Main Plenary: Stamford Ballrom
      Breakout 1: Colley Room
Breakout 2: Moseley Room

Please note: This program is subject to change. 


Key themes include:

  • Supporting the development of community-owned renewable energy projects to deliver lower-cost, reliable energy
  • Powering job opportunities and strong economies so our mob can live and work on Country
  • Developing collaborative pathways to community-led small, medium and large scale clean energy solutions 
  • Building in First Nations early engagement and free prior and informed consent to reduce risk and cost and increase shared benefits
  • Accelerating First Nations partnerships, equity and ownership, embedding First Nations leadership 
  • Implementing the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy and recommendations for policy and regulatory reform


There are just 14 significant First Nations clean energy project partnerships in development to-date in Australia, and few renewable energy projects bringing affordable reliable clean power to our homes and communities. 

In Canada, Indigenous nations are now the second largest asset owners of renewable energy, with thousands of small to large scale clean energy projects.

Together, we must build an equitable transition in Australia with First Nations as partners and developers, stemming from meaningful engagement, informed consent, and a seat at the table.

As Canada has shown, clean energy projects with substantive First Nations leadership and ownership are sound business propositions, bringing greater economic, environmental, and social impacts for First Nations people, and de-risking and reducing costs to the nation at large.

Governments, industry and investors increasingly see the value of shared benefits in project development and operation. 

Through the Symposium, we aim to accelerate equity and genuine partnerships and keep Australia in the global clean energy race - together.


Georgia Perillo

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