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4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Federal Council Program DAY 1

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Federation Ballroom

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra, special rate accommodation offer available, details on home page 


  • Registratons OPEN, The Gallery, adjacent to Federation Ballroom


  • Federal Executive reports and motions
  • Continuous coffee/tea/refreshments service

6.30pm - 8.30pm

  • Join with Members and Senators and the Women's Federal Council  for the Welcome Reception
  • The Canberra Room and Ambassadors Courtyard, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Business Attire



Duration: 4 hours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Members & Senators with the Women's Federal Council Welcome Reception

Members and Senators with the Women's Federal Council invite you to join with them for the Welcome Reception in The Canberra Room and Ambassador Courtyard, Hyatt Hotel Canberra.


  • Drinks and canapes and welcome speeches
  • Special Guest Speaker Prime Minister The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


  • Close

Business attire


The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP

29th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party. 

Duration: 2 hours
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Federal Council Program DAY 2

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, The Federation Ballroom

7.00am - 8.30am

  • Young Nationals Breakfast, Hyatt Hotel

8.30am - 12.30pm

  • Federal Council reconvenes, Hyatt Hotel Federal Ballroom
  • Deputy Leader's Address, Motions, Question Time


  • Federal Leader's Address

12.30pm - 1.30pm

  • Networking Luncheon, Hyatt Hotel


  • Federal Council reconvenes
  • Election office bearers


  • Close of Federal Council


  • Federal Council Gala Dinner, The Commonwealth Club, 5 mins from the Hyatt Hotel, free bus transport.
Duration: 14.5 hours
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Nationals Networking Luncheon

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Promenade Cafe

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

Duration: 1 hour
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Federal Council Gala Dinner

The recently refurbished Commonwealth Club Canberra offers a superb 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. 

A thought-provoking and memorable evening is planned.


  • Free bus transport will depart from Hyatt Hotel Canberra main entrance to The Commonwealth Club 


  • Arrival for pre-drinks and canapes
  • 3 course meal & beverages
  • Special guest speaker, Greg Sheridan AO foreign affairs journalist and political commentator.


  • Close of evening

Free bus transport  to pick up at The Commonwealth Club and return to Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

Attire: Evening wear / lounge suit





Greg Sheridan AO

Greg Sheridan AO is a foreign affairs journalist and commentator. He joined The Australian in... More

Duration: 4 hours