Registration for the NSW Weeds Conference is now open.

Delegates may register for the Conference as per the categories and rates outlined below.


More than $1,500 worth of prizes to win when you register!

Simply by registering for the conference as a full delegate, you are automatically in the draw to win the following combined prize. The catch is that you must be in attendance at the final session of the conference to be eligible to collect your prize.

  1. Australia’s most spectacular and rugged gorges from the air!

The New England Gorge Country really is Australia’s best-kept secret and the only way to truly appreciate it is from the air. This conference giveaway is a scenic Fleet Helicopter adventure ride exploring the local Gorge country, including Dangars Gorge and falls, Mihi falls, Heart of New England, Gara Gorge and cataracts, Blue Hole and Armidale City.

  1. Petersons Guesthouse is an unforgettable experience of luxury and relaxation.

Two night’s accommodation awaits you at the award winning Petersons Armidale Winery. The guesthouse defines New England’s finest boutique getaway, offering seven elegant rooms. The historic homestead, originally named ‘Palmerston’ was built in 1911 and it has been lovingly restored in line with traditional architecture.

Guesthouse dining is the perfect way to sample our wines and experience our resident chef’s produce from the vegetable garden & farm fresh eggs for her ever-changing breakfast, which is included in the package.


How to Register

Submit your Registration Online – HERE



Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and inclusive of GST.


Registration Early Bird Rate
(on or before 1 September 2017)
Standard Rate
(after 1 September 2017)
Member Full Registration* $660.00 $815.00
Non-Member Full Registration $770.00 $925.00

Member Student Registration**

(rate excludes evening social functions)

$310.00 $387.50

Non-Member Student Registration**

(rate excludes evening social functions)

$395.00 $472.50


*Member Registration: Please note Member registration fee is provisional until membership status is confirmed with the NSW Weeds Society.

 Member and non-Member Full Registration includes:

  • Admission to all Conference Sessions and Exhibition Hall
  • Program & Book of Abstracts
  • Copy of Full Papers on USB
  • Morning and Afternoon Teas and Lunches
  • Ticket to Welcome Reception (Monday 16 October)
  • Dinner Meal Voucher (Tuesday 17 October)
  • Ticket to Breakfast BBQ (Wednesday 18 October)
  • Field Trip (Wednesday 18 October)
  • Ticket to Conference Dinner (Wednesday 18 October)
  • Conference satchel and materials

^ Please note that while social functions are included in the above registration rates for Full Registration, you must register to attend the functions. Entry will be by ticket only so please indicate your attendance on the registration form.


** Student Registration: Only applicable to full time, unwaged students. Students must provide evidence of their full-time student status from their educational institution administration or a copy of their student card. This must be scanned and forwarded by email at the time of registration.

Full-time Student Registration includes:

  • Admission to all Conference Sessions and Exhibition Hall
  • Program & Book of Abstracts
  • Copy of Full Papers on USB
  • Morning and Afternoon Teas and Lunches
  • Ticket to Breakfast BBQ (Wednesday 18 October)
  • Conference satchel and materials

Students registrants are welcomed to purchase tickets to the evening social function on the registration form (see rates below).


Additional Social Function Tickets

Welcome Reception

(Monday 16 October)


Conference Dinner

(Wednesday 18 October)



  • Early Bird Registration: The deadline for early bird registration is 1 September 2017. You must register and pay before this date to receive the early bird rate. After this date, all new and unpaid registration will be charged the standard registration rate.
  • Standard Registration: The deadline for standard registration is 9 October 2017. You must register and pay before this date to receive the standard rate. After this date, all new and unpaid registration will be charged a $50.00 late fee.


Method of Payment

Full payment MUST be received prior to the commencement of the Conference. Registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Please note if your registration is made less than two weeks prior to the Conference the payment is required by credit card. Payment can be made in the following ways:

  1. Credit Card Payment

Visacard, MasterCard and AMEX are accepted. Charges to your credit card will appear as being from “New England Conf” on your bank statement.

Please note that a 1.8% credit card service fee is applicable to all payments made by credit card.

  1. Cheque Payment

Please make cheque in Australian Dollars payable to “New England Conference Company” and mail to the Conference Secretariat, PO Box 4429, Armidale, NSW, 2350. On receipt of your payment, confirmation will be emailed to you.

  1. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    Use Internet Banking to deposit the total amount into the following account:
Account Name: New England Conference Company
BSB Number: 932000
Account Number: 733190
Bank Name: Regional Australia Bank


Please enter your Lastname, Firstname as the reference. To ensure prompt reconciliation please also forward a copy of the transfer record/remittance advice to the Conference Secretariat.


Confirmation of Registration: Once you have registered for the conference you will receive an autoresponder email from the Conference Secretariat. Please note that this email will be sent to the email address you entered when registering for the conference. A Tax Receipt will be provided to you within 14-days of processing of your registration payment. This receipt will be sent to your email address as a PDF attachment.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Registration cancellations before 22 September, 2017 will forfeit $110.00 of registration fee to cover administration costs. No refunds will be made after 22 September, 2017, but substitute delegates are acceptable. Please note that any eligible refund will be processed after the conference.

Privacy: In registering for this event relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name and organisation only), and may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including venue and catering providers and key sponsors. Should you not wish your details to be used for this purpose, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Disclaimer: The conference host bodies and organising committees reserve the right to make changes to the conference program without notice. Information is accurate at time of promotion.

Links: This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites.

Travel & Health Insurance: It is strongly recommended that participants take out insurance to cover loss (including registration fees) incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage to or loss of personal effects. The organisers of the Conference will not be responsible for any medical cost incurred by participants. The organisers of the Conference will not accept liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to Conference delegates, either during or as a result of the Conference or during any tours.