Australian Rangeland Society

20th Biennial Conference 2019

Resilient future rangelands: integrating environment and livelihoods

Canberra, 2-5 September 2019

Kambri Convention Centre | Australian National University | CANBERRA | ACT | AUSTRALIA

Established 42 years ago, the Australian Rangeland Society returns to Canberra for its 20th biennial conference in September 2019.

ARS is an independent and non-aligned association connecting people who care about improving sustainable management of natural resource, life and business in the rangelands.

Australia’s rangelands cover more than 70% of the country. More commonly known as the ‘outback’, rangelands are home to many of Australia’s Indigenous people. They are culturally important to all Australians and a key component of Australia’s identity.

The rangelands make a significant contribution to Australia’s economy. Annual gross revenue from mining is more than $50 billion, tourism is greater than $2 billion, and pastoralism and agriculture combined are worth $5 billion. There are limited national data for other products such as bush foods and rangeland timbers although the value of kangaroo production approaches $200 million.

For further information, see the conference website via this link.

Call for Abstracts

A call to submit a short abstract to sharing your understanding in various ways at the conference is now open until 1st May 2019.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to join your peers to think practically about the future of 4/5ths of Australia! 

More information at

Please place 1st May 2019 in your calendar now.