The 2023 Australian Entomological Society 54th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference

12 - 15 November 2023

Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, Western Australia

Host City

Host City

Located on the south coast of Western Australia, Albany is a fantastic holiday destination and the perfect place to extend your stay before or after the conference.  With plenty of accommodation and dining options, boutiques and cafés, Albany is a great base to explore the region.  It is surrounded by accessible natural beauty and draws many to the region with its spectacular flora and fauna.  There’s also history, tall forests, wineries, walks, scenic drives and more all within reach when you stay in Albany.

While in Albany:

> Wander the waterfront precinct and Albany Peace Park to learn the history of the area
> Walk the Middleton Beach boardwalk for fabulous views of King George Sound
> Immerse yourself in history at the National ANZAC Centre and Princess Royal Fortress
> Visit the bustling Albany Farmers market on a Saturday morning to experience the food of the region.
> Mingle with the locals in one of Albany’s many vibrant cafés or bars
> Take a walking tour to learn about Menang Aboriginal culture with a local guide. 

Explore around Albany:

> Take a hike on the trails at Mount Martin Botanical Reserve and enjoy amazing views of Gull Rock National Park and its beaches
> Visit Two People’s Bay Nature Reserve, home of the endangered Gilbert’s Potoroo and Noisy Scrub Bird
> Visit Albany Wind Farm, stroll the paths and take in the incredible views, then challenge yourself to the Sandpatch Staircase.
> Take a distillery tour at Limeburners and experience local whisky and gin.

Explore further:

> Take a day trip to Denmark to tour the wineries, food, beaches and forest and experience laid back life in this coastal town
> Visit the Porongurups, climb Castle Rock, experience the Skywalk, then wind down at the wineries
> Explore the Stirlings with a drive through this ancient landscape or lace up the hiking boots and climb a peak
Find out more about the amazing things to do and see on your trip to Albany, and plan and book your stay here: 



Getting to Albany

We encourage you to arrange your travel to and from Albany as early as possible to give you the best range of options as some services can be limited.


Rex Airlines flies daily between Perth and Albany.  Flight time is approximately 1 hour.


The distance from Perth airport to Albany is 405km.  Travel time is approximately 4.5 hours.

For car hire, check your organisation’s corporate arrangements.


Coaches travel daily between Perth and Albany.  The most direct route is East Perth to Albany via Williams and Kojonup. Travel time is approximately 6 hours. More information and booking can be found at these links:

*Please Note*   The conference Welcome Reception is from 4.30pm – 6.30pm on Sunday 12th November.  There is only one coach service from Perth to Albany on Sundays, leaving Perth at 3pm and arriving Albany 9pm.  Please note this in your travel plans to ensure you can attend.

Getting around Albany



Albany City Cabs and Transport


  • Important dates


    Abstract deadline
    Early-bird registration deadline
    Deadline for registrations
    Conference begins
    Optional Field Trip