Lions International Convention | Melbourne, Australia | June 21-25, 2024

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Event FAQs

Find the answers you need for all of your convention related questions.

Event FAQs

Find the answers you need for all of your convention related questions.

Event FAQs

Find the answers you need for all of your convention related questions.

Event FAQs2024-01-12T19:58:06+00:00

Registration

How can I register?2023-07-01T15:01:53+00:00
How can I find my member ID to register?2023-05-17T19:00:35+00:00

Member identification numbers are only required for club delegates. Your club’s secretary can look up your member ID.

How much does it cost to attend? Is there a registration deadline?2023-05-17T19:00:47+00:00

Lions

  • Early Bird Registration (through January 12, 2024): US$190
  • Regular Registration (January 13-June 16, 2024): US$265
  • Onsite Registration (June 17, 2024 and on): US$340

Leos

  • Omega Leos: US$100
  • Alpha Leos: US$20

Children (17 years old and younger)

  • US$20
What is the refund policy for registration costs?2023-05-17T19:01:07+00:00

Registration is refundable until May 1, 2024, less a US$25 processing fee.

After May 1, registration is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person or to a future convention.

What payment methods are accepted?2023-06-30T21:35:38+00:00

Payment for convention registration can be made by credit card (Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover®), check or wire transfer. Lions International no longer accepts local, non-USO bank deposits as a form of payment for the convention.

We cannot accept payment through PayPal, Zelle or Venmo.

How can I update or change my registration information?2023-05-17T19:01:47+00:00

Go to our official registration page and use the option to “Modify or Cancel an existing registration.”

Are there any group discounts available?2023-11-14T22:15:22+00:00

No, but groups can register together. Learn more on the group organizers webpage.

Can I have someone register and coordinate travel on behalf of my club, district or multiple district?2023-11-14T22:16:01+00:00

Yes, you can learn more about registration and travel coordination on the group organizers webpage.

Travel

Do I need a visa to attend convention?2023-05-17T19:03:28+00:00

Yes, all international visitors need a visa. We recommend starting your visa process as early as possible. Learn more by visiting the country entry requirements webpage.

Do I need a letter of invitation to attend?2023-11-06T21:25:19+00:00

Travellers entering Australia may need a letter of invitation depending on their type of visa. Learn more.

If you need a visa invitation letter, you may download one from the confirmation email that you receive once you have registered for convention.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions I need to be aware of?2023-05-17T19:03:05+00:00

At this time, COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination are not required.

Event experience

Can I pay my club’s balance at convention?2023-05-17T19:04:18+00:00

Attendees can visit the Finance Booth in the Exhibit Hall to pay their club’s balance or request assistance.

How can I find out when events are happening during convention?2023-05-17T19:04:31+00:00

The schedule webpage provides an overview of convention events.

Can I participate in the Parade of Nations?2023-11-15T14:23:32+00:00

Yes! Visit the Parade of Nations webpage where you’ll find everything you need to know about participating in the parade.

Will there be any mobility assistance available?2024-03-28T20:52:33+00:00

Yes. Find more information about mobility assistance on the wheelchair and scooter rentals webpage.

What entertainment and keynote speakers are planned for this year?2024-05-30T19:42:26+00:00

We have exciting entertainment and inspiring speakers booked for convention. Check out our Blog to find out more about them.

Assigning delegates

Who can vote?2023-05-17T19:07:13+00:00

Every Lions club in good standing can participate in the election of executive officers and international directors and can vote on amendments to the association’s by-laws by assigning delegates to represent the club at the international convention.

How is “good standing” determined?2023-05-17T19:07:23+00:00

For a Lions club to be considered in “good standing” and eligible for delegates during the international convention, the club must not be in status quo or financial suspension, and must have:

  • District (single, sub- and multiple) dues and fees paid in full; and
  • No unpaid balance of international dues and fees greater than US$10, outstanding more than 30 days; and
  • No unpaid Lions Clubs International account balance greater than US$50, outstanding more than 90 days.
How can I assign a delegate for my club?2024-02-05T19:39:03+00:00

Club delegates can be assigned online by the club president or secretary prior to June 19, 2024 at 23:59 US Central Daylight Time.

Additional information on assigning club delegates is available on the International Elections webpage.

What happens if I need to change the delegate after the cutoff date?2023-05-17T19:07:44+00:00

A new delegate can be assigned in the voting area at the event venue. The new delegate will need to be accompanied by a current authorized club officer* or district officer** and both the delegate and officer will need to provide a government-issued photo ID.

International Convention — Authorized Club and District Officers

*Authorized club officers

  • Club president
  • Club secretary
  • Club treasurer

**Authorized district officers

  • District governor
  • First vice district governor
  • Second vice district governor
How many delegates are allowed for my club?2023-05-17T19:08:02+00:00

Each club is allowed one delegate for every 25 members or major fraction thereof. The Lion Portal will inform you when your club has reached its maximum number of delegates.

Can I assign a delegate by mail?2024-02-05T19:46:42+00:00

No, assignment of delegates must be performed electronically at any time between January 1, 2024 and June 19, 2024 at 23:59 US Central Daylight Time.

For more information on assigning club delegates, see the International Elections webpage.

Will delegates receive a confirmation email?2023-05-17T19:08:28+00:00

When a club officer assigns a delegate, that delegate will receive an email with their confirmation number.

How can I fix an error message that says my delegate’s email address is already being used?2023-05-17T19:08:37+00:00

In order to assign a delegate, the delegate must have an email address that is not shared with any other Lion or Leo on file with Lions Clubs International. A club officer or council staff member can update a delegate’s email address.

Voting

What should I do if I can’t find my voting information or confirmation number?2023-07-06T16:21:34+00:00

Verify that your club president or club secretary did not reassign the role of club delegate to another member. If you are still assigned as a delegate, email to memberservicecenter@lionsclubs.org for assistance.

Can I vote if I’m in a club at risk of financial suspension?2023-05-17T19:09:47+00:00

No, delegates can only vote if their club is in good standing.

When does voting take place?2023-05-17T19:09:56+00:00
  • Sunday, June 23, 12:00-17:00
  • Monday, June 24, 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, June 25, 07:30-09:30
What do I need to bring with me to vote?2023-05-17T19:10:07+00:00

Be sure you have your voter confirmation number, your LionsCon name badge and a government-issued photo ID.

Can I change my vote once I cast it?2023-05-17T19:10:14+00:00

Once your votes are submitted, they cannot be modified.

The voting system does allow you to preview the ballot before submitting, so you may verify all your selections.

When will the results of the election be announced?2023-05-18T17:34:36+00:00

The election results will be presented during the Closing Plenary Session on June 25.

Will I have the opportunity to attend the Business Session?2023-05-17T19:10:33+00:00

Attending the Business Session is recommended to learn more about the official Rules of Procedure and certification of credentials and voting, to receive information on amendments to the International Constitution and By-Laws, and to hear from candidates. Please review the schedule for business session times.

Who do I contact prior to the convention with questions?2023-07-05T17:04:04+00:00

Email: MemberServiceCenter@lionsclubs.org
Phone: +1-630-203-3830
Fax: +1-630-571-1687

Parade of Nations

Can I participate in the Parade of Nations?2023-11-15T14:23:32+00:00

Yes! Visit the Parade of Nations webpage where you’ll find everything you need to know about participating in the parade.

How do I register for the Parade of Nations?2023-11-14T22:09:19+00:00

Visit the Parade of Nations webpage for information on how to register.

Can I register for the parade as an individual?2023-05-17T19:11:54+00:00

No. Lions should register as a multiple district or single district. The council chairperson for the multiple district or the district governor of a single district registers the entire delegation for the parade and coordinates the parade wear, band and/or float for the parade. Please contact your council chairperson or district governor for more information about participating in the parade with your delegation.

Can I march in the parade with my delegation if I’m not registered for convention?2023-05-17T19:12:35+00:00

Each individual participating in the parade should be registered for the convention and must display their convention name badge during the parade.

What are the delegations’ responsibilities at the parade?2023-05-17T19:12:45+00:00

The delegation’s authorized representative will ensure that all trash is properly disposed of in receptacles while in the assembly and dispersal areas. Additionally, the delegation’s authorized representative is responsible for maintaining order and responding to any instructions from parade officials or police relating to their delegation. Failure to comply will eliminate the group from participation.

Will there be toilets along the parade route?2023-05-17T19:13:10+00:00

Yes, portable toilets will be available.

Will the parade be canceled if it rains?2023-05-17T19:13:24+00:00

The parade will take place “rain or shine” and will only be canceled under extreme weather conditions. The local emergency services agency will determine if extreme conditions call for cancellation. Lions will be notified via their delegation lead, social media and official Lion International hotels.

How can we hire a band for the parade?2023-05-17T19:13:35+00:00

The Host Committee parade chair is the liaison between the bands and delegations. Please contact the parade chairperson.

John Muller jsrellum@yahoo.com.au

How can I volunteer for the parade?2023-11-06T21:24:17+00:00

Sign up to volunteer.

Questions? Contact the Host Committee volunteer chair.

John Muller jsrellum@yahoo.com.au

Can we have animals in the parade?2023-05-17T19:13:53+00:00

Animal participation is subject to the city’s ordinances. Please contact parade@lionsclubs.org for more information.

Will shuttles be offered from our hotel to the parade start?2023-05-17T19:14:00+00:00

Shuttles will be offered for those staying at official Lions International hotels that are not within walking distance of the parade assembly location. Shuttle routes will be published in the convention program.

Will there be shuttles back to my hotel?2023-05-17T19:14:17+00:00

Shuttles will be provided following dispersal. Shuttle routes will be published in the convention program.

Lions Shop

Will I be able to order items in the Lions Shop?2023-05-17T19:17:31+00:00

Yes, the Lions Shop will be offering an array of official Lion products for preorder and onsite purchase, including limited-edition LionsCon items.

Will there be a convention pin?2023-05-17T19:17:37+00:00

The official convention pin, banner and tab, as well as a variety of other limited-edition merchandise, will be available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall. All registered attendees will receive a convention pin and certificate of attendance upon check-in.

Who do I contact if there’s a problem with my order?2023-05-17T19:17:41+00:00

If you need assistance or have a problem with your Lions Shop order, please contact clubsupplies@lionsclubs.org.

LCIF donations

How can I donate to LCIF at convention?2023-05-17T19:18:08+00:00

LCIF donations will be accepted at the LCIF Booth inside the Exhibit Hall. You can also donate online.

If I donate to LCIF during convention, will it be noted in my membership record?2023-05-17T19:18:17+00:00

LCIF will credit donations to the person identified as the donor on the online donation form.

Can I make a donation in someone else’s name?2023-06-30T04:52:13+00:00

Yes, a donation can be made in honor of someone else.

Can I receive a tax deduction for donations I make during convention?2023-06-27T17:06:08+00:00

All donations will be acknowledged; however, tax deductibility is only applicable for donors in the United States. Several options for giving are available. Learn more about the one that’s right for you.

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