The National Conference is the premier event in the NAAUC Calendar. Every year, its sees approximately hundreds of delegates from on-campus residential communities across Australia converging in a week-long program.

Delegates experience inspirational guest speakers, professional development sessions as well as seminars, workshops and discussion groups all focusing on student leadership within residential communities. The Conference also features a diverse social program that demonstrate how to run engaging, inclusive and safe events that cater for all residents.

WHERE: Mannix College, Monash University, Melbourne
WHEN: 2nd July - 9th July 2017
CHECK IN: Between 10am - 2pm (2nd July)
CHECK OUT: By 10am (9th July)

For everything Conference, check out our Pre-Conference Kit here!




Early Bird (4 April - 14 May) - 1150

Standard (15 May - 11 June) - 1250

LATE (12 June 18 June) - 1350

Change of Delegate: 50


Early Bird (4 April - 14 May) - 1300

Standard (15 May - 11 June) - 1400

LATE (12 June 18 June) - 1500

Change of Delegate: 70



Q: When does conference start and finish? When should we arrive at Mannix College/arrange for flights in and out?

A: Conference runs from the Sun 2nd - Sun 9th July. Registration on the 2nd runs from 10am-2pm. Delegates should factor in 1-2 hours travel from Tullamarine Airport to Mannix College, so flying into Tullamarine no later than Midday is advisable.  Mannix College sets a strict check out time of 10am on the 9th July, however other than brunch there is no official activities on the 9th, so delegates are welcome to check out and leave any time before 10am.  

Q: How do we get to Mannix College?

A: Interstate Delegates should fly into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Mannix College’s address is Monash University Clayton Campus, Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, however due to the far distance from the airport, we recommend that delegates take the skybus from the Airport to Southern Cross Station in the City. From there, take either the Cranbourne or Pakenham Train Line to Huntingdale Station. Red Frogs will be transporting students from Huntingdale Station to Mannix College.

Q: I will be arriving past 2pm on the 2nd July, what should I do?

A: Please email conference@naauc.edu.au to advise of your approximate time of arrival if it’s later than the designated check in time. You can still register post 2pm, however it is advisable to arrive before then.

Q: I would like to stay a few extra days at Mannix, can I do that?

A: Yes, please arrange it through Mannix College (ph.(03) 9905 0990)

Q: Do I really need to bring a backpack?

A: On the Tuesday of conference we will be spending the whole day in the CBD area. You will need to make sure your Parliamentary Debating attire is transportable from Mannix to the CBD, a backpack is probably the easiest way to do this! 

Q: How long are the days, are we required at everything?

A: Days run from Breakfast at 7:00 through until our social events each night, but you will get breaks between sessions during the day, don’t worry! All sessions are optional, however we of course recommend that you go to as much as humanly possible each day to make the most of your conference experience! 

Q: How much spending money should we bring?

A:  Within the conference schedule, you’ll be required to buy Lunch on Sunday the 2nd, and Dinner on Tuesday the 4th, as well as costs associated with buying a transport card. There should be no other official purchases required by yourself, however depending on your activities during/after conference, it’s always handy to have some money on hand for any unexpected situations!

Q: What can we expect from conference?

A: See our Pre-Conference Kit for all the info regarding our academic program, social events and more! If that’s not enough, you’ll just have to wait for conference to find out...




The academic program of our National Conference is designed help delegates gain an in depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities of student leadership. The aim is to equip them with skills and ideas to help them become competent operators and agents of change.

This year our academic program will be split into two parts; Our traditional seminars, and a series of topic based panels.

Our NAAUC Executive, Working party and State Representative teams contain years of experience in an wide range of residential student leadership roles. At the national conference, members of our team present a broad sweep of presentations to help our delegates better understand their roles and to kick start discussions and ideas sharing.

However, there are some areas where our experience cannot match expert advice; our Focus Sessions will feature small groups of delegates interacting with expert panels discussing the topics of Personal Wellbeing, Responsible Student Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Wellbeing.

The NAAUC Conference is nationally renowned as the peak youth leadership initiative within the tertiary on-campus living sector and has inspired generations of student leaders from across the country in a forum of idea sharing and relationship building.




Delegates attending conference will also be treated to a diverse and exciting social program over the course of the week. These events, held each night, emphasise networking between delegates and complement key themes highlighted throughout the weeks’ academic program.

The 2017 social program will give delegates the opportunity to engage in outrageous debates in Parliament House, experience a diverse cultural celebration, and an interactive comedy night, all while being treated to the sights and sounds of Melbourne. The conference is capped off with our ever popular NAAUC Ball, where delegates can let their hair down and celebrate the week that has been.

NAAUC strives to demonstrate the highest standard of innovation, creativity, professionalism and event management by students through our social program. Our aim is to provide model events and ideas which can be adapted or replicated in residences across the country, allowing students to better foster inclusive, engaging and enjoyable environments within their own communities.




One of the biggest assets of each National Conference is the diverse knowledge & experiences of our delegates. To ensure we have as many voices as possible engaged in the conversation, NAAUC offers several scholarships to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to attend the Conference. Our scholarships are also designed to maximise personal and professional gain from attending the conference. Furthermore, NAAUC views the contribution of delegates as a critical means of staying relevant to the ever changing residential community culture. The following scholarships will be offered in 2017 with the eligibility of applicants, the number and level of bursary to be decided by the executive committee. 

Applicants must submit an electronic word processed application to the NAAUC Secretary, Lewis Wilson, at secretary@naauc.edu.au by 11:59pm 1st June 2017. 

Recipients of a NAAUC scholarship will not be eligible for any other conference discount subsidy from NAAUC. Please note that the NAAUC conference scholarships do not cover the cost of personal travel arrangements or personal spending money.

We look forward to hearing from you!