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 am delighted to launch the AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference. We are heading back to our spiritual home of the RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast on the 11 – 13 October 2017.

Planning is well underway for the 2017 National Adviser Conference. With Early Bird registrations now open, Members can save $200 by registering early. Get in quick to take advantage of this offer and click here to benefit from this huge saving.

Not a member? Multiple registration options are available which include both membership of the AFA for 12 months as well as your conference registration.

As an adviser, my first AFA was in Melbourne in 2006, 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 journey as an adviser. Every year the AFA Adviser Conference helps me to continue to grow my network and my capabilities as an adviser and practice owner.

In an environment where change is the constant we take pride in delivering a professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge to take your advice beyond the horizon and to belong to an association which nurtures practitioner-led learning and innovation.

I look forward to seeing you at the RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast for the AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference.

Kind regards,


Michael Nowak
AFA Vice President and
2017 Conference Chair

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AFA 2017 National Adviser Conference Venue

RACV Royal Pines Resort
Ross Street, Benowa  QLD 4217

Registration Fees

Early Bird Closes 30 June, 2017

Full Delegate $1,395.00
New Adviser Member $1,145.00
Adviser Support Staff $1,145.00
FChFP Graduate $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


Book Your Accommodation

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Mountain View Room: $200.00 per night
Superior Room: $230.00 per night
Superior Spa Suite: $290.00 per night

Breakfast: $24.00 per person if booked at time of reservation

RACV Royal Pines Resort is the perfect destination for experiencing the best of the Gold Coast. Surrounded by manicured gardens and a world-class golf course, the 100-hectare resort is perfectly positioned just a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise and the lush beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland.  Whether for business or pleasure, the property boasts something for everyone. This iconic Gold Coast resort boasts the perfect environment business events, with several onsite dining choices, the award winning Videre Restaurant, a world class day spa, a brand new gymnasium, championship golf course, 14 multifunctional conference spaces, a collection of premium accommodation options, and a sophisticated Executive Lounge.

How to Book: 

Email or call RACV Royal Pines Resort on 07 5597 8700.

Further accommodation options will be available shortly.

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!”


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!”


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!”


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.”