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3rd Annual National Flying-Fox Forum

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Joseph Banks Ballroom

209-217 Abbott Street

Cairns, QLD 4870


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The 3rd Annual National Flying-Fox Forum will be held at Rydges Esplanade Resort, Joseph Banks Ballroom, 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland on 8th November, 2018.

This Forum follows on from successful events held in 2017 and 2016, bringing together over 100 dedicated individuals from all levels of government, non-government organisations, universities, environmental consultancies and community groups to explore the issues of flying-fox management and conservation. The 2017 event saw land managers and researchers from across four states share updates and findings on flying-fox management and practices, participate in a research gap analysis workshop and discuss management approaches to heat stress events.

The 2018 Forum in Cairns provides an opportunity to reach our regional centres and delve into little-red and spectacled flying-fox matters as well as continue sharing information through formal presentations.

The Forum is fully catered and you will be invited to stay for complimentary drinks and tapas after the forum concludes.


We have organised a special field trip to the Tolga Bat Hospital and Mareeba Flying-fox camp on Friday 9th November. This is an optional extra and will cost $60.00 per person. Please ensure you choose the correct ticket when registering. Travel will be by bus.

Bus leaves Rydges Esplanade Resort at 8.00 am.

Travel initially to Mareeba (about 45 minutes) where various dispersals and vegetation management strategies have been employed in recent years with both spectacled and little red flying-fox colonies. There are unlikely to be flying-foxes there, but then we will proceed for another 25 minutes to Tolga Scrub which has 2 large camps of little red and spectacled flying-foxes at this time of year. A short discussion here about this fragment of critically endangered Mabi rainforest and it’s flying-foxes and then on another 15 minutes to the Tolga Bat Hospital and it’s visitor centre.

Stopping in Atherton for 30 minutes for morning lunch at your own expense.

Bus returns to Rydges Esplanade Resort around 2.00 pm.

Tolga Bat Hospital is community group that works for the conservation of bats and their habitat through rescue and landcare work, education, advocacy and research. The focus of this presentation is the education work done through the Visitor Centre. The Centre has advanced ecotourism accreditation and is #1 attraction on trip advisor for this area.


Venue Sponsor

  • Cairns Regional Council

Gold Sponsor

  • Department of Environment & Science

Silver Sponsors

  • Office of Environment and Heritage
  • South Australian Government

Sessional Sponsor

  • Brisbane Airport
  • Narawan Williams


Is food included in the ticket price?

Yes. See below for details. If you need to make arrangements due to specific dietary requirements, please contact the organisers directly via email. admin@ecosure.com.au

Morning Coffee Break

  • Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of black & herbal teas
  • Fruit Platter
  • A sweet accompaniment

Conference Lunch

  • Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of black & herbal teas
  • Chilled soft drinks
  • Seasonal sliced fruit
  • A buffet lunch menu

Afternoon Coffee Break

  • Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of black & herbal teas
  • Fruit Platter
  • A sweet accompaniment

Special Dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free & Vegetarian options available (please contact event organisers directly)

After Forum Networking Opportunity

  • One hour complimentary drinks and canapes.

What are my accommodation options?

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns are offering a "Delegates" accommodation deal of $155 per night subject to availablilty. If you would like to take up this offer the code you are required to quote when making your booking is Event Code: CONF-Flying fox forum.

Rates available – 07/11/2018 – 09/11/2018

Room type: Garden View

  • Rate: $155.00

Room type: Mountain View

  • Rate: $170.00

Room type: Ocean View

  • Rate: $185.00

Breakfast: $22.00 per person – If taken.

To make a booking

Phone: +61 7 4044 9000 or Email: reservations_rydgesesplanadecairns@evt.com

There are many other options close to the venue. Please see the below link for ideas.

Accommodation Options

What are my parking options at the event?

FREE Delegate Parking
Rydges Esplanade Resort offers complimentary parking for all delegates and event attendees. Parking is located over 2 levels, with access from Lake Street or the main driveway. No tickets, key cards or tokens are required for access. The parking includes disabled spaces, and a large drive way perfect for drop off or car/truck/vehicle displays.

How to get from Cairns Airport (CNS) to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns by bus, taxi, shuttle, towncar or foot?


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you need to contact Ecosure, please send an email to admin@ecosure.com.au.

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket to the event for registration and to redeem your complimentary drinks and canapes during the networking opportunity.


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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Joseph Banks Ballroom

209-217 Abbott Street

Cairns, QLD 4870


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Refund Policy

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