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18 December 2023

18 December 2023

Your Guide to 2024's Best Architecture & Design Events in Australia

As we look at what 2024 has in store on the events front, it's evident that Australia is a hotbed for design innovation and creativity.

From cutting-edge technologies to sustainable design solutions, a range of exciting industry events in Sydney,Melbourne and beyond are poised to showcase the best and brightest in architecture and design.

Whether you're an aspiring designer or a seasoned architect, these gatherings are renowned platforms for learning, making connections,and the celebration of design excellence.

To help you choose from the plethora of opportunities for networking and discovering amazing new work, we've curated alist of the most anticipated architecture and design events in 2024.


In its 10th year, MPavilion has become an architecture and design juggernaut, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors and hosting thousands of Australian and overseas designers. With events across key Melbourne landmarks and university campuses until March, the 2024 leg will highlight the themes of Craftsmanship and A Blank Canvas, the latter a showcase of minimalist master Tadao Ando’s work.

Discover the program here.

Design Show Australia — Sydney

Part of the ArchiBuild juggernaut, Design Show Australia brings together local and internationally lauded interior designers and brands, along with buyers, suppliers and manufacturers. Featuring product exhibits, installations and presentations from leading design professionals, Design Show is a landmark event on the calendars of Aussie residentialand commercial designers.

Register for updates and tickets here.

Décor + Design — Melbourne

For more proof that Australian designers are spoiled for choice when it comes to industry events, look no further than Décor+ Design, slated for Melbourne in July 2024. Celebrating its 20th anniversaryin 2024 with the theme "Evolution," the event features the latest infurniture, décor, textiles, and art. Designers and architects will have a feast of inspiration to choose from, with established and upstart brands on display alongside an awards showcase for emerging designers.

Learn more about the event and register fortickets here.

The Architecture Symposium — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Curated by Design Speaks, this series spans three cities with discrete themes each year. Architects and designers can expect much food for thought via informal discussions and keynote addresses,covering an array of topics that explore architecture's role in cultural and economic life. Events are scheduled from February to November 2024.

Register for updates here.

The ArchiBuild Expo — Sydney

ArchiBuild Expo brings together acornucopia of manufacturers, suppliers and brands to mingle with architects,designers and builders working across commercial, workplace, retail,hospitality, multi-res and residential projects. In 2024, the event comes to Sydney’s ICC for a multi-day expo.

Sign up for updates and tickets here.

Melbourne Design Week

A firm favourite on the Australian industry calendar, Melbourne Design Week celebrates a cavalcade of local and international artisans. The Australian Furniture Design Award is a special highlight especially for the interiors crowd, whilst the Art Book Fair offers its share of delights for print lovers. The full program is to be announced in April 2024.

Get updates here.

Sydney Design Week

Not to be outdone by its southern cousin,Sydney’s own Design Week kicks off in September 2024. Hosted by Powerhouse Museum, the 10-day festival celebrates design artistry and theory across multiple exhibitions, talks, workshops and public installations.

For updates, check out the PowerhouseMuseum website.

Designers Australia Awards – November 2024

The Design Institute of Australia’s prestigious annual awards celebrate the very best work of the country’s design professionals and studios. Their Hall of Fame is a testament to the richness of Australia’s design landscape, recognising the stars of interior architecture and design.

Entries for award submissions close 5 May 2024 and celebrations are held in August and November. Get more information here.

Architectural Science Association Conference

With an academic focus that contrasts with the commercial and exhibition-focused events listed here, ASA’s annual conference explores intersections between architecture, building science, and urban design. Expect to get access to cutting-edge research in architectural and construction technology, sustainable design, data-led design and building physics. The 2024 event is to be hosted at Griffith University, with event dates to be announced.

Follow updates here.


In 2024, the architecture and design industry events calendar is packed with enticing opportunities to suit all interests and disciplines.

As proud champions of the industry, Bespoke Careers hosts a series of events throughout the year, and we’d love to see you there! For more information about our networking events or to have a chat about hiring or finding your next role in architecture or design, contact our team today.

Author: Krista Shearer, Bespoke Careers

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