The Abstract Submission deadline (Monday 30th October 2017) has now passed. The online submission of abstracts is no longer available.

Late submissions will be accepted, however there is no guarantee that late submissions will be reviewed. To submit a late abstract, please email your submission to Please include your abstract (maximum of 300 words) prepared using this Abstract template as well as full contact details and biographies (max 50 words each) for all presenting authors. Please click here to view the Call for Abstracts document.

If accepted, all presenting authors will need to register and pay to attend the conference, at least for the day of the presentation. The deadline for presenters to register is Friday 23rd March 2018.

Full Presentation Papers

If you wish to provide a 25 Minute Presentation you must provide a paper or an extended abstract before the conference.

Papers will be published electronically on the Floodplain Management Australia website, Members’ Section, following the conclusion of the conference. They will be publically available 12 months after the Conference. Guidelines on Full Paper submission will be distributed if your abstract is accepted. The deadline for Full Paper submission is Friday 27th April 2018.

Presentations will be published on the Floodplain Management Australia website following the conclusion of the conference

Optional peer review evaluation

As an additional option for authors where publishing is an important element, full papers can be submitted for peer review refereeing by Friday 16th February 2018. Authors will be advised of acceptance and/or any changes needed by Friday 30th March 2018. Acceptance of abstracts for conference presentation does not depend on submission for peer review. If you would like to take have your full paper peer reviewed, please type "Peer Review" in additional comments when submitting your abstract. (Please see step 10 above).

Unless specifically noted Conference Papers and Presentations have not been peer reviewed. The information, opinions and recommendations containted in Conference Papers and Presentations are those of the authors, and are not necessarily endorsed by Floodplain Management Australia (FMA). FMA makes no claims as to the accuracy of infomation contained in Conference Papers and Presentations. Readers must exercise their own judgement as to the suitability of the material for their purposes, and should contact the authors if clarification is required.


Critical Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline : Monday 30th October 2017
  • Presenter Notification : Friday 15th December 2017
  • Peer Review Submission Deadline : Friday 16th February 2018
  • Early and Author Registration Deadline: Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Full Paper Submission (not being peer reviewed): Friday 27th April 2018