2024 National Franchise Convention


Bringing together business owners and franchising professionals from across the country, our National Franchise Convention (NFC) is Franchise Council of Australia’s (FCA) annual signature event that informs and inspires delegates through an exceptional lineup of local and international speakers, networking opportunities and entertainment. You will hear from inspiring leaders from within the franchising community and other field professionals, take part in workshops, and enjoy networking opportunities with like-minded peers throughout the two-day conference. This is event not to be missed!


Join us in Cairns to celebrate our 40th signature event: 2024 National Franchise Convention (NFC24)!

Convention dates and locations

The 2024 National Franchise Convention will be held over three days, 19th – 21st May 2024, at the Cairns Convention Centre, in Queensland, Australia. Located within walking distance of the city’s hotels and within 7 kilometres of Cairns International Airport, the Cairns Convention Centre is on the corner of Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870.

How to register

Registrations are filling up fast for NFC24, and we don’t want you to miss out on an unforgettable experience. Visit our registration page to secure your experience at NFC24.

How to book accommodation

To find out more about accommodation options and group rates on offer, visit our accommodations page.

CFE points

  • Earn 400 points for attending NFC24
  • Earn 200 points for attending Legal Symposium
  • Earn 200 points for attending Education Master Class

Passport Competition

If you attended last year’s NFC, you would know all about the Passport Competition.

The Passport Competition is an interactive experience, that gives attendees the chance to win a prize! Simply go around scanning QR codes on exhibition booths, attendees etc. and obtain points that go to your score!

Look out for sneaky ways for yourself to gain points, so make sure your notifications are on and best of luck to you all!

If you won it last year, please be mindful that you cannot win this year’s and the prize will automatically go to second place.

Cancellation Policy


To be eligible for the FCA membership registration rate, membership must be valid post Monday 21 May 2024. Should your membership expire prior to this date, you will be invoiced accordingly.


At the time of booking, you are required to pay with a valid credit card; AMEX, Mastercard or VISA.


Substitutions require written permission from the original attendee to transfer the booking including payment made, prior to transfer.

Attendees are not allowed to share a registration


  • All cancellations and amendments must be made in writing to Master Eventist.
  • Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted.
  • Cancellations received two weeks or more prior to the event will receive a full refund (less an administration fee of $110 AUD).
  • Cancellations received one week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • If a cancellation is received within 7 days of the event, no refund will be issued but ticket will be deemed transferable within the organisation.
Franchise Council of Australia (FCA)

Franchise Council of Australia

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is the peak body for the $174 billion franchise business segment, which includes over 1,200 networks, with 90,000+ individual franchised outlets, employing more than half a million Australians.

The FCA provides a platform for franchisors, franchisees, business advisors and small to medium businesses to influence government policy, communicate with political leaders and key decision makers, network with peers and engage in policy debate.

How to become a member

FCA Members are part of a unique association where business lessons, experience and up-to-date essential information are provided. FCA membership is seen as an essential business investment and the information, policy engagement and business resources of the FCA directly support members. FCA members also receive a special discounted rate to the NFC24.

Learn more and become a member today!

Contact Us

FCA Head Office:

(03) 9508 0888