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The official Opening Session of the 40th ASSCT Conference will commence at 9am at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), Alfred Street, Mackay, Queensland on Wednesday 18th April 2018.  All General, Manufacturing and Agricultural sessions will follow at the same site, concluding in the afternoon, Friday 20th April 2018.

The welcome function will be held the evening before the official opening, commencing at 5pm (Tuesday 17th April) at the MECC, Mackay.

The registration for Full/Associate Members & Delegates of Supporting Members will be $350 but this increases to $390 for payments after 13th March 2018. Life Members registration is $280 increasing to $320 after 13th March 2018 and the registration for Non-Members will be $400 increasing to $440 after 13th March 2018.  On-site registration is available on Sugar Tuesday 17th April 2018 in the afternoon at the MECC. The registration fee provides entry to all Conference sessions, the Welcome Function and Conference Dinner, morning and afternoon teas and lunches on Sugar Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and morning tea and lunch on Friday. The fee also covers bus transport for the Conference tours & social functions. A separate partners’ program has been arranged for partners who are not attending the Conference technical sessions. For delegates and partners not registering for the Conference, tickets are available for the two social functions at individual cost.

• Welcome Cocktail Function (Tues) at the MECC - $60.

• Gala Dinner (Thurs) at The Big Shed, Mackay Showgrounds - $100.


The 40th ASSCT conference will be held in Mackay 18-20th April 2017 at the MECC - continuing the tradition of providing a valuable industry technology forum. In 2018, Sugar Tuesday will again be staged on Tuesday 17th April with demonstration of new technologies, informal discussions around technology application and practical modifications to farm machinery. This information day exploits the opportunity provided by the gathering of leading technologists from around the country - and promises to provide an even better value proposition for those attending the conference. The ASSCT conference will remain the pinnacle of the week. It is hoped that Sugar Week will continue to develop, providing greater opportunity for industry technologists and industry personnel in general to interact in areas not directly related to the reporting of research results. More information is available here.

Download Conference registration form here.

Online registration has now closed, please register at the conference.

Download Conference Day registration form here.



All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane regardless of the length of stay.  You are urged to apply for a visa not less than 6-8 weeks prior to travel.  More information is available here.


The ASSCT has a commitment to create an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of staff and conference attendees are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.  A copy of the ASSCT Policy on discrimination and sexual harassment can be found here.

Download ASSCT Policy on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment here.