ACT Woodlands Forum

Woodlands at sunrise

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise.

ACT Woodlands Forum: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June 2018.

The ACT's woodlands are the biggest and best in Australia and the research that has been happening is world class. Please join us at a free forum to share knowledge and learnings about woodlands and woodland species in our region.

Are you a researcher, community volunteer, landholder, or just interested in woodlands? Join us to find out what's going on in our local woodlands and share your knowledge.

For one night and one day explore the research and science to find out more about our woodlands now and in the future including woodland management in the ACT moving forwards.

Program outline

The forum will include an evening session on 27 June and a full day on 28 June.

Wednesday 27 June (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

Welcome to Country and introductory remarks.

Conversation on our vision for grassy Woodlands will be led by ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Professor Kate Auty and include Australian Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Sally Box.

Drinks, canapes and networking.

Thursday 28 June (9:00am to 4:30pm)

Session One: Keynote presentations

Session Two: 10 minute presentations

Session Three: Speed talks and posters

Session Four: Panel discussion

(includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea between sessions)


You can register for the forum through Eventbrite.

This is a free event, but places are limited so please register for the sessions you are interested in. The forum includes an evening session on 27 June and an all-day session on 28 June. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

Both sessions are catered, so please indicate any dietary requirements upon registration.

Venue information, transport and parking


The Ann Harding Centre is located at the University of Canberra on University Drive South (off Haydon Drive). A map of the university is available here. The centre is marked as Building 24 on the map.

Public transport

Visit the Transport Canberra web site for a list of bus routes that go to the University.

Active travel

Bike & Ride is an easy, environmentally friendly and healthy way to combine bike and bus travel.

The University provides bicycle hoops and shelters for bike storage across the campus.

Parking at UC

All day pay parking is available near the venue for $11.00 a day (8am to 6pm). Parking after 6pm is free.

Free parking is available on the campus for people with a valid Australian Disability Parking Permit or a Temporary Australian Disability Parking Permit.

View the University parking facilities map.

More information

For more informaiton please email