Engineers Australia

13th Australia & New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference

This event has been postponed — a revised date will be nominated

Call for Registration & Attendance

The Australian Geomechanics Society and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society invite you to attend the 13th Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference (13YGPC Cairns).

The 13YGPC is for geotechnical professionals from Australia and New Zealand 35 years old and younger. It is designed for all attendees to present a technical paper on any topic of interest/experience relating to the field of geomechanics or geotechnical engineering.

Please complete the registration form attached to this call for registration and attendance.

50 papers related to geotechnical practice or research have been selected to present during the conference on the basis of the quality and relevance of their abstracts.

The Don Douglas Youth Fellowship Award

The fellowship is awarded to the author of the most outstanding papers at an ANZ Young Geotechnical Professional Conference. The recipient must be a member of the AGS and be below the age of 35 at the end of September 2021. A committee consisting of 2 members of the conference organising committee and 2 senior geotechnical professionals in attendance at the conference will judge the award.

The Don Douglas Youth fellowship carries a cash amount of $4,000. The cash component is for reimbursement of expenses incurred in attending the next International Young Geotechnical Professional’s Conference following the award. This conference will be in Sydney in September 2021.

NZGS Young Geotechnical Professionals Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to the author of the best paper by a New Zealand representative at each Australia-New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals conference. The recipient must be a member of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society and be below the age of 35 at the time of presenting the paper at the conference.

Field Trip on Friday 24 July
8.00am to 12.30pm

There is a field trip lasting 4.5 hours on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and bus trip that is sponsored by Golder Associates. Please refer to the flyer attached for details. To confirm booking numbers, we need to confirm attendance and return trip options, please tick your preferred option in the registration form below.


Accommodation and conference venue is provided by Hilton Hotel in downtown Cairns. We have negotiated preferential rates for the conference attendees. Accommodation is provided in the registration costs for 21-24 July 2020. If you wish to stay longer, you can book through [email protected] and notify them that you are part of the 13YGPC when reserving to get the special rate.