Event Information


The 42nd FIA Fundraising Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf VIC 3006

Click here to visit the ‘Getting There’ page for more information on public transport and parking.



Accommodation at a range of hotels and apartments has been organised for FIA Conference attendees. Melbourne can be busy in March so we advise you to book your accommodation early.

To view the range of accommodation on offer, and to book, click here.

For all travel and accommodation enquiries please contact:

Toll Free: 1800 814 611
International: Tel: +61 7 3854 1611
Fax: +61 (0) 7 3854 1507
Email: [email protected]


Registration Form

Online registrations are encouraged. However if you would prefer we can provide you with a registration form. Please email us to request a registration form.

Please note, there is an administration fee charged for registrations received in hard copy.


Social Events

Visit the Social Events page to see what social networking opportunities there are available at the 2019 Conference.

You can also learn more about The Fundraisers’ Gala Awards Dinner, Welcome Reception, First Timers Networking Function, Emerging Leaders Networking Function, Fellows and CFRE Function and the Farewell Drinks.


Visit the Expo

Want to visit the exhibition? Exhibition only passes will be available to professionals working in the fundraising and not-for-profit sector. Exhibition only registrations will open in January 2019.



Full participation in the FIA Conference 2019 is applicable for CFRE points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. The total amount of CFRE points will be confirmed closer to conference date.


FIA Conference National Scholarship

FIA’s 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.

Applications are now closed. For more information click here.

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