Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
25-28 November 2019 Melbourne, Australia
Strong Foundations, Future Innovations


Registration for the 22nd Australasian Plant Pathology Society Biennial Conference (APPS) 2019 is now open. Please read the registration information carefully before beginning the online registration.


Registration fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax).

  Early bird
Before 5 July 2019
After 5 July 2019
Fee type    
Full delegate registration: APPS member $990 $1,210
Full delegate registration: Non-member $1,210 $1,485
Other Registration fee options    
Full student registration: APPS member $550
Full Emeritus (retired) registration: APPS member $550
Full student registration: Non-member $660
Full Emeritus (retired) registration: Non-member $660
Day registration: APPS member $660
Day registration: Non-member $770
Optional add-ons    
Welcome reception additional guest ticket $77
50th Anniversary gala dinner additional guest ticket $150
Printed program book (to be collected at the Conference) $22
Save now by registering to become an APPS member

Full registration entitlements

  • Admission to all conference sessions 26 – 28 November 2019
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea daily
  • Delegate materials
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception held on Monday 25 November 2019
  • Ticket to the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner held on Wednesday 27 November 2019

Social functions

Welcome Reception – Monday 25th November 2019

Take this opportunity to meet your peers from the industry, in a social environment, at our 2019 Conference Welcome Reception. This ticket is included in your registration fee. You can purchase additional guest tickets through the online registration form.

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Wednesday 27th November 2019

Join us at the Gala dinner to celebrate 50 years of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society. This ticket is included in your registration fee. You may purchase additional tickets through the online registration form.


To receive a member rate, you must be a current APPS member at the time of registration. Please enter your APPS membership number to receive your membership discount.

Student registration

Both full time and part time students are eligible for the student rate.

Once you've registered please email a copy of your current student identification to

Retiree registration

To receive a retiree rate you must be 60 years of age and over and working less than 20 hours per week in paid employment, or fully retired.

Day registration

Day registration covers attendance of the conference for one day only. Day registrations may not be combined. More than one day requires full conference registration. Be aware that single day registrations do not include entrance to the Conference Welcome Reception or the Gala Dinner. These benefits are provided for attendees who paid the full conference registration fees.

Electronic registration

Only electronic registration is accepted. To register online, go to the registration site and follow the instructions there. An acknowledgement of your registration will be sent upon its receipt and payment.

Payment deadlines

Registrations received by 5 July 2019 must be paid in full by 5 July 2019 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

Cancellation & refund policy

Deadline: 25 October 2019

Cancellations (partial or full) must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellations received prior to 25 October 2019 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee. Cancellations received after 25 October 2019 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted until 25 November 2019.


All best endeavours will be made to present the program as displayed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

WARNING: Please be aware of a scam, which pretends to be the accommodation provider for APPS2019. If you receive an e-mail from or a telephone call regarding APPS2019 from 0044, please ignore it. All hotel reservations should be made through the APPS2019 registration form or directly with the hotel. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns;

Please direct all registration enquiries to

APPS2019 Conference Secretariat

ICMS Australasia
PO Box 5005
South Melbourne Victoria 3205
Ph: +61 3 9682 0500

  • Key Dates

  • Registrations Now open
  • Call for Abstracts Now open
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline 5 July 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Close 25 July 2019
  • Notification to Authors 9 September 2019
  • Registration for Workshops Close 23 September 2019
  • APPS 2019 Conference 25 - 28 November 2019


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General Information

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Australian Plant Pathology Society Conference. See more information.