The registration fees include the Australian Goods & Services Tax (GST).  As the Congress services are provided in Australia overseas delegates are unable to claim a refund of the GST when you depart.  You can claim a refund of the GST paid on goods purchased in Australia, and taken out of the country when you depart.

Payment can be made via Visa, Mastercard or EFT Bank Transfer

IFMA Membership

All full Congress attendees must be a paid member of the International Farm Management Association.  The membership fee can be paid during the registration process (2 years AUD$160) or via the IFMA website (1 year £40).

If you are renewing your existing membership you will need your membership number and membership renewal code, if you do not know your code please contact IFMA Secretary, email 

Before proceeding with the registration process, please decide on your Field Trip choices that are described below.

If you have any questions regarding your registration please contact

Full Congress Registration

  • Standard – AUD$1,550 Inc GST

The full Congress Registration includes:

  • All sessions
  • Welcome Reception
  • Casual Dinner
  • Growing Agriculture Dinner
  • Banquet Dinner
  • Field Tour on Tuesday & Thursday

3 Day Registration

Wednesday 6 March – Friday 8 March

  • Standard – AUD$1,165 Inc GST

The 3 Day Registration includes:

  • All sessions on Wednesday and Friday
  • Growing Agriculture Dinner
  • Banquet Dinner
  • Field Tour on Thursday

Accompanying Person

  • Standard – AUD$1,040 Inc GST

The Accompanying Person Registration includes:

  • Program on Monday and Friday
  • Welcome Reception
  • Casual Dinner
  • Banquet Dinner
  • Field tour on Tuesday and Thursday

If you need to register more than one accompanying person, please contact 

Day Registrations

  • AUD$600 Inc GST

Day Registrations include:

  • All sessions on the selected day
  • The social function for that day
  • Field Tour – if Tuesday or Thursday registrations are purchased

Next Gens Program

Next Gens Registration

– Standard – AUD$1,400 Inc GST

The Next Gens Registration includes:

– Next Gen Program held on 2 & 3 March
All sessions
Welcome Reception
Casual Dinner
Growing Agriculture Dinner
Banquet Dinner
Field Tour on Tuesday & Thursday

To apply for a Next Gen registration please click here.

Successful applicants will be advised in October 2018.

Field Tours

Field Tour 1 – North East – diversification & tourism

Hear about the management of native and plantation forests in Tasmania and view it’s fit within a stunning landscape , then visit an agricultural science graduate who has grown a very successful cropping and grazing business.  Then visit properties where development and diversification have delivered new enterprises including a vineyard and winery, producing cool-climate wines for which Tasmania is developing a reputation for high quality.

Field Tour 2 – Cressy – mixed grazing and cropping

The Cressy district at the base of the soaring Western Tiers has roots in the wool industry and developed further in 1971 with the construction of a channel supplying water for irrigation.  See examples of the results of this development, visiting a mixed farming business, and Bejo Seeds (an international company producing vegetable seeds).  We will also visit a large berry and seed producing farm nearby.

Field Tour 3 – Northern Midlands – wool, cherries and conservation

Tasmania is well known for fine wool production and the Midlands is it’s heartland.  We will visit farmers producing wool for specific markets, while carefully enhancing and expanding plantings of native vegetation and conserving high value native grasslands.  In the same district, visit a landowner who has diversified into cherry production in an area where cherries have not previously been grown.

Field Tour 4 –  Deloraine – three ways to increase dairying profitability

Amidst scenic hills and productive flats visit three properties working to increase profitability, one by being an efficient and low cost commodity producer, the second installing robotic milking equipment to reduce labour costs for cows grazing outdoors, and the third producing specialty cheese and other dairy products, with a farm shop.

Field Tour 5 – North West – diversification and intensive cropping

The North West area of Tasmania is highly valued for intensive cropping due to a mild climate and excellent volcanic soils (Krasnozems).  In this rich landscape of green growth and red soil, cropping is very diversified.  Hear about Tasmanian Food Company branded products (chicken, wasabi, goat milk produce), vegetable farming and visit Botanical Resources Australia, the world’s largest producer of natural pyrethrum for insecticides.

Field Tour 6 –  North West – protected horticulture

Venture inside and under cover to visit farming businesses producing tomatoes and similar crops, and seedings for vegetable growers and forestry.  Lunch at a pick-your-own and commercial berry farm.

Field Tour 7 –  North West – technology and research

Visit an international private agricultural research business, a business producing seed potatoes from superior varieties by tissue-culture, and visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture research station to see and hear about soil management and precision agriculture.

Field Tour 8 – Cressy – farm transition

We will take delegates to three farming businesses where the Next Generation has undertaken a transition to management; featuring mixed farming with grazing, mixed cropping and prime lambs, specialist lamb production and other new developments.

Pre and Post Congress Tours

Pre Congress Tour

Delegates taking part in the Pre-Congress tour will convene at the Best Western Hotel in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, for dinner on the evening of Sunday 24th February.  You will be accommodated at this hotel until the night of Thursday 28th.  Day trips will be to farms and tourist sites around Hobart and the southern areas of Tasmania.  On Friday and Saturday, the tour travels up the east coast of Tasmania, arriving in Launceston on Sunday 8th for lunch.

The tour is being provided by Quadrant Tours, an experienced provider of farm-oriented tours in Australia.

Post Congress tour

The Post Congress tour starts from Melbourne airport (Tullamarine) at 9:45 am on Saturday 9th March, and will take delegates through Victoria and New South Wales, to arrive in Sydney on the night of Thursday 14th March, so delegates can depart from Sydney after breakfast on Friday 15th.

Delegates may leave Launceston in the afternoon of Friday 8th and either stay at an airport hotel, or stay overnight in a hotel in the city, meeting the tour in the city Saturday morning.  Alternatively, there are flights early in the morning of Saturday; allow 65 to 75 minutes flight time.

The tour is being provided by Quadrant Tours, an experienced provider of farm-oriented tours in Australia.


Invitations to attend the Congress

We can provide an invitation to attend the Congress, but you will need to complete the registration form and make payment (by Credit card or Bank transfer) before you can attend.  Once we have received your payment we will confirm your registration and payment.  You will also need to make your own accommodation arrangements.  IFMA22 will not be responsible for any of your travel, attendance, living or lodging costs.

If you are do not possess an Australian or New Zealand passport you will need a Visa before entering Australia.


We have reserved rooms at the Hotel Grand Chancellor (the venue for the Congress) – available on a first in basis, and there are other options listed below.  All are within 5-10 minutes walking distance of the Grand Chancellor.

Next Gens are invited to hosting on farms near Launceston.  If you would like to take up this option, please mark this box and we will attempt to find a host.  Places are limited.

For further information please click here.

Congress proceedings  

All papers and presentations will be available to members on the IFMA web site after the Congress.  Only IFMA members will have access to the proceedings.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy

Payment is due within 7 days of submitting your registration. If you are registering within 21 days of the conference you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online.

Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card a receipt will also be attached.

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include GST.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out appropriate insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

Neither the Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Credit Card Payments

Credit card charges appear as Conference Design Pty Ltd on your card statement. When using the online payment system credit cards are processed directly by ANZ eGate and Conference Design does not store or transmit your credit card details. ANZ eGate is a secure and PCI compliant platform.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled up to 60 days prior to the Conference will be eligible for a full refund where payment was made online by credit card. In all other cases a $150 cancellation fee will be charged. All cancellations must be advised via email to Conference Design.

Cancellations notified after this date will not be eligible for any refund, however another person may attend the Conference.


Due to strict visa requirements for the countries listed below, registrations and presentations will not be confirmed until the applicant has obtained a visa.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cóte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Algeria, Libya, Egypt.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT Reference shown on your Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email Conference Design the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference.

  • BSB: 017 324
  • Account #: 1085 82575
  • Account Name: Conference Design Pty Ltd
  • Bank: ANZ, Sandy Bay Branch
  • Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Conference Cancellation or Postponement

The members of the Committee and Conference Design Pty Ltd do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event of the Conference being cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen event or any other event that renders performance of this conference inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

An unforeseen event shall include, but shall not be limited to: an Act of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

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The objective of the International Farm Management Association is to further the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the world. The IFMA is a non profit-making organisation and currently the Association has members in over 50 countries.

Congress Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the Congress.

Photography Credits

Tourism Tasmania, Barnbougle Dunes, Ray Joyce, Health Holden, Graham Freeman, Joe Shemesh, Glenn Gibson, Hobart City Council, Nick Osborne, National Trust Tasmania, Dale Baldwin, Brian Dullaghan, Rob Burnett, Alistair Bett, Alice Bennett, Wai Nang Poon, Chris Crerar, Kathy Leahy, Flow Mountain Bike, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, James Bowden, Masaaki Aihara, Sean Feennessy, Bruce Irwin, Liz Knox