2016 AWMS Annual Conference

'Wildlife Management into the future'


28 November -1 December 2016, Quality Hotel, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

Conference contact: conference@awms.org.au

Conference Registration 2016 (Registration opens 1 June 2016)
All fees are in Australian dollars

Early bird registration fees (early bird closes 7 October 2016)
Full/Institutional member $520
Concession member $325
Non-member $620
Concession non-member $405

Standard registration fees
Full/Institutional member $610
Concession member $415
Non-member $710
Concession non-member $505

(Day registrations are also available starting from $225 for concession members)

Additional fees
Icebreaker Function $50
Pre-conference tour TBA
Post-conference tour TBA

Conference Sponsorship and Trade exhibition  (Registration opens 1 June 2016)
For sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities please download our Sponsorship Brochure here alt or contact us at conference@awms.org.au.

Conference Timeline 2016
Call for abstracts - June 1
Early bird registration opens - June 1
Sponsorship registration opens - June 1
Call for abstracts closes - August 31
AWMS awards close - August 31
Speakers notified by - September 16
Early bird registration closes - October 7

2015 Conference Program alt

AWMS Awards Information

A number of awards are available to both students and practitioners of wildlife management. 

AWMS LotteryWest Grant for Conference Attendance - Rural WA residents only
AWMS was successful in securing a grant from LotteryWest to support five members of rural community groups and not-for-profit organisations working in the field of wildlife management to attend this year’s AWMS conference in Perth, WA.  Applicants must be from rural Western Australia and be part of a group working in wildlife management. Please download detailed information on the application process here alt and the application form here alt.

AWMS strongly encourages student participation. A special symposia is held for students where they compete to win the prize for the best student presentation. A prize is also presented for the best poster. AWMS also provides subsidised assistance to students (on application) for conference attendance. The AWMS committee also decided that greater acknowledgement of student achievements was required and established the DW Cooper Student Thesis Award.

The Society has established a Practitioners Award for a field practitioner or practitioner group demonstrating best practice in scientific wildlife management in the Australasian region.

Indigenous people
Travel subsidies and registration for indigenous people will be considered (as per students) where indigenous delegates cannot get full support from their member organisation and where it is considered desirable for them to attend a specific symposium. If appropriate to their circumstances, free registration may be considered.