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Since The Australian Institute of Fundraising (the predecessor of FIA) began holding conferences in 1974, a wealth of information has been provided at the Conference for the benefit of the fundraising profession in Australia, by hundreds of presenters from all around Australia and the world. 

In previous years the International Fundraising Conference was held in:

  • 2016: Melbourne – 39th Fundraising Conference, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 2 - 4 March – Dive into different thinking 
  • 2015: Brisbane – 38th Fundraising Conference, Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre, 18 - 20 February – Up, Up and Away 
  • 2014: Melbourne – 37th Fundraising Conference, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 26 - 28 February – The Answers are Here 
  • 2013: Sydney – 36th International Fundraising Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 7-9 March – Aspire to Greatness
  • 2012: Gold Coast – 35th International Fundraising Conference, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 27 February - 2 March – Dare to be Different 
  • 2011: Melbourne – 34th International Fundraising Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre, 24 - 27 February – Be Inspired 
  • 2010: Adelaide – 33rd International Fundraising Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, 19 - 22 February – Terra Rossa 
  • 2009: Sydney – 32nd International Fundraising Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 27 February - 2 March – Change 
  • 2008: Perth – 31st International Fundraising Conference, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 23 - 26 February – NEWFrontiers 
  • 2007: Melbourne – 30th International Fundraising Conference, Grand Hyatt, 24 - 27 February – Fresh Perspectives 
  • 2006: Sydney – 29th International Fundraising Conference, Sofitel Wentworth, 25 - 28 February – Ignite your Imagination
  • 2005: Brisbane – 28th International Fundraising Conference, Sofitel, 26 February - 1 March – Fundraising in a Changing World 
  • 2004: Melbourne – 27th International Fundraising Conference, Carlton Crest Hotel, 21 - 24 February – Challenges, Careers, Case Studies 
  • 2003: Canberra – 26th International Fundraising Conference, National Convention Centre, 22 - 26 February – Celebrate, Commemorate, Collaborate 
  • 2002: Brisbane – 25th International Fundraising Conference, Brisbane Hilton, 23 - 26 February – People, Practice & Possibilities 
  • 2001: Adelaide – 24th International Fundraising Conference, Adelaide Hilton, 24 - 27 February – @Adelaide 
  • 2000: Melbourne – 23rd International Fundraising Conference, Hilton on the Park, 27 - 29 February – Join Us As We Begin the New Millennium 
  • 1999: Brisbane – 22nd International Fundraising Conference – A Fundraisers’ Guide into the Next Millennium
  • 1998: Sydney – 21st International Fundraising Conference – Building Bridges to Fundraising Success
  • 1997: Adelaide – 20th International Fundraising Conference – Turning Silver into Gold
  • 1996: Melbourne – 19th International Fundraising Conference – Friends for Life – A Way Ahead
  • 1995: Sydney – 18th International Fundraising Conference – Fundraising is a Contact Sport
  • 1994: Brisbane – 17th International Fundraising Conference, Hilton Hotel
  • 1993: Tasmania – 16th International Fundraising Conference, Hobart Casino
  • 1992: Canberra – 15th International Fundraising Conference – Vision ’92 – The World of Philanthropy
  • 1991: Adelaide 14th International Fundraising Conference, 18 - 22 February – Formula One for Fundraising
  • 1990: Sydney – 13th International Fundraising Conference – Blue Print for the 90’s
  • 1989: Gold Coast – 12th International Fundraising Conference – Successful Ways to Raise your Stakes
  • 1988: Melbourne – 11th International Fundraising Conference
  • 1987: Auckland, New Zealand – 10th International Fundraising Conference
  • 1986: Adelaide – 9th International Fundraising Conference – Pointing the Way
  • 1985: Sydney – 8th International Fundraising Conference – Broadening our Horizons
  • 1984: Brisbane – 7th International Fundraising Conference, Crest Hotel  – New Means for New Money
  • 1983: Melbourne 6th National Convention, Monash University  – Giving Australia 
  • 1982: Sydney 5th National Convention, Sydney University – The Era of the 80's - Boom or Bust for the Non Profit Sector
  • 1979: Melbourne – 4th National Convention, Monash University  
  • 1978: Melbourne – 3rd National Convention, LaTrobe University – A to Z of Fundraising
  • 1976: Sydney – 2nd National Convention, Hawkesbury Agricultural College
  • 1974: Melbourne – 1st National Convention, Monash University