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Victorian Labor State Conference 2024

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May
Moonee Valley Racecourse

State Conference is the annual supreme policy-making and governing body event of the Victorian Labor party.

Over two days, Party Delegates come together to determine all Party-related matters, which include shaping policies, amending Rules, selecting officers and committees, reviewing reports, and more.

The weekend also features a vibrant schedule of Fringe Events and Marketplace stalls from a range of groups within Victorian Labor.

We warmly welcome all members to come along as Observers for what is set to be an excellent weekend celebrating and shaping our Party.

Conference details

  • Transport & parking

    Information on transport and parking will be available shortly.

  • On-site childcare

    There will be on site childcare available for the duration of Conference. You must register ahead of time. More information is available below.

  • Dates and time

    Saturday 18th May
    9.00 am to 5.00 pm

    Sunday 19th May
    9.00 am to 2.00 pm

  • Food & drinks

    Food and drinks are available on both days.

    Level 1
    Kiosk
    2x Coffee carts, also selling cold drinks and sandwiches.

    Level 2 (Saturday only)
    Coffee cart
    Afternoon tea with Fringe events

More info

Life Members sit in the audience of an event in Parliament in 2023

Life Members

Life membership is awarded to members who attain 40 years of membership. Recipients are usually presented with their badges and certificates at a function held in conjunction with State Conference.

Event details and invitations will be sent to eligible members.

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Childcare

Free childcare is available for children of Conference delegates, MPs, staff and party members conducting a Fringe event or marketplace stall at State Conference.

This year, we have moved the childcare to a much larger space to cater for children from babies to 12 year olds, which includes a quiet area for parents to feed their babies.

Children attending our childcare need to be provided with their own snacks and meals. A water station is available.

Childcare operates from the following times, and may be used for all or any part of these periods:

  • Saturday 18th May: 7.45 am to 5.00 pm
  • Sunday 19th May: 7.45 am to 2.00 pm

Please note that free childcare is not available for children of observers.

Bookings are essential and have now closed.

Key dates & deadlines

Friday 17 May

Final conference agenda circulated

Urgency Resolutions Book circulated to delegates

Proposed Rule Changes Book circulated to delegates

Saturday 18 May

9am – 5pm: Conference day 1

Fringe Events: See table below for details.

Sunday 19 May

9am – 2pm: Conference day 2

Fringe Program — Saturday 18th May

Time Level 1
12.30 - 1.30 Labor Friends of Palestine
A Conversation: Peace, Justice & Palestine

Time Concourse (Level 2) Members Lounge (Level 2) Jockey Bar (Level 2)
11.30 - 12.30
Country Labor Executive
Regional Campaigning for success: Federal, State, and Local Government perspectives
LEAN
The Great Forest National Park: the next Labor legacy
12.30 - 1.00 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Cart available Level 2
1.00 - 2.00 EMILY's List & Victorian Labor Women's Network
Affirmative Action: Our History & Beyond 50/50
Conservation Volunteers
Policy Politics and the Environment: Navigating through dangerous waters
John Curtin Research Center/Chifley Research Centre
A Little History of the Australian Labor Party: Conversation with authors Nick Dyrenfurth & Frank Bongiorno
2.00 - 2.30 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Cart available Level 2
2.30 - 3.30 Society of Victorian Labor Lawyers
Combating Modern Slavery through the Australian legal system
Labor For Australian Republic
Gough Whitlam and the Palace Letters: A republican discussion
Kintsugi Alliance, Portable, Decker Advisory
Efficient government: An interactive session to share ideas and solutions
3.30 - 4.00 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Cart available Level 2
4.00 - 5.00
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee
Closing the Gap
Conservation Environment & Resources Policy Committee
Victoria’s Sustainable Resource Future: A Forum on Climate Action and Sustainable Resources

Marketplace stalls

Come and see the wide range of activities that our committees, networks and associated groups are doing to connect our members, share ideas and drive policy development.

Stalls will be open on Level 1 from 9am both days.

  • ABC Friends Victoria
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee
  • Australian Fabian Society
  • Australian Society for the Study of Labor History
  • Box Hill SECC
  • Country Labor Executive
  • Eltham SECC (Bake sale stall)
  • Emily’s List
  • John Curtin Research Institute
  • Kosdown Printers
  • Kintsugi Alliance
  • Labor Academy Victoria
  • Labor Action for Wildlife Network
  • Labor Environment Action Network
  • Labor for an Australian Republic
  • Labor for Housing
  • Labor Friends of Palestine
  • No Aukus – Labor against War
  • Society of Victorian Labor Lawyers
  • Victorian Labor info & merch
  • Victorian Labor Multicultural Network

Contact us

For specific Conference enquiries email stateconference@vic.alp.org.au
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