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Coast to Coast Conference

26 - 29 JULY 2021

The 2021 Coast to Coast Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International, 26 – 29 July.

Welcome to the 15th Coast to Coast National Conference – the Australian Coastal Society’s biennial national coastal management conference.  This will also incorporate the 2021 Queensland State Conference.

You are part of a large and diverse community of organisations and individuals involved in Australia’s coastal zone, or perhaps the coast of another nation. This conference is an essential part of your calendar whether you work in government, research, natural resource management, a community organisation or NGO, if you provide consultant services or represent a coastal industry.

We have designed Coast to Coast 2021 to encourage deep dialogue, inspiring presentations, rich stories, informative excursions, fruitful workshops, opportunities to strengthen connections and build new ones, and time for great conversations.

It’s not too late to REGISTER for the conference and we encourage you to do so now!  The conference will be delivered IN-PERSON in Cairns and will also be available ONLINE for those of you who are unable to travel.  ClICK HERE for further information.

We are all in this together. Please share the excitement and rising groundswell of interest and energy as we prepare to welcome you to Cairns in 2021!

Co-Conference Convenor

Co-Conference Convenor

New travel declaration required for entering Queensland

You must complete a declaration to enter Queensland from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

From 1am Saturday 19 June, anyone travelling to Queensland from New Zealand or another state or Territory within Australia will need to make an online travel declaration.

By completing a Queensland Travel Declaration, the Queensland State Government can quickly contact you if an interstate exposure venue or hotspot is declared. This helps them to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in Queensland and manage outbreaks.

You must complete the Queensland Travel Declaration in the 3 days before you travel to Queensland. It takes a few minutes to complete and your declaration will be sent to your email.

To assist with completing the declaration, please know:

  • Queensland residents returning home from interstate locations need to complete a Queensland Travel Declaration.
  • You will be asked where you have been in the past 14 days. You must list all states or territories you have visited, even if your visit was brief or you only travelled through an area.
  • If conditions change or you need to update your travel details prior to your arrival in Queensland, you’ll need to complete a new declaration with updated details.

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Honorary Professor
Coastal Geomorphologist
Associate Professor School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Research & Policy Officer
Consultant, Alluvium | Member of the Gomeroi Nation
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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.

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