About the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)

The AVA is the peak national body representing the Australian veterinary profession, delivering a range of services and benefits to over 9,000 members.

Our members are veterinarians in practice, industry, government and academia. For nearly 100 years, we’ve represented vets in every corner of Australia – and we always will.

As Australia’s only collective voice for vets, we are experienced advocates and active leaders on all issues of animal health and welfare.

We partner with industry through a variety of face-to-face conferences and events throughout the year as well as webinars, publications and online communications.

By aligning your brand with the AVA, you are not only reaching your target audience through a highly-respected association, you are helping to strengthen our education program and improve the goods and services our members offer their clients.

Visit our website at www.ava.com.au


Why attend?

The 2018 AVA Annual Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) named as the World’s Best Convention Centre!  It is located in South Brisbane and occupies most of the block formed by Grey Street, Melbourne Street, Merivale Street, and Glenelg Street.

  • Largest gathering of Australian veterinarian professionals all under one roof.
  • Stimulating international and local speakers that will inspire
  • Over four invigorating days, you’ll experience exceptional continuing professional development focused on the areas you care about the most.
  • Discover exciting innovations that are transforming veterinary care as we know it
  • Connect with other professionals in your industry and gain insight into their challenges and experiences
  • Be part of shaping the future of the industry at the member forum
  • A social program bursting at the seams – meet and greet dinner for new comers, welcome reception, happy hours, gala dinner, special interest group dinners
  • Fantastic workshops and field trips
  • Over 120 exhibitors


What our delegates had to say


“The AVA National Conference is the premier veterinary conference in Australia. It is the best opportunity to meet up with colleagues, both in my field and other areas of veterinary science; to broaden my scientific knowledge, and to keep up with all the developments in veterinary products and equipment.”


“A fantastic experience ….. a great way to increase my clinical knowledge, learn about clinical developments and meet new people.”


“Fabulous networking; cutting edge continuing education and opportunities for professional growth abound!”


“A great celebration of our wonderful profession, and showcases the diversity of our profession, the opportunities and the wonderful talent within!”