Social Events

See below for details of the official social events at AOC2019. Register for the conference dinner through the registration portal.


Ice-breaker event

6:00 pm

July 2, 2019

Market and film at the George Brown Botanic Gardens.

FREE Event


Bird trivia night

6:30 pm

July 3, 2019

An NT style trivia night at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club

FREE Event


Conference Dinner

6:00 pm

July 4, 2019

Dress to impress (Darwin style) for a night of food and fun at Crocosaurus Cove

$40 AUD for delegates, $80 AUD for non-delegates 

Icebreaker event - 2nd July


Join us for a casual icebreaker evening at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens for a mini market and movie night! Arrive early for some birdwatching


Come down to the Botanic Gardens from 6 pm to take a look at the craft stalls for some local handmade products and grab a bit to eat from the food stalls from the ‘Mini Malak Markets’. Darwin proudly represents cuisines from all of the world and the food stalls will be offering some fantastic meals with local, fresh and organic produce. Malak marketplace boasts the first eco-friendly markets in Darwin. For more info on Malak Markets go to


After you check out the stalls and settle down to tuck into your local taste sensation, we will be showing the movie ‘The Big Year’ on the solar screen from 7:30 pm. Featuring Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black, ‘The Big Year’ follows each characters’ adventure across North America in a quest to count more species of birds than each other. A funny classic that will set the scene for the AOC 2019 in Darwin.  


Australasian Ornithological Conference Icebreaker Event 2019

Location: George Brown Botanic Gardens,  Gilruth Ave & Gardens Rd, The Gardens, Darwin

Time: 6:00 pm start, movie screening from 7:30 pm

Free event, excluding food and drink



Bird Trivia NT Style - 3rd July


A fun and relaxed evening where your ‘bird species’ name will come in handy! You will form your team according to the species that you’ve been allocated to join forces to see which species will reign champions of Bird Trivia AOC Darwin 2019. Will it be the waders, finches, honeyeaters or something else?


Join us at the Darwin Trailer boat club from 6:30 pm. There is a restaurant and bar available. Bird Trivia will begin at 7:30 pm sharp! Hosting the evening is one of the NT’s favourite conservationist Ian Morris. Ian is a biologist, educator, conservationist and author not to mention a very genuine, humourous and all round nice guy! Ian’s history in the NT extends to his involvement with the establishment of Kakadu as a National Park back in the ’70s. His work with Aboriginal traditional owners in both Kakadu and Arnhemland has been extensive and has resulted in connecting traditional knowledge and culture with modern day science in relation to all animals.


Australasian Ornithological Conference Trivia Night 2019

Location: Trailer Boat Club,  8 Atkins Dr, Fannie Bay, Darwin

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:30pm sharp start

Free event, excluding food and drink


AOC Darwin 2019 Conference dinner - 4th July


Dress to impress (Darwin Style) for the AOC 2019 conference dinner held at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin city.  Join us for a special evening to celebrate the conference in one of the most iconic locations in Australia – Darwin – Northern Territory. There will be unique entertainment in the form of crocodiles and other local wildlife to keep the night interesting. You won’t want to miss out on this event so book your tickets now. Limited seats do apply.


Australasian Ornithological Conference Dinner 2019

Location: Crocosaurus Cove, 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin

Time: 6pm – 9pm

$40 AUD for delegates, $80 for non-delegates (partners etc.)

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