Confirmed per-person conference fees are set out below. Discounted fees are offered to students, retirees, and AAP and Geological Society of New Zealand (GSNZ) members. Palaeo Down Under 2 meets the criteria for the Memorandum of Understanding between the Geological Society of Australia (of which AAP is a specialist group) and the GSNZ, which came into effect on 1 December 2013. By this arrangement, GSNZ members may attend the conference at AAP member rates.

An Early Bird reduced fee is also available to all delegates before 1 March 2016. As well, a single-day attendance option is available for those who cannot attend the entire conference.

For the general public, attendance at keynote lectures is offered for a nominal fee. The five keynote lectures, one per day, are scheduled for 9:30-10.15 am on Monday 11 July, and 9:00-9:45 am on each of Tuesday 12 July to Friday 15 July inclusive. Click here for details of speakers and lecture titles.

Registration for Palaeo Down Under 2 will open on Monday 18 January. All fees are payable in Australian dollars (A$) at the time of registration, using the Eventbrite portal at

Important notice: the number of places for field excursions is limited, so registration for these will be on a strict first-come-first-served basis.

Conference fees

The registration fee will entitle delegates to attendance at the icebreaker reception, conference sessions, and morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as a copy of the abstracts volume and related conference materials, and one copy of the conference proceedings volume to be published in Australasian Palaeontological Memoirs (formerly Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists).

  • Standard (non-AAP or GSNZ member):                                                                                               A$450
  • Early Bird (non-AAP or GSNZ member, before 1 March 2016):                                                  A$405
  • Standard (AAP or NZGS member):                                                                                                        A$405
  • Early Bird (AAP or GSNZ member, before 1 March 2016):                                                            A$360
  • Student (proof of current student status required; see Eventbrite portal):                        A$225
  • Retiree (aged 60 or over and not in full-time employment):                                                      A$315
  • Single-day (excludes icebreaker; allows oral or poster presentation):                                 A$100 per day
  • Keynote talk attendance (suitable for general public):                                                               A$10 per talk

  • Refunds policy

    Full refunds will be made up to 31 March 2016 upon request. Half (50%) refunds will be available from 1 April to 31 May 2016. No refund will be made after that date.