The South Pacific Passive House Conference is Australasia’s premier conference for Passive House. The event is a joint effort of the Australian Passive House Association and the Passive House Institute New Zealand, alternating between Australia and New Zealand to serve our regional audience.

The conference will be held over Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018, with Workshops, Masterclasses and Site Tours proposed for the days before and after.
A Gala Dinner on Friday night will showcase the best of Melbourne, to be held at an iconic location and attended by many of the Conference delegates.

Energy efficient construction has never been so easy– and this is due to the increasing availability of suitable components. The key focus at the South Pacific Passive House Conference in Melbourne will be on the latest developments in the local market, to both develop suitable products and methodologies, and to build capacity and utilise existing methods of construction.

Key dates

Abstract submissions due 10 December 2017
Abstract notifications sent 22 December 2017
Registrations open January 2018
Early bird registrations close 28 February 2018
Speakers’ papers due 31 March 2018
Registrations close 30 April 2018


Experts from around the world will present on the enormous potential of good design, while at the same time product and component suppliers and manufacturers will demonstrate their practical implementation in our Trade Show & Exhibit.
The conference will seek to demonstrate the importance of well-conceived and consistent action in the building sector for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future.

Hands on Workshops and Masterclasses will help professionals deepen their knowledge on Passive House technologies and methodologies, while Site visits will provide the opportunity to experience the real difference of Passive House.

A satellite event is planned for Sydney, bringing the conference highlights to architects, engineers, builders and professionals in NSW.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018 Workshops
Friday, 4th May 2018 Conference and Trade Exhibition – Day 1; Gala Dinner
Saturday, 5th May 2018 Conference and Trade Exhibition – Day 2
Sunday, 6th May 2018 Site tours
Monday, 7th May 2018 Satellite event, Sydney

Public Trade Show & Exhibit

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018

Held as part of the conference, the Trade Show & Exhibit will also be open to the general public.

The Trade Show & Exhibit aims to provide potential clients and design professionals with first-class advice, information, products, materials, illustrative models and experts happy to answer any questions on how to apply Passive House in the Australian context.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Are you interested in showcasing your products or solutions at the Trade Show & Exhibit?
Would you like to become a sponsor of South Pacific Passive House Conference 2018, the premier Passive House event of the year?
Drop us a line to .


NAB 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne

700 Burke Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

In 2018, the Conference will be held in a very prominent location at the NAB 700 Bourke Street, adjacent to Sothern Cross Station and with a very large volume of foot traffic.

NAB 700 Bourke Street is a landmark building, with impressive conference facilities. The stunning building includes a central atrium connecting all levels, an auditorium, conference rooms, cafes and an outdoor terrace. The building is open, and connected visually and physically, to encourage the 6,000 people working there to move and seek working relationships. It embraces leading energy / water performance; innovative technology; water recycling and, due to its location, provides sustainable transport methods.

700 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

NAB 700 Bourke Street


Registration for the event will open in January.

Registration will be separate for the conference, workshops, gala dinner and site visits.
Conference registration fees include attendance to the conference sessions, catering for the conference day(s), attendee package and access to the trade exhibition; but do not include attendance at workshops, gala dinner, and site visits.


Please note, Early bird ends on 28th February 2018.
Workshop, Site visit and Satellite event fees will be published later.


Prices (excluding gst)
2-day Conference Early bird $550 $700
2-day Conference Standard $650 $850 $200
1-day Conference Early bird $325 $400
1-day Conference Standard $375 $475 $100
Gala Dinner (Friday, 4th May) $160



If you have any questions about the event, please email us at .