Welcome to the FCVic Conference 2023

Financial Counselling Victoria invites you to join us at the FCVic Conference 2023.
Following  the much-delayed 2022 Conference in Melbourne, this year we are returning to the beautiful seaside location of Lorne on the Great Ocean Road, last used for our Conference in 2017.
The theme for this year's conference is 'Rocking the Boat' .
The context for this Conference is an extremely challenging environment for financial counsellors, with heavy demand for financial counselling reflecting high levels of community hardship and a high cost of living environment.  
The conference provides a rich environment for financial counsellors to engage in robust conversations with stakeholders across a range of issue areas, such as family violence, utilities, infringements, bankruptcy, insurance, scams and gambling.
This important three-day event will be held at the Mantra Hotel and serves as a significant platform for reconnecting the Victorian Financial Counselling sector to collaborate, support, educate, and drive the future of our collective endeavours as we explore best practice pathways to empower those doing it tough.
We are renewing the conference program to ensure currency in the trending themes.  The FCVic Conference is the premier financial counselling event in Victoria and over the course of three days will:
  • Deliver a program that is topical, engaging and highly interactive (visit the Program page for more information)
  • Engage expert speakers and session facilitators to build on current knowledge bases and extend thinking
  • Provide the platform to unite our growing membership base and support our new student members
  • Host a large number of exhibitors from all corners of the sector to ensure those critical coalface discussions and cross-sector ‘think-tank’ type conversations are given voice, and
  • Enjoy informal networking events as we reconnect and celebrate our sector champions.
The Conference this year will be an opportunity to continue developing financial counselling as a profession which aims, ultimately, to empower people who are in hardship.
With significant cost of living pressures and changes to the face of hardship we need to start thinking about people’s financial situations. 
In particular, recognising an emerging trend of families, couples and individuals who have never suffered hardship and are now grappling with the concepts of financial stress.
Many dont know where to get help,  are embarrased to ask for assistance and / or unaware of the support mechanisms available to prevent the spiral into poverty and homelessness. 
Our collective interest is best served by providing strong non-judgemental support to those in hardship, and by developing systems that reduce and eliminate people’s exposure to financial hardship and poverty. 
The FCVic Team looks forward to your company at our regional conference in Lorne.


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The team at FCVic are working to bring you a great line up of expert speakers at the conference.  As we invite and confirm session and plenary speakers we will continue to add their details and bios.  

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