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The Bookkeeper Event 2022

Australia's leading Bookkeeper Event!

6-8 October 2022* - Cairns

*6 October - Technology Afternoon
7-8 October - Conference

The Bookkeeper Event is back! Held biennially, across different locations around Australia, Australian Bookkeepers Network brings you a conference not to be missed.

This year The Bookkeeper Event 2022 is heading to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns in North Queensland! So pack your swimmers, your snorkel and some sunscreen and make your way to the Pullman Cairns International for an unforgettable 2 Day event!

Fantastic Speakers

The Bookkeeper Event will bring you two full-days of relevant content that is designed to help you at your current stage in your bookkeeping journey, and to accelerate your business going forward! In addition to the high value content you will receive throughout the conference, you will also hear from an excellent line-up of speakers.

What else?

The Bookkeeper Event includes multiple software exhibits, giveaways, evening events to socialize with your peers, and plenty of networking opportunities.


  • Over 11 hours of CPE.
  • Technical content delivered by an excellent line-up of speakers.
  • A range of exhibits.
  • All Conference sessions for Friday and Saturday.
  • Lunches and tea breaks in between sessions.
  • Thursday technology afternoon with MYOB, Dext and Divipay.
  • Thursday night cocktail function presented by MYOB.
  • 1 x ticket to Saturday night event, which includes dinner, beverages and entertainment.
  • Discounted acommodation, save $125 off the usual price if you book before 20th July!


Take advantage of multiple networking opportunities offered over the duration of The Bookkeeper Event!


Good news for BAS agents – accumulate over 11 hours of Continued Professional Education (CPE) just from being at The Bookkeeper Event 2022!

The most relevant content & latest industry updates.


We will bring you an incredible line-up of speakers, to make for an unforgettable conference. Hear from the industry experts on a range of relevant topics. 

Social functions

There will be plenty of time to socialise at The Bookkeeper Event, with the Thursday night cocktail party and of course the Saturday night event – including dinner, drinks and the very best entertainment!

Expo area

Explore new products and services offered by a range of exhibitors, including software houses, that will help you expand your business, all under the one roof.

Please note that tickets DO NOT include accommodation, breakfasts, flights or travel costs or Friday night dinner arrangements.

There are a number of cafes, restaurants and in-room dining available at Pullman International Cairns for your convenience;
Cairns also has many cafes, restaurants and bars located just a short walk from the hotel, so you can get out and explore all that Cairns has to offer.


Thursday Night

MYOB Cocktail Function!

For those of you who arrive early on the Thursday, our major sponsor MYOB will be throwing the best Cocktail function going around! 

This is your first chance to network with your bookkeeping peers while enjoying a beverage! It's been well over two years since we've all been able to get together and socalise in the one room, so we wanted to make sure you get the most out of the experience! After the workshop afternoon, come and join us to kick start The Bookkeeper Event! Toast to the year that's been and chat to your fellow bookkeepers.

Proudly sponsored by:


Saturday Night

The Official Afterparty

After all the fantastic speakers, networking, amazing exhibitions and soaking up the tropical atmosphere of Cairns, it’s time to dress up and let your hair down! The Bookkeeper Event Official After Party is the perfect way to finish this amazing Conference! Join your fellow Bookkeepers and the ABN team for a magical evening of food, drinks and the very best entertainment, it’s sure to be a night to remember!

As our special guest you will receive one ticket to this exclusive event, which is sure to be one of the many highlights of your trip to Cairns! Our venue for the night is Salt House! This amazing venue has the perfect location on the Cairns marina and offers something for everyone, whether that be spectacular views, amazing food and a nice spot to sit back enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down, Salt House has it all!

Often described as a “designers dream”, Salt House is glamorous, chilled-out, progressive, stylish, calming, lively and welcoming all at once. With panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding mountains; whether you are dining in the restaurant or watching the band in the lantern lit sailing bar, your experience of Salt House is sure to be one that you won’t forgot.

Please note: If you wish to bring along a plus one to The Bookkeeper Event Official After Party, separate tickets are available.

Pullman International Cairns

As a delegate of The Bookkeeper Event 2022, take advantage of the discounted accommodation deals for Cairns’ very own Pullman International Resort! Enjoy 5-star Cairns accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. Swim in the tropical pools, enjoy a relaxing treatment in Vie Spa or dine on the best local seafood in Coco’s Restaurant. As the official venue for The Bookkeeper Event, the Pullman International Cairns is the perfect place to book to get the most out of your stay!

As a valued delegate we have secured you the special price of $209/night if you book before the 20th of July! That's a saving of over $125/night on the standard rate!

Featuring a central location in the heart of Cairns, Pullman Cairns International offers guests an excellent base from which to explore the city. Guests staying at this exceptional Cairns hotel are within easy distance of Cairns Esplanade and swimming Lagoon, Pier Shopping Plaza and the Reef Fleet Terminal, making it the ideal choice for guests looking to tour the Great Barrier Reef.

Guest Services include:

  • FREE WiFi to guests
  • Daily room servicing
  • Swimming Pool
  • Early check-in Late check-out – fees apply
  • Concierge
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being centre
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • 14-hour in-room dining
  • Dry cleaning/Ironing – fees apply
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting available on request – fees apply

Book your Room Now!

As part of your ticket we have arranged for a number of rooms to be put aside for delegates as well as special discounted accommodation pricing. Alternatively should you wish to arrange your own accommodation need’s this option is also available to you.

To access the special accommodation pricing please email Pullman International:

Or Phone: 07 4050 2152



Content is king and our sessions deliver what bookkeepers need most! Join us on 7 & 8 October 2022 at Pullman International in sunny Cairns, tropical North Queensland, for two jam-packed days of content including:

  • Communicating with impact
  • Adding new services and growing your revenue
  • Building a successful accountant/bookkeeper relationship
  • Wellness and mindfulness
  • Marketing for success
  • Integrating business advisory into your service offering
  • Estate and business succession planning – the role of the bookkeeper
  • Current HR trends
  • ATO & Tax Practitioners Board - straight from the horse’s mouth
  • Australian Bookkeepers Association – panel discussion on the industry
  • and much, much more...

Add to this the most amazing keynote speakers – what more could you want?

The Bookkeeper Event sessions take a wholistic approach to your bookkeeping business. There is something for everyone regardless of where you're at in your bookkeeping journey! With over 20 years devoted to the bookkeeping community, our industry-leading event is second to none!

Thursday 6th October 2022. 

Join MYOB, Dext and Divipay for an afternoon hearing about the latest in tech, starting at 1pm. 

More information on this event coming soon. 


Our Destination for the Bookkeeper Event 2022 is Cairns! The heart of Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforests. It is a vibrant, multicultural city, known for its Coral Sea, lush rainforests, rich Aboriginal culture and beautiful scenery. Cairns has often been described as the jewel in Australia’s tropical crown and it’s easy to see why. The ideal holiday destination for locals and tourists alike with it’s warm climate and magnificent beaches it’s easy to lose yourself in the coastal charm and laid back way of life!

Cairns has something for everyone, for a relaxing time you can slow down and let the world float by with a cocktail by the pool, cruise the reef in luxury or shop until you drop! But, if adrenaline is more your thing, Cairns has you covered with Bungee Jumping, scuba diving, skydiving and a myriad of other activities available daily. Come for The Bookkeeper Event but stay for everything Cairns has to offer, we know you’re going to love the place as much as we do!

To help get you started here are a couple useful tips for your trip to Cairns!


Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street

Cairns Queensland 4870


Phone: +61 7 4031 1300


For special The Bookkeeper Event accommodation rates call: 07 4050 2152 or email

Ride Share/Taxi

Pullman Cairns International is approximately eight kilometres (or ten minutes by taxi) from the international and domestic airports, Uber ranks are also available.

Travelling by Air

It is easier, when travelling interstate, to fly directly to Cairns Airport. The Airport is located about 8 kms away from Pullman International, where The Bookkeeper Event is being held. See above for other transport options from the airport.


Major Sponsor:

As one of Australia’s leading cloud-based accounting software providers, MYOB makes life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, websites, job costing, practice management, inventory and more.

We believe in simplifying success for businesses and that means creating software that helps bookkeepers provide exceptional service to your clients. At MYOB, we offer more than 50 products and services from desktop software to cloud-based solutions meaning we help you to help businesses succeed.

Clients drive our world and we know that you don’t just work 9 to 5, so we provide a range of services to help you with all our products, when you need the help.

MYOB values the important work that bookkeepers do every day. Bookkeepers are the lifeblood of business in Australia and that is why we are thrilled to be the major sponsor of The Bookkeeper Event 2022 organised by ABN. We look forward to seeing you there!



Can I get a refund if I cancel my registration?

There are no refunds or credits issued if you are unable to attend the conference or if you change your mind. If you are unable to attend due to COVID, please see our Terms and Condtions.  Substitutions are permitted, however, if you are unable to attend and would like to substitute someone in your place. If this is the case, please advise ABN of the name of the delegate attending in your place.

Can I pay off my conference ticket in instalments?

Unfortunately, ABN does not have the facility to offer payment plans. All conference tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

Can I buy a conference ticket for one day only (Friday or Saturday)?

Unfortunately we’re unable to offer single-day tickets. As The Bookkeeper Event ticket prices are calculated on fixed costs, these costs don’t reduce if you don’t attend certain parts of the event. Thus, all conference tickets are for the entire event.

Are there any accommodation deals if I stay on-site at the conference venue?

Yes. The Pullman International is offering a reduced rate to delegates of The Bookkeeper Event. You can contact Pullman International Cairns on 07 4050 2152 or email to book your accommodation. Please note: rooms may sell out prior to the event, we strongly encourage delegates to book early to avoid missing out.

Do I have to stay onsite at the conference venue?

No. You can stay anywhere you choose. For convenience many delegates opt to stay onsite at the conference venue. There are many hotels in and around the Cairns area and you may find you can secure a good deal through one of the popular third-party booking websites. Regardless of where you stay, please be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid missing out.

Can my ABN Conference ticket price be reduced if I don't attend the Saturday night function?

We encourage all delegates to attend the Saturday night function. It is not only a fun evening but an excellent networking opportunity. If, however, you are unable to attend the Saturday night function, your conference ticket price cannot be reduced. The Bookkeeper Event ticket prices are calculated on fixed costs, and these costs don’t reduce if you don’t attend certain parts of the conference.

What happens if I get COVID and can't attend?

Please review the COVID section of the Terms and Conditions. 


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