Fraser Island Biennial Conferences

Community, Culture and Collaborations – Saturday 31st August 2019

8th Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference
This event is a collaboration between the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation.
Fraser Coast Campus University of the Sunshine Coast

Download the details: Date Claimer K’gari CCC Conference 2019

Conference Poster

History of Biennial Fraser Island Conferences

Fraser Island is a World Heritage site that deserving more study because of its Outstanding Universal Value and its fragility.  It is a natural laboratory for a wide range of environmental studies.  The results of those studies undertaken need to be communicated to the public because better appreciation fosters better care and management.  That has remained FIDO’s objective in continuing to organise these conferences.





8th 2019 Community, Culture and Collaborations University Sunshine Coast Fraser Coast
7th 2017 Time, Tide and Tourism University Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
6th 2015 Sand, Sea, Sun University Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
5th 2013 A Natural Laboratory Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Brisbane
4th 2011 FIDO @ 40 Walkabout Creek The Gap
3rd 2009 Shifting Sands Walkabout Creek The Gap
2nd 2006 True Grit University Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
1st 2004 Fraser Island 20-20 Vision Noosa Lakes Resort Noosa


It is proposed to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Fraser Island’s World Heritage listing (1992) at the 7th Biennial Fraser Island Conference in August 2017 on the theme “Time, Tide and Tourism”.  Anyone wishing to make a presentation at this conference is invited to contact the Conference convenor at