The Customer Owned Banking Association organises a number of events throughout the year to highlight the role credit unions, mutual building societies, mutual banks and friendly societies play in the retail financial services sector and the community.

2015 COBA AM Institute Convention

We were pleased to announce that the 2015 COBA AM Institute Convention will once again travel to the top end of Australia with next year's event being held at the Darwin Convention Centre from 19-22 September 2015

Mark the dates in your diary now!

The 2015 Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus will be available in early 2015.  If you are new to our event and would like to receive details as they are released, please send your contact details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

2014 World Credit Union Conference

World Council of Credit Unions and Australia’s Customer Owned Banking Association hosted the 2014 World Credit Union Conference at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in July. The 4 day conference was a great success and attracted around 1900 participants from 48 countries.

This prestigious event attracted thousands of representatives from customer owned banking institutions around the world, providing a unique platform for sharing new ideas, trends and global experiences.

  • www.goldcoast2014.org - visit the conference website for post event updates including presentations and photos.

NB - there will be no seperate COBA AM Institute Convention in 2014.

Industry Events

Parliamentary and community events are also organised by the Customer Owned Banking Association, working with our members to promote the interests and awareness of the customer owned financial services and friendly society sectors. These range from the promotion of International Credit Union Day (third Thursday in October each year) to regular industry events around the country.

Information about Member events is available within our secure COBA Member Portal.


To find out more

For further information:

Events Contacts

Kate Forsythe
Executive Assistant
Ph: 02 8035 8440
Email Katecontact-arrow