Welcome to AusBiotech 2016, Australia’s life sciences conference. AusBiotech 2016 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 24 – 26 October 2016.

This year, the conference is one of three major events being held as part of the International BioFest 2016, Australia’s largest-ever gathering of the entire biotech ecosystem in one place in one week. Download the International BioFest week overview here.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.


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Melbourne accommodation in October is booking up fast, with the city’s popular Derby Day held the weekend following International BioFest. AusBiotech has negotiated a number of special rates for hotels within walking distance of the Melbourne Convention Centre and discounts of up to $120 per night are offered when booking direct.

Contact the AusBiotech reservation team to arrange your accommodation today.



AusBiotech will be held as part of the International BioFest 2016 which is the largest-ever gathering of the life sciences in Australia, a not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet the entire biotech ecosystem in one place in one week.

Registration is now open. Click here to book.

Your options include:

  • Gold registration to attend all three BioFest events: International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS 2016), AusBiotech 2016 and Australia Biotech Invest 2016. Access all areas, networking events and AusPartnering business matching.
  • Silver registration to attend IBS 2016 and AusBiotech 2016, the BioIndustry Exhibition, related events and AusPartnering.
  • Single event registration to attend one of the International BioFest conferences of your choice, with associated exhibition and events, and access to AusPartnering,
  • Day pass registration is available for IBS 2016 or AusBiotech 2016.

Note: BioFest gala dinner tickets can be purchased with any registration for just $98 each. Accommodation can also be booked during registration.

View full details to select your option here.

For enquiries, please contact the AusBiotech Events Team, email events@ausbiotech.org  or tel. 03 9828 1400.



Over 2,000 delegates from across the global biotechnology industry are expected to attend AusBiotech 2016 in Melbourne, as part of the International BioFest 2016. Partnering with AusBiotech 2016 will provide direct communication of your organisation’s product or services to delegates and key decision makers.

Visit the Partnership page where you can download the sponsor opportunities brochure. Packages are available for various levels of branding and budget and will be tailored to your company’s requirements. Many of the AusBiotech 2016 opportunities offer the bonus of additional branding and promotion at the International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS 2016), a concurrent conference of the International BioFest 2016. 






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