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

Avinash Peters CPA
E: apeter@civica.com.au
Dates: Wednesday 24 June, Monday 31 August, Wednesday 23 September, Thursday 26 November

Bankstown commerce and industry

Birrong Sports Club
Corner Rodd Street and Gascoigne Road, Birrong
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Geoff Sadler CPA
P:
0438 942 766
E: geoff.sadler@bigpond.com
Dates: Third Tuesday of the 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: reception@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)

Directors

Moore Stephens,
Level 15, 135 King Street, Sydney
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Con Livissianis FCPA 
E: conl@exemplarpa.com.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of February, May, August and November

Eastern suburbs 

Juniors@The Junction,
Cnr Haig Street and Anzac Parade, Maroubra
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Ros Comyn CPA
P:
02 9398 4413
E: r.comyn@bigpond.com
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Fast moving consumer goods 

Various locations
Tom Wang CPA
P:
02 9425 3808
E: tom.wang@medibankhealth.com.au
E: tomtaowang@yahoo.com
Dates: Third Monday quarterly

Financial institutions 

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
Dr Bernadette McCormack FCPA
E: bernadette.mccormack@sydney.curtin.edu.au
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
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 CPA
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
E: isdg_cpa@yahoo.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Macarthur public accountants

UWS Campbelltown Campus
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Kurtis Alaeddin ASA
P:  02 4647 4088
E:
kurtisa@camdenvalleyfs.com.au
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of the month (January – November)

Management accountants 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street
5.30pm – 7.30pm
John Corrigan FCPA
P: 
02 9994 8069
E: jcorrigan@moorestone.com.au
Dates: 19 October and 19 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 CPA
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 Business Park 

Various Locations
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P:
02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: Last Friday 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: 0427 496 508
Dates: Last Thursday of the month (February – November)

Parramatta accountants 

The Lighthouse Restaurant
68-80 George Street, 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 management

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
Dates: Thursday 21 May, Thursday 20 August, Thursday 5 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 CPA
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
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

Chris Bowdler FCPA
P:
02 9275 7253
E: chris.bowdler@audit.nsw.gov.au

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

Aleks Matic CPA
E:
amatic@hallchadwick.com.au

Kelvin Wang CPA
E:
kelvinelw@gmail.com
Dates: Wednesday 17 June, Wednesday 14 October, Wednesday 18 November.