Through strong relationships with Government and regulators, we are the collective voice of over 14,000 of our members and their clients. Our members represent best practice financial planning that puts the interests of the client first.

We maintain strong relationships with all key stakeholders and actively fight for fair outcomes that advance our profession, and benefit Australians. Through our work in policy, we strive to create a professional culture of accountability, setting and enforcing professional and ethical standards that result in trusted and transparent financial advice.

The FPA Four Policy Pillars

The policy submissions we develop follow the four key principles of our strategic policy framework, known as our ‘Four Policy Pillars’. These pillars are:

  1. It must be in the public’s best interest
  2. It must enhance professional practitioners
  3. It must be in line with the Government and regulatory requirements
  4. It must adhere to the FPA Code of Professional Practice.

The FPA Four Policy Pillars

Read more about the Four Policy Pillars in this article from Financial Planning magazine.

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Help us shape the future

Whilst we are extremely active in the development of policy submissions that affect financial planners and consumers, it is our desire to give FPA members a voice in this process.

If you would like to make a contribution to any ongoing policy issues, we would love to hear from you. You can submit your policy recommendation using this template. This will help you map out your policy recommendations in line with our Four Policy Pillars. Your completed submission can be emailed to [email protected].


While we maintain strong ongoing relationships with key politicians, engaging with your local Member of Parliament (MP) is an effective way of demonstrating that you support the concerns raised by the FPA and care about the laws that govern both your profession and the financial affairs of all Australians.

Our Advocacy Kit has been developed to provide you with tips on the best ways to engage with your MP. You will also find fact sheets about current issues that you may want to bring to your MP’s attention, along with a fact sheet about financial planning and the FPA.

Contact us

We are always keen to hear valuable feedback and suggestions from our members, as well as listen to concerns about any policy issues that affect the financial planning profession.

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