2018 National Conference

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Master Electricians invites you and your family to the 2018 National Master Electricians’ Conference, to be held in glorious Hobart from 21-25 September 2018. 

Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with a great activities and attractions nearby. Hobart is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, Hobart has something for everyone.


Friday 21st September
1.00 pm onwards - Arrival
1:00 - 5:30 pm Registration
The Grand Chancellor
6:00 pm Welcome Cocktails
Mona Museum, Depart hotel at 6pm to ferry

Saturday 22nd September
6:30 - 10:00 am
The Grand Chancellor (hotel guests only)
9:00 - 10:30 am Master Electricians AGM
10:30 - 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:00 noon Speed Dating, 5 x 25 minutes sessions
Speed dating consists of 5 sessions x 30 minutes sessions. Delegates
can register to attend all speed dating sessions when checking in.
12:00 - 2:00 pm Welcome Lunch
The Grand Chancellor
2:00 - 4:00 pm Team Building Event
Lets have some fun & see Hobart
4:00 pm Free Time

Sunday 23rd September
6:30 - 10:00 am
The Grand Chancellor (hotel guests only)
8:00 am Coffee / Arrival
8:30 - 12:00 noon Partner Bus Tour
Highlights tour of Hobart
8:30 am Welcome - MC Richard Champion
8:40 - 9:10 am Energy Efficiency - David Martin, Power Ledger
9:10 - 9:35 am Rob Murray-Leach - Energy Effciency Council
9:35 - 9:55 am Cassandra Kung - Tesla
9:55 - 10:15 am Chris Kerr - Schneider Electric
10:15 - 10:35 am Ryan Willemsen-Bell - Origin
10:35 - 10:50 am Morning Tea
10:50 - 11:50 am Speed Dating
12:00 - 1:00 pm Industry Innovation | Energy Effciency Forum
Panel Discussion
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
The Grand Chancellor
2:00 - 4:00 pm Women in Contracting Hi Tea
6:00 - 10:30 pm Dinner
Frogmore Creek Winery
5:30 pm Kids’ Club

Monday 24th September
6:00 am Ride with Robbie McEwen
Conference extra and should be booked separately.
Limited space available. *T&C apply
6:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast
The Grand Chancellor (hotel guests only)
8:30 am Coffee / Arrival
9:00 am Welcome - MC Richard Champion
9:10 - 9:40 am Ian Heathwood - McKay's Solicitors
9:40 - 10:00 am Energy Super
10:00 - 10:40 am Brad Flynn - Niche | Business Management
10:40 - 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:00 noon Speed Dating
12:00 - 1:00 pm Keynote - Robbie McEwen
Professional Cyclist / Commentator (Keynote)
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Kids' Club
6:30 pm Grand Finale Dinner
The Ballroom - The Grand Chancellor
Theme - Blues Brothers
6:30 pm Kids' Club

Tuesday 25th September
6.30 am - 10.00 am Breakfast
10.00 am Check Out

Conference Packages

Full Conference Package
Four nights’ accommodation at the Grand Chancellor
Breakfast daily
Full delegate pass (Business Session)
All other meals and activities


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*Delegate Package (ex accommodation)
Full delegate pass (Business Sessions)
All other meals and activities
Excludes accommodation & breakfasts


Member / MEA Partner







Conference Training

For your convenience, Master Electricians is conducting training in Hobart before and after Conference. Special rates for Conference attendees*

To Book: Advanced Electrical contracting (2 days only)  - Click Here
To Book: Estimating and tendering (2 days only)  - Click Here
To Book: Four day course  (Both courses) – Special Price - Click Here


Clipsal Schneider Scholarship Program

Open to all Master Electrician Members who have not attended a prior Master Electricians Conference.

The Scholarship/Conference pass includes:

  • Attend the dedicated Scholarship Program on 18-20 September 2018 in Adelaide
  • Flight and accommodation to Adelaide for a tour of the Schneider’ office
  • All Meals
  • Hear all about the latest technology in our industry
  • Meet other conference attendees and develop invaluable bonds
  • Meet Master Electricians staff

Plus, you'll attend the Master Electricians Conference in Hobart from 21-25 September 2018:

  • Double Delegate pass
  • Flights to Hobart
  • Accommodation in Hobart during the Conference

Available: Six double Scholarship Conference passes are available - one each for State.

Conference Accommodation

This year, four nights’ accommodation at the Grand Chancellor is included in the cost of your Delegate Pass.


All flights for the Conference will need to be booked directly through Joanna Hoesman from Flight Centre Brisbane – Email: Joanna.hoesman@flightcentre.com.au

Optional Tours

We will be offering to Members the opportunity of booking 5 Optional Tours to be run on the final day of the Conference – Tuesday 25th September.

Joanna from Flight Centre Brisbane will be coordinating all tours on behalf of Master Electricians. To book simply contact Joanna Hoesman.

Tour Options Include:

  • Grand Port Arthur Tour
  • Mt Wellington Tour
  • Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour
  • Russell Falls Tour
  • Iron Pot Cruises

For more information for these Tours, please contact Joanna Hoesman.

Terms and Conditions:

This information is correct at time of publishing. The program, price, and travel dates are subject to change without notice.
Prices are valid for Master Electricians Conference bookings only. You must be a current financial member of Master Electricians Australia (MEA) to attend this conference or have prior approval from Master Electricians Australia.

Sales period
Valid for sale until 31 August 2018, unless otherwise stated, withdrawn or sold out prior.

General Conditions
- Passes include four nights' accommodation and all standard activities listed in the program.
- Prices are based on twin share or double occupancy rooms, with Partners and Rugrats sharing a standard Delegate room. If a larger room is required to accommodate families, additional charges will apply and be payable by the Delegate.
- A standard room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
- If a alternative room is required, the additional charges will be advised.
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available, subject to availability. 
- Prices exclude airfares and transfers.
- 0-3 years - no cost; 3-17 years - Rugrats pass charges apply.

- To secure Early Bird Pricing, bookings must be paid a) $500 upon booking b) balance by 30 April 2018.
- To secure the New Member Credit, members must join between 1 September 2017 and 30 June 2018. Minimum membership period is 12 months.

Alterations to the program, cancellation or postponement of the conference/event
MEA reserves the right to make alterations to the arrangements of conference/event as published, either before or during the conference/event.
Liability will be limited to the registration fee paid by the delegate.
Delegates are encouraged to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in the event of a cancellation.
In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, for the conference/event to be postponed or the dates changed, MEA shall not be liable for expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate. 

Booking Cancellations
Cancellations must be notified in writing to events@masterelectricians.com.au.
If a cancellation notice is received prior to 30 April 2018, a refund will be processed less an administration fee of $150 per pass plus supplier cancellation fees.
If a cancellation notice is received prior to 10 July 2018, a refund will be processed less 50% of the total delegate fee plus supplier cancellation fees.
If a cancellation notice is received after 28 July 2018, no refund will be given for delegate registrations plus you will be required to pay any supplier cancellation fees.
We strongly advise that individuals purchase Travel Insurance.

Ride with Robbie
All delegates participating in the Ride with Robbie must have a good level of fitness; experience road riding; and have a mechanically sound bike.  Before riding, each rider MUST complete and sign a waiver to acknowledge that bike riding is a potentially dangerous activity, which has inherent risks and may result in personal injury, risk, danger and the possibility of injury and harm.

Master Electricians Association, Queensland Industrial Organisation of Employers – ABN 40 669 256 171 & Master Electricians Association Limited – ACN 163 222 642. 

*New members who joined during the period 17/7/17-28/02/18 are eligible to apply their welcome credit towards the cost of Conference