The 2019 Developing Northern Australia Conference will be held in the City of Karratha from Thursday 11 – Friday 12 July.

The annual conference will be held in Western Australia for the first time and discussions involving growth, progress and investment aligning the Northern Australia white paper is the focus.

The conference in its 5th year and attracts investors, policy makers, business owners, all sectors of government, decision makers, academics, visionaries, industry, researchers, Indigenous leaders and entrepreneurs that are all contributing to change and making a difference in Northern Australia.

The conversation at the 2019 conference will include the diversification of economies and creating vibrant, resilient communities in the north.

There will be over 60 presentations covering a range of topics to include resources, land, water, energy, renewables, agribusiness, Northern Australian population strategy and industry sector opportunities pertaining to a prosperous, sustainable future for Northern Australia.

Topics in 2019
  • Trade and Investment
  • Land, Water and Energy
  • Attracting business, corporate and small business opportunity
  • Northern Australia Liveability
  • Indigenous-led Development
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Engaging Industry Sector Opportunity

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Find out more about what the City of Karratha is all about and why people love working, visiting and investing in this amazing area.

Learn more about the economic development process by which the City will liaise with the public, business, government and not-for-profit sector partners collectively, to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation.

Make sure your registration and travel plans include time to explore the region by touring and experience life in “Australia’s most liveable regional city”.

For more information on the 2019 Developing Northern Australia Conference, to submit your abstract for presentation consideration or to secure your spot at this exciting event please visit