Key Dates

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Mark the relevant dates in your calendar nice and early, and Register Interest in the tab above so we can update you as we near these deadlines, as well as inform you of those emerging such as fieldtrip opportunities.

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  • March 17: Abstract submission opens
  • March 31: BirdLife Australia Student Grant applications due, visit for more information (announced in May)
  • May 1: Conference registration opens (earlybird registration applies)
  • June 9: Abstract submission closes
  • August 4: Notification of accepted abstracts
  • September 22: Earlybird registration ends
  • November 28-30: Australasian Ornithological Conference!