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Second Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference

7-10 February 2012, Mildura, Victoria, 2012


Members and the regolith geoscience community are invited to attend the Second ARGA Conference to be held in Mildura, Victoria, in 2012. The ARGA conference will coincide with the Australian Clay Minerals Society (ACMS) Conference - more regolith bang for your buck! Registration includes an automatic 4 year ARGA membership if you are not already a member.

Key dates and costs

  • Applications for student bursaries: apply using the registration form by 14th December 2012. Only presenting students may apply.
  • Submission of extended abstracts: 14th December 2011.
  • Early bird registration: until 31st December 2011.
  • Conference registration fee: $280.00.
  • Late registration fee: $20.00.
  • Post-conference field trip: $55.00.
  • Paypal merchant fee if using credit card option: $7.50
  • Conference: Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th February 2012.

Draft itinerary

  • Tuesday 7th February: Conference opening day, presentations, The Quality Hotel Mildura Grand.
  • Wednesday 8th February: Field day - Mungo National Park, Arumpo bentonite mine and Iluka heavy mineral sand mine. Conference dinner on the Murray River!
  • Thursday 9th February: conference presentations day 2.
  • Friday 10th February: optional post-conference Mildura area field trip led by Richard Creswell.


The Quality Hotel Mildura Grand ( Seventh Street, Mildura Victoria 3500. Toll free bookings phone 1800 034 228, or
Tel: (03) 5023 0511, Fax: (03) 5022 1801.


Please download the registration form below and return completed to:

The ARGA Secretary
PO Box 3146
Rundle Mall
South Australia 5000


Registration costs $280 and includes the conference program, conference field trip and the conference dinner. The post-conference field trip will be $extra$. Note the extra costs for accompanying persons. Payment may be made by cheque, EFT or credit card (note the xtra costs associated with this). Payment options are included on the registration form.

Students wishing to present a talk or poster attend free, and should contact ARGA to learn about travel bursaries.


Delegates attending under the ARGA banner are invited submit an extended abstract using the ARGA abstract template provided. Extended abstracts may be up to 4 pages long and may contain full colour images and illustrations. Extended abstracts will be co-published with abstracts submitted by ACMS authors in the conference proceedings. Extended abstracts submitted by ARGA members will be published on the ARGA website after the conference.

Download the MS Word 97/2000 abstract template below.


A range of accommodation options for all budgets are available at or near the conference venue. See for more options.


V-Line trains run from Melbourne to Mildura daily and regular coach services operate between all Australian capitals cities and Adelaide, with transfers to Mildura, or pass through Mildura from eastern state capitals. Mildura airport is serviced by Rex Airlines with connections to Adelaide and Melbourne. A number of delegates will be travelling from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, and may be amenable to share costs for travel in private vehicles. Note: private vehicle owners should have all relevent insurances.


ARGA Conference 2012 invitation (MS Word 97-2003 document)
ARGA Conference 2012 invitation (Adobe PDF)
ARGA Conference 2012 registration form (MS Word 97-2003 document)
ARGA Conference 2012 registration form (Adobe PDF)
ARGA Conference 2012 abstract template (MS Word 97-2003 document)
ARGA Conference student bursary information (Adobe PDF)
ARGA Conference student bursary application form (MS Word 97-2003 document)
ARGA Conference student bursary application form (Adobe PDF)

Conference photos

John Keeling

Stephanie McLennan

Other Conferences

Keep your eye out for the Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group (ANZGG) conference 2012

Previous conferences

First Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference

Click here to see the details of the First ARGA Conference, 21-27 February 2010, Arkaroola Wilderness Resort, South Australia.

Photographs from the conference. See our Facebook site for more photos


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