Conference Conference

Our annual conference is the highlight of FCRC's year.
Join us there!

The 2019 FCRC Conference

9-11 October 2019 Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre

FCRC invites you to join us in Ballarat for the annual conference this October. The support and attendance of all stakeholders at our conference each year provides a rich landscape for sharing, networking, learning and developing in our professional approach to complex issues which impact Victorians facing financial hardship.

This year's theme sees us expanding horizons and reflects the increasing opportunities for collaboration and development as the financial counselling sector continues to grow. With a focus on what lies ahead, the conference provides a chance to create new pathways for client outcomes, and an overall improvement in the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

Click here to view the program

Our theme: Expanding Horizons

Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Presentations to keep you inspired, challenged and engaged
  • A variety of breakout sessions for in-depth discussions
  • Networking opportunities and cross-sector collaboration
  • Our Gala Awards Dinner, celebrate the sector
  • Even more Speed Dating!
  • Highlights from our host city: Ballarat
  • and much, much more...

Registrations are now open

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!


Conference Partners

Find out how your organisation can become a conference partner

As a conference partner, we want to place you front and centre, to meet and speak directly with the financial counsellors who represent your customers in financial hardship. Our last conference saw over 350 people attend the event across the three days; forming many new connections and ensuring that this unique opportunity for face-to-face discussions was not wasted.

2019’s suite of tailored packages offer even more opportunities to build and maintain relationships within a large targeted audience. The conference programme is a constant work in progress, continuing our commitment to ensure cross-sector collaboration and increasing opportunities for networking and stakeholder engagement, whilst building the profile of your organisation.

2019 FCRC Conference Prospectus

Download a copy of the prospectus

Recognising Excellence

Every year at our conference we recognise people who've demonstrated excellence in service to our profession and the wider community, through three awards: The Virginia Noonan Award, the Jan Pentland Memorial Award and the Rising Star Award.

Know someone that deserves recognition. Why not nominate them?

Click to nominate someone for the Virginia Noonan Award Click to nominate someone for the Jan Pentland Award Click to nominate someone for the Rising Star Award

Nominations will close on Sunday 22 September

2019 AGM

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place at Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre at 4.30pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.