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, Perth (2019), Hobart (2022) and Uluru, (NT) (2023).

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

2024 National Conference 

"Cranes, Trains and Little Lanes"

Melbourne: 13-15 June 2024

The conference will kick off on Thursday 13 June 2024 with Welcome Drinks in the stunning Plaza Ballroom, located under the Regent Theatre in Collins Street at the top of the city centre. 

The Conference will be held on Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June on the banks of the Yarra River just moments from Flinders Street at Zinc at Fed Square

The Gala Dinner, to be held following the conclusion of the Conference on Saturday evening 15 June, will be held in the magical Great Hall at the world-renowned National Gallery of Victoria. It will again be a black-tie event and is sure to provide a glittering finale to our Conference.

Watch this space for the launch of our conference website and a Call for Abstracts.

The Sponsorship Prospectus is available here.  Download the Booking Form here.

2024 Conference Sponsors

The Society gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor 


Silver Sponsor

Coffee Cart Sponsor
Tech Sponsor
Welcome Reception Sponsor
Name Badge Sponsor
Charrett Moot Sponsor 

Please contact us if you have any questions about the conference.