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In 2017, Australian University Sport is pleased to partner with the Australian Institute of Sport to present the Australian University Sport and Elite Athlete Friendly University combined National Conference.

The AUS/EAFU conference will be held from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May 2017 at Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The conference is the only event of its kind in Australia that unites sport management professionals for an intelligent and informed annual discussion of issues that drive the university sport sector.

Delegates will enjoy professional development and networking opportunities ideal for university sport leaders from CEOs to sport managers and officers, as well as marketing or high performance professionals. The event will also include the AUS annual general meeting.

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For further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact:

Donna Spethman: AUS General Manager - Education Training and Risk

Annual General Meeting

This is notification to all members that the Australian University Sport (AUS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held:

  • 1:30pm Tuesday 16 May 2017
  • Marriott Resort | 158 Ferny Ave |Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

In accordance with the AUS constitutional requirements (refer to Clause 18.4 of the AUS Constitution, Meeting Requirements and Procedures) all document relating to the 25th AGM Agenda will be released here:

  • Notice of Meeting and Call for Nominations for Elected Directors and Life Membership - 60 Day Notice: Friday 17 March 2017
  • AGM Agenda circulated - 21 Day Notice: Monday 24 April 2017
  • 25th AUS AGM Agenda and supporting documentation
  • AGM Member Delegate Attendance - Registration
  • AGM Proxy Vote Form

Please be aware of the following deadline(s):

  • Proposed alterations to the rules to be received by the CEO (50 days prior to AGM): Monday 27 March 2017
  • AGM & National Conference Registrations close: Friday 28 April 2016
  • Nominations for Elections and Advice of any Items of Business to be received by the CEO (30 days prior to AGM): Sunday 16 April 2017

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Registration & Cost

Conference Packages

Conference Package - $750


  • Lunch and AGM attendance on Tuesday 16 May 
  • Ticket to Black Tie Gala Dinner on Tuesday 16 May
  • Conference registration for Wednesday 17 May - Thursday 18 May
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Wednesday 17 May
  • Morning tea and lunch on Thursday 18 May
  • Conference welcome pack
  • Access to all speakes and streams
  • Use of the conference app

AUS member subsidy:

AUS members are eligible for 2 x $350 subsidised registrations per university. The discount codes will be emailed to each university CEO and/or Sport Manager and can be applied at the payment page at the completion of the online registration process.  

EAFU subsidy:

Specific subsidies will be available for EAFU delegates. EAFU delegates will receive discount codes to be applied at the payment page at the completion of the online registraiton process. 


Accommodation can be booked as a part of the registration process. AUS have secured a special rate with the Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise for Conference delegates. All accommodation is subject to availability. Accommodation options include:

  • Hinterland view guest room - room only $220 (one queen bed)
  • Hinterland view guest room including breakfast for one (one queen bed)
  • Hinterland view guest room including breakfast for two $270 (twin share)

Dietary requirements:

Please advise of any dietary requirements as a part of your registration.


Flights are not included in the conference fee and are to be booked by the individual/member.

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Guest Speakers

Alex Malley

Alex Malley

Alex Malley is the chief executive of CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with 19 offices globally and more than 160,000 members worldwide. He also heads its financial services subsidiary business, CPA Australia Advice.

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Cheryl Hambly

Cheryl Hambly

Cheryl is a Senior Manager with the RiskLogic Resilience practice. For the past 10 years, Cheryl has delivered highly successful Critical Incident Management, Emergency Management, Crisis Management and Business Continuity programs for RiskLogic clients. 

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Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a best-selling author and international thought leader in human potential who is passionate about empowering people to engage in bigger conversations, take braver risks and lead more purposeful lives.

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Paul Wylleman

Paul Wylleman

With a Ph.D in Psychology, Paul is a Professor at the University of Brussels and has over twenty five years’ experience providing support to elite and Olympic athletes.

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The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable hotel experience for guests here on the Gold Coast. Tucked amidst sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches, and cascading waterfalls, their 304 room fully integrated resort offers amenities to please everyone - from quiet pool zones and unique aquatic experiences to bike rentals and a short walk to the beach. Their immaculately appointed hotel accommodation offers floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and pillow top mattresses. Step out onto your balcony and revel in the beauty of your Gold Coast surroundings. Treat yourself to superb cuisine at Misono, Citrique, or Chapter & Verse bar and lounge, or book a day of pampering at Ruby Spa.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is an easy 35 minute drive from Coolangatta airport and situated within easy walking distance of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

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A list of approved presentations will be made available post conference for download. 

  • ASC
  • AIS
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Stay Oz
  • Red Bull
  • Kukri
  • Mainfreight
  • Virgin Australia