Online registration for the World Parks Congress 2014 has now closed. If you wish to register for a single day or as a full delegate you must now register onsite at the Congress.

How to Register Onsite

The Registration Desk will be located in the Dome Foyer and will first open at 12pm on Wednesday 12 November. It will then be open each day of the Congress from 7am. Please complete a hard copy registration form at the New Registrations desk located just outside the foyer then see the staff at the main Registration Desk for processing. Payment must be made via credit card or in cash in Australian Dollars only.

Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Registration Type Standard
After 30 June 2014
IUCN and/or Commission Member and IUCN Staff Full Registration* $990
Non-Member Full Registration $1,210
Developing Countries Full Registration
(including IUCN and/or Commission Member and IUCN Staff)**
Indigenous Person Full Registration*** $385
Student Full Registration $385
IUCN and/or Commission Member and IUCN Staff Day Registration $220
Non-Member Day Registration $265
Developing Countries and Student Day Registration** $100
Accompanying Person Registration $330

* To be eligible for the member's rate you must be an IUCN and/or Commission Member. All members will be crossed checked for eligibility.
** Developing countries are low and middle income economies according to the World Bank list of economies.
*** Participants who identify as Indigenous persons in accordance with the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Full Registration Entitlements

  • Admission to all Congress Sessions
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Ticket to the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception*

Day Registration Entitlements

  • Admission to one (and only one) day of the Congress, including admission to the exhibition on that day

Accompanying Person Registration Entitlements

  • Ticket to the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception*
  • Ticket to the Closing Ceremony
  • Ticket to a Sydney Harbour Cruise*#
  • Access to the Congress Exhibition

#Once accompany person guest number exceeds chartered cruise capacity, tickets for a similar non-WPC 2014 chartered Sydney cruise will be provided.

*Please indicate attendance via the registration form

Please note, catering is not included in the registration fees.

Social Functions

Tickets to the social functions are not included in the registration fees unless specified otherwise. You may indicate your attendance at any of the social functions at the same time as registering.

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception - Wednesday 12 November 2014 Sydney Olympic Park

  • Inclusive ticket for full registration participants
  • Aditional ticket for partners & day participants: $75


All international delegates travelling to Australia will require a valid visa to be able to enter the country and attend the Congress. Once you have registered and paid to attend the Congress you will receive a confirmation letter and tax invoice which will suffice for your visa application.

It is suggested that you allow up to 2 months for your visa application to be processed (or 4 months if you have character or health concerns). For further information, please visit the Visa Information page of the website.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 1 October 2014

Cancellations must be notified in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations made by 1 October 2014 will result in a full refund less AU$150 to cover administration costs. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person by 1 October 2014 without incurring any cost penalty. Refunds for cancellations received after 1 October 2014 will only be made in exceptional circumstances. NB: Failure to obtain a travel visa will not warrant a refund. The Congress Secretariat must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers.


All best endeavors will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Congress and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the Congress, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committees and the Congress Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committees and the Congress Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Congress does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


Please direct all registration enquiries to:

Congress Secretariat

ICMS Australasia 
GPO Box 3270 
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: +61 2 9254 5000
Fax: +61 2 9251 3552


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