National Events

The Property Council of Australia hosts a full calendar of over 350 events nationwide every year, attracting over 50,000 members and guests. These include division lunches, conferences, forums, site tours and awards ceremonies designed to inform, educate, celebrate, inspire and provide members with quality networking opportunities to generate new business.

Our events help generate and communicate the ideas and policies that shape the Property Council's advocacy work, providing our members the opportunity to discuss those issues most important to them. All sectors - commercial, residential, retirement, retail, industrial and capital markets - are represented in our dynamic programs.

Our events also highlight and celebrate the leading economic and social contribution the property industry makes throughout Australia. We recognise innovation and world-leading best practice in the work our members do.

Our conferences and event delegates include institutional investors, developers, builders, planners, government and property professionals from all states and territories.


Property Leaders' Summit

The Property Council’s Capital Property Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event that connects the top 150 CEOs and investment decision makers from around the globe with the political leadership.

Held in Canberra, this flagship industry event brings together international and domestic leaders from the property and investment sectors and key politicians to discuss the future of the industry, investment, the economy and capital markets.

Photo: 2015 Property Leaders' Summit

The Property Leaders' Summit website


Property Leaders' Dinner

This exciting invitation only event brings together the nation’s parliamentary leaders with decision makers spanning the entire spectrum of the property industry.

The Property Leaders’ Dinner will, for the first time, host The Australian Property Hall of Fame award ceremony. These year, two new members will be honoured and inducted into The Australian Property Hall of Fame for their remarkable contribution to the industry and the Australian community.

Photo: Joe Hockey at the 2015 Property Leaders' Gala Dinner

The Property Leaders' Dinner website


International Study Tour - NEW YORK

To create new value for our members, and further strengthen our public policy thought leadership, the Property Council is extending our event reach internationally. Building on the professionalism of our domestic events, our international study tours are designed to inform, educate, inspire and provide members with quality networking opportunities to generate new business. International cities and tour themes are selected through extensive consultation with our members to deliver unparalleled professional development learnings relevant to the opportunities and challenges faced by the Australian property industry. In 2018 we are taking our delegates to New York with a focus on urban renewal, placemaking and innovation.

The International Study Tour website


The Property Congress

The Property Congress is the Property Council’s premier annual national event and has featured on our event calendar for the past 41 years.

The event addresses the big issues driving property development and investment in Australia and globally. The Property Congress brings together established and emerging leaders in the property industry. Attendees are active participants in the commercial, residential, retail, industrial, development, retirement living and investment sectors of the industry. This year we’re chasing the sun to Darwin from 12-14 September. 

Photo: Sir Bob Geldof speaking at the 40th Anniversary of The Property Congress

The Property Congress website


National Retirement Living Summit

The National Retirement Living Summit connects senior leaders, retirement living staff and representatives from related industries to discuss trends, initiatives and opportunities in the sector. The Summit is the biggest and most anticipated annual event devoted entirely to retirement living sector.

Programs are designed in close collaboration with the industry to provide invaluable discussion and training on trends and practices.

Photo: Ita Buttrose speaking at the 2016 Retirement Living Summit

National Retirement Living Summit website