General Information

Child Care

Please note that no official arrangements have been made for child care during the conference.


Summer is generally a great time to visit Perth. Average maximum temperature is 29˚C and overnight is 16˚C.


All communication with registered delegates will be by email wherever an email address is provided. If you register and do not receive a confirmation either by email within five working days please contact the Conference Managers, Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 8 9389 1488 or email:


The information provided on the website is correct at time of publishing. The Organisers reserve the right to amend the program as circumstances dictate.


Conference Sessions: Business Casual


In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances SOAC 2019, the Conference Organising Committee, Host Organisations and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the meeting. The policy should include loss of fees/ deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the meeting secretariat nor the organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.


Please advise the Conference Manager either via the online registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed.

An additional fee and additional notice periods are incurred for kosher meals.


Parking within Perth city and UWA is open to the public and spaces are limited may be limited. Please read and follow the parking signs.


Please be advised that there may be a conference photographer photographing conference gatherings and sessions. People who do not wish to be photographed or have photos published should complete the photo disclaimer at the registration desk.

Smoking Policy

The West Australian Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Perth.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now open

Abstract Submission Fully Peer-Reviewed Abstract Closes:
8 March 2019

Abstract Submission Extended Abstract and Presentation Closes:
31 March 2019

PhD/ECR Symposium:
30 Nov – 2 Dec

SOAC Conference:
3 – 5 December

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Track Sponsors



Structure (Design/Architecture)

Housing and Social


Movement and Infrastructure

Silver Sponsor

Lanyard & Name Badge Sponsor

ECR Scholarship Sponsor

Conference Supporters