27 – 29 May 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Why attend Conference?


You’ll learn a heap. It might go without saying, but a huge part of Conference is the chance to learn new things but you’d be surprised at just what you can learn. Everyone from first time delegates to industry vets have mentioned how much they’ve taken away from past Conferences, and we’ve designed Conference so that it has something for everyone. From the range of inspiring and industry-leading speakers, to our tailored workshops, and even the chance to learn from your peers, there’s a lot to be learned from Conference.


It gets you out of your comfort zone. Sure, it’s comfortable in your comfort zone, but comfortable doesn’t always help you to expand your experience, or expand your business. By stepping out your comfort zone every once and a while, you open yourself up to new experiences, new connections and give yourself the chance to learn and grow which can help both personally and professionally.


It adds value to your business. If you run or manage an office, there’s so much benefit to sending your team to Conference. It’s a great way to boost morale, team build, inspire creativity and reward your team, whilst helping to boost productivity. If you choose to attend Conference alone, you’ll have so much information and insights to take back and implement into your business, and to teach your teams and colleagues. Not to mention the amazing deals on offer from some of our valued business partners.


You’ll connect with industry thought leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to chat to our speakers. They have a huge amount of industry knowledge and are great connections to add to your network. Make valuable connections with a wide range of business partners.


You’ll stay ahead of the curve. By learning from a range of industry and thought leaders, Conference will help you stay ahead of the curve so you can be at the forefront of your business, not left struggling to keep up.


You’ll reset. Sometimes it just takes us a moment to get away from our daily routines to really take a step back and properly assess our business. By taking three days out your week, once a year you’re giving yourself the chance to hit that reset button and look at your business from another angle.


You’ll have fun! Whilst there are so many opportunities to network and learn at Conference there’s also a bunch of opportunities to have a lot of fun. From our Opening Launch of Conference to the themed networking functions, to our huge Annual Awards gala, our high energy performances, and entertaining speakers. You have the benefit of attending a career-boosting event and have fun at the same time!


You’ll meet like-minded people. There’s something energising about being in a room with hundreds of people who are in or have been in your shoes. Conference gives you access to the greater Harcourts team from across the country, and you can learn from others who are on the same page as you, or even help others to problem solve. Conference also gives you the chance to make connections with a range of our business partners who can help you in an array of areas for your business.


It helps you to grow. Conference is designed to help you reach the next level – whether that’s in your own business, or in your own career. Industry experts, keynote speakers and the senior leadership team at Harcourts deliver a program each year that will see you well equipped to grow at least one aspect of your career. If you were only to take away and implement even a couple of key learnings, you will be well placed for the year ahead.


That all important face to face contact. Sure, these days there’s lots of industry information available at the click of a button, but don’t undervalue face to face contact. So many of our people cite the valuable conversations and interactions they have whilst at Conference as being one of the most useful parts of attending each year.

Conference Registration


Last chance to submit your registration form is Thursday 11 January 2018.

Monthly instalment amounts are debited on 15 of each month from your starting date up until May 2018. If you have registered for Conference Club and want information on your payment schedule, see below or contact the Australia Events Manager at events@harcourts.net click here.


Includes 1 ticket to all evening functions.
Accompanying guest ticket/s can be purchased for evening social events.

You can register for our Early Bird Conference Package at $859pp until COB, 28 February 2018. click here.


Eligible delegates must be NEW to Harcourts within 12-month period.
Includes 1 ticket to all evening functions.
Accompanying guest ticket/s can be purchased for evening social events.

You can register for our New Member Conference Package at $759pp (includes $ 100 welcome discount) until COB, Monday 14 May 2018. All registrations will be checked. click here.


No tickets to evening functions will be included.

If you are looking to just experience Conference ‘launch’ and our day sessions, this is the package for you at $695pp. click here.


Accompanying guest ticket/s can be added on for evening social events.
Themed Networking Party @ $120pp on Tuesday evening.
International Awards Dinner @ $138pp on Wednesday evening.

Select accompanying person ‘add on’ option when registering online with corresponding registration package. No additional tickets will be allowed from closing date of Monday 14th May 2018.


Effective from 1 March 2018, following the close of Early Bird.

Full conference registration package takes effect from 1st March through until 14 May 2018 at $953pp. Standard package plus the evening social functions as an add on cost, accompanying guests for evening events can also be added. click here.

2018 Conference Registration Closing Date

Please note, all registrations for the 2018 Harcourts Australia National Conference will close strictly at 5pm on Monday 14 May 2018. No registrations will be allowed after this date.

2018 Conference Cancellations

Registration cancellation requests or any changes must be received in writing to the Harcourts Australia National Events Manager via email at events@harcourts.net
Confirmation of cancellation will be emailed to you and refunds (excluding special $ 759pp Blitz offer) will be made up until COB, Monday 14 May 2018 (less a $ 100 cancellation fee). Please note – no refunds or changes will be permitted after this closing date and cancellation of registration fee will be charged in full.

Conference Venue

The Star Gold Coast

Harcourts Australia National Conference 2018 is returning to the even more recently refurbished Star Gold Coast!

Stay, Play and Dine! Delectable dining, fabulous bars, thrilling entertainment, buzzing nightlife. What new favourites will you discover at The Star Gold Coast, a premier entertainment destination set in the heart of Australia’s stunning Gold Coast.


Facilities include a variety of luxurious rooms, state-of-the-art technology, with breathtaking views of the ocean or Gold Coast Hinterland.

Harcourts Australia National Conference 2018 Room Rates

Superior Deluxe Room $ 239.00
Corner King Room with Balcony $ 314.00
Executive Deluxe Room $ 489.00
Club Suite – One Bedroom $ 719.00
Club Suite – Two Bedrooms $ 958.00
King Terrace Suite $ 919.00

Prices quoted are per room type, per night inclusive of GST. Maximum of 2 adults per standard room. All booking requests are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Harcourts special buffet breakfast rate is $ 28.00pp, per day if pre-booked as a package with the above accommodation offer.

All delegate accommodation bookings must be made direct with The Star Gold Coast.

Reservations – The Star Gold Coast

Please call the Reservations Team directly on (07) 5592 8130 or 1800 074 344 and quote “Harcourts Australia National Conference 2018” to be eligible for our special rates.
Alternatively, use the website link below to secure accommodation online at: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/ Enter conference date range and Harcourts online booking code HAR240518.

Things to Do

There are so many fun things to do on the Gold Coast, especially if you want to bring the family along! Here are some of our top picks for what to do whether you have just a spare couple of hours or an extra couple of days!


Stretching along 57 kilometres of stunning coastline, the Gold Coast is known for its surf, sand and sunshine. Be sure to check out Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Main Beach and Surfers Paradise.


The Gold Coast caters to every on-water activity imaginable. Choose from jet boating, parasailing, surfing, diving, jet skiing, whale watching, cruises and more.
Click here for a full list of activities available.


Cuddle a koala, swim with the dolphins, feed a flock of rainbow lorikeets – there are many opportunities to get up close with Australian wildlife on the Gold Coast.
Click here for more information.


From relaxed beachside cafes, family restaurants, fine-dining, funky bars and cheap eats, the Gold Coast has dining options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Click here for more information on where to eat.


The biggest and the best theme parks in the Southern Hemisphere are located on the Gold Coast, including Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Click here for more information.


The Gold Coast is internationally renowned for its shopping and offers something for everyone, from beachside markets, outlet malls, boutiques and high end designer stores.
Click here for more information on where to shop.

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