BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference


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Our host, Mantra at Sharks, is offering a 15% discount off the regular Mantra Daily Rate to the first 120 conference attendees to book.  Mantra at Sharks offers rooms including accessible accommodation, complimentary on-site parking, complimentary WiFi and full access to the facilities at Southport Sharks, including the Health + Fitness Centre.

Once you purchase a ticket you will receive an email with a code and instructions to receive 15% off the regular Mantra Daily Rate.  We encourage you to shop around to find the best deal and what suits your preference.

The address for Mantra at Sharks is: Melia Ct, Southport QLD.  

Alternative options near the venue include caravan parks, B&Bs, and hotels/motels.  


The organising committee reassures registrants that contingency plans have been developed to address the fluid COVID situation.  If a government directed COVID restriction is enforced for the conference date and the event cannot proceed, any monies held will be carried over for a postponed event for up to 12 months from the original event date, allowing BirdLife Photography to reschedule the conference to a future date.  Should such a situation arise, and the rescheduled conference date finds attendees unable to attend, refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  As government enforced COVID restrictions remain fluid, we encourage attendees to book flights and accommodations which allow flexibility.

Otherwise, the following refund policy applies:

– 90% refund for more than 28 days notice
– 50% refund for between 2-4 weeks notice
– No refund for less than 2 weeks notice.

For conference refund requests please email Birdlife Australia: