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IAFL Introduction to International Family Law Conference Sydney, Australia

Event date: 18 Feb 2019

Where and When

Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour Sydney
2 Murray Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Start: Monday 18th February 2019 at 9:00 AM
End: Monday 18th February 2019 at 6:00 PM

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The conference is designed principally for local lawyers and academics from the Asia Pacific region, however it is hoped that as many IAFL Fellows as possible will also attend. It aims to provide information about the practice of international family law. We have found that, in the past, these conferences have been greatly appreciated by the local legal community wherever we have held them and have been a great way for us to get to know local lawyers, judges and academics who are involved in family law. It is a good way to show local lawyers the work that we do in IAFL.

The conference registration fee of US$150 covers conference attendance, tea and coffee breaks, lunch and a post-conference reception. 

IAFL Sydney Papers and Resources

Click here to view the following IAFL Sydney Papers and Resources

  • Education Programme
  • Education Programme Materials
  • Participation List


IAFL have reserved a small block of reasonably priced hotel rooms at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour close to the conference venue for delegates requiring accommodation in Sydney. Superior rooms are AU$339/night or AU$409 with a harbour view (subject to availability). Breakfast is available but not included in the price. A one night deposit will be charged on booking and the full stay will be charged 30 days prior to arrival. Deposits are not refundable. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact Apollo Cabangca by e-mail quoting reference IAF170219 to book.

Sponsor Sydney

IAFL are truly grateful to our conference sponsors who help to make the conference accessible to family law professionals from around the world:


We would very much welcome offers of sponsorship from Fellows, their firms or other firms wishing to develop a relationship with IAFL. All sponsors will be recognised on our website, in conference materials and during the course of the conference, and would have the opportunity to distribute promotional material to delegates. Please contact Donna Goddard via if you are interested in sponsoring the conference.

Refund Policy

Full refund of registration fee if cancellation occurs before February 8, 2019 less US$20 administration fee per person (credit card costs and expenses of the administrator). No refund of registration fees thereafter.

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IAFL collects data from conference participants in order to answer queries and summarise registration details to participants; to provide conference papers, name badges and delegate lists; to cross check hotel and meeting registrations to ensure that nothing has been forgotten; to organise the conference education programme and refreshments and ensure that any special needs are catered for; to keep participants updated about meeting arrangements; and to provide confirmation of attendance where required to obtain CPD points. IAFL will not share participants' data with any organisations other than those directly involved in organising and delivering the meeting activities and our IT service providers. For further information about how IAFL protect your personal information, please review our Privacy Policy.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact:

Donna Goddard, IAFL Executive Director

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