Noosa Tax Convention

15-17 November 2023 | Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort




Sun, sand, surf and tax – all guaranteed at Australia’s leading tax getaway

The Noosa Tax Convention has long been considered the ‘must-attend’ tax technical event for many in the profession, with its expert led program bringing together the best minds in the country.

Tackling all the tricky tax issues head on and in depth

Affectionately known as simply ‘Noosa’ amongst tax circles, the program combines expert tax knowledge, technical discussion and interactive workshops led by highly experienced presenters and workshop facilitators.  

Unique industry networking and idyllic location

Along with a key focus on practical examples, tips and strategies as part of the technical program, the format allows for ample attendee interaction at several networking functions including a relaxed offsite dinner at one of the Sunshine Coast’s first-class restaurants. 

Limited spots available, register now!

Event Details

Standard registration

$ 2,300 (member)

$ 2,300 (new member)

  • When15-November-2023 - 17-November-2023
  • FormatFace-to-face
  • CPD Hours13



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Technical program

Opening panel workshop 1: Tax controversy from start to finish

Dominique Grigg, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Steve Healey, CTA (Life), RSM, Kasey Macfarlane, Australian Taxation Office, Chris Wallis, CTA, Victorian Bar

Facilitator: John Middleton, CTA, Australian Taxation Office

Optional activity – Sunset boat tour

Welcome reception

Session 1: Practical application and implications of Section 99B

Michael Butler, CTA, Finlaysons

Session 2: Section 100A: A practical perspective

Frank Hinoporos, CTA, Hall & Wilcox

Session 3: Trust issues

John Ioannou, CTA, Macpherson Kelley

Session 4: ATO Hot Topics

Louise Clarke, Australian Taxation Office

Workshop 2: Trusts

Workshop coordinator: Jacquii Reeves, CTA, BusinessDEPOT

Workshop leaders: Joanne Casburn, FTI, Holding Redlich, Morag Ingham, CTA, Findex, Andy Milidoni, CTA, Johnson Winter Slattery, Kim Reynolds, CTA, Vincents, Andrew Spierings, ATI, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Geoff Stein, CTA, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Rachel Vijayaraj, CTA, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

Session 5: Ethics panel

Panellists: Justin Byrne, CTA, Queensland Bar, Michael O’Neill, Tax Practitioners Board, Scott Treatt, CTA, The Tax Institute

Facilitator: Robyn Jacobson, CTA, The Tax Institute

Convention dinner

Tax Policy & Advocacy update

Robyn Jacobson, CTA, The Tax Institute

Session 6: Structuring a sale: selling shares versus selling assets

Linda Tapiolas, CTA, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Session 7: Structuring a sale: Deferred payments and scrip for scrip

Mark Molesworth, CTA, BDO

Workshop 3: Selling a business

Workshop coordinator: Michelle Hartman, CTA, PwC

Workshop leaders: Liz Allen, CTA, Macpherson Kelley, Peter Bardos, CTA, HLB Mann Judd, Tom Brennan, EY, Michael Garrone, CTA, Mage Advisory, Jane Harris, CTA, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Jo Torrens, FTI, Australian Taxation Office, Katherine Patel, FTI, HLB Mann Judd, Tom Walrut, FTI, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Session 8: Closing panel

Facilitator: Kaitilin Lowdon, ATI, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Panellists: Sally Preston, CTA, Smart Solutions Tax and Business Advisory, Scott Treatt, CTA, The Tax Institute, Peter Walmsley, Australian Taxation Office

Event information

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

14–16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567

The Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is in the heart of Noosa, on cosmopolitan Hastings Street, across from Noosa Main Beach and overlooking Laguna Bay and the natural beauty of Noosa River. The Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort offers the quintessential five-star Noosa experience, from the luxurious AQUA Day Spa through to a full range of leisure activities including golf and tennis. The very spacious, self-contained guest rooms come complete with private balconies and spa baths.

The Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is approximately a two-hour drive from Brisbane Airport or 40 minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. 

Car parking is $25 per day for self-parking or $35 per day for valet parking at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

Favourable room rates have been negotiated and secured at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort through our accommodation and travel provider Conference National. You can book via this link.

Accomodation for this event is limited and always sells out - get in quick to avoid disappointment! 


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