Breakfasts and lunches
Social functions
Friday day tours
Satellite events
Site visits & tours
Australian science
Organising committee


The Australian Science Communicators are hosting the conference in collaboration with the World Federation of Science Journalists.



Pre-registrations have now closed. There are some places available for working journalists to register on the day. Please contact Jacqui Muir on +61 3 9645 6311 or jacqui@wsm.com.au

Registration fees:

Registration Type

Cost per person prior to 15 February 2006

Cost per person on or after 15 February 2006

Member* $605.00 $605.00
Non Member $715.00 $825.00
Student# $385.00 $440.00
Day Registration^ $280.00 $280.00
  • Early bird registration for members has been extended to 1 April 2007
  • If you experience difficulties registering online, please contact Kim O'Dea on kimo@wsm.com.au

Registration includes:

  • Entrance to all conference session
  • Morning / Afternoon teas and lunches served in Exhibition Area
  • Access to Industry Exhibition
  • Welcome Reception (not included in Student Registration)
  • Evening Receptions (not included Student Registration)
  • Conference satchel with Handbook
  • Copy of delegate list
  • Access to Internet Café and Media Working Room
  • Cancellations

    Cancellations received in writing by the Conference Managers, prior to Friday 23 February 2007 will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund. No refund will be given after this date; however, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to the Conference Managers.


    Almost all international visitors coming to the conference will require a short business visit visa. For most countries this may take four to six weeks. So we'd recommend applying as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa to enter Australia. We can provide documentation to assist you, but it is your responsibility.

    For some more information on applying for a visa, click here

    Privacy statement

    Waldron Smith Management and the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the conference. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles. A delegate list with name, organisation and country will be supplied to all conference attendees including exhibitors and sponsors. You can indicate on the registration form if you do not want to have your details included on the delegate list.


    The World Conference of Science Journalists 2007 and Exhibition including the conference organisers will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2007 and exhibition or related events.

    General Information Relating to the Conference

    People with special needs

    Every effort is made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Melbourne a pleasant and comfortable experience.

    For more information about registrations, accommodation or travel, please contact our conference organiser:

    Kim O'Dea
    Waldron Smith
    61 Danks Street
    West Port Melbourne Vic 3207
    Tel: +61 (3) 9645 6311
    Fax: +61 (3) 9645 6322

    *Member rate may be claimed by financial members of ASC, AMWA and SCANZ; members of journalism associations affiliated with the World Federation of Science Journalists; and working journalists. We regard a working journalist as someone who is paid by the media to report and not by a science organisation. Early bird registration for members has been extended until 1 April when the rate will increase to $715.

    # Student Registration does not include evening receptions

    ^ Day registration includes evening reception on day of attendance only