You can gain CPD hours by participating in most discussion groups. For more information, including dates, contact the group contacts listed below.

To start a new discussion group, contact [email protected]

Sector:

AGED CARE

Discussion group

Contact

Aged care - finance (LASA/CPA)

Dementia Australia
104 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn 3122

4.00pm – 6.00pm
Third Monday – bi-monthly

Graeme Wickenden
M: 0439 304 224
E: [email protected]

Debra Ward
M: 0438 020 728
E: [email protected]

BANKING

Discussion group

Contact

Financial institutions

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

12.15pm – 1.45pm 
Third Wednesday of the month (except Jan, Oct and Dec)

Greg Angelo
M: 0413 278 364
E: [email protected]

Antoinette Spiteri
P: 8614 0433
E: [email protected]

EDUCATION

Discussion group

Contact

Catholic Primary School Accountants

Contact conveners for venue details and dates

Killian Cheah
E: [email protected] 

La Trobe CPA

Borchardt Library
Seminar Room
Bundoora Campus

12.30pm – 2.30pm
Bi-monthly

Mark Smith
P:  9479 5540
E: [email protected]

Sally Zhu
P: 9479 1934
E: [email protected]

GENERAL

Discussion group

Contact

Box Hill General

14-16 Prospect Street, Box Hill 3128

If you are locked out, call 03 9131 5600 or 0419 564 101

6.00pm – 8.00pm
First Monday of the month

Ben Turnbull
M: 0431 975 395
E: [email protected]

Jun Wee Kho
M: 0433 215 448
E: [email protected]

Accounting / Finance analytics

CPA Australia, Level 20 
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

Evening from 6.00pm
Last Monday  of the month

Dr Maria Prokofieva
M: 0404 039 413
E: [email protected]

Dmitry Kruglov
M: 0404 039 413
E: [email protected]

Chinese Accountant

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.30pm
Third Thursday of the month

Kathy Chen

Arthur Lam 

E: [email protected]

CPA and ICAI Melbourne chapter

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Various dates

Srini Vasan
M: 0408 007 714
E: [email protected]

Anbu Mohan
E: [email protected]

Forensics and financial investigations group

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

7.30am – 9.00am
Last Wednesday of the month

Greg O’Neil
M: 0407 355 635
P: 5225 7098
E: gregory_o’[email protected]

Stephen Mangos
E: [email protected]ic.gov.au

Essendon North West

Keilor Hotel
Old Keilor Road, Essendon North 3041

6.30pm onwards
Second Monday of the month

Alex Robertson
P: 0412 439 914
E: [email protected]     

Joint estate and tax planning

The Australian Club
110 William Street, Melbourne 3000

6.30pm – 9.00pm
First Monday of the month

Simon Dorevitch 
P: 9286 8168
E: [email protected]

Trevor Elliot
P: 5445 4777
E: [email protected]

The MADG – Madgwicks Accounting discussion group 

Level 6, 140 William Street, Melbourne 3000

6.00pm – 7.00pm
Third Wednesday of the month (March – October)

Philip Diviny
P: 9242 4708
E: [email protected]

Mum's and Bub's

Eastern Innovation & Business Centre
5A Hartnett Close, Mulgrave 3170

10am – 12pm
2nd Wednesday of the month

Rebecca Pullia
M: 0414 988 377
E: [email protected]

Self-managed super fund (SMSF)

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Third Tuesday of the month

Ping Wang
M: 0411 783 385
E: [email protected]

Tiffany Yang
M: 0408 925 599
E: [email protected]

Taxation group no. 1 - Carlton

Clyde Hotel (upstairs)
385 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3052

6.15pm for 6.30pm start
Third Monday of the month

Adrian Roca
P: 9600 2100
E: [email protected]

Toastmasters Club 

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.30pm – 8.30pm
First and third Thursday of the month

Club President: Alan Lim
Vice-President Education: Michel Martin
Vice-President Membership: Ping Goh
Vice-President Public Relation: Dave Anderson
Secretary: Rohan Kandapper
Treasurer: Vicky Chiang
Sergeant at Arms: Chloe Lin

E: general enquiry - [email protected]
E: membership enquiry - [email protected]

Young Professional Network

CPA Australia
Level 20, 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.30pm – 8.30pm
Various dates

Judy Gao

E: [email protected]

Women's CPA discussion group 

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.30pm
Various Dates, please contact conveners

Annie Ho
Cindy Marcina
Priscilla Wang

E: [email protected]

GOVERNMENT

Discussion group

Contact

Department of Human Services

DHS
Level 1 – Conference Room
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

12.00pm – 2.00pm

Aubrey Mair
P: 9096 6144
E: [email protected]

Management Accountants

Discussion group

Contact

Central management accounting group

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

12.00pm – 2.00pm
Last Tuesday of the month

Nicole Richards
M: 0408 141 861
E: [email protected]

Rebecca Hadland 
M: 0408 141 861
E: [email protected]

Eastern management accounting group

Tudor Inn Box Hill
1101 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3120

6.30pm – 9.30pm
Third Monday of the month

Letitia Allan
M: 0409 595 202
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected] 

Nadine Seager
E: [email protected]

South Eastern management accountant

Waverley Golf Club
82 Bergins Street, Rowville 3178

5.30pm – 8.30pm
Third Thursday of the month

Ernest Collins
M: 0425 713 721
E: [email protected]

Susan Donald
M: 0415 582 865
E: [email protected]

Management and corporate accounting
Mildura Fruit Company – Boardroom
2-24 The Crescent, Mildura 3500

7.30am start
Various dates

Lisa Joliffe
E: [email protected]

Not-for-profit

Discussion group

Contact

Bendigo regional not-for-profit

All Season Bendigo
171-183 McIvor Hwy, Bendigo 3550

3.30pm – 5.30pm,
Third Friday – bi-monthly

Jason Kharoofa
P: 5441 9303
E: [email protected]

#Forpurpose

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

Various dates and times

Anne King
P: 0425 871 555
E: [email protected]

Katie Bishop
P: 0411 454 222
E: [email protected]

E: [email protected]

Geelong not-for-profit

Bethany
1 Waratah Street
Geelong West VIC 3218

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Wednesday of the month

Chris Hudgell  
M: 0447 438 936
E: [email protected]

Richard Nearn 
M: 0410 870 457 
E: [email protected]

VicSport / CPA Sport

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

8.30am – 10.00am
Last Thursday of the quarter

Kerry Harris
M: 0410 419 104
E: [email protected]

Public Practice

Discussion group

Contact

ABACUS CPA

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 9.00pm
Fourth Tuesday of the month

Mimmo Prinzi
P: 9388 0654
E: [email protected]

Sam Di Francesco
P: 9525 3811
E: [email protected]

Asia Pacific accountants

David Yew & Co
Level 1
132 Victoria Street, Richmond 3121

6.00pm – 8.00pm

David Yew
P: 9429 8835
E: [email protected]

Asian practising accountants

Alvie Hall
314 High Street Road, Mount Waverley 3149

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Third Tuesday of the month 

Peter Loh
M: 0416 228 636
E: [email protected]

Benedict (Ben) Lam
P: 9841 9636
E: [email protected]


Central practising accountants

The Clyde Hotel
385 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053 

5.15pm for 5.30pm start 
Fourth Monday of the month

Fabio Salvatore
P: 9838 3055
E:
[email protected]

 

Cheltenham and districts

West Brighton Club
22 Park Street, Brighton 3186

7.00pm – 9.00pm
Third Tuesday of the month

Stephen Edmunds
P: 9589 5488
E: [email protected]

CPA Eastern Suburbs

QPO Cafe Bar
186 High Street, Kew 3101

6:30pm onwards
Second Wednesday of the month

Shane Deane
P: 9818 8800
E: [email protected]

Dandenong practising accountants

Kingswood Golf Club
Centre Dandenong Road, Dingley 3172

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Chanaka Gunawardana
P: 9706 0122
E: [email protected]

Craig Smith
P: 9551 2822
E: [email protected]

 

Dandenong Sole Practitioners

The Dandenong Club
1579 Heatherton Road, Dandenong 3175

5.30pm – 8.30pm
Second Tuesday of the month

Donna Baker 
P: 0402 199 843
E: [email protected]

James Halim 
P: 0422 584 515
E: [email protected]

Doncaster professionals

Shopping Town Hotel
Skyline Room
19 Williamsons Road, Doncaster

6.00pm – 8.00pm
6.00pm – 10.00pm (Alternating month)
Last Wednesday of every month

Douglas Gray
E: [email protected]

Praful Patel
E: [email protected]

Dorset

Club Kilsyth
1-15 Canterbury Road, Bayswater North 3153

6.00pm – 8.00pm
First Wednesday of the month

Lynne List
M: 0400 371 474
P: 9800 3433
E: [email protected]

Tania Aumann
M: 0418 504 445 
E: [email protected]

Eastern suburbs practising accountants

Auburn Hotel
85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East 3122

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Last Wednesday of the month

Tony Perree
P: 8566 8585
E: [email protected]

Andrew MacNeill
P: 9600 2100
E: [email protected]

Essendon practising accountants

Cross Keys Hotel
350 Pascoe Vale Road, Essendon 3040

6.00pm – 8.00pm
First Monday of the month

Frank Legudi
P: 9680 1000
E: [email protected]

Geelong practice chat

Belmont Library
163 High Street, Belmont 3216

6.00pm – 7.30pm 
Third Thursday of the month

Roger Butcher
M: 0418 363 670
E: [email protected]

Jackie Sawyer
P: 0412 056 548
E: [email protected]

Geelong sole practitioners

GS Sutherland & Associates

256 Latrobe Terrace, Geelong 3220

5.45pm – 7.30pm
First Tuesday of the month

Margaret Leigh
P: 5267 2673
E: [email protected]

Jeanette Roche
P: 5256 2764
E: [email protected]

Greek accountants

Limerick Arms Hotel

364 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3250

6.30pm sharp
Third Wednesday of the month

Nicholas Giasoumi
P: 9818 8800
E: [email protected]

GST-ing

Department of Education & Early Childhood
33 St Andrews Place, Melbourne 3000

11.00am – 1.00pm
Various dates

Wayne McKenna 
P: 9397 8826
E: [email protected]

Inner eastern

Tower Hotel
686 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123

6.30pm – 9.00pm
Third Tuesday of the month

Mary Simoni 
P: 0413 960 459 
E: [email protected]

Paul Kinross 
P: 0403 058 017
E: [email protected]  

Inner south

In-House Group
2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank 3016 

From 1.00pm
Second Tuesday of the month

Graeme Marks 
P: 9690 5700
E: [email protected] 

Paul Hodge
P: 9690 5700
E:
[email protected]

Mornington Peninsula Practising Accountants

Mornington Golf Club
Tallis Drive, Mornington 3931 

6.30pm – 8.30pm
First Thursday of the month

David W Livingstone
M: 5977 6210
E: [email protected]

Timothy Holden
M: 9584 1000
E: [email protected]

Need to discuss (NTD) round table 

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.30pm – 8.30pm
Last Thursday of every alternative month 

Manzur Isa
P: 9547 8587
E: [email protected]

Amanda White
M: 0412 848 175
E: [email protected]

Northern suburbs practicing

Mantra Bell City
215 Bell Street, Preston 3072

6.30pm – 9.00pm
Second Monday of the month (except Public Holidays)

Andrew Juzva
P: 9662 2666
E: [email protected]

Piang Kang 
P: 9953 9408
E: [email protected]

Northern suburbs women

Cramer's Hotel
1 Cramer Street, Preston 3072

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Last Wednesday of the month

Freya Shaw
M: 0431 927 279
E: [email protected]

Geraldine Allen
M: 0431 154 607
E: [email protected]

Mary Mazzeo
M: 0417 118 912
E: [email protected]

Ocean Grove

O Space – Collaboration Space Queenscliff Harbor / Marina
Shop 2/6 Wharf Street East Queenscliff 3225 

Last Friday of the month

Cherre Hawkins
M: 0439 456 693
E: [email protected]

Roger Butcher
M: 0418 363 670
E: [email protected]

Ormond accountants group

2a/596 North Road, Ormond 3204

6.15pm – 8.15pm
Various dates

Frank Marotta
M: 9578 3200
E: [email protected]             

Point Cook Practice Chat

Point Cook Business Centre, Level 1
2 Main Street, Point Cook 3030

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Last Thursday of the month

Roger Butcher
M: 0418 363 670
E: [email protected]


Professional practice

Contact Ruth Same for venue and date details

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Monday of the month (unless a public holiday)

David Wharton
P: 9561 8588
E: [email protected]

Ruth Same
P: 9800 2482
E: [email protected]

Pro-active

Deco Café & Restaurant
211 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East 3123

6.30pm – 8.30pm
First Tuesday of the month

Harold Stanley Prag
P: 9832 0887
E: [email protected]

Aurelio Catalano
P: 9017 0261
E: [email protected]

Public practice residential

Ecco Restaurant
97 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Alex Giansiracusa
M: 0419 504 884
E: [email protected]

Paul Lam 
M: 0411 310 466
E: [email protected]

Ringwood practising accountants

Club Ringwood – Parkview Room
Maroondah Hwy and Oban Road, Ringwood

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Fourth Wednesday of the month

Matthew Kucianski
P: 0406 266 244
E: [email protected]

South Melbourne public accountants

Club Tivoli
291 Dandenong Road, Windsor 3181

5.30pm – 8.30pm
Last Wednesday of the month

Peter Baker
P: 9699 7292
E: [email protected]

Southern suburbs practising accountants

Buckingham International
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett 3190
(Royal Room)

6.30pm – 9.00pm
Second Tuesday of the month

Eddy Carlig
P: 0414 651 507
E: [email protected]

Garry James
M: 0417 104 011
E: [email protected]

Taxation group no. 2 - Malvern

Malvernvale Hotel
1321 Malvern Road, Malvern 3144

6.30pm – 9.00pm  
Fourth Thursday of the month

Ray Barrett
M: 0409 414 590
E: [email protected]

 

Taxation group no. 3 - Melbourne Place

Kevin Club
Melbourne Place, Melbourne 3000

6.30pm – 8.30pm

First Wednesday of the month

Peter Gould 
P: 9558 6484 
E: [email protected]

Taxation group no. 4 - Southbank

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Tuesday of the month

Brian Comport
P: 9596 8123
E: [email protected]

Mary Cui
E: [email protected]

Taxation group no. 5 - Southbank

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place 
Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Tuesday of the month

Joseph Di Gregorio 
P: 9380 4212 
M: 0417 351 752
E: [email protected]

Taxation group no. 6 - Kew

Baumgartner Partners, Level 1
35 Cotham Road, Kew3101

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Wednesday of the month

Russell Ferguson
P: 9854 3168
E: [email protected]

Ben Taylor
P: 9851 9000
E: [email protected]

Lynn Teo
M: 0433 138 108
E: [email protected]

Victoria North

Abruzzo Club
377 Lygon Street, East Brunswick 3057

6.30pm – 8.30pm
Last Wednesday of the month

Vincent Ciurleo
P: 9846 4884
E: [email protected]

Jonathan Jackson
P: 9818 8800
E: [email protected]

Victorian insolvency and reconstruction

Pitcher Partners, Level 19
15 William Street, Melbourne 3000

6.00pm – 8.00pm
First Monday of the month (except January and November)

Bill Nerlich
P: 9909 7602
E: [email protected]

Hugh Milne 
P: 9679 2203
M: 0407 513 395
E: [email protected]

Waverley financial planning

IBIS Melbourne – Glen Waverley
285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150

6.00pm – 9.00pm 
The third Wednesday each month except Jan and Dec

Arthur Kyriakou
P: 9809 7377
E: [email protected]

Alistair Blake
P: 9886 5488
E: [email protected]

Waverley practising accountants

IBIS Melbourne – Glen Waverley
285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Last Monday of the month

Graeme Corcoran
P: 9888 3111
E: [email protected]

Joan Ducza
P: 9807 2255
E: [email protected]

Yarra Valley financial planning

Yarra Valley Country Club
Templestowe Road, Bullen 3105

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Kevin McKay 
P:9840 1477
E: [email protected]

Kevin Moylan
E: [email protected]

Small and medium enterprises

Discussion group

Contact

Box Hill small-to-medium enterprise

Box Hill institute, Elgar Building, Room E8.229 (2nd floor, Building 8)
456 Elgar Road, Box Hill 3128

6.00pm – 8.00pm
First Tuesday of the month

Ramesh Bhalla
E: [email protected]

Peter Ho
M: 0421 699 688
E: [email protected]

Small and medium enterprises group

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Wednesday of the month

Andrew Cahill
P: 9095 6277
M: 0409 663 939
E: [email protected]

 

Third Age

Third aged network

CPA Australia, Level 20
28 Freshwater Place, Southbank 3006

12.00pm – 2.30pm
Various dates

Dr Rob Webster
M: 0428 100 170
E: [email protected]

Geelong Third Age

Belmont Library
163 High Street
Belmont VIC 3216 

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Second Thursday, bi-monthly

Roger Butcher
M: 0418 363 670
E: [email protected]

Women

Discussion group

Contact

Bendigo women in figures

Contact conveners for venue details

5.30pm – 7.30pm 
Fourth Thursday of the month

Sharon Gleeson
M: 0407 439 899

Kylie McKellar
M: 0459 032 139
E: [email protected]

Eastern suburbs women (CPA/IPA)

Blackburn Hotel – boardroom
1101 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128

7.15pm – 9.15pm

Second Wednesday, February to December

Liyuan You 
P: 0424 355 607
E: [email protected]

Sue Taylor
P: 9874 5245

Claudia Haddad 
M: 0421 031 699 

E: [email protected]