DRA 2018 National Conference


From: Saturday August 25, 2018, 8:30 am

To: Saturday August 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

“Meeting the challenges for Reservists to serve”

at the

Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

The National Conference is a tri-service all ranks conference that will be addressed by a panel of distinguished speakers including:

  • Government Defence speaker
  • Opposition Defence speaker
  • Senior Officers of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
  • Leading commentators on Defence matters


The program has been structured to provide optimal opportunities to discuss crucial issues associated with meeting the challenges facing Reservists in rendering ADF service and the actions required by Government, Department of Defence and employers to enhance the availability of Reservists to serve.

On Friday 24 August 2018, DRA Branch Delegates will meet at 1930 hours to discuss agenda matters for the Annual General Meeting.

On Saturday 25 August 2018, the National Conference will be held in the Vibe Hotel from 0830 to 1700 hours, followed by a tri-service all ranks Formal Dinner from 1900 hours.

On Sunday 26 August 2018, DRA Branch Delegates will meet from 0930 to 1200 hours for the DRA 2018 Annual General Meeting.


The Vibe Hotel is a short walk from Canberra Airport and provides very reasonable priced quality accommodation at $119 per night for room only. 

Book Now or phone (02) 6201 1500, quote TH10931835.


Thanks to generous sponsorship, the cost for attendance at the National Conference sessions and Formal Dinner has been kept to an absolute minimum of $110.00 per person all-inclusive.

Combined Conference and Formal Dinner $110
Day Conference: 0830h to 1700h   $65 
All Ranks Formal Dinner (not incl. alcoholic beverages)   $50


The Conference Flyer, Administrative Instruction and Registration Form are available to download here:

DRA 2018 National Conference Flyer

DRA 2018 National Conference Administration Instruction

DRA 2018 National Conference Registration Form


Conference Secretary: WO1 Warren Barnes

Mobile: 0409 909 439


Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

1 Pialligo Avenue, Canberra ACT 2609

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