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Submissions now open for the Family Business Excellence Awards

We invite you to submit your entry, showcasing how your family business is exemplary, and in particular how family ownership and involvement help the business to achieve competitive advantage.

Submissions for the Business Award Categories close 12 July 2024.
Submissions for the Individual Award Categories close 31 October 2024.

Submissions now open for the Family Business Excellence Awards

Be Part Of Our Family

Welcome to the Family Business Association.

We support and empower family-owned businesses across all industries. You can access quality education, peer support, events and networking opportunities.

Joining us today will be a game-changing decision for you and your business.

Be Part Of Our Family

Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners gives FBA members an opportunity to gain insight into the running of a successful family business. 

Meet the Owners

Forum Groups

Join more than 250 Family Business leaders to benefit from our peer-to-peer discussion groups. Guided by a professional facilitator, our Forum groups are a platform to collectively share and learn from others’ perspectives to drive positive change. 

Forum Groups

Advisor Connect

Join your fellow advisors at the upcoming Advisor Connect meeting to learn from each and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector.

Advisor Connect
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Supporting families in business for over 25 years

As the peak body for family businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Family Business Association provides tailored education programs, networking opportunities and invaluable resources for its members.

2,500

members across multiple countries and over 2,500 organisations

70%

of consumers trust family owned businesses more than corporate competitors

50%

of the workforce is employed by a family business

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QLD Winter Warmer - June 2024

TopGolf - Cnr. Roadshow Way and Entertainment Drive, Oxenford QLD 4210

Connect and unwind at our upcoming Winter Warmer Drinks event! As the evenings grow colder, thaw out with fellow FBA family business members in a relaxed and cosy after-work setting for casual drinks and networking. FBA Winter Warmer events offer the perfect opportunity to forge new connections—a gateway to shared experiences, new perspectives and, invaluable knowledge and insights.

SA/NT Winter Warmer - June 2024

Plant4 Bowden, Mezzanine Bar, 5 Third St, Bowden SA 5008

Connect and unwind at our upcoming Winter Warmer Drinks event! As the evenings grow colder, thaw out with fellow FBA family business members in a relaxed and cosy after-work setting for casual drinks and networking. FBA Winter Warmer events offer the perfect opportunity to forge new connections—a gateway to shared experiences, new perspectives and, invaluable knowledge and insights.

VIC/TAS Winter Warmer - June 2024

Coopers Inn - 282 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000

Connect and unwind at our upcoming Winter Warmer Drinks event! As the evenings grow colder, thaw out with fellow FBA family business members in a relaxed and cosy after-work setting for casual drinks and networking. FBA Winter Warmer events offer the perfect opportunity to forge new connections—a gateway to shared experiences, new perspectives and, invaluable knowledge and insights.

WA Winter Warmer - June 2024

Lionel Samson Cellars - Lower Ground, 31 Cliff Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160

Connect and unwind at our upcoming Winter Warmer Drinks event! As the evenings grow colder, thaw out with fellow FBA family business members in a relaxed and cosy after-work setting for casual drinks and networking. FBA Winter Warmer events offer the perfect opportunity to forge new connections—a gateway to shared experiences, new perspectives and, invaluable knowledge and insights.

NSW Winter Warmer - June 2024

Cabana Bar

Connect and unwind at our upcoming Winter Warmer Drinks event! As the evenings grow colder, thaw out with fellow FBA family business members in a relaxed and cosy after-work setting for casual drinks and networking. FBA Winter Warmer events offer the perfect opportunity to forge new connections—a gateway to shared experiences, new perspectives and, invaluable knowledge and insights.

Workshops for a Solid Foundation (Legal Considerations in Family Business) - June 2024

Kaurna Room (4.06, public seminar room), Department for Industry, Innovation and Science - Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street Adelaide SA 5000

As a member of a family business with a material impact on the direction and strategy of the business, it is important you know your role and meet your legal responsibilities, as you may be as liable as any director on the board. This workshop aims to enable small and family business owners to grasp fundamental knowledge and capability in areas relating to legal aspects of participation in a family business, critical to carrying out their roles and obligations as office holders and business owners.

Why Family Business Matters? A Celebration of Ashton Valley Fresh

KPMG and Family Business Association (FBA) work together to support family businesses across our nation. Family Businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy and make a significant broader contribution to the communities in which they operate.

Meet Our Member: Global Confectionery

We spoke with Chris Mueller at Global Confectionery to learn more about the family business, their history and how they continue to grow and move the business forward.

Meet Our Member: Grundy's Shoes

Grundy’s Shoes, a proud South Australian family-owned and operated business, is now in its 156th year, spanning 7 generations and counting. Grundy's is the oldest continuous Rundle Street trader and one of the oldest family businesses in South Australia. FBA's SA State Representative, Amanda Russell, spoke with the team at Grundy’s Shoes to learn more about the family business, their history and how they continue to evolve.

Navigating Family Business Workshops for A Solid Foundation

In partnership with the Office for Small and Family Business, FBA is offering a series of three workshops specifically tailored to the unique needs of family businesses, providing you with practical knowledge and capability across three core family business areas - Succession, Governance and Legal Considerations. These workshops will provide you with practical knowledge that’s critical to improve business processes and drive sustainable growth for generations, no matter your stage in business.

Set yourself up for success

Access our exclusive suite of courses tailored specifically to the unique needs of family businesses. Gain practical knowledge and actionable steps to improve business processes and drive sustainable growth.

Meet Our Member: Earthtrade

Earthtrade is a family-owned business that is leading the charge towards a sustainable future. FBA's QLD State Representative, Laura Suarez, spoke with FBA member, Alan Key, to learn more about the family business, how it started, and how it evolved into the beacon of environmental excellence that it is today.

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Are you ready to reach your business potential?

We’ve been supporting families in business, helping them thrive and prosper through generations for over 22 years. Discover the benefits of joining Family Business Association today.

$618.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$872.73 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$1,318.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$1,650.00 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$1,818.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$2,181.82 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
  • Access to FBA's Forum Group Program
$786.36 Plus GST year
  • Advisor member-only events with like-minded peers
  • Invitation to FBA's Advisor Member-only LinkedIn Group
  • Discount to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and other events
  • Discounts to external courses and events

Once accredited:

  • Use of ‘FBA Accredited Advisor’ emblem

  • A profile on FBA’s Accredited Advisor Directory

  • Opportunity to submit articles for FBA website showcasing your expertise

  • Tailored family business introductions

  • Eligible for Accredited Advisor of the Year at the Family Business Excellence Awards (minimum 4 years’ service with FBA)

Not sure which membership is best suited to you?