Registration and pricing

Registration and Pricing

2018 registration opens in February 2018.


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International delegates

International delegates who are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), British Veterinary Association (BVA), Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) or South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) can attend the AVA Annual Conference at AVA member rates.

All international delegates are required to supply their membership association and membership number at the time of registering.

Delegate registration includes:

  • Attendance at scientific sessions
  • Admittance to industry exhibition
  • Satchel (including conference materials)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Monday–Thursday)
  • Happy hour (Monday–Wednesday)
  • USB copy of proceedings

Day registration includes:

  • Attendance at scientific sessions (on nominated day only)
  • Admittance to industry exhibition (on nominated day only)
  • Satchel (including conference materials)
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (on nominated day only)
  • Happy hour (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday only)
  • USB copy of proceedings

Exhibition Only includes:

Admittance to the industry exhibition is on the nominated day only during the following hours. Delegates must register either online or purchase tickets on the day.

  • Sunday 13 May 2018 – 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Monday 14 May 2018 - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 – 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday 17 May 2018 – 9.30am-2.00pm

Happy Hours not included. 

Practice registration includes - all delegates must be AVA members:

  • Practice registration badge (one per practice)
  • Attendance at scientific sessions (one person per day)
  • Admittance to industry exhibition (one person per day)
  • Satchel (including conference materials – one per practice)
  • Welcome Reception (one per person)
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (one person per day)
  • Happy hour – Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday only (one person per day)
  • USB copy of proceedings (one per practice)

The AVA will send practices an excel spreadsheet post event where details of each delegate who attended each day should be completed and returned to to claim Vet Ed points.


  • Online registration only
  • Vet Ed points will need to be claimed individually from the AVA website.
  • AVA member numbers must be supplied to receive the discounted member rate.

New graduates

All new graduates must be members of the AVA  and no more than 3 years out of University.  New Graduates must supply their membership number to receive discount rates.

Accompanying guest registration includes:

Accompanying guests must be accompanied by registered delegate.  Scientific sessions are not included.

  • Welcome Reception – Sunday 13 May 2018, 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Accompanying guest’s welcome morning tea – Monday 14 May 2018, 10.00am-11.00am
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Accompanying guests name badge
  • Happy hour (Monday–Wednesday)
  • Accompanying guests may attend plenary sessions (Monday-Thursday) but must be accompanied by a registered delegate. 


Cancellation of registration

Cancellations must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat (E: by Friday 28 April 2017.  Cancellations received prior to 28 April 2017 will receive a full refund minus $150 administration fee.   Cancellations after 28 April 2017 will not be refunded.  Substitute delegates will be accepted.

International delegates - Letters of Invitation and Visas

Please note that our policy is to only issue a letter of invitation to an international delegate once registration and full payment has been received.  A letter of invitation from the conference does not guarantee entry in to Australia. Please email to request a letter of invitation after your registration and payment has been submitted and attaching your paid invoice. 

All international visitors to Australia (other than New Zealand citizens) are legally required to hold a valid visa. Please visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection:

Privacy Policy

The Australian Veterinary Association Ltd (AVA) supports good privacy practice, and aims to manage personal information in an open and transparent way.  This policy sets out how the AVA aims to comply with the Privacy Act 1998 (Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APP's) which came into force on 12 March 2014.   View AVA Privacy Policy or visit

The AVA takes photos of this event, by attending you give permission to use images taken at the conference, as well as any written comments on our evaluation forms in advertising and promoting the AVA.


All speakers and sessions were confirmed and correct at the time of printing. The AVA reserves the right to amend the program details as required. For program updates visit the Program page of the conference website.

The views and advice  offered by speakers are their own views and may not represent those of the AVA.

VetEd points

The AVA Annual Conference offers delegates approximately 26.5 hours of continuing professional development over the full week.

To have your attendance at the conference recognised for Vet Ed points you must include your AVA membership number when registering for the conference for automatic awarding of the points to your Vet Ed statement.

Delegates can earn extra points by attending one of the post-conference workshops and field trips, or by completing trials at the National Veterinary Examination stand.

VetEd points correct at the time of printing, however points are subject to change without notice.

Trialling questions for the National Veterinary Examination

Many veterinarians trained overseas are required to sit the National Veterinary Examination to check that they are of the same standard as those trained in Australia and New Zealand.

Throughout the conference, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) is asking Australian vets to trial some questions to enable them to collate data to determine their suitability for the examination.

Note: One (1) CE point is available for each set of questions completed. Trialling is anonymous.

Help AVBC maintain the high standard of veterinary practice in Australia.


Delegates may use Provet Plus points  but must check they have sufficent points available prior to registering.  You must have sufficient points to cover the full registration.  Part payment is not accepted.


Delegate/Attendee steps to claiming Provet PLUS points:

  1. Complete AVA  conference registration online and pay
  2. You will receive a tax invoice/receipt sent to your nominated email address (check this is not in your junk mail if it has not arrived in your inbox)
  3. Attendee to email a copy of tax invoice/receipt and a copy of the completed Provet Plus form to
  4. Provet Marketing will process redemption from nominated Provet PLUS account (Please note: Provet will only be able to process redemption if customer has enough points)
  5. Provet Accounts will reimburse the attendee by direct deposit to the nominated bank account. 


Registration enquiries

Info Salons

Telephone: + 61 (02) 9212 1452

Paying by electronic funds transfer

Account name: Info Salons SE#2
BSB: 332 051
Account No: 551 927 056
Please include your surname or confirmation number for all electronic funds transfers. All bank charges including international transfer fees, remain the responsibility of the delegate.  

Please ensure full payment is made within fourteen (14) days of the invoice date or by 1 May 2018, whichever is sooner. Payment is due immediately for bookings processed after 1 May 2018.

Registration desk opening hours

Sunday 13 May 2018 4.00pm-8.00pm
Monday 14 May 2018 7.00am-7.00pm
Tuesday 15 May 2018 7.00am-7.00pm
Wednesday 16 May 2018 7.00am-8.00pm
Thursday 17 May 2018 7.00am-5.30pm