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About the Conference

5th -8th October – Longreach | Queensland

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangelands Society are excited to be hosting the NRM in the Rangelands Conference – shaping our future, 2021. The Rangelands cover about 80% of the Australian interior, spanning 3100 km east to west and 1400 km north to south. This vast region contains varied landscapes, including  savannas, woodlands, shrub lands grasslands and wetlands. Water supply is often sporadic with many river systems draining into internal lakes, in particular Lake Eyre.

Over the last seven years drought has affected much of the Rangelands and the focus has turned to improving future resilience of the environment, the communities and industry. The conference will showcase and share emerging ideas and innovations so we can collectively contribute to improving the condition of the Rangelands.

Held in Longreach, Queensland, you will have the chance to see first hand some of the new and innovative projects being delivered in this part of Australia’s rangelands.

Key Note Speakers

We are currently working on having a range of cutting edge and entertaining speakers to bring  a wide range of thoughts and ideas.

Panel Discussions

Engage with other conference attendees, learn from their experience or share your own. Find out what is working in the Rangelands.

Practical Applications

Come away with some ideas on how you can apply what you have heard to your business or organisation.

Featured Talks & Speakers

We have a full program ready to inform, inspire, challenge and equip you. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be part of the conversation, register today. 

Ross Garnaut

Ross is a world class speaker who advises in the political, economic and agricultural fields. He will provide great insight into what may lie ahead for the rangelands of Australia.

Dalene Wray

Managing Director of OBE Organic® Australia’s first exporter of certified organic beef. Dalene is a major force for improving the sustainability of the Australian beef industry.

Josh Gorringe

A proud Mithaka man, Josh has been instrumental in helping his indigenous community to deliver large projects that involve caring for the land. Josh will share on an exciting project he is delivering in partnership with the University of Queensland.

Accommodation can be at a premium in Longreach so we have a range of options for places to stay held for the conference. Please quote iButton Events or Rangelands Conference to get these rooms

Jumbuck Motel


An outdoor pool, a business centre, and laundry facilities are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided.

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Longreach Tourist Park


Longreach Tourist Park has always been a favourite with outback travellers. Bring your caravan or camper, or stay in our cabins and villas. You’ll enjoy a unique Longreach experience where the outback pioneering spirit embraces you from the moment you arrive

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Longreach Tourist Park


Longreach Tourist Park has always been a favourite with outback travellers. Bring your caravan or camper, or stay in our cabins and villas. You’ll enjoy a unique Longreach experience where the outback pioneering spirit embraces you from the moment you arrive

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The Albert Park


All  rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find room service, hair dryers, and showers.

Energise in the cold spa or enjoy an outdoor meal by the pool. Oasis Restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Sunday and offers a bar.

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The Staging Post


self-contained, air-conditioned rooms, all consisting of a queen bed, a kitchenette and ensuite. They are located in Magpie Lane, parallel to the main street of Longreach. The supermarket is only a stones throw away and restaurants and pubs are within walking distance.

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Camden Park Camping


Longreach’s newest camping spot with your own exclusive acre to park up on. Designed for self-sufficient campers, facilities currently on offer include a bush kitchen and toilet

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The Abajaz Motel


Choose from a range of bedding configurations to suit single guests, couples, families and groups. All rooms are serviced daily ensuring our guests are greeted with a fresh, welcoming space to relax and enjoy Longreach.

Pool and Barbecue, Continental Breakfast and Free WiFi.

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Saltbush Retreat


Saltbush Retreat’s rustic but beautiful accommodation reflects the unique textures and tones of Outback Queensland. The perfect base for your Outback holiday, our property is within walking distance of Longreach hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapes and a relaxing soak at our exclusive outdoor bath terrace

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Ilfracombe Caravan Park


All camping sites have power. This works out great for those that are tenting but want power to charge their phones, ipads etc, camper trailers that want some creature comforts and those of us that just love power for everyday things.


Longreach Motel


Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and Longreach Motel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

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Mitchell Grass Retreat


Take in stunning views from your canvas tent complete with power, air conditioning, beautiful ensuite and outdoor deck. Enjoy a walk through surrounding bushland, kayak the Thomson River and take time out for yourself.

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The Pastoral College


This budget accommodation has shared ammenities and is a great options for anyone on a budget at $70 a night. Please contact us on prue@ibutton.com.au to enquire.

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We are currently working on the details of the conference but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more up to date information.

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