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Join FBA’s Forum Group Program

Harness the knowledge of a community that truly understands what it means to be in family business.

Led by a professional facilitator, Forum Groups offer a supportive and confidential space to seek counsel, and collectively share and learn from others’ perspectives and experiences to drive positive change in your family business.

Join FBA’s Forum Group Program

Submissions now open for the Family Business Excellence Awards

We invite you to submit your entry for our Individual Categories – Accredited Advisor of the Year Awards, Emerging Leader in Family Business Award and Leading Woman in Family Business Award.
Be recognised and celebrated for your achievements in family business.

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

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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NSW/ACT Advisor Connect Meeting Parramatta - July 2024

5/3 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150/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.

NZ Advisor Connect Meeting - July 2024

Jackson Russell, Level 13, 41 Shortland Street Auckland/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 NZST and adjust accordingly for your local time zone if you wish to attend this event via video.

Meet the Owner - Bell and Brunt

Bell and Brunt – 14a James Place, Adelaide

Join FBA and the SA family business community for an evening of networking, learning, and insights with fifth-generation, 104 year old family business, Bell and Brunt!

Meet the Owner - Chas Clarkson

Chas Clarkson - 1028 Botany Rd, Botany NSW 2019

Join Us for a Jolly Good Time: Chas Clarkson's Christmas in July Meet the Owner Event! 🎄 It's time to get your festive spirits flowing as we celebrate Christmas in July at our Meet the Owner event hosted by the Chas Clarkson family! On 25 July 2024, we will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the famous 130-year-old, Chas Clarkson empire whilst being whisked away into a magical world of sparkling Christmas displays.

WA Family Business Coffee Connect - July 2024

Laika Coffee - 11 Lathlain Pl, Lathlain WA 6100

Join me at our next coffee connect in July at Laika Coffee.

SA/NT Advisor Connect - July 2024

Hood Sweeney, 11-16 South Terrace, Adelaide

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.

Call for FBA Director Nominations

Family Business Australia Ltd (trading as Family Business Association) is calling for Director Nominations across four regions - New South Wales/ACT, Queensland, South Australia/Northern Territory and Victoria/Tasmania - and encourage applications from FBA members by 26 August 2024. 

Vale Rosemary Michell

FBA was saddened to hear of the passing of Rosemary Michell, a long-time friend of FBA.

Meet Our Member: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal

Raffaele Ciuca Bridal has proudly housed Australia’s most expansive selection of wedding dresses for over 65 years. Established in 1956 by Tina and her husband Raffaele Ciuca, the family, now in its 4th generation, continues to deliver masterful tailoring and fine garments to clients across Victoria and beyond. We caught up with Patricia and her mum, Tina, the matriarch of the family and CEO, to learn more about the family business, as well as reflect and appreciate all the family has achieved.

Results are in: Global Family Business Report 2024

The ability for family businesses to weave their legacy through generations is powerful as they pass down experiences, values and knowledge. Then it’s up to the next generation to leave their own mark by exploring new ideas that will take their legacy to another level.

Meet Our Member: iDrive Relocations Ltd

iDrive Relocations Ltd is a second generation family business who offer door to door vehicle delivery anywhere in New Zealand. We had a chat with Rachel Callister to learn more about the family business, what sets them apart in their industry and any advice she had for other family businesses.

Last Chance: It could be you!

Less than 2 weeks before submissions close for the Family Business Excellence Awards! Enter by next Friday, 12 July, to take your chance and be celebrated.

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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?