International Study Tours

About UDIA NSW International Study Tours

UDIA NSW conducts study tours to various overseas locations to study new innovations and different methodologies relating to the property development industry. Study tours are an important learning experience and help developers and the industry learn best practice in countries around the world.

The Study Tour program provides a host of memorable and rewarding experiences and participants gain a wealth of insights on issues relating to development such as growing populations, sustainability, and urban renewal. 

Participants have a unique opportunity to meet with overseas government agencies, private developers, consultants and industry bodies to learn about their methodologies, use of technologies, as well as site visits and special events hosted by local businesses. Our study tours are tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the attendees. 

Download the 2018 International Study Tour Learnings & Insights Book

International Study Tour 2019 

Following the success of the past seven International Study Tours, UDIA NSW will be visiting The Netherlands & Germany via Dubai in 2019. See further details on the 2019 Study Tour here
The UDIA NSW International Study Tour itinerary is designed specifically for leaders in the Australian development industry from both the public and private sectors. Tour delegates will meet with local and international developers, consultants and other officials to exchange views and ideas. The tour offers an unparralleled learning and networking experience not to be missed with international industry leaders. 
How to Register
1. Download the Study Tour Borchure here
2. Complete the 2 page registration form and checklist 
3. Return your registration form, passport photo page and tour deposit to Chloe de Ville at

Best on tour award

The Best on Tour Award is a peer voted acolade which aims to recognise an individual who contributed and participated the most in both the professional and social events across the two weeks of the International Study Tour. If you'd like to be involved this year and be elligible for this award, the 2019 International Study Tour registrations are now open. Book as soon as possible as places will sell out quickly! 

Mick Owens

This fun but prestigous acolade was awarded for the first time on the 2018 International Study Tour to Hong Kong, Manchester and London in a close but clear cut vote. The Inaugural winner of this fun yet prestegous award was Mick Owens from Greenfields Development Company. 



2014 - TOKYO



This was my first UDIA Study Tour and I can truly say that it exceeded all my expectations! As a consultant to the property and development industry, I found the content relevant and extremely valuable in broadening my knowledge of the challenges faced by our clients here in Australia. I believe a global perspective is vital in exploring potential solutions, and the study tour was a great way to see how our counterparts are doing things differently around the world. Well done to the UDIA team - looking forward to next year!

Holly Westcott, New Development Specialist, Strata Choice


Just wanted to thank you all for a fantastic study tour. I really enjoyed it both professionally and socially. We visited some world class projects and it has given me inspiration for some of the things we can do at Oran Park and North Bringelly. I very much enjoyed the camaraderie on tour both day and night.

Mick Owens, General Manager – Property, Greenfields Development Company


Yet another highly informative and thoroughly enjoyable study tour. The itinerary which focused on themes such as Housing Affordability, Build to Rent, Urban Renewal, Transit Orientated and Aerotropolis Development are all highly topical for our industry and it was fascinating to see how these issues are being dealt with in other parts of the world.

Michael Parkinson, General Manager, Ingham Property Group


The UDIA NSW study Tour for 2018 to Hong Kong, Manchester and London addressed many of the key topics of the moment including a study of major transit orientated development, the ‘Build to Rent’ model and housing affordability. Thoroughly enjoyable and extremely well organised by the UDIA team, the trip represented a unique opportunity to learn from major organisations and key institutions around the world, speaking about issues directly applicable to Australia. I highly commend Steve, Toby, Victoria and the UDIA team for the delivery of an  exceptional experience and would thoroughly recommend the tour to anyone.

Steven Holmes, Principal Landscape Architect, Place Design Group