Registrations Open

The APBC 2022 committee is pleased to announce that registrations are now open to attend the 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference 2022.

We are pleased to announce that you can now register to attend in-person or virtually.  We would like to encourage our Australian and New Zealand colleagues to attend in-person with borders open.  Our international colleagues can register to attend virtually through a fully interactive and purpose-built platform.  If things change and borders are closed or opened you can change to either in-person or virtual.




 Full Fee

Full Delegate - In-Person $995 AUD
Full Delegate - Virtual $750 AUD
Full-time Student* - In-Person $550 AUD
Full-time Student - Virtual $495 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 a letter of enrolment from your institution.

Please note: 

In accordance with QLD Government regulations, all guests must provide proof of vaccination status.  Only fully vaccinated guests can enter the premises and its venues and outlets. Vaccination status will be checked by staff members on entry to the event.

Product Showcase

Monday 9th May
4pm - 6.30pm
Exhibition area, QT

We are working with growers and producers to organise an exciting showcase of plant breeding success stories. The showcase will involve the incorporation of new plant varieties into meals throughout the conference including the conference dinner. On the Monday afternoon, there will be a special showcase display even with an assortment of products to see and eat, including fruit, veg, grains, meat and even beer! We're also shining a light on plant products with a meat-free Tuesday. Keep an eye out for videos of plant breeders showing off their new varieties throughout the conference, too.

Sponsored by:

APBC Networking Event

Tuesday 10th May
18.00 - 19.00
The Green, QT

Agriculture has sustained and enhanced human life for thousands of years, but a changing environment and expanding population is increasing demand for more productive and more sustainable farming. Harnessing next-generation sequencing (NGS) in agriculture will allow for development of more productive and sustainable practices,  so that together, we can meet the challenges of the changing environment and the demands of feeding a growing population. Join us at the APBC networking session, held at The Green on the ground floor at 6pm on the 10th to mingle with your peers, meet the Illumina team, have a drink on us and stand a chance to win a RyzeTello Drone!

Please register for this event by logging into your registration in Currinda or email  (Please note that by attending this event you agree for your name, email and organisation to be passed onto Illumina).

Sponsored by:

Conference Dinner

Kalyx would like to welcome you in concluding the conference with a night of celebration at the APBC Conference Dinner.

Wednesday 11th of May
7 – 11 pm
Ballroom, QT Gold Coast
Smart Casual

At Kalyx we understand that research is often the very first step in what can be a long journey. And while the destination of the journey is not always known, it is always informed by the insights that research generates. We are excited to join with breeders, scientists, and the future agricultural leaders at the 2022 Australian Plant Breeding Conference to share experiences and ideas to support the drive “Towards 2050.”

For over 20 years Kalyx has partnered with scientists, delivering the highest quality data and insights, empowering them to pioneer new technologies for Australian farmers. Kalyx is the proud sponsor of the 2022 Australian Plant Breeding conference dinner.

Sponsored by:

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

Please note bookings for the Mantra Sun City are currently not available.  If you are interested in staying at a nearby apartment please email

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)
$139 / night (minimum 2 night stay)

Two-Bedroom Apartment (max 4 people)
$209 / night (minimum 2 night stay)