The NAAUC National Conference is the premier event in the NAAUC Calendar. Every year, the National Conference sees approximately 250 delegates from on-campus residential communities across Australia converging in a week-long program.

In 2017, it will be hosted by Mannix College at Monash University, Melbourne from the 2nd-9th of July.

Delegates experience inspirational guest speakers, professional development sessions as well as seminars, workshops and discussion groups all focusing on student leadership within our residential communities. In addition to the rigorous academic program, the National Conference also features a diverse social program that provides examples for the delegates on how to run engaging, inclusive and safe events that cater to the interests of a diverse groups of residents.

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




Early Bird (4th April - 14th May) : 1150

Standard (15th May - 11th July) :1250

Change of Delegate: 50


Early Bird (4th April - 14th May) : 1300

Standard (15th May - 11th July) :1400

Change of Delegate: 70



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!