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The ACT’s property industry is diverse and Canberra is a city with a bright future. Property directly accounts for more than 12 per cent of the ACT’s economic activity and our advocacy platform is designed to make Canberra the best place to invest in, manage and own property. Our plan for this year focuses on five key areas to help position the ACT for further growth and investment.

Through our work, events and programs, we deliver value for all our ACT members to uplift the industry and help unlock the potential of our nation’s capital.

Shane Martin
ACT Executive Director

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Our priorities focus on five keys to unlocking the ACT’s potential: attracting investment and population growth; developing the housing we’ll need to keep Canberra liveable and improve affordability; urban renewal projects that deliver for our communities, business and our city; tax reform to promote investment; and infrastructure development that unlocks opportunity and drives growth.  

We believe the ACT is the best place to invest in, manage and own property and our bold advocacy activity will make this a reality for more Australians. 

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The Property Council of Australia represents the interests of more than 2,300 member companies and we welcome membership from organisations of any size and interest in the property industry.

Find out how you can join us and access the benefits for your people today.

The role of the Australia Capital Territory Division Council is to best represent the collective interests of ACT members. Members are nominated by industry peers and elected for a two-year term, with the ACT President also securing a position on the National Board. Division Councils are responsible for all local initiatives, and also leverage the Property Council’s campaigns to achieve state based results. The current Division Council representatives commenced their tenure in March 2023.


Committees meet every four to six weeks to discuss issues and projects relevant to their expertise and the focus of the Committee. Being selected as a member of a Property Council Committee gives you the opportunity to help shape the future and influence the organisation’s advocacy agenda. Members have the opportunity to contribute to important, focused industry discussions while building their professional networks and knowledge. 

As part of our 40-40-20 commitment to gender equity, all our Committees comprise a minimum of 40 per cent female representatives. Committee members are appointed for a two-year term, with the current Committees commencing their tenure in February 2023.

Australian Capital Territory People in Property Awards

The Australian Capital Territory Division puts the spotlight on the industry’s finest individuals through its annual People in Property awards program.

Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards are the most prominent property awards in Australia, promoting excellence in design and innovation in the built environment since 1982.

National Retirement Living Awards

The Property Council’s National Retirement Living Awards celebrate excellence and achievement across all parts of the retirement living sector. 

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500 Women in Property

500 Women in Property helps our members promote female talent and empower them to advance in the workforce. The program aims to accelerate more women into leadership positions in the property industry through sponsorship of high-potential talent. Men and women can get involved as sponsors, and women as participants.

Champions of Change

The Champions of Change Coalition is a globally recognised strategy for advancing gender equality and building respectful, inclusive workplaces. We established the Champions of Change Property Group in 2015 to advance this cause in the sector, and today the group involves leaders who oversee more than 25,000 employees.

Girls in Property

Girls in Property is a program that informs high school students of the various career paths available across the property industry. It aims to generate a more diverse pipeline of talent by encouraging more women into the sector. Students gain insights into the industry and hear from leaders about what a career in property looks like.

We are deeply grateful to our Corporate Partners for their contributions. These partnerships enable us to deliver quality work and experiences for our members, which in turn benefits the entire Australian Capital Territory property industry.