7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
National Arboretum Canberra, The Village Cent

Federal President's Gala Dinner

The National Arboretum Canberra, offers a superb spacious venue for The Nationals Leadership, MPs, Senators and guests to come togther for conversation, to enjoy the spectular views, fine local food and wines tailored to a special menu for this special occaion. 

An excellent line up of guests for a thought-provoking and memorable eveing with:

  • Hon. John Howard OM, AC, 25th Prime Minister fo Australia

  • Joined by former Leaders of the National Party of Australia

6.45pm Free bus transport will depart from QT Canberra main entrance to the National Arboretum Canberra

7pm arrival for pre-drinks and canapes 

8pm - 9pm Formal proceedings and meal service

9pm - 11pm Networking, music and dancing

Free bus transport  to pick up at National Arboretum and return to QT Canberra.

Attire: Evening wear / lounge suit

The Honourable John Howard OM, AC

25th Prime Minister of Australia, 1996 - 2007

The Honourable John Anderson AO

Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of The Nationals,1999 - 2005

The Honourable Tim Fisher AC

Deputy Prime Minister 1996-1999 Leader of the Nationals 1990 - 1999

Hon, Larry Anthony

Federal President

Duration: 4 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
QT Canberra

Federal Conference Program DAY 1

  • QT Canberra, first floor function rooms
  • QT Canberra, special rate accommodation offer available, details on home page 

7.45am - 8.45am, Young Nationals Breakfast

8am - 8.30am, Registratons OPEN

9.00am, Official Opening of Federal Conference 2017

  • Federal Leaders Address, reports and motions
  • Continuous coffee/tea/refreshments service all day, morning & afternoon teas

12.30pm - 2.00pm, the Nationals Leaders' Luncheon, QT Canberra

2.00pm - 5.00pm, Conference sessions

  • Continuous coffee/tea/refreshments 1/2 day, morning tea 

5.00pm Close of day

6.00pm - 9.00pm, Join with Members and Senators and the Women's Federal Council  for an "Evening at the Country Fair", Pialligo Estate
Free bus transport provided

Business Attire

The Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources Member for New England ... More

Hon, Larry Anthony

Federal President

Hon. John Sharp

Federal Treasurer

Ben Hindmarsh

Federal Director

Duration: 9 hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
QT Canberra

The Nationals Leaders' Luncheon

Hear from The Nationals' Leaders:

  • Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Leader of The Nationals joined by The Nationals' State Leaders

Your opportunity to hear from and converse with The Nationals' Leaders, Federal and State Executive, conference delegates and corporate guests, along with free-flowing food service and beverages.

Business attire

The Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources Member for New England ... More

Hon.John Barilaro MP

Member of the Legislative Assembly Member for Monaro Leader of The Nationals  ... More

Hon. Peter Walsh MP

Shadow Minister for Agriculture. Shadow Minsiter for Regional Development.  Leader of the... More

Tim Nicholls MP

Shadow Minister for Arts and Major Events Member for Clayfield Leader of LNP

Duration: 1.5 hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pialligo Estate

Members & Senators celebrating with the Women's Federal Council "An Evening at the Country Fair"

Members and Senators and the Women's Federal Council invite you to join with them for an Evening at the Country Fair at Pialligo Estate a stunning rural location for an enjoyable evening of interactive activites featuring a special guest speaker with a long history with The Nationals and regional Australia.

A roving feast of food stations will serve delectable country fare and superb Pialligo Wines, whilst guest network and swing along with good music.

5.45pm Free bus transport departs QT Canberra main entrance to Pialligo Estate

6pm Arrive pre-drinks and canapes and welcome speeches

6.30pm Time to enjoy the "Country Fair" and the fun activiites on offer

9.00pm Free bus transport departs Pialligo Estate to return to QT Canberra

Attire:  Smart casual wear and comfortable footwear, some physical activities (optional!)

Duration: 3 hours
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
QT Canberra

Federal Conference Program DAY 2

  • QT Canberra, first floor function rooms

8.30am, Federal Conference reconvenes, QT Canberra

  • Senate Leaders Address, Motions, Question Time

12pm Close of Federal Conference

12pm Opening of Federal Council

  • Election office bearers

1.30pm Close of Federal Council

Senator Nigel Scullion

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate Senator for Northern Territory

Duration: 5 hours