Since 2003 Australian wildlife carers have gathered to meet, learn and share their experiences. Each conference has been held in a different location, and has featured presenters from around Australia and beyond. Our goal is to help raise the standard of wildlife care in Australia through education and collaboration. Our conferences are the only national conferences delivered for and by wildlife carers.
The conference gives wildlife carers the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in the field including researchers, carers and veterinarians. Topics have ranged from the latest hands-on treatment for wounds to emergency response, fund-raising and lobbying.
The next AWRC conference will be held in Sydney, NSW in July 2018. The conference venue is in the new auditorium of the Sydney University School of Business from Monday July 2 over four days. The final day will consist of a number of optional workshops and excursions.
We have organised outstanding presenters including some of your favorites and some new faces who will be bringing you news about new and important advances in wildlife care and welfare. . There will also be interactive forums a new poster session, optional excursions and workshops.
The call for papers will be made in late September or early October. We will be launching a new conference website around the same time to keep you informed about the details, including trade tables, accommodation options,excursions, prices and registration.
Tickets will go on sale about six months before the conference as usual. In recent news, author Tim Low, and environmentalist Dr. Carol Booth have been confirmed as keynote speakers. There is a third keynote speaker yet to be announced. Until our new website is launched, you can keep up with the latest announcements right here and also on our Facebook Page.
All the information from past conferences is now available directly from this site. By clicking on the "Past Conferences" menu item you will be able to find and download all the papers available from each of the conferences.