Full Registrations

Early | $915 Incl GST

Standard | $1,015 Incl GST

Early Bird Registration closes 5 June 2020.



  • Scientific Program
  • Welcome Reception
  • Poster Session
  • Field Tour (Wednesday Afternoon)
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Scientific Registrations

$715 Incl GST

No social functions included.



  • Scientific Program
  • Field Tour (Wednesday Afternoon)
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Student & Community Registrations

$650 Incl GST

Student registration is open for registered graduate students.
Community registration is open to coastcare and landcare community groups, not for profit environmental NGOs and un-waged individuals.



  • Scientific Program
  • Welcome Reception
  • Poster Session
  • Field Tour (Wednesday Afternoon)
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Day Registrations

Standard |$485 Incl GST

Student / Community | $365 Incl GST

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.



  • Scientific Program on one day
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Tickets for the social functions can be purchased separately.

Members of the Australian Coastal Society are entitled to a $50 discount of full conference registration fees.  Members will be forwarded a discount code from the ASC to enter when registering.

If you are not a current member and wish to join please visit

Once you have registered you will be emailed a confirmation and PDF tax invoice.

A PDF receipt will be attached if you pay by credit card.

You will be able to log back into your registration to make updates, changes and payments.

Social Functions

Sell TNQ Welcome Function - Sugar Wharf, Port Douglas, 15 Nov 2018.  Photography for Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

Welcome Reception

  • Date: Monday 27 July 2020
  • Time: 1730 – 1930
  • Where: Pullman Cairns International
  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $40
CTC - Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner

  • Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Time: 1900 – 2300
  • Where: Pullman Cairns International
  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $135

Field Tours

Field Tours

Various Field Tours will take place on Wednesday 29 July 2020.  The Field Tours will visit coastal areas of interest in and around Cairns.  Further details will be made available soon.

  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $95

Half day field trips Wednesday afternoon as part of the Conference – further details coming soon (field tour itineraries and content are subject to change).

  1. Coastal Hazards in the Cairns region. This trip provides an overview of the coastal geomorphology, vulnerability to tropical cyclones, climate change, flooding and coastal erosion. It includes aspects of town planning, impacts on coastal processes and protection works.
  2. Local Government and coastal management in the Cairns Region. This trip will focus on examples of rock walls, sand nourishment, natural adaptation with mangroves and groynes going in soon.
  3. Coast Care and NRM in Far North Queensland. This trip will visit local sites with Coast Care/NRM projects. It will provide practical examples which will be discussed by local representatives.
  4. Coastal Geomorphology of the Cairns Region. This trip provides a background to geology of the area, coastal processes and Holocene evolution of the coastal geomorphology. In particular it examines current and future changes to coastal sediment supply and management issues
  5. Coastal Birds of the tropics. This trip provides an opportunity to observe coastal birds and discuss the role of local coastal habitats for local and migratory species, with ornithological experts. Some of the sites visited will be tide-dependant, such as the Cairns Esplanade.


OPTIONAL pre or post tours (full day)

  1. Great Barrier Reef. This will involve a boat trip to a nearby reef island. The tour will be accompanied by a reef expert to discuss reef management issues.
  2. Coastal Wet Tropics. This will involve a road trip to the wet tropics World Heritage area around the Daintree River. The tour will be accompanied by a wet tropics expert

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy

Payment is due within 7 days of submitting your registration. If you are registering within 21 days of the conference you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online.

Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card a receipt will also be attached.

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include GST.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out appropriate insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

Neither the Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Credit Card Payments

Credit card charges appear as Conference Design Pty Ltd on your card statement. When using the online payment system credit cards are processed directly by ANZ eGate and Conference Design does not store or transmit your credit card details. ANZ eGate is a secure and PCI compliant platform.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled up to 60 days prior to the Conference will be eligible for a full refund where payment was made online by credit card. In all other cases a $150 cancellation fee will be charged. All cancellations must be advised via email to Conference Design.

Cancellations notified after this date will not be eligible for any refund, however another person may attend the Conference.


Due to strict visa requirements for the countries listed below, registrations and presentations will not be confirmed until the applicant has obtained a visa.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cóte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Algeria, Libya, Egypt.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT Reference shown on your Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email Conference Design the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference.

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  • Bank: ANZ, Sandy Bay Branch
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Conference Cancellation or Postponement

The members of the Committee and Conference Design Pty Ltd do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event of the Conference being cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen event or any other event that renders performance of this conference inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

An unforeseen event shall include, but shall not be limited to: an Act of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

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