National Biodiversity Offsets Conference | Hotel Realm, Canberra

The time is right for a national forum on biodiversity offsets to aid in shaping the future of environmental offsets in Australia. A national conference on biodiversity offsets will provide an opportunity to:

• discuss their history and effectiveness in addressing environmental impacts;
• share the experiences from all levels of government;
• learn from academics, the legal fraternity and those involved in offset markets;
• hear from individuals involved in the hands-on delivery of offsets;
• explore different metrics for measuring impact and calculating offset delivery; and
• debate the relative benefts of direct, indirect and ‘pay and go’ offsets.

This conference will be of interest to policy makers, regulatory authorities, academics, offset brokers, environmental practitioners, offset providers and the legal fraternity. All participants will receive an understanding of every aspect of biodiversity offsets and the opportunity to participate in closing session aimed at identifying priorities for biodiversity offset policy, science, markets and delivery in Australia.

Registrations for this event will be opening on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Click here to download the event flyer →

Call for Posters is now open

The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) invites professionals, academics and students involved with biodiversity offsets to prepare a poster for the event. Posters can cover a range of subjects relating to biodiversity offsets and may include case examples or theoretical approaches, but must consider the aims of the conference. Specifically, in order to aid in shaping the future of biodiversity offsets your poster must:

  • Discuss the positive aspects of biodiversity offsets pertaining to your project;
  • Discuss what needs to change in relation to biodiversity offsets; and
  • Identify potential solutions to the issues you have identified.

If you are interested in contributing to the event please prepare a brief abstract (300 words maximum) submitted through the EIANZ website by no later than Monday 1 July 2019.

Find out more and submit an abstract →

Sponsorship opportunities

The National Biodiversity Offsets Conference Sponsorship Prospectus is now available and provides outstanding opportunities for sponsors to secure high profile brand recognition within the environment sector and with leaders of industry and government attending the conference. Gold, Silver and Bronze packages are available as well as trade opportunities and tailored packages.

To secure your sponsorship opportunity contact

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Important dates

Poster submissions open

Thursday 9 May 2019

Poster submissions close

Monday 1 July 2019

Poster acceptance notification

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Poster presenter registration deadline

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Registrations open

Thursday 30 May 2019

Early Bird Registrations closes

Monday 22 July 2019

National Biodiversity Offsets Conference

Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 August 2019

Gala Dinner at Old Parliament House

Monday 26 August 2019

Field Trip(s)

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Event details

When: 26 Aug - 28 Aug 2019

Where: Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Contact: EIANZ Central Office: or +61 8593 4140