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Thursday - Friday
4 & 5 July 2024

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Presented by:Industry Experts

*Super Early Bird Special Ended on 31 October 2023, Now, Early Bird Special is Available for a limited time...

Introducing... A training experience like never before!

CPD In Paradise brings business to the iconic tropical Australian holiday destination of Cairns, creating an enjoyable and relaxing... CPD Training experience? 
We get those don't go hand-in-hand. But our CPD In Paradise combines both worlds together to deliver you engaging & interactive training in paradise... so join us in Cairns for this exciting endeavour.
You can even bring your family along to make your training a family holiday all in one. 

Gone are the days of boring seminars...

Forget tedious sit-and-listen presentations! Escape to the tropical Cairns where our intimate and interactive training sessions will make 14 hours of CPD cruise by in a jiffy.

Learn & Unwind

We promised paradise and at the Novotel, it is just that.
With access to pools, swim-up bars, fitness facilities and more - you'll even forget you're here for two days of training.

A fun family holiday right under your nose...

When was the last time you took a break? Unwind after two days of training. Stroll around the tropical city - Cairns or go for a swim around the beach at the hotel. You can even bring along your family and kids. What a great family trip!

Additional Activities

Why not bring along your family to paradise?
The event will be held during the school holidays so why not make it a training/family trip?
There's plenty to see and do around the area, and it will go over the school holiday period so why not make it a training/family trip?

So what are you waiting for?

Join us for an exciting, relaxing training experience

Get 14 Hours of CPD

Bringing Business To Cairns... The Tropical Holiday Paradise!

Your time in paradise also gives you access to...

When you join us, you'll get all the following so that you not only get to sharpen your professional skills but also have a good time getting to know other peers...

Day 0 - 3 July (Wednesday) Drinks

Upon your arrival on the 3rd of July, settle in and mingle with your fellows before the first day of training.
Get to know other fellows & exhibitors with drinks in hand at our welcome drinks. We also have 1 hour of animal encounter arranged for you. Make your welcome drink experience more fun. 
Tickets for welcome drinks are available for purchase separately - $110 per person. 

Engage with renowned speakers.

Our presenters are industry thought leaders. Not only do they possess technical knowledge from decades of experience but they also know how to deliver engaging training sessions, not like at your ordinary tax events you go to get spoken at and yawn...

Unwind &

Between the events, you can also enjoy the beautiful pool at Novotel's free-form lagoon pool or go out to enjoy the CBD...

Day 1- 4 July (Thursday) 3 Course Dinner

Unwind after the first day of training and treat yourself to a 3-course dinner (included in your ticket purchase).
Getting to know other attendees, presenters & exhibitors.
You have the option of bringing your family along to the dinner as well (additional fees apply)

So what are you waiting for?

Join us for an exciting, relaxing training experience

Get 14 Hours of CPD

Bringing Business To Cairns... The Tropical Holiday Paradise!

Why CPD in Paradise is for you and why you need to attend

Renowned speakers covering a range of topics

At our CPD in Paradise event, we only have the best-of-the-best presenters speak. They are experts in their field and their presentations are engaging. It's not a sit-and-listen thing... Ask questions and spark discussions with presenters and other attendees. 

14 Hours of CPD

Our training sessions will run over 2 days. But don't worry, it won't feel like 2 days thanks to the engaging presentations, drinks & dinner that is included. It will breeze by!
You will gain 14 hours of CPD towards your training.

Paradise awaits...

As accountants, you work all year round serving your clients. In addition, you are required to attend tedious, sit-and-listen tax training days to make up your CPD hours.
You deserve a break, especially with the busy season right around the corner.
And once our event has flown by, step out to discover the beautiful beaches, lively shops, great restaurants and well-known attractions Cairns has to offer. 
Bring your family along as it will be during the school holiday period and turn it into a family 'paradise' trip. 

Our Key Presenters

Been to other tax training events that you get spoken at, not being able to interact with presenters or get your questions answered?

This is NOT one of those events. 

Our presenters are industry thought leaders, they not only possess experienced technical knowledge but be able to deliver engaging presentations that make your training days interesting and interactive. 

Peter Johnson

Founder of Advisers Digest

Topic: Intro to Estate Planning

Sharon McClafferty

CEO - Slipstream Group

Topic: Unveiling the Three Core Drivers for Accounting Firm Profits 

Jo-anne Hotston

Director & Lead Trainer, Tax Boutique

Topic: Property Development

Trung Vu

Principal Of LGA Lawyers

Topic: Restructuring 

Brett Goodyer

Managing Director of Business Valuations Online

Topic: Fraud

Peter Bobbin

Principal Lawyer - Coleman Greig Lawyers

Topic: Common Mistakes Made By Executors

Chris Baskerville

Partner - Jirsch Sutherland

Topics: Insolvency – How we can help your clients.

Peter Adams

Principal - Augmentors

Topics: A Quarterly Tax Update

Aron Robertson

CIO- Strategic Group

Topics: 2024 Tech Landscape For Accountants

About CPD In Paradise

CPD in Paradise is a 2-day event where you not only can complete your CPD training but also escape to beautiful Fiji...
Our training sessions are jam-packed with speakers who are not only knowledgeable in their field but also know how to deliver engaging presentations.
Why not bring along your family and make it a family trip? Unwind and spend time with the family after our two easy-breezy training days. With plenty of things to do and see around the area, the whole family are sure to enjoy the tropical island paradise. 

So what are you waiting for?

Join us for an exciting, relaxing training experience

Get 14 Hours of CPD

Bringing Business To Cairns... The Tropical Holiday Paradise!

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

The venue for CPD in Paradise will be Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, located right at the heart of Cairns.
With the Esplanade, the Reef Casino, Vie Spa and other top attractions of Cairns nearby, you'll forget that you're even at a CPD training event. 

About Welcome Drinks Held on 3 July 2024

During our welcome drinks, we've also added an anWednesday, imal encounter experience for you. If you'd like to join us for this 2-hour welcome drink (canapes included), we also arranged a 1-hour animal encounter for you to kick start your CPD in Paradise conference. The welcome drinks start at 6 pm. Be sure to join.
Tickets are available to purchase, $110 per person. 

Getting There

The hotel is only seven kilometres away from Cairns International & Cairns Domestic Airport, and there are various ways to get to getting there:

Rental Car

If you plan to visit various places in Cairns, you can rent a car at the airport and drive to the venue. Hotel parking is also available (fees apply, enquire with the hotel).


Approx. AUD$20 - $25 each way from Cairns Airport to the hotel. Approx. travel time is 9 minutes. Uber prices may vary.

After The Training...Make It A Family Trip

Cairns is the perfect location to bring your family along with. After two easygoing days of training, spend time on the weekend with them. There are plenty of things to do as a family, whether it's simply a great barrier reef cruise trip, helicopter ride, rainforest trip, or shopping trip, there are many activities to choose from.
The whole family can enjoy a holiday in paradise!

Early Bird Special - 

Limited Time Only



(SAVE $700)


  • Full access to 2 days (14 hours) of exciting & engaging CPD at a discounted price
  • Full access to morning/afternoon tea, lunch (both days)
  • Full access to renowned speakers
  • Full access to 3-course dinner and drinks on Day 1

Prices will go up, book now!

Early Bird Special - Limited Time Only




(SAVE $3,549)

(Must be from the same firm)


  • Bring along 4 delegates for the price of 3.5
  • Full access to 2 days (14 hours) of exciting & engaging training
  • Full access to morning/afternoon tea, lunch (both days), and renowned speakers...
  • Full access to 3-course dinner and drinks on Day 1

Very limited seats available!

We will provide you with training material including slides & papers in soft copy form.

Welcome drinks are not included in the ticket and are available to be purchased separately.

Tickets do not include accommodation, travel to Cairns, or travel to/from Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. You will need to arrange this.

We are providing group rates with Novotel and Shangri-la Cairns accommodation bookings starting from $255/night.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's your refund policy? 

Refunds are provided with 90 days' notice before the event when you have purchased a full-priced single event ticket. If you have purchased a 'Buy 3 Get the 4th 50% Off' ticket, no refunds will be provided as we have already reserved your spot and discounted the price. Any refund will incur a $22 processing fee as this won't be returned by Stripe for any refunds. 
If you booked the ticket and didn't show up, no refunds will be provided as we have already reserved catering and your spot.

If you cannot make it to the event at the last minute, you can find a replacement to attend the event on your behalf and email us so that you get all the event information on time.

Do you cater for different diets?

Yes, we cater for different dietary requirements. Our venue - Novotel Cairns can meet your requirements as long as you give us notice before the deadline. 
The event also includes delicious morning/afternoon tea, lunch and a 3-course dinner. 

Am I allowed to bring my travel partner(s) / family members to the 3-course dinner on day 1?

Of course, you are invited to bring along your travel partner(s) or family members to the 3-course dinner, however, there will be additional costs. For additional adult guests, it will be $175 per head, while for children (ages below 12) it will be $55.  Please email us if you require this:

What if I don't want to stay at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

That is no problem at all. You have the option of staying at your own choice of accommodation (although the venue for the training sessions will be at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. 
However, staying at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort will be much more convenient as the training session and all the events will be held there. You can decide what's suitable for you.

Does the ticket include the welcome drinks on Wednesday 3 September?

Welcome drinks are not included in your CPD In Paradise ticket. If you wish to join us for welcome drinks you have to purchase a ticket separately. 

How do I join the welcome drinks on Wednesday 3 September?

You can purchase a welcome drink ticket for $110. If you want to bring a companion along they can pay separately. We will advise on this later.

Do you have special rates for accommodation booking at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort?

We are providing a room discount rate with Novotel and Shangri-la Cairns starting from $255/night.

Got more questions? Reach out to us at

Your Event HostAdvisers Digest

Tax & SMSF Education Provider for accountants and advisers, founded by Peter Johnson.
Online training programs include -Complete Tax CPD 40 hours/Year -Online CPD for SMSF Auditors -Ongoing SMSF CPD -Superannuation Death Benefits masterclass -SMSF Video Vault -Tax & SMSF Advice on Tap

Our Proud Sponsors

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Felcorp provice senior offshore accountants to accounting practices to prepare tax, BAS, bookkeeping and payroll support.

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So what are you waiting for?

Join us for an exciting, relaxing training experience

Bringing Business To Cairns... The Tropical Holiday Paradise!

Get 14 Hours of CPD

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