Western Sydney University Hawkesbury

Hosted by Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Fri Dec 2 - Sunday Dec 4 2016

An inspiring three-day program!

Hosted By Dr Chris Turbill

Questions? (02) 4570 1623 - Email Us

About ANZSCPB 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ANZSCPB) is an unofficial society that meets annually at locations around Australia and New Zealand.

Diagram of energy flow in frogs

These meetings provide an opportunity for academics, researchers and students to present their recent work to an interested and friendly scientific audience. The aim of each meeting is to promote scientific excellence in comparative research in a socially enjoyable atmosphere.

The society has no constitution or membership fee but it is formally affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and to the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.

Join in at #ANZSCPB


Conference fee is inclusive of GST and is inclusive of registration BBQ and drinks (Thursday night), lunches and meeting dinner (Saturday).
Earlybird rates apply until October 1 2016.

  • Registration Fee
  • Conference Dinner (Sat)
  • Morning/Afternoon Teas
  • Lunches

Earlybird Student

  • Registration Fee
  • Conference Dinner (Sat)
  • Morning/Afternoon Teas
  • Lunches

Earlybird Academic

  • Registration Fee
  • Conference Dinner (Sat)
  • Morning/Afternoon Teas
  • Lunches

Standard Student

  • Registration Fee
  • Conference Dinner (Sat)
  • Morning/Afternoon Teas
  • Lunches

Standard Academic

  • Registration Fee
  • Conference Dinner (Sat)
  • Morning/Afternoon Teas
  • Lunches

Conference Schedule and Program

With three days of talks, events and activities, the 2016 Meeting will be an enjoyable and stimulating conference for the ANZSCPB.


On Thursday afternoon, you can register at Memorial Hall (R8) and then we will be hosting a wood-fired pizza dinner on Thursday evening.


* Students eligible for prizes are marked with an asterisk *.


Venue - Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall is a beautifully-restored conference venue set in the grounds of the iconic Hawkesbury campus.

A Rich History Since 1928

During World War 1 the then Hawkesbury Agricultural College had formed a Comforts Fund for the benefit of students at the front. Hundreds of "Comfort Boxes" - packages of luxury items such as tobacco, cakes, puddings, condensed milk - were sent by the College to serving soldiers to supplement army rations.

At the end of the war 300 pounds left from the Comfort Fund along with over 200 pounds raised by the Old Boys’ Union was used to fund the building of the Soldiers Memorial Hall. The official opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall at Hawkesbury was in 1928.

  • Memorial Hall
  • Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus 12th Anniversary
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Sarah Facey - HIE Student
Memorial Hall has been meticulously restored complete with polished timber floorboards, a large stage with curtains, a green room and two side wings with floor to ceiling glass walls.

Coffee and Food

There are two cafes on Hawkesbury campus, but these are only open on on the Friday. Cafe L2 and Jamaica Blue are both located at L2, in the middle of the campus near the Hawkesbury Institute.

Otherwise there are coffee shops in Richmond.

Tea and brewed coffee are provided as part of the conference catering on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just not the fancy-cappuccino style you might prefer.

Accommodation Options And Travel

On-Campus Accommodation at Hawkesbury

There are limited options for staying on-campus at Hawkesbury and these include the Western Sydney University Village or three private cottages.

We have booked two types of accommodation on the Hawkesbury campus but these can accommodate only up to 25 people in total.

The options are as follows:

  • Western Sydney University Village - there are four villas booked for use during the conference, each consisting of four single beds. Villas must be booked as a group of four (4) for the three nights of the conference at a price of $183.75 per person for three nights..
  • Private cottages on campus - three 3-bedroom cottages are available for individual or group bookings - if you wish to room with a friend, please mention this at the time of booking. Each cottage can accommodate four (4) people and bedroom configurations are Queen, Single and Single plus Single. These cottages are priced at $93.93 per person for three nights.

Bookings for either villas or cottages can be made by contacting Mrs Jenny Harvey on (02) 4570 1432 or on jenny.harvey@westernsydney.edu.au. Payment methods and details will be provided to you directly.

Hotel and Motel Accommodation In Richmond and Windsor

There are a variety of reasonably-priced accommodation options in Richmond and Windsor. These are located some distance from the conference venue however we are endeavouring to provide transportation options.

You can use the University Shuttle Bus from locations around Richmond (Richmond and East Richmond stations, Richmond Marketplace Shopping Centre.)

Flights and Transport Options To Get To Hawkesbury

Air Travel & Trains

The Hawkesbury campus is located approximately 60km from the Sydney Airport but is serviced with a direct train line, via Central station, to East Richmond or Richmond, then a short shuttle bus journey to the campus. Travel Planner

By Car

From the Sydney CBD/Airport the best route is to get onto the M7 Motorway and exit at the Richmond/Windsor exit, travel along Richmond Road and you will see the campus on your left after 20km.

Our Sponsors

The 2016 Meeting is made possible with the support of our partners and sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 Meeting, please contact us.

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
The Company Of Biologists

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