Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Term of Membership
Your initial ABN membership period commences on the day you join and expires 12 months from the end of the calendar month in which you join. (For example, if you joined on 10 January 2014, your initial membership period would expire on 31 January 2015.) At the end of your initial 12 months, your membership then continues on a month-by-month basis.

Cancellation of Membership by an ABN Member
An ABN membership cannot be terminated within the first 12 months. Should you wish to cease your ABN membership after this time, you can do so by submitting an ABN Membership Cancellation form. This form must be submitted to us by the 21st day of the month in order for next month’s direct debit to not take place. For example, if you submit an ABN Membership Cancellation form on 16 May, your membership will cease on 31 May and no further direct debits will be taken. If, however, you submit an ABN Membership Cancellation form on 26 May, your membership will cease on 30 June and a final direct debit will be taken in June.

Cancellation of Membership by ABN 
ABN reserves the right to cancel your membership at any time for reasons including, but not limited to, failure to pay your membership fees; unlawful distribution of our intellectual property; or posting content to our Discussion Forum that is in violation of any applicable law or regulation (such as copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights), is in violation of privacy rules or personal rights of others or is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

Tax Invoices
Your Direct Debit Authority, once completed and submitted, acts as a Tax Invoice in the amount of $462 GST-inclusive in respect to your initial 12 month membership. Following this initial 12 month period, if you have chosen to pay your membership by monthly direct debit, your ongoing membership of $38.50 GST-inclusive per month becomes that of a progressive supply. No further Tax Invoices will be issued as each progressive supply is for an amount less than the Tax Invoice threshold of $82.50. Conversely, if you have chosen to pay your membership by annual direct debit, a Tax Invoice will be emailed to you the month before the direct debit is scheduled to be processed.

Complimentry ABA Membership
Your ABN membership includes complimentary membership to Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA). If the ABA section of your ABN membership application is completed, we will assess your application & write to you detailing your voting status. If the ABA section of your ABN membership application form is not completed at the time of your application, your ABA membership will assume a non-voting status. If you wish to change your membership status, you can apply by using the ABA Update your details form.

Your ABA membership is stapled to your ABN membership however should you wish to renounce your ABA membership please contact us on 1300 856 710 or [email protected].

ABN The Bookkeeper Event Terms and Conditions of Sale

Australian Bookkeepers Network Pty Ltd ACN 096 035 648 (ABN) is a member-based body supporting Australia’s self-employed bookkeepers.  ABN holds a biennial conference which its members and the public, who have registered and paid a registration fee, may attend (Registration).

In 2022 ABN’s conference will be held in Cairns, Queensland over two and a half days between 6 and 8 October 2022 (Conference) at the Pullman International Cairns (Venue).

If you wish to attend the Conference, you must read these Terms and Conditions carefully before registering.  By registering for the Conference and paying the Registration fee you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

  1. Inclusions

Once you have completed the online Registration processes, your tax invoice acts as proof of purchase for the Conference (Ticket).

Your Ticket grants you admission to the Conference which includes:

  • attendance to the Workshop Afternoon on Thursday 6 October 2022 between 1:00pm and 5:30pm;
  • morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea on Friday 7 October 2022; and
  • morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks on Saturday 8 October 2022.

No other benefits, services, or goods are included in the Registration, including but not limited to travel or accommodation.

  1. Refunds and exchanges

ABN does not offer refunds or exchanges of Registrations for a change of mind or a change in your personal circumstances (including if you are unable to attend the Conference).

Refunds will only be offered:

  • where the Conference is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated in circumstances where you cannot reasonably attend the rescheduled or relocated Conference; or
  • to the extent required by law.

If you become entitled to a refund, you must apply to ABN for a refund within a reasonable time and provide your Ticket.  ABN’s liability is limited to the amount paid for the Registration.  ABN will not be liable for any other loss incurred by you, including any travel and accommodation expenses.

ABN recommends you carefully review the terms and conditions of any travel or accommodation providers when arranging your attendance at the Conference, including their refund policies.

            COVID-19 Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If you have been diagnosed with Covid 19 and as of Thursday the 6th of October 2022, you are in an isolation period legislated by either the State in which you reside or Qld, you must not attend the event. If this is the case, please notify us by email at [email protected] and attach evidence of your positive PCR test. You must notify as soon as you receive your positive test. We will refund your registration fee less a $50 administration fee , via the original payment method used and to the party who originally paid the registration fee. Australian Bookkeepers Network will not be responsible for any other charges you incur in connection with your cancellation (e.g non-refundable travel or accommodation)
  2. If you have been diagnosed with Covid 19 in the fourteen days preceding the event (ie on or after Thursday 22 September 2022) and are outside of your required isolation period, but are still feeling unwell, then you can seek a refund. If this is the case, please notify us by email at [email protected] and attach evidence of your positive PCR test. You must notify us by Monday 3rd of October 2022. We will refund your registration fee less a $50 administration fee, via the original payment method used and to the party who originally paid the registration fee. Australian Bookkeepers Network will not be responsible for any other charges you incur in connection with your cancellation (e.g non-refundable travel or accommodation)
  1. Discounted accommodation

While no accommodation is included in the Registration price, as a Ticket holder you may be entitled to discounted accommodation rates at the Venue.

Any accommodation you book with the Venue is subject to the applicable terms and conditions of the Venue.  Any claims in connection with accommodation at the Venue are the sole responsibility of the Venue and, except to the extent required by law, ABN otherwise has no liability to you in relation to any accommodation.

  1. Condition of entry

You acknowledge and agree that admission to the Conference is subject to and conditional upon any relevant terms and conditions or requirements of the Venue.

In the event you arrive late to the Conference, you may not be permitted entry until there is a suitable break in Conference to avoid disruption to other attendees.

All attendees including yourself, must commit to stopping the spread of COVID-19. If at the time of the Conference you are feeling unwell or are subject to a self-quarantine or self-isolation period, you agree not to attend the Conference. If you do attend the Conference, you agree to assume all risk associated with COVID-19.

  1. Resale of tickets and substitutions

Your Registration is personal to you.  You must not resell or transfer your Registration without first contacting ABN so the Registration details can be updated in ABN’s system.

If you are unable to attend the Conference after Registering, and you wish to substitute another member of ABN in your place, you must advise ABN of the name of the substitute attendee as soon as possible.

In the event a Registration or Ticket is sold or otherwise transferred in breach of this condition ABN may refuse the admissions of any person to the Conference whose personal details do not match those of the affected Registration.

  1. No hawking

Unless you are one of ABN’s exhibitors at the Conference, you must not sell or promote, or attempt to sell or promote, any products or services during your attendance at the Conference or a related event.

  1. Videos and recordings

You:

  • must not take any photographs or make any audio or video recordings of the Conference without first obtaining ABN’s prior written consent;
  • acknowledge and agree that ABN may take photographs and make audio and video recordings of the Conference; and
  • hereby grant ABN an irrevocable licence to use your image and likeness contained in any photograph or recording taken at the Conference for promotional purposes.
  1. Variation

ABN may vary these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating them.  Variations only apply to Registrations purchased made after the date the Terms and Conditions were last varied.

ABN reserves the right to add, remove, reschedule, and/or vary the advertised Conference programs, prices, speakers, presentations, workshops and seating arrangements at any time.

  1. General

In these Terms and Conditions:

  • where a work or expression is given a particular meaning, other parts of speech and grammatical forms of that word or expression have a corresponding meaning;
  • a reference to ‘including’ and similar expressions are not words of limitation;
  • a reference to money is to Australian dollars.

ABN Event Calendar Terms and Conditions

  1. In consideration of Australian Bookkeepers Network giving an event organiser the opportunity to upload events to the Australian Bookkeepers Network event calendar, the event organiser agrees to and accepts these terms and conditions.
  2. There is no fee to have a relevant event uploaded on the Australian Bookkeepers Network event calendar.
  3. All events listed on the Australian Bookkeepers Network event calendar are subject to Australian Bookkeepers Network’s approval, which may given (with or without conditions) or withheld in Australian Bookkeepers Network’s absolute discretion. 
  4. Australian Bookkeepers Network reserves the right to control all aspects of its event calendar, including the rights to:
    1. permit an event to be shown on its event calendar;
    2. remove an event from its event calendar for any reason;
    3. edit event information prior to, or after it is published, to ensure accuracy and consistency of style and tone.
  5. Depending on the volume of events being processed, it can take 7-10 days for an event to appear on the event calendar.
  6. An event organiser should submit its event details as early as possible to allow time for Australian Bookkeepers Network to process an event request and to give it maximum exposure on Australian Bookkeepers Network’s website (if Australian Bookkeepers Network elects to allow it to appear on that website).
  7. An event organiser who provides event details to Australian Bookkeepers Network consents to Australian Bookkeepers Network:
    1. promoting the event organiser’s event details via any media including: verbally, through social media, electronically and in print;
    2. using the event organiser’s event details in Australian Bookkeepers Network’s publications;
    3. sharing the event organiser’s event details with other organisations any individuals.
  8. Australian Bookkeepers Network reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject or remove any event listing for any reason whatsoever without notification to the event organiser.
  9. Australian Bookkeepers Network accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors and requires that organisers ensure all information and details are accurate before adding an event to the event calendar.
  10. Australian Bookkeepers Network will not be liable in any circumstance for any loss, damage, cost or expenses incurred or suffered by an event organiser or any third party arising from or relating to the event calendar or Australian Bookkeepers Network election to not publish or remove an event organiser’s event from the event calendar.
  11. The event organiser releases and indemnifies Australian Bookkeepers Network and its officers, employees, agents and contractors against any and all claims, actions, suits, liabilities, costs, losses and expenses arising from or relating to the event calendar or the rights exercised by Australian Bookkeepers Network under or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.
  12. Australian Bookkeepers Network will not be held responsible for any events listed on the event calendar that are not deemed as a success.
  13. By uploading information using the online form, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  14. Australian Bookkeepers Network may vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time in its absolute discretion.
  15. Information, including personal information, provided to Australian Bookkeepers Network may be kept and used by Australian Bookkeepers Network in relation to the event calendar.
  16. The event organiser:
    1. consents to the collection and use by Australian Bookkeepers Network of the event organiser’s personal information in in relation to an event it wishes to upload to the event calendar;
    2. warrants to Australian Bookkeepers Network that it has obtained the consent from any individual whose personal information is provided to Australian Bookkeepers Network in relation to the event the event organiser wishes to upload to the event calendar.
  17. A copy of Australian Bookkeepers Network’s privacy policy can be obtained from the Australian Bookkeepers Network website.
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