FRSA National Conference 2017

The 2017 FRSA National Conference: Connecting the dots: Creating wellbeing for all  is an opportunity to promote creative ways to strengthen wellbeing across the family life course – together, and by connecting people, sectors, disciplines and many more ‘dots’.

This conference is your opportunity to promote creative ways to strengthen wellbeing – together, by connecting the key players and influences – individuals and families, formal and informal services and supports, practitioners and researchers, government institutions and non-government agencies.

Conference streams follow critical stages in the family life course that include: The first 1000 days, Key transition points into the schooling years, Partnering and cohabitation, Relationship breakdown and repartnering and Ageing. FRSA also aims to focus on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and other vulnerable groups of children, families and communities within these streams.


Registrations for the FRSA National Conference have now closed. 


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KAIGI professional conference organiser has been appointed as the official Accommodation Management company for the 2017 FRSA National Conference.

Accommodation has been secured at competitive and flexible rates at a range of hotels & apartments in Melbourne. We strongly suggest you take advantage of this opportunity as the special rates are only available for a limited time.

You will be given the opportunity to secure a reservation booking during the online conference registration process. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to now make an accommodation booking please log back into the registration site using the username and password you had created.

Please find information of all the accommodation venues we offer as part of the FRSA National Conference.

All booking requests, cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to the Conference Secretariat at or 02 6198 3218.

Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the conference dates, please email the Conference Secretariat at advising of the check-in and check-out dates and the room type you require. KAIGI will then make the booking on your behalf.

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank

1 Bedroom Apartment (Queen Bed) – $215.00 per night
1 Bedroom Apartment (Twin Room)
 – $215.00 per night

Nestled into the banks of the Yarra and surrounded by the bustling CBD, Etihad Stadium and Crown Casino, a stay in Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank puts you well and truly at the heart of the action. Only an 8 minute walk to the Conference venue.

Visit the Adina Apartment Hotels here for more information.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Standard Room (King bed) – $250.00 per night
Standard Room (Twin bed) 
– $250.00 per night

Experience the vibrancy and eclectic culture for which Melbourne is renowned with central accommodation near Melbourne CBD. Standing out from the sea of high rises in Melbourne, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne’s curved shape gives a hint at the architectural features and sense of open space that will make your stay an experience to remember.

For further information, check out the Melbourne Crowne Plaza website.

Oaks on Collins

Cosmo Apartment – $240.00 per night
Studio Apartment 
– $170.00 per night
Studio Executive Apartment – $180.00 per night

Overlooking rows of mature elm trees and some of Victoria’s most classic architecture, the 4.5 star Oaks on Collins is fashioned on New York-style living and stretches 20 floors up, providing uninterrupted access to the business, shopping and entertainment precincts that lie below.

Visit Oaks Hotels & Resorts website for more details.

Oaks WRAP on Southbank

Studio Apartment – $215.00 per night
1 Bedroom Apartment (Queen bed) 
– $235.00 per night
2 Bedroom Apartment (Twin bed) 
– $345.00 per night

WRAP on Southbank offers first-class amenities and all the creature comforts you’d expect from one of the newest, finest hotels Southbank has to offer. Taking inspiration from Melbourne’s landmark Art Centre spire along with Beijing’s Bird Nest Olympic Stadium, the building’s façade features a prominent frame that coils around its exterior, giving it immediate skyline presence but also its eponymous name – WRAP on Southbank.

Information available at the Oaks Hotels & Resorts website.

Travelodge Hotel Docklands

Guest Room (King bed) – $195.00 per night
Guest Room (Two single beds) 
– $195.00 per night

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands is perfectly located in the Melbourne CBD, close to Southern Cross Station and many of the city’s top attractions. Located close to Melbourne’s transport options and a short walk to the exciting South Wharf precinct, shopping, casino.

More details are available at Travelodge Hotels.

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

Guest Room (King bed) – $209.00 per night
Guest Room (Two single beds) 
– $209.00 per night

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank offers affordable, comfortable stays on the banks of the Yarra. Enjoy well-equipped rooms & convenient services.

More details are available at Travelodge Hotels.

Venue Information

Recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre from 2012 – 2016 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need. MCEC offers incredible spaces, leading technology, award-winning food and the expertise to bring it all together. It has a pillarless floor space of 30,000 square metres, making it the largest such space in the southern hemisphere, which allows it to host thousands of large exhibitions, some which are held each year.

MCEC is owned by the Victorian State Government and managed by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust and is located on the banks of the Yarra River in central Melbourne, in close proximity to hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and attractions.

  • 51 dedicated meeting rooms offer array of sizes, locations and configurations.
  • 30,000 square metres pillar-less exhibition space.
  • Latest technology and audio visual built into every room.
  • Free wi-fi for all delegates.

Information on transport and how to get to MCEC, parking, sustainability, technology etc is all available on the website:

Conference Partners


Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) serves the people of Australia by upholding the rule of law and providing support to the Australian Government to maintain and improve our systems for law and justice, national security, emergency management, and natural disaster relief.


The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


FRSA is pleased to announce that the upcoming FRSA National Conference 22-24 November 2017 is now an ACWA endorsed CPD event.

Members can claim CPD points for their participation.

For more information, please visit the ACWA website here.