BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference 2019

21st and 22nd of September 2019


Midnight, Sunday 8th of September 2019


The BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference – BLPBC – is our national conference, which is held in different locations across Australia. This year we are delighted to announce that the conference will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia. The BLPBC program which runs over two days comprises presentations and workshops which showcase both the art and craft of ethical bird photography and the role of photography in promoting an appreciation of our unique birdlife to the wider community.


The conference caters for a diverse audience ranging from those just beginning the birding and bird photography journey through to those who regularly engage in advanced photographic techniques.


This year we have included a series of ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions, in which there will be ample opportunity to bring along your camera/lens combo, computer and software, to sort out any operational issues, personalise the settings on your camera and extend your post-processing skills.


There will be organized birding outings before and after the conference – the perfect opportunity to observe and photograph WA endemics. Further, we have organised a pelagic expedition, which is limited to 20 participants.


Two of our key-note speakers include Glenn Bartley, a world-renowed bird and nature photographer from Canada, and our nationally and internationally awarded Georgina Steytler from Western Australia. This is a rare event to have these two amazing photographers presenting across both days – don’t miss this opportunity, register today.


Registering for this Conference



Ticket Information

A ticket provides entry to the conference on both the 21st and 22nd September 2019; includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch on both days.


The conference dinner is an additional $55 per person and available for both registered delegates and partners/friends. The perfect place to socialize with the photographers you admire and catch up with people you may only know online.

Venue: Esplanade Hotel, 7pm Saturday 21st 2019


The Pelagic is an additional $185. It is limited to the first 20 people who register concurrently to both the conference and the pelagic expedition. Available only for conference registrants.


Registrants are required to present their tickets at one of the registration sessions (Friday evening or Saturday morning) to obtain their name badge for the conference; this must be worn to allow entrance to the conference sessions and dinner.


Accommodation at The Esplanade Hotel

Conference delegates are offered reduced rates when booking accommodation at the Esplanade Hotel.


Help with registration


  • Please select "Myself" and when you reach the Register Page at the end of the form you will have the opportunity to provide your name and address details. You do not need to set up a new user profile to register.
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  • For those people experiencing issues with the online registration process, you can download a REGISTRATION FORM here or from either of the following links, complete the form and post or email the form to BirdLife Australia.

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BLPBC Weekend Booking
Three price levels of tickets are available for purchase based on BLP membership criteria:

$250 – available only to current financial members of *Birdlife Photography

$265 – register for the conference and add a 12 months membership of Birdlife Photography

$295 – register for the conference as a non-member of Birdlife Photography

$295 – Registration after the cut-off date** for all registrants

$185 – Pelagic Expedition*** (limit of 20 persons)

$ 55 – Conference Dinner

* Membership of Birdlife Photography is an additional subscription to BirdLife Australia membership
** Cut-off date midnight 8th September 2019. Under exceptional circumstances new registrations at the registration sessions (Friday evening or Saturday morning) will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee and will only be accepted as a $295 cash payment. Contact Graham Cam prior to attending the conference is advised.
*** 19th September 2019; Meeting time 6:00am – Departure time 6:15am at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Mews Road, Fremantle, WA.
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.

Saturday Night Dinner
Saturday Night Dinner
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.

BLP - Pelagic Expedition (Sold Out)
19th September 2019; Meeting time 6:00am - Departure time 6:15am at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Mews Road, Fremantle, WA.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.