Labor’s National Conference is our highest decision-making forum and Australia’s largest political gathering. National Conference plays a central role in defining the future of our Party and our nation.

The 2018 National Conference is critical in setting out our key priorities for the country, and will demonstrate that Labor is ready for government.

For the first time since 1979, the ALP National Conference is returning to Adelaide. The 48th National Conference will be held from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 December 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The Conference program and Draft National Platform are now available here.


Over 2,000 people attend National Conference. This includes Labor’s Federal, State and Territory leaders and parliamentarians, national union leaders, party members and supporters, senior business leaders, members of the diplomatic and international community, not-for-profit organisations, and over 200 national and local media representatives.



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