There are four weekend conferences held each year in different locations in Australia.  Each conference is organised by an independent local committee, and has a different theme and speakers. This website provides links to access details for each conference.

Ridgecrest (Wellington NSW) Farmers camp attendees


You don’t have to be a farmer to attend one of the Christian Farmers Conferences, just a person who is interested in farming and rural living.

The conferences aren’t just for Christians either.  They are attended by men with a wide range of beliefs or unbelief, including sceptics, those with little or no interest in Christianity, as well as those who see Christian faith as integral to their everyday decisions.

The conferences are a place for people to meet each other in an environment that is encouraging and accepting. Experiences are passed on from one to another. Technical and life skills are learnt and shared.

Networks and friendships are formed that can be accessed throughout the year and extend well beyond the conference.


Because they:
  • Enjoy being with each other and having time out from their normal daily routines.
  • Make friends with similar interests from other districts with whom they can have ongoing contact throughout the year.
  • Learn some life skills, which they can use each day.
  • Learn how others approach life and farming.
  • Leave for home inspired by what they’ve heard.

The conferences provide an excellent opportunity for fathers and sons to spend time together as well as mix and meet with others. We encourage you to join other rural men and bring your student/teenager son – or your father – to one of the conferences.

2022 Dates




17-19 June
Location: Forest Edge CYC, Neerim East, Victoria
Contacts: Ken Caithness (phone 0419 387 860, or Dean Richardson (phone 0438 346 235)

Date: 15-17 July
Speakers: Hon John Anderson AO and James Jeffery. Live music, interviews with farmers who were impacted by the bush fires.
Registration: Alistair Robb, (phone 0429 335 271, email

Date: 22 – 24 July
Speakers: Hon John Anderson AO, Steve Leisk and Alan Clark. Live music.
Location: Ridgecrest Christian Education and Convention Centre, Mumbil, NSW
Contact: Max Goulter (phone 02 6974 1268, email

Location: Norval Conference Centre, Hall’s Gap, Vic 3381
Contact: Mark McPherson (phone 0429 904 305, email