NSW Financial Inclusion Network – The 4th Financial Inclusion Conference, Awards and Dinner, Sydney 18 + 19 March 2020.

The 4th Financial Inclusion Conference – Roads to Reslience, hosted by NSW Financial Inclusion Network, in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gateway and Centre for Social Impact, will be held in Sydney 18 + 19 March 2020.

Belonging to modern day financial systems is still a reach for too many Australians. 17% of Australians are considered financially excluded. 1 in 5 cannot raise $2,000 in an emergency and sadly 1 in 6 report difficulties in covering everyday expenses such as housing, food, utilities and education. Now is the time to expand the conversation about financial inclusion and to shape policies that steer Australia in the direction of better financial health.

For these reasons, the NSW Financial Inclusion Network formed in 2015 as a social policy think tank, engaging the community sector, government and peak organisations for the purpose of working towards a more financially inclusive future for NSW.

Conference theme – Roads to Resilience

There is growing evidence that financial resilience is an important layer for achieving financial inclusion. This conference aims to take a deep dive into financial resilience and explore the various roads to it. Accordingly, conference content will centre around the building blocks of financial resilience, those being:

  • Economic resources
  • Financial products and services
  • Finance knowledge and behaviour
  • Social capital

The conference will deepen conversations around these central themes, the development of innovation programs and service delivery. It will showcase current research, findings and celebrate the person-centred approach of NGOs, government initiatives and highlight perceived funding gaps in this sector.

Who should attend?

This conference will provide a thought provoking opportunity for researchers, policy makers, students, regulators, advocates, executives, managers and front-line staff working in the NGO sector to address the needs of Australia’s most financially vulnerable people, as well as managers and executives working in the finance, energy and telco industries.

For more information about this conference including guest speakers, call for abstracts, activities schedule, sponsorship opportunities, conference dinner and more click here.

Financial Inclusion Awards and conference dinner

The 2nd annual Financial Inclusion Awards will be presented at the conference dinner.

Time: 6:30pm
Date: 18 March 2020
Venue: SMC Conference & Function Centre

The awards include the following categories:

  1. Best Practice (Indiviudal)
  2. Good Practice (NGO)
  3. Good Practice (Corporate)
  4. Contribution to Innovative Solutions (Individual or organisation)

For more information on awards criteria and how to nominate, click here.


Delegates will have access to special rates and packages at hotels within walking distance from the conference venue. Delegates will need to book and pay for accommodation separately. For more information on accommodation options, click here.

Registration refunds

Registration cancellations and fee refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. If you would like to cancel your registration and receive a fee refund, please email financialinclusion@nrcg.org.au.


Find out more info here