Key Dates


Call for Abstracts Close 30 May 2017
Notification to Authors 14 June 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline 30 June 2017
Welcome Reception 6 August 2017
First Conference Session 7 August 2017
Trade Exhibition Opens 7 August 2017
ARPS AGM 7 August 2017
Conference Dinner 8 August 2017
Final Conference Session 9 August 2017
Post Conference Tour 10 August 2017

The New South Wales branch of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society is pleased to host the 42nd ARPS Conference. Scheduled to take place from 6 – 9  August 2017, in the beach side city of Wollongong.

With the theme “Science and the Art of Radiation Protection: Broadening the Horizon” the conference aims to enrich understanding of non-ionising and ionising radiation, highlight the importance of effective communication and stakeholder involvement, showcase new technologies, and generate discussion across a broad range of radiation protection aspects from ethics to environment to industry.



Organising committee:

Nicole Willetts – The Children’s Hospital Westmead (Convenor Chair)
Robert Blackley – ANSTO
Cameron Jeffries – St Vincent’s Hospital
Tina Paneras – ANSTO
Alison Parkes – MARPS
John Bus – ANSTO
Andrew Popp – ANSTO
Alice Caldwell – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Bill Bartolo – Bartolo Safety Management Service

Program at a Glance


Welcome Reception

Conference Sessions

Annual General Meeting

Conference Sessions

Conference Dinner

Conference Sessions

Technical Tour – ANSTO


Dr Andrew Karam

Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

Dr Yasuhiro Uezu

George Anastas

Prof Dariusz Leszczynski

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Wollongong?

There is no airport at Wollongong. Interstate and International travellers will need to fly to Sydney Airport and then travel to Wollongong via Train, Bus or hire car. Drive From Sydney: Wollongong is an easy 80 minute drive from the Sydney CBD and airports via the Princes Motorway (M1) or a 60 minute drive from...

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Where is the conference venue?

The conference is being held at the Novotel Wollongong North Beach, 2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong.

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How do I pay for my accommodation?

If you have booked your accommodation through the conference your credit card details have been transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel. Your credit card will not be charged until you check out. If you have any queries relating to your accommodation booking, please see...

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Banking Hours

Banking hours in Wollongong are: 9.30am-4pm Monday to Thursday, 9.30am-5pm Friday. Most banks provide convenient automatic teller machines. Foreign currency exchange is available during trading hours.There is an ATM located in the foyer of the Novotel Wollongong.

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Travel Information


Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach hotel right opposite the surf-patrolled beach. Your welcoming modern room’s panorama windows make the most of superb sea and mountain views. A surf or a beachfront jog and a delicious buffet breakfast with a Pacific Ocean backdrop get your day off to a sunny start at Novotel.

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Must Do In Wollongong

Wollongong is filled to the brim with great activities and attractions to suit any and all lifestyles and interests. Where in the world can you skydive, hang glide, surf and go for a crazy fighter jet adventure flight all in the one place? Wollongong!

Getting There

Located just 80 kilometres south of Sydney, travelling to Wollongong can be as fun and adventurous or as quick and streamlined as you like. Take the Grand Pacific Drive and experience coastal rainforests, quaint seaside villages and the 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge all on your way into Wollongong.

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