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Conference 2019



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The 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society (and Koala Research Symposium) will be held at the University of Sydney from 7 – 11th July 2019.

We have an exciting scientific and social program planned on the beautiful University of Sydney campus.

The main sessions on Monday through Wednesday and the symposium on Thursday will be held in the Veterinary Conference Centre.

For Abstract submission guidelines, click here

For Registration and payment, click here

Low-cost accommodation will be available at Sancta Sophia College and there are plenty of other accommodation options available nearby, some at discounted rates. For details on conference accommodation, please click here

From the conference venue, the Central Railway Station is a 10-minute bus trip or a 25 minute walk. Redfern Railway Station is also a 25 minute walk from the conference venue. The conference website will be constantly updated, so watch this space.

For directions from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport to University of Sydney, click here

For directions to the conference venues when you arrive at the University of Sydney, click here

These locations are also depicted in the campus map below.

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Join us for three days packed with exciting mammalogy! We will open each day with a plenary address from three trailblazers of Australian mammalogy: Prof. Mike Letnic, University of New South Wales; Dr Christine Cooper, Curtin University; and Dr. Kath Handasyde, University of Melbourne. We will also have a meeting of the IUCN Monotremes and Marsupials Specialist Group during the conference.


On Thursday, 11th of July, stay for a day to enjoy an exciting symposium on Koala Research and Conservation, to coincide with the NSW Koala Strategy.

Social Programme

On Sunday, 7th of July, the registration desk at University of Sydney will be open from 5-7pm, along with an informal mixer.

On Monday, 8th of July there will be a poster session reception in the foyer of the Veterinary Science Conference Centre, followed by the student and old farts dinner in nearby pubs or restaurants in Glebe or Newtown.

On Tuesday, 9th July, the conference dinner will be after the AGM. An after-party will be held in Newtown, a part of Sydney unaffected by lockout laws.

On Wednesday, 10th of July, we will wrap up the general sessions and present the awards.

On Friday, 12th July, we will provide conference tours to North Head National Park, the site of a threatened long-nosed bandicoot population and a number of mammal reintroductions, and Ku-ring-gai Chase Nations Park for demonstrations of mammal research. Opportunities will be available for tours of Taronga Zoo and the Australian Museum.