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6th Pacific Rim Conference (INS/ASSBI/CCN)

18th NR-SIG-WFNR Conference

The 18th Conference will be held at the Mantra in Lorne, Victoria, Australia
on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July 2021

Convenor of the conference is Barbara A. Wilson and Chairs of the Scientific Committee are Professor Jennie Ponsford and Professor Tamara Ownsworth


We are looking into offering a bus from the City to Lorne on Sunday 4th July for delegates attending this conference and/or the 6th Pacific Rim Conference in Melbourne which concludes on 3rd July. More information will be available later in the year.


Call for abstracts will open later this year


Mantra Lorne

is situated 2 hours from the City of Melbourne at the start of the Great Ocean Road. The surrounding surf and shipwreck coasts offer some of the most spectacular coastline scenery in the world.


Mantra Lorne offers a range of accommodation options from premium hotel rooms to spacious apartments. All rooms offer 4.5 star facilities and four room styles on offer.


Onsite activities include

  • bocce
  • croquet
  • lawn bowls
  • tennis
  • putting green
  • outdoor cinema
  • indoor swimming pool
  • gym
  • steam room and sauna
  • endota day spa

Local attractions include

  • Great Ocean Road
  • Orway National Park
  • Erskine Falls
  • Boutique wineries
  • Teddy's lookout
  • Otway Fly Tree Top Walk
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Split Point Lighthouse