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The National Conference is a highlight of the SoCLA year.

Our first Conference was held in the Perth in 2010. Since then the Conference has been held in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide (Working Weekend), Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hunter Valley, NSW and Perth (2019).

The  Conference also incorporates the presentation of the Brooking Prize and the grand final of the Charrett Moot.

Book your ticket now for the 2021 Conference - 14 to 16 October 2021 in Hobart

The Conference Sub-Committee is busy planning, so please save the date for three days of learning, networking and enjoying the delights of Tasmania.

The Conference will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, on picturesque Elizabeth Street Pier.

We're looking forward to welcoming our delegates to Hobart, after so long without a Conference it will be lovely to see everyone.

The Conference theme is Getting Risk Right", and we expect a lively discussion on what is a central tenant of legal and technical practice.
For the first time, the Conference will cover 10 points of legal CLE, across all compulsory areas in Australian jurisdictions, and will also be well suited to the risk management requirements for engineers.


Registrations are now open - please click here for more information

Social program and Gala Dinner

More details about our social program and Gala Dinner are available here.

Please note due to COVID restrictions the seating capacity for the gala dinner is strictly limited to 140 people.


More details about Accommodation are available here.

Conference Sponsorship

More details about Sponsorship is available here.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts has now closed.

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National Conference

Our 2021 National Conference will be held in at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Tasmania from 14-16 October 2021. Click here for further information