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Australian Biosecurity Symposium

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Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217


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Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD.

Our Symposium will provide the ideal platform for diverse cross sectoral discussion, where new concepts are introduced, ideas are shared and tested, advice is sought and given, and new partnerships built. Challenging papers that stimulate debate and energy are encouraged - we hope you will be a part of it!

The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity and focuses on:

  • Preventative biosecurity practices

  • Research, innovations and outside-of-the-box thinking

  • The exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective - agriculture (animals and plants) invasive species, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.

For more information regarding the Symposium, abstract submissions, sponsorshop and exhibitions, speakers and program please visit www.biosym.com.au.

Full registration* inclusions

  • Registration night networking function from 5pm - 6:30pm on 11 June 2019

  • Access to the full two days of the symposium

  • Keynote presentations

  • Access to a number of trade exhibits from across the industry

  • Symposium delegate kit including satchel, handbook and name badge

  • Morning and afternoon tea and lunches provided daily

  • Abundance of networking functions

  • Discounted accommodation rates

* Please note social events are not included in the registration rate and will have to be paid for separately.

Member/Partner rate

Members and partners of AHA, ISC and CISS are encouraged to email symposium@animalhealthaustralia.com.au to confirm their eligibility and receive a special discount code.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any symposium related enquiries please email symposium@animalhealthaustralia.com.au or phone our Events Team on 02 6232 5522.

How do I make a payment?

Once registration is received, a confirmation email and tax invoice will be issued. You will have the option to pay via Eventbrite with a credit card or from the invoice. All accounts must be paid in full 30 days from the invoice date or 30 days before the conference start date, whichever comes first.

The organisers reserve the right, without notification, to cancel outstanding accounts any time after 30 days from date of tax invoice being sent.

What's the refund policy?

A full-refund less a $150 service fee will be issued for cancellations received on, or before, 13 April 2019. Cancellations to registrations received between the 13 April and 1 May 2019 will receive a 50% refund on registration fees. Tickets will not be refunded after 1 May 2019, however can be transferred to a substitute delage as mentioned above.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

The Symposium Management Committee understand that unfortunately circumstances can change. While tickets are not eligible for a full-refund, they are transferrable. Please email symposium@animalhealthaustralia.com.au with your booking details to nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge. Changes will not be accepted after 3 June 2019. Non-payment does not constitute a registration cancellation.

Do you take group bookings?

Discounted registration is available for group bookings, email symposium@animalhealthaustralia.com.au for more information.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ID is required when purchasing a student ticket. You will be required to present your student identification when purchasing the ticket as well as presenting your ID in person when registering at the conference.

Will there be photography and video taking place?

By registering, participants acknowledge and consent that during their attendance at the Symposium their image or voice may be recorded via video, photograph or by any other means (“recorded”), which may be distributed or published at the discretion of the organisers of the Australian Biosecurity Symposium. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are required to formally advise the organisers in advance by contacting symposium@animalhealthaustralia.com.au.

Where should I stay?

As the Biosecurity Symposium is being held at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise we will have accommodation available for the delegates to book themselves, with the room rate starting from $169 per night, with the option to add a breakfast package for $22 per adult, per morning.

Attendees can book their accommodation either by contacting the hotel directly on 07 5592 9900 or groups.surfersparadise@ihg.com or via the online portal. Please state you are attending the Australian Biosecurity Symposium to obtain the delegate rates.


The Symposium Management Committee reserve the right to change activities, topics and presenters where necessary. “The organisers shall not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation of the Conference where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The term “Force Majeure” means any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organisers including but not limited to War, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), terrorism, aircraft hijacking, military operation, riot, civil war, rebellion, civil commotion or unrest, Acts or Regulations of government, refusal to grant visas, explosions, natural disasters, transport delays, transport difficulties and the insolvency of airline carriers. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct the Conference despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause.”

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