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Australasian Bat Society 2016 Conference & AGM


Where: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

When: 29 March - 1 April 2016

Call for Sponsors & Exhibitors: Closed

Call for Registrations: Closed

Call for Abstracts: Closed

Early Bird Registrations Close: Closed

Normal Registrations Close: Closed

Late Registrations Close:Closed

The Australasian Bat Society is proud to announce that its 17th biennial conference will be held in Hobart. As usual, we anticipate an exciting program of spoken and poster presentations on a wide range of bat-related topics to be presented by researchers, consultants, educators, wildlife carers and other bat enthusiasts from across the Australasian region.


The formal conference program, coupled with a range of enticing workshops, social events, field forays and informal discussions, will captivate and inform delegates over the three-day program on the latest information and news relating to bat conservation


The conference is being held near the majestic Hobart waterfront, close to the CBD and amenities. Conference activities, including the conference dinner, will be held in and around the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. This region is known as one of the few areas where all eight Tasmanian bat species, including the endemic Tasmanian long-eared bat, are known to occur.


Join us, and enjoy the sensational cultural and culinary delights that Hobart has to offer and experience the unique Tasmanian wilderness right at our door.


We look forward to seeing you.



Registration now closed!


To register for the conference please download and follow the instructions of the registration form below.













Conference Location Information

Information for delegates on the conference location, including transport and accommodation options.









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Mel Hills is a locally grown artist who grew up in Orford and went to school at Triabunna. She has persistently lurked about the East Coast ever since, when she's not vanishing in the mountains. Mel specialises in wildlife art, scientific illustration and watercolour landscapes. Murals are also a sideline. A need to explore, discover and understand led Mel to link studies in both art and science. She says “For me there is no boundary between the two disciplines; - both require observation, analysis and experimentation. They’re very complimentary.”


You can read more about Mel Hills in the conference program and handbook.


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Thanks to our sponsors:

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Thanks also to the following organisations for their support:

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