FAQs and General Information

Registration can be completed through either the online booking process (requires payment by credit card) or using the fax/mail back form.


Enter your email address in the “Access Hidden Tickets” box on the online registration form to access discounted member rates.

If you are not a member and wish to join, you can do so whilst registering, just select the registration type that includes “Become an AIEN Member” and your membership fee will be added to your registration.  Not only will you receive the member’s rate for the conference, but you will also receive member news, discounts on workshops and other events, industry support and more. For more information about AIEN membership click here.


Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received in full.

All fees are in Australian Dollars $AUD and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).


Rydges Newcastle
Wharf Rd &, Merewether St
Newcastle NSW 2300

For more information about the venue please click here.


Valet parking is available to in-house guests at the Rydges Newcastle at $35 per car per day and is subject to availability.

Non-secure public metered parking is available within a short walking distance of the hotel.

In addition, the following parking stations are a short walk from the Rydges Newcastle:


The dress standard for the event is business/smart casual.


Cancellation of your registration must be advised in writing to info@aien.com.au.

Cancellations received on or before 31 July 2024 will receive a full refund less a $165 administration fee, cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund, however, we will accept delegate name changes at any time leading up to the event (differences in registration fees may be applicable).


Rydges Newcastle provides complimentary WiFi access to conference attendees. Access details will be provided at the conference.


Every effort has been made to present all the information contained in this website as accurately as possible. The organisers reserve the right to change, without notice, any or all of these details.


In registering for this event, relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, organisation and title) and may be made available to parties directly related to the event including AIEN and sponsors (subject to conditions). If you do not wish to be included in the delegate list please email info@aien.com.au.


By registering for the Australian Bioeconomy Conference, you consent and grant permission to AIEN, its agents and others working under its authority, to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing your image/likeness. These images and recordings may be used for promotional, news, online/multimedia, research and/or educational purposes by and for AIEN. Copies of the event photographs will be made available to the attendees after the event.


Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information about Entry Visa’s for Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs, Explore Visa Options webpage.

Please note that the organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.


If you receive an email offering Australian Bioeconomy Conference attendee/visitor lists for sale is a scam and should be deleted.

AIEN complies with data privacy laws, and we do not share our delegate or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.


If you have any questions about the event, registration or AIEN please contact:

Australian Industrial Ecology Network
T: 1300 446 303
E: info@aien.com.au