The Friendlies Conference 2017

The annual Friendlies Conference brings together representatives of Friendly Society owned pharmacies and their associated stakeholders.

The Friendlies Conference 2017 will be held at the Oakwood Hotel and Apartments in Brisbane from 8-9 September 2017,with a Welcome Reception to be held on 8 September and the Conference Dinner on 9 September.

Once again, the conference program will look at the challenges and opportunities within community pharmacy in Australia, with a particular emphasis this year on the true meaning of strategy and advantages of the Friendly Society model.

Download the FINAL Program – Friendlies Conference 2017

Registration is now open and the registration fee remains at $500 per delegate, which includes the full conference program and the social functions.

The AFSPA Executive Committee look forward to seeing you in Brisbane for The Friendlies Conference 2017.

Previous Conferences

Click on the links below to see the program information and presentations from previous Friendlies Conferences.

4-5 September 2015: Adelaide

9-10 September 2016: Hobart

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Accommodation Details

Oakwood Hotel and Apartments Conference Accommodation Rates

City View Studio Room: $129 per night

River View Studio Room: $139 per night

City View One Bedroom: $159 per night

River View One Bedroom: $169 per night

Rates are inclusive of free WIFI, bottled water daily and access to discounted breakfast options.

Rates apply to Friendlies Conference delegates before and after the conference for bookings that include the conference dates.

Cancellation Policy: Room must be cancelled 24 hours prior to check in, otherwise 1 nights charge will be applied.

Make Your Booking

Contact the Oakwood Reservation Department on 07 3218 5800 or via

Advise the Reservations Assistant that you are with the AFSPA Conference to be held in September 2017.

Important Notice

The Oakwood Hotel and Apartments has only a limited number of rooms with a walk-in shower. If you are unable to use a shower over a bath, please book your accommodation ASAP and advise the hotel that you need a room with a walk-in shower.

Getting There

The Oakwood Hotel and Apartments is easily reached from Brisbane Airport by cab (approx $50 fare).

It is a 7-10 minute walk from Fortitude Valley station, on the AirTrain line.

For those driving, parking is available under the hotel. Please advise that parking will be required when you book your accommodation.