BSL is a hub for events and discussions to advance our goal of an Australia free of poverty.


Our calendar includes seminars, information sessions and workshops on our programs and services. Since COVID-19 many of our events are being held online. Please contact us to find out how events are affected.

Major events

Sambell Oration

Named after former BSL Executive Director Geoffrey Sambell, the Sambell Oration is an annual forum for sharing ideas that advance a fairer Australia.

See a full list of previous Sambell Orations

Contact general events


Brotherhood Talks

Brotherhood Talks is a conversation series discussing evidence and research across a range of topics from housing affordability to climate justice. Sign up to receive email alerts for research events below. You can also enjoy our Brotherhood Talks podcast, drawn from the events on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud or Spotify and on our website

Contact the Research and Policy events team