SAFCA Conference 2023

SAFCA holds annual conferences to bring together stakeholders from industry, government, financial services and the financial counselling sector to share information, experiences and ideas and to celebrate achievements.

This years conference was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November.

Connecting the Dots: Advocacy...Empowerment...Change 

The conference has taken this theme because the pathway through advocacy for clients, empowering clients and creating long lasting change is often not linear. When working with many stakeholders it can be one step forward and two steps back, there can be early wins and long negotiated battles. It takes patience, perseverance, resilience, relationships, communication and many more attributes to reach the end goals to ‘connect the dots’ for clients, with the ultimate aim of ongoing impact.


We are awaiting the professional photos from our Conference 2023. Enjoy some of the snaps taken by staff, and remember the two days you spent 'connecting the dots'. 

Partners and Speakers for 2024

We are open to discussing partnership and speaking opportunities for the 2024 SAFCA Conference.

The conference will take place in early November; a venue and the dates will be confirmed and made public in early 2024.

Please email to discuss.

Minister Nat Cook opened the conference. 

Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM delivered a moving keynote. 

Teresa Corbin from Telstra received a round of applause, announcing BPay as a payment option from mid 2024. 
Over 260 delegates attended across both days.
Jane Doyle OAM was our day 1 MC - sharing tales and thoughtful comments throughout the day. 

And Kelly Gulliver brought the giggles on day 2 as our MC!

Ashum Owen had us stomping our feet in the Welcome to Country.
Over 130 people attended the SAFCA Awards ceremony on the pool deck.
Darren Keenan got us excited about the new small business unit with an interactive quiz. 

The Financial Capability Breakout gave everyone a chance to share best practice and got us looking forward to resources being added to the Toolkit. 

Nicola Coalter from Pragmatic Practice in Darwin zoomed in, the day after race day, to share some sobering details about gambling in Australia. 


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Glynde SA 5070