27th NSW Coastal Conference
7-9 November 2018, Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW
The NSW Coastal Conference Committee invites you to participate in our 27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference, hosted for the first time by Bega Valley Shire Council.
The NSW Coastal Conference has grown to become one of the most successful coastal industry events held in Australia. The conference will bring together over 250 delegates from a diverse range of fields, including: all aspects of coastal, estuarine and marine management, science and research, and education, planning, policy and law; and includes representatives from government, the private sector and community groups and the interested public.
The 27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference will be held in Merimbula, Sapphire Coast.
Past conferences have been held in Port Stephens (2017), Coffs Harbour (2016), Forster (2015), Shoalhaven (2014), Port Macquarie (2013), Kiama (2012), Tweed (2011), Batemans Bay (2010), Ballina (2009), Wollongong (2008), Yamba (2007), Coffs Harbour (2006) and Narooma (2005).
The conference is a three-day event which comprises of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, workshops. field trips (addressing some of the local coastal, estuary and marine management issues), networking events and the Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards.
Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards
The Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards are presented to publicly recognise and acknowledge the contributions of individuals, groups, organisations and agencies toward the ecologically sustainable management of the NSW coastal zone. The Awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday 9th November at the NSW Coastal Conference Dinner. Award finalists are encouraged to attend the Conference Dinner.
- Download Award Information & Guidelines
- Complete the Award Entry Form
- Upload the Award Entry using the form below
This year we are running a photo competition to be able to showcase the things we love about our coastal environment and the important work that we do to ensure its sustainability.
The best photos as judged by the Conference Organising Committee will win a FREE REGISTRATION to next year’s conference! The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the conference.