SAFCA Conference 2021

Join us on 8 & 9 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre


About the Conference

The SAFCA Confrence 2021, will be held at the prestigious Adelaide Convention Centre on the 8th and 9th of November.

Following a long hiatus from in person events, SAFCA understands the importance of collaboration and connectivity between community and industry, and this year's theme Bouncing Back is an apt description of our objectives.

The past 18 months has seen a 50% growth in SAFCA membership. 

Remote, working from home situations have really highlighted the reduced engagement and the importance for collaborative discussions.  The SAFCA Conference is the premier financial counselling conference in South Australia and brings together financial counsellors and financial capability workers from South Australia and The Northern Territory to engage with industry, legal representatives, government representatives, regulators, not for profits, ombudsman schemes, community sector workers and their teams, providing the opportunity to meet and engage in a face-to-face environment.

The Conference program spans two days covering a variety of topics and promotes a 'think tank' type event for all stakeholders in the financial counselling and hardship arena to collaborate towards combating systemic hardship and find pathways to assist our most vulnerable.  The conference will be delivered in a COVID safe environment according to the rules and restrictions at the time of the event.

Held in the City Rooms of the ACC, SAFCA welcomes our new and returning conference partners .  The conference offers a unique opportunity for financial counsellors to bring their burning questions and for our industry partners to gain greater insights into their customers facing hardship.

To secure your seat at the conference, click on the Register button below and complete your registration.  

The Monday evening will see us all enjoying informal drinks and canapes at the Regattas Function Centre just a short walk away.

We look forward to seeing you all in person at the Adelaide Convention Centre in November.




SAFCA Members


Speakers & Facilitators

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Days between SAFCA Conferences

Conference snippets

The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)
The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens.
The Centre is a short walk to hotels, public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp.
The airport is just seven kilometres from the Centre, making it accessible and a quick and economic taxi ride.
The Keynote Speaker
Each and every one of us will face challenges. For some, we will take it on the chin, grow from the experience and move forward. For others however, it will stop us dead in our tracks. How we navigate this moment will display more strength of character than any great accomplishment. Nathan not only discusses his rise serving with the Australian Special Forces, but also how it all came crashing down. He describes the impact of his wartime experiences and his subsequent battle with mental health that exposed not only the errors in his stoic ways, but also the freedom that was found within vulnerability.



Networking Monday
Following the first day of conferencing it's time to catch up with our colleagues for some informal face to face conversation and to raise a glass or two together - it's certainly been long enough.
Join us at Regattas Bar & Kitchen, directly after the conference for drinks, roaming entertainment and canapes.
Regattas is located along the river, onsite at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Program highlights
The program (whilst still a work in progress) is shaping up to deliver two full days of inspirational speakers, a Welcome to Country ceremony, sector updates, professional development sessions, and 'speedy' interactions with our Conference Partners during 'speed dating' and 'spotlight on' sessions.  Make sure you have your burning questions or casework problems ready.
There are also a number of breakout sessions to choose from on the second day.  Click here to visit the program page, read up about each session and make your breakout selection prior to registration.

Meet our Conference Partners 2021