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5th - 7th December 2023
Melbourne Connect (University of Melbourne), Australia

The Australasian Wildlife Management Society will be holding its 36th annual conference from 5-7 December 2023 at Melbourne Connect in Melbourne, Australia. Our conferences normally attract 100-200 delegates from across the field of wildlife management.

We received an impressive number of exceptional abstracts this year! We selected 75 abstracts to create an interesting and diverse program for the AWMS2023 conference. Please download the current AWMS2023 Conference Program HERE.

This year's theme is CONSERVATION AMIDST CONFLICT to be explored through five related symposia and one open symposium for other wildlife management content and insights. 

Conference Symposia: 

  • Living with predators
  • Urban wildlife
  • Hyperabundant herbivores
  • Wildlife disease
  • Land managers and practitioners
  • Open symposium

The Call for Abstracts is now closed, but registrations are still open! Please see the link to the registration form below.

To Register your Interest for the conference and receive emails about upcoming deadlines and conference news, click HERE

Important Conference Dates

1 July -  8 September 2023           Call for Abstracts
15 July - 30 October 2023            Early Bird Registration opens
 31 October - 6 December 2023  Standard Registration opens

Contact: [email protected]


For this years conference AWMS was able to secure a contingent of rooms including breakfast at the University College of the University of Melbourne. This accommodation option is only a 15 min walk from the conference venue. The University College is also the venue for the Conference Dinner (Wed., 6 Dec 2023). University College is a peaceful residential haven close to the University of Melbourne. It is set amongst landscaped gardens and has a friendly, informal atmosphere. It is also only a short, ten minute tram or taxi ride into Melbourne’s CBD and a short stroll to the famous and vibrant Lygon Street in Carlton, which is a suburb known for its restaurants, cafes and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Many of Melbourne’s most famous attractions are conveniently close to University College, and can be easily accessed by public transport (bus, tram and train).

After registering for the conference, details on how to book the rooms will be send to you with your registration confirmation.

AWMS2023 Registration Details

AWMS Members receive discounted conference registration fees! Click here to renew or join as an AWMS Member for this and more benefits

Full Conference Registrations

   Early Bird
 Member  $620  $720
 Non-Member  $710  $810
 Concession member
 $550  $650
 Concession non-member
 $620  $720

Your Full Conference Registration includes:
  • Access to 3 days of conference presentations
  • Catering for the 3 days of the conference, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Snacks and drinks at the Conference Happy Hour (Tuesday, 5 Dec 2023)
  • One complementary ticket to the Conference Dinner (Wednesday, 6 Dec 2023)
  • Abstract book and conference satchel


Day Registrations

   Early Bird
 Member  from $380  from $480
 Non-Member  from $470 from  $570
 Concession member
 from $340  from $410
 Concession non-member
 from $410  from $480

Your 1- and 2-Day Conference Registration includes:

  • Access to 1- or 2-days of conference presentations
  • Catering for the day(s) of the conference, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • If attending on Tuesday, 5 Dec 2023, snacks and drinks at the Conference Happy Hour
  • Abstract book and conference satchel

    Conference Field Trips and Workshops

    Every year the AWMS conference provides a number of pre- and post-conference field trips and workshops. Typically, seats are limited, so book early to not miss out. We've got a fantastic suite of options for you this year, including: 

    • NEW Zoos Victoria Wildlife Welfare Training ($100, Mon 4 Dec 2023 9:30am - 12:30pm) Details can be found HERE (PDF download)
    • Urban Flying fox management fieldtrip ($50, evening field trip including pizza dinner, Thursday 7 Dec 2023)
    • Wildlife Management on Phillip Island ($170, full day including 2-course dinner, Friday 8 Dec 2023)
    • Wildlife chemical immobilization training workshop - Cancelled
    For more details, please see the AWMS2023 Field trip and Workshop brochure


    Sponsors and Trade exhibitors

    We invite your company, organisation or institution to partner with us in delivering this important conference. Your support will help us improve the quality and breadth of the scientific program, facilitate the participation of students, and enhance conference amenities for the benefit of all participants.

    We are pleased to offer a broad range of sponsorship and trade exhibit opportunities allowing companies and organisations of virtually any size to engage in the conference. By becoming a sponsor or trade exhibitor, you will effectively elevate your brand among leaders in the field of wildlife management, increase the visibility of your products and services, and provide your staff access to the latest information about best management practices. As a company committed to this field, there is no better place to promote your work than this conference with delegates coming from all levels of government, industry, consulting and academia from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

    Our AWMS2023 Sponsorship Brochure can be downloaded HERE .
    Please read it carefully and select a sponsorship level that is suitable for you. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]


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