Franchise Council of Australia


National Franchise Convention

The National Franchise Convention (NFC) is the largest and most comprehensive professional development event on the Franchise Council of Australia’s annual calendar.

The 2020 National Franchise Convention has been postponed until August 2021 as a result of ongoing social distancing restrictions and limits to the size of social gatherings.

The NFC scheduled for October 2020 will now be deferred to 22-24 August 2021 and will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

State Chapter Events Program

Throughout the year, the FCA hosts a range of events across Australia. An online State Chapter events and networking program is being developed during COVID-19.

Education Forums
Focusing on hot topics these information sessions are a great way to up-to-date on the issues and developments that matter in franchising.

Social Networking Events
Meet and greet some of the most influential people in franchising.

Coffee Catch Ups
An informal gathering, catch up and chance to mingle with other franchise industry participants and hear from fellow franchising professionals.

COVID-19 Webinar Series

Exclusive to FCA members

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCA has supported members through the delivery of a series of webinars providing vital information, strategies and clarity on fast moving developments.

Topics have included:

  • Understanding the Employment Implications of JobKeeper
  • Explaining the Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct
  • Tax and accounting during Covid-19
  • COVID-19 impacts on superannuation and insurance
  • Optimising energy usage and cost during the challenge of COVID-19
  • The psychology of maintaining positive mental health and resilience
  • Franchise leaders on the economic and business road to recovery

These regular webinars are planned to continue over the coming months to assist members to operate successfully on the other side of COVID-19.

Franchising Expos

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, brings together franchisees, franchisors, small businesses and industry players in a face to face environment.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at the expos, please visit

Upcoming show dates

Sydney: 13-14 November 2020 at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Melbourne: 12-13 March 2021 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank
Perth: 16 May 2021 at Crown Perth
Brisbane: 18-19 June 2021 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Franchisee Success Summit

To be held in conjunction with the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, in partnership with the FCA, the summit will deliver practical lessons and strategies to grow a successful and profitable business within the support network offered by a franchise system.

Date: 13 November 2020
Venue: ICC Sydney Darling Harbour

For more information and to register please visit

International Events

IFA 2020: Australian delegation – February 2020

Each year the Franchise Council of Australia travels as a delegation to the US to join the IFA Convention.

The IFA Annual Convention is the largest of its kind in the world. Whether you’re considering international expansion or interested in learning more and networking with other seasoned franchise professionals from around the world the IFA Convention has something for you.

Click here to take a look at the 2020 IFA Convention Program

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