Events and meeting calendar


Theme: ‘Research and innovation’

Mark these dates in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a stimulating and valuable forum in 2020. AAWHG holds a major industry event each year: the biennial forum and in the alternate year, an industry workshop. Following last year’s highly successful workshop held in Sydney, the executive committee is busy planning for the 2020 forum.

The forum will be held from 16–17 September 2020, in Adelaide, kindly hosted by Adelaide and Parafield airports.

If you are interested in presenting a paper please complete the presentation proposal submission form, and return it by Monday 27 April, to the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group via email: and copy in

Industry Awards

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Each year the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group recognises those individuals or organisations that are implementing innovative and effective aviation wildlife management strategies through an Avisure-sponsored award.

Commendations are given to representatives from the industry for their outstanding contribution to reduce wildlife strike risk.

Selection criteria

Individuals receiving a commendation will:

  • Contribute positively to the industry in the field of wildlife risk mitigation
  • Demonstrate innovation in, or a novel application of, wildlife hazard management techniques
  • Promote positive stakeholder engagement
  • Increase safety and environmental awareness.

Selection process

If you wish to nominate someone for these awards, please submit a half-page summary (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, along with contact details, to the AAWHG forum secretariat. Please ensure your summary addresses the selection criteria listed above.

Closing date for 2020 forum nominations TBC.