV and more...

Content and Timing of Talks

Bookings often include two speakers - both a man and woman living with HIV - to present their story especially in the case of single-sex groups like schools or other educational venues as the experience of a woman with HIV can be quite different to the experience of a HIV positive man.

Usually, a single talk take one hour with no more than 45 participants, and this can be negotiated with the PSB Coordinator in advance of the presentation. Schools and groups usually split the audience into smaller groups and engage more than one speaker. For larger groups, this is beneficial for both the audience and the speaker as a smaller group can mean participants are more comfortable asking questions. Speakers usually allow enough time for questions at the end of their talk.

Craig Andrews

Tel: 02 9206 2179 (Business hours - Monday to Friday)
Free call: 1800 245 677
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have a diverse group of HIV positive male, female and transgender speakers who represent the spectrum of the HIV community.


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