Coast to Coast 2018

Coast to Coast 2018 will take place from 16th to 20th April 2018 in Hobart, Tasmania. Find more information at

"Meeting on the Margin"

Welcome to the 14th Coast to Coast – Australia’s biennial national coastal management conference.

You are part of a large and diverse community of organisations and individuals involved in Australia’s coastal zone, or perhaps the coast of another nation. This conference is an essential part of your calendar whether you work in government, research, natural resource management, a community organisation or NGO, if you provide consultant services or represent a coastal industry.

In a period when many governments have to some extent retreated from this space, April 2018 in Hobart is an opportunity to take stock and reset the compass.  It is a time to re-energise, rejuvenate, re-engage, re-envision and rebuild the national coastal community.

We have designed Coast to Coast 2018 to encourage deep dialogue, inspiring presentations, rich stories, informative excursions, fruitful workshops, opportunities to strengthen connections and build new ones, and time for great conversations.

We encourage you to put the dates in your diary and register your interest through our website. We also invite you and your organisation to consider what you might contribute to the conference, for example by:

  • Registering yourself, and supporting other key staff to attend
  • Presenting a spoken paper or a poster (Abstracts now called), or other display,
  • Convening a workshop or discussion,
  • Showcasing your organisation’s or business’s work with an exhibition booth,
  • Chipping in to help support this important event as a Sponsor

We are all in this together. Please share the excitement and rising groundswell of interest and energy as we prepare to welcome you in Hobart in April 2018.

Chris Rees and Eric Woehler, co-convenors Coast to Coast 2018