FRSA Conference 2014
Wellbeing for Children, Families & Communities:
Future Policy, Programs & Practice
Adelaide Convention Centre
November 4 – 6

Early-Bird Registration is now open.

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(This offer will run until 13 September 2014.)

The FRSA 2014 National Conference will be presented in collaboration with the Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia (MAREAA). For futher details, head to the MAREAA Conference website:

Who should be there?

Over 1000 delegates attended our two most recent conferences in Canberra and Darwin. This event is a ‘must attend’ national conference for anyone supporting families. In 2014 the conference will focus on prevention and early intervention strategies to ensure the future wellbeing of Children, Families and Communities across Australia. 

The Conference brings together practitioners, senior executives, leading academics, Ministers, key government representatives and industry experts to discuss and plan the future of service delivery under the Family Support Program and across the whole human services field.

Why should we come again?

In the immediate future, service providers will have to deal with a rapidly changing political, economic and social environment with the possible implementation of 5 year FSP contracts from July 1 2014. The reduction of onerous red tape including data collection and reporting processes will place additional pressures on providers to manage responsibility to ensure the evidence base exists to maintain and increase funding for vital support services over the long term.

What format will it be? 

This year’s conference will set the bar for innovative and collaborative prevention and early intervention strategies for years to come! With no fewer than 5 Keynote presentations, 5 facilitated panel discussions, 4 pre-conference workshops and 65 concurrent session presentations, delegates will be challenged to explore the changing role of community service organisations in supporting the wellbeing of Children, Families and Communities into the future.

What other reasons are there to come?

After your feedback from last year we will again host a Welcome Event with entertainment on the first night in addition to the much celebrated National Conference Dinner (Party), again with fabulous food and entertainment.

Other favourite aspects of Conference making a welcome return to the program include the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advisors Forum, the Newcomers Breakfast, local Aboriginal entertainment and presentations, Communities for Children sessions, Family support presentations, Family Law service innovation and other Community driven programs.


“I really enjoyed the experience and wealth of knowledge coming together to be shared from both an academic and frontline perspective” 
– Delegate, 2013 Conference in Canberra.