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The Property Congress has been the industry’s premier annual national event since 1978, bringing together hundreds of established and emerging property leaders for three days filled with discussion, networking and learning.

It’s where delegates absorb critical details for their work, take home information that shapes their future decisions and build industry connections.

Each year the Property Congress moves to a different Australian location, and attracts a line-up of high profile, inspiring and insightful speakers, leaving delegates uplifted, more connected and better equipped to lead.

Gail Kelly

Global Leader & Author

Johnathan Thurston AM

Former Rugby League Footballer & Entrepreneur

The Hon Peter Costello AC

Australian Businessman, Lawyer and Former Politician

Wednesday 23 October

Golf Day 7:00am – 2:00pm

Golf Clinic 9:30am – 2:00pm

Townsville Golf Club

Join us for day on the green including a full day of networking, laughs and so much more.

The Ambrose format allows for the seasoned pro, weekend warrior and inexperienced player to compete side by side in a team environment.

This year we are thrilled to be offering a golf clinic to learn from the pros with a lesson and lunch, without the commitment of 18 holes. Bring an industry peer or client to enjoy a great chance to network.

Find out more here.

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1:00pm – 2:30pm

In conversation with our industry leaders and experts. Taking a deep dive into specific topics and sectors to identify opportunities and challenges.

Masterclasses will be announced and open for booking soon.

3:00pm – 4:30pm 

Two sites are included for both options available, and tickets can be purchased in addition to your registration once projects are announced.

Site Tours will be announced and open for booking soon.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

All Property Congress first timers, masterclass attendees, First Nations Professionals, Future Directions delegates, 500 Women in Property and National Mentoring Program participants, committee members and Property Congress sponsors are invited to attend an informal networking function prior to official conference program.

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Welcome to the beginning of something great, let’s celebrate!

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Thursday 24 October

8:30am – 8:50am

8:50am – 9:00am

Join us to induct the newest Property Council of Australia life members. 

9:00am – 9:45am

The Hon Peter Costello AC is an Australian businessman, lawyer and former politician. He served as the Treasurer of Australia from 1996 – 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as chairman of the World Bank‘s new Independent Advisory Board(IAB), has served as Chairman of Nine Entertainment Co. and is Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Australian Future Fund.

Hear from the longest serving treasurer in Australian history as he shares his thoughts on the global economy and the big issues facing business today.  

The Hon Peter Costello AC

Australian Businessman, Lawyer and Former Politician

Mike Zorbas

Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

9:45am – 10:30am

Leaders from across the industry will share their views on emerging trends and demand forecasts, alongside their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges ahead for the property sector.


Amanda Steele

Group Executive, Head of Property

Campbell Hanan

Group CEO & Managing Director

More speakers to be announced.

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 11:45am

Two of the world’s best projects will be showcased and discussed in a highly interactive and informative session, providing tangible take-outs for homegrown developments and projects.

Precinct Rejuvenation: Battersea Power Station, London

Benn Zemek, Former Chief Financial Officer, Battersea Power Station

At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London’s electricity. After decades of sitting derelict, it is now open to the public as one of London’s most exciting and innovative new destinations.

The very building which once produced the energy that enabled people to eat, drink, shop and play in the City, now provides the venue for a new generation to do the same.

Learn more about the master planning of the site, the complex transformation of the power station, the transport orientated infrastructure along with the successes, challenges and learnings for the future.

More international projects to be announced.

11:45am – 12:20pm

As the world continues to change, from AI to office culture, how well is Australia positioned to succeed in it? What should be proactively doing now and in our strategic planning.?


Simon Kuestenmacher

Director and Co-founder
The Demographics Group

12:20pm – 12:50pm

What will Australia’s economy look like over the next 18 months?

Speakers to be announced.  

12:50pm– 1:00pm

A showcase of the projects, people and innovations that demonstrated excellence in 2024.

Find out more about the Innovation & Excellence Awards.

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

More information coming soon.

3:00pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Sit down with the former North Queensland Cowboy as he shares stories of his mighty career and discusses his passion for making a positive impact on the future of young Australians.

Johnathan Thurston AM

Former Rugby League Footballer & Entrepreneur

Jess Caire

QLD Executive Director
Property Council of Australia

4:15pm – 4:30pm

7:00pm – 10:00pm

A must attend evening under the stars – dress in white and enjoy live entertainment, good food and even better company!

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10:00pm – 11:30pm

More information coming soon.

Friday 25 October

8:15am – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:15am

9:15am – 10:00am

The first female CEO of one of Australia’s big four banks, listed by Forbes in 2010 as the 8th most powerful woman in the world, and mother of four (including triplets), Gail Kelly is celebrated as one of our finest, most innovative thinkers on leadership and workplace culture. 

The former Westpac CEO will reflect on her inspiring journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent businesspeople and share insights into the valuable lessons she has learned about leading with courage, taking risks, and backing yourself.

Gail Kelly

Global Leader & Author

10:00am – 10:30am

More information coming soon.

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 11:50am

More information coming soon.

11:50am – 12:00pm

Mike Zorbas

Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Registration details

A variety of registration options are available, with special offers for Property Council members and groups.

Investigate the ticket combinations and discounts available.

800 delegates

51 per cent female attendance in 2023

40+ leading industry speakers

85 per cent of delegates plan to attend the next Property Congress

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Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 October 2024
The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
Entertainment Drive Townsville,
Queensland 4810 Australia

Registration and general enquiries

The Property Congress Concierge
+61 2 9033 1957

Sponsorship enquiries

Ben Holmes
National Partnerships Director   
+61 460 963 542