2022 Forum

14-15 September, 2022

Rydges Adelaide, South Australia

Registrations opening soon!

The Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group’s biennial forum will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on 14–15 September 2022 at Rydges South Park Adelaide.

Normally held every two years (alternating with a workshop), the AAWHG forum is a highlight of the aviation wildlife hazard management calendar, attracting industry representatives from around the world to discuss best practice aviation wildlife hazard management and safety.

The forum attracts professionals from across the aviation industry, including airport operators and ground crew, airlines, pilots, service and equipment suppliers, wildlife specialists, trainers, ATC, accident investigators and regulators.

We’re now calling for papers, on the forum theme of ‘Addressing wildlife hazard management challenges: past, present and future’. Submissions close 27 June.

The AAWHG forum – now September 2022

Regretfully, with the continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and restrictions on Australian and international aviation, the AAWHG has had to postpone the physical forum in Adelaide until September 2022. 

However, we are still proposing to hold a virtual forum in a changed format during October 2021.

No doubt many of you have experienced consecutive multi-day virtual events, and emerged, as we have, overwhelmed from a concentrated two or three days of screen gazing.

To do justice to the many engaging and relevant presentations we had scheduled for the postponed forum, we are proposing to present them as four separate weekly webinars during the month of October, 2021. 

Each week’s webinar will focus on one of the four main forum themes: 1. research & innovation; 2. industry updates; 3. the impact of COVID-19 and management; and 4. collaboration. 

The webinars are tentatively scheduled for two hours (9-11am AEST) on the mornings of: 

  • Tuesday 5 October (research & innovation)
  • Tuesday 12 October (industry updates)
  • Tuesday 19 October (the impact of COVID-19 and management), and
  • Tuesday 26 October (wildlife hazard management collaboration). 

Registrations for the webinars will open on 15 August, 2021

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


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