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

The AUS/EAFU conference will be held from Wednesday 17 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.

Registrations to attend the 2017 AUS National Conference will open early March. 

As conference details are finalised, informaiton will be available to delegates via this website.

The AUS team are excited to be back on the beautiful Gold Coast this year and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

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: Tuesday 25 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


Registration & Cost


Conference Packages

Conference Package - $TBC


  • Conference Registration (2 days: Wednesday 17 May - Thursday 18 May 2017)
  • Ticket to the Black Tie Gala Dinner on Wednesday 17 May (Marriott Resort ballroom)
  • 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

AUS Member Subsidy:

AUS members are eligible for 2 x $TBC 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. Upon finalisation of the conference schedule, subsidy details will be provided members. 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 and is charged at a rate of $TBC per person per night (including breakfast) for own room accommodation.  All accommodation is subject to availability. 


All meals are included in the registration and accommodation costs. 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.

Guest Speakers

Australian University Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport are currently finalising the conference schedule and expect that a full list of speakers will be confirmed upon the opening of registrations (beginning of March). 





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. 

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


A full schedule will be availbale for download beginning of March 2017



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