Philanthropy Australia Conference 2024

Mon 5 - 7 Aug 2024 Adelaide, SA

The Philanthropy Australia Conference is the pre-eminent gathering of the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors for learning, networking, storytelling, and celebrating achievements. The Conference is held every two years.

The 2024 Conference is being held on 5-7 August, in Adelaide. This will be the first time the Conference is held outside Melbourne or Sydney. So, seize the chance to explore Adelaide and South Australia by arriving early or staying on. The location also creates an opportunity for storytelling that shines a spotlight on the best of the South Australian philanthropic and social change sectors.

The Conference theme is ‘Shifting Perspectives, Shifting Practice’.

There’s something at the Conference for everyone in the sector. We will have sessions that appeal to different audiences – from early career to highly knowledgeable practitioners and from people starting out on their philanthropic journeys to very experienced philanthropists. See ‘Who is the Conference for?’ below.


  • Masterclasses – Monday 5 August
  • Conference Day 1 – Tuesday 6 August
  • Conference Day 2 – Wednesday 7 August


Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

The Adelaide Convention Centre is located on the edge of the Adelaide CBD next to the river Torrens.

About the 2024 Conference

Through the theme ‘Shifting Perspectives, Shifting Practice’ the Conference will:

  • Challenge the audience to look at philanthropy in a new way.
  • Encourage the use of different lenses in viewing projects, programs and issues – from a climate lens to the gender lens and more.
  • Inspire learning and change.
  • Embrace a diversity of viewpoints in the audience and presenters.
  • Move forward the conversation on ‘better giving’.
  • Ask: who is being seen? Who is and isn’t ‘in the room’?

The Conference also has 6 sub-themes: shared power, shared capital, shared stories, shared futures, shared knowledge and shared place. Read more about the sub-themes

The Conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop new skills across a range of session types including plenaries, when the whole conference audience comes together and a wide choice of break-out/concurrent sessions.

They’ll be plenty of time for networking and meeting old and new contacts, colleagues and friends.

Who is the Conference for?

People interested in philanthropic giving attend the Conference, including:

  • Individual philanthropists
  • Trustees of foundations and trusts
  • Staff of philanthropic organisations including trusts, foundations, community foundations and family foundations
  • People working and volunteering with not-for-profits and across the for-purpose sector
  • People working for corporates in philanthropy (corporate funding, employee volunteering, workplace giving, or other forms of corporate community contributions)
  • People connected to giving circles
  • Staff of social enterprises
  • Intermediaries such as financial advisors, lawyers and accountants

Online attendance is also available, helping to ensure the Conference is accessible to an audience nationally and beyond.

If you have any questions about the Conference, please email [email protected].


For your planning and budgeting, please note the prices for 2024 below. Members receive a 25% discount off non-member rates, regardless of membership type. To qualify, you must be a current member at the time of the Conference.

Conference Dinner (Tuesday 6th August)

  • $250

Online registration only

  • Member – $450
  • Non-member – $600


  • Member – $450
  • Non-member – $600

Early bird ticket prices

Secure your tickets early to receive a further 10% discount.

Member / Non-MemberRegistration Type2024 Price (incl GST)
Member3x day registration$1,890
Non-Member3x day registration$2,520
Member2x day registration$1,620
Non-Member2x day registration$2,160
Member1x day registration$1,015
Non-Member1x day registration$1,350

Standard ticket prices

Member / Non-MemberRegistration Type2024 Price (incl GST)
Member3x day registration$2,100
Non-Member3x day registration$2,800
Member2x day registration$1,800
Non-Member2x day registration$2,400
Member1x day registration$1,125
Non-Member1x day registration$1,500