Symposium 2017

Symposium Program Now Available

"Connecting For Conservation"

This biennial event provides an opportunity for researchers, vets, rehabilitation groups, policy makers and Indigenous land managers from across Australia to come together to share the latest information about sea turtle health, rehabilitation and management. Together we hope to build and strengthen existing partnerships and foster new ones to protect sea turtles and ultimately increase populations for future generations to enjoy.

The Symposium will consist of two days of presentations and workshops at Rydges at Southbank, followed by a day-trip to Magnetic Island for a picnic and to learn about field research of sea turtles.

The cost for the three-day symposium is $330, which includes the optional Symposium dinner on Tuesday the 5th of September and the field trip to Magnetic Island on Thursday the 7th of September.

Registrations are now closed

Program Overview

Days 1 and 2 will be held at Rydges in South Townsville. The agenda will include presentations and mini-workshops across 4 broad themes:

  • Research
  • Turtle Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wildlife Management

The full program can be found here


Registration to participate for the three days is $330 (Full Price) or $295 for students, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and a buffet dinner on Tuesday 5th of September. Also included is a field trip around Magnetic Island on Day 3 (Thursday 7th of September).

For further information you can also call Sea Turtle Foundation on 0431 259 129


Special Dietary Requirements

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will endeavour to cater to your needs.


The following activities are included in your registration price. To ensure that we cater for the correct number, please let us know if you will be attending each of these events when you register:

  • Dinner Tuesday 5th of September
  • Field Trip to Magnetic Island – returning approximately 12pm


If you are a business or individual interested in supporting the symposium and promoting yourself to this gathering of research and natural resource management professionals there are sponsorship opportunities still available. Head to our sponsorship page for more information

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The 2017 Turtle Health and Rehabilitation Symposium is a collaborative event by the following organisations



Symposium Sponsors

We are very grateful for the following organisations for sponsoring the symposium