National Volunteering Conference 2020

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Diversity Power Purpose

With the theme of ‘Diversity, Power, Purpose’, the National Volunteering Conference will challenge delegates to leverage the diversity of the volunteering sector and harness its power to address some of the most significant issues faced by the community. Delegates will be inspired to learn, collaborate and shape the future of volunteering in Australia.



The National Volunteering Conference is a biennial event for not-for-profit and government leaders, managers of volunteers, researchers, policy makers, and corporate social responsibility professionals to come together to advance volunteering, share knowledge, build networks and create change.

Held on 18 - 20 March 2020 in the beautiful city of Perth, the premier national volunteering event in Australia is hosted by Volunteering Australia, the national peak body for volunteering in Australia, and supported in 2020 by Volunteering WA.

Through the theme ‘Diversity, Power, Purpose’ delegates will explore how volunteering fosters inclusive communities and positively influences societal change to shape the future of Australia.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts: Closed 4 August 2019
Program Released:
September 2019
Open now - register here
Author Notifications: By 30 September 2019
Conference: 18 - 20 March 2020

Perth skyline

Why come to Perth

Perth is an extraordinary conference destination; a breathtakingly beautiful city situated on the banks of the spectacular Swan River and overlooked by Kings Park which was ranked the sixth best park in the world by Trip Advisor. It is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban centres and is a modern, sophisticated city that is clean, safe and easy to get around.

As the capital and heartbeat of Australia’s largest state, Perth is a world class city of nearly 2 million people offering all the elements necessary to make your conference experience enjoyable. The delightful climate lends itself to enjoy truly Western Australian experiences such as seeing kangaroos and koalas and other native wildlife, winery touring, white sandy beaches, river cruises, swimming with dolphins, whale watching and a vibrant food and dining scene.

As a major capital city Perth is easily accessible with international, domestic and regional airlines servicing Perth.  Perth offers so much. Coupled with its unmistakable charm, it is the ideal conference destination.

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