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2024 National Conference FAQ

Updated: Jan 10

Please check back on these FAQs which will be updated as more information becomes available.

What are the conference dates and venue?

The conference proper starts at 5pm on Friday the 12th of April and ends 2pm (times might be subject to slight changes) on Sunday the 14th. It will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Liverpool Catholic Club, 424-458 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons NSW 2170.

Where do I get the latest information about the national conference?

Please go to the official CFCA website ( or the CFCA Facebook . (

How much is the registration fee?

The rates are $200 for NSW, and $180 for interstate delegates in consideration of the travel expenses they will incur. Children: adult rates for over 18yo, $125 for 13-18yo, $100 for 5-12yo and free for below 5yo. There is no early bird discount.

How do I register for the national conference?

Register here by clicking on this link: Registration Form

Registration is per family or individual: the system will not allow group registrations (like a whole household) to ensure that each registrant’s details are accurately captured. You have the option to save your data and continue your registration at a later time. Places are limited per venue restrictions so please register early.

Payment can be made by credit card or bank deposit. If paying by credit card, you will be transacting directly on the Stripe payment portal.

If paying by bank transfer,

  • Find your registration confirmation email.

  • Go towards the end of the email and look for the unique reference number (format: ) that has been generated for you. It looks like "NATCON2024-99999-Lastname".

  • Use that reference number when you make your bank transfer. That will ensure the Registration Committee has your payment on record.

Please note that you are officially registered only after your conference fee has been received by the registration committee.

If registering for someone else, please ensure that their names and contact details are correctly entered.

Reminders will be sent out prior to the conference in case members have completed the registration form and forgotten to remit their registration fees.

If you require assistance with online registration, please let your household head know, or contact the Conference Registration Committee at

Is there a discount if I attend only Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th?

A flat rate applies as it is a challenge to get around the catering, logistics and facilities/services needs of the conference. We hope delegates are able to join the conference in its entirety and that the talks and activities benefit our community..

When is the registration deadline?

Registrations will close on 15 March 2024. It is also possible for registrations to close earlier than March 15th if the venue capacity of 550 adults is reached.

Are walk-ins allowed?

Unfortunately they are not, as CFCA would already have submitted the headcount and paid for venue hire and catering before the conference.

Who can I contact if I have a question or concern?

What are the accommodation options?

You have the option to request for billeting at the time of registration or make your own reservation at your preferred accommodation.

Hotel Mercure Liverpool Sydney is located next to the conference site, and offers discounted rates (from &170.00) if you mention Couples for Christ Australia National Conference when booking.

I requested for billeting, how do I meet my host?

Prior to arrival in Sydney, the Accommodations Team will provide contact details to the requesting delegates and hosts so they can make meet-up arrangements beforehand. Alternatively, you may approach the designated desk for the Accommodation team during the Conference

What hotels are in the surrounding area of the conference venue?

Aside from billeting by local CFCA members, below is a sampling of accommodation in the area. There are also rental homes and apartments in the neighbouring suburbs of Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Hinchinbrook, Busby, Prestons, Casula, Carnes Hill, Austral, etc.

  • Mercure Sydney Liverpool (onsite)

  • Hunts Hotel Liverpool (4.5km, 13min)

  • Best Western Casula Motor Inn (4.5km, 13min)

  • Crossroads Hotel (5.4km, 11min)

  • Ibis Budget (5.4km, 10min)

  • Quest Liverpool (5.5km, 14min)

  • Nightcap at Pritchards Hotel, Mt Pritchard (5.6km, 12min)

  • Shine Apartment (6km, 14min)

  • El Toro Motor Inn, Warwick Farm (6.7km, 15min)

  • Meriton Suites Liverpool (6.7km, 14min)

  • The William Inglis Mgallery, Warwick Farm (8.7km, 22min)

  • Holiday Inn, Warwick Farm (10k, 22min)

  • Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Cabramatta (11.4km, 27min)

I did not ask for transport assistance, how do I get to the venue from airport?

Via personally arranged transport or cab: Proceed to Liverpool Catholic Club (LCC), 424-458 Hoxton Park Rd, Prestons, NSW and ask to be dropped off in front of the LCC Function Centre or Hotel Mercure entrance.

Via train and cab: There is no direct train from Airport Domestic Station to Liverpool Station. However, there are services departing from Airport Domestic Station and arriving at Liverpool Station after a transfer at Glenfield Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 60 minutes. From Liverpool Station, take a 10-minute cab ride and ask to be dropped off in front of the LCC Function Centre or Hotel Mercure entrance.

I asked for transport assistance, how do I meet my designated driver on arrival?

  • The pickup times will be announced later as registrations come in and provide input.

  • A Welcome person with CFCA placard will welcome delegates at the T2 and T3 Terminals arrival area

  • Delegates who requested transport assistance will be directed to their designated vehicle

  • At the conference venue, please approach the Transportation table for any inquiries.

Where can I park at the venue?

Red star in diagram indicates conference venue. Entry to the car park is via Joadja Road or Jedda Road, depending on the direction from which you come. There’s a multi-level carpark (blue box) at the Club offering free parking, and a bridge walkway to get you safely over to the conference venue (red star). Guests can also use the open-air carpark in front of the Mercure Hotel, per yellow box below:

I have special dietary requirements, where will I get my meals?

The organising committee will announce and identify the buffet station tasked with serving food for members who have special dietary requirements.

Are drinks included in the meals?

Delegates have free access to coffee, tea and water during the conference. All other drinks can be purchased at their own expense from the venue's facilities.

How do I find my way around the venue?

Please refer to general area and parking map above, as well as venue map below.

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