Who will host Conference 2017? - NSW Nationals

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Bids to host the 2017 NSW Nationals Annual General Conference are now open. If you think your town fits the build, we encourage Branches and Electorate Councils to make a formal proposal. If your town has what it takes to host the biggest event of the Nats’ calendar, submit your nomination now. Competition is fierce. Be ready.

We don’t have to tell you that Conference is a prime time for socialising and meeting like-minded people from across the State. By hosting Conference, a Branch or Electorate Council will generate positive media coverage for the Party and local Nationals’ Members of Parliament. It also provides a valuable boost to local businesses and gives them exposure to potential markets outside of their own region.

In recent years there has been considerable competition to host Conference so proposals will need to show that the town has the facilities required to make Conference great. A selection of venues for the events listed below, possible accommodation options, a selection of local operators to assist and other activities visitors can do during their stay will be need to be provided for consideration by Central Council.

Bids should be submitted no later than Friday 18 March 2016. Guidelines are as follows:





Central Council


9:00am – 5:00pm

AV Capability

Conference Catering


Theatre Style

Welcome Reception

Thursday evening

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Drinks and Canapes





Friday and Saturday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Space

Conference Catering

Exhibition Space

Corporate Lounge Space

Meeting Room Space


Classroom Style

Young Nationals Trivia

Friday evening

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Dinner and Drinks




Corporate Lunch


12noon – 2:00pm

Close to Conference

Sit down lunch


Banquet Style

Corporate Reception

Friday evening

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Canapes and drinks



Gala Dinner

Saturday evening

6:30pm – 12 midnight

Dinner and Drinks

350 – 400

Banquet Style


For more information, please contact Events and Fundraising Director Briony Ferguson on 9299 5811 or briony.ferguson@nswnationals.org.au

Download the conference bid information here.


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