Registrations Now Open

Early bird registration will be available until 28th February 2020

Registration entitles each delegate to:

- Admission to all sessions
- Admission to exhibitors
- Ticket to the welcome reception
- Ticket to the conference dinner
- Daily morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea



Early Bird

Full Delegate $795 AUD
Full-time Student* $395 AUD

* To be eligible for the discounted student rate you will need to provide proof either with a copy of your student id (must say full-time) or letter of enrolment from your institution.

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There will be a welcome reception on the evening of the first day, and a conference dinner on the last night of the conference. Both the welcome reception and conference dinner will be held at the conference location, the QT hotel on the Gold Coast.

The cost of these events will be included in the registration. We believe that networking events such as these are essential to encourage collaborative knowledge sharing across disciplines, and we are excited to celebrate APBC 2020.

Additional tickets will be available for purchase for guests and partners when registration opens.

QT Gold Coast


7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

The conference will be held at the QT hotel on the Gold Coast

The QT hotel is located one block from the famous Surfers Paradise esplanade and beach.


QT Hotel, Sustainability Policy

We are very pleased to partner with QT Hotel and participate in their focus on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. QT’s sustainability policy includes actions such as waste reduction through composting organic matter, growing organic crops on a rooftop garden, partnering with OzHarvest food collection, and encouraging delegates to bring their own KeepCups. Read more here: <QT Sustainability Policy>

 The Gold Coast, Queensland

Surfers Paradise is the hub of Queensland’s Gold Coast. Even in winter, the temperature is usually a pleasant 21°C during the day, and rarely drops below 10°C at night.

The Gold Coast is well known for its exciting night life, and long stretches of beach often compared to those of Miami.


Things to do

There are many activities to enjoy on the Gold Coast, including surfing, stand up paddle boarding, mini golf and even ice skating, all within a walking distance of the QT hotel. If you do check out the beach, please remember to swim between the red and yellow flags for your safety!

Further abroad, the wonders of Queensland and northern New South Wales await! Go snorkelling on the world heritage Great Barrier Reef, enjoy whale watching at many locations along the coast, visit the stunning rainforests and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gold and Sunshine Coast hinterlands, or check out famous Byron Bay and its laid back lifestyle.



QT Gold Coast

The hotel boasts a stylish quirky style, an outdoor pool and spa, two tennis courts, and complimentary use of bicycles to explore the surrounding area.

Discounted room rates will be available through the registration process.

Mountain View Room
$174/night for room only or $199/night including breakfast.

Mantra Sun City

Located under 500m from the QT, the Mantra Sun City provides an alternative to those wanting an apartment.  With a private balcony overlooking Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast Hinterland, our air-conditioned one and two bedroom apartments offer a relaxing sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast. With the added convenience of a full kitchen, laundry and living/dining area, one-bedroom apartments also feature a TV with FOXTEL, and in-room internet access. 

One-Bedroom Apartment (max 2 people)

Two-Bedroom Apartment (max 4 people)