Event Information

Event Information


FIA Conference 2024 will be held on Wednesday 28 February to Friday 1 March 2024.



The 47th FIA Fundraising Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane 4101


Need some help getting to BCEC? Click here for information on parking and public transport to BCEC



Accommodation at a range of hotels and apartments has been organised for FIA Conference attendees. Click here to view the booking form.

For all travel and accommodation enquiries please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07 3854 1611


Airport Bus Transfer

FIA have organised coaches to transport conference delegates direct from BCEC to Brisbane Airport. They will depart from the dedicated coach pick-up zone on Glenelg St in front of the Convention Centre at 5.45pm on Friday 1 March.

To use this service you must have selected to purchase a ticket with your conference registration.

Please arrive at the pick-up location at least 10 minutes before the coach departure time.


FIA Conference National Scholarship

The FIA Conference National Scholarship provides an opportunity for FIA members to attend the conference when they would otherwise not have the opportunity, due to financial means. The scholarship was introduced in 2016 to help support and improve fundraising skills in small charities and not-for-profits within Australia.

This year FIA will provide one scholarship proudly sponsored by the FIA Foundation.

National Scholarship Program Brief

Download the Scholarship Application Form here.

Entries close 8 December 2023.


Proudly sponsored by the FIA Foundation


FIA Conference Buddy Program

FIA are pleased to introduce the Conference Buddy Program for the 2024 FIA Conference.

Attending an event as large as FIA Conference can be daunting at first, especially for those who don’t know many other people there.

Therefore the Buddy Program has been introduced to help first-time conference attendees settle in to the conference.  They will be matched with someone who has attended previously who can show them around, answer any questions, have a coffee together, introduce them to others and to be a familiar face. 

For more information, click here.


Visit The Expo

Want to visit the exhibition? Exhibition only passes are available to professionals working in the fundraising and not-for-profit sector.

Exhibition Only passes will be available from January 2024.


Covid-19 Guarantee

The health and safety of all FIA Conference attendees is of utmost priority. FIA intend to work closely with Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to ensure all current COVID-safe guidelines and protocols are met. These will be aligned with all relevant Government health advice at the time. It is expected that all delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will adhere to any guidelines and protocols as well.

FIA are very committed to holding FIA Conference 2024 in person. If it becomes necessary to alter the delivery of the Conference because of health advice, we will determine the best way forward at the time. We may consider a change of dates or converting to a hybrid or virtual delivery if absolutely necessary. Only in extreme circumstances would FIA consider cancellation of the conference.

If a change of delivery is required, it will be determined by the circumstances out of FIA’s control at the time.

In this situation, your registration will be rolled over to the new registration type and you will receive a partial refund if applicable.

If the conference is cancelled altogether due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund of your conference registration.

If a delegate is no longer able to attend the conference due to a government-imposed lockdown, quarantine requirement or travel restriction, they should contact FIA as soon as possible to discuss options. In this situation, FIA will take reasonable steps to provide the delegate with access to the content online and offer a partial refund. If the content cannot be offered online, nor a substitute delegate able to attend, FIA will consider a full or partial refund.

If you are unable to attend the conference due to a COVID-19 related matter, please contact [email protected] as soon possible to discuss options. Substitute delegates will be considered at the discretion of the organisers.

Travel and accommodation bookings and cancellations are the responsibility of the delegate and FIA will not take responsibility for any cancellation fees incurred.



To view the FIA cancellation policy, click here.