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The official Opening Session of the 43rd ASSCT Conference will be held at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), 258 Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740 on Wednesday 20th April 2022. All General, Manufacturing and Agricultural sessions will follow at the same site, concluding after the tours on Friday 22nd April 2022.

NB: All delegates are required to be fully Covid vaccinated. MECC staff will be checking your vaccination status before entering the venue.


The Welcoming Function will be held the evening before the official opening, commencing at 5pm (Tuesday 19th April) under the Fig Tree at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre.  If you have not already checked in earlier in the day, please make yourself known to staff at the Registration table near the entrance to the North Wing. You will need to show vaccination status to collect your lanyard.


Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday evening (20th April) at the conclusion of the Technical Sessions.  There will be a Conference Dinner (Gourmet BBQ) on Thursday night (21st April). Conference Awards and Presentations will occur a the Society's AGM held Friday morning (23rd April) prior to the tours.


Registration costs are as follows:-

  • Full member A$400 
  • Associate member  A$400
  • Delegate (of a supporting member)  A$400 
  • Life member A$320 
  • Non member A$450
  • Partner program A$340

On-site registration is available commencing 12:00 pm on Tuesday 19th or 7:30 am Wednesday 20th April 2022 at the MECC. The registration fee provides entry to all Conference sessions, the Welcome Function, a Conference Dinner, morning and afternoon teas and lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday. Morning tea and lunch will be included on Friday. The fee also covers bus transport for the Conference tours. Conference registration is only available online.

For delegates and partners not registering for the Conference or Partner program, tickets are available for the two social functions at individual cost.

 - Welcome Function (Tues) at Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre - A$60 
Gourmet BBQ Conference Dinner (Thur) at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre - A$100 


The ASSCT Committee wishes to advise that by attending the Conference/Exhibition you may be photographed by a member of the Committee or contracted photographer for publicity or promotional purposes. The ASSCT Committee retains all property in all images it produces.



The ASSCT will be supporting graduates and young professional staff at the 2022 ASSCT Conference in Mackay. Twenty complimentary registrations will be made available for this purpose. To make this initiative a success we need to gauge the interest from industry groups. Please reply to ASSCT Admin by return email to 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible but no later than the end of February.




The 2022 newsletter is available here




Registrations for the 2022 ASSCT Conference are now open




The ASSCT and its executive have considered the potential ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have developed this protocol.

Download Hygiene and Well Being Protocol



From 21 February 2022, all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption

Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.

It is important that all international visitors monitor the advice provided on www.smartraveller.gov.au

Due to the fluctuating circumstances around Covid and travel restrictions, ASSCT will be continually monitoring the situation and will give updates when available.


The ASSCT has a commitment to create an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of staff and conference attendees are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.  A copy of the ASSCT Policy on discrimination and sexual harassment can be found here.

Download ASSCT Policy on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment here.