G20 Australia 2014

On 1 December 2013, Australia officially commenced its 2014 presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) succeeding 2013 host Russia.

The 2014 G20 Leaders Summit, the most important event in the G20 year, will be held on 15 and 16 November in Brisbane, Queensland. This will be the most significant meeting of world leaders that Australia has hosted with as many as 4,000 delegates and 3,000 media representatives expected to attend.

Hosting the G20 in 2014 gives Australia a valuable opportunity to influence the economic policies of the major economies of the world and contribute to a healthy, growing and resilient global economy. Achieving such outcomes will also boost Australian jobs, living standards and long-term prosperity and is an opportunity to showcase the best of Australia.

A G20 Taskforce has been established in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to coordinate Australia’s G20 presidency and to manage logistics for G20 meetings in 2014. The G20 Taskforce  partners with other Commonwealth, state and territory government departments to coordinate the whole-of-government policy agenda and to manage the operations and security for the meetings. The Treasury is responsible for organising the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings.

To find out more visit www.g20.org.

Brisbane Community Information Forums

The Australian Government G20 Taskforce hosted two Community Information Forums in partnership with the Queensland Government, Queensland Police Service and Brisbane City Council on Wednesday 4 December 2013. These forums provided information on early planning for the 2014 Australia G20 events and offered local residents and businesses an opportunity to ask questions.

Further forums will be held in Brisbane in the lead up to the Leaders Summit in November 2014. For further information on these and the outcomes of our first forums please see the G20 website.

Last Updated: 21 July 2014