FRSA National Conference 2022


The FRSA Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the June 2021 National Conference to May 2022 (dates TBC). This is due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19.

The Conference in 2022 will still be held in Adelaide, South Australia at the Hilton Hotel.  As we look toward to 2022, we will be relaunching the call for abstract process in August-September 2021.

Key Dates

Open Call for Abstracts

August – September 2021

Early Bird Registration open

September 2021

Call for Abstracts close

November 2021

Notify Authors

December 2021

Early Bird Registration close

February 2022

Standard Registration close

May 2022

FRSA National Conference 2022

Together we can


The FRSA National Conference is heralded as a highlight event for the Family and Relationship Services network and is one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy makers working to support children, families and communities. This ‘not to be missed’ event will feature a number of highly acclaimed keynote presenters, as well as Federal Ministers and sector leaders with a focus on delivering the most effective services to children, families and young people.

As social service organisations we are always at the cutting edge of emerging trends and changes in society – for the FRS sector, especially for vulnerable children, families and communities.

The theme for the FRSA National Conference 2022 – Together we can: Connect, Innovate, Transform captures the spirit, resilience and adaptivity of the family and relationship services sector and will be held at the Hilton Adelaide, May 2022.

In 2020, the sector’s ability to adapt and respond was tested like never before.  Alongside with ‘usual’ challenges of life, – the sector has found itself actively responding to bushfires, floods and the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and the resulting period of ongoing social/physical distancing.  Life as we knew it ceased to function in the usual way.  As ‘essential services’ continued to provide vital support throughout this period, our sector remained connected to children, families and communities.  Some of this work was done face-to-face but to a large extent, provision of services moved to an online/technologically aided environment.  The striking feature from that time was how quickly services adapted to the rapidly changing environment to ensure that children, families and communities continued to be supported as the crisis unfolded.   As life continues and we adapt to new ways of working and engaging with children, families and communities what are the new challenges that arise for both the sector and for society.


This is an Australian Community Workers Association endorsed CPD event. Members can claim Continuing Professional development (CPD) hours for their participation.


FRSA will be relaunching the call for abstract process in August-September 2021. We thank everyone who took the time to submit a paper for our June 2021 Conference and encourage you to review the Call for Abstracts when released and resubmit for the 2022 Conference.

Watch this space for more information.


Registration for the FRSA 2022 National Conference will open September 2021.

Need help? Please contact the Conference Secretariat via, or phone on 02 6198 3218.

If you have previously registered for the 2021 Conference, Kaigi will be in touch to assist you to either transfer your Conference registration to the May 2022 Conference or organise a refund.



Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Beautifully located overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide is at the heart of the city’s business, entertainment, shopping and dining precincts. The Central Market’s, Chinatown and Gouger Street, Adelaide’s most vibrant dining destinations are right next door and at the hotel’s doorstep is the Adelaide tram which will take you directly to seaside Glenelg or along North Terrace.

Hilton Adelaide sets the standard for accommodation in South Australia with a great choice of accommodation, ranging from stylish Deluxe rooms to the Executive Floor rooms and suites.

The hotel boasts extensive leisure facilities with a newly built state-of-the-art gym, outdoor heated swimming pool with spa, a full size tennis court and jogging track. Setting the bench mark in food and beverage; Coal Cellar + Grill impresses with a Seriously South Australian® modern grill menu and for the wine enthusiasts, the glass-encased cellar houses over 550 wine labels. The Collins Bar offers a creative selection of cocktails and snacks, at one of Adelaide’s best locations overlooking the city and square.



From the Airport

From the Airport, proceed East along Sir Donald Bradman Drive for 2km until you see the Hilton. Turn right at Victoria Square and follow the square around, this will bring you to the front entrance.

Distance from Hotel: 6.2 km.
Drive Time: 15 min.
If you wish to use public transport to/ from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Metro offers an express double decker bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city.
JetExpress is a Metroticket service. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers. Click the links above for more information to find your closest service stop. Alternatively call Adelaide Metro Infoline 08 8210 1000.

Pick up and drop off is from the bus stop located on the left hand side of the plaza as you leave the Terminal. Click here for Adelaide Airport grounds map.

Shuttle Bus

Airport City Shuttle offers a Door to Door service from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide Hotels and Businesses and return.

Bookings are not needed from the airport, please follow instructions below:

On arrival please make your way to the Information and Tourism Bookings Booth located on the ground floor of the terminal opposite the bottom of the escalator. The friendly staff will help you with your booking and inform you of the next shuttle time (approximately every half hour).

City Shuttle Bus operating hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday from 6.30am – 7.30pm
Saturdays from 6.30am – 5.30pm
Sundays from 6.30am – 5.30pm

The cost is $10 per person each way. Contact City Shuttle on 0433 533 718. For more information on Group bookings (08) 8385 9967.

Car rental
To hire a car from Adelaide Airport, please visit their website


Adelaide is a culinary playground with a smorgasbord of cuisines on offer. South Australia’s capital city is the proud home of world-famous chefs, serving game-changing dishes in stunning Adelaide restaurants and beyond. Steeped in history and drenched in class, wash it all down in Adelaide’s booming bar scene. Adelaide’s Leigh Street and Peel Street are packed with fantastic small bars; you’ll find some of our coolest spots in basements, behind secret doors and down unmarked alleyways. Just minutes away from the city lie some of the world’s most renowned wine regions, from the Barossa and its bold reds to the cool climate Adelaide Hills.

Click here to view some popular dining options in Adelaide


Bursting with culture and flavours, Adelaide is surrounded by buzzing cosmopolitan towns. In less than 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, lounge on pristine beaches, explore historic towns or kick back at chic cafes in the leafy inner east. Follow our guide and explore some of the most vibrant towns just minutes from the Adelaide including Glenelg, Semaphore, Norwood, Henley Beach and Port Adelaide.

Click here to view places to visit in Adelaide



The FRSA Conference is a truly national event, attracting over 400 delegates from organisations in every state and territory.

The Conference has established a reputation for delivering high quality speakers and presentations relevant to a range of individuals and organisations working in the family and relationship sector. Sponsorship will greatly enhance your organisation’s profile within this sector as well as allowing you to be seen supporting the work of family and relationship services.

Conference delegates have unique exposure to key products and information. In the past, the event has attracted sponsorship from funding bodies, suppliers and training and research institutes. The exhibition space at the FRSA Conference is one of the largest in the sector, with three days of exposure to delegates.

Sponsoring this conference will enable you to:

  • Reach up to 400 senior executives, practitioners, and academics;
  • Support the work of family and relationship services;
  • Connect to leading Australian NGOs/community organisations;
  • Launch or promote new products;
  • Invest in knowledge sharing and practice development;
  • Showcase your services or contribution to this sector; and
  • Expand your networks to create opportunities.

For further information and to discuss how we can assist you to tailor a sponsorship package to ensure your organisation gains maximum benefit from this opportunity, please contact the FRSA Team at, call the FRSA office 02 6162 1811 or complete the form below.

Sponsorship Form



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