Ignite Conference is a national Catholic youth conference held in Brisbane every September.

Every year it draws 1500+ adults, students, kids, ministry leaders, teachers, priests and religious. 

It’s about encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, experiencing dynamic faith, being equipped for living the Christian life, and being empowered to impact the Church and the world.

Since it began in 2001, Ignite Conference has grown to become the largest Catholic conference for young people in Australia. It has drawn people from every state of Australia plus New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Ireland, East Timor, Thailand, Malaysia and The Philippines.





Your registration includes all meals from Friday to Sunday, including lunch, dinner and a daily morning/afternoon tea pack. 

Please note that dinner is NOT included on Thursday night, however there will be a number of food trucks on-site as part of the festival on that night only.  Please bring some money to purchase dinner, or eat before you arrive.


The Ignite Conference is a live-out experience, and delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. There are a number of local accommodation options within short driving distance from the venue, from hotels to caravan parks.  We are also working with the local schools to provide some basic accommodation in classrooms.

Local Accommodation

Update: for accommodation we recommend trying cheap travel websites
such as lastminute.com.au or booking.com.

We have compiled a list of some of the local accommodation venues as a guide for your planning.  Some venues offer discounted rates for Ignite Conference delegates.  

All accommodation enquiries and bookings should be made directly with the accommodation venue, and the Ignite Conference takes no responsibility for bookings or correspondence with the venues

Simple Accommodation

Update: we can't take any more new groups for simple accommodation. 

For groups wanting to keep costs at a minimum we have partnered with schools nearby the venue to provide ‘WYD-style’ accommodation. Delegates bring their own sleeping bag and travel mat and can camp in classrooms/gyms. Showers and toilets are on site as well as kitchen areas to prepare breakfasts.

Accommodation can be available from Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th September.

Cost: $35/person.  

Spaces for Simple Accommodation are limited, and are available for groups only.  Please contact the office as soon as possible to book:  rego@igniteconference.com.au

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Over the years, many groups have found that attending the Ignite Conference together increases the bonds of friendship in the group as they share an experience together, and also increases dramatically the positive impact of the conference on your parish, school or organisation when you return home. The more people who become involved in the experience of Ignite Conference, the more people you will have back in your parish, school or organisation after the event is over who will share a vision for renewed Church ministries (eg youth ministry, worship, liturgy, mission, etc), as well as having personal ownership and investment in the group’s direction and involvement in your local church context.

The Ignite Conference team are here to help you with anything you need, from tips for organising a group to ways of building on the experience after you return home.




This page will grow with items to assist in promotion and preparation for Ignite Conference 2017, including registration forms, promo material and schedules. Items will be added as they become available.


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Contact the Ignite Conference team

Have a question about Ignite Conference? Need some help getting your group organised? Want to run an idea past us? Or just want to let us know how much you’re looking forward to Ignite Conference? 

Send us a message via the Contact Form, or contact a member of the team below. We’d love to chat with you!






& Groups

& Marketing



(07) 3217 5199

PO Box 126, 
Paddington QLD 4064


Luke Plant

Nick Rinehart

Nattasha Mierendorf

Jacinta Hoffard

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