Registration Portal

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Group Registration Portal

To create a group registration for 2 + attendees please register through the Group Registration Portal.GROUP REGISTRATION PORTAL »


Rooms have been reserved for delegates at the hotels near the venue and can be booked when registering.Hotel Options »


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Full Registrations

AUD$995 – Standard

Members of the Australian Coastal Society will receive a $50 discount on full registrations.  The password is available from the members page on the ASC website.  If you are not a member and would like to join the ASC please visit  

  • Scientific Program
  • Welcome Reception
  • Poster Session
  • Field Tour (some field tours may attract an additional charge)
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning tea each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Afternoon tea each day

Student / Community Registrations

Student registration is open for registered graduate students.
Community registration is open to coastcare and landcare community groups, not for profit environmental NGOs and un-waged individuals

AUD$635 – Standard

  • Scientific Program
  • Welcome Reception
  • Poster Session
  • Field Tour (some field tours may attract an additional charge)
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning tea each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Afternoon tea each day

Scientific Registrations

No social functions included

AUD$700 – Standard

  • Scientific Program
  • Morning tea each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Afternoon tea each day

Day Registrations

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

AUD$475 per day – Standard
AUD$350 per day – Student / Community 

Friday (Half day)

AUD$215 – Standard / Student / Community

  • Scientific program on one day
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea

Tickets for social functions can be purchased separately.

The coastal community is and always has been supportive of the involvement of women and mothers in all aspects of coastal management. Please note that Coast to Coast 2018 will have facilities such a feeding room to support mothers who may wish to bring babies to the conference. Everyone’s participation, and respectful supports of others participation, is welcomed.

Social Functions


Welcome Reception

  • Date: Monday 16 April 2018
  • Time: 1800 – 2000
  • Where: Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $65

Conference Dinner

  • Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Time: 1900 – 2300
  • Where: Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $140
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Poster Session

  • Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Time: 1700 – 1830
  • Where: Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $35
MR1 Mona Ferry


  • Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
  • Time: 1630 – 1930
  • Where: MONA, MR1 Ferry transfers from Brooke St Pier Hobart to MONA.  Enjoy a private after hours viewing of the MONA galleries along with a drink in the stunning Void Bar
  • Cost: $65pp

Field Tours

Field Tours

Various Field Tours will take place on Wednesday 18 April 2018.  The Field Tours will visit coastal areas of interest in and around great Hobart.  Further details will be made available soon.

  • Cost: Inclusive for full registrations
    Additional tickets – $75

Field Tour 1 – Geomorphology excursion: Pittwater – South Arm

Leaders: Chris Sharples & Paul Donaldson

The geomorphology excursion will visit a variety of Holocene and Pleistocene coastal landforms near Hobart, and will introduce participants to recent research findings regarding the origins and development of several of these, including the Seven Mile Beach barrier system and the (now somewhat controversial) high-level Pleistocene marine deposits at Mary Ann Bay.  Several eroding shorelines will be examined and the differing causes of erosion at several of these sites – which range from long – term landform adjustments to likely recent responses to sea-level rise – will be discussed in the light of recent studies including the acquisition air photo time series for these since the 1940’s.

Most excursion sites involve only short walks from bus stopping locations, however the Mary Ann Bay site requires walking approximately 1 kilometre (15 mins) each way over easy terrain.

Field Tour 2 – Saltmarsh, wetlands and shorebirds

A half-day trip to the Pitt Water – Orielton Lagoon Ramsar Area will provide visitors with an opportunity to look at internationally-significant peri-urban wetlands and saltmarsh, just 30 minutes from the Coast to Coast Conference. The visit will showcase endemic and threatened plants, and provide an opportunity for observations of migratory shorebirds that use this area for the summer months. Many of the species breed in Siberia and Alaska, and spend the non-breeding season en route on migration and in southeast Tasmania. Representatives of BirdLife Tasmania will be present with telescopes to showcase the shorebirds and waterbirds of the Ramsar lagoon

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy

Payment is due within 7 days of submitting your registration. If you are registering within 21 days of the conference you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online.

Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card a receipt will also be attached.

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include GST.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out appropriate insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

Neither the Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Credit Card Payments

Credit card charges appear as Conference Design Pty Ltd on your card statement. When using the online payment system credit cards are processed directly by ANZ eGate and Conference Design does not store or transmit your credit card details. ANZ eGate is a secure and PCI compliant platform.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled up to 60 days prior to the Conference will be eligible for a full refund where payment was made online by credit card. In all other cases a $150 cancellation fee will be charged. All cancellations must be advised via email to Conference Design.

Cancellations notified after this date will not be eligible for any refund, however another person may attend the Conference.


Due to strict visa requirements for the countries listed below, registrations and presentations will not be confirmed until the applicant has obtained a visa.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cóte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Algeria, Libya, Egypt.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT Reference shown on your Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email Conference Design the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference.

  • BSB: 017 324
  • Account #: 1085 82575
  • Account Name: Conference Design Pty Ltd
  • Bank: ANZ, Sandy Bay Branch
  • Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Conference Cancellation or Postponement

The members of the Committee and Conference Design Pty Ltd do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event of the Conference being cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen event or any other event that renders performance of this conference inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

An unforeseen event shall include, but shall not be limited to: an Act of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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