The AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference will be held from Wednesday 11 October through to Friday 13 October.

Early Bird Closes 30 June, 2017

Welcome to AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference


As the AFA Conference Chair, I welcome you to our 2017 Conference at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

This conference is the AFA’s flagship event and our objective is to provide you with the inspiration to take your advice to new heights and build leading advice practices that can consistently deliver quality advice to you clients in whatever advice specialisation you practice or whatever level of adviser you are.

In an environment where change is the constant we take pride in delivering a program that will arm you with the knowledge to innovate into the future. Just as important us is to foster an environment where all our delegates can integrate and learn from each other.

My first AFA Conference as an adviser was in 2006 in Melbourne and I left that conference with a head full of ideas to better my advice and practice, but also importantly to me, I made a new network of friends to help me on my advice journey. Every year the AFA Conference helps me to continue to grow my network and my capabilities as an adviser and practice owner.

Together let’s continue the journey to continually improve our Great Advice for More Australians.

I hope you can make the AFA Conference at the Royal Pines at the Gold Coast your destination.


Michael Nowak
AFA Vice President
2017 Conference Chair

Join the Conversation #AFAau

AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference Venue

RACV Royal Pines Resort
Ross Street, Benowa  QLD 4217

Registration Fees

For all Practitioner Members of the AFA, we have an Ultra Early Bird special of $950.

This registration price is only available to the first 100 Practitioner Members of the AFA (up to December 31, 2016).

Early Bird Closes 30 June, 2017

Full Delegate $1,395.00
New Adviser Member $1,145.00
Adviser Support Staff $1,145.00
Full Delegate $1,795.00
New Association Member PLUS Conference* $1,795.00
New Practitioner Member PLUS Conference* $1,795.00
New Adviser Member PLUS Conference* $1,545.00
Support Staff $1,265.00

*This registration includes 12months of AFA Membership

Why AFA Conference?


Amanda Cassar

“I hadn’t attended the AFA Conference for a few years, but am so glad I went this year. The content and speaker line-up was fantastic and catching up with my colleagues in Canberra, a lot of fun. I’ll be back in 2017 for sure!”


Peter Hodgson

“As a new comer to the AFA, the conference was an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with some of the best minds in our profession. I cannot recommend the event enough and I’ll certainly be back next year!”


Glen James

“Conference was great, as usual! This was the first year that I took my team. We all thought of two things we would like to implement into the practice after the conference and as there are only three of us, we implemented 6 things within the month after conference. That’s the power of conference!”


Warren Strybosch

“Being a virgin AFA conference attendee, I was impressed with the conference and found it worthwhile attending. It was great to rub shoulders with others in the profession, to learn from those who are leaders in their fields and to simply make new friends. I am not sure about those ‘sharks’ on the first night though – lol.”