Conference GST Face-to-face

National GST Conference

25-26 October 2023 | InterContinental Sydney




Missed the event? On-demand coming soon!

We understand it's a busy time for tax professionals and there are simply not enough hours in the day.  Rest assured, we've made it easy for you to still gain access to the latest knowledge in tax.   

On-demand - All the latest content at your fingertips 

On-demand gives you virtual access to session recordings, technical papers and presentations from the most recent event. Download the brochure to view the full program.

On-demand gives you flexibility to digest the content in your own time with access for 6 months from date of purchase.

Available for a strictly limited period

Event Details

Standard registration

$ 1,900 (member)

$ 1,900 (new member)

$ 2,200 (non member)

  • When25-October-2023 - 26-October-2023
  • FormatFace-to-face
  • CPD Hours13

Australia's pre-eminent event for GST practitioners

Increased petrol prices, replacing stamp duty, the national budget deficit after COVID-19 and the rising cost of living - it's no secret that GST is hot news. And why is it that luxury car modifications can be GST-free as medical aid, but COVID-19 face masks remain taxable? The GST is an indirect tax that affects all areas of business including financial reporting, stakeholder management, market competition, product development and pricing. Making sense of GST rulings and law can be complex and requires input from the profession, industry and government. 

Industry experts and an expansive technical program

This excellent conference held over two days will address a range of topical content including financial supplies, property, recent High Court cases, insolvency, international comparisons, classifications, notional GST, plus much more.

Who should attend?

A must-attend event for all GST practitioners and corporate advisory specialists.

Venue and destination

In 2023, the GST Conference will be held at InterContinental Sydney. It’s a great opportunity to return to in person events and reconnect with colleagues and peers from across the profession.

Network, network, network

Our specialist conferences are designed to allow delegates the time to enjoy robust technical discussions with colleagues and incorporate several opportunities throughout for attendees to mingle with peers and presenters. Each conference program includes dedicated networking functions for attendees to connect with like-minded members of the profession and discuss the latest issues in tax and beyond.

Techincal program

Session 1: Keynote address

Gordon Brysland, Australian Taxation Office

Session 2: Social & affordable housing – Practical GST issues

Matthew Cridland, CTA, K&L Gates, James Francis, Australian Taxation Office

Session 3: Financial supplies

Majella Crowe, KPMG

Session 4: GST and distressed businesses

Speakers to be announced

Session 5: Third party consideration

Bastian Gasser, ATI, MinterEllison

Session 6: The future of compliance

Hector Thompson, Australian Taxation Office

Session 7: The history, development and current state of play of Division 165

Geoff Mann, CTA, Deloitte, Dylan Shaw, Deloitte, Peter Walmsley, Australian Taxation Office

Session 8: Economic update

Chris Richardson, Economist

Session 9: Justified Trust in a GST context – Current state of play and insights for tax controls testing

Speakers: Megan Croaker, Australian Taxation Office, Priyanka Nagpaul-West, Endeavour Group, Sasha Smith, FTI, Deloitte

Facilitator: Devika Bhatnagar, CTA, Glencore

Session 10: Expanding the GST base

Kevin O’Rourke OAM, O’Rourke Consulting

Session 11: GST hot topics – Corporate update

Speakers: Anthony Fitzgerald, ANZ, Matthew Fregona, Santos, Sonia Spiropoulos, CTA, IAG

Facilitator: Lisa Chatfield, EY

Session 12: GST changes needed – Sustainability

Anastasia Little, EY

Session 13: Taxes related to GST – Customs duty and luxury car tax

Leonie Ferretter, ATI, BDO, Ken Goodin, Australian Taxation Office, more panellists to be announced

Event information

InterContinental Sydney

117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

Nestled in the dress circle of Circular Quay with unparalleled views across the Harbour City, InterContinental Sydney has been an icon of choice for more than 35 years. Set within the restored Treasury Building of 1851, the hotel’s 509 guest rooms including 28 suites boast views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens or the city skyline.

Ideally situated in the heart of central Sydney’s business and shopping districts, this hotel is conveniently located 13 kilometres from Kingsford Smith Airport, 400 metres from the nearest ferry, train and bus stops and only minutes from famous Sydney attractions like the Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks and the Royal Botanic Gardens.


Overnight Valet Parking is available at $70 AUD per day, Entrance via 16 Phillip Street Sydney hotel driveway entrance. Both the Sydney Opera House car park and Secure Parking – The Gateway Car Park are short walks to the InterContinental Hotel. They offer both casual and early bird parking options. If arriving by public transport, there are a number of buses that stop close to the hotel, they included, 333, 392, 373 and 311. Circular Quay Train Station is also just 400 metres away.

Classic rooms have been created with the discerning traveller in mind, with contemporary furnishings and large windows framing views of Sydney’s breathtaking skyline. Soak it in from a fabulous chaise longue and check emails in the WiFi-enabled work zone, or kick back with a movie on the plush bed. Room rates have been negotiated and secured at the InterContinental. Accommodation bookings can be made via this link: here.


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