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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 30 June 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 bodies 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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Workshops for a Solid Foundation (Governance in Family Business) - May 2024

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

Governance refers to the structures, systems and processes concerned with ensuring an organisation’s overall direction, effectiveness, supervision (control) and accountability. Having formal governance structures assists open communication between family members, reduce internal conflicts, nurture the next generation of leaders, and develop a shared family vision for the future.

Workshops for a Solid Foundation (Governance in Family Business) - Online - May 2024

Online ACST

Governance refers to the structures, systems and processes concerned with ensuring an organisation’s overall direction, effectiveness, supervision (control) and accountability. Having formal governance structures assists open communication between family members, reduce internal conflicts, nurture the next generation of leaders, and develop a shared family vision for the future.

Planning Succession for Family Business Course - May 2024

Online via Zoom

Every family business needs to start planning for their future leadership. Whatever your planning horizon is to transitioning your business, now is the time to start having the conversation. Succession is one of the greatest challenges associated with running a family business.

Meet the Owner - Hynds Group (Christchurch)

Hygrade Water Warehouse - 29 Nga Mahi Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch

The opportunity to get an exclusive look behind the scenes into the workings of the diverse family business sector in New Zealand.

QLD Advisor Connect Meeting - Jun 2024

Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Level 23/240 Queen Street, Brisbane/Hybrid via Zoom

This is an opportunity for advisors and other professionals across multiple disciplines to learn from each other, understand each other’s expertise and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector. Please note the event time is set in AEST and adjust accordingly for your local time zone if you wish to attend this event via video.

NSW CBD Advisor Connect Meeting - Jun 2024

Swaab - Level 4/20 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000/Hybrid via Zoom

This is an opportunity for advisors and other professionals across multiple disciplines to learn from each other, understand each other’s expertise and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector. Please note the event time is set in AEST and adjust accordingly for your local time zone if you wish to attend this event via video.

Meet Our Member: Watkins Steels

FBA State Representative, Laura Suarez, spoke with FBA member, Des Watkins Jr., to learn more about the family business and the rich history behind the steel fabrication company spanning over five decades.

Successfully transitioning a family business between generations

At Sparke Helmore, we have many clients in their fourth and fifth generations of long-held family businesses. It is our experience in acting for these families that communication, planning, and structuring are essential elements of a successful transition. One of the most common questions we receive about longer-term planning for families who want to work through transitioning a business is – where do we start?

Meet Our Member: All Secure Self Storage

We spoke with the team at All Secure Self Storage to learn more about the family business, their legacy and their commitment to technology to enhance the customer experience.

Why Family Business Matters? A Celebration of A.H. Beard

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: AGEM Property Group

We spoke with FBA member, Adrian Fiore, to learn more about his family business and major milestones for the business.

2024 Winners: Family Business Excellence Awards

Family Business Association celebrates success in family business through our annual Family Business Excellence Awards. Last night, we announced the 2024 Family Business Excellence Awards winners at the Family Business Conference 2024: Asia Pacific in Cairns. It was a fantastic night celebrating the achievements of family businesses across Australia and New Zealand.

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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?