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2021 Barossa Convention

event  28 April 2021 - 30 April 2021  |  Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

SA’s premier event for tax professionals

Join us this April as we bring a little glitz and glamour to tax in 2021 at “The Great Taxby” Barossa Convention 2021. Gain insight and rub shoulders with those in the know at South Australia’s best-known event for SME practitioners.

Over three days, you’ll immerse yourself in top tax technical insight, practical guidance and professional networking opportunities. With a rich history of technical excellence, the Barossa Convention is an event worth blocking out your calendar for.

So what do you say, old sport – will we see you there?

Please note: Only few seats are available at the Great Gatsby Dinner, to book your ticket please contact

High quality program

With 2020 being a year like none other in recent history, we have each seen changes to the way we go about our daily lives, the way we work and conduct business. Unsurprisingly, this has also led to new tax challenges as the legislators, ATO and practitioners play their part in introducing new legislation or in interpreting existing principles to apply to new, unique scenarios. This year’s convention has been curated to consider some of the most relevant changes and anticipate tax challenges we are likely to face in the near future, to provide relevant, timely guidance to tax practitioners.

Unique industry networking

This year we’re excited to be heading to Saltram Winery for “The Great Taxby” Thursday Gala Dinner, here you’ll take in 160 years of heritage in the original refurbished winery including a tasting at the Cellar door and great entertainment. Combine this with the “Wine Down Welcome Reception” on Wednesday night, there’s plenty of opportunity to meet up with friends and peers, old and new, from accounting, law, financial services and regulatory backgrounds, while in the Barossa Valley, an iconic destination for interstaters and locals alike.

Idyllic destination and local activities

The Barossa Valley is an iconic destination for interstaters and locals alike. Take time to visit famous and yet discovered cellar doors before or after (not during!) the Convention. The Convention Resort overlooks rolling vineyards and you’ll dine on fresh, local produce, accompanied by quality Barossa Valley wines. We recommend you take the opportunity to extend your Barossa visit into the weekend.

Don't hesitate - register today!

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  • 13.00 CPD hours
  • Premier tax technical for SME practitioners
    16 plenary sessions
    Delivered by leading practitioners
    Networking opportunities


Photo of Speaker, Michael Butler CTA
Michael Butler , CTA


Photo of Speaker, Terry Murphy QC, CTA
Terry Murphy , QC, CTA

Chancery Chambers

Photo of Speaker, Paul Ingram CTA
Paul Ingram , CTA

Minter Ellison

Photo of Speaker, Megan Field CTA
Megan Field , CTA


Photo of Speaker, Natasha Wegener
Natasha Wegener


Photo of Speaker, Julie Van der Velde CTA
Julie Van der Velde, CTA

VdV Legal

Photo of Speaker, Ben Turner FTI
Ben Turner , FTI

Ernst & Young

Photo of Speaker, Matthew Andruchowycz CTA
Matthew Andruchowycz , CTA

Kovich & Co

Photo of Speaker, Sean Van Der Linden CTA
Sean Van Der Linden , CTA

Ernst & Young

Photo of Speaker, Timothy Clifton FTI
Timothy Clifton , FTI

TKMLJ P/L. Trading as Clifton Hall

Photo of Speaker, Simon How CTA
Simon How , CTA

Bentleys (SA) Pty Ltd

Photo of Speaker, George Hodson CTA
George Hodson , CTA

Thomson Geer Lawyers

Photo of Speaker, Philip Shepherd CTA
Philip Shepherd , CTA


Photo of Speaker, Danielle Ellershaw
Danielle Ellershaw

Australian Taxation Office

Photo of Speaker, Fiona Stapleton
Fiona Stapleton

Thomson Geer Lawyers

Photo of Speaker, Thomas Hendrick FTI
Thomas Hendrick , FTI


Photo of Speaker, Cameron White
Cameron White

Thomson Geer Lawyers

Photo of Speaker, Tim Clark
Tim Clark

Morgan Stanley Australia Ltd

Photo of Speaker, Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith

Australian Taxation Office

Venue and Accommodation

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is located in the Barossa Valley district, set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking Jacob’s Creek. The Convention Resort overlooks rolling vineyards with the guest rooms all feature private balconies and views of the Barossa Ranges.

Accommodation has been reserved for delegates only at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Favourable room rates have been negotiated and room rates are quoted on a per-person, per-night basis (inclusive of GST) and include breakfast. These rates are only available through The Tax Institute and exclude hotel incidentals. These favourable room rates have been extended for those wishing to stay on for the weekend after the convention. If you require accommodation at the Novotel Barossa Valley, we would ask that you please complete Section 5 on the registration form of the 2021 Barossa Brochure and email directly to


Networking Events

Convention Welcome Reception – "Wine Down Networking Event" | Wed 28 April, 7:00pm

You no doubt impress your friends and clients with your in-depth tax knowledge but why not add wine knowledge skills to the mix! Take this opportunity to learn all about and enjoy delicious South Australian wine varieties in a fun, friendly networking reception.

*The Welcome reception included in full registration to the convention and includes stand up dinner and drinks.

Convention Gala Dinner – “The Great Taxby” | Thu 29 April, 6:15 - 10:30pm

This year we’re excited to be heading to Saltram Winery for “The Great Taxby” Gala Dinner. Make sure you channel your inner Daisy Buchanan, Nick Carraway or even the Jay Gatsby himself. Don’t miss out the chance to network with your colleagues and to meet with new professionals at this charming 160 years of heritage venue whilst enjoying great food, wine and entertainment.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have limited space available at the Thursday night Gala Dinner. If you would like to attend please ensure you tick the attendance box when you register.

Tickets & Pricing

Full registration

Registration deadline/description Member price New-member price Non-member price
Early Bird - Registrations received on or before 19 March 2021 $1,450 incl GST $1,790 incl GST $1,750 incl GST
Standard - Registrations received after 19 March 2021 $1,650 incl GST $1,990 incl GST $1,950 incl GST

Full event registration includes participation in the full two-day technical program, electronic access to all materials via the event app, attendance to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday night, Convention Gala Dinner on Thursday night and all lunches and refreshments during event hours. Registration fees do not include hard copy materials, travel, accommodation, hotel breakfasts or hotel incidentals.


The Tax Institute CPD Event App

The Tax Institute understands the impact that an event of this nature has on the environment, especially when printing delegate materials. We are excited to announce that The Tax Institute has an event app. This app is easy to use and contains program information, materials (technical papers and slides), evaluation forms and more. We encourage all delegates to download the app on their phone or tablet prior to this event. Once the materials are available, an email will be sent to delegates with access details (in the days leading into the event).

Download the app for iPad or Android.

The Tax Institute CPD Event App download link - Apple iPad The Tax Institute CPD Event App download link - Android

Interested in raising your company's profile?

Find out more about becoming a sponsor by contacting Brian Martin on 08 6165 6601 or email us for further details.


For further information about the event please contact us on +61 8 8463 9444 or email us.