Subsidy available to attend Australian Rangelands Conference

NQ Dry Tropics will subsidise Burdekin graziers to attend the Australian Rangelands Conference. The conference is being held in Broome on 18–22 September.  

The Australian Rangelands Conference is a great opportunity to hear the latest about land management practice and associated issues affecting Australian rangelands. 

Australia’s rangelands cover 80 per cent of the country and supports more than 6000 pastoral businesses. The rangelands make a significant contribution to the Australian economy.

The 2023 conference theme is ‘Action Stations’. 

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Coming to grips with carbon, green energy and natural capital
  • Science, satellites and success
  • Resilience in a land of drought and flooding rains
  • Traditional Owner aspirations and knowledge
  • Where/what is the cutting edge technology
  • Passing the baton to the next generation

NQ Dry Tropics will subsidise $1500 per person, up to two people per business, to attend the conference. 

For more information, contact: 



M: 0400 922 342


Discounts for young graziers

The conference is offering a significant discount for early careers attendees, who can apply to attend for only $300.

As part of an Early Careers program developed by the Conference Organising Committee, discounted pricing is offered for practitioners early in their career (up to 5 years in the rangeland industry) and elements of the Conference will be tailored towards those in the early phases of their careers. 

Affordability and ability to travel has been a barrier in previous years for the younger generations engaged in the sector. Discounted conference pricing for early career practitioners make it more realistic and appealing for this next generation to attend.

More information and a link to an application form can be found here.

About the Australian Rangeland Society

The Australian Rangeland Society is an independent and non-aligned association connecting people who care about improving sustainable management of natural resources, life and business in the rangelands.

Due to the diverse activities and needs of the people in the rangelands, the Society exists to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas and information among people who live remotely or are concerned about rangeland issues in their work.

The Society was founded in 1975 and:

  • publishes The Rangeland Journal, with six issues a year
  • publishes the Range Management Newsletter, with three issues a year, and is active on social media
  • holds a biennial conference (Broome in 2023 will be the 22nd conference)
  • advocates for sound science, practice and policy in the rangelands.

For more information on ARS and its activities,