2019 WA Threatened Species Forum

5 - 6 September 2019
NACC is again hosting the WA Threatened Species Forum in Geraldton and have selected 5-6 September for the forum itself.

This will be the third time the WA Threatened Species Forum will be held in Geraldton, with the inaugural event in 2015 bringing together more than 180 people from a cross-section of society with a common concern for WA’s animals and plants.

The 2019 WA Threatened Species Forum will provide an opportunity to inform attendees on the priorities of current national, state and regional threatened species strategies; and an opportunity for attendees to share information on activities and interventions, science and solutions for protecting and recovering Western Australia’s threatened plants and animals.

This forum will also support regional communities by creating awareness about current and future challenges and opportunities, ensuring a more action-based, prioritised, targeted, and coordinated approach to managing the threats and conserving the habitat of our animals and plants, thus giving them a better opportunity to survive and thrive.

Registrations are now closed

Ticket Type

Full registrations are entitled to the following:
Entry to all sessions
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Lunch
Welcome Sundowner

Day registrations are entitled to the following:
Entry to sessions on the day registered
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Lunch on the day registered

Ticket Fees ($AUS)

Full Registration $110
Day Registration $80
Welcome Sundowner (extra tickets) $20

All prices are inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax.

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Conference must register, including presenters, chairpersons, and delegates.


Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations must be notified by writing by 1 August 2019 to the jessica.stingemore@nacc.com.au

Submissions are now open of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The Steering Committee will perform a blind review of all submissions and will notify presenters of the outcome in July.


Please use the “Call for Abstracts Form” when submitting your abstract


Call for Abstracts Form

Full Program Now Available 

The latest program can be found here>>

(Please note the program is subject to change and this version was updated 29/08/2019)

Please note program handouts will be available at the forum, so you do not need to print off a copy. 

As part of the WA Threatened Species Forum, we are hosting a field trip to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Mt Gibson Sanctuary.

Mt Gibson Sanctuary Camp Out (Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 September) 

Join the experts from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy for an overnight camp out and learn about the threatened wildlife that call Mt Gibson Sanctuary home. Plus, join the guided walks for your chance to spot a number of the Sanctuary’s unique Australian animals! Please note you must provide your our camping gear and transport to Mt Gibson.

Cost: $20

This page was updated on 27/08/2019

Please note you must register for the forum to be eligible for the field trips. Partners may join field trips with prior agreement.


The forum venue has changed and will now be hosted at Geraldton Multipurpose Centre on the Geraldton Foreshore.

Venue Map

A map of the venue can be found here>>


We are pleased to announce The Gerald Apartment Hotel as our accommodation partner and have secured special room rates with a 13% discount.

The Gerald Apartment Hotel boasts Geraldton’s only luxury accommodation and is conveniently located in the centre of town. Situated in the heart of the CBD they are walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and offices and mere steps away from the beautiful Town Beach and Geraldton Foreshore.

*Rates include breakfast and airport transfer.


For more information about accommodation in Geraldton please visit http://www.visitgeraldton.com.au/


Geraldton is located 424 kilometres north of Western Australia’s capital, Perth by road and 373km by air. It is the largest regional city north of Perth and is a regional capital. Situated right on the coast, Geraldton is the central hub of the Midwest region.

Many base themselves in Geraldton to lose themselves in nature’s wonderland with the stunning Abrolhos Islands, iconic Pink Lake, rugged Kalbarri Gorges and Wildflower Country all at its doorstep.

While we may be a regional city, we have the transport options of a metropolitan area and getting here is easy. There are daily services from Perth via two major airlines and there are daily coach options.

For more information about getting to Geraldton please visit http://www.visitgeraldton.com.au/about/getting-here.aspx

The WA Threatened Species Forum is proudly supported by:

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many attractive and high value sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event. For further enquiries please contact Jessica Stingemore on (E) jessica.stingemore@nacc.com.au or (P) 08 9938 0106 for more information.


Please could you send me details of your Program when it is available.

With thanks,

Susan Hill


The full program will be available here by August https://www.nacc.com.au/project/2019-wats/


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