2019 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture and National Consumer Congress registration

Closed 28 Feb 2019

Opened 16 Jan 2019


The ACCC will be hosting two key consumer events in Melbourne – the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture (co-hosted with CHOICE) and the National Consumer Congress.

Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 13 March 2019
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
6:00 pm–8:30 pm

This event honours Ruby Hutchison, the founder of the Australian Consumers’ Association, the organisation we now know as CHOICE.

The speaker for the Ruby Hutchison lecture is yet to be determined.

A cocktail reception will follow the keynote address.

For information on previous speakers, see Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture.

National Consumer Congress

Thursday 14 March 2019
ZINC at Federation Square, Corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
8:30 am–4:30 pm

The National Consumer Congress is the annual conference bringing together stakeholders from across the public, private and community sectors to explore the key issues facing Australian consumers.

Hosted by the ACCC, the 2019 Congress will feature speakers from a range of backgrounds. With a focus on disadvantaged or vulnerable consumers, speakers will share their perspectives on topics including:

  • the Financial Services Royal Commission,
  • emerging issues in data and technology,
  • product safety and its effect on consumers, and
  • practical strategies for consumer advocacy.

For information on previous years program and speakers, see National Consumer Congress.

Registration process

This form will allow you to register your interest in attending one or both events.

Places for each event are strictly limited. The ACCC will confirm your registration and that a place has been allocated to you within 5–10 business days.

If you are attending on behalf of an organisation, please consult with your colleagues prior to submitting your registration. Please be aware that in some cases numbers per organisation may need to be restricted due to capacity constraints.

This is an invite only event and registrations received outside of the invitation process will be considered by exception.


  • Consumer groups
  • Government
  • Media


  • Consumer issues