Last days to book

Have you secured your ticket to Australia’s largest microfinance conference? Ticket sales end soon, don’t miss out.  Register today.

Workshops are filling fast!

Haven’t registered for this year’s Conference yet?  Be sure to get in quick – some workshops are already FULL, and others have only a few seats remaining.  To participate in your chosen workshop stream, Register now.

Clare Bowditch live on stage at this year’s Conference !

Clare Bowditch is a musician, writer, and sometimes actor, who believes there is no better time in the history of history to be a big-hearted, independently-thinking, “sensitive creative type” who wants to make a living doing what they’re good at. Clare will speak about the courage needed to be big-hearted and she’ll sing a couple of songs to get us in the mood to celebrate the Award winners!

US expert coming to town just for Good Shepherd Microfinance!

What’s at the heart of behavioural economics and how can it make a difference to financial inclusion? Our international keynote, Katy Davis, is a world renowned expert on how to apply insights from behavioural science to social problems. Katy works with the finance sector in the US to understand how people make financial decisions, what drives those behaviours and what enhancements can be made to improve outcomes.   Don’t miss your chance to hear this world renowned expert speaking exclusively for Good Shepherd Microfinance in Australia.

Are you smarter than a high school student?

Register to attend this year’s Microfinance Conference to find out!  Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon is a financial literacy campaigner and educator across newspapers, online and on television. Nicole has been working with high school students in Australia to make financial literacy fun! She developed the innovative Start Money Smart program when she realised that it’s entirely possible for kids to go through school and learn nothing about managing money. So how does your financial literacy stack up against a sixteen year old?  We’ll tell you at the conference – don’t delay, book your tickets today. 


*WIN* your way to Melbourne

We’re giving two Microfinance workers or volunteers the opportunity to WIN their way to Melbourne to attend this year’s  Microfinance Conference as our very special guests. We’ll also ensure you have a truly memorable visit with an itinerary that includes tickets to an AFL game, dinner on the world famous Tram Car Restaurant plus more.  Already booked your travel and accommodation?  Don’t worry – if you win, we’ll reimburse you!  Entry is easy – just visit the Competition page for all the details.  Good Luck!


Awards closing Friday 11 August

There is just days remaining to tell us why your NILS or StepUP worker, program, client story or volunteer should be recognised in the 2017 Microfinance Conference Awards to be in the chance to win some great prizes and recognised by your industry peers.  Visit the Awards page for all the details.


Registrations Now Open!

Melbourne truly shines in Spring.  Join us at the 2017 Microfinance Conference and enjoy exploring this beautiful city of Melbourne with its famous coffee culture, world class shopping, hidden laneways, secret bars, and much much more.

Register now.

NAB funded accommodation subsidy

Our valued corporate partner, NAB, have generously offered to assist conference delegates by funding a special accommodation subsidy for delegates attending this year’s conference.  For guests who choose to book overnight accommodation at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne, NAB will pay $100 towards the total cost of accommodation. 

Terms & Conditions apply – please see Accommodation section for further details.