The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. SOAC 2 was hosted by the Urban Research Program at the South Bank campus, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

The principal theme of SOAC 2 was the sustainability and vulnerability of Australian cities. Providing a place of dialogue between leading researchers on the state of Australian cities and where they might be headed, SOAC 2 brought together participants from a wide range of fields, including: academics, researchers, policy makers, private and public sector practitioners, leaders in government, social commentators and the media.

Papers from all past and subsequent SOAC conferences can be found at the State of Australian Cities Conferences Collection on APO.