Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc.

The Association’s Committee of Management has announced that the 2019 Australian Coastal Councils Conference is to be hosted by Kiama Municipal Council on the NSW south coast from 6 to 8 March next year.

Chair Barry Sammels said the members of the Committee were excited at the prospect of holding the 2019 event at Kiama. “It will be the first time we have held our conference on the NSW south coast and I know it will be a very popular destination with delegates,” he said.

The Kiama region is positioned between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, and has exceptional natural features, including outstanding local beaches, rainforests, rivers and waterfalls.

It also has the advantage of being located on the national transport corridor, with Sydney Airport 90-minutes away by car and Canberra, only a 2½ hour drive away. The area provides a broad range of coastal case studies, and another benefit is that most venues and accommodation options are located centrally, within walking distance from each other.

Registration for the event will open within the coming weeks and details of the conference venues and program will be announced shortly. The Association is currently calling for abstracts for papers for the event.

The conference organisers invite suggestions on potential topics and/or presenters for the event. For more information email:

Call for papers now open – click here

Further details including the program will be added as they become available.


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