The NatStats 2013 Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, on 12-14 March 2013.

NatStats 2013 will build on the enthusiasm and passion generated throughout the previous two NatStats conferences held in 2010 and 2008. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for key stakeholders from across the statistical community to help build a strong and vibrant National Statistical Service in Australia.

"A better informed Australia: the role of statistics in building the nation".

The conference will explore how statistics are critical in informing the decisions which shape our future.

The program

An exciting program is being designed with policy and decision makers in mind. Senior staff from policy departments, academia, community organisations and the private sector as well as key international speakers will be invited to provide their perspectives on the role of statistics in building a strong and vibrant nation through informing Australian decision-making.

The people

It is expected that over 300 delegates will participate in NatStats 2013, bringing together an array of leaders and high profile commentators, researchers and policy makers from all levels of government, academia, community and business. NatStats 2013 will continue to build a collaborative approach to national statistics for Australia.

About the National Statistical Service (NSS)

The National Statistical Service is the community of government agencies building a rich statistical picture of Australia’s economy, society and the environment.

The NSS initiative is being led by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as part of the ABS mission to increase the use and understanding of statistical information.

Through the NSS, the ABS aims to provide a unified source of statistical information that can be used to inform debate, policy making and evaluation.

For further information on the NSS, visit