2021 Forum

15-16 September, 2021

The AAWHG is hard at work bringing together a stimulating and valuable 2021 forum.

While there are still many COVID-19 unknowns, the forum will be presented in a hybrid format, with a mix of physical and virtual presentations, so that our international colleagues can still participate. The physical forum will still be held in Adelaide, South Australia.

Thank you to the many industry members who answered our call for papers, which cover a range of valuable and insightful topics on this year’s theme of ‘Research and innovation’. We are now finalising the program and aim to post full details in early July.

A wide range of Australian and international speakers will be presenting, such as Dr Carla Dove from the Smithsonian Institute on their DNA-ID program; an Indonesian airline captain and his ornithologist research colleague; NZ airports; as well as a strong line-up of Australian industry experts.

Bookings open on 30 June, with the facility to register either for the physical conference, or as a virtual delegate. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in person on 15–16 September in Adelaide, to take advantage of the opportunity to network face-to-face with industry colleagues after months of virtual meetings.

Industry Awards​

Each forum year (biennially), 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 reducing wildlife strike risk.

Photo competition

To celebrate the positive and proactive management of aviation wildlife hazards, the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group is holding a photographic competition. It is open to all Australian  citizens, except for AAWHG committee members.

Industry members are invited to submit digital photographs which depict the many facets of effective wildlife hazard management: wildlife ID, monitoring, habitat management, dispersal etc. in the aviation context.

Media gallery


2021 Presentations coming


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