NCFF17 – Information for Delegates

Australian Community Philanthropy, Australian Communities Foundation, Inner North Community Foundation and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2017 National Community Foundations Forum (NCFF17).

Below is important information regarding venues, access, program and accommodation.

Special Dietary Requirements
Please email with any special dietary requirements by Monday, 9th October.

Tuesday 17th October: 10am-11am (program starts 11am)
Wednesday 18th October:  8.45am (program starts 9am)
Thursday 19th October: 8.45am (program starts 9am)

Full Pass Delegates are only required to register on Tuesday

The ACP Update and the AGM will take place at 8am, Thursday, 19th October. All delegates are welcome to attend this.

Our venue for the main program is the iconic State Library Victoria (SLV) in the heart of Melbourne.

Tuesday/Wednesday (17/18 October)
The Forum will be located in the SLV Village Roadshow Theatrette. The venue is fixed theatre style seating (all seats have pull-out tables). Please enter via the SLV Conference Centre entrance located at : Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street Melbourne, 3000 Victoria

Thursday (19 October)
The Forum will be located in Experimedia at SLV. Seating will be cabaret style (round tables) Please enter via the main SLV entrance at 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne:

Delegates Reception hosted by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
(7pm, Tuesday 17 October)
The Delegates reception will be at Zinc located next to the Yarra River at Federation Square:

Community Foundation Anniversary Dinner hosted by Australian Communities Foundation and Inner North Community Foundation
(7pm, Wednesday 18th October)

One ticket to the Community Foundation Anniversary Dinner is included in all Full Pass Tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased here.

The Dinner will take place at the Fitzroy Town Hall located at 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy. Dress for the dinner is cocktail.

Directions: Catch the 11 from Collins Street and get off at Stop 14 (Hanover St/Brunswick St) or catch the 86 from Bourke Street and get off at Stop 14 (Napier St/Gertrude St). Visit for more detailed route information and to plan you trip. The Town Hall is around a five minute walk from both tram stops. Taxi/Uber: The Fitzroy Town Hall is a short tram/Uber ride from the city. Call 13CABS, download the 13CABS app or download the Uber app to book your ride. Parking: There is no onsite parking but street parking is available nearby.

Download the accommodation guide below (Hotel rates can change quickly in Melbourne. Whilst, the Forum has negotiated rates with nearby hotels we advise you to check your preferred Hotel’s online rate to ensure you get the best deal)
NCFF Accommodation Instructions

NCFF17 Program and Side Events
The NCFF17 Sched (online program) is available here.

Delegates are invited to attend A Gathering of Giving Circles: Growing philanthropy and community capacity building – a side event being run in conjunction with NCFF17. Attendance at the Gathering of Giving Circles is via registration only. Access is free to NCFF17 Full Pass Delegates and $35 to all other other attendees. Click here to register.

Delegates are also invited to attend The Funding Network’s (TFN) live crowdfunding event where three non-profits will come together to pitch their powerful social programs.  The event will take place 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 19th October (Melbourne CBD). NCFF17 Delegates may register free of charge by emailing

TFN Melbourne _ Invitation

When in Melbourne ….
During your downtime, you might like to check out a few of the fantastic free exhibitions, explore Melbourne’s laneways, take-in the festivals, events and landmarks on offer.
NCFF17_Enjoy Melbourne

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