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.

International Study Tours - JAPAN & NORTH AMERICA

To further strengthen our public policy thought leadership, the Property Council has 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 2019, we have taken our delegates to Singapore (17-22 March 2019) and headed to London in Ju
ly (19-26 July 2019).
In 2020, delegates will have the opportunity to Vancouver and Seattle in August. 


UPDATE 27 February 2020: The Japan Study Tour from 15-21 March 2020 has been postponed until 2021 following the upgrading of the Australian Government’s travel advice to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Japan due to a heightened risk of sustained local transmission of coronavirus.

The Property Council of Australia’s top priority is the safety of staff and delegates. If you have registered for the tour, please contact Sophie Gazzoli on, 02 9033 1930 or 0438 311 789 for further information.

The International Study Tour website

Future Cities Summit

Future Cities Summit is a new one day conference exploring the theme of creating great places and thriving cities for people. Held in Sydney on 24 May 2019, the Summit explored innovation, disruption and the progress we are making to leave a legacy for the next generation and beyond.

Through our thought-leaders and local and global case studies, we investigated how creating great places is fuelled by the economy, infrastructure, people and leadership.

In 2020, Future Cities Summit will be held in Sydney on Thursday 25 June. 

Future Cities Summit website

Property Leaders' Summit

"The Property Council’s 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.

The Property Leaders' Summit website

The Australian Property Hall of Fame

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’ Summit closing dinner at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra was held on 18 June and hosted The Australian Property Hall of Fame award ceremony. Industry legends are honoured each year and inducted into The Australian Property.

The Property Hall of Fame website

The Property Congress

The Property Congress is the Property Council’s premier annual national event and has featured on our event calendar for over 40 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.

In 2019 we 
landed on Hamilton Island from 11-13 September and in 2020 will be travelling south to Hobart, Tasmania from 28-30 October 2020. 

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.

The Summit will again host the National Retirement Living Awards which recognise high achievement across all areas of the retirement living sector, by people and companies helping ensure senior Australians have an enjoyable retirement. Winners will be recognised in seven categories.

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

In 2020 the Summit will be held on the Gold Coast from 23-25 November.

National Retirement Living Summit website