Over 800 delegates representing workers from every industry and sector in Australia will attend the ACTU Congress at Brisbane Convention Centre on Tuesday 17th July 2018 & Wednesday 18th July 2018.

This is the largest and most important gathering of Australian Unions and it sets the Union agenda for the following three years.

Delegates will debate and vote on policies regarding the workplace, rights and campaigns to improve wages, conditions and the standard of living for Australian workers and their families.

ACTU Congress will elect the leadership of the ACTU along with other office–holders.

Further announcements will be made.  Keep an eye on the Congress website for updates as well.


There are a number of Fringe Events occurring at Congress 2018.  These will be either held at lunchtime Tuesday or prior to congress commencing on Wednesday.  Please support our Affiliates and Supporters as they would be delighted to see you at their events. Refer to the program for more the complete listing.

AFTINET: Changing the Rules on Trade- Fighting the TPP-11

ICAN: Australia, The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty and the Nobel Peace Price



Got a nomination for our 2018 Awards?  These will be acknowledged at Congress dinner being held at the BCEC on Tuesday 17 July.  Nominations close midday Friday 29 June 2018. Download the selection criteria

Congress Awards Criteria 2018



Watch our instructional visual video on how to register for ACTU Congress 2018 by clicking here. 



You can book your accommodation by clicking here


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The ACTU thanks all sponsors and partners for their support of the 2018 ACTU Congress.