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This year’s theme of “Connecting Coast, Catchment and Community” consciously takes a step back from the edge and asks us to focus on the links between our coastal and estuarine environments, their catchments, and the values we as a community place on those resources.

For coastal managers, exploring and better understanding these connections has a direct influence on the quality and health of the coastal environments that are important to our communities. We ask you to help us explore the theory that better connectivity means better coasts.

This year we’re seeking papers and presentations that span the disciplines. We want lessons from projects where collaboration was successful, but also from failures and how they were overcome.

Like other years, we encourage submissions from planners and policy-makers, engineers, scientists, communicators and facilitators, educators, researchers, the private sector, decision-makers and community members.

Full Papers

A full paper is encouraged from all those who are accepted to give oral presentations at the conference This will greatly enhance the information sharing benefits of participation at this conference. Full papers will be published electronically on the conference website following the conclusion of the conference, and the conference proceedings will be archived in the National Library. Guidelines on full paper submission will be distributed if your abstract is accepted. However, Full Papers are Optional. The deadline for the full paper submission is Friday 18th October 2019.

Critical Dates

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 14th June 2019
Authors will be notified of abstract status by Friday 2nd August 2019
The deadline for presenters to register is Friday 13th September 2019
The deadline for optional full paper submission is Friday 18th October 2019

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions have now closed. Late submissions can be emailed to
Late submissions