General Pastors Conference

The first part of General Pastors Conference was held online on 6 July 2021. A report has been published of the event (click here).

The second part of General Pastors Conference was held 11-13 October 2022 at the Barossa Arts Centre, Tanunda SA.

Previous GPC eNews communications may be found below:
GPC Communication 30 August 2022 
GPC Communication 25 July 2022
GPC Communication 5 July 2022

Important information

Conference Papers

Business documentation, including the draft program, are available here

The password to access these files will be sent to your LCA email address and via text message (if you have a mobile number registered in HRS).

If you have issues trying to access these documents, please email
Please note that all pastors of the LCANZ are receiving access to the documentation – even if not attending GPC. This is so that the whole pastorate is aware of the conference program and the matters we are considering.


Registrations to attend GPC 2022 are now closed. Thank you to those who have registered.

If you require a copy of your registration confirmation or receipt, please email

Conference Dinner

Dinner on Tuesday night will be at Lambert Estate Winery for a pizza and wine. The cost of attending the dinner is included in your registration fee. The package includes 1 drink on arrival, platters, an assortment of pizzas and dessert – further drinks can be purchased from the bar. If you have any dietary requirements, please specify this in your registration. Although the dinner is optional, it is highly recommended that all pastors attend.

Conference Speaker

Regrettably, Dr Justine Toh from the Centre for Public Christianity has had to cancel her attendance as Conference Speaker on Tuesday 11th October. Fortunately in Justine’s place we have been able to secure Simon Smart, Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. Simon’s will be taking us through his latest thinking and observations in the topic entitled Good Guests: Public Christianity for a Post-Christian (and anxious) Age. For more information on Simon and the Centre for Public Christianity, please visit


We encourage pastors to think about booking accommodation and making travel arrangements as soon as possible, however, please ensure that you check cancellation policies with your preferred provider as the LCA cannot accept responsibility for cancellation fees and lost payments. Accommodation options can be found here.

Travel - If you are a pastor delegate to General Convention:

You are eligible to have your flights to the closest main airport for GPC (Adelaide – Barossa Valley SA) and General Convention (Melbourne Vic) paid for by the LCA and you are required to use the FCM service. No flight-cost reimbursements will be made to you except in extraordinary circumstances. It is assumed that you will choose the most cost-effective fare for your travel from the flights available on the day that you book.

Please make your bookings as soon as possible and ensure you check COVID related cancellation policies with your bookings. You may wish to delay your booking until closer to the time – but do not delay so much you cannot secure a booking.

Your name has been registered with FCM and the team are ready and waiting for your call. Their phone number is 1800 458 949. If you have a login, you are welcome to use that (noting that their login procedures have recently been updated – FCM service).

Your accommodation, meals and ground transport are your own or your parish’s responsibility.

Travel - If you are attending GPC and are NOT a delegate to General Convention:

Your flights, accommodation, meals and ground transport (except if you elect to drive the full distance – see below) are your own or your parish’s responsibility. You are welcome to use FCM to make these arrangements, and you will need to provide a credit card for payment. Please ensure you check COVID related cancellation policies with your bookings. Either call them on 1800 458 949 or use your FCM login – FCM service.


If you are driving to GPC, we encourage you to share travel and carpool with your brother pastors. Reimbursements for those who are eligible (Pastor Delegates to Synod) will be at the standard rate for payment with a car allowance (even if you do not receive a car allowance).

To claim travel reimbursement for GPC through HRS, please lodge a claim through the normal process (please select K4). Please ensure that you list GPC in the notes before finalising your claim – if you don’t your parish will incur the cost.

If your payroll is processed by another provider you will need to lodge an expense claim with the LCA using this this form.

Car Hire

If you wish to book a hire vehicle (at your cost) for use during GPC please click here to access the LCA’s discount scheme through Hertz.

When hiring a car there is no need to pay extra to reduce the amount of the hire company’s excess if it is under $6,000 as the LCA travel policy offers cover for Rental Vehicle Excess up to $6,000. For full details of coverage, policy conditions and exclusions please contact LCA Insurance at

It is important to know that in the event of a claim, the hirer will need to pay the hire company’s higher excess and seek reimbursement of this via LCA’s Travel policy. Full details of hire agreement, repair costs and accident will need to accompany the appropriate travel claim form.

Transport from Adelaide Airport to Tanunda

Please note that no shuttle bus service will be available from Adelaide airport to Tanunda. We strongly encourage pastors to share travel and carpool where possible.

We are grateful for the support of the LLL, the sponsor of General Pastors Conference.

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