You can gain CPD hours by participating in most discussion groups. 

Group contacts are listed below. If you have a question regarding a new topic, email: nsw.discussiongroups@cpaaustralia.com.au

Albury Wodonga: Business

Commercial Club Ltd
618 Dean Street, Albury
Wayne Williams CPA
P:
02 6056 1833
E: wwilliams@personnelgroup.com.au
Dates: Last Thursday of the month (February – November)

Associate Members Networking Group

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney 2000
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Emily Luk CPA
E: emily@mccannaccounting.com.au

Ben Tse CPA
E: ben__tse@hotmail.com
Dates:  Tuesday 23 February, Thursday 24 March, Tuesday 5 April, Wednesday 8 June, Thursday 18 August, Thursday 15 September, Wednesday 23 November

Bankstown Commerce and Industry

Padstow Bowling Club
109 Iberia Street, Padstow
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Geoff Sadler CPA
P:
0438 942 766
E: geoff.sadler@bigpond.com
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of every month (February – November)

Central Coast 

Quality Inn, The Willows
Central Coast
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Richard Collins CPA
P:
02 4340 0865
M: 0419 692 467
E: richard@fourcs.net.au
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Central Coast Risk

Westpac Business Baking Centre
Fountain Plaza, Karalta Road, Erina
5.45pm – 7.00pm
Rhonda Wheatley FCPA
E: rewheatley@westnet.com.au
Dates: Available on notice, meeting quarterly (February – November)

City Financial Planning 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Nigel Janson CPA
P:
02 9279 2300
E: admin@financialmasterplan.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November)

City Taxation 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Rohan Mukherjee
Teddy Kosasih
E: citytaxation@gmail.com
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

CPA University of New South Wales

University of NSW Kensington
Chancellery Building, Level 2, Rm 241 (Yen) and Rm 242 (Florin)
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Christine Sabile CPA
E: c.sabile@unsw.edu.au
Dates: Third Thursday of the month (February – November)

Directors

Pitcher Partners
Level 22, 19 Martin Place
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Con Livissianis FCPA 
E: conl@exemplarpa.com.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of February, May, August and November

Eastern Suburbs 

Randwick (Bowen) Library 
Auditorium, Level 1
669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
6.30pm – 8.30pm
James McPherson CPA
E: james.mcpherson@condon.com.au
P: 02 9893 9499
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Financial Institution

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.45pm – 7.45pm
Leonard Yong FCPA 
E: cpafinancialinstitutions@outlook.com
John Ness FCPA
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Forensic Accounting 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Pashtoonyar Ahmadi FCPA 
E: pashtoonyar@nev-au.com
Dates: Second Thursday of the month (February – December)

Hawkesbury – Nepean Accountants

Springwood Sports Club Macquarie Room
83 Macquarie Road, Springwood
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Duke Wolfgramm ASA
P:
02 4721 8144
E: cpadiscussiongroup@hallchadwick.com.au 
Dates: Last Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Hills District 

Castle Hill RSL Club
Level 6, Castle Street, Castle Hill
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Colin Harrison 
E: harrisontax@yahoo.com
Dates: Second Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Hornsby District 

Hill Christian Alliance Church, Pennant Hills
Level 2, Railway Street, Pennant Hills
7.30pm – 9.30pm
David Lo CPA
E: hornsbycpa@live.com
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November) 

Inner-West Accountants

Five Dock RSL
66 Great North Road, Five Dock
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Yateender Gupta FCPA
P:
02 8095 9405
E: yateen@fabc.com.au
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

Investment Strategy 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Sunny Yap CPA
E: isdg_cpa@yahoo.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Macarthur Public Accountants

UWS Campbelltown Campus
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Michelle Dimond
P:  0416 026 974
E:
macarthurdiscussions@gmail.com
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of the month (January – November)

Management Accounting 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street
5.30pm – 7.30pm
John Corrigan FCPA
P: 
02 9994 8069
E: jcorrigan@moorestone.com.au
Dates: Third Thursday of the month (February - May and August - November)

Menai Accountants 

Community Hall Menai
34 – 42 Allison Crescent, Menai
7.45am – 9.45am
Amanda Ward CPA
P:
02 9541 2944
E: mail@aaward.com.au
Dates: Third Thursday of the month (February – November)

Newcastle Commerce and Industry

Gallipoli Legion Club
Level 2, 3 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Ross Howard FCPA
P:
02 4934 3567
E: rahoward33@bigpond.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (January – November)

Newcastle Tax 

Merewether Golf Club
40 King St, Adamstown
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Graham Ingram FCPA
P: 02 4940 8010
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Northern Beaches

Manly-Warringah, Master Builders Club
18 Fisher Road, Dee Why
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Peter Polgar FCPA
M: 0414 861 306
E: peter@bizintel.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Northern Suburbs Taxation 

Willoughby Club
26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Arthur Tateossian FCPA
P:
02 9413 2522 
E: arthur@mycpa.com.au
Dates: Third Monday of the month (February – November)

Norwest Practising Accountants

Executive Boardroom, The Hills TAFE, Building E
Castle Hill Campus Corner Showground and Green Rd
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P:
02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Not-For-Profit

Grant Thornton Office
Level 17, 383 Kent Street, Sydney
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Kegan Kashian FCPA
E: kegank@bigpond.com
M: 0400 222 346
Dates: Last Thursday of the month (February – November)

Parramatta Accountants 

The Paramatta Phoenix Chinese Restaurant
Level 4, Shop 4070, Westfield Parramatta
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Lyn Dong
E: enquiries@condon.com.au
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

Parramatta Commerce and Industry 

Building ET (ground floor)
At rear of UWS, Rydalmere, Entry off Victoria Rd
6.00pm – 8.00pm
John Bligh CPA
E: johncbligh@hotmail.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Parramatta Practising Accountants

Parramatta RSL
Corner O'Connell and Macquarie Streets, Parramatta
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Peter Liesch FCPA
E: lieschpa@aol.com
Dates: First Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Port Macquarie 

Café 2444, 180 Lake Road
Port Macquarie
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Charles Roberts CPA
E: chas_port@yahoo.com.au 
Dates: Second Thursday of the month (February – November)

Practice Management

Various locations
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P: 02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: Available on notice for registered members

Risk

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Darren Chang CPA
E: ljd.change@bigpond.com 
Andrew Crawford FCPA 
E: andrewcrawford@optusnet.com.au or andrew.crawford@health.nsw.gov.au
Dates: Thursday 25 February, Thursday 19 May, Thursday 25 August and Thursday 10 November

Small and Medium Enterprise 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Brian Carter FCPA
P:
02 9484 5714
M: 0412 436 208
E: rbcarter@optusnet.com.au
Dates: Fourth Monday of the month (February – November)

SMSF

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.45pm – 7.30pm
Les Bryce CPA
P:
02 8576 1798
E: les.bryce@team.telstra.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

St George Business Accountants 

St George Leagues Club
Princes Highway, Kogarah
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Peter Konnaris FCPA
P:
02 9588 7188
E: kontax@bigpond.com 
Dates: Available on notice, registered members only

Sutherland Shire 

Bob Reus & Co
2, 35-37 Railway Parade, Engadine
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Bruce Evans
P:
02 9525 6622 
E: coneva@ozemail.com.au
Dates: Third Monday of the month (February – December)

Sydney Accountants Forum: Public practice

Various locations
7:00pm – 9.00pm
Ken Wright CPA
P:
02 9743 0744 
E: ken.wright@enhanceaccounting.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Sydney CBD India Australia 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Yateender Gupta FCPA
E:
sydneycbd@icai.org.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of the month (January – December)

Sydney Accountants in Government

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Hendrik Lianto CPA
P: 02 8346 1909
E: hendrik.lianto@transport.nsw.gov.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Sydney Professional Accountants Group

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Simon Wu FCPA 
E:
simon@simonwu.com.au

Peter Polgar FCPA
P:  9999 5611
M: 0414 861 306
E: peter@bizintel.com.au
Dates: First Thursday of the month (March – December)

Women in Business

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 8.00pm
Eleanor Smith CPA
E: cpawomen@gmail.com
Dates: Last Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Young Professionals in the Sydney CBD

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Edmund Chu 
M: 0410 105 588
E: echu@asf.net.au
Kelvin Wang CPA
E: kelvinelw@gmail.com
Dates: 24 February, 15 June, 12 October and 15 November