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Financial capability workers training 

9.00 am – 3.00 pm 

Come together with other financial capability workers from around the country to share your experiences and ideas. This year, Liliana Maria from Moving Culture Moving Stories will help you to work well with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Venue: Meeting rooms 3-5

Hilton Cairns


Cost: $100 (includes catering)

Contact: Lynda Edwards


First Nations Yarning Circle

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm 

Ombudsman, EDR schemes and regulators sit down with First Nations workers to hear first-hand about the issues arising in First Nations communities. You yarn. They listen.


Please note this event is by invitation only, and numbers are limited

Venue: Bluewater, Pullman International

Cost: $0 (sponsored by FCA)

Contact email Lynda Edwards,

or phone 0447 776 418. 


Gambling forum

11.00 am – 5.00 pm 

Gambling is everywhere. Are you confident picking up gambling financial counselling issues and knowing what to do?  


Learn about new consumer protection codes and laws, making complaints to the gambling companies and regulators and what to do when fraud is suspected or disclosed, and more.


This is a hands-on workshop targeted primarily at financial counsellors and consumer lawyers.

Venue: Ballroom 2, Hilton Cairns 

Cost: $100

Contact: Lauren Levin


NDH Managers Meeting 

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

What is working well? What can be improved? What are the new opportunities?


This is a chance for NDH managers from around the country, including some new faces, to come together, talk about what’s working and what’s not, and to share their knowledge.

Venue: Bluewater, Pullman International

Cost: $0 sponsored by FCA

Contact Rita Battaglin

Special viewing of Archie 100:

A century of the Archibald Prize


5.30 pm – 7.00 pm 

2021 was the 100th year anniversary of the Archibald Prize, Australia’s most prestigious portrait award.  The Archie 100 exhibition contains over 100 works selected from every decade. It will be on show at the Cairns Art Gallery when we’re there.  


We’ve organised a special viewing for delegates of the FCA Conference. People’s faces are fascinating, especially when they’re rendered by accomplished artists. Find out more about the exhibition  here


Contact: The events team  

Cost:  $10  


Tempe Manning

Self-portrait 1939

oil on canvas, 76 x 60.5 cm

Private collection

© Estate of Tempe Manning