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33rd Friends of Parks Inc Forum

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Event description

The Friends of Parks Inc Forum returns in 2024, for the first in-person forum since 2018 in Belair National Park, the birthplace for National Parks in South Australia. This will be the 33rd Forum and is being co-hosted by the Friends of Belair National Park and the Friends of Old Government House.

The Forum is for Friends of Parks Inc volunteers and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff and will be held over three days in Belair National Park and Club Marion Function Room at Marion. The three-day program will incorporate a diverse range of expert and informative speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions and tours. There will able be plenty of time to catch up with old and new friends over a "cuppa" with the event fully catered, with dinners on the Friday and Saturday nights.

Theme for 2024 - Strong Roots and New Branches

As the Paul Kelly sings, “From Little Things Big Things Grow”, Friends of Parks Inc has grown to represent over 5,000 volunteers from over 140 groups. The theme of the 33rd Friends of Parks Forum 'Strong Roots and New Branches' will celebrate the strong roots that have been established over the past 40+ years and will explore how Friends of Parks groups can continue grow into the future with new branches.

Ticket options

Tickets for the Forum have been partly subsidised by Friends of Parks Inc and National Parks and Wildlife Service. Ticket prices include GST. Humanitix booking fees apply. There are a limited number of tickets, so please book by the 9th of August to avoid disappointment!

The following ticket options are available:

  • $110.00 - Forum ticket
    - Friday night Welcome Dinner (two-courses - roast carvery & dessert. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, you may BYO alcohol)
    - Saturday program at Club Marion with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    - Sunday program at Belair National Park with a choice of seven guided tours, workshops and presentations with morning tea and lunch

  • $65.00 - Friends of Parks Inc Awards Dinner
    - Three-course dinner at Club Marion on Saturday 24 August (beverages will be available for purchase from Club Marion Bar)
    - Special Guest Speaker - Yvie Eglinton
    - 2024 Friends of Parks Inc. Awards Presentation

Please note, ticket sales close at 12:00pm on the 9th of August, 2024. 

Forum Program

Visit the Friends of Parks Inc. website for program information.


If you require accommodation to attend the Forum, we have collated a list of local accommodation providers.

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