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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 and Hunter Valley, NSW.

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

2019 Conference

Our 2019 National Conference will be held at The Westin Hotel in Perth commencing with welcome drinks on Thursday 1 August 2019.

A full day conference program will run on Friday 2 August 2019 followed by a half-day program on Saturday 3 August 2019.

The gala dinner will be held on Friday 2 August 2019.

The conference theme is “Doing it Overseas - the legal tips and tricks for taking Construction Smarts to foreign jurisdictions”.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open and is available here.

Key Dates:

  • Abstracts are to be received by 5pm WST, Friday 17 May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be issued by Friday 14 June 2019
  • Papers are to be received by 5pm WST, Monday 15 July 2019


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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2019 Mentoring Program are now open. Further information about our mentoring program and how to apply can be found here.

Applications close Thursday 18 April 2019.